Cyclophosphamide, Radiation Therapy, and Poly ICLC in Treating Patients With Unresectable, Recurrent, Primary, or Metastatic Liver Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays and other types of radiation to kill tumor cells. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Poly ICLC may stop the growth of liver cancer by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Giving the drug directly into the arteries around the tumor may kill more tumor cells. Giving cyclophosphamide and radiation therapy together with poly ICLC may be an effective treatment for liver cancer.
PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects of giving cyclophosphamide, radiation therapy, and poly ICLC together and to see how well they work in treating patients with unresectable, recurrent, primary, or metastatic liver cancer.
Drug: poly ICLC
Procedure: hepatic artery embolization
Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I/II Study of Autologous Tumor Cell Vaccination Using Metronomic Cyclophosphamide, 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy, Intra/Peri-Tumor Injection of Poly ICLC With Trans-Hepatic Arterial Embolization Followed by Poly ICLC Boosting in Patients With Unresectable, Recurrent, or Metastatic Cancers in the Liver (Hepatoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Breast, Colon, Gastric, and Esophageal Cancer)|
- Overall tolerability [ Time Frame: up to 90 days ]
- Progression-free survival at 6, 12, and 24 months [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
- Overall survival at 6, 12, and 24 months [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: poly ICLC||Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: poly ICLC Procedure: hepatic artery embolization Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy|
- To study the safety and effectiveness of a strategy to establish robust anticancer immunologic body defenses by using low-dose radiation therapy to the liver cancer in order to increase tumor targetability; inject a body defense activator, polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid polylysine carboxymethylcellulose (poly ICLC, hiltonol, oncovir), into and around the cancer to activate sentinel dendritic cells to alarm body defenses; and shut down local production of factors that suppress the body's natural anticancer defenses by starving the cancer of its blood supply within the liver.
OUTLINE: Patients receive low-dose oral cyclophosphamide once daily on days 1-21 and undergo 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy on days 21-23. On day 24, patients undergo an intra- or peri-tumoral polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid polylysine carboxymethylcellulose (poly ICLC) injection directly into the tumor followed by trans-hepatic artery embolization to the designated tumor. Patients receive poly ICLC subcutaneously on days 26, 35, 37, 42, 44, 49, and 51. Treatment repeats every 57 days for up to 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months thereafter.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00553683
|United States, New Jersey|
|Rutgrers University Hospital|
|Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07101|
|Study Chair:||Andrew N. de la Torre, MD||UMDNJ University Hospital / St Joseph Medical Center|