Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-3475-012/KEYNOTE-012)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01848834
First received: May 3, 2013
Last updated: July 30, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

This study is being done to investigate the safety, tolerability and anti-tumor activity of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in participants with advanced triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) (Cohort A), advanced head and neck cancer (Cohorts B and B2), advanced urothelial cancer (Cohort C), or advanced gastric cancer (Cohort D)


Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer
Solid Tumor
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase Ib Multi-Cohort Study of MK-3475 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Experiencing Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Up to 90 days after last dose of study treatment (up to 2 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants Discontinuing from Study Treatment Due to Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Up to last dose of study treatment (up to 2 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Overall Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 Response Rate in Cohorts A,B,C, and D by Central Radiology Assessment [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall RECIST 1.1 Response Rate by Investigator Assessment for PD-L1-negative Participants in Cohort B2 [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall RECIST 1.1 Response Rate by Central Radiology Assessment in Participants with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-positive Head and Neck Cancer [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall RECIST 1.1 Response Rate by Central Radiology Assessment in Asia Pacific Participants with Gastric Cancer [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall RECIST 1.1 Response Rate by Investigator Assessment for Cohort B2 [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall RECIST 1.1 Response Rate by Investigator Assessment for Participants in Cohorts A,B,C, and D [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with log fold change from baseline in cytokines >1 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 224
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cohort A - Triple negative breast cancer
Participants will receive pembrolizumab, 10 mg/kg, intravenously (IV) once every 2 weeks, and will continue to receive drug until disease progression, death, withdrawal of consent, Investigator decision, or end of study (up to 2 years)
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Experimental: Cohort B - Head/neck cancer
Participants will receive pembrolizumab, 10 mg/kg, intravenously (IV) once every 2 weeks, and will continue to receive drug until disease progression, death, withdrawal of consent, Investigator decision, or end of study (up to 2 years)
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Experimental: Cohort C - Urothelial tract cancer
Participants will receive pembrolizumab, 10 mg/kg, intravenously (IV) once every 2 weeks, and will continue to receive drug until disease progression, death, withdrawal of consent, Investigator decision, or end of study (up to 2 years)
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Experimental: Cohort D - Gastric cancer
Participants will receive pembrolizumab, 10 mg/kg, intravenously (IV) once every 2 weeks, and will continue to receive drug until disease progression, death, withdrawal of consent, Investigator decision, or end of study (up to 2 years)
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Experimental: Cohort B2 - Head/neck cancer
Participants will receive pembrolizumab, 200 mg, intravenously (IV) once every 3 weeks, and will continue to receive drug until disease progression, death, withdrawal of consent, Investigator decision, or end of study (up to 2 years)
Drug: Pembrolizumab

Detailed Description:

Amendment 2 of the protocol added a new study arm (Cohort B2) for participants with advanced head and neck cancer who will receive a lower dose of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) every three weeks (Q3W); participants with programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-negative tumors will also be analyzed separately.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically-confirmed diagnosis of tumor that is recurrent, metastatic, or persistent:

    • For Cohort A - triple negative breast cancer (estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 [HER2] negative)
    • For Cohort B - squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (including HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell cancer).
    • For Cohort C - urothelial tract cancer of the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, or urethra (transitional cell or non-transitional cell histology)
    • For Cohort D - adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction
    • For Cohort B2 - squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (both HPV-positive and -negative head and neck squamous cell cancer)
  • Any number of prior treatment regimens
  • Measurable disease
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance status of 0 or 1
  • Female participants of childbearing potential must be willing to use 2 methods of birth control or be surgically sterile, or abstain from heterosexual activity for the course of the study through 120 days after the last dose of study treatment
  • Male participants must agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through 120 days after the last dose of study treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently participating in/has participated in a study of an investigational agent or using an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
  • Diagnosis of immunosuppression or receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study treatment
  • Anti-cancer monoclonal antibody treatment within 4 weeks prior to study Day 1 or not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier
  • Chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy or radiation therapy within 2 weeks prior to study Day 1 or not recovered from adverse events due to a previously administered agent
  • Known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment excepting basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer that has undergone potentially curative therapy
  • Known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis
  • Active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 3 months or documented history of clinically severe autoimmune disease, or syndrome that requires systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents
  • Evidence of interstitial lung disease
  • Active infection requiring systemic therapy
  • Known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders
  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the pre-screening or screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment
  • Prior therapy with an anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), anti-programmed cell death 1 ligand 1(PD-L1), anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137 antibody, or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Known active Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
  • Received live vaccine within 30 days prior to start of study treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01848834

Contacts
Contact: Toll Free Number 1-888-577-8839

Locations
United States, Connecticut
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0005) Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8028
United States, Florida
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0003) Recruiting
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Illinois
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0004) Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Maryland
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0006) Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
United States, Massachusetts
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0001) Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, North Carolina
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0009) Recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
United States, Pennsylvania
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0007) Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
United States, Washington
Call for Information (Investigational Site 0002) Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Belgium
MSD Belgium BVBA/SPRL Recruiting
Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Frederik Tack    32 2 373 4324      
Israel
Merck Sharp & Dohme Co. Ltd. Recruiting
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Contact: Ofer Sharon    972 9 9539310      
Japan
MSD K.K. Recruiting
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 102-8667
Contact: Japan Call Center    81-3-6272-1957      
Korea, Republic of
MSD Korea LTD Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Cem Ozesen    90 212 3361260      
Taiwan
Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Corp. Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Diana Zhang    886-2-66316030      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01848834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3475-012, 2012-005771-14, 142453
Study First Received: May 3, 2013
Last Updated: July 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 01, 2014