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Decitabine Followed by a Cancer Antigen Vaccine for Patients With Neuroblastoma and Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 16, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2017
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Solving Kids’ Cancer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Louisville
November 15, 2010
November 16, 2010
May 9, 2017
August 2010
October 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Tolerance of study treatment [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Tolerance to DAC, at at least 50% dosing, and 3 of the 4 planned vaccinations during the first two cycles.
Toleration of treatment [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
To evaluate the tolerability of DAC and IFN-γ when used with a DC/CT antigen vaccine in patients with relapsed stage IV neuroblastoma.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01241162 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Tumor Response [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Assessment of tumor responses--complete or partial remission, stable disease, and disease progression--by CT/PET/MIBG or MRI after cycles 2 and 4.
  • Immune Response [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Assessment of post-vaccination T cell responses to MAGE-A1, MAGE-A3, and NY-ESO-1 by immunoassays.
Measurements of Immune Response [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Decitabine Followed by a Cancer Antigen Vaccine for Patients With Neuroblastoma and Sarcoma
A Phase I Trial Combining Decitabine and Vaccine Therapy for Patients With Relapsed Neuroblastoma and Sarcoma.
This treatment study for relapsed high-risk neuroblastoma, Ewings sarcoma, osteogenic sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma or synovial sarcoma involves an autologous cancer testis (CT) antigen specific dendritic cell (DC) vaccine preceded by decitabine as a demethylating chemotherapy.
For vaccine production, mature DC will be pulsed with overlapping peptides mixes derived from full-length NY-ESO-1, MAGE-A1, and MAGE-A3.
Phase 1
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Osteogenic Sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
Biological: Autologous dendritic cell vaccine with adjuvant

Week 1:

Decitabine (DAC): 10 mg/m2/day IV (Mon-Fri)

Weeks 2 and 3:

Vaccine: 3-5 E6 peptide pulsed DC (Mon)

Hiltonol applied topically to vaccine site before and after vaccination

Other Names:
  • Decitabine (trade name Dacogen or 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine/DAC
  • Hiltonol
Experimental: Single arm study
Biological/Vaccine: Autologous dendritic cell vaccine with adjuvant
Intervention: Biological: Autologous dendritic cell vaccine with adjuvant
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October 2016
October 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of relapsed high-risk neuroblastoma,Ewings sarcoma, osteogenic sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, synovial sarcoma
  • Patient may have gross tumor that has been treated with multi-agent chemotherapy prior study entry, but does not need to have gross tumor prior to study entry.
  • Patients must have had a diagnosis of neuroblastoma or sarcoma either by histological verification of neuroblastoma and/or demonstration of tumor cells in the bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamines.
  • Have received standard chemotherapy and/or SCT, and are at least 6 months post-transplant.
  • Age: Patients must be 1 - < 25 years of age when registered on study.
  • Organ Function Requirements: All patients must have adequate organ function defined as:
  • Hematological Function: ANC ≥ 500; Platelet count ≥ 75.
  • Renal Function: Creatinine clearance or radioisotope GFR ≥ 70ml/min/1.73 m2 OR A maximum serum creatinine (mg/dL) based on age/gender as follows: 1YO M&F = 0.6, 2-5YO M&F = 0.8, 6-9YO M&F = 1, 10-12YO M&F = 1.2, 13-15YO M = 1.5, 13-15YO F = 1.4, 16+ M = 1.7, 16+ F = 1.4
  • Cardiac Function: Patient must have normal cardiac function documented by Ejection fraction (> 55%) documented by echocardiogram or radionuclide MUGA evaluation OR Fractional shortening (≥ 28%) documented by echocardiogram
  • Liver Function: Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x normal for age, AND SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST) ≤ 3 x normal for age.
  • Room air pulse oximetry >94%.
  • Male and female sexually active patients of reproductive age who wish to participate must agree to use acceptable contraception.
  • Lansky performance scale > 70, ECOG < 2 (Appendix I).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is pregnant.
  • Patients with a positive result for any of the following diagnostic tests: Hep B Ag, Hep B Core Ab, Hep C Ab, HIV-1 Ab, HIV-2 Ab, HTLV-1 Ab, HTLV-2 Ab, RPR.
  • Patient has a history of autoimmune disease, specifically inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Patient is receiving concurrent systemic steroid therapy.
  • Patient has a known systemic hypersensitivity to DAC, Hiltonol, or any vaccine component.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
1 Year to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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University of Louisville
University of Louisville
Solving Kids’ Cancer
Principal Investigator: Kenneth G Lucas, MD University of Louisville, Kosairs Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
University of Louisville
May 2017

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