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DCVax-L Vaccination With CD3/CD28 Costimulated Autologous T-Cells for Recurrent Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00603460
First Posted: January 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2017
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Collaborator:
Northwest Biotherapeutics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose

Subjects with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma or primary peritoneal cancer, who have previously undergone vaccination in clinical study UPCC-11807 with DCVax-L, an autologous vaccine with DC loaded in vitro with autologous tumor lysate.

Phase I Subjects enrolled in this study will receive leukapheresis; followed by cyclophosphamide/fludarabine-induced lymphodepletion; followed by adoptive transfer of ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated vaccine-primed peripheral blood autologous T cells; followed by a single DCVax-L vaccination, to establish feasibility and safety of this approach.

Primary Objectives of Phase I

To determine the feasibility and safety of administering vaccine-primed, ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated autologous peripheral blood T cells in combination with DCVax-L vaccination, following lymphodepletion with high dose cyclophosphamide/fludarabine.

Phase II

Twenty-two additional subjects will be randomized to receive either:

  • ARM-IIA: maintenance DCVax-L vaccination, in combination with oral metronomic cyclophosphamide, or
  • ARM-IIB: leukapheresis, followed by cyclophosphamide/fludarabine-induced lymphodepletion, followed by adoptive transfer of ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated vaccine-primed peripheral blood autologous T cells, followed by maintenance DCVax-L vaccination, plus oral metronomic cyclophosphamide.

Primary Objective of Phase II

To assess the distribution of progression-free survival at 6 months for patients treated with maintenance DCVax-L vaccination plus oral metronomic cyclophosphamide as well as patients treated with ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated vaccine-primed peripheral blood autologous T cells after lymphodepletion with high dose cyclophosphamide / fludarabine, followed by DCVax-L boost vaccination and metronomic oral cyclophosphamide.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cancer Biological: DCVax-L and T Cells Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Phase-I/II Randomized Trial of Maintenance Vaccination Combined With Metronomic Cyclophosphamide w/wo Adoptive Transfer of CD3/CD28-CoStimulated T-Cells for Recurrent Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer Previously Vaccinated DCVax-L

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease status will be assessed with CT (or MRI) of chest/abdomen/pelvis at enrollment, after vaccine 2 and at the conclusion of the study . Rates of disease progression will be recorded at the time of study conclusion. [ Time Frame: Enrollment, 3 months after enrollment, End of study ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A Biological: DCVax-L and T Cells

Arm A

  • Optional DCVax-L prior to chemotherapy
  • Apheresis
  • Chemotherapy for 3 days (IV fludarabine/cyclosphosphamide)
  • Infusion of activated T cells
  • DCVax-L vaccine
  • End of study visit

Arm B

  • Optional DCVax-L prior to chemotherapy
  • Apheresis
  • Chemotherapy for 3 days (IV fludarabine/cyclosphosphamide)
  • Infusion of activated T cells
  • DCVax-L vaccine
  • Oral cyclophosphamide (one week on/one week off) for a total for a total of 6 weeks
  • End of study visit
Other Names:
  • Cytoxan
  • Avastin
  • DCVax-L
Active Comparator: B Biological: DCVax-L and T Cells

Arm A

  • Optional DCVax-L prior to chemotherapy
  • Apheresis
  • Chemotherapy for 3 days (IV fludarabine/cyclosphosphamide)
  • Infusion of activated T cells
  • DCVax-L vaccine
  • End of study visit

Arm B

  • Optional DCVax-L prior to chemotherapy
  • Apheresis
  • Chemotherapy for 3 days (IV fludarabine/cyclosphosphamide)
  • Infusion of activated T cells
  • DCVax-L vaccine
  • Oral cyclophosphamide (one week on/one week off) for a total for a total of 6 weeks
  • End of study visit
Other Names:
  • Cytoxan
  • Avastin
  • DCVax-L

Detailed Description:

Description of treatment for Phase I:

  • Patients will be offered, if medically indicated, tumor resection or needle aspiration of malignant effusion in order to make additional doses of DCVax-L vaccine.
  • If subjects have not received DCVax-L vaccination within the last 3-4 weeks, and if DCVax-L is available, subjects have the option of receiving one dose of DCVax-L after enrolment, to boost the frequency of vaccine-primed T cells.
  • Subjects will receive a single course of outpatient lymphodepleting chemotherapy with intravenous cyclophosphamide (300 mg/m2/d for 3 days) and intravenous fludarabine (30 mg/m2/d for 3 days) both administered on days 8 to 10.
  • Ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated lymphocytes will be infused ~2 days after last day of fludarabine infusion.
  • Patients will receive DCVax-L vaccine ~24-48 hrs after T cell infusion.
  • Subjects will be contacted every 6 months for 5 years for survival.

Description of treatment for Phase II:

In ARM-IIA:

  • Patients will be offered, if medically indicated, tumor resection or needle aspiration of malignant effusion in order to make additional doses of DCVax-L vaccine.
  • Subjects will receive intradermal vaccinations with DCVax-L every 8 weeks, for four cycles total. The first vaccine will be administered on day 0, which can be no sooner than 4 weeks from previous DCVax-L vaccination related to clinical study UPCC-11807.
  • Subjects will receive oral cyclophosphamide at metronomic schedule and dose (50 mg daily) every other week, starting ~3 weeks after DCVax-L in every vaccine cycle.
  • Patients will be offered (with the right to refuse) CT-guided needle biopsy or needle aspiration of malignant effusion after the second vaccine.

In ARM-IIB:

  • Patients will be offered, if medically indicated, tumor resection or needle aspiration of malignant effusion in order to make additional doses of DCVax-L vaccine.
  • Subjects will undergo ~10-15 liter leukapheresis to derive vaccine-primed peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) on day 0. The apheresis material will be transferred to the Cell and Vaccine Facility at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn CVPF) for T cell manufacturing.
  • If subjects have not received DCVax-L vaccination within the last 3-4 weeks, and if DCVax-L is available, subjects have the option of receiving one dose of DCVax-L after enrolment, to boost the frequency of vaccine-primed T cells.
  • Subjects will receive a single course of outpatient lymphodepleting chemotherapy with intravenous cyclophosphamide (300 mg/m2/d for 3 days) and intravenous fludarabine (30 mg/m2/d for 3 days).
  • Ex vivo CD3/CD28-costimulated lymphocytes will be infused ~2 days after last day of fludarabine infusion.
  • Patients will receive DCVax-L vaccine boosts every 8 weeks for a total of four vaccines. The first DCVax-L will be given ~24-48 hrs after T cell infusion.
  • Following DCVax-L, subjects will receive oral cyclophosphamide at metronomic schedule and dose (50 mg daily) every other week x 3 cycles, starting ~3 weeks after DCVax-L in every vaccine cycle.
  • Patients will be offered (with the right to refuse) CT-guided needle biopsy or needle aspiration of malignant effusion ~1-2 weeks after the second vaccine
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous participation in UPCC 11807 (A Phase I Clinical Trial of Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccine Loaded with Autologous Tumor Cell Lysate for Recurrent Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer)
  • PS < 2
  • Subject must have tumor lysate sufficient to prepare at least 4 DCVax-L vaccines
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Life expectancy > 4 months
  • Signed Informed Consent
  • Normal organ and bone marrow function defined by:
  • ANC ≥ 1,000/μl
  • Platelets >100,000/μl
  • AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) < 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin <2.0 mg/dL unless secondary to bile duct blockage by tumor
  • Creatinine <1.5 X the upper limit of normal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with the following:
  • known brain metastases
  • renal insufficiency
  • liver failure
  • organ allograft
  • known autoimmune/collagen vascular disorders
  • pregnant or breast feeding
  • non-healing wounds, ulcers, or bone fractures
  • positive for serum anti-Yo (cdr2) antibodies
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to registration
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00603460


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Northwest Biotherapeutics
Investigators
Principal Investigator: George Coukos, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00603460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPCC 01808
First Submitted: January 16, 2008
First Posted: January 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Cyclophosphamide
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists