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Trivalent Baculovirus-expressed Influenza HA Vaccine in Adults With Non-Hodgkin's B-cell Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2006
Last updated: August 11, 2011
Last verified: November 2006

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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: Recombinant rHAO
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
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

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: August 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma (NHL) including follicular, large cell and Mantle cell lymphoma will be included.
  • Patients in complete clinical remission and determined to have no evidence of active disease (NED).
  • Ambulatory, medically stable persons; community dwelling; able to give informed consent and available for all study visits; able to understand and comply with planned study procedures; ECOG performance status less than or equal to 2.
  • Medically stable subjects may have underlying illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, or hypothyroidism, but their symptoms/signs are controlled with medical therapy.
  • Patients with a non-metastatic secondary solid tumor or malignancies not currently (< 3 months) being treated will be included.
  • Patients greater than or equal to 18 years of age who have given informed consent and signed the IRB approved informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Hodgkin's disease, and T-cell lymphoma.
  • Patients undergoing antineoplastic therapy.
  • Patients who have received chemotherapy within the past 3 months.
  • Individuals who were given rituximab (ibritumomab tiuxetan) in < 6 months.
  • Patients receiving systemic corticosteroids and/or high-dose inhaled steroids (>800 mcg per day of beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent).
  • Splenectomized individuals will not be included.
  • Known allergy to eggs or other components of vaccine (e.g., thimerosal).
  • Acute or chronic condition that (in the opinion of the investigator) would render vaccination unsafe or would interfere with the evaluation of responses (including but not limited to the following: acute febrile illness, known chronic liver disease; significant renal disease; oxygen-dependent chronic lung disease, New York Heart Association Functional Class III or IV dyspnea; unstable or progressive neurologic disorder; insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus).
  • Concomitant use of investigational vaccines and/or other medications within 4 weeks prior to study entry, or expected use of experimental or licensed vaccines or blood/blood products prior to study completion.
  • Previous exposure to parenteral immunoglobulins or other blood product within 6 months prior to enrollment into the study.
  • Subject is enrolled in a conflicting clinical trial.
  • Use of experimental vaccines or medications within one month of study entry.
  • Any acute or chronic condition which in the opinion of the investigator would render vaccination unsafe or interfere with the evaluation of response.
  • Patients with a known history or risk factors (IV drug abuse or casual sex within the past year) of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or Human Immunodeficeincy Virus.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00307177

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: Robert Johnson, HHS/NIAID/DMID Identifier: NCT00307177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-036
Study First Received: March 24, 2006
Last Updated: August 11, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
influenza vaccine, baculovirus, immunogenicity, lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
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