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RNA-Loaded Dendritic Cell Cancer Vaccine

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Argos Therapeutics Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2004
Last updated: February 14, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
The purpose of this trial is to examine the safety, feasibility, immunological response, and clinical antitumor activity of administering a dendritic cell vaccine to patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Renal Cell Carcinoma Biological: MB-002 Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study To Examine The Safety, Feasibility, Immunological Response, And Measures Of Clinical Antitumor Activity After Administering Unselected, Autologous, Amplified Tumor Total RNA-Transfected, Dendritic Cell Vaccine (MB-002) To Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Argos Therapeutics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the safety of multiple administrations of MB-002 in patients with newly diagnosed, metastatic renal cell carcinoma. [ Time Frame: From registration until disease progression or withdrawal from study ]
  • To measure clinical antitumor activity including objective tumor response and an estimate of time to tumor progression (or progression-free interval). [ Time Frame: From registration until disease progression or withdrawal from study ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MB-002-003 Biological: MB-002
Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a new diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma;
  • Must be at least 18 years or older;
  • Have a scheduled unilateral nephrectomy;
  • ECOG of 0 or 1;
  • Free of brain metastases by CT or MRI;
  • Normal renal function in contralateral kidney;
  • Male or non-pregnant/non-lactating female on appropriate birth control methods while on study;
  • Clinically acceptable screening results.
  • No immunosuppressive therapy not limited to corticosteroids (including topical steroids or steroid containing inhalers), azathioprine cyclosporine two months prior to study entry;
  • No active autoimmune disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00087984

United States, California
University of California - Irvine
Orange, California, United States, 92868
United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Canada, Ontario
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada, Quebec
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Argos Therapeutics
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Argos Therapeutics Identifier: NCT00087984     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MB-002-003
Study First Received: July 16, 2004
Last Updated: February 14, 2013

Keywords provided by Argos Therapeutics:
Kidney cancer
Renal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Kidney Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017