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A Dose Escalation Phase I Study Of Human- Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 Administrated Via CED In GBM Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02869243
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ORION Clinical Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stemgen

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of intra-tumor and interstitial therapy with hBMP4 in increasing doses in patients with progressive and/or multiple recurrent Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glioblastoma Drug: hrBMP4 Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This multicentre, open-label, dose escalating, Phase I study will enrol approximately 18 patients with progressive and/or multiple recurrent GBM, who after failure of standard therapies will receive GMP Human- recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 via intra-tumour and interstitial delivery by CED.

Patients will undergo a resection or biopsy of the tumour, confirmation of viable malignant glioma tumour cells during frozen section performed by the institutional pathologists, and intra-tumor and interstitial placement under neuronavigational guidance of 2 or 3 catheters. No catheters will be placed at time of resection. After resection, catheters will be placed during a separate procedure several days later based upon the patient's condition as determined by both a clinical examination and routine MRI scan.

Patients will receive intra-tumour and interstitial CED of increasing amounts of hrBMP4 solutions (at a starting dose of 0.5 mg) and 1:70 gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) in a total of 44-66 ml over up to 4-6 days at the discretion of the investigator.

Gd-DTPA will be co-infused with hrBMP4 to determine the extent of intra-tumour and interstitial drug delivery. Patients will be hospitalized from the time of the original surgery until the end of infusion of hrBMP4.

Patients will be followed for the duration of the study. The primary endpoint of the study is monitoring feasibility and patient safety for the incidence of Dose-Limiting Toxicity (DLT) following intra-tumour and interstitial therapy with hrBMP4 and to determine whether there is a Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD).


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Dose Escalation Phase I Study Of Human- Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 Administrated Via Convection-Enhanced Delivery In Patients With Progressive And/Or Multiple Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
Actual Study Start Date : July 18, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 25, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 5, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: hrBMP4
Intra-tumour and interstitial convection enhanced delivery (CED) as a continuous infusion via intracranial catheters of hrBMP4 solution and gadolinium
Drug: hrBMP4

Patients will undergo a resection or biopsy of the tumour, confirmation of viable malignant glioma tumour cells and intratumour/interstitial placement under neuronavigational guidance of 2 or 3 catheters.

Catheters will be placed during a second procedure a few days later based upon the patient's condition.

Patients will receive intra-tumour and interstitial CED of increasing amounts of hrBMP4 solutions (starting dose of 0.5 mg) and 1:70 gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) in a total of 44-66ml over up to 4-6 days. Gd-DTPA will be co-infused with BMP4 to determine the extent of intra-tumour and interstitial drug delivery. HrBMP4 will be delivered as a continuous infusion via the intracranial catheters.

Other Names:
  • Recombinant Bone Morphogenic Protein-4
  • Device:Intracranial Catheter




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. DLTs [ Time Frame: Up to 8 Weeks after each cohort of 3 patients ]
    Number of patients who experienced Dose-Limiting Toxicities. DLT is collected to determine Maximum-Tolerated Dose (MTD)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tumor response [ Time Frame: Within 28 days before resection, intraoperative, up to 24 hours post start infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 52 weeks after hospitalization ]

    MRI scans with the following variables: volumetric T1, T2, volumetric Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery (FLAIR) and volumetric T1 with contrast. Preoperative assessment by clinical presentation and MRI appearance of the tumour burden will be taken and will be used as the reference point to determine the objective tumour response.

    Objective tumour response: Duplicates of all scans are to be made at the time of each scan and to be retained for the option of a central reading at the end of the trial. Tumour responses must be confirmed by repeat evaluations which should be performed no less than 4 weeks after the criteria of response was first met.

    Tumor response will be evaluated in accordance to Macdonald criteria


  2. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: After 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and during 4,8,12 and 52 weeks after hospitalization ]

    The EORTC quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-C30) will be used to assess quality of life.

    The questionnaires will be available in local languages as per country requirements.


