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Immunotherapy and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2017 by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: April 18, 2017
Last updated: April 25, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
The purpose of this study is to test the safety of durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab in combination with radiation therapy and find out what effects, if any, this combination has on people, and whether it improves overall survival.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Drug: durvalumab
Drug: tremelimumab
Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
This is a pilot study evaluating durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab in combination with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with metastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer.
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Durvalumab (MEDI4736) With Tremelimumab in Combination With Image Guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in the Treatment of Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • overall survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    RECIST 1.1

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Anticipated Study Start Date: April 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: durvalumab (MEDI4736) & tremelimumab with SBRT
Patients will receive durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab together every 4 weeks. SBRT delivered to one metastatic site using a standard 9Gy x 3 fractions will be given within 2 weeks after the completion of the first cycle of durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab. After 4 cycles of durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab, patients will then continue with single agent durvalumab (MEDI4736) every 4 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity or a total of 12 months from date of initial treatment.
Drug: durvalumab
Patients will receive durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab together every 4 weeks.
Other Name: MEDI4736
Drug: tremelimumab
Patients will receive durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab together every 4 weeks.
Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
SBRT at 9Gy x 3 delivered every other business day given within 2 weeks after the completion of Cycle 1 of durvalumab (MEDI4736) and tremelimumab


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histopathologic confirmation of anaplastic thyroid cancer (or histopathologic report consistent with anaplastic thyroid cancer) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with clinical evidence of metastatic disease not curable by either surgery or radiation therapy
  • Age ≥ 18 years at time of study entry
  • ECOG Performance Status of 0-2
  • Adequate normal organ and marrow function as defined below:

    • Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL
    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 109/L (≥ 1500 per mm^3)
    • Platelet count ≥ 100 x 109/L (≥100,000 per mm^3)
    • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN). This will not apply to subjects with confirmed Gilbert's syndrome (persistent or recurrent hyperbilirubinaemia that is predominantly unconjugated in the absence of hemolysis or hepatic pathology), who will be allowed only in consultation with their physician
    • AST (SGOT)/ALT (SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal unless liver metastases are present, in which case it must be ≤ 5x ULN
    • Serum creatinine CL>40 mL/min by the Cockcroft-Gault formula (Cockcroft and Gault 1976) or by 24-hour urine collection for determination of creatinine clearance:
    • Males:

Creatinine CL (mL/min) = Weight (kg) x (140 - Age) . 72 x serum creatinine (mg/dL)

°Females: Creatinine CL (mL/min) = Weight (kg) x (140 - Age) x 0.85 72 x serum creatinine (mg/dL)

  • Female subjects must either be of non-reproductive potential (i.e., post-menopausal by history: ≥51 years old and no menses for ≥ 1 year without an alternative medical cause; OR history of hysterectomy, OR history of bilateral tubal ligation, OR history of bilateral oophorectomy) or must have a negative serum pregnancy test upon study entry
  • Subject is willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study including undergoing treatment and scheduled visits and examinations including follow up
  • Measurable disease as per RECIST 1.1 besides the tumor that is expected to be radiated. See Section 12.2.1 for detailed description. Bony lesions without soft tissue component are not measurable lesions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any previous treatment with an anti-CTLA4, including tremelimumab or any previous treatment with a PD1 or PDL1 inhibitor
  • Receipt of the last dose of any line of anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, biologic therapy, tumor embolization, monoclonal antibodies, and other investigational agent) 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug and within 6 weeks for nitrosourea or mitomycin C Prior radiation therapy to targets other than the site currently being treated is permitted.
  • Mean QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) ≥470 ms calculated from a single electrocardiogram or average from 3 electrocardiograms (ECGs) using Frederica's Correction
  • Current or prior use of immunosuppressive medication within 28 days before the first dose of durvalumab (MEDI4736) or tremelimumab, with the exceptions of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids or systemic corticosteroids at physiological doses, which are not to exceed 10 mg/day of prednisone or any corticosteroid for less than 4 consecutive days
  • Any unresolved toxicity (CTCAE grade > 1) from previous anti-cancer systemic therapy unless approved by one of the principal investigators (Drs. Lee or Sherman)
  • Any prior Grade ≥3 immune-related adverse event (irAE) while receiving any previous immunotherapy agent, or any unresolved irAE >Grade 1
  • Active or prior documented autoimmune disease within the past 2 years Note: Subjects with vitiligo, Grave's disease, or psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment (within the past 2 years) are not excluded. Rare exceptions allowed with the consent of both principal investigators (Drs. Lee and Sherman)
  • Active or prior documented inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).
  • Confirmed pneumonitis or interstitial lung disease
  • History of primary immunodeficiency
  • History of allogeneic organ transplant
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, active peptic ulcer disease or gastritis, active bleeding diatheses including any subject known to have evidence of acute or chronic active hepatitis B, hepatitis C (PCR positive) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements or compromise the ability of the subject to give written informed consent
  • Known history of previous clinical diagnosis of active tuberculosis (This does not include a history of being PPD positive)
  • History of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis or active brain metastases receiving concurrent treatment inclusive of but not limited to surgery, radiation and/or corticosteroids. Note: Brain metastases that have been treated for anticancer purposes where there has been no MRI evidence of progression for at least 8 weeks after treatment are permitted on study
  • Receipt of live attenuated vaccination within 30 days prior to study entry or within 30 days of receiving durvalumab (MEDI4736) or tremelimumab
  • Any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with evaluation of study treatment or interpretation of patient safety or study resultsSubjects with uncontrolled seizures
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding or male or female patients of reproductive potential who are not willing to employ effective birth control from screening to 180 days after the last dose of durvalumab (MEDI4736) + tremelimumab combination therapy or 90 days after the last dose of durvalumab (MEDI4736) monotherapy, whichever is the longer time period
  • Prior active malignancy within the previous 3 years except for locally curable cancers such as basal or squamous cell cancer superficial bladder, low risk prostate cancer, breast, or cervix cancer
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT03122496

Contact: Nancy Lee, MD 212-639-3341
Contact: Eric Sherman, MD 646-888-4234

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Nancy Lee, MD    212-639-3341      
Contact: Eric Sherman, MD    646-888-4234      
Principal Investigator: Nancy Lee, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Nancy Lee, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT03122496     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17-108
Study First Received: April 18, 2017
Last Updated: April 25, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Durvalumab (Medi4736)
Image Guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017