Activated Allogeneic Lymphocytes for Induction Graft Versus Tumor Effect in Metastatic Solid Tumors (rIL-2(LAK))

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First received: February 19, 2009
Last updated: June 10, 2015
Last verified: October 2008

The present protocol is a phase 2 study designed to investigate the potential application of allogeneic cell-mediated immunotherapy in metastatic solid tumors, similarly to the well established graft versus leukemia (GVL) effects, in patients with metastatic solid tumors resistant to conventional treatment modalities. Patients will be eligible to participate in a treatment program based on systemic administration of mismatched lymphocytes activated in vitro with rIL-2 (LAK) followed by rIL-2 inoculation in vivo. This treatment is aiming to induce an anti-tumor effect mediated by the efficient killing activity of the rIL-2 activated cells. Prior to cell infusion patients will receive the conditioning treatment with low dose Cyclophosphamide (Cyc) or Fludarabine with 2 injections of low dose alpha interferon. Cell therapy will be combined with specific anti-tumor monoclonal antibodies if available for the specific disease. Further activation of the anti-tumor activity of alloreactive donor T cells and natural killer (NK) cells will be accomplished by in vivo inoculation of rIL-2, aiming for enhancing the anti-cancer potential of donor-derived effectors cells. Patients will receive one - three cycles of cell therapy, as long as there are no signs of Graft- versus - Host - disease (GVHD) and the malignant disease is controlled.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Malignant Melanoma
Renal Cell Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Procedure: one - three cycles of cell therapy during 4-6 weeks (3-5x10^7 cells/kg will be given through IV systemically
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: rIL-2 Activated Allogeneic Lymphocytes for the Induction of Graft Versus Tumor Effect (GVT) in Metastatic Solid Tumors

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CR:disappearance of disease.PR:<50% decrease in the total tumor load of the lesions SD:<50% reduction and 25% increase in the sum of the products of the longest perpendicular diameters of the measured lesions.PD:>25% increase in the size of lesion. [ Time Frame: on day +7 day +17, day +28 post cell therapy. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: one - three cycles of cell therapy during 4-6 weeks (3-5x10^7 cells/kg will be given through IV systemically
    Patients will be eligible to participate in a treatment program based on systemic administration of mismatched lymphocytes activated in vitro with rIL-2(LAK) followed by rIL-2 inoculation in vivo

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Consenting patients (age 12-70) will be eligible for participation in the study involving anti-tumor immunotherapy provided the following criteria are met:

  1. Evidence of cancer not expected to be cured with conventional modalities:

    Pediatric patients: Chemotherapy-resistant neuroblastoma stage 4 & sarcomas. Adult patients: Metastatic breast cancer, malignant melanoma, renal cell cancer and selected cases of ovary cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small-cell and non-small cell lung cancer with non-bulky metastatic disease, metastatic prostate cancer.

  2. Patients with measurable disease evaluable for response with anticipated life expectancy >3 months.
  3. Patients must be >2 weeks off anti-cancer or potentially immunosuppressive treatment.
  4. Adequate ambulatory performance status (Karnofsky >80%; ECOG 0-1) to enable outpatient treatment (see Appendix 1).
  5. Compliant and cooperative patients anticipated to be evaluable for response according to investigator's assessment.
  6. HLA-noncompatible (partial matched or mismatched) donor available.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients will be excluded from participation in the study if any of the following criteria are met:

  1. Any of the above criteria are not met.
  2. Patients with a significant history or current evidence of potentially severe cardiovascular disease.
  3. Hepatic and/or renal failure.
  4. Abnormal PT and PTT.
  5. Patients with abnormal hemogram (PMN<1.0x109/L; HB<10; Plts<50x109/L)
  6. Evidence of serious active infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
  7. Evidence of active disease requiring steroid or cytotoxic therapy.
  8. Pregnancy.
  9. Contraindication for donation due to donor disease: HIV-1; HBsAg positivity.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00855452

Hadassah University Hospital
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Reuven Or, Prof., M.D. Hadassah University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Prof. Reuven Or, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00855452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0457-08-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: February 19, 2009
Last Updated: June 10, 2015
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Diseases
Urologic Neoplasms processed this record on October 07, 2015