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Histocompatibility Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-A*0201 Restricted Peptide Vaccine Therapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(Difficulty in recruiting)
Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
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Tokyo University Identifier:
First received: May 12, 2008
Last updated: December 28, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and time to progression of HLA-A*0201 restricted epitope peptides VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 emulsified with Montanide ISA 51 in advanced breast cancer patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Biological: VEGFR1 and VEGFR2
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Multiple-Vaccine Therapy Using Epitope Peptide Restricted to HLA-A*0201 in Treating Patients With Refractory Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Tokyo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • safety(Phase I:toxicities as assessed by NCI CTCAE version3) and efficacy(Phase II:Feasibility as evaluated by RECIST) [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate immunological responses [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Peptide administered
Biological: VEGFR1 and VEGFR2
Patients will be vaccinated twice a week for 8 weeks. On each vaccination day, VEGFR1 peptide (1mg) and VEGFR2 peptide (1mg) mixed with Montanide ISA 51 will be administered by subcutaneous injection.

Detailed Description:
VEGF receptor 1 and 2 are essential targets to tumor angiogenesis, and we identified that peptides derived from these receptors significantly induce the effective tumor specific CTL response in vitro and vivo. According to these findings, in this trial, we evaluate the safety, immunological and clinical response of those peptides. Patients will be vaccinated twice a week for 8 weeks. On each vaccination day, VEGFR1 peptide (1mg) and VEGFR2 peptide (1mg) mixed with Montanide ISA 51 will be administered by subcutaneous injection. Repeated cycles of the vaccine will be administered until patients develop progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity, whichever occurs first. In the phase I study, we evaluate the safety and tolerability of these peptide vaccine. In the following phase II study, we evaluate the immunological and clinical response of this vaccine therapy.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced or recurrent breast cancer
  • Resistant against anthracycline-based and taxane-based chemotherapy or difficult to continue the chemotherapy due to intolerable side effect(s)
  • Resistant against trastuzumab or difficult to continue it due to intolerable side effect(s) when her-2 is positive
  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • HLA-A*0201
  • Laboratory values as follows

    • 2000/mm3<WBC<15000/mm3
    • Platelet count>100000/mm3
    • Bilirubin < 3.0mg/dl
    • Asparate transaminase < 150IU/L
    • Alanine transaminase < 150IU/L
    • Creatinine < 3.0mg/dl
  • Able and willing to give valid written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy(woman of childbearing potential:Refusal or inability to use effective means of contraception)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Active or uncontrolled infection
  • Unhealed external wound
  • Concurrent treatment with steroids or immunosuppressing agent
  • Prior chemotherapy,radiation therapy, or immunotherapy within 4 weeks
  • Uncontrolled brain and/or intraspinal lesion(s)
  • Decision of unsuitableness by principal investigator or physician-in-charge
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00677326

The Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 108-8639
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tokyo University
Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
Study Chair: Naohide Yamashita, MD/PhD Tokyo University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Department of Surgery, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo Identifier: NCT00677326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Breast-A02-I, II
Study First Received: May 12, 2008
Last Updated: December 28, 2009

Keywords provided by Tokyo University:
Peptide Vaccine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 23, 2017