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Pembrolizumab and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Advanced Cancer (PembroMab)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02318901
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
There will be two phase II cohorts for pembro plus trastuzumab: one cohort will be for patients with unresectable HER2 overexpressing gastric or GEJ cancers, the other cohort will be for patients with HER2 overexpressing metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The pembro plus ado-trastuzumab emtansine phase II arm will be for patients with HER2 overexpressing MBC. There will be two phase II cohorts for pembro plus cetuximab: one cohort will be for patients with HNSCC, the other cohort will be for patients with K-ras, B-raf, N-ras wildtype metastatic CRC.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Cancer Breast Cancer Gastric Cancer Esophageal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Drug: Pembrolizumab Drug: Trastuzumab Drug: ado-trastuzumab emtansine Drug: Cetuximab Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Pembrolizumab 2mg/kg administered intravenously over 30 minutes every 3 weeks. Pembrolizumab will be infused prior to the start of the assigned monoclonal antibody (Mab) arm. .

Dosing for the Mab arms will begin as follows:

Arm 1: Cycle length is 21 days. Intravenous (i.v.) trastuzumab 6 mg/kg on day 1 every 21 days.

Arm 2: Cycle length is 21 days. i.v. ado-trastuzumab emtansine 3.6 mg/kg on day 1 every 21 days.

Arm 3: Cycle length is 21 days. i.v. cetuximab 400 mg/m2 on cycle 1 day 1, then i.v. cetuximab 250 mg/m2 on day 8. Each subsequent cycle will be i.v. cetuximab 250 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 every 21 days.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase Ib/II Study of Pembrolizumab and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Patients With Advanced Cancer (PembroMab
Study Start Date : October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
Pembrolizumab 2mg/kg administered intravenously over 30 minutes every 3 weeks. Intravenous (i.v.) trastuzumab 6 mg/kg on day 1 every 21 days.
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Other Name: KEYTRUDA
Drug: Trastuzumab
Other Name: Herceptin
Experimental: Arm 2
Pembrolizumab 2mg/kg administered intravenously over 30 minutes every 3 weeks. i.v. ado-trastuzumab emtansine 3.6 mg/kg on day 1 every 21 days.
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Other Name: KEYTRUDA
Drug: ado-trastuzumab emtansine
Other Name: Kadcyla
Experimental: Arm 3
Pembrolizumab 2mg/kg administered intravenously over 30 minutes every 3 weeks. i.v. cetuximab 400 mg/m2 on cycle 1 day 1, then i.v. cetuximab 250 mg/m2 on day 8. Each subsequent cycle will be i.v. cetuximab 250 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 every 21 days.
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Other Name: KEYTRUDA
Drug: Cetuximab
Other Name: Erbitux


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of monoclonal antibody therapy (Mab) in combination with pembrolizumab (pembro) in subjects with advanced cancer [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of grade 3 or higher treatment-related adverse events by CTCAE 4.03 [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ]
  2. Response rate by irRC and response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  3. To determine the overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ]
  4. To characterize changes in circulating tumor DNA in patients enrolled on this study [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ]
  5. Textural changes identified on imaging that is done per routine practice [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient has definitive histologically or cytologically confirmed unresectable or metastatic solid tumor.
  2. Patient has one or more tumor measurable as defined by RECIST 1.1 by CT scan (or PET/CT, if patient is allergic to CT contrast media).
  3. Patients can be enrolled only on one of the treatment arms on this trial.
  4. The investigator will select the appropriate treatment arm for the patient with the following requirements: (a) Patients cannot have had prior progression or intolerance to a specific Mab and then enrolled on an arm with that same Mab plus pembro, (b) The Mab on the arm selected must be considered standard of care or listed in the NCCN guidelines (www.nccn.org) for that cancer type. For Arm 1, patients with HER2 overexpressing MBC eligible for maintenance trastuzumab are allowed after taxane plus trastuzumab plus pertuzumab combination therapy.
  5. Have recovered from acute toxicities of prior treatment:

    1. > 3 weeks must have elapsed since receiving any investigational agent.
    2. > 2 weeks must have elapsed since receiving any radiotherapy, or ≥ 3 weeks or 5 half-lives whichever is shorter for treatment with cytotoxic or biologic agents ( ≥ 6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas). Chronic treatment with non-investigational gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs or other hormonal or supportive care is permitted.
  6. Patient has adequate biological parameters as demonstrated by the following blood counts at time of screening:
  7. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1500 mm3, platelet count ≥ 100×109 L, hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL.
  8. Serum creatinine ≤2.0, total bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL, AST/ALT ≤ 5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) range
  9. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) within institutional normal limits. If TSH is above the upper limit of normal range, then a free T4 within institutional normal limits is acceptable.
  10. Persistent prior systemic therapy non-hematologic AE grade ≥ 2 (except alopecia or correctable electrolyte abnormality with supplementation)
  11. Patient has a Karnofsky performance status (KPS) ≥ 70.
  12. Women of child-bearing potential (i.e., women who are pre-menopausal or not surgically sterile) must be willing to use an acceptable contraceptive method (abstinence, oral contraceptive or double barrier method) for the duration of the study and for 30 days following the last dose of study drug, and must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning treatment on this trial.

Inclusion criteria for Phase II only:

  1. Patients must have unresectable HER2 overexpressing gastric or GEJ cancers to be enrolled on Cohort 1 of the pembro plus trastuzumab phase II portion.
  2. Patients must have HER2 overexpressing MBC to be enrolled on Cohort 2 of the pembro plus trastuzumab phase II portion.
  3. Patients must have HER2 overexpressing MBC to be enrolled on pembro plus ado-trastuzumab emtansine phase II portion.
  4. Patients must have HNSCC to be enrolled on Cohort 1 of the pembro plus cetuximab phase II portion.
  5. Patients must have K-ras, B-raf, N-ras wildtype CRC to be enrolled on Cohort 2 of the pembro plus cetuximab phase II portion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Active clinically serious infection > CTCAE (version 4.03) Grade 2.
  2. Serious non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.
  3. Patient has known brain metastases, unless previously treated and well-controlled for at least 1 month (defined as clinically stable, no edema, no steroids and stable in 2 scans at least 4 weeks apart).
  4. Inability to complete informed consent process and adhere to the protocol treatment plan and follow-up requirements.
  5. Patient has known active infection with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C (patients are NOT required to be tested for the presence of such viruses prior to therapy on this protocol).
  6. Requiring daily corticosteroid dose ≥ 10 mg prednisone or equivalent per day.
  7. Patient has undergone major surgery, other than diagnostic surgery (e.g., surgery done to obtain a biopsy for diagnosis without removal of an organ), within 4 weeks prior to Day 1 of treatment in this study.
  8. Patient has a history of allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs or any of their excipients, or the patient exhibits any of the events outlined in the Contraindication or Special Warnings and Precautions sections of the product or comparator SmPC or Prescribing Information.
  9. Patient has serious medical risk factors involving any of the major organ systems, or serious psychiatric disorders, which could compromise the patient's safety or the study data integrity.
  10. Patient will be receiving any other anti-cancer therapy during participation in this trial.
  11. Prior treatment with pembro. Receipt of other PD-1 inhibitors or PD-L1 inhibitors is allowed.
  12. Active or prior documented autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 2 years.

Exclusion Criteria for phase II portion only:

1. Patients with a history of more than one primary cancer, with the exception of: a) curatively resected nonmelanomatous skin cancer; b) curatively treated cervical carcinoma in-situ; or c) other primary solid tumor treated with curative intent and no known active disease present and no treatment administered during the 2 years prior to enrollment.

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02318901


Locations
United States, Arizona
Western Regional Medical Center/Cancer Treatment Center of America
Goodyear, Arizona, United States, 85338
Sponsors and Collaborators
Western Regional Medical Center
Investigators
Study Director: Jordan Waypa, MSN, FNP Western Regional Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Alan Tan, MD Western Regional Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Western Regional Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02318901     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PembroMab
First Posted: December 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Stomach Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases
Antibodies
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Pembrolizumab
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine
Trastuzumab
Cetuximab
Maytansine
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action