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High-Dose Interferon Alfa and Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer or 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: NCT00003091
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 7, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2011
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
Information provided by:
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 7, 2004
Last Update Posted Date May 12, 2011
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE High-Dose Interferon Alfa and Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer or Melanoma
Official Title  ICMJE Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma With Subsequential High-Dose Subcutaneous Interferon Alfa-2b and High-Dose Bolus and Continuous Intravenous Interleukin-2
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill kidney cancer or melanoma cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of high-dose interferon alfa and interleukin-2 in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer or melanoma.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety, efficacy, and antitumor activity of high dose interferon alfa-2b and interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma or melanoma. II. Determine the toxic effects of interferon alfa-2b and interleukin-2 in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive subcutaneous interferon alfa-2b on days 1-4. Patients are hospitalized and receive bolus infusions of interleukin-2 (IL-2) followed by a continuous infusion on days 5-7. Patients are observed at least 12 hours following IL-2 treatment. Treatment is repeated every 4 weeks until disease progression or up to a maximum of six cycles. Patients are followed every 2 months for one year, then for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: If at least 1 response is seen in the first 14 patients in each group, a maximum of 40 patients per group will be accrued.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Melanoma (Skin)
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: aldesleukin
  • Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Dillman RO, Wiemann MC, Tai DF, Depriest CB, Soori G, Stark JJ, Mahdavi K, Church CK. Phase II trial of subcutaneous interferon followed by intravenous hybrid bolus/continuous infusion interleukin-2 in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma: final results of Cancer Biotherapy Research Group 95-09. Cancer Biother Radiopharm. 2006 Apr;21(2):130-7.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: February¬†8,¬†2007)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE January 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date January 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic renal cell carcinoma or melanoma Measurable or evaluable disease No active brain metastases Previously treated CNS metastases responding to therapy are eligible, but CNS cannot be the site of evaluable disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance Status: ECOG 0-2 Life Expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hematocrit at least 25 WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 PT and PTT within normal limits Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within 6 months No medication for congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias No hypertension (unless blood pressure is stable off medication) Pulmonary: Must have reasonable respiratory reserves and not require supplemental oxygen No dyspnea at rest Oxygen saturation must be greater than 90% for patients with risk of respiratory symptoms Other: Not HIV positive Not positive for hepatitis B antigen No chronic underlying immunodeficiency No concurrent active infection requiring antibiotic therapy Not pregnant or nursing No concurrent serious illness No family history of malignant hyperthermia No hypersensitivity to interferon alfa-2b and interleukin-2

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior interleukin-2 and interferon alfa-2b in combination therapy Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy within 4 weeks of study and recovered Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroid therapy Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy within 4 weeks of interleukin-2 therapy No prior stereotactic radiosurgery or gamma knife therapy within 1 week of interleukin-2 therapy Surgery: No prior organ allograft transplantation Must be recovered from prior surgery Other: No concurrent cyclosporin therapy No concurrent treatment with other anticancer agents

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00003091
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000065795
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Robert O. Dillman, MD, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Collaborators  ICMJE Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Robert O. Dillman, MD, FACP Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
PRS Account Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Verification Date May 2011

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