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Eligibility: 0d4bccb224c9b7b327b1a822589aa7df [RDF]

Label 0d4bccb224c9b7b327b1a822589aa7df
Slug 0d4bccb224c9b7b327b1a822589aa7df
Criteria DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic renal cell carcinoma or melanoma Measurable or evaluable disease No active brain metastases Previously treated CNS metastases responding to therapy are eligible, but CNS cannot be the site of evaluable disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance Status: ECOG 0-2 Life Expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Hematocrit at least 25 WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 PT and PTT within normal limits Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within 6 months No medication for congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias No hypertension (unless blood pressure is stable off medication) Pulmonary: Must have reasonable respiratory reserves and not require supplemental oxygen No dyspnea at rest Oxygen saturation must be greater than 90% for patients with risk of respiratory symptoms Other: Not HIV positive Not positive for hepatitis B antigen No chronic underlying immunodeficiency No concurrent active infection requiring antibiotic therapy Not pregnant or nursing No concurrent serious illness No family history of malignant hyperthermia No hypersensitivity to interferon alfa-2b and interleukin-2 PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior interleukin-2 and interferon alfa-2b in combination therapy Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy within 4 weeks of study and recovered Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroid therapy Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy within 4 weeks of interleukin-2 therapy No prior stereotactic radiosurgery or gamma knife therapy within 1 week of interleukin-2 therapy Surgery: No prior organ allograft transplantation Must be recovered from prior surgery Other: No concurrent cyclosporin therapy No concurrent treatment with other anticancer agents
Maximum age N/A
Healthy volunteers No
Study pop
Minimum age 18 Years
Gender Both
Sampling method
Similars None
Interlinks None