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Evaluation of Tumor and Blood Immune Biomarkers in Resected Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (TOP 1502)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University

Brief Summary:
The hypothesis of this study is that functional tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) isolation from resected lung cancer specimens is feasible, allowing determination of tumor antigen-specific T cell reactivities. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of isolating functional tumor infiltrating lymphocytes s(TILs) to determine tumor antigen-specific T cell re-activities in 30 resected lung tumor specimens. Successful isolation of TILs will be defined as collecting 1x10-6 viable, CD45+ mononuclear cells or greater from tumors containing >/=1 gram of excess tissue. If successful isolation of TILs can be obtained from >/= 66% of resected tumor specimens, the protocol will be considered feasible. The primary exploratory objective is to identify immunologic signatures that predict clinical outcomes from cytotoxic chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy.

Condition or disease
Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Detailed Description:

Investigating tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is of clinical importance for multiple reasons. Cellular, antigen, and cytokine profiles associated with favorable clinical outcomes after therapy are currently lacking in lung cancer, and these results may lead to the development of clinically important prognostic and predictive biomarkers. Additionally, by determining the specific cell types and antigen targets of effector cells in the microenvironment, strategies can be devised to alter mechanisms regulating tumor immune tolerance. These data may ultimately enable future, novel combinational approaches of anti-tumor therapies through early phase clinical trials designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients with lung cancer. Finally, by correlating immunologic profiles with clinical outcomes (including pathologic response and progression free survival), signatures can be derived to help predict benefit from cytotoxic chemotherapy for patients receiving these treatments.

This study will plan to enroll a total of 30 patients. This number will consist of a combination of early stage NSCLC patients receiving no neoadjuvant therapy, standard neoadjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy, or immune checkpoint therapy as well as patients with metastatic disease undergoing tumor resection that have received prior systemic therapy of interest, including but not limited to anti-PD1/PDL agents.

Standard diagnostic and staging work up will be performed, including pathologic/histologic diagnosis of cancer. Patients will receive therapy as deemed appropriate by their treating physician as per standard clinical care or as part of a clinical cancer trial. There is no randomization nor stratification. Patients will not receive any information about the assays/research performed as these are for research purposes only.

Data from patients will be extracted from medical records and images. Data elements that will be extracted include the following: age, sex, tumor histology and stage, chemotherapy regimens and immune-modulating therapy dose and schedule, disease response (outcomes).

Tumor specimen samples will be collected at the time of definitive surgical resection of tumor. After the specimen has been processed for margin status and the frozen section assessment of the specimen is complete, a specimen of excess tumor (at least 1gm) will be released and acquired by the tumor immunology correlative science staff for isolation of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes for purposes of this protocol with any remaining tissue to be processed by the Duke Biorepository staff if the subject has consented to biobanking. For those subjects that decline participation in this biorepository tissue will be processed as outlined above.

Blood will be collected prior to surgery to assess activated CD8+ T cells with specificity against tumor antigens and CD4 and CD8 functional memory.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Tumor and Blood Immune Biomarkers in Resected Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

NSCLC patients
Resected patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quantity of functional tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) to determine tumor antigen-specific T cell re-activities. [ Time Frame: At surgery (timepoint variable depending on pre-operative therapy) ]
    Successful isolation of TILs will be defined as collecting 1x10-6 viable, CD45+ mononuclear cells or greater from tumors containing >/= 1 gm excess tissue in 30 resected lung tumor specimens.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Resected NSCLC specimens (excess)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
  • Clinically suspected or pathologically documented NSCLC patients
  • Planned standard of care surgical resection, T > 3 cm or metastatic tumor >1 cm

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Planned standard of care surgical resection, T > 3 cm or metastatic tumor >1 cm
  • Age 18 or older
  • Signed written ICF
  • If neoadjuvant treatment is received, regimens containing either platinum-based chemotherapy or anti-PD1/PDL1 treatment will be allowed.
  • Patients with metastatic disease undergoing tumor resection will be eligible if prior treatment has included systemic therapy of interest, including, but not limited to, anti-PD1/PDL agents.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prisoners or subjects who are compulsorily detained for treatment of either psychiatric or physical (e.g. infectious) illness are not eligible.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02848872

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Contact: Candice F Singletary, MA 919 6686719
Contact: Melody Torain, BS 919 613-6544

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United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Candice Singletary, MA    919-668-6719   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
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Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Clarke, MD Duke University

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Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT02848872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00069742
First Posted: July 29, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

Keywords provided by Duke University:
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases