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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Sarcoma, Melanoma, Epithelial Malignancies or Pleural Malignancies
and you are
between 18 and 99
years old
This is an early phase trial to determine
the dosage and safety of the new treatment.
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The purpose

Background: - Certain types of cancers, including sarcoma and melanoma, have specific antigens (protein molecules) on their surfaces. Research has shown that producing an immune reaction to these antigens may be able to keep tumors from growing by encouraging the immune system to destroy the tumor cells. By creating a vaccine that contains antigens similar to those found on the cancer cells, researchers hope to cause an immune reaction that targets the cancer cells. However, more research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of this type of vaccine treatment. Objectives: - To determine whether a tumor cell vaccine, given to individuals who have had surgery to remove malignant tumors from the chest, can cause an immune reaction that will prevent the tumors from coming back. Eligibility: - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with cancer that has spread to the lungs, pleura, or mediastinum, and have recently had surgery to remove tumors in the chest. Design: - Participants will be screened with a physical examination and medical history, as well as blood tests and imaging studies. - Participants will have the option to have leukapheresis to collect white blood cells for studies on how the body is responding to the vaccine. Participants who agree to have this procedure will have it before the start of treatment and after the sixth and eighth vaccines. - Seven days before the first vaccine, participants will receive the chemotherapy drugs celecoxib and cyclophosphamide to take twice a day at home. - Participants will receive the experimental vaccine as an injection in the thigh or arm, and may receive it in two shots depending on how many cells are in each vaccine. Participants will receive a diary to monitor medication doses and side effects, as well as additional cyclophosphamide and celecoxib to take at home as directed by the study. - Participants will have one vaccine every month for 6 months, and will have regular blood tests and imaging studies. After the sixth vaccine, participants who have successfully responded to the treatment will have two additional vaccines given 3 months apart. - After the eighth vaccine, participants will have followup visits every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months for up to 4 years....

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Cyclophosphamide
  • Biological: Allogenic tumor Cell Vaccine (K562)
  • Drug: Celecoxib

Locations near you

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01313429. The sponsor of the trial is National Cancer Institute (NCI) and it is looking for 19 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Adjuvant Allogeneic Tumor Cell Vaccine With Metronomic Oral Cyclophosphamide and Celecoxib in Patients Undergoing Resection of Sarcomas, Melanomas, Germ Cell Tumors, or Epithelial Malignancies Metastatic to Lungs, Pleura, or Mediastinum