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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
HPV-16 +ve Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an early phase trial to determine
the dosage and safety of the new treatment.
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The purpose

It is the investigators intention to investigate whether a specially designed vaccine, based on a genetically modified strain of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and called ADXS11-001 is safe to use and is able to boost the immune system of patients presenting with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC). It is hoped that the vaccine will boost the immune system so that immune cells with cell killing properties are able to attack any cancer cells remaining after the patients have been treated. However, the vaccine is so novel the investigators are not sure whether it is able to do this and before they can answer that question in a larger group of patients they need to make sure that the vaccine is safe to use and has some effect on the immune system in the patients for whom they intend its ultimate use. In a previous study, patients with incurable cervix cancer which is caused by the same virus, were vaccinated with ADXS11-001. Although all patients vaccinated experienced flu-like symptoms, patients tolerated the vaccine well with no patient suffering long term adverse effects of vaccination. However, because the patients and cancer type was so different in this earlier study, the investigators need to test whether ADXS11-001 is also safe in patients with HPV associated OPSCC. That said, the earlier study guided the dosing schedule for the current study and patients entering the REALISTIC trial will receive lower doses than those administered to patients in the earlier cervix cancer study. It is hoped that by doing this, patients will experience fewer side effects of vaccination without reducing the chances of stimulating the immune system.

Provided treatments

  • Biological: ADXS11-001

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01598792. The sponsor of the trial is University of Liverpool and it is looking for 2 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
REALISTIC: A Phase I, Dose Escalation Trial Of Recombinant Listeria Monocytogenes (Lm)-Based Vaccine Encoding Human Papilloma Virus Genotype 16 Target Antigens (ADXS11-001) In Patients With HPV-16 +ve Oropharyngeal Carcinoma