Interleukin-12 in Treating Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Received High-Dose Chemotherapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Interleukin-12 may kill tumor cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor and by stimulating a person's white blood cells to kill breast cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-12 in treating women with metastatic breast cancer who have received high-dose chemotherapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase I Study of Post Transplant rhIL-12 High Dose Cyclophosphamide, Thiotepa, and Carboplatin in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||June 1998|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxic effect profile and maximum tolerated dose of interleukin-12 (rhIL-12) in women with advanced breast cancer who have undergone high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue. II. Determine the effect of rhIL-12 on cellular and humoral immune systems following high dose chemotherapy. III. Explore the effect on treatment failure of rhIL-12 after high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of interleukin-12 (rhIL-12). RhIL-12 therapy begins 3-5 weeks after discharge from the chemotherapy/stem cell transplant hospitalization or 2-3 weeks after completion of posttransplant radiation. Patients receive rhIL-12 subcutaneously twice a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients are treated at each dose level of rhIL-12. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose at which no more than 1 of 6 patients experiences dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 2 months after treatment.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 6-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 1-2 years.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Study Chair:||David Avigan, MD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|