Combination Immunotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Myeloma
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01245673|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myeloma||Biological: Prevnar- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) Other: Activated/costimulated autologous T-cell Drug: Revlamid® (Lenalidomide) Biological: MAGE-A3/GM-GSF, Hiltonol® (Poly-ICLC)||Phase 2|
Autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) can lead to a complete or partial disappearance of the myeloma in about 2 out of 3 patients. However, an ASCT only sometimes leads to a cure of the myeloma. In about half the patients the myeloma comes back after about 1-2 years. In about 90% of patients it comes back by about 10 years after transplant.
One possible way to improve upon the results of ASCT for myeloma is to help the body's defense or immune system recover faster after transplant. Another way is to teach the body's immune system to fight against the myeloma cells.
In two earlier research studies which included more than 100 patients, certain types of immune cells called "T cells" or "T lymphocytes" were taken out of a patient's body using a procedure called "apheresis". These cells were then grown up in the lab. After the transplant, these T cells were put back into the patients. The replaced T cells helped the patients'immune systems to recover faster after the transplant. In addition, when the T cells were given back to patients they also received a vaccination. The vaccination or injection was for a certain type of pneumonia germ called "pneumococcus". We found that most patients built up protection against this pneumonia-causing germ. In another study, we used a possible myeloma cancer vaccine. However, we found that less than half the patients responded to this vaccine.
In this new study, we want to test a different type of myeloma cancer vaccine. This different cancer vaccine is based on a protein called MAGE-A3. The MAGE-A3 protein is found in about 50% of cases of myeloma. This vaccine consists of small pieces of protein (called "peptides") which come from the MAGE-A3 protein. In order to help the immune system respond better we will add two new steps. First we will add an immune system stimulant called "Hiltonol®" to each vaccination. Hiltonol® is a chemical substance that turns on several parts of the immune system. It may make the immune system better able to respond to the vaccine. It has been tested in several hundred patients and has been used with about a dozen different types of cancer and germ vaccines. Second, starting about 100 days after the transplant procedure, patients will get a medicine called Lenalidomide. Lenalidomide is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of myeloma. In this study, we want to know whether Lenalidomide could help to improve the body's ability to respond to the vaccinations and help to treat the myeloma itself.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||27 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase II Combination Immunotherapy After ASCT for Advanced Myeloma to Study MAGE-A3 Immunizations With Hiltonol® (Poly-ICLC) Plus Transfer of Vaccine-Primed Autologous T Cells Followed by Lenalidomide Maintenance|
|Study Start Date :||April 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Experimental: Prevnar, T Cells, Lenalidomide, MAGE A-3
All patients will receive a priming immunization with a MAGE-A3/GM-CSF vaccine with adjuvant Hiltonol® (Poly-ICLC) along with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine/PCV control vaccine about 10 days before a steady-state mononuclear cell apheresis. Patients will then undergo hematopoietic stem cell mobilization. All patients will receive high-dose melphalan followed by hematopoietic stem cells on day 0. On day +2, patients will receive anti-CD3/anti-CD28-costimulated autologous T cells. At days 14, 42, and 90, patients will receive MAGEA3/GM-CSF (+Hiltonol® Poly-ICLC) and PCV booster immunizations followed by restaging studies and immune assessments at day +100. At day 100, after immunizations and restaging, patients will start Revlamid® (Lenalidomide) maintenance therapy followed by 2 additional MAGE-A3 and PCV immunizations at days 120 and 150.
Biological: Prevnar- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
After study enrollment, patients will receive Prevnar- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). At Day #14, Day #42, and Day #90, Day #120 and Day #150, patients will receive a booster immunization with Prevnar- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV).
Other: Activated/costimulated autologous T-cell
For all patients, the cells will be expanded ex vivo for up to 12 days and then prepared for infusion ~day 2 post-transplant. The target number of costimulated T-cells for infusion will be ~ 5 x 10e10 T-cells total in 100-500 mL total volume.
Drug: Revlamid® (Lenalidomide)
At about day 100 post-transplant, after completion of post-transplant immunological assessments and myeloma restaging studies, patients will be eligible to receive low-dose Revlamid® (Lenalidomide) 10 mg/day for maintenance therapy (10 mg/day) until progression of myeloma or development of intolerance.
Biological: MAGE-A3/GM-GSF, Hiltonol® (Poly-ICLC)
After study enrollment, patients will receive both MAGE-A3/GM-CSF [+ coinjection of 2mg of Hiltonol®(Poly-ICLC)]. At Day #14, Day #42, Day #90, Day #120 and Day #150 patients will receive an additional immunization with MAGE-A3/GM-GSF, Hiltonol® (Poly-ICLC).
- Primary Myeloma Endpoint [ Time Frame: Between day 100 and 180 post transplant ]See if the overall response rate (PR + near-CR + CR) is 20% or greater at day +180 than at day +100
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01245673
|United States, Maryland|
|University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Study Chair:||Aaron Rapoport, M.D.||University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Ed Stadtmauer, MD||Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|