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Trial of Autologous, Hapten-Modified Vaccine, OVAX, in Patients With Relapsed Stage III or IV Ovarian Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2015 by AVAX Technologies.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00660101
First Posted: April 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AVAX Technologies
  Purpose
To determine if a vaccine made from the patient's own tumor tissue can stimulate an immune response against the patient's tumor cells. To determine the safety of the vaccine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adenocarcinoma of the Ovary Biological: OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: OVax®: A Feasibility Study Using a DNP-Modified Autologous Ovarian Tumor Cell Vaccine as Therapy in Ovarian Cancer Patients After Relapse:

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by AVAX Technologies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cell-mediated immunity to autologous tumor cells [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
5 million OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells
Biological: OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells in suspension dosage - depends on arm route - intradermal frequency - weekly x7, booster at 6 months
Other Names:
  • OVax
  • O-Vax
Experimental: 2
2.5 million OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells
Biological: OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells in suspension dosage - depends on arm route - intradermal frequency - weekly x7, booster at 6 months
Other Names:
  • OVax
  • O-Vax
Experimental: 3
0.5 million OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells
Biological: OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
OVax: Autologous, DNP-Modified Ovarian Cancer Vaccine cells in suspension dosage - depends on arm route - intradermal frequency - weekly x7, booster at 6 months
Other Names:
  • OVax
  • O-Vax

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  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:

Screening Phase

  • Stage III or IV adenocarcinoma of ovary
  • Candidate for surgery to excise the tumor
  • Signed informed consent for tumor acquisition

Treatment Phase

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Standard surgical debulking to maximum extent possible
  • Adequate amount of tumor tissue obtained from surgical debulking to prepare a series of vaccines and skin test materials.
  • Administration of intraperitoneal chemotherapy following surgical debulking Intraperitoneal drug to consist of a taxane (paclitaxel or docetaxel) Dose of taxane: paclitaxel=60-75 mg/m2 / weekly x 4 or docetaxel = 25 mg/m2 - weekly x 4
  • Vaccines and DTH materials pass lot release
  • Minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 6 weeks following last dose of intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Immunocompetent, as determined by anergy panel performed 1 week after last dose of intraperitoneal chemotherapy (baseline PPD+ patients allowed)
  • Expected survival of at least 6 months
  • Karnofsky performance status ³ 80
  • Signed informed consent for protocol participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x ULN
  • Total bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dL
  • Creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL
  • Hemoglobin < 10.0 g/dL
  • WBC < 3,000 /mm3
  • Platelet count < 100,000/mm3
  • Major field radiotherapy within 6 months prior to participation in the study
  • Brain metastases, unless successfully treated at least 6 months prior to entry
  • Prior immunotherapy (interferons, tumor necrosis factor, other cytokines [e.g., interleukins], biological response modifiers, or monoclonal antibodies) within 4 weeks prior to participation in the study
  • Prior splenectomy
  • Concurrent use of systemic steroids (Note: Topical steroid therapies [applied to the skin] are not contraindicated for participation in the study, provided these are not applied to either arm. Inhaled aerosol steroids are not contraindicated for participation in the study.)
  • Concurrent use of immunosuppressive drugs
  • Concurrent use of antitubercular drugs (isoniazid, rifampin, streptomycin)
  • Other malignancy within 5 years except curatively treated non-melanomatous skin cancer and curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix
  • Concurrent autoimmune diseases, e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis or ankylosing spondylitis
  • Concurrent medical condition that would preclude compliance or immunologic response to study treatment
  • Concurrent serious infection or other serious medical condition
  • Receipt of any investigational medication within 4 weeks prior to participation in the study
  • Known gentamicin sensitivity
  • Anergic, defined by the inability to make a DTH to at least one of the following: candida, mumps, tetanus, trichophyton (based upon availability), or PPD
  • Vaccine lot release failure
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00660101


Locations
United States, Illinois
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA-Midwestern)
Zion, Illinois, United States, 60099
United States, Oklahoma
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA-Southwestern)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74133
United States, Pennsylvania
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (ERMC)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19124
Sponsors and Collaborators
AVAX Technologies
Investigators
Study Director: Henry E Schea AVAX Technologies
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Dunton CJ, Carlson JA, King SA, Bloome E, Neufeld J, Berd D. Immunological and clinical effects of autologous hapten-modified vaccine in patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma., 19: Abstract 1828 ed 2000. p. 466a.

Responsible Party: AVAX Technologies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660101     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A/100/0501
First Submitted: April 16, 2008
First Posted: April 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by AVAX Technologies:
ovarian cancer
vaccine
immunotherapy
autologous

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenocarcinoma
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Carcinoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs