Vaccine Therapy With or Without Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Stage IIB, Stage IIC, Stage III, or Stage IV Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig L Slingluff, Jr, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00089193
First received: August 4, 2004
Last updated: December 18, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

August 4, 2004
December 18, 2014
September 2003
February 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Vaccine Therapy With or Without Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Stage IIB, Stage IIC, Stage III, or Stage IV Melanoma
Evaluation of GM-CSF-in-Adjuvant and the Number of Vaccine Sites on Immunization With Multiple Synthetic Melanoma Peptides

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Colony-stimulating factors such as sargramostim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood. Combining vaccine therapy with sargramostim may cause a stronger immune response and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying vaccine therapy and sargramostim to see how well they work compared to vaccine therapy alone in treating patients with stage II B, stage IIC, stage III, or stage IV melanoma.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare immune response in patients with stage IIB-IV melanoma treated with vaccination comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides and Montanide ISA-51 with vs without sargramostim (GM-CSF).
  • Compare immune response in patients treated with these vaccinations administered at 1 vs 2 sites.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 4 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive vaccination comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides and Montanide ISA-51 at 1 injection site.
  • Arm II: Patients receive vaccination comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides and Montanide ISA-51 at 2 injection sites.
  • Arm III: Patients receive vaccination comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides, Montanide ISA-51, and sargramostim (GM-CSF) at 1 injection site.
  • Arm IV: Patients receive vaccination comprising multiple synthetic melanoma peptides, Montanide ISA-51, and GM-CSF at 2 injection sites.

In all arms, treatment repeats once weekly for 6 weeks. Patients return for booster vaccinations at weeks 12, 26, 39, and 52.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 124 patients will be accrued for this study.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Melanoma (Skin)
  • Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant
  • Biological: multi-epitope melanoma peptide vaccine
  • Biological: sargramostim
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Clancy-Thompson E, King LK, Nunnley LD, Mullins IM, Slingluff CL Jr, Mullins DW. Peptide vaccination in Montanide adjuvant induces and GM-CSF increases CXCR3 and cutaneous lymphocyte antigen expression by tumor antigen-specific CD8 T cells. Cancer Immunol Res. 2013 Nov;1(5):332-9. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-13-0084.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
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February 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Diagnosis of melanoma

    • Stage IIB, IIC, III, or IV disease
  • Must express HLA-A1, -A2, or -A3
  • No ocular melanoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 12 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Absolute neutrophil count > 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin > 9 g/dL

Hepatic

  • Liver function tests ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

Renal

  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN

Cardiovascular

  • No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer without brain metastasis, carcinoma in situ of the breast, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • More than 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy
  • More than 4 weeks since prior growth factors
  • More than 4 weeks since prior allergy shots
  • No prior vaccine therapy for melanoma or any other cancer with any of the peptides used in this study
  • More than 12 weeks since prior melanoma vaccine therapy* NOTE: *Prior melanoma vaccine allowed only for patients with disease progression during or after administration of the vaccine

Chemotherapy

  • More than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • More than 4 weeks since prior steroids

Radiotherapy

  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy

Surgery

  • Not specified
Both
12 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT00089193
10524, UVACC-MEL-43, FCCC-03045, MDA-2003-0720
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Craig L Slingluff, Jr, University of Virginia
Craig L Slingluff, Jr
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Craig L. Slingluff, MD University of Virginia
University of Virginia
December 2014

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