Vaccine Therapy and Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Colony-stimulating factors such as sargramostim increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood. Combining vaccine therapy with sargramostim may be effective in treating soft tissue sarcoma.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining vaccine therapy with sargramostim in treating patients who have stage II, stage III, or stage IV soft tissue sarcoma.
Biological: NY-ESO-1 peptide vaccine
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of NY-ESO-1 Immunization in Patients With NY-ESO-1/LAGE Antigen Expressing Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||April 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the safety and tolerability of NY-ESO-1 peptide vaccine and sargramostim (GM-CSF) in patients with stage II, III, or IV soft tissue sarcoma expressing NY-ESO-1 or LAGE antigen.
- Determine the immunologic profile (NY-ESO-1 antibody, CD8+ cells, and delayed-type hypersensitivity) in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine tumor responses in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: Patients receive NY-ESO-1 peptide vaccine intradermally once every 2 weeks for a total of 6 vaccinations. Patients also receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously once daily beginning 2 days before every vaccination and continuing for 5 days. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.
|United States, New York|
|Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Study Chair:||Kyriakos P. Papadopoulos, MD||Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center|