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Study of Combined SGT-53 Plus Gemcitabine/Nab-Paclitaxel for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02340117
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 16, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 16, 2021
Sponsor:
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SynerGene Therapeutics, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This clinical trial is an open label Phase II study of the combination of intravenously administered SGT-53 and gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, toxicity and efficacy (specifically Progression Free Survival at 5.5 month (PFS5.5mos)) of this combination therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Genetic: SGT-53 Drug: nab-paclitaxel Drug: Gemcitabine Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The p53 is a vital human tumor suppressor gene. Loss of p53 suppressor function is present in the majority of human cancers. The p53 protein has a diverse range of functions including regulation of cell cycle checkpoints, cell death (apoptosis), senescence, DNA repair, maintenance of genomic integrity, and control of angiogenesis. Abnormalities of the p53 gene may impact the efficacy of standard anticancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. P53 mutation and pathway dysfunction are associated with poor clinical outcomes and the presence of the p53 mutation correlates with resistance to chemotherapy and radiation. The development of somatic gene therapy has created the potential to restore wild type function of p53. SGT-53 is a complex of cationic liposome encapsulating a normal human wild type p53 DNA sequence in a plasmid backbone. This complex has been shown to efficiently and specifically deliver the p53 cDNA to the tumor cells. Introduction of the p53 cDNA sequence is expected to restore wtp53 function in the apoptotic pathway. P53 restoration has been shown most effective in enhancing cytotoxicity in combination with an agent which results in DNA damage or initiates apoptosis. This is a Phase II clinical trial of SGT-53 plus the recently approved chemotherapeutic combination of gemcitabine/Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) in patients with confirmed metastatic pancreatic cancer. In addition to determining Progression Free Survival at 5.5 months (PFS5.5mos), this trial will evaluate the response rate, overall survival and time to progression as well as the tolerability and safety of SGT-53 in combination with gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Combined Targeted p53 Gene Therapy (SGT-53) Plus Gemcitabine/Nab-Paclitaxel for Treatment of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2022


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SGT-53 with gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel
A course of therapy will include 7 weeks of treatment. SGT-53, at 3.6 mg DNA/infusion, will be administered bi-weekly on days 1 and 5 in weeks 1-3, weekly on day 3 in week 4, and weekly on day 1 in weeks 5-7. Patients who are responding to treatment may receive two additional courses (7 weeks) of SGT-53/gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel therapy at investigator discretion. If still responding to treatment, they may continue on SGT-53/gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel at investigator discretion with the approval of the sponsor.
Genetic: SGT-53
The dose of SGT-53 will be 3.6 mg DNA/infusion. If necessary, the dose of SGT-53 can be de-escalated to 2.4 mg, 1.2 mg or 0.6 mg DNA per infusion in the event that increased toxicity probably or definitely related to SGT-53 is observed with the combination.

Drug: nab-paclitaxel
The dose of nab-paclitaxel will be 125 mg/m² and will be administered once weekly (day 3) in weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. If increased toxicities related to administration of nab-paclitaxel is observed, the dose of nab-paclitaxel can be reduced to 100 or 75 mg/m² when appropriate.
Other Names:
  • Abraxane ABI-007
  • Albumin-bound paclitaxel

Drug: Gemcitabine
The dose of gemcitabine will be 1000 mg/m² and will be administered once weekly (day 3) in weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7, after the administration of nab-paclitaxel. If increased toxicities related to administration of gemcitabine is observed, the dose of gemcitabine can be reduced to 800 or 600 mg/m² when appropriate.
Other Name: Gemzar




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival (PFS) at 5.5 months [ Time Frame: 5.5 months ]
    PFS5.5mos will be assessed by objective radiographic assessment

  2. Objective response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    ORR will be assessed by objective radiographic assessment using RECIST 1.1 criteria


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Progression free survival (PFS) will be defined as the time from registration until confirmed tumor progression or death, whichever occurs first.

  2. Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Survival will be defined as the time from the date of registration to the date of death (any cause).

  3. Time to disease progression (TTP) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Time to disease progression is defined as the time from registration until confirmed tumor progression, but not including deaths.

  4. Disease control rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
    Disease control rate (SD for ≥16 weeks plus CR and PR) will be analyzed using Kaplan-Meier methods.

