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Vaccine Therapy With or Without Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma That Has Not Responded to Previous Treatment

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00022438
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2013
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Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill tumor cells. Combining vaccine therapy with interleukin-2 may be an effective treatment for metastatic melanoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of vaccine therapy plus interleukin-2 to that of vaccine therapy alone in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma that has not responded to previous treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Biological: aldesleukin Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant Biological: recombinant tyrosinase-related protein-2 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immunization of HLA-0201 Positive Patients With Metastatic Melanoma Using a Peptide From Tyrosinase-related Protein 2 (TRP-2)

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: June 2001
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the clinical responses in patients with HLA-A0201-positive refractory metastatic melanoma treated with tyrosinase-related protein-2:180-188 peptide vaccine alone.
  • Determine the clinical response rate of patients who have an immediate need to receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) in addition to this vaccine.
  • Compare the immunologic response, in terms of changes in T-cell precursors before and after treatment, in patients treated with this vaccine with or without IL-2.
  • Compare the toxicity profile of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label study.

Patients who need immediate interleukin-2 (IL-2) receive tyrosinase-related protein-2 (TRP-2):180-188 peptide vaccine emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 on day 1 and high-dose IL-2 IV over 15 minutes once every 8 hours on days 2-5. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients who do not need immediate IL-2 are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive TRP-2:180-188 peptide vaccine emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 subcutaneously (SC) on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients receive TRP-2:180-188 peptide vaccine emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 SC once weekly on weeks 1-4. Treatment repeats every 7 weeks for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients who have a complete response (CR) receive 1 additional course after achieving CR. Patients who have progressive disease while receiving vaccine alone may cross over to receive peptide vaccine with IL-2 for at least 2 courses.

Patients are followed at 3 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 83 patients (19-33 who need immediate interleukin-2 (IL-2); 15-25 per treatment arm who do not need immediate IL-2) will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Diagnosis of metastatic melanoma

    • Refractory to standard therapy
    • No resectable locoregional disease
  • HLA-A0201 positive
  • Measurable disease
  • Previously resected brain metastases, brain metastases stable after prior radiosurgery, or brain metastases less than 1 cm and without edema allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 16 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • More than 3 months

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC at least 3,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 90,000/mm^3
  • No coagulation disorders

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (3.0 mg/dL for patients with Gilbert's syndrome)
  • AST/ALT less than 3 times normal
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen negative

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL

Cardiovascular:

  • No major medical illness of the cardiovascular system
  • No cardiac ischemia*
  • No myocardial infarction*
  • No cardiac arrhythmias* NOTE: * For interleukin-2 (IL-2) administration

Pulmonary:

  • No major medical illness of the respiratory system
  • No obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease (for IL-2 administration)

Immunologic:

  • HIV negative
  • No primary or secondary immunodeficiency
  • No known immunodeficiency disease
  • No autoimmune disease
  • No active systemic infections

Other:

  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior biologic therapy for melanoma
  • No prior immunization to tyrosinase-related protein-2 antigen
  • No other concurrent biologic therapy for melanoma

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy for melanoma and recovered
  • No concurrent chemotherapy for melanoma

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior endocrine therapy for melanoma
  • No concurrent systemic steroid therapy
  • No concurrent endocrine therapy for melanoma

Radiotherapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy for melanoma and recovered
  • No concurrent radiotherapy for melanoma

Surgery:

  • See Disease Characteristics

Other:

  • No other concurrent therapy for melanoma
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00022438


Locations
United States, Maryland
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD NCI - Surgery Branch
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00022438     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00017849
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068818
NCI-01-C-0193
NCI-5369
First Submitted: August 10, 2001
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2013
Last Verified: July 2004

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Aldesleukin
Freund's Adjuvant
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs