This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition malignant mesothelioma
Treatments pa-1-stk ovarian carcinoma vaccine, ganciclovir
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Start date August 1997
Trial identifier NCT00006216, CDR0000068049, LSUMC-3591, NCI-V00-1604


RATIONALE: Ganciclovir may ease some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Vaccines made from a person's modified malignant mesothelioma cells may make the cancer more sensitive to ganciclovir.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy plus ganciclovir in treating patients who have stage I, stage II, or stage III malignant mesothelioma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage I, II, or III malignant mesothelioma Must have adequate pleural space in which to place chest tube or catheter PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hematocrit greater than 30% WBC greater than 4,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin normal SGOT and alkaline phosphatase less than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Creatinine clearance greater than 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: No significant history of heart disease No frequent angina No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No congestive heart failure requiring daily treatment Pulmonary: No evidence of moderate to severe pulmonary disease (i.e., FEV1 less than 40% predicted) Other: No prior malignancy except squamous or basal cell carcinoma of the skin No patients with childbearing potential PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 6 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent steroid treatment Radiotherapy: At least 6 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

Additional Information

Official title Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma With Gene Modified Cancer Cell Lines
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and side effects of intrapleurally administered PA-1-STK modified ovarian carcinoma vaccine and ganciclovir in patients with stage I, II, or III malignant mesothelioma. II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose limiting toxicities of this vaccine in these patients. III. Determine the immunologic response to this treatment regimen in these patients. IV. Determine the intrapleural pharmakokinetics of ganciclovir in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of PA-1-STK modified ovarian carcinoma vaccine. Patients receive PA-1-STK modified ovarian carcinoma vaccine intrapleurally on day 1 followed by ganciclovir IV over 1 hour for 7 days beginning on day 1. Patients in the first 2 cohorts receive 1 course of treatment only. In all subsequent cohorts, treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a total of 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3 patients receive escalating doses of PA-1-STK modified ovarian carcinoma vaccine until the maximum tolerated dose is determined. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-16 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2013.
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