  5. Duration of disease control [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Disease control duration is measured from the time of registration until documented confirmed tumor progression.

  6. Adverse events [ Time Frame: Study drug initiation through 30 days after the last dose of study drug or end of treatment, whichever is later. ]
    Safety will be evaluated by the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs), physical examination, laboratory abnormalities during study drug dosing and percentage of patients experiencing dose modifications, interruptions, and/or discontinuation.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologic or cytologic diagnosis of stage IV metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
  • One or more tumors measurable on CT scan.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 1.
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months.
  • Age ≥ 18 years.
  • Signed, written IRB-approved informed consent.
  • A negative pregnancy test (if female and of child-bearing potential).
  • Acceptable liver function:

    • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal
    • AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT) ≤ 3.0 x ULN
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 X ULN
  • Acceptable hematologic status:

    • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1500 cells/mm³
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000 (plt/mm³)
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL
  • Acceptable blood sugar control

    *Fasting glucose value ≤ 160 mg/dL

  • Urinalysis: No clinically significant abnormalities.
  • PT and PTT ≤ 1.5 X ULN
  • For men and women of child-producing potential, willingness to use of effective contraceptive methods during the study.
  • NOT have received any prior cytotoxic chemotherapy or investigational therapy. However, this study may be used as 2nd line treatment of patients who progressed on or were intolerant of 1st line FOLFIRINOX for the primary or metastatic disease. Prior treatment with gemcitabine administered as radiation sensitizer in the adjuvant setting is allowed, provided at least 6 months have elapsed since completion of the last dose and no lingering toxicities are present.
  • They also must NOT have received chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or investigational therapy for the treatment of metastatic disease.
  • Organ function characterized by ≤ Grade 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has received any prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer with the exception of patients who progressed on or were intolerant of 1st line FOLFIRINOX in primary or metastatic disease. Prior treatment with gemcitabine administered as a radiation sensitizer in the adjuvant setting is allowed, provided at least 6 months have elapsed since completion of the last dose and no lingering toxicities are present. Patients who previously had and were treated with standard therapy for non-pancreatic cancer will be evaluated for entry into the trial on a case-by-case basis.
  • New York Heart Association Class III or IV, cardiac disease, myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, unstable arrhythmia, unstable angina (chest pain greater than three times weekly while on therapy), evidence of ischemia on ECG, or abnormal stress echocardiogram with evidence of ischemia, or LVEF < 50%.
  • Active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, requiring systemic therapy.
  • Treated with antibiotics for infection within one week prior to study entry.
  • Fever (> 38.1°C)
  • Have hematological malignancy
  • Have diastolic blood pressure of > 90 mm Hg resting at baseline despite medication.
  • Pregnant or nursing women.
  • Treatment with surgery, or investigational therapy within 28 days prior to study entry or radiation therapy within 6 months prior to study entry.
  • Have received chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or investigational therapy for the treatment of metastatic disease.
  • Unwillingness or inability to comply with procedures required in this protocol.
  • Known infection with HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C.
  • Serious nonmalignant disease that could compromise protocol objectives in the opinion of the Investigator and/or the Sponsor.
  • Patients who are currently receiving any other investigational agent.
  • Patients who are currently taking Coumadin or Coumadin derivatives other than to maintain patency of venous access lines.
  • Receiving systemic steroids or other chronic immunosuppressive medications within 30 days prior to study entry
  • Receiving hematopoietic growth factors on a regular basis
  • Had within six months prior to enrollment any of the following:

    • Cerebrovascular accident
    • Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
  • Have significant baseline neuropathies
  • Requires renal dialysis
  • Had prior exposure to gene vector delivery products
  • Had previously experienced a severe hypersensitivity reaction to gemcitabine or nab-paclitaxel

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02340117


Contacts
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Contact: Referral Office 972-566-3000 referral@marycrowley.org

Locations
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United States, Texas
Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75201
Contact: Alyssa Roth    972-566-3061    aroth@marycrowley.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
SynerGene Therapeutics, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Minal Barve, MD Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center
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Responsible Party: SynerGene Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02340117    
Other Study ID Numbers: SGT53-02-1
First Posted: January 16, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 16, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Paclitaxel
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs