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Nivolumab and HPV-16 Vaccination in Patients With HPV-16 Positive Incurable Solid Tumors

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: NCT02426892
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2021
ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if nivolumab combined with ISA101 can help to control cancer that has spread. The safety of the study drugs will also be studied.

This is an investigational study. ISA101 is not FDA approved or commercially available. It is currently being used for research purposes only. Nivolumab is FDA approved to treat certain types of melanoma in patients who no longer respond to other drugs. Combining ISA101 with nivolumab is investigational. The study doctor can explain how the study drugs are designed to work.

Up to 28 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Solid Tumors Biological: ISA 101 Drug: Nivolumab Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Nivolumab and HPV-16 Vaccination in Patients With HPV-16-Positive Incurable Solid Tumors
Actual Study Start Date : December 23, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 30, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : November 30, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaccines
Drug Information available for: Nivolumab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ISA101 + Nivolumab

HPV-16 vaccination (ISA 101) administered subcutaneously at 100 mcg for a total of 3 doses at 3 to 4 weeks intervals starting on Day 1.

Nivolumab administered intravenously at 3 mg/kg every 2 weeks beginning on day 8 after the first vaccine dose.

There are 3 weeks in Cycle 1 and 2 weeks in Cycles 2 and beyond.

Biological: ISA 101
100 mcg administered subcutaneously for a total of 3 doses at 3 to 4 weeks intervals starting on Day 1.

Drug: Nivolumab
3 mg/kg administered by vein every 2 weeks beginning on Day 8 after the first vaccine dose.
Other Names:
  • BMS-936558
  • Opdivo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
    ORR defined as sum of subjects with a complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) divided by number of evaluable subjects at 11 weeks from start of treatment. RECIST 1.1 criteria used for assessment.

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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. Signed Written Informed Consent: a. Subjects must have signed and dated an IRB/IEC approved written informed consent form in accordance with regulatory and institutional guidelines. This must be obtained before the performance of any protocol related procedures that are not part of normal subject care. b) Subjects must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment schedule, laboratory tests and other requirements of the study.
  2. Target Population: a. Men and women >/= 18 years of age. b. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of </= 1. c. Subjects with histologically- or cytologically-documented incurable Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-16 positive solid tumors including oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile cancer. Incurable HPV-16 solid tumors are defined as tumors which are not curable by salvage approaches including resection and/or re-irradiation. HPV-16 serotype will be assessed by Cervista assay.
  3. Target Population: Subjects can be treatment naïve for metastatic or incurable locally advanced HPV-16 positive solid tumors or can have one prior line of treatment.Patients are eligible upon progression after definitive local treatment (usually concurrent chemoradiation) if they are not candidates for salvage surgery or re-irradiation. Patients are also eligible after progression on first line chemotherapy for recurrent disease.
  4. Target Population: d. Subjects must have measurable disease by CT or MRI per RECIST 1.1 criteria; Radiographic Tumor Assessment performed within 28 days of study inclusion. e. Target lesions may be located in a previously irradiated field if there is documented (radiographic) disease progression in that site. f. Subject entering the study will need to consent for mandatory biopsy at study entrance and as an optional procedure at week 11 and at progression for biomarker evaluation. Biopsy should be excisional, incisional or core needle. Fine needle aspiration is insufficient. g. Prior radiotherapy or radiosurgery must have been completed at least 2 weeks prior to start.
  5. Target Population: h. All baseline laboratory requirements will be assessed and should be obtained within -14 days of study registration. Screening laboratory values must meet the following criteria: i) WBCs >/= 2000/uL; ii) Neutrophils >/= 1500/uL; iii) Platelets >/= 100 x 10^3/uL; iv) Hemoglobin >/= 9.0 g/dL; v) Serum creatinine of </= 1.5 X ULN or creatinine clearance > 40 mL/minute (using Cockcroft/Gault formula). Female CrCl= (140- age in years) x weight in kg x 0.85 72 x serum creatinine in mg/ dL. Male CrCl= (140- age in years) x weight in kg x 1.00 72 x serum creatinine in mg/ dL; vi) AST </= 1.5X ULN; vii) ALT </= 1.5X ULN; viii) Total bilirubin </= ULN (except subjects with Gilbert Syndrome who must have total bilirubin <3.0 mg/dl).
  6. Age and Reproductive Status: a) Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must use method(s) of contraception for 30 days + 5 half-lives (60 days) of the study drugs. For a teratogenic study drug and/or when there is insufficient information to assess teratogenicity (preclinical studies have not been done), a highly effective method(s) of contraception (failure rate of less than 1% per year) is required. Highly effective birth control in this study is defined as a double barrier method. Examples include a condom (with spermicide) in combination with a diaphragm, cervical cap, or intrauterine device (IUD). The individual methods of contraception should be determined in consultation with the investigator. b) WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 24 hours prior to the start of investigational product.
  7. Age and Reproductive Status: c) Women must not be breastfeeding. d) Men who are sexually active with WOCBP must use any contraceptive method with a failure rate of less than 1% per year. The investigator shall review contraception methods and the time period that contraception must be followed. Men that are sexually active with WOCBP must follow instructions for birth control for a period of 90 days plus the time required for the investigational drug to undergo 5 half-lives (60 days).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Target Disease Exceptions: a. Subjects with active CNS metastases are excluded. Subjects are eligible if CNS metastases are adequately treated and subjects are neurologically returned to baseline (except for residual signs or symptoms related to the CNS treatment) for at least 2 weeks prior to enrollment. In addition, subjects must be either off corticosteroids, or on a stable or decreasing dose of </= 10 mg daily prednisone (or equivalent) for 2 weeks. b. Subjects with carcinomatous meningitis.
  2. Medical History and Concurrent Diseases: a. Subjects with active, known or suspected systemic autoimmune disease. Subjects with vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, residual hypothyroidism due to autoimmune thyroiditis only requiring hormone replacement, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll. b. Subjects with a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (>10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of start. Inhaled or topical steroids, and adrenal replacement steroid doses > 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent, are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease.
  3. Medical History and Concurrent Diseases: c. Prior therapy with anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or anti-CTLA-4 antibody (including ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways). d. Subjects with a history of interstitial lung disease. e. Other active malignancy requiring concurrent intervention. f. Subjects with previous malignancies (except non-melanoma skin cancers, and the following in situ cancers: bladder, gastric, colon, endometrial, cervical/dysplasia, melanoma, or breast) are excluded unless a complete remission was achieved at least 2 years prior to study entry AND no additional therapy is required during the study period.
  4. Medical History and Concurrent Diseases: g. Subjects with toxicities attributed to prior anti-cancer therapy other than alopecia and fatigue that have not resolved to grade 1 (NCI CTCAE version 4) or baseline before administration of study drug. h. Subjects who have not recovered from the effects of major surgery or significant traumatic injury at least 14 days before the first dose of study treatment. i. Treatment with any investigational agent within 28 days of first administration of study treatment.
  5. Physical and Laboratory Test Findings: a) Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). b) Positive test for hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBV sAg) or hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid (HCV RNA) indicating acute or chronic infection.
  6. Allergies and Adverse Drug Reaction: a) History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to other monoclonal antibodies. b) History of allergy or intolerance (unacceptable adverse event) to study drugs components.
  7. Sex and Reproductive Status: a) WOCBP who are pregnant or breastfeeding. b) Women with a positive pregnancy test at enrollment or prior to administration of study medication
  8. Prohibited Treatments and/or Restricted Therapies: a) Ongoing or planned administration of anti-cancer therapies other than those specified in this study. b) Use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medications as per Exclusion Criteria 2b.
  9. Other Exclusion Criteria: a) Any other serious or uncontrolled medical disorder, active infection, physical exam finding, laboratory finding, altered mental status, or psychiatric condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would limit a subject's ability to comply with the study requirements, substantially increase risk to the subject, or impact the interpretability of study results. b) Prisoners or subjects who are involuntarily incarcerated. c) Subjects who are compulsorily detained for treatment of either a psychiatric or physical (eg, infectious disease) illness.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02426892

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United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Principal Investigator: Bonnie S. Glisson, MD, BS M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT02426892    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2014-1047
NCI-2015-01004 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: April 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2021
Last Verified: December 2021

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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 M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Solid Tumors
HPV-16 Positive Incurable Solid Tumors
HPV-16 vaccination
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action