Melanoma Clinical Trial

Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma of the Eye

Summary

RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Combining vaccine therapy with interleukin-2 may be a more effective treatment for metastatic melanoma of the eye.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy and interleukin-2 in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma of the eye.

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OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the clinical response in patients with metastatic ocular melanoma treated with gp100:209-217 (210M) antigen and MART-1:26-35 (27L) antigen emulsified in Montanide ISA-51.

II. Determine the clinical benefit of interleukin-2 in combination with this vaccine in these patients.

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients receive vaccine subcutaneously once weekly. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for a total of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients with progressive disease may receive vaccine SC on day 1 followed by interleukin-2 IV over 15 minutes every 8 hours for a maximum of 12 doses. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL:

A total of 15-25 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

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Eligibility Criteria

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:

--Disease Characteristics-- Diagnosis of metastatic ocular melanoma Progressive disease Measurable disease HLA-A*201 positive --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- Biologic therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior endocrine therapy No concurrent steroid therapy Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified --Patient Characteristics-- Age: 16 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 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 2.0 mg/dL AST/ALT less than 3 times normal Hepatitis B surface antigen negative Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No major cardiovascular illness For interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy: No cardiac ischemia No myocardial infarction No cardiac arrhythmias Pulmonary: No major respiratory system illness For IL-2 therapy: No obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active systemic infection No autoimmune disease No primary or secondary immunodeficiency by abnormal lymphocyte counts or presence of opportunistic infection

Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Phase:

Phase 2

Study ID:

NCT00020475

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Surgery Branch
Bethesda Maryland, 20892, United States

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Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Phase:

Phase 2

Study ID:

NCT00020475

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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