Interleukin-2 Following Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancer
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 following bone marrow transplantation in treating patients who have hematologic cancer at risk of relapse.
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Dose Finding Study of Toxicity and Immunomodulatory Effects of Interleukin-2 Following Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation in Patients at High Risk for Relapse|
|Study Start Date:||April 1998|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of interleukin-2 following allogeneic T-cell depleted bone marrow transplant in patients with hematologic malignancies at high risk of relapse. II. Determine the optimal dose of interleukin-2 in this regimen which will result in maximal natural killer cell and lymphokine activated killer cell activity in vitro.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive CD34+ stem cell augmented donor bone marrow on day 0 on another protocol. Patients then receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) subcutaneously on day 30. Treatment continues for 12 weeks in the absence of dose limiting toxicity. Cohorts of 4 patients receive escalating doses of IL-2 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose prior to that which causes at least grade 3 toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-24 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Oncology Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Study Chair:||Paul V. O'Donnell, MD, PhD||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|