SVN53-67/M57-KLH Peptide Vaccine in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Receiving Lenalidomide Maintenance Therapy

  • End date
    Nov 9, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Updated on 27 June 2021
platelet count
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induction therapy
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This phase I trial studies the safety of SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide vaccine in incomplete Freund's adjuvant together with sargramostim in treating patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are receiving lenalidomide maintenance therapy. Vaccines made from survivin peptide may help the body build an effective immune response to kill cancer cells that express survivin. Incomplete Freund's adjuvant may help stimulate the body's immune response to a vaccine treatment. Colony-stimulating factors, such as sargramostim, may increase the production of blood cells. Lenalidomide may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide vaccine in incomplete Freund's adjuvant and sargramostim before or after the start of lenalidomide maintenance therapy may be a better treatment for multiple myeloma.



I. To determine the toxicity profile of the SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide (SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide vaccine) in Montanide ISA 51 (incomplete Freund's adjuvant) plus GM-CSF (sargramostim) (vaccine), given before or after the start of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with multiple myeloma.


I. To measure the immune responses induced by SVN53-67/M57-KLH with Montanide ISA 51 plus GM-CSF, either alone or with lenalidomide maintenance added either before or after the vaccine.


I. To collect preliminary data on therapeutic efficacy of this combination against multiple myeloma, including response rate, time to progression and disease progression slope.

II. To test if human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types and survivin positivity affect the immune responses induced by SVN53-67/M57-KLH with Montanide ISA 51 plus GM-CSF.

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 groups.

GROUP A: Patients receive SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide vaccine in incomplete Freund's adjuvant subcutaneously (SC) and sargramostim SC every 2 weeks at weeks 0, 2, 4, and 6 for up to 4 doses and then receive a booster in week 12. Beginning in week 4, patients receive lenalidomide maintenance therapy orally (PO) once daily (QD) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

GROUP B: Patients receive SVN53-67/M57-KLH peptide vaccine in incomplete Freund's adjuvant SC and sargramostim SC every 2 weeks at weeks 4, 6, 8, and 10 for up to 4 doses and then receive a booster in week 16. Beginning in week 0, patients receive lenalidomide maintenance therapy PO QD in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 16, 20, and 24 weeks and then every 3 months for up to 5 years.

Condition Multiple Myeloma, Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Partial Response of Multiple Myeloma or Plasma Cell Leukemia, Lymphoproliferative disorders, multiple myeloma (mm)
Treatment laboratory biomarker analysis, Lenalidomide, sargramostim, incomplete Freund's adjuvant, SVN53-67/M57-KLH Peptide Vaccine
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02334865
SponsorRoswell Park Cancer Institute
Last Modified on27 June 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who have at least a partial response after induction therapy based on the International Working Group (IWG) Uniform Response Criteria
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of =< 2 at study entry
Must be free of systemic infection; subjects with active infections (whether or not they require antibiotic therapy) may be eligible after complete resolution of the infection; subjects on antibiotic therapy must be off antibiotics for at least 7 days before beginning treatment
Absolute neutrophil count >= 750/mm^3
Platelet count >= 30,000/mm^3
Creatinine clearance >= 30 mL/minutes
Total bilirubin =< 2 mg/dL
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
All study participants must be registered into the mandatory Revlimid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of the Revlimid REMS
Females of reproductive potential must adhere to the scheduled pregnancy testing as required in the Revlimid REMS program
Able to take aspirin (81 or 325 mg) daily for prophylactic anticoagulation (patients intolerant to acetylsalicylic acid, ASA, may use warfarin or low molecular weight heparin or other anticoagulants as deemed appropriate by physician)
Disease free of prior malignancies for > 2 years with exception of currently treated basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix or breast
All study participants must have one of the HLA alleles: HLA-A _02, HLA-A_ 03, HLAA _11, or HLA-A_ 24
Participant must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure

Exclusion Criteria

Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form
Pregnant or breast feeding females; (lactating females must agree not to breast feed while taking lenalidomide)
Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or confounds the ability to interpret data from the study as determined by the Principal Investigator
Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, radiosurgery, interferon (e.g. Intron-A), allergy desensitization injections, growth factors (e.g. Procrit, Aranesp, Neulasta), interleukins (e.g. Proleukin) or any investigational therapeutic medication within 4 weeks of study entry
Known hypersensitivity to thalidomide, lenalidomide, Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), or granulocyte colony-macrophage stimulating factor (GM-CSF)
The development of erythema nodosum if characterized by a desquamating rash while taking thalidomide or similar drugs
Known seropositive for or active viral infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV); patients who are seropositive because of hepatitis B virus vaccine are eligible
Any prior autoimmune disorders requiring cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapy or autoimmune disorders with visceral involvement
Patients with a known diagnosis of plasma cell leukemia
Systemic corticosteroid therapy > 2 mg of dexamethasone or equivalent per day at study entry
Patients had prior autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplant; prior stem cell collection is allowed
Life expectancy less than 4 months
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