Basiliximab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme Undergoing Targeted Immunotherapy and Temozolomide-Caused Lymphopenia (REGULATe)
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as basiliximab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Vaccines may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Giving these treatments together may kill more tumor cells. Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) is a powerful adjuvant capable of stimulating macrophage function, inducing proliferation and maturation of DCs, and is able to enhance T-lymphocyte stimulatory function. Intradermal administration of GM-CSF enhances the immunization efficacy at the site of administration
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well basiliximab works in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and temozolomide-caused lymphopenia who are undergoing targeted immunotherapy.
|Malignant Neoplasms Brain||Biological: RNA-loaded dendritic cell vaccine Drug: basiliximab||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||REGULATory T-Cell Inhibition With Basiliximab (Simulect®) During Recovery From Therapeutic Temozolomide-induced Lymphopenia During Antitumor Immunotherapy Targeted Against Cytomegalovirus in Patients With Newly-Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme|
- Functional capacity of CD4+,CD25+, CD127- T-regulatory cells [ Time Frame: Approximately 26 months at time of brain tumor progression ]Functional and quantitative recovery of regulatory T cells is measured during and following study treatment and at the time of tumor progression, which is estimated to be about 26 months from time of diagnosis based on expected progression free survival rates with standard of care therapy.
- Safety [ Time Frame: 2 months following last vaccine administration ]The safety of CMV pulsed pp65 DC Vaccines combined with basiliximab is measured based on adverse events considered related to study treatment.
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: CMV pp65-LAMP mRNA-loaded DC vaccination
Basiliximab will be safe in combination with CMV pp65-LAMP mRNA-loaded DC vaccination and GM-CSF
Biological: RNA-loaded dendritic cell vaccine
Only one dose of DCs (2 x 10^7) is being assessed.Drug: basiliximab
Basiliximab 20 mg and 40 mg is being assessed depending on dose-cohort enrollment.
- To determine if basiliximab inhibits the functional and numeric recovery of T-regulatory cells after therapeutic temozolomide (TMZ)-induced lymphopenia in the context of vaccinating adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) using cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65-lysosomal-associated membrane protein (LAMP) mRNA-loaded dendritic cells (DCs) with GM-CSF in patients who are seropositive and seronegative for CMV.
- To evaluate the safety of basiliximab in these patients.
- To determine if basiliximab enhances the magnitude or character of pp65-specific vaccine-induced cellular or humoral immune responses, inhibits or enhances activation-induced cell death, or induces immunologic or clinical evidence of autoimmunity.
- To determine if basiliximab alters the phenotype (CD56 expression), cytokine secretion profile, or cytotoxicity of CD3-CD56+ natural killer cells.
- To determine if basiliximab in addition to vaccination extends progression-free survival compared to historical cohorts.
- To characterize immunologic cell infiltrate in recurrent tumors and seek evidence of antigen-escape outgrowth.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo leukapheresis for generation of dendritic cells (DCs) after resection. After initial leukapheresis, all patients undergo stereotactic radiotherapy (RT) on days 1-5 and concurrent temozolomide (TMZ) IV on days 1-7 for 6.5 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Beginning 3 weeks after completion of RT, patients receive TMZ IV on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. On day 14 ± 2 days of this first cycle of TMZ, patients will receive basiliximab, which is 7 days (± 2 days) before DC vaccine #1 and 2 weeks later, a second dose of basiliximab will be given, which is also 7 days before vaccine # 2.
All patients will undergo leukapheresis again for DC generation and immunologic monitoring with specific assessment of baseline antigen-specific cellular and humoral immune responses 3 + 1 weeks after vaccine #3.
Patients will then be treated monthly with TMZ cycles for a total of 12 cycles . On day 21 ± 2 days of each TMZ cycle, patients will receive monthly vaccines for a total of 8 vaccines. Patients will have blood drawn for immunologic monitoring before basiliximab infusions and prior to vaccines 1, 2, 3, and prior to monthly vaccines and then bimonthly through TMZ cycles without receiving any other prescribed antitumor therapy until progression.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 2 months.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00626483
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Gordana Vlahovic, MD||Duke University|