RATIONALE: Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining vaccine therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining vaccine therapy and chemotherapy in treating patients who have metastatic or locally recurrent stomach cancer or esophageal cancer.
Name: G17DT ImmunogenDescription: Dose: 500 micrograms in 0.2mL Route: Deep intramuscular Schedule: Days 8, 36, and 64; an additional dose at week 2, cycle 7 will be administeredType: Biological
Name: cisplatinDescription: dose: 100 mg/m2 Route: i.v. infusion in 500 mL in 0.9% NaCl administered up to 3 hours Schedule: day 1, and then every 4 weeks.Type: Drug
Name: fluorouracilDescription: Dose: 1000mg/m2/day Route: 24-hour continuous infusion in 0.9% NaCl over 5 days Schedule: Day 1 to Day 5 (5-day infusion) and then every 4 weeksType: Drug
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An Open Label, Sequential Multi-Center Multi Dose Study Of G17T Immunogen In Combination With Cisplatin (CDDP) And 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) In Subjects With Metastatic Or Locally Recurrent Gastric Or Gastroesophageal Cancer Previously Untreated With Chemotherapy For Advanced Disease (Stage IV). --- G17T ---