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Pembrolizumab in Preventing Lung Cancer in Patients With Stage I-II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or High-Risk Pulmonary Nodules, the IMPRINT-Lung Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03634241
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 1, 2021
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 preventing lung cancer patients with stage I-II non-small cell lung cancer or high-risk pulmonary nodules. 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
Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage I Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA1 Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA2 Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IA3 Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIA Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Other: Best Practice Biological: Pembrolizumab Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 81 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Phase II of Immunotherapy With Pembrolizumab for the Prevention of Lung Cancer (IMPRINT-Lung)
Actual Study Start Date : November 13, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 22, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 22, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Arm A (standard of care)
Participants receive standard of care.
Other: Best Practice
Receive standard of care
Other Names:
  • standard of care
  • standard therapy

Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: Quality of Life Assessment

Experimental: Arm B (pembrolizumab)
Participants receive pembrolizumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 3 weeks for up to 4 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: Pembrolizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Keytruda
  • Lambrolizumab
  • MK-3475
  • SCH 900475

Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: Quality of Life Assessment




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Regression rate of high-risk indeterminate pulmonary nodules (IPNs) [ Time Frame: At 6 months ]
    This will be estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of lung cancer [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    This will be estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method.

  2. Cancer-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Stratified log-rank test will be used to compare cancer-free survival between treatment groups. The Cox (proportional hazards) regression model will be used to incorporate potential prognostic factors and treatment assignments as covariates.

  3. Lung cancer-specific survival [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Stratified log-rank test will be used to compare cancer-free survival between treatment groups. The Cox (proportional hazards) regression model will be used to incorporate potential prognostic factors and treatment assignments as covariates.

  4. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
  5. Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    A Bayesian method to monitor the toxicity in the perioperative phase will be used. Toxicity data will be summarized by frequency tables.

  6. Quality of life questionnaires [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are eligible to be included in the study only if one of the following criteria applies:

    • 1(a) Patients with no history of lung cancer, who have IPNs detected by low dose CT (LDCT)-guided lung cancer screening or imaging studies for other reasons (incidentalomas) with 15-30% cancer probability by Brock University cancer prediction equation as following. This is one of the most frequently utilized cancer risk prediction equations and has been confirmed to be highly effective in catching the disease in its very early stages by large national studies.
    • 1(b) Patients with no history of lung cancer, who have IPNs detected by LDCT-guided lung cancer screening or imaging studies for other reasons (incidentalomas) with > 30% cancer probability by Brock University cancer prediction equation as following, but biopsy reveals no clear evidence of malignancy.
    • 1(c) Patients with history of stage I-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), who have completed curative treatment (surgery and/or radiation) with or without chemotherapy, who have persistent IPNs (on two CT scans at least 3 months apart with no evidence of shrinkage or regression) with 10-30% cancer probability by Brock University cancer prediction equation as following.
    • 1(d) Patients with history of stage I-II NSCLC, who have completed curative treatment (surgery and/or radiation) with or without chemotherapy, who have persistent IPNs (on two CT scans at least 3 months apart with no evidence of shrinkage or regression) with > 30% cancer probability by Brock University cancer prediction equation as following, but biopsy reveals no clear evidence of malignancy.
    • Brock University cancer prediction equation. This calculator estimates the probability that a lung nodule described above will be diagnosed as cancer within a two to four year follow-up period. Equation parameters, such as sex, have two or more discrete values that may be used in the calculation.
  • Diagnosis of high-risk IPNs
  • A male participant must agree to use a contraception during the treatment period and for at least 12 weeks while receiving pembrolizumab plus an additional 120 days (a spermatogenesis cycle) for study treatments with evidence of genotoxicity at any dose after the last dose of study treatment and refrain from donating sperm during this period.
  • A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies: a) Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) or b) A WOCBP who agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance during the treatment period and for at least 120 days for the study treatments with risk of genotoxicity after the last dose of study treatment.
  • The participant (or legally acceptable representative if applicable) provides written informed consent for the trial.
  • Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1. Evaluation of ECOG is to be performed within 7 days prior to the date of allocation/randomization.
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500 per microliter (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).
  • Platelets >= 100,000 per microliter (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).
  • Hemoglobin >= 9.0 grams per microliter or >= 5.6 millimoles/liter (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment) (*criteria must be met without erythropoietin dependency and without packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion within last 2 weeks).
  • Creatinine OR measured or calculated creatinine clearance (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] can also be used in place of creatinine or creatinine clearance [CrCL]) =< 1.5 x ULN OR >= 30 milliliters per minute (min) for participant with creatinine levels > 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) (creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be calculated per institutional standard.) (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN OR direct bilirubin =< for participants with total bilirubin levels > 1.5 x ULN (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) =< 2.5 x ULN (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).
  • International normalized ratio (INR) OR prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) =< 1.5 x ULN unless participant is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or aPTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants (within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment).

    • PT(INR), aPTT only required for patients having a biopsy and/or if clinically indicated

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A WOCBP who has a positive urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to randomization. If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.

    • Note: in the event that 72 hours have elapsed between the screening pregnancy test and the first dose of the study treatment, another pregnancy test (urine or serum) must be performed and must be negative in order for subject to start receiving study medication.
  • Has received prior therapy with anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or co-inhibitory T-cell receptor (e.g., CTLA-4, OX-40, CD137).
  • Has received prior system anti-cancer therapy including investigational agents within 4 weeks (could consider shorter interval for kinase inhibitors or other short half-life drugs) prior to randomization.

    • Note: Participants must have recovered from all adverse events (AEs) due to previous therapies to =< grade 1 or baseline. Participants with =< grade 2 neuropathy may be eligible.
    • Note: If participant received major surgery, they must have recovered adequately from the toxicity and/or complications from the intervention prior to starting study treatment.
  • Has received prior chest radiotherapy and the radiation field overlaps with IPNs.
  • Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of study drug. Examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g., Flumist) are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed.
  • Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment.

    • Note: Participants who have entered the follow-up phase of an investigational study may participate as long as it has been 4 weeks after the last dose of the previous investigational agent.
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic system steroid therapy (in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • Has a known additional metastatic malignancy that is progressing or requiring active treatment.

    • Note: Participants with basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma in situ (e.g. breast carcinoma, cervical cancer in situ), or potentially curable early-stage malignancies including localized NSCLC, head and neck squamous carcinoma, breast cancer, bladder cancer etc., that have undergone potentially curative therapy (surgery and/or radiation with or without chemotherapy) are not excluded.
  • Has severe hypersensitivity (>= grade 3) to pembrolizumab and/or any of its excipients.
  • Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment.
  • Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis.
  • Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
  • Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Has a known history of hepatitis B (defined as hepatitis B surface antigens [HBsAg] reactive) or known active hepatitis C (defined as hepatitis C virus [HCV] ribonucleic acid [RNA] [qualitative] is detected) infection.

    • Note: No testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C is required unless mandated by local health authority.
  • Has a known history of active TB (Bacillus tuberculosis).
  • Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
  • Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with the cooperation with requirements of the trial.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the study, starting with the screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03634241


Contacts
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Contact: Jianjun Zhang 713-792-6363 jzhang20@mdanderson.org

Locations
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United States, New York
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Daniel Sterman    212-731-6162    Daniel.Sterman@nyulangone.org   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Sterman         
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Jianjun Zhang    713-792-6363    JZhang20@mdanderson.org   
Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhang         
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhang M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03634241    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2018-0366
NCI-2018-01588 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
2018-0366 ( Other Identifier: M D Anderson Cancer Center )
First Posted: August 16, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021

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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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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Pembrolizumab
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents