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HER-2 Pulsed DC Vaccine to Prevent Recurrence of Invasive Breast Cancer Post Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (Neoadjuvant)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2014
Last updated: May 12, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The primary goals of this trial will be to determine the safety and immune activity of HER-2 pulsed DC1 vaccine in patients with high risk HER-2pos breast cancer with residual disease post neoadjuvant therapy. Investigators will also explore the possibility of determining whether circulating tumor cells can be used as surrogate to assess response to vaccination.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Biological: HER-2 pulsed Dendritic Cell Vaccine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Pilot Phase I HER-2 Pulsed DC Vaccine to Prevent Recurrence for Patients With HER-2 Driven High Risk Invasive Breast Cancer Post Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participation Compliance [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Feasibility: Defined as a patient's ability and willingness to complete the treatment regimen (6 weekly vaccinations). Data collection will include rate of successful completion and occurrence rate for each reason stated for non-completion.

  • Occurrence of Treatment Related Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Number of participants with treatment related adverse events, per event category.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Immunogenicity [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years follow-up ]
    Immunogenicity will be evaluated by descriptive statistics, plots of pre- and post-treatment values and fold changes. Immune response rate and 95% exact confidence interval will be calculated.

  • Anti-HER2 Immunity [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years follow-up ]
    Anti-HER2 response will be quantitated as EOS/baseline fold change in dilution studies.

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HER-2 Pulsed Dendritic Cell Vaccine
6 weekly HER-2 pulsed dendritic cell vaccines followed by 3 booster vaccines once every 3 months.
Biological: HER-2 pulsed Dendritic Cell Vaccine
Each dose will consist of between 1.0-2.0 x 10^7 cells and will be injected into 1-2 different normal groin lymph nodes or axillary nodes.

Detailed Description:

Dendritic cell cancer vaccines combined with chemotherapy may increase complete responses giving breast cancer specific immune cells greater opportunity to function while the immune repertoire is being shifted by chemotherapy to anti-breast cancer response and offer the chance to test secondary prevention of breast cancer in high risk settings. There is a need to determine whether this ICAIT DC1 can activate CD4 and CD8 T cells prior to or in combination with chemotherapy with or without added trastuzumab.

This study began at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and will be continued at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women ≥ 18 years.
  • HER-2 expressing stage I - III breast cancer with residual disease in the breast or axillary nodes post-neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
  • Women of childbearing age with a negative pregnancy serum test documented prior to enrollment.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status Score of 0 or 1.
  • Women of childbearing potential must agree to use a medically acceptable form of birth control during their participation in the study.
  • Have voluntarily signed a written Informed Consent in accordance with institutional policies after its contents have been fully explained to them.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating.
  • Positive for HIV or hepatitis C at baseline by self report.
  • Potential participants with coagulopathies, including thrombocytopenia with platelet count <75,000, INR > 1.5 and partial thromboplastin time > 50 sec.
  • Potential participants with MUGA < 50% EF.
  • Pre-existing medical illnesses or medications which might interfere with the study as determined by Principal Investigator (PI).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02061423

United States, Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Identifier: NCT02061423     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT02110199
Other Study ID Numbers: MCC-18776
UPCC26113 ( Other Identifier: CTSRMC, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania )
Study First Received: February 10, 2014
Last Updated: May 12, 2017

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

Keywords provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:
Invasive Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Dendritic Cell

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 23, 2017