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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as flt3L and CD40-ligand use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Biological therapy may be an effective treatment for metastatic melanoma and metastatic kidney cancer. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of flt3L combined with CD40-ligand in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma or metastatic kidney cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of CD40-ligand when combined with fixed-dose flt3 ligand in patients with metastatic melanoma or renal cell cancer. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of CD40-ligand. Patients receive fixed-dose flt3 ligand subcutaneously (SC) daily on days 1-14 and CD40-ligand SC daily on days 12-16. Treatment continues every 28 days for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3 to 6 patients receive escalating doses of CD40-ligand 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. Patients with progressive disease after 2 courses may be eligible to receive high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) standard therapy. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 5 patients were accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic renal cell cancer or melanoma Measurable disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: More than 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 90,000/mm3 No coagulation disorders Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.6 mg/dL AST and ALT less than 2.5 times normal Hepatitis B surface antigen negative Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No major active medical illness of the cardiovascular system (e.g., cardiac ischemia, myocardial infarction, or cardiac arrhythmia) Pulmonary: No major active medical illness of the respiratory system (e.g., obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease) Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active systemic infections No history of autoimmune disorders HIV negative PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior biologic therapy No prior systemic flt3 ligand or CD40-ligand Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior endocrine therapy No concurrent systemic steroids Radiotherapy: Prior localized radiotherapy for renal cell cancer or melanoma allowed Surgery: Prior surgery for renal cell cancer or melanoma allowed



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Patrick Hwu, MD
NCI - Surgery Branch

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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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