Vaccine Therapy, Trastuzumab, and Vinorelbine in Treating Patients With Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Vaccines made from a person's white blood cells may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vinorelbine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving vaccine therapy together with trastuzumab and vinorelbine may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving vaccine therapy together with trastuzumab and vinorelbine works in treating patients with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.
Biological: therapeutic autologous dendritic cells
Drug: vinorelbine ditartrate
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial Evaluating the Toxicity and Efficacy of a Multiepitope Dendritic Cell Vaccine Given With Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine Ditartrate for the Treatment of Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer That Express HLA-A0201 and Whose Tumors Overexpress HER-2/NEU|
- Efficacy [ Time Frame: 5-6 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Generation of functional antigen-specific T cells [ Time Frame: 5-6 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All patients will receive Leukine (GM-CSF) at 250 mcg/m2 starting one day after the administration of chemotherapy x 7 days. Patients with neutrophil counts below 1,000/mm3 on day 8 will continue GM-CSF therapy until the neutrophil count is greater than 1,000/mm3.
Other Name: LeukineBiological: therapeutic autologous dendritic cells
patients will receive (10 x 106) peptide-pulsed DCs given by i.d injection into either axilla or the inguinal region with each peptide given into a separate site. The total dose will be 20 x 106 DCs given per treatment.Biological: trastuzumab
Trastuzumab will be infused in the side-port of a freely flowing IV over 90 minutes and at 6mg/kg if the subject has not previously received Trastuzumab, or if it has been more than 30 days since any prior trastuzumab administration. If the subject has previously received Trastuzumab within 30 days and has no adverse history with the drug, the infusion will be given over 30 minutes. If the subject is currently receiving Trastuzumab, the first study infusion will be given at 4mg/kg over 30 minutes. Subsequently, Trastuzumab will be infused at 4 mg/kg in the side-port of a freely flowing IV over 30 minutes.
Other Name: HerceptinDrug: vinorelbine ditartrate
Vinorelbine 25 mg/m2 will be administered IV over six to ten minutes into the side port of a freely flowing IV line.
- Determine the efficacy of multiepitope autologous dendritic cell vaccine in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin®) and vinorelbine ditartrate in patients with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer whose tumors overexpress HER2/neu.
- Determine if this regimen is effective in generating functional antigen-specific T cells.
- Therapeutic autologous dendritic cell (DC) preparation: Patients undergo mobilization of DC and apheresis for production of therapeutic DC. DCs are expanded in vitro for 10-20 days and pulsed with E75 and E90 peptides.
- Treatment: Patients receive vinorelbine ditartrate IV over 6-10 minutes, therapeutic autologous DC intradermally over 2-5 minutes, and trastuzumab (Herceptin®) IV over 30-90 minutes on day 1. Patients receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously on days 2, 4, and 6, or until neutrophil counts recover. Treatment repeats every 14 days for up to 6 courses (or more at the discretion of the investigator) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7295|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan S. Serody, MD||UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center|