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A Study of Pomalidomide Monotherapy for Children and Young Adults With Recurrent or Progressive Primary Brain Tumors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03257631
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 22, 2017
Results First Posted : December 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Celgene

Brief Summary:
This study will assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of pomalidomide in children and young adults aged 1 to < 21 years with recurrent or progressive primary brain tumors in one of four primary brain tumor types: high-grade glioma (HGG), medulloblastoma, ependymoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Central Nervous System Neoplasms Medulloblastoma Drug: Pomalidomide Phase 2

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Detailed Description:

The study will consist of 4 parallel groups of participants, one for each of the following primary brain tumor types: high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma and DIPG. A Simon's Optimal two-stage study design will be applied to each group and enrollment will occur as follows:

  • Stage 1: Nine participants will be enrolled in each brain tumor type group
  • Stage 2: If during Stage 1, ≥ 2 participants achieves either an objective response (either complete response or partial response) within the first 6 cycles of treatment (or within the first 3 cycles for DIPG participants), or a long-term stable disease, an additional 11 participants shall be enrolled; otherwise no additional participants will be enrolled into that group.
  • If a total of 5 or more participants across all 20 participants in a given group (Stage 1 and 2) evaluable for the primary endpoint are observed as having either an objective response (either complete response or partial response) within the first 6 cycles of treatment (or within the first 3 cycles for DIPG participants) or a long-term stable disease, pomalidomide will be considered effective in that disease indication.

Once treatment has been discontinued, participants will be followed up for up to 5 years from enrollment of the last participant.

Participants who withdraw from either stage for reasons other than disease progression prior to completing Cycle 1 of study treatment will be replaced.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 53 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A PHASE 2 CLINICAL STUDY OF POMALIDOMIDE (CC-4047) MONOTHERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH RECURRENT OR PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY BRAIN TUMORS
Actual Study Start Date : August 22, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 23, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 18, 2023

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MedlinePlus related topics: Brain Tumors

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pomalidomide
Pomalidomide will administered at a starting dose of 2.6 m2/day. Pomalidomide will be provided as either a capsule (0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg or 4 mg) or as an oral suspension (2 mg/mL).
Drug: Pomalidomide
: Subjects will be administered pomalidomide on Days 1 to 21, followed by a 7-day rest period, of each 28-day treatment cycle and will continue treatment for up to 24 cycles or until disease progression, withdrawal of consent/assent or unresolved toxicities as described in the protocol.
Other Name: CC-4047

Drug: Pomalidomide
Pomalidomide will be provided as gelatin capsules and as an oral suspension. The starting dose will be 2.6 mg/m²/day, administered on Days 1 to 21, followed by a 7-day rest period, of each 28-day treatment cycle.
Other Names:
  • CC-4047
  • Pomalyst®




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants With an Objective Response or Long-term Stable Disease [ Time Frame: 6 months (first 6 cycles) or 3 months (first 3 cycles) for participants in the DIPG group ]
    Objective response and long-term stable disease rate was defined as the percentage of participants who achieved either an objective response, defined as a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) in the first 6 cycles of treatment (or within 3 cycles for DIPG), or long-term stable disease (SD) defined as SD maintained for ≥ 6 cycles (≥ 3 cycles for DIPG), measured from first dose date. Disease assessments were based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessed by an independent central review. CR: Disappearance of all lesions and no new lesions. PR: A reduction of ≥ 50% in the size of measurable lesions compared to baseline, and/or persistence of non-target lesions with no progression or decrease in size. SD: A decrease of < 50% or an increase of < 25% in the size of measurable lesions and no evidence of new lesions, response does not meet the criteria for CR, PR, or progressive disease, and/or the persistence of non-target lesions with no progression or decrease in size.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants Who Achieved an Objective Response [ Time Frame: 6 months (first 6 cycles) or 3 months (first 3 cycles) for participants in the DIPG group ]
    Objective response rate was defined as the percentage of participants who achieved a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) within the first 6 cycles of treatment (or within 3 cycles for participants in the DIPG group). Disease assessments were based on MRI and assessed by an independent central review. CR: Disappearance of all lesions and no new lesions. PR: A reduction of ≥ 50% in the size of measurable lesions compared to baseline, and/or the persistence of non-target lesions with no progression or decrease in size.

  2. Percentage of Participants With Long-term Stable Disease [ Time Frame: 6 months (first 6 cycles) or 3 months (first 3 cycles) for participants in the DIPG group ]
    Long-term stable disease (SD) rate was defined as the percentage of participants who achieved SD maintained for ≥ 6 cycles (or > 3 cycles for DIPG), measured from the date of first dose of treatment. Disease assessments were based on MRI and assessed by an independent central review. SD: A decrease of < 50% or an increase of < 25% in the size of measurable lesions and no evidence of new lesions, response does not meet the criteria for CR, PR, or progressive disease, and/or the persistence of non-target lesions with no progression or decrease in size.

  3. Kaplan-Meier Estimate of Duration of Response [ Time Frame: From the first dose of pomalidomide to the data cut-off date of 15 March 2019; median overall time on follow-up was 4.86 months (3.78, 5.65, 4.04, and 8.38 months in each group respectively). ]
    Duration of response is defined as the time from the date of the first objective response (complete response or partial response) to disease progression, for participants with a response. Participants who did not have disease progression or had not died were censored at the time of their last disease assessment or at the time of start of new anticancer therapy, whichever occurred first. Progressive disease (PD): ≥ 25% increase in the size of the measurable lesions taking as a reference the smallest disease measurement recorded since the start of protocol therapy (nadir), or the appearance of one or more new lesions and/or unequivocal progression of existing non-target lesions, or if spine MRI and/or lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology were previously negative and became positive.

  4. Kaplan-Meier Estimate of Progression-Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: From the first dose of pomalidomide to the data cut-off date of 15 March 2019; median overall time on follow-up was 4.86 months (3.78, 5.65, 4.04, and 8.38 months in each group respectively). ]
    Progression-free survival was defined as the time from the date of first dose of pomalidomide until the date progressive disease (PD) was first observed or until the date of death due to any cause, whichever occurred first. Participants who did not have PD or had not died at the time of analysis were censored at the time of their last disease assessment or at the start of new anticancer therapy, whichever occurred first. Progressive Disease (PD): ≥ 25% increase in the size of the measurable lesions taking as a reference the smallest disease measurement recorded since the start of protocol therapy (nadir), or the appearance of one or more new lesions and/or unequivocal progression of existing non-target lesions, or if spine MRI and/or lumbar CSF cytology were previously negative and became positive.

  5. Kalan-Meier Estimate of Overall Survival [ Time Frame: From the first dose of pomalidomide to the data cut-off date of 15 March 2019; median overall time on follow-up was 4.86 months (3.78, 5.65, 4.04, and 8.38 months in each group respectively). ]
    Overall survival was defined as the time from the date of the first dose to the date of death (any cause). Participants who were alive were censored at the last known time that the participant was alive.

  6. Number of Participants With Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: From first dose of pomalidomide until 28 days after the last dose; median treatment duration was 84 days in the DIPG group, 112.0 days in the ependymoma group, 40.5 days in the high-grade glioma group and 57.0 days in the medulloblastoma group. ]
    Treatment-emergent adverse events were defined as any adverse events (AE) occurring from the first dose of pomalidomide until 28 days after the last dose. The severity of each AE was graded according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), Version 4.03 and according to the following scale: Grade 1: Mild (transient or mild discomfort; no limitation in activity or medical intervention required); Grade 2: Moderate (mild to moderate limitation in activity, assistance may be needed; minimal medical intervention required); Grade 3: Severe (marked limitation in activity, assistance and medical intervention required, hospitalization possible); Grade 4: Life-threatening (extreme limitation in activity, significant assistance or medical intervention required, hospitalization or hospice care probable); Grade 5: Death. Drug-related AEs are those suspected by the Investigator as being related to administration of study drug.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is 1 to < 21 years of age at the time of signing the Informed Consent Form/Informed Assent Form (ICF/IAF).
  2. Subject (when applicable, parental/legal representative) must understand and voluntarily sign an ICF/IAF prior to any study-related assessments/procedures being conducted.
  3. Subject has received at least one prior standard therapy (or generally accepted upfront therapy if no standard exists) and have no known curative therapy.
  4. Subject has a diagnosis of high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) that is recurrent or progressive. Subjects with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) associated tumors are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
  5. Subject has histological verification of tumor either at the time of diagnosis or recurrence. Subjects with DIPG are exempt from histologic verification if they have typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of DIPG
  6. Subject has measurable disease defined as a tumor that is measurable in 2 perpendicular diameters on MRI. For a lesion to be considered measurable, it must be at least twice the slice thickness on MRI (ie, visible on 2 or more axial slices)
  7. To document the degree of tumor at study baseline, the following scan(s) must be obtained:

    • A brain MRI with and without contrast (ie, gadolinium) and a spine MRI with contrast within 21 days prior to first dose of study treatment. For subjects on steroids, baseline MRI scans must be performed while on stable or decreasing dose of steroids for at least 5 days.
  8. Subject has Karnofsky (age ≥ 16 years) or Lansky (age < 16 years) performance status score ≥ 50 at screening
  9. Subject has adequate bone marrow function defined as:

    • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1000/mm³
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³ (transfusion independent defined as no platelet transfusion within 7 days and recovery from nadir)
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL (red blood cell [RBC] transfusion is allowed)
  10. Subject has adequate renal function defined as:

    • Serum creatinine based on age/gender calculated using the Schwartz formula, or a 24-hour creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (radioisotope or iothalamate) ≥ 70 mL/min/1.73 m².
  11. Subject has adequate liver function defined as:

    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) for current age (≤ 3 X ULN if increase in bilirubin is attributable to Gilbert's Syndrome)
    • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (SPGT) is ≤ 3 X ULN for age
    • Serum albumin ≥ 3 g/dL
  12. Subject has adequate pulmonary function defined as:

    • No evidence of dyspnea at rest
    • A pulse oximetry ≥ 93%
  13. Subject has recovered from clinically significant acute treatment related toxicities from all prior therapies. Recovery is defined as a toxicity Grade ≤ 2 (common terminology criteria for adverse events [CTCAE] v. 4.03).
  14. Subject has no significant worsening in clinical status for a minimum of 7 days prior to first dose of study drug.
  15. Subject (and when applicable, with parental/legal representative) is willing and able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  16. Females of Childbearing Potential (FCBP) and male subjects who have reached puberty (and when applicable, with parental/legal representative) must agree to undergo physician-approved reproductive education and discuss the side effects of the study therapy on reproduction.
  17. Females of childbearing potential must agree and meet the following conditions below:

    • Medically supervised (ie, performed in a clinic) pregnancy testing, including those who commit to true abstinence. Two pregnancy tests must be conducted prior to starting pomalidomide. The first pregnancy test must be performed 10 to 14 days prior to the start of pomalidomide and the second pregnancy test must be performed within 24 hours prior to starting pomalidomide. Females of childbearing potential with regular or no menstrual cycles must also agree to have pregnancy tests weekly for the first 28 days study participation, every 28 days while on study, at study treatment discontinuation, and at Day 28 following pomalidomide discontinuation. If menstrual cycles are irregular, the pregnancy testing must occur weekly for the first 28 days of study participation and then every 14 days while on study, at study treatment discontinuation visit, and at Days 14 and 28 following pomalidomide discontinuation.
    • Female subjects must, as appropriate to age and at the discretion of the study Investigator, either commit to true abstinence from heterosexual contact and/or agree to the use of two reliable forms of approved and effective contraceptive methods simultaneously. The two methods of reliable contraception must include one highly effective method (ie, oral, injectable, or implantable hormonal contraceptive; tubal ligation; intra-uterine device; vasectomized partner) and one additional effective barrier method (ie, male condom, diaphragm, cervical cap) 28 days prior to starting pomalidomide, throughout the entire duration of study treatment including dose interruptions and 28 days after discontinuation of pomalidomide.
    • All male and female subjects must follow all requirements defined in the pomalidomide Pregnancy Prevention Program.
  18. Male subjects must, as appropriate to age and the discretion of the study physician:

