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RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of recombinant vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine in patients with metastatic melanoma.
- Determine the clinical toxic effects of this vaccine in these patients.
- Determine the safety of this vaccine in these patients.
- Determine the clinical response of these patients to this vaccine.
- Determine evidence of host anti-melanoma immune reactivity in these patients after treatment with this vaccine.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.
Patients receive recombinant vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine once every 4 weeks for a total of 3 vaccinations. Patients with stable or responding disease may receive an additional course of vaccinations.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of recombinant vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at each vaccine administration, and at study completion.
Patients are followed at 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-18 patients will be accrued for this study within 6-12 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
recombinant vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:41-0400
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