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Temozolomide, Cisplatin, and Nivolumab in People With Colorectal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04457284
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 7, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2022
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This study will test whether the combination of cisplatin, nivolumab, and temozolomide is an effective treatment for in people with advanced and/or metastatic colorectal cancer that is mismatch repair-proficient (MMR-proficient). The researchers will also look at how safe the study drug combination is in participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Drug: Temozolomide (TMZ) Drug: Cisplatin Drug: Nivolumab Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 35 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This will be a two-stage design, single arm, phase II study.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Temozolomide, Cisplatin and Nivolumab in MMR-Proficient Colorectal Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : November 18, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: temozolomide, cisplatin and nivolumab
Subjects will receive oral TMZ at 150-200 mg/m2 day 1 to 5 every 4 weeks, cisplatin via IV infusion at 40 mg/m2 every two weeks (Q2W), and nivolumab via IV infusion at 480 mg every four weeks (Q4W).
Drug: Temozolomide (TMZ)

TMZ 150 mg/m2 Day 1 - 5 Q4W PO Cycle 1

TMZ 200 mg/m2 Day 1 - 5 Q4W PO Cycle 2 +

Drug: Cisplatin
Cisplatin 40 mg/m2 Q2W IV infusion Cycle 1 +

Drug: Nivolumab
Nivolumab 480 mg Q4W IV infusion Cycle 1 +

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    will be evaluated in this study using the new international criteria proposed in RECIST 1.1 [Eur J Ca 45:228-247, 2009]. Changes in the largest diameter (unidimensional measurement) of the tumor and the shortest diameter of malignant lymph nodes are used with the RECIST criteria.

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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:

  • Subject or legally authorized representative is willing and able to provide written informed consent/assent for the trial.
  • Histologically- or cytologically- confirmed colorectal adenocarcinoma.
  • Locally advanced unresectable or metastatic CRC.
  • Undergone testing for MSI/dMMR and determined to be MSS or MMR proficient.
  • Undergone testing for BRAF and POLE and determined to be wild type.
  • Subjects must be refractory to, or intolerant of, at least 2 lines of standard chemotherapy, according to NCCN guidelines for patients eligible for intensive therapy, or have received prior FOLFOXIRI. Patients are considered refractory if progressed within 3 months of last dose, or within 6 months of completing adjuvant FOLFOX/CAPEOX. At a minimum, such therapies should include oxaliplatin, irinotecan and a fluoropyrimidine.
  • At least one index lesion which is measurable based on RECIST 1.1.
  • Be ≥ 18 years of age on day of signing informed consent.
  • Consent for use of archival tissue and blood draws for research purposes.
  • Have an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Demonstrate adequate organ function as defined in Table 6.1, all screening labs should be performed within 28 days of treatment initiation.
  • Adequate organ function, defined as:

    • Absolute Neutrophil Count ≥ 1,500/mcL.
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mcL.
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or CrCl ≥60 mL/min for subjects with creatinine levels >1.5 ULN.
    • WBC ≥ 2000/μL
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL
    • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 × ULN or ≤ 5 × ULN for subjects with liver metastases.
    • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 × ULN or Direct bilirubin ≤ ULN for subjects with bilirubin levels >1.5
    • INR/PT and PTT ≤1.5 X ULN unless on anticoagulant therapy and PT/PTT within therapeutic range.

aCreatinine clearance should be calculated per institutional standard.

  • Adequate method of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or using an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of treatment.
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy (>10 mg/day prednisone, or equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment. Inhaled or topical steroids are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease
  • Prior chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy, or biological therapy, within 2 weeks prior to study Day 1 or who has not recovered (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to a previously administered agent (exc. alopecia).
  • If subject received major surgery, they must have recovered adequately prior to starting therapy.
  • Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment.
  • Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer that has undergone potentially curative therapy.
  • Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Subjects with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are stable (without evidence of progression by imaging for at least four weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment and any neurologic symptoms have returned to baseline), have no evidence of new or enlarging brain metastases, and are not using steroids for at least 7 days prior to trial treatment.
  • Has an active, known or suspected autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 3 months or a documented history of clinically severe autoimmune disease, or a syndrome that requires systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents. Subjects with vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy, type 1 diabetes mellitus are permitted. Subjects that require intermittent use of bronchodilators or local steroid injections would not be excluded from the study. Subjects with hypothyroidism stable on hormone replacement or Sjogren's syndrome will not be excluded from the study.
  • Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy
  • Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the trial, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the trial, or it 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 cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the pre-screening or screening visit through 5 months for females, 7 months for males after the last dose of trial treatment.
  • Prior anti-PD-1, anti-PDL-1, anti-PDL-2, anti-Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways.
  • Has a known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies).
  • Has known active Hepatitis B (e.g., HBsAg reactive) or Hepatitis C (e.g., HCV RNA [qualitative] is detected).
  • Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
  • Subject is a prisoners, or compulsory detained

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04457284

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Contact: Neil Segal, MD, PhD 646-888-4187 segaln@mskcc.org
Contact: Luis Diaz, MD 646-888-4641

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United States, New Jersey
Memoral Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States, 07920
Contact: Neil H. Segal, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Middletown, New Jersey, United States, 07748
Contact: Neil H Segal, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Montvale, New Jersey, United States, 07645
Contact: Neil H Segal, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Commack, New York, United States, 11725
Contact: Neil H Segal, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester (All Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Harrison, New York, United States, 10604
Contact: Neil H Segal,, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (All Protocol Activities) Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Neil Segal, MD,PhD    646-888-4187      
Contact: Luis Diaz, MD    646-888-4641      
Principal Investigator: Neil Segal, MD, PhD         
Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Rockville Centre, New York, United States, 11553
Contact: Neil H Segal, MD, PhD    646-888-4187      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Principal Investigator: Neil Segal, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04457284    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20-202
First Posted: July 7, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2022
Last Verified: August 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center supports the international committee of medical journal editors (ICMJE) and the ethical obligation of responsible sharing of data from clinical trials. The protocol summary, a statistical summary, and informed consent form will be made available on clinicaltrials.gov when required as a condition of Federal awards, other agreements supporting the research and/or as otherwise required. Requests for deidentified individual participant data can be made beginning 12 months after publication and for up to 36 months post publication. Deidentified individual participant data reported in the manuscript will be shared under the terms of a Data Use Agreement and may only be used for approved proposals. Requests may be made to: crdatashare@mskcc.org.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents