A Study Evaluating Vaccination of Prostate Cancer Patients With Self Dendritic Cells Expressing MUC1 (MUC1)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2016
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation )

Brief Summary:
This study investigates the use of the patients own immune cells to treat prostate cancer. Cells are taken from the patient and grown in the laboratory to become specialized immune cells called dendritic cells. Dendritic cells instruct other immune cells to recognize and attack foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses, or abnormal proteins on cancer cells. A protein called Tn-MUC-1 is added to the cells.This protein is present on prostate cancer cells. The modified cells are injected back into the patient, with the intention that the dendritic cells will instruct other immune cells to attack the prostate cancer cells.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Biological: DC-Tn-MUC1: autologous dendritic cells expressing Tn-MUC1 Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Patients undergo one standard apheresis to harvest peripheral mononuclear cells for dendritic cell vaccine preparation. The modified cells (vaccine) are frozen so that multiple injections may be given. Patients my receive up to 5 injections. The vaccine is given either intradermally or into a lymph node.

Patients will undergo blood sample collection for immune response studies on the day of treatment and 2 weeks following treatment.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Vaccination With Autologous Dendritic Cells Loaded With Tn-MUC1 Peptide in Patients With Non-Metastatic Androgen Independent Prostatic Adenocarcinoma.
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DC-Tn-MUC
DC-Tn-MUC1: autologous dendritic cells expressing Tn-MUC1. 1.2 x 10e7 dendritic cells per dose. 5 administrations (doses)may be given in total.
Biological: DC-Tn-MUC1: autologous dendritic cells expressing Tn-MUC1
1.2 x 10e7 dendritic cells per dose. One dose delivered intradermally (i.d.) and into a node (i.n.). Two weeks after this,two injections i.d. 2 weeks apart. Optional booster injections at 6 (i.d. and i.n.) and and 12 months (i.d.).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to radiographic progression [ Time Frame: Time to radiographic progression defined as the time from the first treatment to the occurence of any metastatic disease ]
    Radiographic disease as measured by the occurence of any metastatic disease based on modified RECIST 1.0 and/or the appearance of 2 or more new lesions on a bone scan.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with adverse events [ Time Frame: Ongoing up to 2 years ]
    Acute and late toxicities as assessed by NCI CTCAE v 4.0

  2. Time to PSA progression [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
  3. Immune response [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Immune response defined as the induction of a cellular (CD4/CD8)response measured by CFSE or ICS assay and/or the induction of a humoral response as measured by an increase in specific antibody or the occurence of antibody isotype switching.

  4. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
  5. Disease-specific survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has a histologically documented diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Subject was surgically castrated at least 3 months prior to study inclusion or has been pharmacologically castrated for a minimum of 3 months prior to study inclusion.
  • Subject must meet one of the following PSA criteria:

    • A PSA value of ≥20ng/mL (µg/L) obtained 12 months prior to study inclusion OR
    • A 50% rise in PSA values with a minimum rise of 1.0 ng/ml (µg/L), within 6 months prior to study inclusion OR
    • A rise in PSA defined by 2 sequential increases in PSA values. inclusion. There must be at least 2 weeks between each qualifying PSA value.
  • Subjects who have received anti-androgen therapy must have a documented withdrawal period prior to study inclusion.
  • For a subject who has withdrawn from anti-androgen therapy LESS than 6 months prior to study inclusion, one of the following criteria is ALSO required for eligibility:

    • Following the completion of the anti-androgen withdrawal period, one post-withdrawal PSA value must be higher than the last pre-withdrawal PSA value OR
    • Following the completion of the anti-androgen withdrawal period, if the subject's PSA value decreased, then he can still qualify if two increases in PSA values (as described in 4c) are documented after post-withdrawal nadir.
  • At the time of screening the subject has no distant metastatic disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is less than 19 years of age.
  • Subject has a PSA value < 1.0 ng/mL at screening
  • Subject currently has evidence of distant metastases.
  • Subject has not, in the opinion of the investigator, a life expectancy greater than 12 months.
  • Subject has a local recurrence and is a candidate for local salvage therapy
  • Subject having previously received therapy [including radiation, steroids, radionuclides (such as rhenium, strontium or samarium), cryotherapy or cytotoxic chemotherapy] for prostate cancer are ineligible as defined below:

    • Subjects who received previous cytotoxic chemotherapy or radionuclide therapies are ineligible
    • Subjects who received therapy to the prostatic bed (external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy or cryotherapy) within 6 months prior to study entry are ineligible.
    • Subjects who received radiation therapy to any lesion outside the prostate bed more than 6 months after castration or hormone initiation are ineligible.
    • Subjects who received steroids for the treatment of prostate cancer within 6 months prior to study entry are ineligible.
  • Subjects having previously received opioid analgesic therapy.
  • Subjects has received any of the following within 4 weeks of study entry:

    • Cyproterone acetate, ketoconazole, PC-SPES or other hormonally active therapies (with the exception of GnRH agonists or antagonists).
    • An investigational product
  • Subject is on a concurrent steroids or immunosuppressive therapy for chronic inflammatory disease.
  • Subject has had other malignancies within the previous 5 years with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Subject has a score >1 on the ECOG Performance Scale (see Appendix I)
  • Subject has an inadequate hematologic function
  • Subject has inadequate liver function.
  • Subject has a creatinine clearance <40 mL/min
  • Subject has a known history of cardiovascular disability status of New York Heart Association Class ≥2.
  • Subject has a history of uncontrolled asthma
  • Subject has autoimmune disease(s)
  • Subject has active infection(s)
  • Subject is receiving antiretroviral therapy.
  • Subject has received blood transfusion within 8 weeks of study inclusion.
  • Subject has a clinically significant, unstable, uncontrolled disease that could be adversely affected by study participation.
  • Subject has known allergy to shellfish

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00852007

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
Principal Investigator: Pierre P. Major, MD Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Responsible Party: Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Identifier: NCT00852007     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAN-ONC-001 CAN
First Posted: February 26, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation ):
prostate cancer
dendritic cells
immune therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases