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Tumor RNA Transfected Dendritic Cell Vaccines

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00108264
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to use dendritic cells transfected with amplified RNA from autologous tumor cells to develop a vaccine strategy for the treatment of prostate cancer in patients with disseminated disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Biological: Tumor RNA transfected dendritic cells Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The specific aims are: 1) to evaluate, in a phase I clinical trial, the safety of vaccinating patients with dendritic cells transfected with RNA from autologous cancer cells; 2) to analyze the T cell responses induced by the treatment; and 3) to improve the efficacy of the treatment by developing methods to increase the induction of CD4+T cell responses.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Tumor RNA Transfected Dendritic Cell Vaccines
Study Completion Date : September 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaccines

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer stages D1 - D3 are eligible for this study.
  • They must not have a history of autoimmune disease, serious intercurrent chronic or acute illness, pulmonary disease, active hepatitis, serologic evidence for HIV, or be receiving corticosteroid or immunosuppressive therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be excluded from the study if they have received chemotherapy or other forms of immunotherapy in the 6 weeks prior to study entry.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00108264

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United States, North Carolina
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00108264    
Other Study ID Numbers: CLIN-021-02S
First Posted: April 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Dendritic Cells
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases