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Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


To measure antigen-specific interferon-secretion by enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay, which measures antigen-specific interferon-secretion.

Study summary:

The goal of this project is to collect information in regards to the immunogenicity of PSA peptides in order to develop a novel therapeutic vaccine. This vaccine will consist of prostate specific antigen (PSA) peptide and Candida skin test reagent. Candida has recently been shown to be a promising new vaccine adjuvant for promoting T-cell responses. It can induce interleukin-12 (promotes T-cell response) secretion by Langerhans cells, the main antigen presenting cells in skin. In a Phase I clinical trial treating women with biopsy-proven high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs), precursors of cervical cancer, a combination of human papillomavirus peptides with Candida was demonstrated to be safe, to induce immune responses to human papillomavirus, and to promote T-helper type 1 (Th-1) response (promotes cellmediated immunity) in vaccine recipients. For treating prostate cancer, PSA is an ideal antigen as it is expressed in prostate cancer but not in any other organs. The characteristics of peptides that can effectively be used in therapeutic vaccines are their solubility in a single solution, immunogenicity in terms of containing large number of T-cell epitopes (so the vaccine can be used for all patients and not just a few that express certain Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) tissue types), and ability to mature Langerhans cells which in turn promotes T-cell activity. In this protocol the investigators focus on the immunogenicity of candidate peptides.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histological documented diagnosis of prostate cancer - 18 years of age or older - Signed informed consent form approved by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institutional Review Board (IRB) Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects must have no other current malignancies. - Subjects with prior history at any time of any basal or squamous skin cancer are eligible, provided they are disease-free at the time of registration. - Subjects with other malignancies are eligible if they have been continuously disease free for ≥ 5 years prior to the time of registration



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, MD
University of Arkansas

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Location Contact:

Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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