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A Study Using Allogenic-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Specific Cells for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00990496
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Accrual goals not met)
First Posted : October 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2011
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Penn State University

October 5, 2009
October 6, 2009
August 19, 2011
September 2009
February 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To determine the incidence of tumor responses, as defined as stable disease, partial, or complete responses after the infusion of CMV CTL. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Same as current
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  • To determine the duration and magnitude of donor chimerism post infusion by micro chimerism assays. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To determine the incidence of increases in CMV pp65 or IE-1 T cells post infusion of allogeneic CMV CTL of GBM patients. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To determine safety of allogeneic CTL infusions in this patient population. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Same as current
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A Study Using Allogenic-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Specific Cells for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
A Phase I-II Study of Allogeneic CMV Specific Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) for Patients With Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of the infusion of partially matched, allogeneic, CMV specific cytotoxic T cells (CTL) for patients with GBM that have failed primary therapy.
Tumor specimens of consenting patients will be tested by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the presence of IE-1 and/or pp65. Subjects whose tumors test positive for either or both CMV antigens will be consented for the treatment phase which will include a regimen of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide daily for two days, cyclophosphamide only for a third day, followed by one day of rest prior to the day of CTL infusion.
Phase 1
Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Drug: Fludarabine
    30 mg/m2
  • Drug: Cyclophosphamide
    600 mg/m2
  • Biological: CMV Specific Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL)
    CTL Infusion (3 - 5 x 10E6 cells/kg)
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February 2011
February 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:


  • Patients must have a histopathologic diagnosis of GBM.
  • Patients from 5 to 65 years of age with GBM.


  • GBM has progressed following primary therapy.
  • Tumor is CMV pp65 or IE1 positive by immunohistochemistry (IHC).
  • Subjects must have pulse oximetry > or = 94 % on no supplemental oxygen.
  • Creatinine clearance must be > 50 cc/min as estimated by patient's serum creatinine, weight, and age.
  • Bilirubin must be < 2.0 mg/dl and SGOT/SGPT < 2.5 X normal.
  • ECOG performance status must be < or = 2, and for patients <16 years of age, Lansky performance status must be > or = 70%.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant females
  • Subjects who are moribund or who because of cardiac, pulmonary, renal, hepatic or neurologic dysfunction are not expected to survive one month following the T cell infusion
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
5 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
PSHCI #09-045
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Kenneth G. Lucas, MD, Penn State University
Penn State University
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Study Chair: Kenneth Lucas G. Lucas, MD Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State University
August 2010

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