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Phase 2 Study of MPDL3280A Combined With CDX-1401 in NY-ESO 1 (+) IIIB, IV or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02495636
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study closed due to lack of enrollment)
First Posted : July 13, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of this study is to look at effects, good or bad, of combining two investigational anti-cancer drugs called MPDL3280A and CDX-1401. CDX-1401 is given in combination with a third agent, poly-ICLC, which is another investigational drug that is believed to work together with CDX-1401. All investigational drugs, MPDL3280A and CDX-1401 in conjunction with poly-ICLC, have been evaluated separately in prior studies; however, this is the first study assessing the combination therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: CDX-1401 Drug: MPDL3280A Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of MPDL3280A Combined With CDX-1401 in NY-ESO 1 (+) IIIB, IV or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Estimated Study Start Date : July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Safety Run Up Group
The first 12 patients to be enrolled will initiate therapy with CDX-1401 alone, with the addition of MPDL3280A the day of their 4th CDX-1401 vaccination (week 7). These patients will undergo a tumor biopsy prior to initiation of trial therapy, after their 3rd CDX-1401 vaccination (during week 6) and after their 3rd MPDL3280A infusion (during week 14 or 15, if there are no dose delays). Although we don't expect significant synergistic toxicities of combination therapy based on mechanism of action/ formulation/ administration/ distribution of CDX-1401 and past vaccine/ immune checkpoint trials, these first 12 patients will constitute a safety run in group.
Drug: CDX-1401
CDX-1401 1mg will be administered intracutaneously every 2 weeks for 4 doses (priming), followed by every 12 week dosing (booster)

Drug: MPDL3280A
MPDL3280A 1200 mg will be administered intravenously every 3 weeks.

Experimental: Expanded Trial Group
If there are no unexpected toxicities (no more than 3 of 12 patients with grade 3+ treatment related events as defined in 4.1.1), an additional 28 patients will be enrolled. Unlike the first 12 patients, these additional 28 patients will initiate both CDX-1401 and MPDL3280A on the same day, and will undergo tumor biopsies before starting trial therapy and after their 3rd CDX-1401 vaccination (during week 6).
Drug: CDX-1401
CDX-1401 1mg will be administered intracutaneously every 2 weeks for 4 doses (priming), followed by every 12 week dosing (booster)

Drug: MPDL3280A
MPDL3280A 1200 mg will be administered intravenously every 3 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: 8 Weeks ]
    Objective Response Rate using RECIST v1.1

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

Inclusion Criteria:

A. Signed Informed Consent B. Ability to comply with the protocol C. Age ≥18 years D. Histologically or cytologically documented, locally advanced or metastatic (i.e., Stage IIIB not eligible for definitive chemoradiotherapy, Stage IV, or recurrent) NSCLC (per the American Joint Committee /AJCC staging system) E. Measurable disease, as defined by RECIST v1.1. Previously irradiated lesions can be counted as target lesions if clearly progressing after radiation.

F. Chemotherapy naive and treated patients will be eligible, with no limit on number of prior therapies. Patients with NSCLC known to harbor an ALK rearrangement, or EGFR mutation known to be sensitive to FDA approved tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), are only eligible after experiencing disease progression (during or after treatment) or intolerance to an FDA approved EGFR TKI or ALK TKI, respectively.

G. Positive NY-ESO-1 expression by RT-PCR and/or IHC will be required for entry, as determined by analysis at the trial central laboratory.

H. At least one tumor amenable to excisional, core or forceps (transbronchial) biopsy. Patients must be willing to undergo tumor biopsies before starting therapy and after the 3rd CDX-1401 injection. Additionally, the first 12 patients enrolled must consent to a third tumor biopsy to be performed after the 3rd MPDL3280A infusion.

I. ECOG performance status of 0 to 2 J. For female patients of childbearing potential and male patients with partners of childbearing potential, agreement (by patient and/or partner) to use a highly effective form(s) of contraception (i.e., one that results in a low failure rate [<1% per year] when used consistently and correctly) and to continue its use for 6 months after the last dose of trial therapy. Highly effective contraception is one with a failure rate of <0.1%. Birth control pills on their own do not achieve that rate.

K. Adequate hematologic and end-organ function, defined by the following laboratory results obtained within 14 days prior to the first study treatment:

  • ANC ≥1500 cells/μL (without granulocyte colony-stimulating factor support within 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1, Day 1)
  • Platelet count ≥100,000/μL (without transfusion within 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1, Day 1)
  • Hemoglobin ≥9.0 g/dL (Patients may be transfused to meet this criterion)
  • AST, ALT, and ALP ≤2.5 xULN, with the following exceptions: Patients with documented liver metastases: AST and/or ALT≤5 x ULN; Patients with documented liver or bone metastases: ALP ≤5 x ULN
  • Serum bilirubin ≤1.5 xULN (Patients with known Gilbert disease who have serum bilirubin level ≤3 xULN may be enrolled)
  • INR and aPTT≤1.5 x ULN (This applies only to patients who are not receiving therapeutic anticoagulation; patients receiving therapeutic anticoagulation should be on a stable dose)
  • Serum creatinine ≤1.5 xULN or creatinine clearance ≥50 mL/min

Exclusion Criteria:

A. Has an active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 3 months or a documented history of clinically severe autoimmune disease, or a syndrome that requires systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents. Subjects with vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy would be an exception to this rule. Subjects who require intermittent use of inhaled steroids or local steroid injections would not be excluded from the study. Subjects with hypothyroidism stable on hormone replacement, or psoriasis not requiring systemic therapy (within the past 3 years) will not be excluded from the study.

B. Generalized dermatologic conditions (such as allergic reactions, infection, edema, or scarring) that will not allow for study drug administration at a site of normal skin or evaluation of localized adverse events.

C. Symptomatic or untreated CNS metastases. Patients with a history of treated asymptomatic CNS metastases are eligible, provided they meet all of the following criteria: No evidence of interim progression between the completion of CNS-directed therapy and the start of trial therapy. No ongoing requirement for dexamethasone as therapy for CNS disease; anticonvulsants at a stable dose are allowed. Completed stereotactic radiation at least 1 week prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 or whole-brain radiation at least 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 D. Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications (including but not limited to, prednisone at doses > 10 mg (or equivalent dose of other corticosteroids), cyclophosphamide, tacrolimus, sirolimus, azathioprine, methotrexate, thalidomide, and antitumor necrosis factor [anti-TNF] agents) within 2 weeks prior to CDX-1401 administration (Inhaled or topically applied steroids, and acute and chronic standard-dose NSAIDs are permitted. Replacement steroids are also permitted).

E. Any approved anti-cancer therapy, including chemotherapy, or hormonal therapy within 3 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment; the following exceptions are allowed:

  • Hormone-replacement therapy or oral contraceptives
  • TKIs approved for treatment of NSCLC discontinued > 7 days prior to Cycle 1, Day 1. The baseline scan must be obtained after discontinuation of prior TKIs.

F. Treatment with any other investigational agent or participation in another clinical trial with therapeutic intent within 28 days prior to enrollment; the following exceptions are allowed:

- Unapproved/ experimental TKIs discontinued 14 days prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 G. Known infection with HIV, HBV or HCV. Patients with prior exposure to hepatitis, but no evidence of active or chronic infection, may be eligible.

H. Active systemic infection requiring systemic antibiotic treatment within 72 hours prior to first dose of study treatment I. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements J. Women who are pregnant or lactating. K. Any underlying medical condition that in the Principal Investigator's opinion will make the administration of study drug hazardous to the patient or would obscure the interpretation of adverse events.

L. Previous administration of vaccine therapy targeting NY-ESO-1 M. Prior treatment with immune checkpoint blockade therapies, including anti-CTLA4, anti-PD-1, and anti-PD-L1 therapeutic antibodies

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02495636

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United States, Connecticut
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
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Principal Investigator: Scott Gettinger, MD Yale University
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Responsible Party: Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02495636    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1501015233
First Posted: July 13, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents