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Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of MEDI-517P in Healthy Adult Female Volunteers Who Are HPV-16 or HPV-18 DNA Positive

This study has been completed.
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MedImmune LLC Identifier:
First received: December 8, 2005
Last updated: January 7, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The primary objective of this study is to describe the safety of 40 mg MEDI-517, with a control of aluminum hydroxide, when given to healthy adult women who have evidence of HPV-16 and/or HPV-18 DNA detected in cervical brushings.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: MEDI 517
Other: Aluminum hydroxide
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of MEDI-517, a Virus-Like Particle Vaccine Against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types 16 and 18, in Healthy Adult Female Volunteers Who Are HPV-16 or HPV-18 DNA Positive

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Further study details as provided by MedImmune LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of safety in terms of unsolicited adverse events and serious adverse events. [ Time Frame: 7 days after each injection ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the effect of MEDI-517 compared to aluminum hydroxide control on the proportion of volunteers who are positive for HPV DNA. [ Time Frame: Swab taken on Study Day 210 ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 1999
Study Completion Date: June 2001
Primary Completion Date: April 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Biological: MEDI 517
Vaccine is supplied in single use vials containing 0.75 mL of MEDI-517 at a concentration of 40 mg/0.5 mL formulated with SBAS4 adjuvant.
Active Comparator: 2
Aluminum hydroxide
Other: Aluminum hydroxide
Aluminum hydroxide supplied in single use vials containing 0.75 mL of aluminum hydroxide at a concentration of 0.5 mg of aluminum in the form of aluminum hydroxide per 0.5 mL.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • 18 through 30 years of age (must not have reached the 31st birthday)
  • Unless previously surgically sterilized, agrees to use an effective method of birth control (e.g., abstinence, intrauterine contraceptive device, oral contraceptives, diaphragm or condom in combination with contraceptive jelly, cream or foam, Norplant® or DepoProvera®) beginning 30 days before the first study injection and continuing through 60 days after the final study injection
  • Healthy by medical history and physical examination
  • Cervical specimen positive for HPV-16 and/or HPV-18 DNA using the Digene Hybrid Capture® II HPV test within 21 days of study entry
  • Cervical cytology by Pap smear that is either normal or no greater than ASCUS or AGCUS, using the Cytyc ThinPrep® Pap Test, within 21 days of study entry (a normal Pap smear must also be adequate for interpretation; a Pap smear that is normal but inadequate for interpretation must be repeated). Those volunteers with ASCUS or AGCUS must have had a clinical evaluation by colposcopy within the previous month which showed no evidence of CIN or SIL.
  • No evidence of anogenital HPV lesions or no physical findings suggestive of other gynecologic pathogens on pelvic examination within 21 days of study entry
  • Agrees to no other experimental therapy or vaccines until 30 days after the last study injection
  • Written informed consent obtained from the volunteer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute illness or fever (oral temperature ³99.5°F [37.5°C]) at start of the study
  • History or clinical manifestations of significant medical or psychiatric disorder
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Use of immunosuppressive medication (inhaled and topical corticosteroids are permitted) within the previous 90 days or history of immunodeficiency
  • History of cancer
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse within the past 2 years
  • At screening (must be within 21 days of study entry) any of the following: hemoglobin <11 gm/dL; white blood cell count <4000/mm3; platelet count <120,000/mm3; AST, ALT, creatinine >1.5x upper limit of normal for the laboratory in question; other abnormal laboratory values in the screening panel which in the opinion of the principal investigator are judged to be clinically significant
  • Receipt of immunoglobulin or blood products within 90 days prior to study entry
  • History of Pap smear more severe than ASCUS or AGCUS
  • Positive tests for hepatitis C antibody, hepatitis B surface antigen, or HIV-1 antibody
  • Any prior receipt of any vaccine or therapy (experimental or otherwise) for treatment or prophylaxis of genital warts or other papillomavirus related condition. Any treatment of genital warts or other papillomavirus related condition within six months of randomization (local therapy for common skin and/or plantar warts is allowed)
  • Prior receipt of any vaccine containing monophosphoryl lipid A or SBAS4 adjuvant (no vaccines currently licensed contain these)
  • Receipt of any experimental vaccine within 90 days prior to entry into this study
  • Receipt of any experimental drug therapy within 30 days or five half-lives of the experimental drug (if the half-life is known), whichever is longer
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00263744

Sponsors and Collaborators
MedImmune LLC
Study Director: Genevieve Losonsky, M.D. MedImmune LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Genevieve Lonosky, M.D., MedImmune Inc. Identifier: NCT00263744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MI-CP058
Study First Received: December 8, 2005
Last Updated: January 7, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aluminum Hydroxide
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017