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Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
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RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a person's white blood cells and melanoma cells may make the body build an immune response and kill tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Biological: MART-1 antigen Biological: filgrastim Biological: flu matrix peptide p58-66 Biological: gp100 antigen Biological: recombinant MAGE-3.1 antigen Biological: tyrosinase peptide Procedure: in vitro-treated peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy of Metastatic Melanoma - A Phase I Trial

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Study Start Date: April 1999
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and tolerability of antigen pulsed dendritic cell therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma. II. Perform serial analysis of T cell and B cell function in these patients after this treatment. III. Determine objective response and response duration in these patients after this treatment.

OUTLINE: Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SQ) on days 1-6, then undergo leukapheresis for 2-3 days, beginning on day 6. Mononuclear cells are selected for CD34+ cells in the laboratory, made into dendritic cells, and then pulsed with MART-1, gp100, tyrosinase, MAGE-3 peptides and flu matrix. These antigen pulsed dendritic cells (ApDCs) are used for vaccinations. Prior to vaccination, ApDCs are mixed with MART-1, gp100, tyrosinase, MAGE-3, and flu matrix. Patients receive this dendritic cell vaccine mixture SQ every 2 weeks for 4 priming doses. Patients receive 4 boost vaccinations SQ at 2 months, 5 months, 9 months, and 15 months following the last priming vaccination. Patients are followed monthly for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 28 patients will be accrued for this study.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic melanoma Measurable disease HLA-A2 01 phenotype No active CNS or hepatic metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 80 Performance status: Karnofsky 80-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Normal CD4 and CD8 T cell numbers by flow cytometry Lactic dehydrogenase less than 2 times normal Hepatic: No viral hepatitis Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No prior venous thrombosis, angina pectoris, or congestive heart failure Pulmonary: No prior asthma Immunologic: Positive intradermal skin test for mumps, histoplasmosis, or streptokinase antigen Immunoglobulin levels normal No prior autoimmune disease (lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, or thyroiditis) No allergy to tetanus toxoid or influenza vaccine No sensitivity to E. coli drug preparations Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception HIV negative No active infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior interferon At least 8 weeks since prior interleukin-2 Chemotherapy: No more than 3 prior courses of cytotoxic chemotherapy At least 8 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent immunosuppressive agents

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003792

United States, Texas
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor Health Care System
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Joseph W. Fay, MD Baylor Health Care System
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003792     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BAYUMC-098004
CDR0000066935 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: October 2006

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas