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A Phase I/IIa Study of UV1 Vaccine in Patients With Prostate Cancer (UV1/hTERT2012P)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01784913
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2021 by Ultimovacs ASA.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 6, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ultimovacs ASA

Brief Summary:

In this study, up to 21 patients with metastatic prostate cancer will receive UV1 (a therapeutic synthetic peptide vaccine) at different dose levels. The safety and tolerability of UV1 as well as immunological response will be assessed. The purpose of this study is to select a biological dose of peptides for further clinical trials.

Main treatment period is completed and reported. Follow-up ongoing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Biological: UV1 synthetic peptide vaccine and GM-CSF Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The study is an open labeled dose-escalating phase I/IIa study of UV1 peptide vaccination in patients with androgen-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer. Patients will be prospectively enrolled in this study if diagnosis of adenocarcinoma only has been histologically confirmed and they are eligible for (or have already started up to 6 months prior to inclusion) standard GnRH-agonist first line androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with anti-androgen to achieve complete androgen blockade (CAB). UV1 vaccinations will be applied simultaneously with CAB.

When indicated, patients may receive concomitant radiotherapy.

The following 2-step design will be used:

  1. Conventional dose escalation with at least 3 patients per dose level (3 selected dose levels).
  2. Expansion of each dose level to a total of 7 patients for assessment of immune response levels

13 UV1 vaccinations will be given during the first 6 months (week 26) of treatment, unless clinical deterioration or unacceptable toxicity is encountered. GM-CSF (Leukine ®) will be administered locally 10-15 minutes before each UV1 vaccination.

Hormone naïve patients will receive standard complete androgen blockade by GnRH-agonist (3 months depot formulation sc.) and bicalutamide 50 mg orally per day (CAB). Patients already on GnRH-agonist therapy will continue with their initial treatment with addition of bicalutamide 50 mg orally per day.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/IIA Study of UV1 Vaccination in Patients With Hormone-sensitive Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : April 15, 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: UV1 synthetic peptide vaccine and GM-CSF
GM-CSF (Leukine) followed by UV1 peptide vaccine with escalating concentrations (100, 300 and 700 microgram) will be injected intradermally at the same injection in the lower abdomen.
Biological: UV1 synthetic peptide vaccine and GM-CSF
Other Names:
  • UV1
  • Leukine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of safety and tolerability of UV1 [ Time Frame: up to 9 months ]
    Frequency and severity of adverse events and serious adverse events. Biochemistry and hematology results, vital signs and ECOG performance status will be assessed.

  2. Immunological response [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
    Number of T-cell responses including time to T-cell responses (up to 6 months), level of response and duration of response.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Selection of biological dose of peptides for further clinical trials [ Time Frame: up to 9 months ]
    Safety profile and immunological responses of each dose level.

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Assessment of anti tumor activity; (sPSA measurements and multiparametric radiological assessments). [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Tumor response, progression free survival (PFS), and changes in antineoplastic treatment

  2. Potential correlation between human cytomegalovirus status and immune response. [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
    Determination of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) status

  3. Further characterization of the immune reaction triggered by the treatment. [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    T-cell infiltration of the prostatic gland after 6 months and compared to the initial multiparametric MRI.

  4. Identification of prognostic surrogate markers. [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]

    Genetic analyses (DNA), gene expression profiling (RNA), proteomics, metabolomics from samples (blood, urine, tissue) collected at Baseline and repeated after 6 months (blood, urine).

    Circulating tumor cells will be measured at baseline and month 6.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with advanced oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa) without lung and/or liver metastases who are eligible to CAB (GnRH-agonist combined with anti-androgen)
  • Patients already on GnRH-agonist must have a history sPSA < 200 ng/mL prior to start of GnRH-agonist treatment. GnRH-agonist with or without bicalutamide can have been initiated up to 6 months prior inclusion.
  • Must be ambulatory with an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 and not have contraindications for MRI (pacemaker, claustrophobia, metal splints).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have lab values as follows:

    • White Blood Cells ≥ 1.5 x 109/L
    • Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 9g/dL (≥ 5.6 mmol/L)
    • Creatinine ≤ 140 µmol/L; if creatinine is borderline, the creatinine clearance ≥ 40 mL/min;
    • Bilirubin < 20% above the upper limit of normal
    • ASAT and ALAT ≤ 1.5 the upper limit of normal
    • Albumin ≥ 2.5 g/L
    • Normal NSE
    • sPSA < 200 ng/mL.
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of other prior malignancy, with the exception of curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or effectively treated malignancy that has been in remission for over 5 years and is highly likely to have been cured.
  • Treatment with any other investigational medicinal product (IMP) within 4 weeks prior to first administration of study drug.
  • Adverse reactions to vaccines such as anaphylaxis or other serious reactions.
  • History of immunodeficiency or autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sclerodermia, polymyositis-dermatomyositis, juvenile onset insulin-dependent diabetes, or a vasculitic syndrome.
  • Significant cardiac or other medical illness that would limit activity or survival, such as severe congestive heart failure, unstable angina, or serious cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Active infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the vaccine
  • Known hypersensitivity to Leukine®, yeast derived products or any component of the product
  • Patients who test positive for hepatitis B, C or HIV
  • Any other anti-tumor treatment (including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cytokines, interferons, protease inhibitors and gene therapy) administered with the exception of GnRH-agonist with or without bicalutamide started up to 6 months prior inclusion.
  • Use of not permitted concomitant medication:

    • chronic corticosteroids except for asthma inhalers / topical use
    • any agent with a known effect on the immune system, unless it is being given at dose levels that are not immunesuppressive, e.g. prednisone at 10mg/day or less
    • any alternative and complementary drugs that may affect the immune system or be potentially harmful to patients participating in phase I studies.
  • Any reason why, in the opinion of the investigator, the patient should not participate.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01784913

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Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0424
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ultimovacs ASA
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Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Lilleby, MD PhD Oslo University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Ultimovacs ASA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01784913    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-002411-26
First Posted: February 6, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2021
Last Verified: May 2021
Keywords provided by Ultimovacs ASA:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases
Urogenital Diseases
Prostatic Diseases
Male Urogenital Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs