Ipilimumab With or Without Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Stage IV Melanoma

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Information provided by:
Bristol-Myers Squibb
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00357461
First received: July 26, 2006
Last updated: May 14, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab, 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. Vaccines made from gp100 peptides may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Giving ipilimumab together with vaccine therapy may be an effective treatment for melanoma.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying ipilimumab and vaccine therapy to see how well they work compared to ipilimumab alone in treating patients with previously treated stage IV melanoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin)
Biological: gp100:209-217(210M) peptide vaccine
Biological: gp100:280-288(288V) peptide vaccine
Biological: incomplete Freund's adjuvant
Biological: ipilimumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase II Study of Fixed Dose Ipilimumab (MDX-010) 10 mg/kg Given Alone or in Combination With Two gp100 Peptides Emulsified With Montanide ISA-51 VG for Previously Treated HLA-A * 0201 Positive Subjects With Stage IV Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Immunologic response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: May 2006
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • Compare the impact of ipilimumab with vs without gp100 peptides emulsified with Montanide ISA-51 on clinical response in patients with previously treated, HLA-A*0201 positive stage IV melanoma.

Secondary

  • Compare the safety/toxicity profile of these regimens in these patients.
  • Determine the immunologic response, as measured by in vitro assays using peripheral blood samples, in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Determine the response rate after a re-induction regimen for patients who have relapsed after initial response.
  • Determine overall survival.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label study. Patients are stratified according to ECOG performance status (0 vs 1 or 2) and metastases (M1a vs M1 b or M1c). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Induction phase:

    • Arm I: Patients receive ipilimumab IV over 90 minutes on day 1.
    • Arm II: Patients receive ipilimumab as in arm I. Patients also receive gp100 peptides emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 subcutaneously (SC) on day 1.

In both arms, treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving stable disease or better for 12 weeks after 4 courses proceed to maintenance phase.

  • Maintenance phase:

    • Arm I: Patients receive ipilimumab IV over 90 minutes on day 1.
    • Arm II: Patients receive ipilimumab IV as in arm I and gp100 peptides emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 SC on day 1.

Treatment in both arms begins in approximately week 21 and repeats every 3 months for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who relapse or progress while on maintenance phase undergo re-induction comprising 4 courses of treatment with ipilimumab with or without gp100 peptides emulsified in Montanide ISA-51 as in induction phase. Patients achieving responding disease (complete response, partial response, or stable disease) for 12 weeks after re-induction proceed to the maintenance phase as above for up to 8 courses of treatment.

After completion of study treatment, patients are evaluated for 3 weeks after the last treatment, every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 94 patients will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage IV melanoma

    • HLA-A*0201 positive disease
  • Previously treated metastatic disease
  • Clinically evaluable and measurable disease
  • No mucosal or ocular melanoma
  • No evidence of active brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • WBC ≥ 2,500/mm³
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm³
  • Absolute lymphocyte count ≥ 500/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm³
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
  • Creatinine < 2.5 mg/dL
  • AST ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (5 times ULN if liver metastases are present)
  • Bilirubin normal (< 3.0 mg/dL if Gilbert's syndrome is present)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen negative
  • HIV negativity
  • No hepatitis C virus antibodies
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No other prior malignancy except for any of the following:

    • Adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer
    • Superficial bladder cancer
    • Carcinoma in situ of the cervix
    • Any other cancer from which patient has been disease free for > 5 years
  • No active immune-mediated disease requiring active therapy with any form of steroid or immunosuppressive therapy
  • No documented history of any of the following:

    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Regional enteritis
    • Connective tissue disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Immune-mediated inflammatory eye disease
    • Sjögren's syndrome
    • Inflammatory neurologic disorder, such as multiple sclerosis
    • Any immune-mediated disease that can cause life-threatening symptoms or severe organ/tissue damage, in the opinion of the principal investigator

      • History of vitiligo or immune-mediated thyroiditis allowed
      • Skin rashes associated with previous therapy allowed provided patient has recovered from treatment-related toxicity to < grade 1
  • No active infection
  • No systemic hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs

    • History of local reactions (e.g., delayed hypersensitivity or glaucomatous reactions) to Montanide ISA-51 allowed
  • No underlying medical condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude study treatment

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior systemic treatment (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No prior ipilimumab or gp100 vaccines
  • More than 4 weeks since prior steroids
  • No concurrent systemic or topical corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents (e.g., cyclosporine or chemotherapy agents), including steroid enemas, inhaled steroids, or steroid eye drops

    • Hormone-replacement therapy allowed
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD NCI - Surgery Branch
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00357461     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00325052
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000486705, NCI-06-C-0159, NCI-P6951, MDX-NCI-06-C-0159
Study First Received: July 26, 2006
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Freund's Adjuvant
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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