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Vaccine Therapy Plus QS21 in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Combining a vaccine with QS21 may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy plus immune adjuvant QS21 in treating patients who have prostate cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Biological: MUC1-KLH vaccine/QS21 Phase 1

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine if immunization with glycosylated MUC-1 antigen containing MUC-1 (106) with keyhole limpet hemocyanin conjugate plus immunological adjuvant QS21 induces an antibody, helper T cell and/or cytotoxic T cell response against MUC-1 in patients with prostate cancer expressing MUC-1. II. Determine post-immunization changes in PSA levels and other objective parameters or disease (radionuclide bone scan and/or measurable disease if present) in these patients after receiving this therapy.

OUTLINE: Patients receive glycosylated MUC-1 antigen containing MUC-1 (106) with keyhole limpet hemocyanin conjugate subcutaneously (SQ) plus immunological adjuvant QS21 SQ on weeks 1-3, 7, 15, and 27 for a total of 6 vaccinations. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year or until documented disease progression.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 27 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vaccination of Prostate Cancer Patients With MUC-1-KLH Conjugate Plus the Immunological Adjuvant QS21: A Trial Examining the Immunogenicity of MUC-1 Glycopeptide Conjugate
Study Start Date : June 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vaccine
Patients sequentially will receive glycosylated MUC-1-KLH vaccines at 3ug per vaccination.
Biological: MUC1-KLH vaccine/QS21

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed prostate cancer No radiographic evidence of metastatic disease Must show signs of disease progression 3 or more rising PSA values documented, taken at no less than weekly intervals, to greater than 50% above baseline PSA PSA at least 1.0 ng/mL (post prostatectomy) OR 2.0 ng/mL (post radiation) Evaluable disease by serial changes in PSA Progression after primary therapy to include surgery or radiotherapy (with or without neoadjuvant androgen ablation), or intermittent hormonal therapy with noncastrate levels of testosterone (greater than 50 ng/mL) allowed No soft tissue and/or bone disease or androgen independent disease with no evidence of radiographic disease No symptomatic disease or anticipated to be symptomatic within 6 months No active CNS or epidural tumor

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL OR SGOT less than 3 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 40 mL/min Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III-IV heart disease Pulmonary: No severe debilitating pulmonary disease Other: No other malignancy within past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer No concurrent infection requiring antibiotics No narcotic dependent pain No positive stool guaiac excluding hemorrhoids No history of documented radiation induced proctitis No allergy to seafood

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior murine monoclonal antibody therapy No other concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 2 weeks since prior changes in hormonal therapy including prednisone or dexamethasone At least 8 weeks since prior suramin OR documented plasma concentration less than 50 mg/mL (replacement doses of hydrocortisone allowed) Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy to only measurable lesion Surgery: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent surgery Other: No other concurrent anticancer agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005632

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Susan Slovin, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00005632     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-040
First Posted: July 19, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Saponin QA-21V1
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic