Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled Topical Resiquimod Adjuvant for NY-ESO-1 Protein Vaccination
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00821652|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2015
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tumors||Drug: NY-ESO-1 protein; Montanide ISA®-51 VG; Resiquimod Drug: NY-ESO-1 protein; Montanide ISA®-51 VG; Resiquimod/placebo||Phase 1|
There is no published data on the application of topical resiquimod in combination with an antigen in Montanide, therefore, this study includes a 2-part design where Part I represents a dose-escalation part with topical resiquimod in an open-label fashion. Part II represents the randomized part.
In Part I, 2 cohorts are planned: If no dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) occurs by day 8 of the last vaccination cycle in the last patient enrolled the first cohort, 3 additional patients (cohort 2) will be enrolled. If no DLT occurs by day 8 of the last vaccination cycle in the last patient enrolled the second cohort in Part I, the trial will proceed to Part II where patients will be randomized.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||26 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Phase I Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Topical Resiquimod as an Adjuvant for NY-ESO1 Protein+Montanide Vaccination in Patients With Tumors That Often Express NY-ESO-1|
|Study Start Date :||February 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Part I represents a dose-escalation part with topical resiquimod in an open-label fashion.
Drug: NY-ESO-1 protein; Montanide ISA®-51 VG; Resiquimod
Part I: a cohort of 3 patients to receive a subcutaneous vaccination of 100µg NY-ESO-1 protein emulsified in 1.25mL Montanide ISA®-51 VG (day 1) followed by topical resiquimod 1000 mg of the 0.2% gel on days 1, and 3. If no DLT observed, we will proceed to cohort 2 with Resiquimod dosing on days 1,3 and 5. If DLT is found in the second cohort, the trial will proceed to Part II; with the limited dosing for days 1 and 3 only, as used in the first cohort. If no DLT is found in second cohort, the trial will proceed to Part II with Resiquimod dosing for days1, 3 and 5.
Part II: Eligible patients will be randomized to receive a subcutaneous vaccination of 100µg NY-ESO-1 protein emulsified in 1.25mL Montanide ISA®-51 VG (day 1) followed by topical placebo gel (Arm A) or topical resiquimod gel (Arm B) on days 1, 3 and 5; or resiquimod dosing regimen established in Part I.
Drug: NY-ESO-1 protein; Montanide ISA®-51 VG; Resiquimod/placebo
Part II: Eligible patients will be randomized to receive a subcutaneous vaccination of 100µg NY-ESO-1 protein emulsified in 1.25mL Montanide ISA®-51 VG (day 1) followed by topical placebo gel (Arm A) or topical resiquimod gel (Arm B) on days 1, 3 and 5; or resiquimod dosing regimen established in Part I. The cycles will be repeated every 3 weeks for a total of 4 cycles (on Study week 1, 4, 7 and 10). All procedures may occur within + 3 days of the planned date.
- The primary objectives of the study are to define the safety and immunogenicity of vaccination with NY-ESO-1 protein emulsified in Montanide® ISA-51 VG when given with or without the topical TLR 7/8 agonist resiquimod. [ Time Frame: Blood samples are obtained at baseline, 1 week after each vaccination, and at follow-up 1visit. ]
- To document tumor response by RECIST criteria if applicable. Skin section analysis of resiquimod/placebo treated site for immune cell infiltration and gene expression analysis. Investigation of polymorphisms for TLR7/8 through germline SNP analysis [ Time Frame: Skin biopsies will be obtained after the last vaccination cycle. Clinical hematology and biochemistry measurements will be taken at baseline, one week after the second vaccination and two to four weeks after the fourth vaccination ]
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
Patients will be eligible for enrollment if they fulfill the following criteria:
- Histological diagnosis of surgically resected Stage IIB, IIC, Stage III or Stage IV (AJCC criteria) melanoma independent of NY-ESO-1 expression in a tumor biopsy
- At least 4 weeks since surgery prior to first dosing of study agent.
Laboratory values within the following limits:
Hemoglobin > 10.0 g/dL Neutrophil count > 1.5 x l09/L Lymphocyte count > Lower limit of institutional normal Platelet count > 80 x l09/L Serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL Serum bilirubin < 2 x upper limit of institutional normal AST/ALT < 2 x upper limit of institutional normal
- Patients must have an ECOG performance status of <2 (ECOG criteria published in )
- Life expectancy > 6 months.
- Age > 18 years.
- Able and willing to give written informed consent for participation in the trial (see Section 12.2)
- Patients enrolled in the adjuvant setting must have received standard curative therapy, e.g., surgery, radiation. Alternatively, patients can enter after refusing standard curative therapy only if therapy was clearly discussed with the treating physician or if they have failed another biologic therapy due to toxicity.
Patients will be excluded from the study if they fulfill any of the following criteria:
- Serious illnesses, e.g., serious infections requiring antibiotics.
- Previous bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
- History of immunodeficiency disease (such as HIV) or autoimmune disease except vitiligo.
- Metastatic disease to the central nervous system.
- Other malignancy prior to entry into the study.
- No radiation therapy, prior biological therapy or surgery within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study agent.
- No prior chemotherapy or prior vaccine or immunotherapy.
- Concomitant treatment with systemic corticosteroids greater than physiologic doses. Topical (but not at the proposed vaccination sites) or inhalational steroids are permitted. (See also Section 6.7 for restrictions/recommendations on 'Ancillary Therapy'.)
- Participation in any other clinical trial involving another investigational agent within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study agent.
- Pregnancy or lactation.
- Women of childbearing potential not using a medically acceptable means of contraception.
- Patients with known history of inflammatory skin disorders (e.g.,psoriasis, lupus) that may be exacerbated by Resiquimod.
- Psychiatric or addictive disorders that may compromise the ability to give informed consent.
- Lack of availability of the patient for immunological and clinical follow-up assessment.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00821652
|United States, New York|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|New York, New York, United States, 10029|
|Principal Investigator:||Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|Study Director:||Rachel Sabado, PhD||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|Responsible Party:||Nina Bhardwaj, Director, Immunotherapy Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
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|First Posted:||January 13, 2009 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||January 8, 2015|
|Last Verified:||December 2014|
Tumors that often express NY-ESO-1.
Monatide (IMS 3015)
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