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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill tumor cells. Combining white blood cells, which have been activated by a vaccine, with interleukin-2 may kill more cancer cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 plus activated white blood cells in treating patients with cancer that has not responded to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the feasibility of expansion and the reinfusion of specific T-cell lines (peptide-specific activated lymphocytes), in combination with interleukin-2, in patients who were vaccinated with ras peptides. II. Assess immunologic status or antitumor response that may occur with this treatment in these patients. OUTLINE: Autologous peptide-specific activated lymphocytes (PAL), previously harvested from the patient following vaccination on a different protocol, are expanded and reinfused intravenously; this is followed by a 4 hour observation period. Patients then receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) administered subcutaneously 5 days a week for 2 weeks; the first dose of IL-2 is administered at least 4 hours after PAL infusion. Patients are followed once a month for 2 months after treatment. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 150 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Patients must be enrolled to be treated with mutated ras peptides vaccine on another protocol Malignant disease for which no further chemotherapy or radiation options to increase survival are available No history of CNS metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL SGOT or SGPT no greater than 4 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No active ischemic heart disease (i.e., NYHA class III or IV cardiac disease) No myocardial infarction within past 6 months No history of congestive heart failure No ventricular arrhythmias or other arrhythmias requiring therapy Other: HIV negative No hepatitis B or C infection No active infection requiring antibiotics No history of autoimmune disease (e.g., autoimmune neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, or hemolytic anemia; systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren syndrome, or scleroderma; myasthenia gravis; Goodpasture syndrome; Addison's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, or active Graves' disease) No active second malignancy other than curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior steroids and recovered No concurrent steroids Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Samir N. Khleif, MD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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