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Trial of Vaccine Therapy in Recurrent Platinum Sensitive Ovarian Cancer Patients

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: NCT01334047
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study needed to be terminated due to new knowledge about cancer vaccines. A new protocol with an expected more efficient vaccine is currently being written.)
First Posted : April 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steinar Aamdal, Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:

In this study the investigators will include patients with relapsed epithelial ovarian cancer. In spite of increased rates of complete response to initial chemotherapy, most patients with advanced ovarian cancer relapse and succumb to progressive disease. Immunotherapy may have potential for consolidation therapy. Dendritic cell vaccine is well toleranted in previous studies, with minor side effects and no serious adverse events registrated In this study, patients will receive DC-vaccine therapy after response to platinum treatment at relapse. The investigtors include patients in good clinical condition with no severe symptoms of the disease. If patients relapse during vaccine treatment, they will be discontinued from the study.

The investigators have included hTERT- and survivin mRNA in addition to amplified cancer stem cell mRNA in the vaccine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Biological: DC-006 vaccine Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Study Period:

  • Estimated date of first patient enrolled: First quarter of 2011
  • Anticipated recruitment period: 3 years
  • Estimated date of last patient completed: First quarter of 2017, follow up to 2022.

Treatment duration:

Patients will receive intradermal immunization once a week for 4 weeks followed by monthly "vaccine boost" during the first year. Patients that show immunological response will continue with vaccination every month the second and third year or as long as there is vaccine available. The patients will have follow up for 5 years or until progression of disease as evaluated by the investigator.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Trial of Vaccine Therapy in Recurrent Platinum Sensitive Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients Using Autologous Dendritic Cells Loaded With Amplified Ovarian Cancer Stem Cell mRNA, hTERT and Survivin.
Study Start Date : April 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DC vaccine
Dendritic cells loaded with amplified ovarian cancer stem cell mRNA, hTERT and Survivin.
Biological: DC-006 vaccine
Vaccine is administered every 4 weeks during the first year. Only patients that show immunological response will continue vaccination every months during the 2nd and 3rd year.
Other Name: Dendritic cell vaccine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency and severity of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

    Patients are coming every 4 weeks to the site during the 3 years vaccination period and every 6 months during the 5 years follow up period.

    Biochemistry and hematology results, vital signs and ECOG performance status will be measured at those timepoints during vaccination period.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine immunological response to the vaccine (induction of specific T-cell response) [ Time Frame: 8, 12 weeks after start of vaccination and every 3 months thereafter ]
  2. Determine time of disease progression and survival time. [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks during vaccination and every 3-6 months during follow up ]

    Clinical response will be evaluated via:

    • measurement of CA-125 every 4 weeks
    • physical examination every 3rd months during vaccination
    • CT taken every 3rd months during vaccinaton and every 3-6 months during follow up.

  3. Treatment free interval [ Time Frame: up to 5 years after vaccination ]
    Start date of new antineoplastic therapy since discontinuation of the study will be recorded to capture information regarding treatment free interval.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed epithelial ovarian cancer. Histologic documentation of the original primary tumor is required via pathology report.
  • Completed first line treatment (surgery and adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatment with carboplatine and paclitaxel)
  • Relapsed and platinum sensitive epithelial ovarian carcinoma patients with response to chemotherapy in recurrent disease
  • If surgery is indicated, the patient should be surgically treated and then starts vaccination with a minimum interval of 28 days.
  • Must be ambulatory with an ECOG performance status 0 or 1.
  • Life expectancy ≥ 6 months
  • Must be of 18-75 years of age
  • Must have lab values as the following:

    • ANC ≥ 1.5 x 109/L
    • Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L
    • Hb ≥ 9 g/dL (≥ 5.6 mmol/L)
    • Creatinine ≤ 140 μmol/L (1.6 mg/dL); if borderline, the creatinine clearance ≥ 40 mL/min
    • Bilirubin within the upper limit of normal
    • ASAT and ALAT ≤ 2.5 the upper limit of normal
    • Albumin levels above lower normal value
  • If the patient has preserved fertility after primary treatment, she must practice adequate contraception during the study treatment
  • Signed informed consent and expected cooperation of the patients for the treatment and follow up must be obtained and documented according to ICH/GCP, and national/local regulations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible to otherwise curative treatment.
  • History of prior malignancy, other than ovarian cancer, within the last 5 years, with the exception of curatively treated basal cell carcinoma and cancer in situ cervix uteri.
  • Prior surgery within the past 28 days
  • Clinical ascites or metastatic pleural fluid
  • Active infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
  • Have known active central nervous system (CNS) or leptomeningeal metastasis (brain metastasis). Patients with signs or symptoms of neurological compromise should have appropriate radiographic imaging performed before study entry to rule out brain metastasis.
  • Significant cardiac or other medical or mental illness that would limit activity or survival, such as severe congestive heart failure, unstable angina, serious cardiac arrhythmia or psychosis.
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Previous adverse reactions to vaccines such as asthma, anaphylaxis or other serious reactions.
  • History of immunodeficiency or autoimmune disease such as but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis-dermatomyositis, juvenile onset insulin dependent diabetes, or a vasculitic syndrome.
  • Positive for syphilis (treponema pallidum), HIV, Hepatitis B and C tests
  • Use of systemic glucocorticoids.
  • Prior anti-cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, chemotherapy immunotherapy and/or immunomodulating agents stopped for less than 4 weeks before first study treatment administration. Anti hormonal treatment, such as Tamoxifen, may continue until first study treatment administration.
  • Any reason why, in the opinion of the investigator, the patient should not participate.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01334047

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Oslo University Hospital- Norwegian Radium Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0424
Sponsors and Collaborators
Steinar Aamdal
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Principal Investigator: Steinar Aamdal, M.D PhD Prof Oslo University Hospital - Norwegian Radium Hospital
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Responsible Party: Steinar Aamdal, MD, PhD, Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT01334047    
Other Study ID Numbers: DC-006
First Posted: April 12, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs