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Los Angeles, California 90095


RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a person's white blood cells and a donor's tumor cells may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well vaccine therapy works in treating patients with unresected stage III or stage IV melanoma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the clinical activity of vaccine therapy comprising autologous dendritic cells pulsed with allogeneic melanoma tumor cell lysates (IDD-3), as measured by tumor control, in patients with unresected stage IIIB or IIIC or stage IV melanoma. Secondary - Determine the immunologic activity of this vaccine, as measured by T-cell and antibody responses to lysate or to melanoma antigens or peptides, in these patients. - Determine the safety of this vaccine, as measured by the incidence and severity of adverse events, in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study. Patients undergo apheresis to collect peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The PBMCs are cultured with sargramostim (GM-CSF) and interleukin-13 for the production of dendritic cells. The dendritic cells are then pulsed with lysates from 3 allogeneic melanoma tumor cell lines (IDD-3) to produce the vaccine. Patients receive vaccine therapy comprising IDD-3 administered as 1 subcutaneous and 5 intradermal injections at each of the 2 uninvolved lymph node-bearing regions once in weeks 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, and 22 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 2, 10, 18, and 26 weeks. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-37 patients will be accrued for this study within 4-12 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed primary cutaneous or unknown primary melanoma, including 1 of the following stages: - Stage IIIB or IIIC disease - Unresected, in-transit lymph node metastases (N2c or N3) - Stage IV disease - Distant skin, subcutaneous, lymph node, or pulmonary metastases (M1a or M1b) - No cerebral, bone, or other visceral metastases - At least 1 measurable or evaluable lesion - Small-volume multiple cutaneous deposits allowed - Progressive disease, as defined by 1 of the following criteria: - At least 20% increase in size in ≥ 1 measurable or evaluable lesion - Appearance of ≥ 1 new lesion since or during last treatment (if applicable) AND within the past 3 months PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy - At least 6 months Hematopoietic - WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin ≥ 10.0 g/dL (transfusion allowed) Hepatic - SGOT and SGPT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - Lactic dehydrogenase normal - No active hepatitis B or C infection Renal - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN Immunologic - No history of autoimmune disease - Vitiligo allowed - No history of immunodeficiency syndrome - No active bacterial, viral, or fungal infection within the past 72 hours - HIV-1 or -2 negative - Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-I or -II negative Other - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix - No contraindication to apheresis - No other significant medical or surgical condition that would preclude study participation PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - No prior vaccine therapy with ≥ 1 melanoma antigen or peptide - More than 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy - More than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) Endocrine therapy - No concurrent chronic systemic corticosteroids Radiotherapy - More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery - Not specified Other - More than 4 weeks since prior investigational products - More than 4 weeks since prior chronic systemic immunosuppressive treatment - No concurrent medication or treatment regimen that would prelude study participation - No other concurrent anticancer treatment - No other concurrent immunosuppressive treatment



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Antoni Ribas, MD
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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