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Immunotherapy With MK-3475 in Surgically Resectable Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02296684
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Washington University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
The goal of this trial is to test the ability of MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) to improve locoregional recurrence and distant metastatic rates in high-risk patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) that are treated with current standard of care surgical approaches.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer of Head and Neck Head and Neck Cancer Neoplasms, Head and Neck Carcinoma, Squamous Cell of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Head and Neck Biological: MK-3475 (neoadjuvant) Procedure: Surgery Radiation: Intensity modulated radiation therapy Radiation: Image-guided radiation therapy Drug: Cisplatin Biological: MK-3475 (adjuvant) Procedure: Peripheral blood Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 66 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immunotherapy With MK-3475 in Locoregionally Advanced, Surgically Resectable Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Actual Study Start Date : March 25, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cohort 1: Neoadjuvant MK-3475 and Adjuvant MK-3475
  • MK-3475 will be given intravenously once approximately 2-3 weeks prior to standard of care surgery.
  • Adjuvant therapy will be dictated by surgical pathology and occurs after standard of care surgery and will consist of:

    • risk-based intensity modulated radiation therapy consisting of 60 Gy in 2 Gy once-daily fraction size (total of 30 fractions)once-daily fraction size (total of 30 fractions)
    • optional image-guided radiation therapy
    • risk-based cisplatin administered intravenously on Days 1, 22, and 43 of treatment course
    • MK-3475 will be given intravenously once every 3 weeks for a maximum of 6 doses if participant is considered high-risk based on 's surgical pathology from standard of care surgery shows high risk features (positive margins or extracapsular extension). These doses of MK-3475 will be given after surgery and after all acute toxicities of post-operative standard of care chemotherapy and radiation have resolved to grade 1 or less.
Biological: MK-3475 (neoadjuvant)
Other Names:
  • SCH 900475
  • Pembrolizumab
  • Keytruda

Procedure: Surgery
Standard of care

Radiation: Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Recommended, standard of care
Other Name: IMRT

Radiation: Image-guided radiation therapy
Recommended, standard of care
Other Name: IGRT

Drug: Cisplatin
Standard of care
Other Names:
  • cis-DDP
  • cis-Platinum II
  • cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum
  • DDP

Biological: MK-3475 (adjuvant)
Other Names:
  • SCH 900475
  • Pembrolizumab
  • Keytruda

Procedure: Peripheral blood
-Baseline, time of surgery (between day 14-24 inclusive), 3 months post surgery, 6 months post surgery, 9 months post surgery, 12 months post surgery

Experimental: Cohort 2: Neoadjuvant MK-3475
-MK-3475 will be given once intravenously and then given again 21 days after dose 1 (14-24 days before standard of care surgery
Biological: MK-3475 (neoadjuvant)
Other Names:
  • SCH 900475
  • Pembrolizumab
  • Keytruda

Procedure: Surgery
Standard of care

Radiation: Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Recommended, standard of care
Other Name: IMRT

Radiation: Image-guided radiation therapy
Recommended, standard of care
Other Name: IGRT

Drug: Cisplatin
Standard of care
Other Names:
  • cis-DDP
  • cis-Platinum II
  • cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum
  • DDP

Procedure: Peripheral blood
-Baseline, time of surgery (between day 14-24 inclusive), 3 months post surgery, 6 months post surgery, 9 months post surgery, 12 months post surgery




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Locoregional recurrence rates in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Distant failure rate in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Rate of major pathologic treatment effect in Cohort 1 [ Time Frame: After one dose of neoadjuvant MK-3475 ]
  4. Rate of major pathologic treatment effect in Cohort 2 [ Time Frame: After two doses of neoadjuvant MK-3475 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Occurrence of adverse events in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: 90 days after last dose of MK-3475 ]
    Reportable adverse events will be tracked for 30 days following the last day of study treatment. For the purposes of this protocol, reportable adverse events are events thought to be possibly, probably, or definitely related to MK-3475. Events thought to be probably or definitely related to surgery, adjuvant chemotherapy, or radiotherapy need not be recorded. Please note that patients must be followed for events of clinical interest for 90 days following the last day of study treatment.

  2. Surgical complications and/or delays in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: At the time of surgery (approximately 2-3 weeks after registration) ]
  3. Rate of locoregional recurrences (LRR) in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  4. Rate of distant metastases (DM) in Cohorts 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage III or IV HNSCC oral cavity, hypopharynx, oropharynx, larynx (excluding p16 or HPV-positive oropharynx primaries and sinonasal primaries).
  • Measurable disease defined as lesions that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as >10 mm with CT scan, as >20 mm by chest x-ray, or >10 mm with calipers by clinical exam by RECIST 1.1.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • ECOG performance status ≤ 1
  • Normal bone marrow and organ function as defined below:

    • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcl
    • Platelets ≥ 100,000/mcl
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x IULN OR Direct bilirubin ≤ IULN for patients with total bilirubin > 1.5 x IULN
    • AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x IULN (or ≤ 5 x IULN for patients with liver metastases)
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x IULN OR Creatinine clearance by Cockcroft-Gault ≥ 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels > 1.5 x IULN
    • INR ≤ 1.5 x IULN unless patient is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as INR or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
    • aPTT ≤ 1.5 x IULN unless patient is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as INR or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
  • Sexually active women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use 2 methods of contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control, abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 120 days after last dose of MK-3475. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must inform her treating physician immediately.
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign an IRB approved written informed consent document (or that of legally authorized representative, if applicable).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment for head and neck cancer.
  • Patients with HPV-positive or p16-positive oropharyngeal SCCA.
  • Patients with sinonasal SCCAs
  • Patients with metastatic SCCA neck disease with an unknown primary tumor site
  • Prior treatment with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody (including ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways).
  • Received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of MK-3475. Examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g. FluMist) are live attenuated viruses and are not allowed.
  • A history of other malignancy ≤ 3 years previous with the exception of previous head and neck cancer treated only by surgery, basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin which were treated with local resection only, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.

Note: patients with synchronous head and neck cancer primaries are an exception to this criterion and may qualify for the study.

  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy (in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of MK-3475.
  • Currently receiving any other investigational agents or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or using an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of MK-3475.
  • A history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to MK-3475 or other agents used in the study.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection requiring systemic therapy, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, immunosuppression, autoimmune conditions, underlying pulmonary disease, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Has an active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment.
  • Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or current pneumonitis.
  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Patient must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 72 hours of study entry.
  • Known history of active TB (bacillus tuberculosis).
  • Known history of hepatitis B (defined as hepatitis B survace antigen [HBsAg] reactive) or known active hepatitis C (defined as HCV RNA [qualitative] is detected) infection. Note: know testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C is required unless mandated by local health authority.
  • Known history of HIV (HIV 1/2 antibodies).

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Contacts
Contact: Douglas R Adkins, M.D. 314-362-4471 dadkins@wustl.edu

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Ravindra Uppaluri, M.D., Ph.D.    617-632-3091      
Principal Investigator: Ravindra Uppaluri, M.D., Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Robert Haddad, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Nicole Chau, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jochen Lorch, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Guilherme Rabinowitz, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Glenn Hanna, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jason Glass, NP         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia McHugh, RN         
Sub-Investigator: Michelle Flynn, RN         
Sub-Investigator: Jennifer McColgan, PA         
Sub-Investigator: Jonathan Schoenfeld, M.D., MPH         
Sub-Investigator: Danielle Margalit, M.D., MPH         
Sub-Investigator: Roy Tishler, M.D., Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Donald Annino, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Laura Goguen, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Sonia Patel, NP, MPH         
Sub-Investigator: Elizabeth Castronovo, NP         
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine Recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: Douglas R Adkins, M.D.    314-362-4471    dadkins@wustl.edu   
Sub-Investigator: Max Artyomov, Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Rebecca Chernock, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Hiram Gay, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Nsangou Ghogomu, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Dorina Kallogjeri, M.D., M.P.H.         
Sub-Investigator: Brian Nussenbaum, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Randall Paniello, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jay Piccirillo, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jason Rich, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Wade Thorstad, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Tanya Wildes, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Gavin P Dunn, M.D., Ph.D.         
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Luc Morris, M.D.    212-639-3049      
Principal Investigator: Luc Morris, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Lara Dunn, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Sean McBride, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jatin Shah, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Bhuvanesh Singh, M.D., Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Snehal Patel, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Jennifer Cracchiolo, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Benjamin Roman, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Marc Cohen, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Vaios Hatzoglou, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Nora Katabi, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Nancy Lee, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Daniel Higginson, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Douglas R Adkins, M.D. Washington University School of Medicine

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02296684     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201412118
First Posted: November 20, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Pembrolizumab
Cisplatin
Antineoplastic Agents