    • Practice true abstinence or agree to use a condom during sexual contact with a pregnant female or a female of child bearing potential while participating in the study, during dose interruptions and for at least 28 days following pomalidomide discontinuation, even if he has undergone a successful vasectomy or practices complete abstinence.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject has a history of non-central line related thrombosis (arterial or venous), more than one prior central-line related thrombosis or known coagulopathy.
  2. Subject has first degree family member with a known hereditary coagulopathy.
  3. Subject is actively on anticoagulation therapy.
  4. Subject has had major (per Investigator discretion) surgery, with the exception of tumor resection, within 21 days from first dose of study drug.
  5. Subject has previously received (presence of any of the following will exclude a subject from enrollment):

    • Any prior treatment with pomalidomide. Subjects who have prior treatment with other immunomodulatory compounds (thalidomide, lenalidomide) are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria and did not have allergic reactions or other "significant toxicity" per Investigator discretion associated with lenalidomide or thalidomide use.
    • Myelosuppressive chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or any investigational agent: ≤ 21 days (≤ 42 days if a nitrosourea) prior to screening.
    • Biological (anti-neoplastic) therapy: ≤ 7 days prior to screening.
    • Immunomodulatory therapy: ≤ 28 days prior to screening.
    • Monoclonal antibody treatment and agents with known prolonged half-lives: < 3 halflives have elapsed or ≤ 28 days prior to screening, whichever is longer.
    • Prior radiation:

      • Cranial irradiation, total body irradiation (TBI), or ≥ 50% radiation of pelvis ≤ 3 months prior to screening.
      • Focal irradiation: ≤ 3 weeks prior to screening if radiation field involved a nontarget lesion; ≤ 6 weeks prior to screening if radiation field involved a target lesion.

    Note: True disease progression following prior irradiation therapy must be confirmed by Investigator prior to screening.

    • Bone marrow transplant:

      • Presence of graft versus host disease (GVHD).
      • < 6 months since allogeneic bone marrow transplant prior to screening.
      • < 3 months since autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplant prior to screening.
      • < 3 months since stem cell transplant (SCT) or Rescue without TBI with no evidence of GVHD prior to screening.
    • Radioisotopes: fluorothymidine (18FLT) ≤ 72 hours prior to first dose of study drug
  6. Subject has received therapy with a known moderate to potent CYP1A2 inhibitor within 14 days or 5 half-lives of first dose of study treatment (whichever is longer).
  7. Subject has received colony-stimulating growth factor(s) within 7 days prior to screening (or within 14 days if subject received polyethylene glycol formulations).
  8. Subject is pregnant, breast-feeding or lactating.
  9. Subject has an untreated or uncontrolled infection defined as ongoing signs/symptoms related to the infection without improvement despite appropriate antibiotics, antiviral therapy and/or other treatment.
  10. Subject has active infectious hepatitis, type A, B, or C, or chronic carriers of hepatitis C.
  11. Subject has any prior history of malignancies, other than high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma or DIPG (Note: radiation-associated gliomas are excluded from enrollment)
  12. Subject who, in the opinion of the Investigator, has any significant medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from participating in the study.
  13. Subject has any condition including the presence of laboratory abnormalities which, in the opinion of the Investigator, places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study.
  14. Subject has any condition that confounds the ability to interpret data from the study.
  15. Subject has symptomatic cardiac disorders (CTCAE v. 4.03 Grade 3 and 4).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03257631


Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Celgene
Investigators
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Study Director: Bouchra Benettaib, MD Celgene Corporation
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Celgene:
Study Protocol  [PDF] December 20, 2017
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] December 20, 2017


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Responsible Party: Celgene
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03257631    
Other Study ID Numbers: CC-4047-BRN-001
U1111-1199-3348 ( Registry Identifier: WHO )
2016-002903-25 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: August 22, 2017    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 10, 2019
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020

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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 Celgene:
Pediatric
Brain Tumor
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Glioma
High-grade glioma
HGG
Ependymoma
Medulloblastoma
DIPG
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomaProgressive
RecurrentPomalidomide
PomalystImnovid
CC-4047
Children
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Neoplasms
Medulloblastoma
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Thalidomide
Pomalidomide
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents