Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Vaccines made from peptide 946 may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Combining these vaccines with proteins from the tetanus vaccine, and/or with either QS21 or Montanide ISA-51 may be an effective treatment for metastatic melanoma.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccines made from peptide 946 with or without tetanus peptide, QS21, or Montanide ISA-51 in treating patients with metastatic melanoma that cannot be surgically removed or with melanoma that is likely to recur.
Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant
Biological: peptide 946 melanoma vaccine
Biological: peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate melanoma vaccine
Biological: tetanus peptide melanoma vaccine
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I Protocol for the Evaluation of the Safety and Immunogenicity of Vaccination With a Synthetic Melanoma Peptide in Patients With High Risk Melanoma|
|Study Start Date:||February 1996|
OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the safety and immunogenicity of peptide 946 melanoma vaccine (peptide 946), peptide 946 combined with tetanus peptide melanoma vaccine, or peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate in patients with high risk melanoma.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 6 treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive peptide 946 melanoma vaccine (peptide 946) emulsified with QS21 subcutaneously (SQ). Arm II: Patients receive peptide 946 emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 (ISA-51) SQ. Arm III: Patients receive peptide 946 combined with tetanus peptide melanoma vaccine (tetanus peptide) emulsified with QS21 SQ. Arm IV: Patients receive peptide 946 combined with tetanus peptide emulsified with ISA-51 SQ. Arm V: Patients receive peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate emulsified with QS21 SQ. Arm VI: Patients receive peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate emulsified with ISA-51 SQ. Initially, 4 patients are randomized to Arm I and 4 patients are randomized to Arm II. If no dose limiting toxicities are observed in these patients, then additional patients are randomized to arms III-VI. Patients in each arm receive vaccine on day 0 and at months 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12. Patients are followed at 6 and 12 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 36 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Virginia|
|Cancer Center, University of Virginia HSC|
|Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908|
|Study Chair:||Craig L. Slingluff, MD||University of Virginia|