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Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Hormone Receptor Positive, Localized Inflammatory Breast Cancer Who Are Receiving Hormone Therapy and Did Not Achieve a Pathological Complete Response to Chemotherapy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02971748
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 23, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab works in treating patients with hormone receptor positive inflammatory breast cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body, who are receiving hormone therapy and did not achieve a pathological complete response to chemotherapy. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anatomic Stage IIIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIIC Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Estrogen Receptor Positive Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Positive Prognostic Stage IIIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Prognostic Stage IIIC Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Biological: Pembrolizumab Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the disease free survival (DFS) at 2 years of patients with maintenance therapy using pembrolizumab in combination with standard adjuvant hormonal therapy.

II. To determine the safety and toxicity profile of primary inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) patients who received combination of pembrolizumab and hormone receptor blockade.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES:

I. To investigate the association between immune related biomarkers in the peripheral blood and tumor tissue, such as PD-L1 expression, with safety and efficacy for IBC patients treated with pembrolizumab.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive pembrolizumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 21 days for up to 24 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 1 and 24 months.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 37 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Anti-PD-1 (Pembrolizumab) in Combination With Hormonal Therapy During or After Radiation in Patients With Hormone Receptor (HR)-Positive Localized Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Who Did Not Achieve a Pathological Complete Response (pCR) to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Actual Study Start Date : January 26, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (pembrolizumab)
Patients receive pembrolizumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 21 days for up to 24 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: Pembrolizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Keytruda
  • Lambrolizumab
  • MK-3475
  • SCH 900475




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease free survival (DFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months ]
    Will be summarized with a corresponding 95% confidence interval. DFS will be compared with the historical control rate of 60% at year two by using a one-sided exponential MLE test. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis will be used to model the association between DFS and disease and demographic covariates of interest, including immune-related biomarkers in the peripheral blood and tumor tissue.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: From the start of the study up to 24 months ]
    Will be summarized with a corresponding 95% confidence interval. OS will be compared with the historical control rate of 60% at year two by using a one-sided exponential MLE test. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis will be used to model the association between OS and disease and demographic covariates of interest, including immune-related biomarkers in the peripheral blood and tumor tissue.

  2. Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 1 month after last pembrolizumab dose ]
    Adverse events will be summarized by grade and category.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Is willing and able to provide written informed consent for the trial.
  • Has histological confirmation of breast carcinoma.
  • Has confirmed inflammatory breast cancer by using international consensus criteria:

    • Onset: Rapid onset of breast erythema, edema and/or peau d'orange, and/or warm breast, with/without an underlying breast mass.
    • Duration: History of such findings no more than 6 months.
    • Extent: Erythema occupying at least 1/3 of whole breast.
    • Pathology: Pathologic confirmation of invasive carcinoma.
  • Did not achieve pathological complete response (pCR) to any chemotherapy that was given with the intention to induce best response prior surgery. pCR is defined as the current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) breast cancer staging.
  • Is HER2 normal, defined as HER2 0 or 1+ by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and negative by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) if performed; or HER2 is 2+ by IHC and negative by FISH; or HER2 negative by FISH if IHC is not performed.
  • Has positive estrogen receptor (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR) status. ER or PR >= 10%.
  • Has a performance status of 0-1 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance scale.
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mcL.
  • Platelets >= 100,000 /mcL.
  • Hemoglobin (Hgb) >= 9 g/dL.
  • Creatinine levels < 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN.
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =< 2.5 x ULN.
  • Subjects of reproductive potential must agree to avoid becoming pregnant or impregnating a partner, respectively, while receiving study drug and for 120 days after the last dose of study drug by complying with one of the following: (1) practice abstinence from heterosexual activity; OR (2) use (or have their partner use) acceptable contraception during heterosexual activity.
  • Has negative serum or urine pregnancy test for subjects of childbearing potential within 10 days before first dose.
  • Have completed radiation (if candidate for post-mastectomy radiation) or plans to begin radiation and endocrine therapy within 28 days.
  • If patient has already started hormonal blockade therapy after radiation as adjuvant therapy, the patient is eligible as long as the hormonal therapy was initiated no more than 6 months by the time of screening and can start the study drug within 4 weeks since the completion of screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Is currently participating in a study of an investigational anti-cancer agent.
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Has not recovered from adverse events due to prior therapies, i.e. monoclonal antibody, chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.

    • Note: Subjects with grade 2 neuropathy, alopecia and general disorders and administration site conditions (per Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] version 4.0) are an exception to this criterion and may qualify for the study.
  • Has a known history of prior malignancy with the exception of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, superficial bladder cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer, and has undergone potentially curative therapy and has no evidence of recurrence over the last 1 year since completion of curative therapy.
  • Has an active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 3 months or a documented history of clinically severe autoimmune disease, or immunosuppressive agents. Subjects with vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy would be an exception to this rule. Subjects that require intermittent use of bronchodilators, inhaled steroid or local steroid injections to the skin would not be excluded from the study. Subjects with hypothyroidism stable on hormone replacement or Sjogren's syndrome will not be excluded from the study.
  • Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or current pneumonitis.
  • Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
  • Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
  • Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody (including ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways).
  • Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Has a known active hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
  • Have received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
  • Gastrointestinal tract disease or defect or previous history of colitis.
  • Has proven or suspected distant metastasis that involves occurrence of breast cancer outside of locoregional breast and lymph nodes area.
  • Subjects requiring daily corticosteroids either via oral route of administration (po) or infusion.
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months before starting therapy, symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association > class II), unstable angina, or unstable cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02971748


Contacts
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Contact: Bora Lim, MD 713-792-2817 blim@mdanderson.org

Locations
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United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Bora Lim    713-792-2817      
Principal Investigator: Bora Lim         
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Bora Lim M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02971748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-0096
NCI-2018-01297 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
2016-0096 ( Other Identifier: M D Anderson Cancer Center )
P30CA016672 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 23, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Inflammatory Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Pembrolizumab
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents