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Trial of RNActive®-Derived Cancer Vaccine and Local Radiation in in Stage IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01915524
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow recruitment in stratum 3: enrolled only 2 instead of 8 pts. within predicted time)
First Posted : August 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2016
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the new RNActive derived lung cancer vaccine CV9202 in combination with local radiation therapy is safe, tolerable and immunogenic for the consolidation and maintenance treatment of stage IV non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after first-line chemotherapy or therapy with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Biological: CV9202 Radiation: local radiation Phase 1

Detailed Description:

The Phase Ib study is the first clinical study with the new lung cancer vaccine CV9202. The vaccine is composed of 6 RNActive compounts, each encoding for a different antigen which is overexpressed in NSCLC compared to healthy tissue.

In order to enhance the immunogenic effect of the cancer vaccine, the study treatment will include local radiation (4 x 5 Gy), which is a well-established palliative radiation regimen that can be safely applied to metastatic lesions in the lung, bone, and soft tissue, and is well tolerated.

Patients will be enrolled into 3 strata based on histologic and molecular subtypes as follows:

Stratum 1: Patients with metastatic stage IV NSCLC and non-squamous histology, without activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, who have achieved partial response (PR) or stable disease (SD) after at least 4 cycles of platinum- and pemetrexed-based first-line chemotherapy, and an indication for maintenance therapy with pemetrexed.

Stratum 2: Patients with stage IV NSCLC and squamous cell histology, who achieved PR or SD after at least 4 cycles of platinum-based and non-platinum compound first-line chemotherapy.

Stratum 3: Patients with stage IV NSCLC and non-squamous histology, harboring an activating EGFR mutation, who have achieved PR after up to 6 months or SD after 3 - 6 months of treatment with an EGFR TKI.

In each patient, the vaccine will be administered until progression and the need to start a subsequent systemic second-line treatment, or occurrence of unacceptable toxicity requiring treatment discontinuation, whichever comes first.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Exploratory, Open-label Phase Ib Study of RNActive®-Derived Cancer Vaccine and Local Radiation as Consolidation and Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Stage IV NSCLC and a Response or Stable Disease After First-line Chemotherapy or Therapy With an EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaccines

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CV9202 and local radiation

CV9202 consisting of 6 RNActive-derived molecules coding for 6 different NSCLC associated antigens.

local radiation (4x5 Gy)

Biological: CV9202
Intradermal injection of CV9202

Radiation: local radiation
Radiotherapy will be administered in 4 daily fractions of 5 GY each to be administered within one week

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with treatment related >= grade 3 adverse events (AEs). [ Time Frame: up to 40 months ]

    Events are graded by the investigator using the NCI CTCAE Scale (version 4.0) which provides a grading scale for each AE term. Grade 3 = Severe Grade 4 = Life-threatening or disabling

    Interim safety evaluations will be performed:

    • After treatment and observation of the first 6 patients until Day 43 in a given stratum.

      - If >= 2 out of 6 patients experience treatment-related >= grade 3 AEs, enrollment in that stratum will be suspended.

    • After the first 6 patients (enrolled in stratum 1 or 2) have received radiation of thoracic lesions and have been monitored for toxicity until Day 57:

      • If >= 2 out of 6 patients experience >= grade 3 radiation pneumonitis, radiation of thoracic lesions will be suspended for further patients.
      • For strata 1 and 2, CV9202 administration and radiation of thoracic lesions will be considered safe for further evaluation if ≤ 20% of patients experience a >= grade 3 radiation pneumonitis and no patients experience grade 4 radiation pneumonitis.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. humoral and cellular immune responses against the 6 antigens encoded by CV9202. [ Time Frame: assessments at baseline, Day 19, Day 61 after start of study treatment ]
  2. broadening of humoral immune responses (antigen spreading, i.e. change in serum antibody patterns) against a panel of tumor antigens not covered by the vaccine. [ Time Frame: Assessment at baseline, Day 19, Day 61 and 12 weeks, 24 weeks and 48 weeks after Day 57 ]
  3. overall tumor response. [ Time Frame: At Screening and every 6 weeks during study treatment until progression up to 18 months after start of treatment of the last patient enrolled ]
  4. progression free survival (PFS) and time to start of second-line treatment [ Time Frame: every 6 weeks up to 18 months after start of treatment of the last patient enrolled ]
  5. response to second-line cancer treatment [ Time Frame: every 3 months after completion of study treatment until death, withdrawal of informed consent, or loss to follow-up or until up to 18 months after start of treatment of the last patient enrolled ]
  6. overall survival (OS) from time of first vaccination. [ Time Frame: From first study treatment until time of death assessed up to 40 months ]

