Combination of Chemoradiation Therapy and Epitope Peptide Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Epitope peptide, Vaccination, Chemoradiation, Esophageal cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: URLC10, TTK, KOC1, VEGFR1, VEGFR2, cisplatin, fluorouracil
Type: Biological
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immune response of multiple peptides (URLC10, TTK, KOC1 VEGFR1, and VEGFR2) emulsified with Montanide ISA51 in combination with chemotherapy (CDDP, 5-FU) plus radiation therapy in treating patients with unresectable, advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer.
Detailed Description
Up-regulated ling cancer 10 (URLC10), TTK protein kinase (TTK) and K homology domain containing protein over expressed in cancer (KOC1) were identified as new targets of tumor associated antigens using cDNA microarray technologies combined with the expression profiles of normal and cancer tissues. Furthermore, anti-angiogenic therapy is now considered to be one of promising approaches for treating cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) are essential targets for tumor angiogenesis. Epitope peptides for these targets are able to induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) restricted to HLA-A *2402 in vivo. On the other hand, chemotherapy (CDDP, 5-FU) plus radiation therapy has been to be a standard treatment for unresectable advanced esophageal cancer. In this clinical trial, we evaluate the safety and immune responses of different doses of multiple peptides (URLC10, TTK, KOC1, VEGFR1, and VEGFR 2) emulsified with Montanide ISA 51 in combination with chemotherapy (CDDP, 5-FU) plus radiation therapy in treating patients with unresectable, advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients must have unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic disease of esophageal cancer.

2. measurable disease by CT scan

3. ECOG performance status of 0 to 2

4. Expected survival of at lease 3months

5. Patients must be HLA-A2402

6. Laboratory values as follow:

- WBC > 2000/mm3,

- Platelet count > 75000/mm3,

- Total bilirubin < 1.5 x the institutional normal upper limits,

- Creatinine < 1.5 x the institutional normal upper limits,

- AST. ALT. ALP < 2.5 x the institutional normal upper limits

7. Able and willing to give valid written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Pregnancy (women of childbearing potential:Refusal or inability to use effective means of contraception)

2. Breastfeeding

3. Active or uncontrolled infection

4. Prior chemotherapy,radiation therapy or immunotherapy within 4 weeks

5. Concurrent treatment with steroid or immunosuppressing agent

6. Patient with peptic ulcer disease

7. Active or uncontrolled other malignancy

8. Other malignancy within 5 years prior to entry into the study, expect for treated non-melanoma skin cancer and cervical carcinoma in situ

9. Disease to the central nervous system

10. Decision of unsuitableness by principal investigator or physician-in-charge
Teikyo University
2-11-1 Kaga Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Hisae Iinuma, PhD - +81-33-964-1211 -
Start Date
February 2008
Completion Date
March 2012
Teikyo University
Teikyo University
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