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Efficacy & Safety of rAd-IFN Administered With Celecoxib & Gemcitabine in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (INFINITE)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2019
University of Pennsylvania
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Trizell Ltd

Brief Summary:

This study will evaluate intrapleural administration of Adenovirus-Delivered Interferon Alpha-2b (rAd-IFN) in combination with Celecoxib and Gemcitabine in patients with histologically confirmed Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) who have failed a minimum of 1 treatment regimen and a maximum of 2 treatment regimens, 1 of which must have been an anti-folate and platinum combination regimen.

Eligible patients will be randomized 1:1 to either:

  1. Treatment group: rAd-IFN + Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine
  2. Control group: Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine

Patients randomized to the treatment group will receive rAd-IFN administered into the pleural space via an Intrapleural catheter (IPC) or similar intrapleural device on study Day 1.

The primary objective of this study is to compare the overall survival (OS) associated with rAd IFN, when administered with celecoxib and gemcitabine, versus that associated with celecoxib and gemcitabine alone for the treatment of patients with MPM

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Biological: rAd-IFN Drug: Celecoxib Oral Product Drug: Gemcitabine Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intrapleural Administration of Adenovirus-Delivered Interferon Alpha-2b (rAd-IFN) in Combination With Celecoxib and Gemcitabine in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Actual Study Start Date : January 21, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Treatment Group
rAd-IFN (Study Day 1) + celecoxib oral product (Study Days 1 to 14) + gemcitabine (Study Days 14 and 21 [i.e., Days 1 and 8 of the first gemcitabine treatment cycle], gemcitabine will be repeated every 3 weeks until disease progression/early termination [ET]
Biological: rAd-IFN
Adenovirus-Delivered Interferon Alpha-2b
Other Name: Nadofaragene firadenovec

Drug: Celecoxib Oral Product
400 mg twice daily
Other Name: COX II Inhibitor

Drug: Gemcitabine
1250 mg/m2 administered intravenously on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle and continued every 3 weeks until disease progression/ early termination
Other Name: Chemotherapy

Placebo Comparator: Control Group
Celecoxib oral product (Study Days 1 to 14) + gemcitabine (Study Days 14 and 21 [i.e., Days 1 and 8 of the first gemcitabine treatment cycle], gemcitabine will be repeated every 3 weeks until disease progression/ET.
Drug: Celecoxib Oral Product
400 mg twice daily
Other Name: COX II Inhibitor

Drug: Gemcitabine
1250 mg/m2 administered intravenously on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle and continued every 3 weeks until disease progression/ early termination
Other Name: Chemotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Time to death (from any cause) from randomization

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival rate [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Number of deaths (from any cause) from randomization

  2. Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Time from randomization to the time when the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor criteria for disease progression are first met, or when death from any cause occurs

  3. Best response [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Best response after randomization (complete response, partial response, or stable disease)

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Adverse Events Grade 3 or 4 [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    To evaluate the number of patients with Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Grade 3 or 4

  2. rAd-IFN-related viral DNA [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    To evaluate post-treatment levels of rAd-IFN-related viral DNA in biological

  3. Quality of Life; EQ-5D-5L Health Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 60 months ]

    Change in total score and individual components of the EQ-5D-5L;

    Assessment of health status including:

    1. Mobility
    2. Self-Care
    3. Usual Activities
    4. Pain/ Discomfort
    5. Anxiety/ Depression
    6. Health Status (scale 0-100)

  4. Quality of Life; Lung Cancer Symptom Scale-Mesothelioma [ Time Frame: 60 months ]

    Change in total score and individual components of the Lung Cancer Symptom Scale-mesothelioma

    Assessment of symptoms including:

    1. Appetite
    2. Fatigue
    3. Coughing
    4. Shortness of Breath
    5. Pain
    6. Symptom Severity
    7. Normal Activities
    8. Quality of Life

  5. Adenovirus type 5 neutralizing antibodies [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Correlation between the presence of adenovirus type 5 neutralizing antibodies prior to treatment and survival (death from any cause)

  6. Serum Mesothelin and Fibulin-3 [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Correlation between pre- and post-treatment levels and treatment outcomes

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged 18 years or older at the time of consent;
  2. Able to give informed consent;
  3. Has a confirmed histological diagnosis of MPM with histological type epithelioid or biphasic (predominantly [>50%] epithelioid). Histological diagnosis of MPM will be confirmed centrally using specimens or slides from tumor specimens obtained at the time of initial presentation or a subsequent procedure. Central confirmation of diagnosis with immunohistochemistry will be performed, and independent central confirmation will be required for study entry;
  4. Measurable disease, per modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor [RECIST] for pleural mesothelioma;
  5. Has failed a minimum of 1 treatment regimen and a maximum of 2 treatment regimens, which may have been chemotherapeutic and/or immunotherapeutic treatment regimens for MPM which included at least 1 anti-folate and platinum combination regimen. Patients who have undergone primary surgical resection and/or radiation therapy to the pulmonary site are eligible to participate. For clarity, surgical resection and/or radiation therapy to the pulmonary site are not exclusionary and are not considered a line of therapy;
  6. Has a pleural space accessible for pleural catheter insertion. Patients with a previously inserted pleural catheter may be enrolled, and the pre-existing catheter can be used for vector administration as long as it is functional and has no evidence of local infection;
  7. Life expectancy >12 weeks in the judgement of the Investigator;
  8. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) status of 1 or 0;
  9. Female and male patients:

    • Female patients must be either postmenopausal (no menstrual period for a minimum of 12 months) or surgically sterile upon entry into the study. Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test upon entry into this study and agree to use a highly effective method of contraception from Screening until 1 month following administration of gemcitabine;

      • Highly effective methods of contraception that result in a low failure rate (i.e., <1% per year) when used consistently and correctly include combined (estrogen and progestogen containing) hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation (oral, intravaginal, or transdermal), progestogen-only hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation (oral, injectable, or implantable), intrauterine device, intrauterine hormone-releasing system, bilateral tubal occlusion, vasectomized partner, or sexual abstinence;
      • True abstinence, when in line with the preferred and usual lifestyle of the patient, is considered a highly effective method only if defined as refraining from heterosexual intercourse during the entire period of study participation and for 1 month post-gemcitabine administration. The reliability of sexual abstinence needs to be evaluated in relation to the duration of the clinical study and the preferred and usual lifestyle of the patient. Periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, and post-ovulation method) and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of contraception; and
    • Male patients must be either surgically sterile or agree to use a double-barrier contraception method from Screening until 1 month post-gemcitabine administration; and
  10. Adequate laboratory values at Screening:

    • Hemoglobin 9 g/dL;
    • White blood cell count 3500/µL;
    • Absolute neutrophil count 1500/µL;
    • Platelet count 100,000/µL;
    • International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) below the upper limit of normal (ULN). It is expected that patients receiving anticoagulation therapy will not have INR and aPTT results that fall within normal limits. It is not intended to exclude these patients and, therefore, medical discretion is permitted for patients who have clinically acceptable results in regards to their current concomitant anticoagulant therapy;
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 3 × ULN;
    • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 3 × ULN;
    • Total bilirubin 2 × ULN;
    • Estimated glomerular filtration rate 50 mL/min/1.73 m2; and
    • Serum albumin 2.5 g/dL.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Is "treatment-naïve" (i.e., has not received at least 1 anti-folate and platinum combination regimen);
  2. Has previously received 3 or more lines of systemic chemotherapeutic or immunotherapeutic treatment;
  3. Has previously received treatment with gemcitabine;
  4. Has stage IV extrathoracic metastatic disease;
  5. Inadequate pulmonary function of clinical significance as per Investigator review;
  6. Clinically significant pericardial effusion (i.e., as judged by the Investigator and/or requiring drainage) detected by computed tomography (CT) scan at Screening;
  7. Prior therapy(ies), if applicable, must be completed according to the criteria below prior to vector administration:

    • Cytotoxic chemotherapy, at least 21 days from last dose;
    • Non-cytotoxic chemotherapy (e.g., small molecule inhibitor), at least 14 days from last dose;
    • Monoclonal antibody, at least 3 half-lives from last dose;
    • Non-antibody immunotherapy (e.g., tumor vaccine), at least 42 days from last dose;
    • Radiotherapy, at least 14 days from last local site radiotherapy;
    • Hematopoietic growth factor, at least 14 days from last dose; or
    • Study drug, 30 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer, from last dose;
  8. Patient previously treated with IFNs (e.g., for chronic active hepatitis);
  9. Suspected/known hypersensitivity to IFN-α2b;
  10. Known hypersensitivity to celecoxib or sulfonamides;
  11. Impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac disease including the following:

    • New York Heart Association class III or IV congestive heart failure;
    • Myocardial infarction within the last 12 months; and
    • Patients known to have impaired left ventricular ejection fraction per institutional standards and of clinical significance as per Investigator review;
  12. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  13. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, depression, or psychiatric illness/social situations within the last 12 months;
  14. Patients with active, known, or suspected auto-immune disease or a syndrome that requires systemic or immunosuppressive agents (oral prednisolone or equivalent at a dose of <10 mg per day is permitted); NOTE: patients with vitiligo, residual hypothyroidism due to auto immune disease only requiring hormone replacement, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll;
  15. History of asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs;
  16. History of ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding;
  17. Uncontrolled or poorly controlled hypertension requiring 3 or more anti-hypertensive drugs;
  18. Patients receiving lithium;
  19. Any significant disease which, in the opinion of the Investigator, would place the patient at increased risk of harm if he/she participated in the study;
  20. History of malignancy of other organ system within the past 5 years, except treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or early stage prostate cancer (stage T2a or smaller, prostate specific antigen <10 ng/mL, Gleason score <6); or
  21. Has a congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, including patients with known history of infection with human immunodeficiency virus.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03710876

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Contact: Aidan Doherty, M.Sc +44 (0) 1844 355 625

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United States, California
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Medical Center Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90059
Contact: Robert Cameron, Dr    310-470-8980   
Contact: Lien Hua-Feng    310-470-8980   
Principal Investigator: Robert Cameron, Dr         
United States, Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Recruiting
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Contact: Tawee Tanvetyanon, Dr    813-745-4673    Tawee.Tanvetyanon@moffitt.or   
Contact: Vonny Ortega    813 745-4258   
Principal Investigator: Tawee Tanvetyanon, Dr         
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center Recruiting
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66205
Contact: Chao Huang, Dr    913-945-5052   
Contact: Rhonda May, CRC    913-588-8292   
Principal Investigator: Chao Huang, Dr         
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Medical Center Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact: Joseph Friedberg, Dr    410-328-6366   
Contact: Navid Saeidi    410-328-6465   
Principal Investigator: Joseph Friedberg, Dr         
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: David Feller-Kopman, Dr    410-502-2533   
Contact: Jennifer Los, CRC    410-955-5288   
Principal Investigator: David Feller-Kopman, Dr         
United States, Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Robert Kratzke, Dr    612-624-0123   
Contact: Nicole Sando, CRC    612-624-4602   
Principal Investigator: Robert Kratzke, Dr         
Mayo Clinic - Rochester Recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Tobias Peikert, Dr    507-284-4162   
Contact: Janet Lensing, CRC    507-284-3137   
United States, New York
New York University (NYU) Clinical Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Daniel Sterman, Dr    215-662-2188   
Contact: Rosemary Schluger, CRC    212-622-2188   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Sterman, Dr         
United States, Ohio
University of Toledo Medical Centre Recruiting
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43614
Contact: John Nemunaitis, Dr    419-383-3727   
Contact: Stephanie Smiddy, CRC    419-383-6962   
Principal Investigator: John Nemunaitis, Dr         
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Corey Langer, Dr    215-615-5121   
Contact: Selena Herring, CRC    (215) 662-8632   
Principal Investigator: Corey Langer, Dr         
United States, Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Contact: Jonathan Dowell, Dr    214-648-4180   
Contact: Rachael Skelton, CRC    214-648-7062   
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dowell, Dr         
Australia, Victoria
Monash Medical Centre Recruiting
Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 3168
Contact: Peter Briggs, Dr    +61 408 347 489   
Principal Investigator: Peter Briggs, Dr         
CHRU de Lille Recruiting
Lille, France, 59037
Contact: Arnaud Scherpereel, Dr    0033 320 445 612   
Contact: Eric Wasielewski, CRC    33320445612   
Principal Investigator: Arnaud Scherpereel, Dr         
Med Polonia Sp. z o.o. Recruiting
Poznań, Poland, 60-693
Contact: Rodryg Ramlau, Dr    0048 501 296 922   
Principal Investigator: Rodryg Ramlau, Dr         
United Kingdom
Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre Recruiting
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G12 0YN
Contact: Nicola Steele, Dr    0141 301 7119   
Contact: Ruth Orr    0141 301 7207   
Principal Investigator: Nicola Steele, Dr         
Churchill Hospital Recruiting
Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LJ
Contact: Najib Rahman, Dr    01865 225256   
Principal Investigator: Najib Rahman, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Trizell Ltd
University of Pennsylvania
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Sterman, MD NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Responsible Party: Trizell Ltd Identifier: NCT03710876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: rAd-IFN-MM-301
2017-003169-82 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: October 18, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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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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Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Interferon alpha-2
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors