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A Study of Avelumab in Penile Cancer Who Are Unfit for or Have Progressed After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03391479
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 5, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Health Network, Toronto

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 29, 2017
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 5, 2018
Last Update Posted Date October 30, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE August 15, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date February 1, 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 29, 2017)
Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 29, 2017)
  • Progression-free Survival Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Overall Survival Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Study of Avelumab in Penile Cancer Who Are Unfit for or Have Progressed After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase 2, Multi-centre, Open-label Study of Avelumab (MSB0010718C) in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Penile Cancer Patients Unfit for Platinum-based Chemotherapy or Progressed On or After Platinum-based Chemotherapy
Brief Summary

This is a phase 2 study whose purpose is see how useful investigational drug, avelumab, is in patients with locally advanced or metastatic penile cancer who are unfit for or progressed on platinum-based chemotherapy.

The usefulness of avelumab in this study population will be determined by anti-tumor activity assessed by objective response rate.

Avelumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and blocks its communication with another protein called programmed death protein 1 (PD-1). The communication of these proteins are thought to be important in the growth of tumors. Blocking these proteins from communicating may stop or shrink tumors.

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Penile Cancer
  • Advanced Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Avelumab
    Avelumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody (mAb) of the immunoglobulin (Ig) G1 isotype. Avelumab selectively binds to programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and competitively blocks its interaction with programmed death protein 1 (PD-1).
  • Other: Best Supportive Care
    As required.
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Avelumab and Best Supportive Care

Avelumab will be given intravenously (by vein) at a dose of 10 mg/kg, once every 2 weeks

Best supportive care will be provided as required.

  • Drug: Avelumab
  • Other: Best Supportive Care
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 29, 2017)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE February 2, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date February 1, 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
  • Measurable disease per Immune-related Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (iRECIST)
  • Unresectable/metastatic disease that is unfit for platinum-based chemotherapy OR disease that has progressed on or after treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy
  • ≥18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0-2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior immunotherapy with IL-2, IFN-α, or an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or CTLA-4 antibody (including ipilimumab), or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or immune checkpoint pathways
  • Major surgery ≤4 weeks or major radiation therapy ≤2 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Known symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases requiring steroids
  • Active autoimmune disease that might deteriorate when receiving an immunostimulatory agent
  • Diagnosis of prior immunodeficiency or organ transplant requiring immunosuppressive therapy
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Gender Based Eligibility: Yes
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Srikala Sridhar, M.D. 416-946-4501 ext 2662
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Canada
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03391479
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 17-6013
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party University Health Network, Toronto
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University Health Network, Toronto
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Srikala Sridhar, M.D. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
PRS Account University Health Network, Toronto
Verification Date October 2019

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