DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 Fusion Protein CDX-1401and Decitabine in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This phase I trial studies the side effects and immune response to DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 fusion protein CDX-1401 and decitabine in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia. DEC-205-NY-ESO-1 fusion protein, called CDX-1401, is a full length NY-ESO-1 protein sequence fused to a monoclonal antibody against DEC-205, a surface marker present on many immune stimulatory cells. This drug is given with another substance called PolyICLC, which acts to provoke any immune stimulatory cells which encounter the NY-ESO-1-DEC-205 fusion protein to produce an immune response signal against NY-ESO-1. Immune cells which have thus been primed to react against NY-ESO-1 may then attack myelodysplastic or leukemic cells which express NY-ESO-1 after exposure to the drug decitabine. The chemotherapy drug decitabine is thought to act in several different ways, first, it may directly kill cancer cells, secondly, the drug can cause cancer cells to re-express genes that are turned off by the cancer, including the gene for NY-ESO-1. Giving DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 fusion protein (CDX-1401) and polyICLC together with decitabine may allow the immune system to more effectively recognize cancer cells and kill them.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Alkylating Agent-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts in Transformation
Biological: DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 Fusion Protein CDX-1401
Drug: Poly ICLC
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase I Study of DEC205mAb-NY-ESO-1 Fusion Protein (CDX-1401) Given With Adjuvant PoIylCLC in Conjunction With 5-Aza-2'Deoxycytidine (Decitabine) in Patients With MDS or Low Blast Count AML|
- Incidence of toxicity graded according to National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after last dose of study treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Toxicity rates will be described using upper one-sided 95% Clopper Pearson binomial confidence intervals.
- Change in immune and molecular epigenetic response [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Summarized by descriptive statistics (means, medians, quartiles, etc.) Confidence intervals will be constructed for the median and the mean. Exploratory graphical analysis will be used to discover associations among variables. The statistical significance of the change in marker values resulting from treatment will be assessed using the (paired sample) Wilcoxon Signed Rank test.
|Study Start Date:||July 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Treatment (CDX-1401, decitabine)
Patients receive DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 fusion protein CDX-1401 SC and ID and poly-ICLC SC on day -14 and day 15 of courses 1-4. Patients also receive decitabine IV over 1 hour on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 Fusion Protein CDX-1401
Given SC and ID
Other Name: CDX-1401Drug: Poly ICLC
Other Name: HiltonolDrug: Decitabine
Other Names:Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
I. Evaluate the safety of Anti-DEC-205-NY-ESOI (CDX-1401) fusion protein (DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 fusion protein CDX-1401) given in combination with decitabine 20 mg/m^2 intravenously.
I. To evaluate NY-ESO-1 specific cellular and humoral immunity by determination of NY-ESO-1 specific antibody, and T-cell clones following standard treatment with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (decitabine) in conjunction with immune sensitization with Anti-DEC 205-NY-ESO-I fusion protein (CDX-1401).
II. To determine the impact of decitabine treatment on peripheral blood cells from patients treated in this manner on NY-ESO-1 target gene expression, NY-ESO protein expression, NY-ESO-1 promoter methylation, and global deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation.
I. To record the response rate (complete response, partial response and hematological improvement) in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or low blast count acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients treated with the combination in order to provide descriptive characteristics.
Patients receive DEC-205/NY-ESO-1 fusion protein CDX-1401 subcutaneously (SC) and intradermally (ID) and poly-ICLC subcutaneously (SC) on day -14 and day 15 of courses 1-4. Patients also receive decitabine intravenously (IV) over 1 hour on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 30, 60, 90, and 180 days.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01834248
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute||Recruiting|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263|
|Contact: Roswell Park 877-275-7724 ASKRPCI@roswellpark.org|
|Principal Investigator: Elizabeth A. Griffiths|
|Principal Investigator:||Elizabeth Griffiths||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|