This trial has been completed.

Condition metastatic melanoma
Treatment dc/tumor fusion vaccine
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Collaborator Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Start date July 2000
End date January 2002
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT00626860, 2001P001112, DCMEL-003-00


This study aims to determine if the vacccine can be used safely in patients with advanced melanoma (cancer of the pigment cells) and whether the cells in this vaccine are capabale of producing immune responses against your own cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking no masking

Primary Outcomes

To assess the toxicity, cellular and humoral immunity and tumor response in patient with melanoma receiving the DC/tumor fusion vaccine
time frame: screening/baseline, treatment period and follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

All participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - patients with confirmed diagnoses of disseminated melanoma, with measurable and clearly progressive metastatic involevment - Patients must be at least 18 years old - Patients must have ECOG performance status 0-1 with greater than 9 week life expectancy - Those patients with the following accessible tumor will be eligible: soft tissue, bone marrow or visceral lesions; Skin or superficial soft tissue, or lymph nodes amenable to resection under local anesthesia; Patients who require surgical procedures that are not considered significantly invasive but may require general anesthesia, such as thorascopic biopsy, laparascopic biopsy or mediastinal node biopsy may potentially be eligible; Malignant ascites or pleural effusion; Patients requiring major surgical intervention will be considered ineligible. Patients scheduled to undergo tumor resection for independent diagnostic or therapeutic indications may have tumor collected for the purposes of this study. - Labs: WBC >_ 2.0 x 10x3/uL, Bilirubin <_2.0 mg/dL, Creatine <_ 2.0mg/dL - Women of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test and adequate contraception method(s) must be documented - All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines Exclusion Criteria: - Patients must not have received other immunotherapy treatment in the past four weeks prior to study entry - Patients must not have received chemotherapy for three weeks prior to the first vaccination - Patients must be without evidence of active CNS disease - Patients must not have clinically significant autoimmune disease - Patients must be HIV negative - Patients must not have serious intercurrent illness such as infection requiring IV antibiotics, or significant cardiac disease characterized by significant arrhythmia, ischemic coronary disease or congestive heart failure - Patients requiring corticosteroids for either melanoma related or co-morbid illness

Additional Information

Official title The Use of Dendritic Cell/Tumor Hybridomas as a Novel Tumor Vaccine in Patients With Advance Melanoma
Principal investigator David Avigan, MD
Description To assess the toxicity associated with vaccination of melanoma patients with dendritic cell (DC)/tumor fusions. To determine if cellular and humoral immunity can be induced by serial vaccination with DC/tumor fusions cells. To determine if vaccination DC/tumor fusions results in a tumor response.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.