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Vaccination With Tumor mRNA in Metastatic Melanoma - Fixed Combination Versus Individual Selection of Targeted Antigens

This study has been completed.
German Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Eigentler, University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

The purpose of the vaccination protocol is to induce specific immune responses against melanoma associated antigens by intradermal injections of mRNA coding for the corresponding antigen.

Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Melanoma
Biological: mRNA coding for melanoma associated antigens
Drug: GM-CSF
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Intradermal Vaccination of Melanoma Patients With a Fixed Combination of mRNAs Compared to an Individualized Selection After Analysis of Antigen Expression in Tumor Tissue

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Side effects will be monitored using CTCAE criteria. Tolerability and toxicity profiles will be calculated.

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: mRNA Vacc Biological: mRNA coding for melanoma associated antigens
mRNA vaccine s.c. applied weekly
Drug: GM-CSF
Given s.c. as adjuvant drug one day after vaccine

Detailed Description:

vaccination protocol to induce clinically specific immune responses against melanoma associated antigens by intradermal injections of mRNA coding for the corresponding antigens. Half of patients is treated with mRNA coding for Melan-A, Mage-A1, Mage-A3, Survivin, GP100 and Tyrosinase. The other half of patients is treated with an individualized selection of mRNAs after analysis of overexpressed melanoma antigens in autologous tumor tissue. GM-CSF is used as an adjuvants. Phase I/II clinical trial to analyse safety and immune responses in stage III/IV melanoma patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • malignant melanoma stage III/IV
  • fresh frozen tumor tissue available
  • informed consent given
  • Karnofsky >= 70%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • brain metastasis
  • parallel chemotherapy
  • systemic treatment with glucocorticoids
  • other malignancies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00204516

Department of Dermatology, University of Tuebingen
Tuebingen, Germany, 72076
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
German Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Claus Garbe, Prof. Dr. University of Tuebingen, Department of Dermatology
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Thomas Eigentler, Study Coordinator, University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier: NCT00204516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RNA-Mel-03
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on November 20, 2014