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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Vaccines may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of vaccine therapy in treating patients with resected or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and toxicity of vaccination with MUC-1 antigen and immunologic adjuvant SB AS-2 in patients with resected or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer. II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and/or recommended phase II dose of MUC-1 antigen in this patient population. III. Determine the qualitative and quantitative tumor response to this treatment in these patients. IV. Determine the disease-free survival in resected patients, progression-free survival in locally advanced unresectable patients, and overall survival in all patients receiving this treatment. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of MUC-1 antigen. Patients receive vaccination with MUC-1 antigen and immunologic adjuvant SB AS-2 intramuscularly on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a total of 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning 1 year after the last vaccination, patients without recurrent disease may receive booster vaccines annually. Cohorts of 4 to 8 patients receive escalating doses of MUC-1 antigen until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 4 or 2 of 8 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed at 2 weeks. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-20 patients will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed resected or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer No metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 4 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective double barrier contraception 1 week before, during, and for at least 2 weeks after study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent glucocorticosteroids Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: At least 3 weeks since prior resection of pancreatic cancer Other: No concurrent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)


NCT ID:

NCT00008099


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Ramesh K. Ramanathan, MD
University of Pittsburgh


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 23, 2017

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