PANVAC™-VF Vaccine for the Treatment of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer After Failing a Gemcitabine-Containing Regimen
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase III Randomized, Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of PANVAC™-VF in Combination With GM-CSF Versus Best Supportive Care or Palliative Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic (Stage IV) Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Who Have Failed a Gemcitabine-Containing Chemotherapy Regimen|
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
PANVAC-VF is an investigational cancer vaccine. The vaccine is based on the theory that the body can be taught to fight cancer by directing the immune system to attack specific targets found on cancer cells. These targets are called Tumor Associated Antigens, or TAA's. This trial will help determine if this vaccine can help fight cancer.
All patients will be required to sign an informed consent prior to the performance of any study-related procedures. Patients will be screened for eligibility within 14 days prior to their anticipated treatment start date (Day 0). Patients who meet all inclusion and exclusion criteria will be centrally randomized into the study and will receive a unique patient identification number and a treatment assignment. The ratio of active treatment to control is 1:1 (PANVAC-VF: best supportive care or palliative chemotherapy).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00088660
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