Chemotherapy, Vaccine Therapy, and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Vaccines made from a person's cancer cells may make the body build an immune response to kill cancer cells. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. Combining chemotherapy with vaccine therapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation may be effective in treating multiple myeloma.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy followed by vaccine therapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Biological: autologous tumor cell vaccine
Procedure: autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Vaccination In Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant Setting For Multiple Myeloma: The Use Of Autologous Tumor Cells/An Allo PSCT|
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
- Determine the efficacy of induction chemotherapy followed by autologous tumor cell vaccine and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma.
- Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Autologous tumor cells are harvested. The vaccine is prepared in vitro by mixing autologous tumor cells with a bystander cell expressing sargramostim (GM-CSF). Patients receive induction chemotherapy followed by autologous tumor cell vaccination (ATCV) once. Patients then undergo autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. At 6 weeks after transplantation, patients receive additional ATCVs every 3 weeks for a total of 8 vaccinations.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|Study Chair:||Ivan Borrello, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|