Study of Safety and Efficacy of Talimogene Laherparepvec With Cisplatin and Radiotherapy for Treatment of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(The changing aetiology of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Amgen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioVex Limited
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01161498
First received: July 12, 2010
Last updated: January 14, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
  Purpose
This study is being conducted to learn about the safety and risks of using talimogene laherparepvec to treat patients with head and neck cancer and to see if talimogene laherparepvec and chemoradiation together can destroy the tumours versus the use of chemoradiation alone. This study may provide information on the usefulness of talimogene laherparepvec combined with chemoradiation as a future treatment for head and neck cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Head and Neck Cancer
Biological: Talimogene Laherparepvec
Radiation: Radiation
Drug: Cisplatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Concurrent Cisplatin & Radiotherapy With Or Without ONCOVEX^GM-CSF In Previously Untreated Patients With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck

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Further study details as provided by BioVex Limited:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 2-year Event-free Survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Event-free survival is defined as the time from randomization until the first evidence of relapse, disease progression (local, regional, metastatic, or second primary), or death from any cause. Because this study was terminated with only 5 participants enrolled, and the study was terminated in the first year, this endpoint was not analyzed.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Objective Response (cOR) [ Time Frame: End of trial; the maximum time on study was 20 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Tumor response was assessed by computed tomography (CT) scan according to a modified version of the revised Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria (version 1.1). Objective response is defined as achieving a clinical partial response (cPR) or complete response (cCR). cCR is defined as disappearance of all baseline lesions. Any pathological lymph nodes must have a reduction in short axis to < 10 mm. cPR is defined as at least a 30% decrease in the sum of diameters of baseline lesions. Progressive disease (PD) is defined as at least a 20% increase in the sum of diameters of baseline lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum on study, and an absolute increase of at least 5 mm, or the appearance of any new lesions.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 patients enrolled, data for this endpoint were summarized in by-patient listings only and the cOR rate was not calculated. Therefore a summary of response at the end of study is reported.


  • Metabolic Complete Response (mCR) [ Time Frame: End of study; the maximum time on study was 20 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Response to therapy was assessed using [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) imaging to detect metabolically active tumors.

    Metabolic complete response (mCR) is defined as complete disappearance of FDG uptake attributable to tumor compared to baseline scan.

    Partial metabolic response (mPR) is defined as a > 40% decrease in specific uptake compared to the initial value in over half of the lesions.

    Disease progression (mPD) is defined as a specific uptake increase in any lesion, appearance of new lesions, or presence of extended areas of disease activity.

    Stable metabolic response (mSD) is defined as a decrease in uptake < 40% of the initial value of over half the lesions.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 patients enrolled, data for this endpoint were summarized in by-patient listings only and the metabolic complete response rate was not calculated. Therefore a summary of metabolic response at end of study is reported.


  • Pathologic Complete Response (mCR) [ Time Frame: Up to Week 20 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Response to therapy was assessed histopathologically from biopsies taken at surgery for those participants who had surgery prior to Week 22.

    If no viable tumor cells were identified in surgical specimens (where the patient had surgery) the patient was classified as having a pathological complete response (pCR), and if viable tumor cells were identified, the patient was classified as having an incomplete pathologic response.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 patients enrolled, data for this endpoint were summarized in by-patient listings only and the pathologic complete response rate was not calculated. Therefore a summary of participants with a pathologic complete response before the end of study is reported.


  • Time to Locoregional Failure [ Time Frame: Up to 27 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Locoregional failure is defined as disease progression in the head and neck area at any time following completion of chemoradiotherapy.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 subjects enrolled, time to locoregional failure was not analyzed.


  • Time to Distant Failure [ Time Frame: Up to 27 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Distant failure is defined as disease progression at any site other than the head and neck area at any time following completion of chemoradiotherapy.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 participants enrolled, time to distant failure was not analyzed.


  • Time to Any Failure [ Time Frame: Up to 27 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Any failure is defined as disease progression at any site at any time following completion of chemoradiotherapy.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 participants enrolled, time to any failure was not analyzed.


  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years after chemoradiotherapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Overall survival is defined as the time from randomization to death from any cause.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 participants enrolled, overall survival was not analyzed.


  • Disease-specific Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years after chemoradiotherapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Disease-specific survival is defined as the time from randomization to death of the patient due to the cancer under study.

    Because this study was terminated with 5 participants enrolled, disease-specific survival was not analyzed.


  • Participants With N1-2 Disease at Baseline Requiring Neck Dissection [ Time Frame: Weeks 19 - 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants with Baseline Nl or N2 disease (lymph node metastasis not more than 6 cm in greatest dimension) with persistent disease as determined at the post chemoradiotherapy assessment of response were to proceed to neck dissection as permitted by the institution no later than Week 22. Since this study terminated prematurely neck dissection data were not collected or analyzed.


Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Radiation/Cisplatin
Participants received cisplatin (100 mg/m²) administered intravenously on Days 0, 21, and 42. Radiation was administered concurrently with cisplatin in 35 fractions over a 7-week period.
Radiation: Radiation
70 grays of radiation administered in 35 fractions over 7 weeks
Drug: Cisplatin
Administered by intravenous infusion
Experimental: Talimogene Laherparepvec + Radiation/Cisplatin
The first dose of talimogene laherparepvec was up to 8 mL total volume (up to 4 mL per lesion) at 10⁶ plaque-forming units (PFU)/mL, administered into all injectable affected nodes on Day 0. Subsequent doses were up to 8 mL total volume (up to 4 mL per lesion) at 10⁸ PFU/mL on Days 21, 42, and 63. Participants also received cisplatin (100 mg/m²) administered intravenously on Days 0, 21, and 42 and radiation administered concurrently in 35 fractions over a 7-week period.
Biological: Talimogene Laherparepvec
Administered by intratumoral injection
Other Names:
  • OncoVEX^GM-CSF
  • IMLYGIC
Radiation: Radiation
70 grays of radiation administered in 35 fractions over 7 weeks
Drug: Cisplatin
Administered by intravenous infusion

Detailed Description:
The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatment with chemoradiation (CRT) plus talimogene laherparepvec compared to CRT alone in previously untreated patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) for which surgical resection is not clinical indicated. The efficacy endpoints of the study aim to demonstrate overall clinical benefit for patients treated with talimogene laherparepvec as compared to CRT alone.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female ≥ 18 years
  2. Eastern Co-Operative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status ≤ 1
  3. Histological evidence (from the primary lesion and/or lymph nodes) of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx
  4. Stage III or IV disease (T2N2-3M0, T3-4N1-3M0)
  5. No evidence of distant metastases by computed tomography (CT) or positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan
  6. Life expectancy > 4 months
  7. Neutrophil count ≥ 2,000/mm^3
  8. Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  9. Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL
  10. Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  11. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  12. Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  13. Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min
  14. Female patients of child-bearing potential (i.e. not surgically sterile, or not having spontaneous amenorrhea for at least 12 months) must agree to use an effective form of contraception during the treatment phase of the study.
  15. Male patients must agree to use a condom with spermicide or their female partner must use an effective method of birth control.
  16. Provide written informed consent in accordance with all applicable regulations and follow the study procedures. Patients must be capable of understanding the investigational nature, potential risks and benefits of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior treatment for locally advanced SCCHN (No prior surgery for SCCHN except nodal sampling or biopsy for study disease).
  2. Patients with T1-2N1 or T1N2-3.
  3. Pre-existing peripheral neuropathy ≥ Grade 2 (motor or sensory).
  4. Weight loss > 20% of body weight within 3 months of screening (unless purposeful).
  5. Surgery ≤ 28 days before randomization with the exception of feeding tube placement, dental extractions, central venous catheter placement, biopsies and nodal sampling.
  6. Cancer of the nasopharynx, sinus, salivary gland or skin.
  7. Previous radical radiation therapy (RT) to the head and neck region, excluding superficial RT for a non-melanomatous skin cancer.
  8. Prior cancers, except: those diagnosed > 5 years ago with no evidence of disease recurrence and clinical expectation of recurrence of less than 5%; or successfully treated non-melanoma skin cancer; or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  9. Significant intercurrent illness that will interfere with the chemotherapy or radiation therapy such as human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection, cardiac failure, pulmonary compromise (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia or respiratory decompensation) resulting in hospitalization within 12 months of screening, or active infection.
  10. Any significant cardiac disease (e.g., New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class 3 or 4; myocardial infarction within the past 6 months; unstable angina; coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) within the past 6 months; or uncontrolled atrial or ventricular cardiac arrhythmias..
  11. High risk for poor compliance with therapy or follow up as assessed by the investigator.
  12. Active herpes labialis, other lesions due to herpes simplex virus type I (HSV1) or dermatoses involving or within 50 cm of the lesions to be injected; active HSV1 lesions must have resolved before talimogene laherparepvec is injected.
  13. Prior systemic chemotherapy for any type of cancer.
  14. Patients for whom radiation therapy is contraindicated.
  15. Pregnant or breast-feeding female. Confirmation that women of child-bearing potential are not pregnant. A negative serum β- human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) pregnancy test result must be obtained during the screening period.
  16. Currently enrolled and receiving an investigational agent in a clinical research study or received an investigational agent for any reason within 4 weeks prior to screening.
  17. Require intermittent or chronic treatment with an anti-herpetic drug (e.g., acyclovir), other than intermittent topical use.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01161498

Locations
United States, Indiana
Investigative Clinical Research of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46260
United States, Kentucky
James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
United States, Ohio
Gabrail Cancer Center
Canton, Ohio, United States, 44718
United States, South Carolina
Medical Univesity of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Virginia
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
United Kingdom
The Royal Marsden Hospital
London, United Kingdom, SE1 7EH
Sponsors and Collaborators
BioVex Limited
Amgen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harrington, MD Royal Marsden, UK
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: BioVex Limited
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01161498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 006/09  20110130 
Study First Received: July 12, 2010
Results First Received: November 12, 2015
Last Updated: January 14, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by BioVex Limited:
squamous cell
OncoVEX^GM-CSF
Oncovex
chemoradiation
Cisplatin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Cisplatin
Antineoplastic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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