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Safety Study of a Helper Peptide Vaccine Plus Adjuvant Combinations for the Treatment of Melanoma (Mel63; CHAMP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02425306
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow accrual to part 2 of the study. Accrual to part 1 is complete.)
First Posted : April 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Cancer Research Institute, New York City
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig L Slingluff, Jr, University of Virginia

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates whether it is safe to administer a peptide vaccine in combination with different adjuvants. Adjuvants are substances that may boost immune responses vaccines. In this study, the adjuvants are Montanide ISA-51, polyICLC and cyclophosphamide. This study will also evaluate the effects of the combination of the peptide vaccine and the adjuvants on the immune system. The investigators will monitor these effects by performing tests in the laboratory on participants' blood, a lymph node, and tissue from the sites of vaccination.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma Biological: 6MHP Drug: Montanide ISA-51 Drug: polyICLC Drug: Cyclophosphamide Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Trial to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Safety of a Melanoma Helper Peptide Vaccine Plus Novel Adjuvant Combinations (MEL63)
Actual Study Start Date : May 12, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 18, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : January 8, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm A:6MHP + Montanide ISA-51
Part 1: 200 mcg of 6MHP emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant will be administered on 1, 8, 15, 36, 57 and 78.
Biological: 6MHP
6 melanoma helper vaccine comprised of 6 class II MHC-restricted helper peptides
Other Name: 6 melanoma helper peptide vaccine

Drug: Montanide ISA-51
Montanide ISA-51 (Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant), local adjuvant

Experimental: Arm B:6MHP + Montanide ISA-51 + Cyclophosphamide

Part 1: 200 mcg of 6MHP emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant will be administered on 1, 8, 15, 36, 57 and 78. Cyclophosphamide (50 mg) will be taken orally once a day for 7 days followed by a 7 day rest period. This will be repeated for 5 cycles. Cycles will begin on the following days:

  • Day -6 (Cycle 1)
  • Day 8 (Cycle 2)
  • Day 22 (Cycle 3)
  • Day 36 (Cycle 4)
  • Day 50 (Cycle 5)
Biological: 6MHP
6 melanoma helper vaccine comprised of 6 class II MHC-restricted helper peptides
Other Name: 6 melanoma helper peptide vaccine

Drug: Montanide ISA-51
Montanide ISA-51 (Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant), local adjuvant

Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Cyclophosphamide, systemic adjuvant

Experimental: Arm C:6MHP + polyICLC + Montanide ISA-51
Part 1: 200 mcg of 6MHP plus 1 mg of polyICLC emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant will be administered on 1, 8, 15, 36, 57 and 78.
Biological: 6MHP
6 melanoma helper vaccine comprised of 6 class II MHC-restricted helper peptides
Other Name: 6 melanoma helper peptide vaccine

Drug: Montanide ISA-51
Montanide ISA-51 (Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant), local adjuvant

Drug: polyICLC
polyICLC, local adjuvant

Experimental: Arm D:6MHP + polyICLC + Montanide ISA-51 + Cyclophosphamide

Parts 1 and 2: 200 mcg of 6MHP plus 1 mg of polyICLC emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 adjuvant will be administered on 1, 8, 15, 36, 57 and 78. Cyclophosphamide (50 mg) will be taken orally once a day for 7 days followed by a 7 day rest period. This will be repeated for 5 cycles. Cycles will begin on the following days:

  • Day -6 (Cycle 1)
  • Day 8 (Cycle 2)
  • Day 22 (Cycle 3)
  • Day 36 (Cycle 4)
  • Day 50 (Cycle 5)
Biological: 6MHP
6 melanoma helper vaccine comprised of 6 class II MHC-restricted helper peptides
Other Name: 6 melanoma helper peptide vaccine

Drug: Montanide ISA-51
Montanide ISA-51 (Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant), local adjuvant

Drug: polyICLC
polyICLC, local adjuvant

Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Cyclophosphamide, systemic adjuvant




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Adverse events [ Time Frame: 30 days after administration of the last dose of 6MHP or cyclophosphamide ]
  2. Immunogenicity-CD4+ T cell responses [ Time Frame: through day 85 ]
    CD4+ T cell responses to 6 MHP

  3. Immunogenicity-modification of the tumor microenvironment (Part 2 only) [ Time Frame: through day 22 ]
    increased infiltration of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells into tumor metastases


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immunogenicity-CD8+ T cell responses [ Time Frame: through day 85 ]
    CD8+ T cell responses to defined melanoma antigens



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Part 1 only: Participants with stage IIB, IIC, III, or IV melanoma at original diagnosis or at restaging after recurrence. Patients with high-risk stage IIA melanoma (by DecisionDx Melanoma test, Castle Biosciences, Inc,;Friendswood, TX) also may be eligible. These participants may have had cutaneous, uveal, mucosal primary melanoma, or an unknown primary melanoma. Diagnosis of melanoma must be confirmed by cytological or histological examination. Staging of cutaneous melanoma will be based on version 7 AJCC staging system.
  • Part 2 only: Patients with a diagnosis of stage IIIB-IV melanoma with one or more tumor deposits accessible for biopsy and/or excision. These participants may have had cutaneous, uveal, mucosal primary melanoma, or an unknown primary melanoma. Diagnosis of melanoma must be confirmed by cytological or histological examination. Staging of cutaneous melanoma will be based on version 7 AJCC staging system.

