ALVAC-CEA-B7 VACCINE TREATMENT OF ADVANCED CEA EXPRESSING ADENOCARCINOMAS

  • Kaufman, Howard L. (PI)

Project: Research project

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Description

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate a new experimental treatment using a vaccine to treat cancer. The vaccine is a canarypox virus (ALVAC) that co-expresses the human carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and the so-stimulatory molecule B7-1. This is expected to activate T-cell responses against CEA-expressing tumor cells. This protocol is a phase I trial designed to determine the optimal dose of vaccine, side effects, clinical and immune responses. Increasing doses of virus will be used in patients with advanced CEA-expressing tumors by monthly intramuscular injections over 3 months. This study proposes to treat six patients at each dose of virus and will analyze immune responses after each immunization by in vitro T-cell assays and clinical responses after the 3 month treatment period. Patients without progression may be re-vaccinated.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/989/30/01

Funding

  • National Center for Research Resources

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  • GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER M01 RR12248

    Spiegel, A. M., Purpura, D. P., Howard, A. A. A., Melman, A., Bloom, B. R., Diamond, B. B., Segal-isaacson, C. C., Stein, D. D. C., Schoenbaum, E. E. E., Kaskel, F. J., Ho, G. Y. F., Shamoon, H. H., Hetherington, H. P., Crystal, H., Roy-chowdhury, J. J., Pollard, J. J. W., Rieder, J., Crandall, J. J. P., Wylie-rosett, J. J., Pan, J. J. W., Rossetti, L., Weiss, L. L. M., Bigal, M., Hawkins, M. A., Brownlee, M. M. A., Alderman, M. H., Schilsky, M. L., Fabry, M. M. E., Roy-Chowdhury, N., Barzilai, N. N. J., Chua, S. C., Santoro, N. F., Kennan, R. P., Bookchin, R., Klein, R. R. M., Lipton, R. R. B., Burk, R. R. D., Nagel, R. L., Engel, S. S. S., Gupta, S. S., Somlo, S. S., Berk, S. I., Weber, T. T. J., Frishman, W. H., Noyer, C. M., Kaufman, H. L., Rubenstein, A. A., Stein, D. T., Wadler, S. H. & Wozniak, R.

    National Center for Research Resources

    9/30/9711/30/97

    Project: Research project