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

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients >= 18 years of age with histologically or cytologically-confirmed stage IV NSCLC, and a confirmed EGFR mutation status in case of non-squamous cell histology

    • Stratum 1: Non-squamous NSCLC without activating EGFR mutation
    • Stratum 2: Squamous NSCLC
    • Stratum 3: Non-squamous NSCLC harboring an activating EGFR mutation
  2. PR or SD according to RECIST Version 1.1 after first-line therapy which should have consisted of:

    • Stratum 1: PR or SD after cisplatin or carboplatin and pemetrexed treatment (at least 4 cycles)
    • Stratum 2: PR or SD after cisplatin or carboplatin and a non-platinum compound treatment (at least 4 cycles)
    • Stratum 3: PR after up to 6 months or SD after at least 3 and up to 6 months of gefitinib or erlotinib treatment
  3. For patients in stratum 1, maintenance therapy with pemetrexed should be indicated as to the investigator's opinion
  4. Presence of at least one tumor lesion that is eligible for radiation with 4 x 5 GY, and at least one additional measurable tumor lesion according to RECIST Version 1.1.

    Tumor lesions eligible for radiation are:

    • Bone metastases
    • Lymph nodes in the paraclavicular, axillary or cervical regions
    • Skin or subcutaneous metastases
    • For patients in strata 1 and 2 only: Thoracic lesions (centrally located lung tumor, lymph nodes in the lung hilus or mediastinum)
  5. Performance Status: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0 to 1

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous active immunotherapy for NSCLC (including vaccination, therapy with anti-CTLA4 antibodies)
  2. Estimated life expectancy ≤ 3 months
  3. Need for immunosuppressive treatment including daily systemic steroid doses of ≥ 10 mg prednisone equivalent per day
  4. Active skin disease (e.g. atopic dermatitis) in the areas for vaccine injection (upper arms or thighs) not allowing intradermal injections into areas of healthy skin
  5. Concurrent or planned major surgery
  6. Prior splenectomy or prior allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
  7. History of pneumonitis
  8. Documented history or active autoimmune disorders with the exception of vitiligo, diabetes mellitus type 1 or autoimmune thyroiditis requiring hormone replacement only
  9. Primary or secondary immune deficiency
  10. Allergies to any components of the study drug including allergy to protamine hydrochloride (e.g. allergy to protamine-containing insulin) or fish allergy
  11. Seropositive for HIV, HBV, HCV or any other infection requiring anti-infection therapy
  12. For patients in stratum 3: persisting >= grade 3 skin rash at time of enrollment
  13. Known brain metastases with the exception of stable metastases being treated with stereotactic radiation or surgery)

    **Local German Amendment: 13. Brain metastases (symptomatic or asymptomatic) or leptomeningeal involvement

  14. Uncontrolled medical condition considered as high risk for the treatment with an investigational drug (e.g. unstable diabetes mellitus, vena-cava-syndrome, uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association 3 or 4), unstable angina pectoris/myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months, significant cardiac arrhythmia, history of stroke or transient ischemic attack within the previous 6 months, severe hypertension according to WHO criteria, and uncontrolled systolic blood pressure ≥ 180 mmHg at the time of enrollment
  15. For patients planned to undergo radiation of thoracic lesions: inadequate lung function dependent on the intended tumor volume and location to be irradiated (to be assessed by the radio oncologist)
  16. History of encephalitis or multiple sclerosis
  17. Active inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01915524

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Innsbruck Medical University, Department of Internal Medicine V (Hematology and Oncology)
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
HELIOS Klinikum Emil von Behring GmbH
Berlin, Germany, 14165
Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt gGmbH
Bochum, Germany, 44791
Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH
Cologne, Germany, 51109
Klinikum Esslingen GmbH
Esslingen, Germany, 73730
University Hospital Frankfurt, Department of Medicine II: Hematology/Oncology
Frankfurt, Germany, 60590
Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg gGmbH
Heidelberg, Germany, 69127
University Medical Center Mainz, III. Medical Clinic and Policlinic
Mainz, Germany, 55131
Pius-Hospital Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Germany, 26121
University Hospital Basel, Clinic for Oncology
Basel, Switzerland, 4301
Kantonsspital Graubünden
Chur, Switzerland, 7000
Kantonspital St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9007
Kantonspital Winterthur, Oncology
Winterthur, Switzerland, 8401
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Alfred Zippelius, Prof. Dr. University Hospital Basel, Clinic for Medical Oncology
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: CureVac
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01915524    
Other Study ID Numbers: CV-9202-006
First Posted: August 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms