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Vaccine Therapy With High-Dose Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

2014-08-27 03:58:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response that will kill tumor cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill melanoma cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy with interleukin-2 in treating patients with metastatic melanoma.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Define the antitumor activity of gp100:209-217 (210M), a melanoma peptide derived from gp100 mixed with Montanide ISA-51, in combination with high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) administered by various schedules in patients with advanced melanoma.

- Examine the effect of the addition of gp100:209-217 (210M) peptide vaccine to high-dose IL-2 on the toxicity of the treatment in these patients.

- Define the induction of T-cell responses to gp100:209-217 (210M) peptide and its gp100 (parent) protein by ELISA with interferon gamma production or CTL precursor frequencies in these patients after the initial course of treatment.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prior therapy (adjuvant interferon vs chemotherapy for advanced disease vs both vs none), ECOG performance status (0 vs 1), and number of organ sites involved (1 vs more than 1). Patients are randomized into 1 of 3 treatment arms. (Arm III closed to accrual as of 11/30/1998.)

- Arm I: Patients receive vaccination comprising gp100:209-217 (210M) peptide mixed with Montanide ISA-51 subcutaneously on days 1, 22, 43, and 64. Patients also receive high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) IV over 15 minutes every 8 hours on days 2-6 and 16-20.

- Arm II: Patients receive vaccination as in arm I on days 1, 22, 43, and 64. Patients also receive high-dose IL-2 as in arm I on days 44-48 and 60-64. Patients who demonstrate rapid visible disease progression during the initial 4 weeks of therapy while maintaining good performance status may begin high-dose IL-2 on day 23.

- Arm III (closed to accrual as of 11/30/1998): Patients receive vaccination as in arm I on day 1 and then high-dose IL-2 as in arm I on day 2. Patients with nonhematologic toxicity may only receive vaccination on weeks 4, 7, and 10. Other patients may also receive IL-2 beginning on day 2 of each treatment week (4, 7, and 10) for up to 14 doses.

Patients in each arm may receive up to a total of 3 courses of treatment.

Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 90 patients (25 patients for arms I and II and 40 patients for arm III [arm III closed to accrual as of 11/30/1998]) will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Melanoma (Skin)

Intervention

aldesleukin, gp100 antigen, incomplete Freund's adjuvant

Location

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte
California
United States
91010-0269

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:39-0400

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A melanosome-specific protein that plays a role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of GP100 MELANOMA ANTIGEN, which is critical to the formation of Stage II MELANOSOMES. The protein is used as an antigen marker for MELANOMA cells.

A melanosome-associated protein that plays a role in the maturation of the MELANOSOME.

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