Intrapleural BG00001 in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma or Malignant Pleural Effusions

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Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 1

Conditions

Cancer

Treatments

Biological: recombinant adenovirus-hIFN-beta

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT00066404
UPCC-01502
CDR0000315899

Details and patient eligibility

About

RATIONALE: Using BG00001 to insert the gene for interferon-beta into a person's pleural cavity may improve the body's ability to fight cancer. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of intrapleural BG00001 in treating patients who have malignant pleural mesothelioma or malignant pleural effusions.

Full description

OBJECTIVES: Determine the safety and toxicity of intrapleural BG00001 in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma or malignant pleural effusions. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of this drug in these patients. Determine the success of gene transfer/interferon beta gene expression in patients treated with this drug. Determine systemic and intrapleural cytokine responses and cellular and humoral immune response in patients treated with this drug. Determine, preliminarily, tumor response in patients treated with this drug. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients receive BG00001 via an intrapleural catheter on day 1. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of BG00001 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 1 of 6 patients experiences dose-limiting toxicity. Patients are followed weekly for 1 month, biweekly for 1 month, monthly for 4 months, and then every 6 months for 15 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-18 patients will be accrued for this study.

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 120 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

One of the following histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnoses:

Malignant pleural mesothelioma

Metastatic malignancy to the pleural space

Originating from 1 of the following sites:

  • Lung
  • Breast
  • Gastrointestinal organs
  • Genitourinary organs
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Failed prior standard therapy comprising chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and/or hormonal therapy
  • Measurable or evaluable disease
  • Pleural space involved with tumor accessible for pleural catheter insertion
  • No malignant pleural effusions secondary to lymphoma or sarcoma
  • No rapidly re-accumulating, symptomatic pleural effusions after thoracentesis or pleural catheter insertion that require immediate mechanical or chemical pleurodesis

No known brain metastases

Previously treated brain metastases with no evidence of active growth are allowed

Hormone receptor status:

Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

18 and over

Sex

Male or female

Menopausal status

Not specified

Performance status

ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hematocrit at least 30% (transfusion allowed)

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT and AST no greater than 1.5 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 1.5 times ULN
  • PT and PTT no greater than 1.5 times normal
  • No end-stage liver disease
  • No chronic active hepatitis B (hepatitis B surface antigen negative)

Renal

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL
  • No end-stage renal disease

Cardiovascular

No unstable angina

Pulmonary

  • FEV_1 greater than 50% of predicted (post-pleural drainage)
  • No severe oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • HIV negative
  • No documented immunodeficiency
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or successfully treated localized malignancy of the bladder or prostate gland with no evidence of active disease
  • No other life-threatening illness
  • No known hypersensitivity to any component of study treatment

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • More than 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy
  • No prior bone marrow transplantation, including stem cells
  • No immunological drugs during and for at least 2 months after study therapy

Chemotherapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No chemotherapy during and for at least 2 months after study therapy

Endocrine therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Concurrent hormonal therapy allowed if maintained at dose received prior to study entry
  • No concurrent steroids

Radiotherapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No radiotherapy during and for at least 2 months after study therapy

Surgery

At least 2 weeks since prior surgery

Other

  • More than 4 weeks since prior cytotoxic agents
  • No concurrent immunosuppressives or medication that can directly or indirectly suppress the immune system
  • No other concurrent experimental therapies for pleural cancer

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