This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, stage i breast cancer, stage ii breast cancer, stage iiia breast cancer, stage iiib breast cancer, stage iiic breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer
Treatments muc-1 peptide vaccine, poly iclc, muc1 peptide-poly-iclc adjuvant vaccine, laboratory biomarker analysis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, flow cytometry
Phase phase 0
Sponsor Joseph Baar, MD
Start date August 2009
End date August 2015
Trial size 29 participants
Trial identifier NCT00986609, CASE16107, NCI-2009-01318



Vaccines made from peptides may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Giving booster vaccinations may make a stronger immune response and prevent or delay the recurrence of cancer.


To evaluate the efficacy of poly-ICLC + MUCI peptide vaccine in boosting the immunologic response to MUCI in patients with triple-negative BC

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Patients receive MUC-1 peptide vaccine subcutaneously and poly-ICLC vaccine intramuscularly in weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, 52, and 56, in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may receive additional vaccines in weeks 34 and 38 if anti-MUC1 immunity falls below the two-fold enhancement from baseline
muc-1 peptide vaccine
Given subcutaneously
poly iclc Hiltonol
Given intramuscularly
muc1 peptide-poly-iclc adjuvant vaccine
Receive adjuvant vaccination
laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ELISA
Correlative studies
flow cytometry
Correlative studies

Primary Outcomes

Proportion of patients showing a positive anti-MUC1 antibody response
time frame: At week 12 (2 weeks after the 3rd injection)

Secondary Outcomes

Safety and toxicity as assessed by NCI CTC
time frame: Weeks 0, 2, 4, 10, 12, 52, and 54 and then for 30 days after completion of study treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - AJCC stage I-III infiltrating adenocarcinoma of the breast who have completed standard adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy (surgery, radiation, biologic therapy, chemotherapy) for TNBC (ER-, PR-, HER-2/neu-) - Patients who have completed standard therapy for triple-negative inflammatory BC are eligible - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1 - Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin >= 10.0 g/dl - Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3 - Total bilirubin must be within normal limits - Transaminases (aspartate aminotransferase [AST] and/or alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) may be up to 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) if alkaline phosphatase is =< ULN - Alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are =< ULN - Normal creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN); if abnormal, calculated creatinine clearance must be >= 60 mg/dL - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)(-), antinuclear antibody (ANA)(-), hepatitis panel (-), normal thyroid function tests; these tests will be performed at the discretion of the Investigator if warranted by history or clinical presentation - Patients must be disease-free of prior invasive malignancies for >= 5 years, with the exception of curatively-treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix - All patients must have completed surgery with sentinel and/or axillary lymph node dissection according to participating institutional guidelines - All patients must have completed adjuvant radiation therapy according to participating institutional guidelines - All patients must have completed either adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy according to participating institutional guidelines; the choice of chemotherapy is at the discretion of the treating physician - Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test and must be willing to consent to using an accepted and effective barrier form method of contraception during participation in the study and for a reasonable period thereafter - Patients must provide written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Known metastatic BC - Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or other investigational therapy within the preceding 4 weeks - Previous splenectomy or radiotherapy to spleen - Coexisting or previous malignancies except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin - Active or uncontrolled infection - Psychiatric, addictive, or any disorder that compromises the ability to give informed consent to participate in or to comply with the requirements of the study - Concurrent systemic corticosteroid treatment - must be off all steroids for at least 4 weeks prior to vaccine administration - Any condition or behavior that in the judgment of the Investigator, would compromise the patient's ability to participate in the study

Additional Information

Official title Pilot Study of a MUCI Peptide and Poly-ICLC Vaccine for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Principal investigator Joseph Baar, MD
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the efficacy of MUC1 peptide-poly-ICLC adjuvant vaccine in boosting systemic immunity to MUC1 in women who have completed therapy for AJCC(American Joint Committee on Cancer)stage I-III 'triple-negative' [i.e., ER(-) PR(-) HER2/neu(-)] breast cancer. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the safety and toxicity of the MUC1 peptide and poly-ICLC vaccine in this cohort of patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive MUC-1 peptide vaccine subcutaneously (SC) and poly-ICLC vaccine SC in weeks 0, 2, and 10 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Some patients may receive a booster vaccine in week 52. Patients will be followed for study-related Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) for a period of 30 days after their last vaccination. If a patient experiences a SAE while participating in this study, they will be followed until the resolution of the SAE.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.