Combination Vaccine Immunotherapy (DRibbles) for Patients with Definitively-treated Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer


About this study

This study will test an investigational vaccine, called DRibbles, for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We hypothesize that vaccination with the DRibble vaccine will cause an immune response against proteins contained in the DRibble vaccine and the protein antigens targeted by this strong immune response will include common antigens shared by both the vaccine and the patient's tumor.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Stage IIIA or IIIB histologically proven non-small cell lung cancer
  • Completion of definitive therapy
  • Enrollment from 28 days to 12 weeks from completion of definitive therapy
  • Toxicities from definitive therapy resolved to less than grade 1
  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • Negative pregnancy test in women of childbearing potential
  • Agree to avoid pregnancy or fathering a child while on study treatment
  • Ability to give informed consent and comply with protocol
  • Anticipated survival minimum of 6 months
  • Prior therapy with investigational agents must be completed at least 3 weeks prior to study enrollment
  • Normal organ and marrow function as defined by specific lab tests
  • Archived tumor tissue available

Exclusion Criteria

  • Active autoimmune disease except for vitiligo or hypothyroidism
  • Active other malignancy
  • Known HIV+ and/or Hepatitis B or C positive
  • Medical or psychiatric conditions that would preclude safe participation
  • Ongoing chemotherapy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Helen Ross, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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