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Study of Oncoimmunome for the Treatment of Stage III/IV Ovarian Carcinoma

NCT02933073

Description:

This is a Phase I trial to test the safety and feasibility of OncoImmunome vaccine in stage III/IV ovarian cancer patients. OncoImmunome is a tumor specific vaccine formulation which is predicted to elicit tumor-protective immune responses. A total of 15 patients will be enrolled from the Principal Investigator (PI) clinical practice. These patients will have just successfully completed standard of care surgical debulking with preservation of fresh tumor, chemotherapy treatment and be in documented clinical remission prior to receiving the vaccine. The patients receive 6-monthly doses of the vaccine and are monitored for up to 5 years post vaccination. This is a personalized vaccine, unique to each patient and is the "first in human" use.

Related Conditions:
  • Fallopian Tube Adenocarcinoma
  • Ovarian Adenocarcinoma
  • Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Study of Oncoimmunome for the Treatment of Stage III/IV Ovarian Carcinoma
  • Official Title: A Phase I Study of Oncoimmunome for the Treatment of Stage III/IV Ovarian Carcinoma

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: Q16-158-3
  • NCT ID: NCT02933073

Conditions

  • Ovarian Cancer

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
OncoImmunomeOncoImmunome/Vaccine Phase

Purpose

This is a Phase I trial to test the safety and feasibility of OncoImmunome vaccine in stage III/IV ovarian cancer patients. OncoImmunome is a tumor specific vaccine formulation which is predicted to elicit tumor-protective immune responses. A total of 15 patients will be enrolled from the Principal Investigator (PI) clinical practice. These patients will have just successfully completed standard of care surgical debulking with preservation of fresh tumor, chemotherapy treatment and be in documented clinical remission prior to receiving the vaccine. The patients receive 6-monthly doses of the vaccine and are monitored for up to 5 years post vaccination. This is a personalized vaccine, unique to each patient and is the "first in human" use.

Detailed Description

      The study will be conducted under an IRB approval, in accordance with FDA regulations and
      Human Subject Protection regulations. Female patients will undergo standard of care therapy
      to include exploratory laparotomy and cytoreduction (debulking) surgery followed by
      chemotherapy. Only patients with histological confirmation of FIGO Stage III/IV epithelial
      adenocarcinoma of ovarian, tubal or peritoneal origin will be screened and enrolled into the
      study. At cytoreduction surgery a portion of the surgically resected tumor is preserved for
      vaccine production. The surgically resected tumor as well as normal cells obtained from
      peripheral blood shall be used for extraction of RNA and DNA sequencing of the tumor and
      normal transcriptomes, as well as normal exome sequencing, in the Genomic Core Facility at
      UConn Health. Patient's blood cells shall also be HLA typed.

      When the patient has recovered from surgery, standard of care chemotherapy is given.
      Following completion of standard chemotherapy (6-8 cycles) and Investigator's confirmation of
      clinical remission, patients will be consented as subjects for the experimental investigative
      portion of the study.

      The overall purpose of this research study is to produce and test the safety of a new
      experimental vaccine called OncoImmunome in people with Stage III/IV Ovarian Cancer. An
      "experimental vaccine" is a vaccine that is being tested and is not approved for sale in the
      United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The study has been divided into
      two parts: 1)Tumor Tissue and Blood Sample Collection and 2) Vaccine and Follow-up.

      Study participants will consent to the following:

        1. Tumor Tissue and Blood Sample Collection: The purpose of this part of the study is to
           collect participants' blood and tumor tissue and test it for genetic mutations. These
           test results will be used to manufacture a study vaccine that is unique to the
           participant and to their ovarian cancer.

        2. Vaccine and Follow-up: The purpose of this part of the study is to test the safety of
           the experimental drug (vaccine) called OncoImmunome, which has been produced
           specifically for each participant.

