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T-cell Based Immunotherapy for of Melanoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00937625
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Inge Marie Svane, Herlev Hospital

Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to investigate the toxicity and clinical response of therapy with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes as treatment for advanced melanoma.

Patient will receive a single treatment consisting of conditioning chemotherapy for seven days (cyclophosphamide for two days and fludarabine for five days), intravenous infusion of high number of in vitro expanded tumor infiltrating lymphocytes followed by two weeks with daily low-dose interleukine-2. Patients will be evaluated for toxicity, tumor response, and immune response.

After the first 6 patients the treatment with IL-2 has been changed to include higher doses of IL-2 (see intervention)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma Biological: cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, T-cells, Interleukin-2 Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: T-cell Based Immunotherapy for Treatment of Patients With Disseminated Melanoma.
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

Intervention Details:
  • Biological: cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, T-cells, Interleukin-2
    Two days of cyclophosphamide (60 mg/kg i.v.) and five days of fludarabine (25 mg/m2 i.v.). Infusion of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (10e9-10e10 cells). Followed by daily sc injections of 2 MIE Interleukin-2 for two weeks. After the first 6 patients the dose of IL-2 has been changed to an i.v. decrescendo regimen using 18 MIU/m2 infused over 6, 12 and 24 hours and then 4.5 MIU/m2 infused over 24 hours for three days.
    Other Names:
    • Cyclophosphamide, Sendoxan®, Baxter A/S
    • Fludarabine, Fludara®, Bayer Shering
    • Interleukin-2, Proleukin®, Chiron B.V.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. toxicity [ Time Frame: week 0 to 20 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. immune response [ Time Frame: week 0 to 20 ]
  2. tumor response [ Time Frame: week 8 and every 3rd week until progression ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histological proven skin derived progressive metastatic or locally advanced malignant melanoma. Further inclusion criteria: Performance Status 0 to 1, surgical available metastasis, at least one measurable lesion, acceptable CBC and blood chemistry results. Acceptable organ functions.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of any other malignancies less than five years ago. Brain metastases. Other significant illness including severe allergy, asthma, DM, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, chronic infections, or active autoimmune disease. Treatment with immune suppressive drugs, experimental drugs, or antineoplastic drugs.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00937625

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Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Inge Marie Svane
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Study Director: Inge Marie Svane, Professor, MD Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Rikke Andersen, MD Center for Cancer Immune Therapy, department of Oncology, Herlev Hospital, Denmark
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: Inge Marie Svane, Professor, Herlev Hospital Identifier: NCT00937625    
Other Study ID Numbers: MM0909
First Posted: July 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Fludarabine phosphate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents