Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Metastatic Kidney Cancer
RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as flt3L and CD40-ligand use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Biological therapy may be an effective treatment for metastatic melanoma and metastatic kidney cancer.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of flt3L combined with CD40-ligand in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma or metastatic kidney cancer.
Biological: recombinant CD40-ligand
Biological: recombinant flt3 ligand
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Treatment Of Patients With Metastatic Melanoma And Renal Cancer With A Combination Of Flt3L And CD40L|
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of CD40-ligand when combined with fixed-dose flt3 ligand in patients with metastatic melanoma or renal cell cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of CD40-ligand. Patients receive fixed-dose flt3 ligand subcutaneously (SC) daily on days 1-14 and CD40-ligand SC daily on days 12-16. Treatment continues every 28 days for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Cohorts of 3 to 6 patients receive escalating doses of CD40-ligand until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Patients with progressive disease after 2 courses may be eligible to receive high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) standard therapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 5 patients were accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Study Chair:||Patrick Hwu, MD||NCI - Surgery Branch|