Elimination of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Hannover Medical School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 6, 2006
Last updated: February 3, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
It has been shown that patients with advanced HCC have an increased frequency of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. These cells might suppress tumor-specific immune responses. Cyclophosphamide has been shown to reduce the frequency of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. The aim of this study is to test if the treatment with cyclophosphamide leads to a decrease in the frequency of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells and to increase tumor specific immune responses in patients with advanced HCC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced HCC
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Elimination of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Patients With Advanced HCC After Treatment With Cyclophosphamide

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells [ Time Frame: within 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Tumor specific immune responses [ Time Frame: within 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: within 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Function and Phenotype of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells [ Time Frame: within 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Tumor response [ Time Frame: within 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Cyclophosphamide
    150 - 250 - 350 mg

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adequate WBC
  • adequate liver and kidney function
  • no immunodeficiency
  • ECOG < 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • advanced liver cirrhosis
  • severe cardiopulmonary diseases
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00396682

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany, 30655
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hannover Medical School
Principal Investigator: Tim F Greten, M.D. Department of Gastroenterology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Principal Investigator: Tim F Greten, M.D. Hannover Medical School
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Tim Greten, Med. Hochschule Hannover
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00396682     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HAN-HCC-002  DFG - KFO 119 
Study First Received: November 6, 2006
Last Updated: February 3, 2009
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Hannover Medical School:
T cell

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016