Cell Therapy of Cancer With Allogeneic Blood Lymphocytes Activated With Recombinant Interleukin-2 (rIL-2) for Metastatic Solid Tumors


Hadassah Medical Center

Status and phase

Phase 2




Procedure: Cell therapy

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The present protocol is designed to investigate the potential application of allogeneic cell-mediated immunotherapy in metastatic solid tumors similarly to the well established graft versus leukemia (GVL) effects in patients with hematologic malignancies. Patients with metastatic solid tumors resistant to conventional modalities will be eligible to participate in a treatment program based on the administration of non-myeloablative immunotherapy (i.e. fludarabine, Cytoxan) followed by interferon injections; subsequently the patients will be treated with mismatched alloreactive donor lymphocytes activated in vitro and in vivo with rIL-2. The aim of this study is based on the recognition of foreign tumor cell surface alloantigens.


100 estimated patients




18 to 70 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Consenting patients (age < 70) will be eligible for participation in the study involving selective anti-tumor immunotherapy provided the following criteria are met:

  • Evidence of cancer not expected to be cured with conventional modalities
  • Pediatric patients: Chemotherapy-resistant neuroblastoma stage 4 and sarcomas. Adult patients: Metastatic breast cancer, malignant melanoma, renal cell cancer and selected cases of ovarian cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small-cell and non-small cell lung cancer with non-bulky metastatic disease, and metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Patients with measurable disease evaluable for response with anticipated life expectancy > 3 months.
  • Patients must be > 2 weeks off of anti-cancer or potentially immunosuppressive treatment.
  • Adequate ambulatory performance status (Karnofsky > 80%; ECOG 0-1) to enable outpatient treatment.
  • Compliant and cooperative patients anticipated to be evaluable for response according to the investigator's assessment.
  • HLA-compatible (fully matched or single locus mismatched) donor available for allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients with bulky disease or patients with brain metastases resistant to chemo-radiotherapy.
  • Patients with a significant history or current evidence of potentially severe cardiovascular or lung disease, or other disease or clinical condition that may not permit accomplishing the planned treatment or drawing conclusions.
  • Hepatic and/or renal failure.
  • Evidence of serious active infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Contraindication for donation due to donor disease: HIV-1; hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity.

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Shimon Slavin, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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