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RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Tetanus toxoid may make tumor cells more sensitive to chemotherapy and vaccine therapy.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy and vaccine therapy with or without tetanus toxoid compared with chemotherapy alone in treating patients who have metastatic colorectal cancer.
- Determine the safety of ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine and chemotherapy, with or without tetanus toxoid, vs chemotherapy alone in patients with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma.
- Determine whether tetanus toxoid enhances the immune response in patients treated with the vaccine and chemotherapy.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive a priming dose of tetanus toxoid. Beginning 2 weeks later, patients receive tetanus toxoid and ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine subcutaneously (SC) once weekly for 3 weeks.
Two weeks after the third vaccine administration, patients receive tetanus toxoid and ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine SC on day 1 and irinotecan IV over 90 minutes, leucovorin calcium IV, and fluorouracil IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Treatment repeats every 6 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
- Arm II: Patients receive ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine and chemotherapy as in arm I.
- Arm III: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I. After completion of chemotherapy, patients with partial or complete response may receive ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine SC once weekly on weeks 1-3 and 6.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 90 patients (30 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
ALVAC-CEA-B7.1 vaccine, tetanus toxoid, FOLFIRI regimen, fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:34:20-0400
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A vaccine consisting of DIPHTHERIA TOXOID; TETANUS TOXOID; and whole-cell PERTUSSIS VACCINE. The vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.
The formaldehyde-inactivated toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is generally used in mixtures with TETANUS TOXOID and PERTUSSIS VACCINE; (DTP); or with tetanus toxoid alone (DT for pediatric use and Td, which contains 5- to 10-fold less diphtheria toxoid, for other use). Diphtheria toxoid is used for the prevention of diphtheria; DIPHTHERIA ANTITOXIN is for treatment.
A combined vaccine used to prevent infection with diphtheria and tetanus toxoid. This is used in place of DTP vaccine (DIPHTHERIA-TETANUS-PERTUSSIS VACCINE) when PERTUSSIS VACCINE is contraindicated.
Combined vaccines consisting of DIPHTHERIA TOXOID; TETANUS TOXOID; and an acellular form of PERTUSSIS VACCINE. At least five different purified antigens of B. pertussis have been used in various combinations in these vaccines.
A suspension of killed Bordetella pertussis organisms, used for immunization against pertussis (WHOOPING COUGH). It is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DTP). There is an acellular pertussis vaccine prepared from the purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis, which causes fewer adverse reactions than whole-cell vaccine and, like the whole-cell vaccine, is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
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