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RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a person's white blood cells may help the body build an effective immune response.
PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects of vaccine therapy in treating patients who are being considered for solid organ transplant who are at risk for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.
- Determine the efficacy of photochemically-treated autologous Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-transformed B-lymphoblastoid cell vaccine in generating an EBV-specific T-cell and antibody response in EBV-negative patients or in boosting the response in EBV-positive patients who are being considered for a solid organ transplant and are at high risk for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.
- Determine adverse events associated with this vaccine in these patients.
- Determine the ability of the vaccine to protect from EBV primary infection in EBV-seronegative patients during the time course of the study.
OUTLINE: This is a nonrandomized, pilot study. Patients are stratified according to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) status (seropositive vs seronegative).
Patients receive photochemically-treated autologous EBV-transformed B-lymphoblastoid cell vaccine intradermally once in weeks 0 and 4.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for up to 5 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Primary Purpose: Treatment
autologous Epstein-Barr virus-transformed B-lymphoblastoid cell vaccine
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Active, not recruiting
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:39-0400
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An angiocentric and angiodestructive lymphoproliferative disorder primarily involving the lungs. It is caused by an Epstein-Barr virus-induced transformation of the B-cells, in a T-cell rich environment. Clinically and pathologically it resembles EXTRANODAL NK-T-CELL LYMPHOMA.
An extranodal neoplasm, usually possessing an NK-cell phenotype and associated with EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS. These lymphomas exhibit a broad morphologic spectrum, frequent necrosis, angioinvasion, and most commonly present in the midfacial region, but also in other extranodal sites.
A common, acute infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN). There is an increase in mononuclear white blood cells and other atypical lymphocytes, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and occasionally hepatomegaly with hepatitis.
Epithelial hyperplasia of the oral mucosa associated with Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN) and found almost exclusively in persons with HIV infection. The lesion consists of a white patch that is often corrugated or hairy.
A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting B-cells in humans and new world primates. The type species human herpesvirus 4 (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN) is better known as the Epstein-Barr virus.
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