Patients must have adequate cutaneous, subcutaneous, soft tissue, or nodal metastases of melanoma readily accessible for biopsy

  • Participants will be required to have radiological studies to rule out radiologically evident disease. Required studies include:

    • Chest CT scan,
    • Abdominal and pelvic CT scan, and
    • Head CT scan or MRI
    • PET/CT fusion scan may replace scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
  • Participants who have had brain metastases will be eligible if all of the following are true:

    • Each brain metastasis must have been completely removed by surgery or each unresected brain metastasis must have been treated with stereotactic radiosurgery.
    • There has been no evident growth of any brain metastasis since the most recent treatment.
    • No brain metastasis is > 2 cm in diameter at the time of registration.
    • The most recent surgical resections or gamma-knife therapy for malignant melanoma must have been completed ≥ 1 week and for Part 1, ≤ 6 months prior to registration.
  • All participants must have:

    • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 (Appendix 3)
    • Ability and willingness to give informed consent
  • Laboratory parameters as follows:

    • ANC > 1000/mm3
    • Platelets > 100,000/mm3
    • Hgb > 9 g/dL
    • HgbA1c ≤ 7.5%
    • Hepatic:
    • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 x upper limits of normal (ULN)
    • Bilirubin ≤ 2.5 x ULN (except in patients with Gilbert's disease, where bilirubin to 4x ULN is allowed)
    • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 x ULN
    • Renal
    • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    • Serology (within 6 months of study entry)
    • HIV negative
    • Hepatitis C negative (no evidence of active virus)
  • Blood is to be collected for HLA typing (Class I and Class II), which will be analyzed as part of the immunologic endpoints, but HLA type will not be an inclusion/exclusion criterion.
  • Age 18 years or older at registration.
  • Part 1 only: Participants must have at least two intact (undissected) axillary and/or inguinal lymph node basins.
  • Part 2 only: Participants must have at least one intact (undissected) axillary and/or inguinal lymph node basin.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who have received the following medications or treatments at any time within 4 weeks of registration:

    • Chemotherapy
    • Interferon (e.g. Intron-A®)
    • Radiation therapy (Stereotactic radiotherapy, such as gamma knife, can be used ≥ 1 week and ≤ 6 months prior to registration)
    • Allergy desensitization injections
    • High doses of systemic corticosteroids, with the following qualifications and exceptions:

      • In patients with adrenal or pituitary insufficiency replacement steroid doses are allowed; however, daily doses of 10 mg or more of prednisone (or equivalent) per day administered parenterally or orally are not allowed in patients with normal adrenal and pituitary function.
      • Inhaled steroids (e.g.: Advair®, Flovent®, Azmacort®) are permitted at low doses (less than 500 mcg fluticasone per day, or equivalent) (76,77).
      • Topical, nasal, and intra-articular corticosteroids are acceptable.
    • Growth factors (e.g. Procrit®, Aranesp®, Neulasta®)
    • Interleukins (e.g. Proleukin®)
    • Any investigational medication
    • Targeted therapies specific for mutated BRAF or for MEK
  • Participants who are currently receiving nitrosoureas or who have received this therapy within the preceding 6 weeks
  • Participants who are currently receiving a checkpoint molecule blockade therapy, or who have received this therapy within the preceding 12 weeks.
  • Participants with known or suspected allergies to any component of the vaccine.
  • Participants may not have been vaccinated previously with any of the synthetic peptides included in this protocol. Participants who have received vaccinations containing agents other than the synthetic peptides included in this protocol and have recurred during or after administration of the vaccine will be eligible to enroll 12 weeks following their last vaccination.
  • Pregnancy. Female participants of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test (urinary or serum beta-HCG) obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration. Males and females must agree, in the consent form, to use effective birth control methods during the course of vaccination.
  • Female participants must not be breastfeeding
  • Participants in whom there is a medical contraindication or potential problem in complying with the requirements of the protocol in the opinion of the investigator.
  • Participants classified according to the New York Heart Association classification as having Class III or IV heart disease (Appendix 4).
  • Participants with uncontrolled diabetes, defined as having a HgbA1c ≥ 7.5%.
  • Participants must not have had prior autoimmune disorders requiring cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapy, or autoimmune disorders with visceral involvement. Participants with an active autoimmune disorder requiring these therapies are also excluded. The following will not be exclusionary:

    • The presence of laboratory evidence of autoimmune disease (e.g. positive ANA titer) without symptoms
    • Clinical evidence of vitiligo
    • Other forms of depigmenting illness
    • Mild arthritis requiring NSAID medications
  • Participants who have another cancer diagnosis, except that the following diagnoses will be allowed:

    • squamous cell cancer of the skin without known metastasis
    • basal cell cancer of the skin without known metastasis
    • carcinoma in situ of the breast (DCIS or LCIS)
    • carcinoma in situ of the cervix
    • any cancer without distant metastasis that has been treated successfully, without evidence of recurrence or metastasis for over 5 years
  • Participants with known addiction to alcohol or drugs who are actively taking those agents, or participants with recent (within 1 year) or ongoing illicit IV drug use.
  • Body weight < 110 pounds (without clothes) at registration, due to the amount and frequency with which blood will be drawn.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02425306


Locations
United States, Virginia
Cancer Center at the University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Sponsors and Collaborators
Craig L Slingluff, Jr
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Cancer Research Institute, New York City
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Craig L. Slingluff, Jr., MD University of Virginia

Responsible Party: Craig L Slingluff, Jr, Director, Human Immune Therapy Center, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02425306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17860
First Posted: April 23, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

Keywords provided by Craig L Slingluff, Jr, University of Virginia:
peptide
vaccine
adjuvant
polyICLC
cyclophosphamide
Montanide ISA-51

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Vaccines
Cyclophosphamide
Freund's Adjuvant
Poly ICLC
Poly I-C
Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Interferon Inducers
Laxatives
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents