Tampa, Florida 33612

  • Lung Cancer


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Vaccines made from a gene-modified virus may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Combining vaccine therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy followed by adenovirus p53 vaccine therapy in treating patients who have extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the maximum tolerated dose of autologous dendritic cell-adenovirus p53 vaccine, administered after standard chemotherapy, in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer. - Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. - Determine the development of an anti-p53-specific immune response in these patients after treatment with this regimen. - Determine the tumor response rate, time to progression, and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen. - Determine the frequency of anti-adenovirus immune responses in these patients after treatment with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of autologous dendritic cell-adenovirus p53 vaccine. Patients undergo leukapheresis and dendritic cells are cultured. Adenovirus carrying p53 gene particles are added to the dendritic cells to make the vaccine. Leukapheresis is performed before chemotherapy or 8 weeks after the last dose of chemotherapy if the patient has already started chemotherapy. Patients receive standard chemotherapy before receiving the vaccine. The recommended regimen is carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1 and etoposide IV over 1 hour on days 1-3. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with progressive disease (PD) at 6 weeks after chemotherapy are removed from the study. Patients are followed at day 140 and then every 3 months thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 43-58 patients (3-18 for phase I and 40 for phase II) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed small cell lung cancer - Extensive stage disease - Measurable disease - No uncontrolled central nervous system (CNS) metastasis PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-2 Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - White blood count (WBC) greater than 3,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3 - Hematocrit greater than 25% Hepatic - Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL Renal - Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Immunologic - HIV negative - No serious ongoing infection - No pre-existing immunodeficiency - No known pre-existing autoimmune disorder Other - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after study participation PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - Not specified Endocrine therapy - At least 4 weeks since prior steroids (before vaccination) - No concurrent chronic steroids (during vaccination) Radiotherapy - At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy (before vaccination) Surgery - Not specified



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Scott J. Antonia, M.D., Ph.D.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

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Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 07, 2020

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