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Specialized Immune Cells (nCTLs) and a Vaccine (Alpha-type-1 Polarized Dendritic Cells) in Treating Patients With Stage II-IV Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03735589
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
This phase I/IIa trial studies the side effects and best dose of a type of specialized immune cell (natural killer cell-like cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) (nCTLs) and how well they work when given with a vaccine (alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cells) in treating patients with stage II-IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. nCTLs are immune cells that are isolated from each patient?s blood and "taught" in the laboratory how to recognize and eliminate tumor cells. These "educated" immune cells are then given back to the patient. An alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell vaccine is another population of "educated" immune cells that work to support the infused nCTLs. Giving nCTLS with a dendritic cell vaccine may work better in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stage II Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIA Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIA Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIA Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIB Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIB Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIB Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage III Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage III Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage III Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA1 Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA1 Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA2 Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA2 Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVB Fallopian Tube Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVB Ovarian Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVB Primary Peritoneal Cancer AJCC v8 Biological: Alpha-type-1 Polarized Dendritic Cells Biological: Autologous Natural Killer Cell-like CTLs Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES I. To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and feasibility of intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of in vitro dendritic cell (DC)-sensitized cytotoxic T cells (CTLs), which express natural killer (NK) cell-like features (natural killer cell-like CTLs [nCTLs]), combined with autologous tumor loaded DC vaccines (alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell [alphaDC1]). (Safety [Phase I aspect]) II. To measure the persistence of nCTLs and total CTLs following intraperitoneal adoptive transfer therapy. (Local Immunologic Efficacy [Phase II aspect])

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES I. To study the T cell populations generated that correlates with higher anti-tumor responses.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES I. To evaluate the progression-free survival and overall survival of patients treated with this combination.

OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of nCTLs, followed by a phase IIa study.

Patients receive the alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell vaccine intradermally (ID) 2 weeks before day 0, on day 0, and on day 28. Patients also receive nCTLs intraperitoneally (IP) over 15-30 minutes on day 0. In the absence of unacceptable side effects, patients may receive the alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell vaccine every 1-3 months at the discretion of the physician.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 14 days, then at 6 and 12 months.


Study Type : Interventional
Estimated Enrollment : 18 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/IIa Safety and Immunologic Efficacy Trial of Intraperitoneal Autologous In Vitro-Sensitized CTLs Combined With Alpha-Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Primary Ovarian Cancer
Estimated Study Start Date : November 15, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 3, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 3, 2021


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (nCTLs, alpha-DC1 vaccine)
Patients receive the alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell vaccine ID 2 weeks before day 0, on day 0, and on day 28. Patients also receive nCTLs IP over 15-30 minutes on day 0. In the absence of unacceptable side effects, patients may receive the alpha-type-1 polarized dendritic cell vaccine every 1-3 months at the discretion of the physician.
Biological: Alpha-type-1 Polarized Dendritic Cells
Given ID
Other Name: alphaDC1

Biological: Autologous Natural Killer Cell-like CTLs
Given IP
Other Names:
  • Autologous aDC1-induced CTLs
  • Autologous CTLs Sensitized Ex-vivo with Autologous TAA-loaded alphaDC1
  • Autologous Natural Killer-like Cytotoxic Lymphocytes
  • Autologous nCTLs
  • Autologous NK-like CTLs
  • In Vitro DC-sensitized CTLs
  • n-vitro DC-sensitized Autologous CTLs
  • Therapeutic nCTLs
  • Tumor Neo-antigen-specific nCTLs




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of adverse events as assessed by Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) version 4 of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
  2. Dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) assessed by CTCAE version 5 [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days after intraperitoneal (IP) infusion of nCTLs ]
    Will be used in the estimation of the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the accompanying of the dose escalation decisions. However, no formal analyses of DLTs are planned.

  3. Change in immune response [ Time Frame: From baseline (day 0) to day 2 (48 hours after adoptive cell therapy [ACT]) administration ]
    Change in immune response will be measured by the increase in the number of CD3+CD8+NKG2D (high) natural killer cell-like cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTLs) (nCTLs) and the increase in total CD3+CD8+ CTLs recovered in the peritoneal washes with evaluation on day 0 versus day 2. The analysis will consist of an analysis-of-covariance (ANCOVA) for the outcome of post-pre ACT treatment cell count with a factor for dose and sampling time 48 hrs +/- 24 hrs.

