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Ovarian Cancer Vaccine for Patients in Remission

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of an investigational therapeutic agent (Cvac) in ovarian cancer patients in first or second remission and to determine its ability to prevent cancer from returning.

Study objectives

Primary objectives:

- To confirm the safety of administering Cvac in this population.

- To determine the effects of Cvac on progression-free survival (PFS).

Secondary objectives:

- To determine overall survival (OS) for ovarian cancer patients who receive Cvac after achieving remission in the first or second-line setting.

- Evaluation of host immunologic response to Cvac administration.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Prima BioMed Ltd

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Biological: Cvac


Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Female subjects ≥ 18 years old with histologically confirmed Stage III or IV
   epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer who have previously
   undergone surgical cytoreduction and received first or second line conventional
   chemotherapy and are currently in complete remission (based on clinical and radiologic

   - Cancer antigen (CA)-125 ≤ upper limit of normal with a prior history of an elevated

   - Able and willing to undergo mononuclear cell collection.

   - Not more than 12 weeks between enrollment and the last dose of chemotherapy that
   resulted in complete remission.

   - No prior surgery to the peritoneum or pleural space within 28 days of enrollment,
   excluding removal of catheters used for chemotherapy administration.

   - No prior treatment with an investigational product within 30 days of enrollment.

   - Baseline electrocardiogram within normal limits or any abnormalities deemed not
   indicative of cardiac disease for which intervention is required.

   - Serum creatinine ≤ 2 mg/dL.

   - Serum aspartate aminotransferase or serum alanine aminotransferase ≤ 2.5x the upper
   limit of normal or serum total bilirubin ≤ 1.5x the upper limit of normal.

   - White blood cell count ≥ 3.0 K/µL; absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5K/µL; hemoglobin ≥
   9.0 g/dL, and platelets ≥ 100,000/mm^3. (These complete blood count results are
   required for enrollment. It should be noted that complete blood count results,
   including monocyte count ≥ 0.2 × 10^9/L, will be needed prior to leukapheresis to
   determine if sufficient dendritic cells can be obtained for Cvac™ manufacture.)

   - Life expectancy of at least 12 months.

   - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status of 0-1.

   - All toxicities from prior therapies, excluding alopecia, must have resolved to Common
   Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Grade ≤ 1.

   - Must be non-pregnant and, if of childbearing potential, must use adequate birth
   control (hormonal or barrier method of birth control or abstinence) for the duration
   of the study and for 3 months after study completion.

   - Able to provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Coexisting or other malignancies unless in complete remission for not less than 3
   years. Does not include in situ carcinoma of the cervix or basal cell or squamous cell
   carcinoma of the skin for which no restrictions apply, assuming they have been
   adequately treated.

   - Ovarian germ cell, sarcoma, or mixed Mullerian tumors.

   - Prior cancer vaccine or cellular therapy.

   - Active uncontrolled infections or any organ system toxicity ≥ Grade 2 by Common
   Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events criteria.

   - Inability to provide informed consent or to comply with study-related procedures.

   - Concurrent systemic treatment with steroids or other immunosuppressive agents.

   - Diagnosed immunodeficiency and/or autoimmune disorders.

   - Myocardial infarction in the past 6 months and/or clinically significant heart

   - Infection with human immunodeficient virus (HIV), hepatitis B or C virus.

   - Pregnant or breastfeeding.

   - Evidence or history of central nervous system metastases.

   - Full dose anticoagulation therapy administered within 7 days of leukapheresis

   - Hematopoietic growth factors administered within 14 days of enrollment.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Not Recruiting