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Efficacy of Immunotherapy Plus a Drug in Patients With Progressive Advanced Mucosal Cancer of Different Locations (PEVOsq)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04357873
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 22, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Fondation ARC
ERA-NET
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UNICANCER

Brief Summary:
Interventional study evaluating the efficacy of an immunotherapy (pembrolizumab) in combination with a targeted therapy (vorinostat) in patient with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (localisations : head and neck, lung, cervix, anus, vulva, and penis)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Vulvar Cancer Penile Cancer Cervix Cancer Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Anal Cancer Drug: pembrolizumab; vorinostat Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Open-label, non-randomized, multi-center, basket phase II trial, evaluating the efficacy of pembrolizumab in combination with vorinostat in adult patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of different locations.

Antitumor activity of the combination will be evaluated using the objective response rate (ORR) during treatment (investigator assessment).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 111 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: 6 independent cohorts (head and neck, cervix, lung, anus, vulva, and penis) evaluating the association of pembrolizumab and vorinostat
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Basket Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of a Combination of Pembrolizumab and Vorinostat in Patients With Recurrent and/or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Actual Study Start Date : October 28, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 28, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: pembrolizumab + vorinostat

Pembrolizumab: 200 mg every 3 weeks, up to 35 administrations

Vorinostat: 400 mg once daily, until progression

Drug: pembrolizumab; vorinostat

Pembrolizumab: 200 mg every 3 weeks, up to 35 administrations

Vorinostat: 400 mg once daily, until progression

Other Name: KEYTRUDA; ZOLINZA




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate (ORR), investigator assessment [ Time Frame: From inclusion to first and subsequent tumor assesment or progression, up to 24 months ]
    Investigators will assess the ORR. The ORR is defined in each cohort as the percentage of evaluable patients for ORR, designate as the proportion of patients with best response of complete response (CR) or a partial response (PR) during treatment according to response evaluation criteria in solid tumors version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate (ORR), central assessment [ Time Frame: From inclusion to first and subsequent tumor assesment or progression, up to 36 months ]
    ORR defined as the proportion of patients with best response of CR or PR during treatment, as assessed by a central radiological panel according to RECIST v1.1.

  2. immune Objective Response Rate (iORR), central assessment [ Time Frame: From inclusion to first and subsequent tumor assesment or progression, up to 36 months ]
    ORR defined as the proportion of patients with best response of CR or PR during treatment, as assessed by a central radiological panel according to immune-specific response criteria.

  3. Duration Of Response (DOR) [ Time Frame: From the first assessment of a CR or PR until the date of the first occurrence of PD or death from any cause ]
    DOR will be evaluated in patients with either CR or PR. DOR is defined as the time from the first assessment of a CR or PR until the date of the first occurrence of progressive disease (PD) or death from any cause (if death occurred within predefined period), whichever occurs first.

  4. Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: From inclusion to disease progression or death, up to 36 months ]
    PFS is defined per RECIST v1.1 as the time from inclusion until disease progression (per RECIST v1.1) or death from any cause, whichever occurs first. At the time of analysis, a patient alive and without disease progression will be censored at the date of the last tumor assessment. Patients alive without disease progression who started a new anticancer therapy will be censored at the date of the last tumor assessment prior to the start of the new anticancer therapy.

  5. immune Progression Free Survival (iPFS) [ Time Frame: From inclusion to disease progression or death, up to 36 months ]
    iPFS is defined per immune-specific response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (iRECIST) as the time from inclusion until confirmed disease progression (per iRECIST), or death from any cause, whichever occurs first. At the time of analysis, a patient alive and without progression will be censored at the date of the last tumor assessment. Patients alive without disease progression who started a new anti-cancer therapy will be censored at the date of the last tumor assessment prior to the start of the new anticancer therapy.

  6. Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: From inclusion to death from any cause, up to 36 months ]
    OS is defined as the time from inclusion until death from any cause. Patients who are alive at last follow-up news will be censored at this date.



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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:

  1. Aged ≥18 years old.
  2. Patients with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤1.
  3. Patients must have histologically confirmed recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, cervix, lung, anus, vulva, or penis.
  4. Patients must have radiologically confirmed progressive recurrent and/or metastatic disease.
  5. Patients naive or previously treated for recurrent and/or metastatic disease for which a treatment with an anti-PD1/PD-L1 agents and vorinostat is an acceptable option according to investigator.
  6. Disease amenable to biopsy for study purpose.
  7. Measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1.
  8. Adequate renal function: serum creatinine ≤1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (OR creatinine clearance [Cockcroft and Gault] ≥30 mL/min for participant with creatinine levels >1.5 × ULN) within 14 days prior inclusion.
  9. Adequate liver function: aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels ≤3 × ULN (≤5 ULN when documented liver metastases) and total bilirubin level ≤1.5 × ULN, within 14 days prior inclusion.
  10. Adequate bone marrow function: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1,000/mm³, platelet count ≥100,000/mm³, and hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL, within 14 days prior inclusion.
  11. Adequate coagulation: prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) ≤1.5 × ULN within 14 days prior inclusion If participant is receiving anticoagulant therapy then the PT or activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) should be within the therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulant.
  12. Female of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 72 h before starting study treatment.
  13. Female of childbearing potential, must use "highly effective" methods of contraception for the study duration and for 4 months following the last dose of pembrolizumab and 6 months following the last dose of vorinostat.
  14. Male participants must agree to use an effective contraceptive for the duration of the trial and for at least 4 months after the last the last dose of pembrolizumab and 6 months following the last dose of vorinostat (to allow for effective elimination of the study drugs). Also, they should refrain from donating sperm during this period.
  15. Patients must be willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study including scheduled visits, treatment plan, and laboratory tests.
  16. Patients must be willing and able to comply with other study procedures, including a baseline tumor biopsy and a series of blood samples throughout the study.
  17. Patients able to swallow oral medications.
  18. Patients must be affiliated to a Social Security System (or equivalent).
  19. Patients must have signed a written informed consent prior to any trial-specific procedures. When the patient is physically unable to give their written consent, a trusted person of their choice, independent from the investigator or the sponsor, can confirm in writing the patient's consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior treatment with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents or histone deacetylases (HDAC) inhibitors.
  2. Patients with central nervous system involvement that has not been controlled for >3 months.
  3. Patients with no other site for biopsy than bone lesions.
  4. Patients with other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease which could compromise participation in the study, including uncontrolled diabetes, cardiac disease, uncontrolled hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, ventricular arrhythmias, active ischemic heart disease, myocardial infection within one year, chronic liver or renal disease, active gastrointestinal tract ulceration, severely impaired lung function.
  5. Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV; defined as Hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] reactive) or known active Hepatitis C virus (HCV; defined as HCV RNA detected) virus infection.
  6. History of autoimmune disease with the exception of:

    • (1) Patients with a history of autoimmune hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone,
    • (2) Patients with controlled Type 1 diabetes mellitus on a stable insulin regimen,
    • (3) Patients with eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus, or vitiligo with dermatologic manifestations only (e.g., patients with psoriatic arthritis would be excluded) provided that they meet the following conditions: (i) Rash must cover less than 10% of body surface area; (ii) Disease is well controlled at baseline and only requiring low potency topical steroids; (iii) No acute exacerbations of underlying condition within the previous 12 months (not requiring psoralen plus ultraviolet A radiation [PUVA], methotrexate, retinoid, biologic agents, oral calcineurin inhibitors, high-potency or oral steroids).
  7. History of allogeneic organ or bone marrow transplantation.
  8. History of non-infectious pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis.
  9. Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
  10. 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-Guérin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (eg, FluMist®) are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed.
  11. Known prior severe hypersensitivity to investigational products or its excipients,
  12. Has received prior systemic anti-cancer therapy including investigational agents within 4 weeks [could consider shorter interval for kinase inhibitors or other short half-life drugs] prior to first dose of study treatments.

