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High-Dose Interleukin-2 (HDIL-2), Combined With recMAGE-A3 + AS15 ASCI

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2010
Last updated: September 14, 2017
Last verified: September 2017
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if high-dose interleukin-2 (HDIL-2), when given in combination with recMAGE-A3 + AS15 ASCI (Antigen-Specific Cancer Immunotherapeutic), can help to control unresectable or metastatic melanoma in patients whose tumor tissue has the MAGE-A3 protein. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied. Researchers will also use samples of the original tumor or metastatic tissue (for example, lymph nodes or liver or lung) that are collected during screening to study if response to the study drug is related to the genes in the tissue.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma Drug: HDIL-2 Biological: recMAGE-A3 + AS15 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of High Dose Interleukin-2 (HDIL-2) With Recombinant MAGE-A3 Protein Combined With Adjuvant System AS15 (recMAGE-A3 + AS15) in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Objective response is either a complete response or a partial response measured at week 8. Tumor response defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) solid tumor response criteria by MR or CT.

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Actual Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HDIL-2 + recMAGE-A3 + AS15
HDIL-2 720,000 IU/kg by vein over an approximate 15 minute period every eight hours, for a maximum of 14 doses per cycle. recMAGE-A3 300 μg plus 420 μg of CpG7909 (a part of the Adjuvant System AS15) by intermuscular injection within 24 hours from first dose of HDIL-2.
Drug: HDIL-2
720,000 IU/kg by vein over an approximate 15 minute period every eight hours, for a maximum of 14 doses per cycle.
Other Names:
  • Interleukin-2
  • IL-2
  • Aldesleukin
  • Proleukin
Biological: recMAGE-A3 + AS15
300 μg plus 420 μg of CpG7909 (a part of the Adjuvant System AS15) by intermuscular injection within 24 hours from first dose of HDIL-2.
Other Names:
  • Recombinant MAGE-A3 Protein
  • recMAGE-A3 + AS15 ASCI
  • MAGE-A3

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. STEP 1 Written informed consent has been obtained from the patient before the performance of any protocol-specific procedure.
  2. Male or female patient with histologically proven, measurable unresectable or metastatic cutaneous melanoma
  3. Patient is >/= 18 years of age.
  4. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue must be available for MAGE-A3 expression screening test from cutaneous, subcutaneous, lymph node lesion, lung or liver lesion. Archival FFPE tumor tissue can be provided for the MAGE-A3 screening test, as long as the FFPE tumor tissue was obtained from a biopsy or resection and no systemic chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy has been received by the patient between the tumor collection and the MAGE-A3 screening test. Fresh tumor tissue in RNAlater must be also available for gene signature testing. Patients must have at least one biopsiable cutaneous, subcutaneous, lymph node lesion, The tumor sample should be preferably from the same lesion as the FFPE tumor tissue. Cutaneous lesions must measure >/= 4mm and lymph nodes, subcutaneous, lung or liver lesions must measure >/= 1cm.
  5. STEP 2 ANA (antinuclear antibody) titer < 1:80
  6. STEP 2 The patient's tumor shows expression of MAGE-A3 gene.
  7. ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
  8. WBC >/= 3000/mm^3 and Hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dl
  9. Platelet count >/= 100,000/mm^3.
  10. Normal AST and ALT except for patients with liver metastases, in which serum ALT and AST </= 2.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) will be permitted.
  11. Creatinine </= 1.5 mg/dL
  12. Normal total bilirubin except for patients with liver metastases, in which total bilirubin </= 1.5 X ULN will be permitted (patients with Gilbert's syndrome must have a total bilirubin less that 3.0 mg/dL).
  13. LDH </= 2 X ULN
  14. Stress cardiac test (stress thallium, stress MUGA, dobutamine echocardiogram or other stress test that will rule out cardiac ischemia) with estimated ejection fraction >50% within 6 months of signing consent form
  15. Pulmonary function tests showing FEV1 > 65% or FVC > 65% of predicted within 6 months of signing consent form
  16. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must be using an adequate method of contraception prior to treatment, throughout the study, and for up to 8 weeks after the last dose of investigational product, in such a manner that the risk of pregnancy is minimized. In general, the decision for appropriate methods to prevent pregnancy should be determined by discussions between the investigator and the study subject. WOCBP include any female who has experienced menarche and who has not undergone successful surgical sterilization (hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation, or bilateral oophorectomy) or is not post-menopausal. Post-menopause is defined as: Amenorrhea for 12 consecutive months without another cause, or For women with irregular menstrual periods and taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a documented serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level 35 mIU/mL.
  17. (Continued #16) Women who are using oral contraceptives, other hormonal contraceptives (vaginal products, skin patches, or implanted or injectable products), or mechanical products such as an intrauterine device or barrier methods (diaphragm, condoms, spermicides) to prevent pregnancy, or are practicing abstinence or where their partner is sterile (eg, vasectomy) should be considered to be of childbearing potential. WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 14 days before the start of treatment.
  18. Men must also agree to use an adequate method of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. The patient has at any time received systemic chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy (except for isolated limb perfusion, interferon, or radiation in the adjuvant setting, as long as this was performed at least 4 weeks before first study treatment administration).
  2. Brain metastasis or history of brain metastasis.
  3. Any types of melanoma other than cutaneous, i.e. ocular or mucosal .
  4. The patient received any cancer immunotherapeutic containing a MAGE-A3 antigen.
  5. Patients with a history of second malignancies are eligible provided that they have been free of recurrence from secondary malignancy for at least 3 years, does not include squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, or carcinoma in situ.
  6. The patient has a history of an autoimmune disease such as, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease or an antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer > 1:80.
  7. The patient has a history of allergic disease or reactions likely to be exacerbated by any component of the study investigational compound.
  8. The patient has a family history of congenital or hereditary immunodeficiency.
  9. Known to be positive for viral hepatitis B or C (HBsAg or Anti HCV) or HIV (HIV antibodies) Patients should have a negative test within 6 months of starting treatment.
  10. Systemic steroid therapy, steroid-containing compounds or any other immunosuppressive agents or to be used for more than 7 consecutive days (at a dose of prednisone or equivalent of >/= 0.125 mg/kg/day).
  11. The patient has psychiatric or addictive disorders that may compromise his/her ability to give informed consent, or to comply with the trial procedures. Each patient will be evaluated by the principal investigator or his designee.
  12. The patient has concurrent severe medical problems, unrelated to the malignancy, that would significantly limit full compliance with the study or expose the patient to unacceptable risk. Each patient will be evaluated by the principal investigator or his designee.
  13. Initiation of another anti-cancer therapy.
  14. For female patients: the patient is pregnant or lactating.
  15. WOCBP who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01266603

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Wen-Jen Hwu, MD,PHD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01266603     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-0113
NCI-2011-00282 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
Study First Received: December 20, 2010
Last Updated: September 14, 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Metastatic Melanoma
Unresectable Melanoma
recMAGE-A3 + AS15
Recombinant MAGE-A3 protein
recMAGE-A3 + AS15 ASCI

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
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