A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR PANCREAS CANCER USING ACTIVE INTRALYMPHATIC IMMUNOTHERAPY WITH INTERFERON-TREATED PANCREAS CANCER TISSUE CULTURE CELLS, GMCSF, AND LOW-DOSE CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the feasibility, toxicity, and antitumor effects of active specific
intralymphatic immunotherapy with allogeneic pancreatic cancer cells treated with interferon
alfa plus low-dose adjuvant systemic sargramostim (GM-CSF) and cyclophosphamide in patients
with incurable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. II. Assess the immunologic and biologic correlates
of this treatment regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Cultured allogeneic pancreatic cancer cells are incubated with interferon alfa for
72-96 hours. Autologous cell lines, if established, may be used as an alternative. The cells
are irradiated immediately prior to use. Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV on day -3 and
sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously on days 0-8. On day 0, patients receive viable tumor
cells via dorsal pedal lymphatic cannulation. Treatment repeats every 2-4 weeks for a
minimum of 8 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients
are followed every 2-4 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Charles L. Wiseman, MD, FACP
St. Vincent Medical Center - Los Angeles
United States: Federal Government
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