      Subject participation in this research study will last up to 5 years. The vaccine will be
      produced over a 6 month period, and for six months subjects will receive the study vaccine (1
      study vaccine dose per month or 6 study vaccine doses total). However, the researchers will
      continue to collect all subjects information for up 5 years from the time they provided their
      tumor sample and blood for the research.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
OncoImmunome/Vaccine PhaseExperimentalWomen with Stage III/IV Ovarian Cancer who have received the standard of care treatment (surgical debulking and chemotherapy) for their cancer and are now in clinical remission will be given the experimental drug (vaccine) called OncoImmunome, which has been produced specifically for each participant.
  • OncoImmunome

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          1. Female patients >18 years of age must have a diagnosis of histologically confirmed
             Stage III/IV epithelial ovarian/fallopian tube/primary peritoneal adenocarcinoma who
             have not received any treatment or patients with recurrent Stage III/IV epithelial
             ovarian/tubal/peritoneal carcinoma with first recurrence ≥12 months after initial
             therapy and with resectable disease.

          2. All patients must have cytoreduction/laparoscopic surgery at UConn Health and their
             tissue must be stored in the UConn Health Center Research Tissue Registry/Repository
             (Biorepository) using cryopreservation methods.

          3. Patient must have completed standard platinum based adjuvant chemotherapy as per
             standard-of-care (only applicable for Vaccine Phase).

          4. Patients must have a life expectancy of at least 6 months.

          5. In the clinical judgment of the investigator, patients must have adequate renal,
             hepatic, and bone marrow function to complete the study:

               -  Hematologic function: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) must be greater than 1000
                  per mcl. White blood count equal to or greater than 3000 per mcl, platelet count
                  greater than or equal to 100,000 per mcl.

               -  Renal function: Serum creatinine equal to or less than 2.0 mg/dl.

               -  Hepatic function: Bilirubin <1.5 x institutional normal.

          6. Patients with Patients with ECOG/WHO/Zubrod scale performance status < or = 2.

          7. No evidence of active infection.

          8. No evidence of active infection requiring systemic therapy. Patients enrolled in the
             Tissue and Blood Phase may receive IV antibiotics preoperatively, IV in surgery when
             they have a Hysterectomy and also postoperatively.

          9. Patients not participating in another experimental program/therapy at least 4 weeks
             prior to enrollment.

         10. Patients have enrolled and have adequate cancer tissue sample available from this
             cytoreduction/laparoscopic surgery deposited in the UConn Health Center Research
             Tissue Registry/Repository (Biorepository) study (Principal Investigator: Mary Melinda
             Sanders, MD; UConn Health IRB# 08-310-1) for this study.

         11. Patients must be English speaking and sign an approved informed consent form (ICF) and
             HIPAA.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          1. Patient not enrolled in the UConn Health Center Research Tissue Registry/Repository
             (Biorepository) study or there is inadequate tissue available for this study.

          2. Patients not in clinical remission after standard chemotherapy.

          3. Patients with recurrent Stage III/IV epithelial ovarian/tubal/peritoneal carcinoma
             with first recurrence < 12 months after initial therapy.

          4. Patients who have active autoimmune disease.

          5. Patients with any medical condition that would interfere with their ability to
             complete the study.

          6. Patients who are receiving any experimental drug therapy within 4 weeks of enrollment.

          7. Patients who are taking steroids (excludes topical steroids) within 4 weeks of
             enrollment.

          8. Patients with a prior malignancy within the previous 5 years or a synchronous primary
             cancer (non-melanoma skin cancer or other In Situ cancers are excluded).

          9. Patients unable or unwilling to provide informed consent.

         10. Patients whose tumors are not able to be sequenced or from which sufficient suitable
             neo- epitopes are not able to be identified.
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:Female
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Monitoring of treatment-related adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 in subjects immunized with Oncoimmunome
Time Frame:5 years
Safety Issue:
Description:Number of Participants with Oncoimmunome Immunization related Adverse Events (AE) as assessed by CTCAE v. 4.03.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Monitoring of subjects immunized with Oncoimmunome for immune response to components of Oncoimmunome
Time Frame:5 years
Safety Issue:
Description:1) Measurement of CD8 T cell proliferation and T cell phenotype in response to the Oncoimmunome peptides in immunized subjects
Measure:Monitoring of subjects immunized with Oncoimmunome for progression-free survival.
Time Frame:5 years
Safety Issue:
Description:Progression-free survival of patients immunized with Oncoimmunome.

Details

Phase:Phase 1
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:UConn Health

Last Updated

December 4, 2019