  4. Persistence of nCTLs after their adoptive transfer [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]
    At day 0 will obtain peritoneal material (outflow and washes) directly before i.p. infusion of nCTLs, as well as day 2 (48 hours +/- 24 hours), day 7 (+/- 2 days), 2 weeks (14 days +/- 2 days) and 4 weeks (28 days +/- 3 days) later.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. T cell populations and higher anti-tumor responses [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]
    Will estimate the half-life of CD3/CD8/NKG2D (triple-positive nCTLs) cell counts and longitudinal changes CD3/CD8 cell counts (double-positive CTLs, which include both nCTLs and additional CTLs newly recruited CTLs from the circulation) cell counts as a function of dose and time. A nonlinear regression model with a random effect for subject (population pharmacokinetics [PK]) will be fit to a one-compartment kinetics first-order absorption model per dose level.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Progression-free survival assessed by immune-related response criteria (irRECIST) [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    Will examine time-to-disease progression graphically via the generation of Kaplan-Meier survival curves.

  2. Overall survival assessed by irRECIST [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    Will examine time-to-disease progression graphically via the generation of Kaplan-Meier survival curves.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible patients will be women with stages II-IV epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma with no radiologic evidence of disease (NED) or minimal disease burden after 1st line therapy. These patients would normally enter a period of observation after standard management.
  • Life expectancy > 6 months.
  • Have been informed of other treatment options.
  • Patients must be reasonable candidates for intraperitoneal (IP) port placement with no prior evidence of persistent abdominal wall or intraperitoneal infections, renal toxicity, or bowel obstruction or fistula.
  • Patients must have documented available tumor: at least 1 cm of bulk tumor mass collected at the time of primary or interval debulking surgery. The specimen may be obtained on this protocol or as part of other Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved tumor banking protocols.
  • Patients should be free of active infection requiring antibiotics (with the exception of uncomplicated urinary tract infection [UTI]).
  • Must have adequate venous access for apheresis. (Pheresis catheter placement for cell collection is allowed).
  • Patient must agree to leukapheresis.
  • Patients must agree to appropriate clinical monitoring to receive the study regimens.
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) greater than or equal to 1,000/uL.
  • Platelets greater than or equal to 75,000/uL.
  • Hemoglobin greater than or equal to 8.0 g/dL.
  • Creatinine less than or equal to 2 x institutional upper limit normal (ULN).
  • Bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x ULN.
  • Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) less than or equal to 3 x ULN.
  • Alkaline phosphatase less than or equal to 3 x ULN.
  • Participant or legal representative must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure.
  • Female subjects must either be of non-reproductive potential (i.e., post-menopausal by history: >= 50 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 urine or serum pregnancy test within 28 days of study treatment, confirmed prior to treatment.
  • Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease to the central nervous system.
  • Other serious illnesses (e.g., serious infections requiring antibiotics [with the exception of uncomplicated UTI], bleeding disorders).
  • Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy within 4 weeks prior to first dosing of study agent. Concomitant hormonal therapies are allowed.
  • Patients who have an active autoimmune disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, multiple sclerosis [MS], ankylosing spondylitis) requiring chronic use of steroids or other immunosuppressives.
  • Patients being chronically treated with immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporin, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), or systemic chronic corticosteroids. NOTE: Recent or current use of inhaled steroids is not exclusionary.
  • Use of chronic corticosteroids, hydroxyurea, or immunomodulating agents (e.g., interleukin 2, interferon alpha or gamma, granulocyte colony stimulating factors, etc.) within 30 days prior to study entry.

    • NOTE: Recent or current use of inhaled steroids is not exclusionary. If subjects are prescribed a brief course of oral steroids, the use should be limited to less than 7 days. Use of steroids before apheresis and immune assessment blood draws will affect white blood cell function (wash out period of 1 week).
  • Patients with a known immunodeficiency disease including cellular immunodeficiencies, hypogammaglobulinemia or dysgammaglobulinemia; patients who have acquired, hereditary, or congenital immunodeficiencies. Specific testing is not required, however may be done as clinically indicated.
  • Patients with uncontrolled diseases other than cancer will be excluded.
  • Patients with tumors of low malignant potential, except ovarian pseudomyxoma or with no peritoneal disease at initial diagnosis.
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of nonmelanoma skin cancer, are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last three years. Patients are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy.
  • Evidence of current drug or alcohol abuse or psychiatric impairment, which in the investigator?s opinion will prevent completion of the protocol therapy or follow-up. Specific testing is not required, however may be done as clinically indicated.
  • Any condition that in the opinion of principal investigator (PI) would preclude patient from successfully completing the protocol therapy or follow-up.

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Locations
United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
Contact: Kunle Odunsi    716-845-8376    Kunle.Odunsi@roswellpark.org   
Principal Investigator: Kunle Odunsi         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kunle Odunsi Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03735589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: i 60417
NCI-2018-02337 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
i 60417 ( Other Identifier: Roswell Park Cancer Institute )
P30CA016056 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
P50CA159981 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 8, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2018
Last Verified: November 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs