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Combination of Immunotherapy and Hyperthermia in Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma

Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical efficacy and toxicity of anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody plus autologous dendritic cells-cytokine induced killer cell (DC-CIK) immunotherapy combined with hyperthermia in advanced malignant mesothelioma patients.Furthermore,to characterize response to therapy,the investigators intent to explore the predictive biomarker for this regimen.

Tracking Information
First Received DateJanuary 3, 2018
Last Changed DateJanuary 10, 2018
Start DateDecember 1, 2017
Anticipated Primary Completion DateJune 2020
Primary Outcome Measures

Progression-free survival of the participants(PFS) [Time Frame: 24 months]

Secondary Outcome Measures

Overall survival of the participants(OS) [Time Frame: 24 months]

Assessment of Patient- Reported Outcomes Version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) [Time Frame: 24 months]

Safety (adverse events) [Time Frame: 24 months]

Descriptive Information
PhasePhase 1/Phase 2
Study TypeInterventional
  • Cancer
  • Mesothelioma, Malignant
  • Drug: Anti-PD-1 antibody
  • Biological: DC-CIK Immunotherapy
  • Device: Thermotron RF-8EX
Study Arms / Comparison Groups1 / 0
Recruitment Information
Recruitment StatusRecruiting
Anticipated Enrollment40
Ages18 Years - 80 Years
Accepts Healthy VolunteersNo
Contact Jun Ren, MD,PhD
Phone: 86-10-63926317
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histological confirmed malignant mesothelioma.

- Patients who have refused a first line platinum-based chemotherapy, or patients in progression of disease after a maximum of one line of platinum-based therapy for advanced disease.

- Estimated life expectancy > 3 months.

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0,1 or 2.

- Age 18 to 80.

- Patients whose most recent major surgery or drug or radiation therapy for malignant tumors, if any, was at least 4 weeks ago at the subject enrollment.

- Measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria.

- Adequate hematologic function, with WBC ≥ 3000/microliter, hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL (it is acceptable to have had prior transfusion), platelets ≥ 75,000/microliter; PT-INR <1.5 (unless patient is receiving warfarin in which case PT-INR must be <3), PTT <1.5X ULN Adequate renal and hepatic function, with serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL, bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dL (except for Gilbert's syndrome which will allow bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dL), ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Participation in another clinical study with an investigational product during the last 6 weeks.

- Patients with a history of autoimmune disease, such as but not restricted to, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis,scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis. Autoimmune related thyroid disease and vitiligo are permitted.

- Patients with known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.

- Patients with serious intercurrent chronic or acute illness, such as cardiac disease (NYHA class III or IV), hepatic disease, or other illness considered by the Principal Investigator as unwarranted high risk for investigational drug treatment.

- Patients with a medical or psychological impediment to probable compliance with the protocol should be excluded.

- Presence of an active acute or chronic infection including: a urinary tract infection, HIV (as determined by ELISA and confirmed by Western Blot). Patients with HIV are excluded based on immuno-suppression, which may render them unable to respond to the vaccine;patients with chronic hepatitis are excluded because of concern that hepatitis could be exacerbated by the injections.

- Patients on chronic steroid therapy (or other immuno-suppressives, such as azathioprine or cyclosporin A) are excluded on the basis of potential immune suppression. Patients must have had 6 weeks of discontinuation of any steroid therapy (except that used as pre-medication for chemotherapy or contrast-enhanced studies or for acute treatment (<5 days) of intercurrent medical condition such as a gout flare) prior to enrollment.

- Pregnant and nursing women should be excluded from the protocol since this research may have unknown and harmful effects on an unborn child or on young children. If the patient is sexually active, the patient must agree to use a medically acceptable form of birth control while receiving treatment and for a period of 4 months following the last therapy. It is not known whether the treatment used in this study could affect the sperm and could potentially harm a child that may be fathered while on this study.

- Patients evidence of interstitial lung disease will be excluded.

Administrative Information
Responsible PartyPrincipal Investigator
SponsorCapital Medical University
Verification DateJanuary 2018
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