  3. Maximum observed plasma concentration of BMP4 (Cmax) [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.

  4. Lowest concentration of BMP4 in the blood (Ctrough) [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.

  5. Area under the curve (AUC∞) [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.

  6. Central and peripheral volumes of distribution (Vd) [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.

  7. Clearance [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.

  8. Half-life (t1/2) [ Time Frame: Prior to the infusion, after 4-6 days post start infusion (end of infusion) and 4 weeks after hospitalization ]
    Blood samples were obtained and plasma concentrations were determined using a validated high-pressure liquid chromatography method.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for inclusion into this study, each patient must fulfil the following inclusion criteria ≤ 28 days prior to the anticipated surgery date:

  1. Malignant glioma (WHO grade III or IV) who have undergone conventional treatment, including surgery (gross total resection or unintentional partial resection with residual tumour) or biopsy (with residual tumour), and/or radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy, and/or Temozolomide and have progressive and/or multiple recurrent GBM. Preoperative assessment by clinical presentation and CT/MRI appearance of the lesion will identify suitable candidates.
  2. Age 18-75 years.
  3. Karnofsky >70 (see APPENDIX C: EXAMPLE OF PERFORMANCE STATUS: KARNOFSKY SCALE).
  4. Stable dose of corticosteroids no longer than 4 weeks prior to enrolment.
  5. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test.

    Females who have undergone surgical sterilization or who have been postmenopausal for at least 2 years are not considered to be of childbearing potential.

  6. Females of childbearing potential and males who have not undergone surgical sterilization must agree to practice a form of effective contraception prior to entry into the study and for 1 month after the end of infusion.

    Effective contraception:

    If female, is non-lactating, has a negative urine pregnancy test result, and does not plan on becoming pregnant during the study, or not of childbearing potential (hysterectomy or tubal ligation at least 6 months prior to entry to the study or post-menopausal for 1 year); if of childbearing potential (including peri-menopausal women who have had a menstrual period within one year) must practice or be willing to continue to practice acceptable birth control from screening and until 1 month after the study medication has been discontinued.

    Acceptable birth control includes:

    1. Combined (oestrogen and progestogen containing) hormonal contraception;
    2. Associated with inhibition of ovulation; oral OR intravaginal OR transdermal;
    3. Progestogen-only hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation: oral OR injectable OR implantable;
    4. Progestogen-only oral hormonal contraception, where inhibition of ovulation is not the primary mode of action;
    5. Intrauterine device (IUD);
    6. Intrauterine hormone-releasing system (IUS);
    7. Bilateral tubal occlusion;
    8. Vasectomised partner;
    9. Sexual abstinence;
    10. Male or female condom with or without spermicide;
    11. Cap, diaphragm or sponge with spermicide. Complies with The Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) Recommendations Related to Contraception and Pregnancy Testing in Clinical Trials (Sept 2014).

    The definition of effective contraception will be based on the judgment of the investigator.

  7. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for inclusion into this study, each patient must violate none of the following exclusion criteria ≤ 28 days prior to the anticipated surgery date:

  1. Patients who had chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other anti-neoplastic therapy (within 4 weeks or 5x half-life whichever is shorter) prior to study treatment or those who have not recovered to Grade ≤1 or returned to baseline from any acute treatment-related toxicities of the previous therapy except for alopecia and Grade 2 neuropathy.
  2. Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents.
  3. Life expectancy <3 months
  4. Haematological dysfunction defined as:

    • White blood cell (WBC) count <3.0 x 109/L;
    • Absolute neutrophil count <1.5 x 109/L;
    • Haemoglobin level <10.0 g/dL;
    • Platelet count <100 x 109/L.
  5. Liver dysfunction defined as:

    • Aspartate transaminase (AST) >2.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN) for age and gender;
    • Alanine transaminase (ALT) >2.5 x the ULN for age and gender;
    • Bilirubin >1.5 x the ULN for age and gender.
  6. Renal dysfunction defined as:

    - Creatinine clearance <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal for age and gender.

  7. Serology indicating active infection with Hepatitis B or C, or HIV.
  8. Significant co-morbidity, including coagulation disorders.
  9. Pregnancy or unwillingness to practice reliable birth control.
  10. Presence of another active malignancy less than 2 years previously (exception: non-melanoma skin cancer).
  11. Multifocal, bilateral
  12. Midline shift more than 5 mm

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02869243


Contacts
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Contact: Andrea Montagna, CRM 02 45493763 ext 0039 montagna@stemgen.net

Locations
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Israel
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel
Italy
Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta Recruiting
Milano, Italy, 20133
Contact: Francesco DiMeco         
Netherlands
VU University Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1081 HV
Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery Recruiting
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 GD
Contact: Clemens Dirven         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stemgen
ORION Clinical Services
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Francesco DiMeco, PI

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Responsible Party: Stemgen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02869243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: hrBMP4-001
First Posted: August 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2018
Last Verified: November 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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

Keywords provided by Stemgen:
A malignant growing astrocytoma of central nervous system

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glioblastoma
Astrocytoma
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue