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Atezolizumab Immunotherapy in Patients With Advanced NSCLC

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03102242
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2020 by Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 5, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC.

Brief Summary:
Phase II trial of induction immunotherapy with atezolizumab for patients with unresectable stage IIIA and IIIB NSCLC eligible for chemoradiotherapy with curative intent.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Drug: Atezolizumab Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This phase II pilot trial will combine neoadjuvant immunotherapy with Atezolizumab q 21 days for 12 weeks with standard chemoradiotherapy with curative intent for good PS patients with unresectable stage IIIA/B NSCLC. Because of the consequences of progression in this curative-intent population, restaging CT scans will be carried out after the first 2 cycles of neoadjuvant therapy. Non progressing patients will complete a total of one year of anti-PDL1 therapy with an interruption during chemoradiotherapy. Patients with evidence of progression at the first restaging evaluation will proceed immediately to chemoradiotherapy if still eligible for curative intent therapy.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Induction Immunotherapy With Atezolizumab for Patients With Unresectable Stage IIIA and IIIB NSCLC Eligible for Chemoradiotherapy With Curative Intent.
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment

Induction immunotherapy: atezolizumab 1200 mg IV q 21 days x 4 cycles. Restaging after cycle 2 and cycle 4 induction: patients with progression of disease (PD) at the post-cycle 2 assessment will stop atezolizumab and go immediately to chemoradiotherapy if still stage III and eligible for curative intent therapy.

Chemoradiotherapy: carboplatin AUC = 2 + paclitaxel 50 mg/m2 IV weekly x 6 weeks concurrent with radiation to a total dose of 60 Gy given in 2 Gy fractions daily M-F x 30 fractions

Consolidation chemotherapy: Carboplatin AUC = 6 + paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 IV q 21 days x 2 cycles beginning 3-5 weeks after completion of radiation.

Adjuvant immunotherapy: atezolizumab 1200 mg IV q 21 days to complete one year of therapy (from start of induction).

Drug: Atezolizumab
Single arm phase II trial of induction immunotherapy with anti-PD-L1 for patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC and PS 0-1.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease control rate (DCR) after 12 weeks induction [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The primary objective of this single arm phase II trial is to determine whether neoadjuvant and adjuvant anti-PD-L1 therapy bracketing standard chemoradiation therapy and consolidation therapy is worthy of further investigation. The primary endpoint will be the disease control rate (DCR) after 12 weeks induction immunotherapy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed stage IIIA/B NSCLC, PS 0-1
  • No active autoimmune disease or uncontrolled infection, normal bone marrow, renal, hepatic function, FEV1 > 1.2L, no significant underlying heart or lung disease
  • Pathologically proven diagnosis of NSCLC
  • Measurable Stage IIIA or IIIB disease
  • Tissue available for PD-L1 testing and for correlative science testing
  • Patients must be considered unresectable or inoperable. Patients with nodal recurrence after surgery for early-stage NSCLC are eligible if the following criteria are met:

    • No prior chemotherapy or radiation for this lung cancer.
    • Prior curative-intent surgery at least 3 months prior to the nodal recurrence.
  • Stage III A or B disease with minimum diagnostic evaluation within 6 weeks to include:

    • History/physical examination
    • Contrast enhanced CT of the chest and upper abdomen
    • MRI of the brain with contrast (or CT with contrast if MRI is medically contraindicated)
    • PET/CT
  • If pleural fluid is visible on CT scan thoracentesis to exclude malignancy should be obtained. Patients with effusions that are too small to tap are eligible.
  • Patients must be at least 4 weeks from major surgery and must be fully recovered
  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years.
  • Representative formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor specimens in paraffin blocks or at least 4 unstained slides, with an associated pathology report, for central testing of tumor PD-L1 expression.

    • If an archived tumor block exists, then either the block or at least 4 unstained slides from the block should be submitted. Tumor tissue should be of good quality based on total and viable tumor content, i.e. at least 50 viable tumor cells and intact tissue architecture. Fine needle aspiration, brushing,and lavage samples are not acceptable. If the block is tissue from a core-needle biopsy, then the block should contain tissue from at least three cores to be sufficient for evaluation.
    • Patients who do not have existing (archived) tissue specimens meeting eligibility requirements may undergo a biopsy during the screening period. Acceptable samples include core needle biopsies for deep tumor tissue (minimum of three cores) or excisional, or forceps biopsies for endobronchial or nodal lesions. The tissue should be fixed in formalin and embedded on site and sent as a block.
  • Adequate hematologic and end organ function, defined by the following laboratory results obtained within 14 days prior to the first study treatment (Cycle 1, Day 1):

    • ANC ≥ 1500 cells/µL
    • WBC counts > 2500/µL
    • Lymphocyte count ≥ 300/µL
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/µL
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 10.0 g/dL
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) with the following exception:
  • Patients with known Gilbert disease who have serum bilirubin level ≤ 3 x ULN may be enrolled.

    • AST and ALT ≤ 3.0 x ULN
    • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 x ULN
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min on the basis of the Cockcroft-Gault glomerular filtration rate estimation:
  • (140 - age) x (weight in kg) x (0.85 if female)/ 72 x (serum creatinine in mg/dL)
  • Measurable disease per RECIST v1.1 (see Appendix 3)
  • For female patients of childbearing potential and male patients with partners of childbearing potential, agreement (by patient and/or partner) to use highly effective form(s) of contraception (i.e., one that results in a low failure rate [< 1% per year] when used consistently and correctly) and to continue its use for 90 days after the last dose of Atezolizumab.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1
  • INR and aPTT ≤ 1.5 x ULN • This applies only to patients who do not receive therapeutic anticoagulation; patients receiving therapeutic anticoagulation (such as low-molecular-weight heparin or warfarin) should be on a stable dose.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active autoimmune disease
  • Greater than minimal, exudative, or cytologically positive pleural effusions
  • Involved contralateral hilar nodes
  • 10% weight loss within the past month
  • Known EGFR exon 19 or 21 mutation or ALK rearrangement
  • Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years; non-invasive conditions such as carcinoma in situ of the breast, localized prostate cancer, carcinoma in situ of the oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible.
  • Prior systemic chemotherapy for the study cancer; note that prior chemotherapy for a different cancer is allowable.
  • Prior radiotherapy to the region of the study cancer that would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields.
  • Prior severe infusion reaction to a monoclonal antibody
  • Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows:
  • Significant history of uncontrolled cardiac disease; i.e., uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, myocardial infarction within the last 6 months, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, and cardiomyopathy with decreased ejection fraction.
  • Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of registration or within 2 weeks of cycle 1 day 1.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy within 30 days before registration
  • Hepatic insufficiency resulting in clinical jaundice and/or coagulation defects
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) based upon current CDC definition; note, HIV testing is required for entry into this protocol due to the immunologic basis for induction treatment.
  • Pregnancy, lactation, or inability or unwillingness to use medically acceptable forms of contraception if pregnancy is a risk.
  • Any history of allergic reaction to paclitaxel or other taxanes, or to carboplatin;
  • Uncontrolled neuropathy grade 2 or greater regardless of cause.
  • Any approved anticancer therapy, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or radiotherapy, within 3 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment; however, the following are allowed:

    i. Hormone-replacement therapy or oral contraceptives ii. Herbal therapy > 1 week prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 (herbal therapy intended as anticancer therapy must be discontinued at least 1 week prior to Cycle 1, Day 1)

  • Known clinically significant liver disease, including active viral, alcoholic, or other hepatitis; cirrhosis; fatty liver; and inherited liver disease
  • Patients with past or resolved hepatitis B infection (defined as having a negative hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] test and a positive anti-HBc [antibody to hepatitis B core antigen] antibody test) are eligible.
  • Patients positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is negative for HCV RNA.
  • Known hypersensitivity to Chinese hamster ovary cell products or other recombinant human antibodies
  • Inability to comply with study and follow-up procedures
  • History of active autoimmune disease, including but not limited to systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, vascular thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis, Sjögren's syndrome, Bell's palsy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis
  • Patients with a history of autoimmune hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone may be eligible.
  • Patients with controlled Type 1 diabetes mellitus on a stable insulin regimen may be eligible.
  • Patients with eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus of vitiligo with dermatologic manifestations only (e.g., patients with psoriatic arthritis would be excluded) are permitted provided that they meet the following conditions:
  • Patients with psoriasis must have a baseline ophthalmologic exam to rule out ocular manifestations
  • Rash must cover less than 10% of body surface area (BSA)
  • Disease is well controlled at baseline and only requiring low potency topical steroids (e.g., hydrocortisone 2.5%, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%, fluocinolone 0.01%, desonide 0.05%, alcometasone dipropionate 0.05%)
  • No acute exacerbations of underlying condition within the last 6 months (not requiring psoralen plus ultraviolet A radiation [PUVA], methotrexate, retinoids, biologic agents, oral calcineurin inhibitors; high potency or oral steroids)
  • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonitis (including drug induced), organizing pneumonia (i.e., bronchiolitis obliterans, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, etc.), or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Any other diseases, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the patient at high risk from treatment complications
  • Active tuberculosis
  • Major surgical procedure within 28 days prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 or anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study
  • Administration of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks before Cycle 1, Day 1 or anticipation that such a live, attenuated vaccine will be required during the study
  • Influenza vaccination should be given during influenza season only (approximately October to March). Patients must not receive live, attenuated influenza vaccine (e.g., FluMist®) within 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 or at any time during the study.
  • Malignancies other than the disease under study within 5 years prior to Cycle 1, Day 1, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death and with expected curative outcome (such as adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous cell skin cancer, localized prostate cancer treated surgically with curative intent, or ductal carcinoma in situ treated surgically with curative intent) or undergoing active surveillance per standard-of-care management (e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia Rai Stage 0, prostate cancer with Gleason score ≤ 6, and prostate-specific antigen [PSA] ≤ 10 mg/mL, etc.)

Medication-Related Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with anti-PD-1, or anti-PD-L1 therapeutic antibody or pathway targeting agents
  • Treatment with systemic immunostimulatory agents (including but not limited to interferon [IFN]

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03102242

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United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85054
United States, California
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Maine
EMMC Cancer Care
Brewer, Maine, United States, 04412
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, Michigan
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
Metro MN Community Oncology Research Consortium
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New York
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
United States, Ohio
Ohio State University James Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
United States, Pennsylvania
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States, 19096
United States, South Carolina
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC.
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Study Chair: Helen Ross, MD Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Monica Bertagnolli, MD Alliance Foundation Trials
Tecentriq Package Insert, 06May 2016 http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/761034s000lbl.pdf

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Responsible Party: Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03102242    
Other Study ID Numbers: AFT-16
First Posted: April 5, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents