Clinical Trials Using Aldesleukin

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Aldesleukin. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Gene and Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Advanced Malignancies

    This phase IIa trial studies how well gene therapy and vaccine therapy work in treating patients with cancers that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment (advanced) undergoing stem cell transplant. Placing a gene that has been created in the laboratory into white blood cells may make the body build an immune response to kill cancer cells. Vaccines made from peptides may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells.
    Location: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Genetically Engineered T Cells and Low-Dose Aldesleukin After Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of genetically engineered T cells when given together with low-dose aldesleukin after combination chemotherapy in treating patients with metastatic melanoma. Placing a gene that has been created in the laboratory into white blood cells may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Aldesleukin may stimulate the white blood cells to kill melanoma cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fludarabine phosphate and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving genetically engineered T cells and aldesleukin after combination chemotherapy may be an effective treatment for melanoma.
    Location: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

  • Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and High-Dose Aldesleukin with or without Autologous Dendritic Cells in Treating Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well therapeutic tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and high-dose aldesleukin with or without autologous dendritic cells work in treating patients with melanoma that has spread to other areas of the body. Vaccines made from a person's tumor cells and special blood cells (dendritic cells) may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Aldesleukin may stimulate the white blood cells to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether therapeutic tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and high-dose aldesleukin are more effective when given together with or without dendritic cells in shrinking or slowing the growth of melanoma. The clinical benefits of receiving tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in combination with the B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine / threonine kinase (BRAF) inhibitor will be studied, in patients who have progressive disease (PD) with using the BRAF inhibitor prior to TIL treatment. Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) is unfortunately a common development in patients with melanoma, with an extremely poor prognosis, translating into an overall survival of only weeks. With the novel approach of combining intrathecal TILs and intrathecal interleukin (IL)-2, researchers hope to induce long term disease stabilization or remission of LMD.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Non-Viral TCR Gene Therapy

    Background: A person s white blood cells can be modified in a lab to recognize certain changes in their tumor. Many of these cells are collected from the person, modified, then given back to the person. This may help treat some cancers. Objective: To learn if a person s white blood cells modified with T-cell receptors can cause solid tumors to shrink. Eligibility: People ages 18-70 who have cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, ovary, breast, or lung that has spread, or who have glioblastoma. Design: Participants will be screened and have their cells prepared for treatment in another protocol. Participants will be hospitalized one week before treatment. They will stay approximately 3 - 4 weeks after treatment. Participants will get the modified white blood cells and chemotherapy through an IV catheter, which is a small plastic tube inserted in a vein. Participants will take drugs by mouth to prevent infection. They will receive filgrastim as a shot or injection under the skin. Participants will have tests before, during, and after treatment: Heart, blood, and urine tests Chest X-ray Physical exam Scans: They will lie in a machine that takes pictures of the body. Possible apheresis: The participant s blood is removed through a needle in an arm. The blood goes through a machine that removes the white blood cells. The rest of the blood is returned through a needle in the other arm. Participants will have visits about 6 and 12 weeks after treatment. If they are responding to treatment, they will then have visits every 3-6 months for 3 years. Then they will join another study and be followed about 12 more years.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Aldesleukin and Pembrolizumab in Treating Participants with Stage III and IV Melanoma and Renal Cell Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and how well pembrolizumab and aldesleukin work in treating participants with stage III and IV melanoma or renal cell cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Interleukins, such as aldesleukin, are proteins made by white blood cells and other cells in the body and may help regulate immune response. Giving pembrolizumab and aldesleukin may work better in treating melanoma and renal cell cancer.
    Location: University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Bispecific Antibody Armed Activated T-cells with Aldesleukin and Sargramostim in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    This phase Ib / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of bispecific antibody armed activated T-cells when given together with aldesleukin and sargramostim and to see how well they work in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced) or other places in the body (metastatic). Bispecific antibody armed activated T-cells are the patient's own T cells that are coated with a bispecific antibody comprising 2 antibodies chemically joined together. These antibodies have specific targets and binding properties that may give the T cells a greater ability to seek out, attach to, and kill more cancer cells.
    Location: Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan

  • Regulatory T-Lymphocytes and Aldesleukin in Suppressing Acute Graft-Versus-Host-Disease after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant in Patients with Hematological Malignancies

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well regulatory T-lymphocytes and aldesleukin work in suppressing acute graft-versus-host-disease (aGVHD) after umbilical cord blood transplant in patients with hematological malignancies. Giving chemotherapy and total-body irradiation before a donor umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplant helps stop the growth of cells in the bone marrow, including normal blood-forming cells (stem cells) and cancer cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells (called graft-versus-host disease). Giving regulatory T-lymphocytes and aldesleukin after the transplant may stop this from happening.
    Location: University of Minnesota / Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Precise Local Injection of Anti-cancer Drugs Using Presage's CIVO™ Device in Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    This is a feasibility study in patients with localized or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma undergoing surgery to determine how sarcoma in situ responds to injected microdoses of anti-cancer therapeutics.
    Location: 2 locations