Los Angeles, California 90095

  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific


RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy in treating patients who have advanced cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety, tolerance, and maximum tolerated dose of TG4010 in patients with MUC1 positive advanced cancer. II. Determine the biological and immunological effects of this regimen in this patient population. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive TG4010 IM weekly for 4 weeks, every other week for 8 weeks, and then every 4 weeks. Treatment continues every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of TG4010 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 3 of 6 patients experience treatment related grade 3 toxicity. If any patient experiences grade 4 toxicity, the prior dose level is considered the MTD. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10 patients will be accrued for this study within 4 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed cancer not amenable to cure by any standard modality and not suitable for accepted palliative care with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormonal therapy Histologically confirmed MUC1 antigen expression No uncontrolled or symptomatic CNS metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Transaminase no greater than 3 times ULN (unless attributable to metastatic disease) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study HIV negative No active systemic infections No other serious concurrent systemic medical disorders that would preclude study compliance No history of, or immediate household contact with, eczema, exfoliative skin disorders, pregnant women, children under 3 years of age, or other immunocompromise offering an increased risk for disseminated vaccinia infection PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosamines and mitomycin) No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent systemic corticosteroid therapy No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No concurrent immunosuppressive drugs No other concurrent experimental protocol No other concurrent antitumor therapy



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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