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Study of a Retroviral Replicating Vector Combined With a Prodrug to Treat Patients Undergoing Surgery for a Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumor

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01470794
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tocagen Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a multicenter study evaluating the safety and tolerability of increasing doses of Toca 511, a retroviral replicating vector, injected into the resection cavity of patients with Grade III or Grade IV Gliomas who have elected to undergo surgical removal of their tumor. Approximately 6 weeks after injection of Toca 511, patients will begin an oral courses of Toca FC, an antifungal agent. These one week courses of Toca FC will be repeated during the approximately 30 week study. Two separate cohorts of patients treated with Toca 511 and Toca FC will also be evaluated with either of the following standard treatments for glioma: lomustine or bevacizumab. After completion of this study, all patients will be eligible for enrollment and encouraged to enter a long-term continuation protocol that enables additional Toca FC treatment cycles to be given, as well as permits the collection of long-term safety and survival data.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glioblastoma Multiforme Anaplastic Astrocytoma Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma Biological: Toca 511 vector Drug: Toca FC Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1 Ascending Dose Trial of Safety and Tolerability of Toca 511, a Retroviral Replicating Vector, Administered to Subjects at the Time of Resection for Recurrent High Grade Glioma & Followed by Treatment With Toca FC, Extended-Release 5-FC
Actual Study Start Date : February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 12, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 12, 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Single Arm
Toca 511 vector/Toca FC prodrug
Biological: Toca 511 vector
All patients will receive Toca 511, a retroviral replicating vector that expresses the cytosine deaminase (CD) gene. CD converts the antifungal 5-FC to the anti-cancer drug 5-FU in cells that have been infected by the Toca 511 vector. Beginning approximately 6 weeks after administration of Toca 511, patients will begin courses of oral Toca FC at pre-specified intervals, depending on cohort, during the approximately 30 week study.
Other Names:
  • Toca 511, RRV, retroviral replicating vector
  • 5-FC, flucytosine, 5-fluorocytosine, Toca FC

Drug: Toca FC
Other Name: flucytosine, 5-FC, 5-FC XR, Toca FC

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dose Limiting Toxicities [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Excluding nausea, vomiting and fatigue, any Grade 3 or higher non-hematologic toxicity or any Grade 4 or higher hematologic toxicity, felt to be related to Toca 511 or the Toca 511/Toca FC combination.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival of Subjects [ Time Frame: Overall survival, Overall survival at 6 months (OS6), 9 months (OS9), and 12 months (OS12) ]
  2. Progression Free Survival (PFS) of Subjects [ Time Frame: PFS of subjects at 6 months (PFS-6) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria (must all be answered "Yes"):

  • Has the patient given written informed consent?
  • Is the patient between 18 years old and 80 years old inclusive?
  • Has the patient had histologically proven HGG with recurrence or progression following initial definitive therapy(s) such as surgery with or without adjuvant radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy (confirmed by diagnostic biopsy or contrast-enhanced MRI and evaluable by Macdonald criteria)? Note if first recurrence of GBM is documented by MRI, an interval of at least 12 weeks after the end of prior radiation therapy is required unless there is either: i) histopathologic confirmation of recurrent tumor, or ii) new enhancement on MRI outside of the radiotherapy treatment field.
  • Does the patient have a single, HGG tumor recurrence/progression that is ≤ 5 cm in its greatest dimension?
  • Based on the pre-operative evaluation, is the tumor recurrence/progression a candidate for ≥ 80% resection?
  • Has the patient elected not to undergo treatment with the Gliadel® wafer?
  • Does the patient have a Karnofsky performance status ≥ 70?
  • Does the patient have an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500/mm3?
  • Does the patient have an absolute lymphocyte count ≥ 500/mm3?
  • Does the patient have a platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3?
  • Does the patient have a Hgb ≥ 10 g/dL?
  • Does the patient have a normal PT/PTT? (subnormal PT/PTT acceptable)
  • Does the patient have an estimated glomerular filtration rate of at least 50 mL/min (inclusive) by the Cockcroft-Gault formula?
  • Does the patient have an ALT < 3 times the upper limit of the laboratory reference range and total bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dL?
  • If the patient is a female of childbearing potential, has she had a negative serum pregnancy test within the past 21 days?
  • Is the patient willing to use condoms for contraception for 6 months after receiving Toca 511 or until there is no evidence of the virus in his/her blood, whichever is longer. If the patient is a fertile female, is she willing to use contraception for at least 12 months?
  • Is the patient willing and able to abide by the protocol?

Exclusion Criteria (must all be answered "No"):

  • Has the patient received cytotoxic chemotherapy within the past 3 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) of the planned surgery date?
  • Does the patient have, or has the subject had, within the past 4 weeks any infection requiring antibiotic, antifungal or antiviral therapy?
  • Has the patient had a surgical procedure in the last 28 days or a surgical wound that is not healed?
  • Does the patient have any bleeding diathesis, or must the subject take any anticoagulants, or antiplatelet agents, including NSAIDs that cannot be stopped for surgery?
  • Does the patient have a history of allergy or intolerance to flucytosine?
  • Is the patient HIV positive?
  • Does the patient have any gastrointestinal disease that would prevent him or her from being able to ingest or absorb flucytosine?
  • Has the patient received any investigational treatment within the past 30 days?
  • Is the patient breast feeding?
  • Has the patient received Avastin® (bevacizumab) for this recurrence/progression, or within the past 5 weeks?
  • Does the patient have a history of prior malignancy, excluding basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, with an expected survival of less than five years?

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01470794

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United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92093
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
United States, New Jersey
JFK Medical Center
Edison, New Jersey, United States, 08820
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
United States, Washington
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tocagen Inc.
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Study Director: Asha Das, MD Tocagen Inc.
Principal Investigator: Timothy Cloughesy, MD, NO University of California, Los Angeles
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Tocagen Inc. Identifier: NCT01470794    
Other Study ID Numbers: Tg 511-11-01
First Posted: November 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Keywords provided by Tocagen Inc.:
High grade glioma
Malignant glioma
Grade III glioma
Grad IV glioma
Grade IV astrocytoma
brain cancer
recurrent glioblastoma
anaplastic astrocytoma
Anaplastic oligodendroglioma
Anaplastic oligoastrocytoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action