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A Study of Combination Treatment With HF10 and Ipilimumab in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02272855
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 23, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 26, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Takara Bio Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if HF10 in combination with ipilimumab is effective in patients with stages IIIB, IIIC, or IV unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Melanoma Biological: HF10 plus Ipilimumab Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The study is designed to assess efficacy and safety with repeated administration of intratumoral injections of HF10 at 1x10^7 TCID50/mL in combination with intravenous infusions of 3mg/kg ipilimumab. This is a single arm, open label Phase II trial, to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of HF10 treatment in combination with administration of the immunologic checkpoint inhibitor, ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody). The study population will include patients with Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV unresectable or metastatic malignant melanoma who are ipilimumab-eligible.

Patients will receive the dose of 1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL HF10 (for a total of 6 injections; the first 4 injections at 1-week intervals; the remaining 2 injections at 3-week intervals) + ipilimumab at 3 mg/kg ipilimumab (for a total of 4 intravenous infusions, each administered at 3-week intervals).

Following combination therapy, patients may continue to receive the same dose level of HF10 (1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL) alone for up to an additional 13 injections (total of 19 injections = 1 year) if they have tolerated the study treatment, are responding, have stable disease, or have progressive disease that is not clinically significant in the judgment of the Investigator.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 46 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Combination Treatment With HF10, a Replication-competent HSV-1 Oncolytic Virus, and Ipilimumab in Patients With Stage IIIB, Stage IIIC, or Stage IV Unresectable or Metastatic Malignant Melanoma
Actual Study Start Date : April 30, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2018

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Melanoma
MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
Drug Information available for: Ipilimumab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: HF10 plus ipilimumab Biological: HF10 plus Ipilimumab
Patients will receive the dose of 1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL HF10 (for a total of 6 injections; the first 4 injections at 1-week intervals; the remaining 2 injections at 3-week intervals) and ipilimumab at 3 mg/kg ipilimumab (for a total of 4 intravenous infusions, each administered at 3-week intervals).
Other Name: YERVOY (for ipilimumab)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Best overall response rate (BORR) [ Time Frame: at 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse Event Summaries, Vital Signs, and Laboratory Parameters as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: until Week 24 ]
    Adverse events will be evaluated according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE version 4.0).

  2. Objective response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: at Weeks 12, 18, and 24 ]
  3. Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: for 1 year ]
  4. Durable response rate (DRR) [ Time Frame: for 1 year ]
  5. 1-year survival rate [ Time Frame: at 1 year ]
  6. Accumulation of Lymphocytes in the Tumor by using Core Biopsy Samples [ Time Frame: pre-treatment screening and Week 24 ]
  7. Change in Cytokine Profiles by using Peripheral Blood Samples [ Time Frame: pre-treatment screening and Week 24 ]

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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:

  1. Patients must have Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma, which is unresectable/unresected or histologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic malignant melanoma.
  2. Patients must have measurable non-visceral lesion(s) that are evaluable by the modified World Health Organization (mWHO) criteria and immune-related response criteria (irRC).
  3. Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age.
  4. Patients must have a life expectancy ≥ 24 weeks.
  5. Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2.
  6. Patients must have adequate hepatic function, defined as

    • Total bilirubin levels ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal [ULN] (except for patients with Gilbert's Syndrome, who must have a total bilirubin of less than 3.0 mg/dL)
    • AST/ALT levels ≤ 2.5 x ULN, or ≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastases are present.
  7. Patients must have adequate renal function, defined as serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or creatinine clearance (calculated) ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine > 1.5 x ULN.
  8. Patients must have adequate bone marrow function, defined as

    • Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/µL and
    • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/ µL
  9. Patients must have no known bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy that would make intratumoral injection or biopsy unsafe.
  10. Patients must be ipilimumab-eligible. (This includes: 1) patients previously untreated with ipilimumab; 2) patients previously treated (more than 1 year previously) with ipilimumab using a route of administration other than intravenous infusion; and 3) patients previously treated with antitumor agents other than intravenous ipilimumab).
  11. Men and women of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception from the time of consent through 30 days after final study treatment.
  12. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within one week prior to start of treatment.
  13. Patients must be able to understand and willing to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks of injection of HF10, or history of Grade 4 adverse events or presence of adverse events Grade 2 or greater, except alopecia, resulting from anticancer agents administered more than 4 weeks prior to HF10 injection.
  2. Patients receiving anti-herpes medication within 1 week prior to initiating HF10 treatment.
  3. Patients with a history of significant tumor bleeding, or coagulation or bleeding disorders.
  4. Patients with target tumors that could potentially invade a major vascular structure (e.g., innominate artery, carotid artery), based on unequivocal imaging findings.
  5. Patients with Grade 2 or greater pre-existing neurologic abnormalities (CTCAE version 4.0), including Grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy caused by previous treatments.
  6. Patients with clinically evident Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are excluded.
  7. Medical history of autoimmune disease (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) or other diseases requiring systemic glucocorticoid or immunosuppressive therapy.
  8. Patients who were previously treated with ipilimumab administered by intravenous infusion.
  9. Concurrent use of any other investigational agents.
  10. Patients with active CNS metastases or carcinomatous meningitis, except patients with CNS lesions that have been treated and have no evidence of progression in the brain on CT/MRI for ≥ 3 months.
  11. Pregnant or breastfeeding women; women desiring to become pregnant within the timeframe of the study are also excluded.
  12. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, as determined by the investigator.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02272855

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United States, California
Clinical Site
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
United States, Georgia
Clinical Site
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Oregon
Clinical Site
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Pennsylvania
Clinical Site
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, 18015
Clinical Site
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
United States, Texas
Clinical Site
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Clinical Site
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
Clinical Site
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Sponsors and Collaborators
Takara Bio Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Robert Andtbacka University of Utah
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Takara Bio Inc. Identifier: NCT02272855    
Other Study ID Numbers: T14-10682
First Posted: October 23, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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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 Takara Bio Inc.:
Oncolytic virus
Phase II
Stage IIIB melanoma
Stage IIIC melanoma
Stage IV melanoma
Unresectable malignant melanoma
Metastatic malignant melanoma
Combination treatment
Intratumoral injection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action