    Note: Participants must have recovered from all adverse events due to previous therapies to ≤Grade 1 or baseline. Participants with ≤Grade 2 neuropathy may be eligible.

  13. Has received prior radiotherapy within 2 weeks of start of study treatment. Participants must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities, not require corticosteroids, and not have had radiation pneumonitis. A 1-week washout is permitted for palliative radiation (≤2 weeks of radiotherapy) to non-central nervous system disease.
  14. Major surgery within 28 days prior to the first dose of study treatments. Note: Local surgery of isolated lesions for palliative intent is acceptable.
  15. Current or prior use of immunosuppressive medication within 7 days before the first dose of pembrolizumab. The following are exceptions to this criterion:

    • Intranasal, inhaled, topical steroids, or local steroid injections (e.g., intra articular injection),
    • Systemic corticosteroids at physiologic doses ≤10 mg/day of prednisone or its equivalent,
    • Steroids as premedication for hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., CT scan premedication).
  16. Patients using drugs that could have pharmacokinetics interaction with investigational drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, valproic acid, coumarin-derivative anticoagulants, drugs that disrupt electrolyte levels, drugs that may prolong QT.
  17. Pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding.
  18. Patients enrolled in another therapeutic study within 30 days prior to inclusion and during the treatment period. Patients can participate in an independent approved non-interventional studies.
  19. Patients unwilling or unable to comply with the medical follow-up required by the trial because of geographic, familial, social, or psychological reasons.
  20. Persons deprived of their liberty or under protective custody or guardianship

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04357873


Contacts
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Contact: François Legrand 017379732 ext +33 f-legrand@unicancer.fr
Contact: Marta Jimenez m-jimenez@unicancer.fr

Locations
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France
Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest - Site Paul Papin Recruiting
Angers, France
Contact: Frédéric Bigot, MD         
Institut Bergonié Recruiting
Bordeaux, France
Contact: Sophie Cousin         
Centre François Baclesse Recruiting
Caen, France
Contact: Elodie Coquan, MD    02 31 45 50 02    coque@baclesse.unicancer.fr   
Centre Jean Perrin Not yet recruiting
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Contact: Xavier Durando         
Centre George François Leclerc Recruiting
Dijon, France
Contact: François Ghiringhelli         
Centre Oscar Lambret Recruiting
Lille, France
Contact: Cyril Abdeddaim         
Centre Léon Bérard Not yet recruiting
Lyon, France
Contact: Jérome Lafayette, MD         
Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine Recruiting
Nancy, France
Contact: Aurélien Lambert         
Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest (site René Gauducheau) Recruiting
Nantes, France
Contact: Damien Vansteene         
Institut Curie Recruiting
Paris, France
Contact: Christophe Le Tourneau         
Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud - Hospices Civils de Lyon Recruiting
Pierre-Bénite, France
Contact: Benoit You         
Institut Godinot Recruiting
Reims, France
Contact: Aude-Marie Savoye         
Centre Paul Strauss Recruiting
Strasbourg, France
Contact: Christian Borel, MD         
Institut Claudius Regaud Recruiting
Toulouse, France
Contact: Carlos-Alberto Gomez-Roca         
Sponsors and Collaborators
UNICANCER
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Fondation ARC
ERA-NET
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Christophe Le Tourneau, MD Institut Curie
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by UNICANCER:
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Responsible Party: UNICANCER
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04357873    
Other Study ID Numbers: UC-GMP-1908
2019-003839-33 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: April 22, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2021
Last Verified: June 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Individual Participant Data will not be shared at an individual level. Those data will be part of the study database including all enrolled patients.

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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 UNICANCER:
squamous cell carcinoma
squamous cell cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
Anus Neoplasms
Vulvar Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Penile Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anus Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Vulvar Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Male