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Safety and Effect of GL-ONC1 Administered IV Prior to Surgery to Patients With Solid Organ Cancers Undergoing Surgery

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: NCT02714374
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Insufficient funding)
First Posted : March 21, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2020
Genelux Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of the investigational product GL-ONC1. GL-ONC1, a vaccinia virus, has been genetically modified for use as a potential anti-cancer drug to destroy cancer cells. Vaccinia virus has been used successfully in the past as smallpox vaccine in millions of people worldwide.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Solid Organ Cancers Biological: GL-ONC1 Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label, non-randomized Phase 1b dose escalation study evaluating the safety and effect of the oncolytic virus GL-ONC1 administered intravenously, with or without eculizumab, prior to surgery in patients with advanced solid organ tumors.

GL-ONC1 is a genetically engineered oncolytic vaccinia virus, which disrupts nonessential genes and expression of the foreign gene expression. Evidence suggest that GL-ONC1 is able to infect tumor tissue and kill tumor cells.

The goals of this study are to evaluate the safety of GL-ONC1 and to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics profile of GL-ONC1 in vivo.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Non-randomized Phase 1b Study to Investigate the Safety and Effect of the Oncolytic Virus GL-ONC1 Administered Intravenously Prior to Surgery to Patients With Solid Organ Cancers Undergoing Surgery for Curative-Intent or Palliative Resection
Actual Study Start Date : March 25, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 6, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : August 6, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: GL-ONC1
Cohort 3, 5, 7, 8, 9
Biological: GL-ONC1

Dose and Regimen:

  1. Single dose group: Cohort 1 dose is 1 × 109 pfu
  2. Multiple dose groups:

    • Cohort 2 dose is 1 × 109 pfu × 5 consecutive days
    • Cohorts 3 and 4 dose is 2 × 109 pfu × 5 consecutive days
    • Cohorts 5 and 6 dose escalates at 2,3,5,5,5 × 109 pfu.

Route: GL-ONC1 is delivered as a bolus IV injection.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with treatment-related adverse events as defined by CTCAE v4.03. [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The presence of GL-ONC1 within malignant tumors by examination of the resected surgical specimen. [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ]
  2. The maximum concentration (Cmax) of GL-ONC1 in blood after administration [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ]
  3. Level of anti-vaccinia neutralizing antibodies in serum [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ]
  4. Amount of lymphocyte infiltration in pre-treatment biopsy and post-treatment resected tumor tissue [ Time Frame: 2.5 years ]

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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:

  • Histologically-proven diagnosis of advanced (AJCC, 7th Edition: stage III or IV) or aggressive solid organ cancer.
  • Patients must provide written consent for a core needle biopsy sample of tumor tissue (primary or metastatic).
  • Have evidence of measurable disease (according to RECIST Version 1.1: http://
  • Have an ECOG Performance Score of 0 to 2.
  • Have a life expectancy of at least 3 months.
  • Have adequate organ and marrow function
  • Negative serum pregnancy test for females of childbearing potential.
  • Have negative test result for HIV and Hepatitis B or C testing.
  • Have baseline anti-vaccinia antibody titer < 10.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or anticipated use of other investigational agents or marketed anticancer agent while on study (from the time of enrollment through the time of surgery).
  • Patients who have received chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study.
  • Small pox vaccination for 4 weeks before study therapy and during study treatment.
  • Have received prior gene therapy or therapy with cytolytic virus of any type.
  • Have clinically significant cardiac disease
  • Oxygen saturation <90% measured by pulse oximetry at rest.
  • Receiving concurrent antiviral agent active against vaccinia virus (e.g., cidofovir, vaccinia immunoglobulin, imatinib, ST-246) during the course of study.
  • Have known allergy to ovalbumin or other egg products.
  • Have clinically significant dermatological disorders (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, or any unhealed skin wounds or ulcers)
  • Have a history of allergy to iodinated contrast media.
  • Patients with known brain metastases
  • Pregnant or nursing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02714374

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United States, California
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaitlyn Kelly, MD
Genelux Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Kaitlyn Kelly, MD University of California, San Diego
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Responsible Party: Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT02714374    
Other Study ID Numbers: 151060
First Posted: March 21, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, University of California, San Diego:
Solid Organ Cancer
Oncolytic Virus
Metastatic melanoma
Esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma (Stage III/IV)
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Gallbladder cancer
Colorectal cancer (Stage IV)
High-grade mucinous appendix cancer
High-grade gastrointestinal neuroendocrine cancer
High-grade soft tissue sarcoma
Stage III or IV