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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

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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Cancer Melanoma (Skin) Biological: aldesleukin Biological: recombinant interferon alfa Phase 2

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: 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
Study Start Date : January 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2000

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

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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003091

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United States, California
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92658
United States, Indiana
Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington, Indiana, United States, 47402
United States, Tennessee
Baptist Regional Cancer Center - Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37901
United States, Texas
St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center
Bryan, Texas, United States, 77802
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
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Study Chair: Robert O. Dillman, MD, FACP Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Robert O. Dillman, MD, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Identifier: NCT00003091    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065795
First Posted: July 7, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011
Keywords provided by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian:
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents