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Multicenter Phase 1b Trial Testing the Neoadjuvant Combination of Domatinostat, Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in IFN-gamma Signature-low and IFN-gamma Signature-high RECIST 1.1-measurable Stage III Cutaneous or Unknown Primary Melanoma (DONIMI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04133948
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
4SC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Netherlands Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

DONIMI is a phase 1b trial testing the combination of domatinostat + nivolumab or nivolumab monotherapy in IFN-gamma signature high patients and of domatinostat + nivolumab or domatinostat + nivolumab + ipilimumab in IFN-gamma signature low patients with de-novo or recurrent macroscopic stage III cutaneous or unknown primary melanoma.

The trial will include 45 stage III cutaneous or unknown primary melanoma patients with RECIST 1.1 measurable de-novo or recurrent disease (short axis lymph node metastasis ≥1.5cm).

NanoString IFN-gamma signature high patients will be randomized to be treated pre-surgically for 6 weeks with nivolumab (arm A; 10 patients) or domatinostat + nivolumab (arm B; 10 patients).

IFN-gamma signature low patients will be randomized to be treated pre-surgically for 6 weeks with domatinostat + nivolumab (arm C; 10 patients) or domatinostat + nivolumab + ipilimumab (arm D; 15 patients). Patients will be stratified according to center.

Post-surgery (starting at week 12), the patients will start with adjuvant nivolumab or pembrolizumab for 52 weeks according to institute's standard. BRAF V600E/K mutation positive patients with no pathologic response after neoadjuvant therapy may also receive adjuvant BRAF + MEK inhibition if commercially available and according to the patient's and the treating physician's decision.

Follow-up after the adjuvant therapy will be for 2 years, according to the institutes' standard.

Toxicity and pathologic response rates will be descriptive. In case of 2/5 or 4/10 patients not undergoing their lymph node dissection at week 6 +/- 1 week due to treatment related toxicity, this arm will be declared unfeasible.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Melanoma Stage III Drug: Domatinostat Drug: Nivolumab Drug: Ipilimumab Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter Phase 1b Trial Testing the Neoadjuvant Combination of Domatinostat, Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in IFN-gamma Signature-low and IFN-gamma Signature-high RECIST 1.1-measurable Stage III Cutaneous or Unknown Primary Melanoma
Estimated Study Start Date : December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2024

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
For IFN-gamma high patients: patients will receive pre-surgically 2 courses nivolumab 240 mg (q3weeks)
Drug: Nivolumab
2 courses nivolumab 240 mg q3weeks

Experimental: B
For IFN-gamma high patients: patients will receive pre-surgically 2 courses nivolumab 240 mg (q3weeks) + domatinostat 200 mg BID, on days 1-14 (q3weeks)
Drug: Domatinostat

Patients in arm B and C will receive domatinostat 200 mg BID, days 1-14 q3weeks.

Patients in arm D will start with once daily (OD) dosing scheme of domatinostat 200mg, d1-14 q3wks. Based on safety data of the first 5 patients in this arm, the next patients will be treated with either a higher dosing scheme (200mg BID, d1-14, q3wks), a lower dosing scheme (100mg OD, d1-14, q3wks) or the same dosing scheme (200mg OD, d1-14, q3wks).


Drug: Nivolumab
2 courses nivolumab 240 mg q3weeks

Experimental: C
For IFN-gamma low patients: patients will receive pre-surgically 2 courses nivolumab 240 mg (q3weeks) + domatinostat 200 mg BID, on days 1-14 (q3weeks)
Drug: Domatinostat

Patients in arm B and C will receive domatinostat 200 mg BID, days 1-14 q3weeks.

Patients in arm D will start with once daily (OD) dosing scheme of domatinostat 200mg, d1-14 q3wks. Based on safety data of the first 5 patients in this arm, the next patients will be treated with either a higher dosing scheme (200mg BID, d1-14, q3wks), a lower dosing scheme (100mg OD, d1-14, q3wks) or the same dosing scheme (200mg OD, d1-14, q3wks).


Drug: Nivolumab
2 courses nivolumab 240 mg q3weeks

Experimental: D
For IFN-gamma low patients: patients will receive pre-surgically 2 courses nivolumab 240 mg (q3weeks) + ipilimumab 80 mg (q3weeks) + domatinostat. Patients in arm D will start with once daily (OD) dosing scheme of domatinostat 200 mg, on days 1-14 (q3weeks). Based on safety data of the first 5 patients in this arm, the next patients will be treated with either a higher dosing scheme (200 mg BID, days 1-14, q3weeks), a lower dosing scheme (100 mg OD, days 1-14, q3weeks), or the same dosing scheme (200 mg OD, days 1-14, q3weeks).
Drug: Domatinostat

Patients in arm B and C will receive domatinostat 200 mg BID, days 1-14 q3weeks.

Patients in arm D will start with once daily (OD) dosing scheme of domatinostat 200mg, d1-14 q3wks. Based on safety data of the first 5 patients in this arm, the next patients will be treated with either a higher dosing scheme (200mg BID, d1-14, q3wks), a lower dosing scheme (100mg OD, d1-14, q3wks) or the same dosing scheme (200mg OD, d1-14, q3wks).


Drug: Nivolumab
2 courses nivolumab 240 mg q3weeks

Drug: Ipilimumab
2 courses ipilimumab 80 mg q3weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of patients as measured by the adherence to the timelines in the study protocol [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    A treatment arm will be declared as not safe if 8/10 patients develop gr 3-4 adverse events or if 2/10 patients develop longlasting (>6 months) gr 3-4 adverse events.

  2. Feasability of patients as measured by the adherence to the timelines in the study protocol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    A treatment arm will be declared as not feasible if 2/5 or 4/10 patients cannot adhere to the planned time of surgery (week 6 +/- 1 week) due to treatment related adverse events.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pathologic response rates (pPR, near-pCR, and pCR). [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  2. Frequency of treatment-related toxicities as measured according to CTCAE 5.0. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  3. Radiologic response rate according to RECIST 1.1 criteria [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  4. Relapse Free Survival (RFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  5. RNA signatures associated with pathologic response and RFS for each arm (by RNAseq and NanoString gene expression analysis). [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  6. Changes in immune infiltrates/markers at week 3 and/or 6 compared to baseline by NanoString DSP technology or alternative immunohistochemistry analysis. [ Time Frame: At week 3 and/or 6 ]
  7. Inter-arm comparison of the expansion of tumor-resident T cell clones, as measured by TCR sequencing of the baseline tumor-biopsy and PBMC samples from baseline week 3 and week 6. [ Time Frame: At week 3 and/or 6 ]
  8. Feces microbiome diversity analyses and its correlation with pathologic response and toxicities. [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  9. Quality of life as measured by EORTC QLQ C30 [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  10. Quality of life as measured by the the Melanoma Subscale and Melanoma Surgery Subscale of FACT-M [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  11. Quality of life as measured by the Cancer Worry Scale [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  12. Quality of life as measured by HADS questionnaire [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  13. Quality of life as measured by EQ-5D-5L [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  14. Quality of life as measured by the immunotherapy-specific questionnaire [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]
  15. Quality of life as measured by an assessment of work performance. [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after treatment ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults at least 18 years of age.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Performance Status 0 or 1.
  • Cytologically or histologically confirmed resectable stage III cutaneous melanoma (unknown primary also allowed) with one or more macroscopic lymph node metastases (measurable according to RECIST 1.1), that can be biopsied, and no history of in-transit metastases within the last 6 months.
  • No other malignancies, except adequately treated and a cancer-related life-expectancy of more than 5 years.
  • Patient willing to undergo quadruple tumor biopsies and extra blood withdrawal during screening, week 3 and in case of relapse.
  • The biopsies at screening should contain at least 30% tumor cells in order to get a reliable IFN-gamma signature
  • No immunosuppressive medications within 6 months prior trial registration.
  • Screening laboratory values must meet the following criteria: WBC ≥ 2.0x109/L, Neutrophils ≥1.5x109/L, Platelets ≥100 x109/L, Hemoglobin ≥5.5 mmol/L, Creatinine ≤1.5x ULN, AST ≤ 1.5 x ULN, ALT ≤ 1.5 x ULN, Bilirubin ≤1.5 X ULN.
  • Normal LDH.
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 24 hours prior to the start of ipilimumab + nivolumab.
  • Patient is capable of understanding and complying with the protocol requirements and has signed the Informed Consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

Distantly metastasized melanoma

  • Uveal or mucosal melanoma.
  • History of in-transit metastases within the last 6 months.
  • No measurable lymph node lesion according to RECIST 1.1.
  • Subjects with any active autoimmune disease or a documented history of autoimmune disease, or history of syndrome that required systemic steroids or immunosuppressive medications, except for subjects with vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy.
  • Patients with any active gastrointestinal disorder that could interfere with the absorption of domatinostat (as per judgement of the investigator), such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diabetic gastroparesis, or other syndromes characterized by malabsorption.
  • Prior CTLA-4 or PD-1/PD-L1 targeting immunotherapy.
  • Prior targeted therapy targeting BRAF and/or MEK.
  • Prior radiotherapy.
  • Patients will be excluded if they test positive for hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBV sAg) or hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid (HCV antibody), indicating acute or chronic infection; if treated and being at least one year free from HCV patients are allowed to participate.
  • Patients will be excluded if they have known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
  • Allergies and Adverse Drug Reaction:

    • History of allergy to study drug components;
    • History of severe hypersensitivity reaction to any monoclonal antibody.
  • Underlying medical conditions that, in the Investigator's opinion, will make the administration of study drug hazardous or obscure the interpretation of toxicity or adverse events.
  • Patients with a marked baseline prolongation of QT/QTc interval, e.g., repeated demonstration of a QTc interval >450 msec (Grade 1 NCI-CTCAE); Long-QT-Syndrome) and patients receiving agents known to prolong the QT interval and known risk of Torsades de Pointes.
  • Patients with significant current cardiovascular disease including:

    • Unstable angina pectoris within 6 months prior to screening
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
    • Congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV) related to primary cardiac disease
    • Conditions requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy (patients with status post pace maker implantation can be included)
    • Symptomatic ischemic or severe valvular heart disease, or a myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to the trial entry
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating
  • Use of other investigational drugs before study drug administration 30 days and 5 half-times before trial registration.

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04133948


Contacts
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Contact: Christian Blank, Prof. +31205129111 c.blank@nki.nl
Contact: Irene Reijers, MD +31205129111 i.reijers@nki.nl

Locations
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Netherlands
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066CX
Contact: Christian Blank, Prof.    +31205129111    c.blank@nki.nl   
Contact: Irene Reijers, MD    +31205129111    i.reijers@nki.nl   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
4SC
Investigators
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Study Chair: Christian Blank, Prof. Medical oncologist/researcher

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Responsible Party: The Netherlands Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04133948    
Other Study ID Numbers: M19DON
First Posted: October 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 22, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by The Netherlands Cancer Institute:
Melanoma
Neo-adjuvant
Domatinostat
Nivolumab
Ipilimumab
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Interferon-gamma
Nivolumab
Ipilimumab
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents