This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition neuroblastoma
Treatment sjnb-jf-il2 and sjnb-jf-lptn cells and sknlp unmodified neuroblastoma cell lines
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Baylor College of Medicine
Collaborator Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine
Start date June 2008
End date May 2011
Trial size 7 participants
Trial identifier NCT00703222, 22053-CHESAT


The investigators intend to test the safety, and immunologic and clinical efficacy of a combination of 2 allogeneic neuroblastoma tumor cell line vaccines, one of which has been genetically modified to secrete the cytokine/chemokine combination of IL-2 and lymphotactin, in patients undergoing chemotherapy for newly diagnosed, high risk neuroblastoma who receive single autologous stem cell rescue as consolidation therapy.

This protocol will be carried out as a Phase I/IIa study to evaluate the safety and toxicity of adding a previously unstudied, unmodified, irradiated neuroblastoma cell line (SKNLP) to a studied, safe dose of a gene modified, IL-2/Lptn secreting neuroblastoma cell line SJNB-JF-IL2/Lptn to be given as a vaccine to patients diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn cells and SKNLP Unmodified Neuroblastoma Cell Lines
sjnb-jf-il2 and sjnb-jf-lptn cells and sknlp unmodified neuroblastoma cell lines
*SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn cells are each dosed at 1x10e7 cells/m2/vaccination. This will be given in conjunction with an escalating dose of SKNLP vaccine. Dose Level 1: 1x10e6 cells/m2/vaccination dose of SKNLP Unmodified Neuroblastoma Cell Line Vaccine Component Dose Level 2: 1x10e7 cells/m2/vaccination dose of SKNLP Unmodified Neuroblastoma Cell Line Vaccine Component

Primary Outcomes

Evaluate the safety of repeated immunization with gene-modified, IL-2/lymphotactin secreting SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn cells co-administered with the unmodified SKNLP neuroblastoma cell line.
time frame: 1 year
Evaluate the immune response to these immunizations.
time frame: 1 year
Estimate 3 year progression free survival (PFS) in vaccinated patients.
time frame: 3 years

Secondary Outcomes

Estimate 3 year overall survival (OS) in vaccinated patients.
time frame: 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: Age <21 years at time of diagnosis Histological proof of high-risk neuroblastoma at diagnosis (see Appendices A and B in Full Protocol attached in Section S.) Anticipating single autologous stem cell rescue following high dose consolidation chemotherapy Meet all eligibility criteria for high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue per institutional standard Signed informed consent Patients must be willing to utilize one of the more effective birth control methods during the study and for 6 months after the study is concluded. The male partner should use a condom. HIV negative Exclusion Criteria: Patients must not be currently receiving any investigational agents or have received any tumor vaccines within the previous six months Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements Pregnant HIV-positive patients regardless of treatment status

Additional Information

Official title A Phase I/II Study Of Immunization With Lymphotactin And Interleukin 2 Gene Modified Neuroblastoma Tumor Cells After High-Dose Chemotherapy And Autologous Stem Cell Rescue In Patients With High Risk Neuroblastoma
Principal investigator Chrystal U Louis, MD
Description TREATMENT PLAN: Standard Chemotherapy for Neuroblastoma: Standard therapy for neuroblastoma is given in 3 phases: induction, consolidation, and maintenance. For enrollment in this vaccine study patients and their physicians must anticipate therapy that will include consolidation with high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue. They will be eligible for enrollment in the phase I or phase II trial of vaccination with gene modified and unmodified, allogeneic neuroblastoma cell lines. Patients will receive Induction, Consolidation, and Maintenance therapy per their institutional standards. A general description of the therapy follows: - Induction: Induction consists of multiple cycles of induction chemotherapy with harvest of autologous stem cells immediately following a particular cycle of chemotherapy per institutional standards. Local control of the tumor with radiation therapy and/or surgery occurs following a few cycles of induction chemotherapy or immediately prior to consolidation therapy. - Consolidation: Consolidation must consist of high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue (HDT/SCR). - Maintenance: Starting day +90 after HDT/SCR, patients will be treated with Isotretinoin (Cis-Retinoic Acid, CRA). VACCINE DOSING: Vaccine components SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn will each be dosed at 1x10e7 cells/m2. This will be given in conjunction with an escalating dose of SKNLP vaccine in the phase I portion of this study. In the phase II portion of this study, the same dose of SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn will be given in conjunction with the highest dose of SKNLP determined in the phase I portion. Vaccination will be administered on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Patient will be notified of which dose of vaccine cells they will receive if enrolled in the study. Phase I Dose Escalation Component: While the investigators do not suspect that addition of a second irradiated, unmodified neuroblastoma tumor cell line to the previously tested SJNB-JF gene modified cell line will affect the safety profile of the vaccine, as the SKNLP has not been tested previously in vaccine studies, the investigators will perform an abbreviated dose escalation study of the combined vaccine to assess safety. The investigators know that the vaccine given to patients whose neuroblastoma returned was safe. The vaccine that was given to those patients was treated with the viruses to make cytokines. The investigators have never used the 2nd cell group in patients. Because of this, the investigators plan to treat 3 to 6 patients at a lower dose of cells to see if adding the second cell line is safe to give. - Dose Level 1 (3-6 patients) 1x10e6 cells/m2/vaccination dose of SKNLP Unmodified Neuroblastoma Cell Line Vaccine Component - Dose Level 2 (3-6 patients) 1x10e7 cells/m2/vaccination dose of SKNLP Unmodified Neuroblastoma Cell Line Vaccine Component - SJNB-JF-IL2 and SJNB-JF-Lptn cells are each dosed at 1x10e7 cells/m2/vaccination Duration of Therapy: In the absence of treatment delays due to adverse events, treatment may continue with immunizations per the treatment plan up to 12 vaccinations or until one of the following criteria applies: - Disease progression - Intercurrent illness that prevents further administration of treatment - Unacceptable adverse events(s) including but not limited to grade 3-4 non-hematologic toxicity according to CTCAE v3.0. Grade 3 rigors/chills will be tolerated for 48-72 hours if attributed to vaccination. - Patient decides to withdraw from the study - General or specific changes in the patient's condition render the patient unacceptable for further treatment in the judgement of the investigator.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2014.
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