HER-2/Neu Vaccine Plus GM-CSF in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Breast, Ovarian, or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003002
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2004
Last Update Posted : December 13, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Washington

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Vaccines made from the HER2/neu antigen may make the body build an immune response and kill tumor cells. Colony-stimulating factors such as GM-CSF increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of HER-2/neu vaccine plus GM-CSF in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV breast cancer, stage III or stage IV ovarian cancer, or stage III or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Biological: HER-2/neu peptide vaccine Biological: sargramostim Phase 1

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of serial intradermal vaccinations of HER-2/neu derived peptides with sargramostim (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant in patients with stage III or IV HER-2/neu expressing breast, ovarian, or nonsmall cell lung cancer. II. Determine whether immunity can be elicited with peptides derived from the intracellular domain of the HER-2/neu protein. III. Determine whether immunity can be elicited with peptides derived from the extracellular domain of the HER-2/neu protein. IV. Determine whether cytotoxic T cells specific for the HER-2/neu protein can be elicited in patients with HLA-A2 by immunization with peptides derived from the HER-2/neu protein.

OUTLINE: Patients receive one of three HER-2/neu peptide vaccine formulations that also contain sargramostim (GM-CSF) as the vaccine adjuvant. Each vaccine is studied in 20 patients. A maximum of 3 patients receive a vaccine each month for 6 months to monitor the potential toxicity associated with sequential immunizations. Patients receive a follow-up evaluation 1 month after the last vaccination. Those patients who have an immune response related to the vaccine will continue to have immunologic evaluations performed every 2 months while immune responses can still be detected.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 60 patients will be accrued.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of a HER-2/Neu Peptide Based Vaccine With GM-CSF as an Adjuvant in Patients With Advanced Stage HER-2/Neu Expressing Cancers
Study Start Date : April 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage III or IV breast, ovarian, or nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Adenocarcinoma No progressive disease May have comlpeted at least 1 standard chemotherapy regimen Confirmed HER-2/neu protein overexpression in tumor (either primary tumor or metastasis)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Pre or postmenopausal Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: At least 12 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Other: No anergy (positive delayed type hypersensitivity response required to two or more common recall antigens) Female patients must be nonfertile Male patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 1 month since cytotoxic chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 1 month since corticosteroid therapy Concurrent hormone therapy allowed Radiotherapy: Concurrent radiation therapy for local control of disease allowed (except as initial therapy for NSCLC) Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003002

United States, Washington
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Study Chair: Mary (Nora) L. Disis, MD University of Washington

Responsible Party: University of Washington Identifier: NCT00003002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065564
First Posted: July 30, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 13, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012

Keywords provided by University of Washington:
stage III breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer
stage III non-small cell lung cancer
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs