Trivalent Baculovirus-expressed Influenza HA Vaccine in Adults With Non-Hodgkin's B-cell Lymphoma
The purpose of this research is to compare reactions and antibody responses following receipt of different doses of the experimental influenza vaccine or standard influenza vaccine.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Reactogenicity and Immunogenicity of Different Doses of Trivalent Baculovirus-expressed Influenza HA Vaccine in Adults With Non-Hodgkin's B-cell Lymphoma: A Phase II, Double-Blind Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date:||August 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Influenza is a common respiratory infection caused by viruses. Epidemics of influenza occur each winter and are responsible for more than 20,000 deaths each year in the United States. Most of these deaths occur among elderly persons and among people of all ages who suffer from a chronic disease. Standard influenza vaccines may not be as effective at protecting cancer patients as the general population from getting influenza. This research study will test an experimental influenza vaccine consisting of the important flu virus protein that stimulates protection. It is produced by genetic techniques in cultured cells and allows higher doses of the protein to be used. Influenza vaccines made this way have been given to humans in the past and the vaccine was well tolerated. It is expected that higher doses of this vaccine can be given with minimal reactions, as well as whether such a vaccine stimulates higher levels of infection-fighting proteins (or antibodies) in the blood than standard doses of the licensed influenza vaccine. This study will evaluate the reactogenicity and immunogenicity of a recombiant influenza vaccine in non-Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma.
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|