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Study of Durvalumab (MEDI4736) (Anti-PD-L1) and Trametinib (MEKi) in MSS Metastatic Colon Cancer

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: NCT03428126
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2022
MedImmune LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if durvalumab and trametinib can help to control microsatellite stable (MSS) colorectal cancer. The safety of these drugs will also be studied.

This is an investigational study. Durvalumab is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of previously treated advanced bladder cancer. Trametinib is FDA approved in combination with another drug called dabrafenib for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K.

It is investigational to use durvalumab and trametinib to treat MSS colorectal cancer.

Up to 56 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Neoplasms of Digestive Organs Colorectal Cancer Colon Cancer Drug: Durvalumab Drug: Trametinib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Durvalumab (MEDI4736) (Anti-PD-L1) and Trametinib (MEKi) in MSS Metastatic Colon Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : March 21, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 5, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : May 5, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Durvalumab + Trametinib

Participants take Trametinib tablets by mouth every day. Trametinib taken alone for the first 7 days of the study then participants begin receiving it in combination with Durvalumab.

Participants receive Durvalumab by vein every 4 weeks.

Each cycle is 28 days.

Drug: Durvalumab
Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion Dose: 1500 mg by vein every 4 weeks in a 28 day cycle.
Other Name: MEDI4736

Drug: Trametinib

Dose Escalation Starting Dose: 2mg by mouth daily in a 28 day cycle.

Dose Expansion Dose: MTD from Dose Escalation.

Other Name: GSK1120212

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of Durvalumab and Trametinib in MSS Metastatic Colon Cancer [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

    MTD defined as highest dose level with less than 2 patients with dose limiting toxicity (DLT) out of at least six patients in the cohort.

    DLT defined as any adverse event (AE) of severity grade 3 or 4 (including serious or life-threatening) considered possibly, probably or definitely related to the combination of Durvalumab and Trametinib determined by NCI CTCAEv4.03.

  2. Best Overall Response (CR+PR) Determined by Immune Response Criteria [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 2 months ]

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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 histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic colorectal cancer.
  2. Patients must have measurable disease per RECIST v1.1 criteria.
  3. Patients must have had at least prior treatment with a fluoropyrimidine and either oxaliplatin or irinotecan.
  4. Age >/=18 years. Because no dosing or adverse event data are currently available on the use of this combination in patients <18 years of age, children are excluded from this study.
  5. Body weight > 30kg.
  6. Life expectancy of greater than 6 months.
  7. ECOG performance status 0-1 (Karnofsky >/=70%).
  8. Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: - Leukocytes >/=3,000/mcL, Absolute neutrophil count >/=1,500/mcL, Hemoglobin >/=9.0g/dL, Platelets >/=75,000/mcL, Total bilirubin < 1.5 X institutional normal limits (subjects with known Gilbert syndrome are eligible with total bilirubin < 3.0 mg/dL), AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) </=2.5 X institutional ULN (</= 5 if liver metastases present), Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR, Creatinine clearance > 40mL/min by Cockcroft-Gault or 24h urine collection.
  9. Known MSS status by either IHC or PCR. Known or evaluable BRAF and KRAS status.
  10. Evidence of post-menopausal status or negative urinary or serum pregnancy test for female pre-menopausal subjects. Women will be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months without an alternative medical cause. The following age-specific requirements apply: -- Women <50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments and if they have luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels in the post-menopausal range for the institution or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy).
  11. Inclusion #10 cont'd -- Women >/=50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of all exogenous hormonal treatments, had radiation-induced menopause with last menses >1 year ago, had chemotherapy-induced menopause with last menses >1 year ago, or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy, bilateral salpingectomy or hysterectomy).
  12. Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately and will be removed from the study.
  13. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
  14. Willingness to have 2 tumor biopsies; the first before and the second while on therapy (optional for all patients and may become mandatory in order to ensure 15 patients at MTD have paired biopsies).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have had chemotherapy within 2 weeks prior to first dose of study drug.
  2. Any unresolved toxicity NCI CTCAE Grade >/=2 from previous anticancer therapy with the exception of alopecia, vitiligo, and the laboratory values defined in the inclusion criteria: -- Subjects with Grade >/=2 neuropathy will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis after consultation with the Principal investigator.-- Subjects with irreversible toxicity not reasonably expected to be exacerbated by treatment with durvalumab may be included only after consultation with the Principal investigator.
  3. Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents.
  4. Major surgical procedure (as defined by the Investigator) within 28 days prior to the first dose of study medication. Note: Local surgery of isolated lesions for palliative intent is acceptable.
  5. Patients with known brain metastases or leptomeningeal carcinomatosis will be excluded from this clinical trial. Patients with suspected brain metastases at screening should have an MRI (preferred) or CT each preferably with IV contrast of the brain prior to study entry.
  6. Mean QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) >/= 470 ms calculated from 3 electrocardiograms (ECGs) using Fridericia's Correction.
  7. History of pneumonitis or interstitial lung disease (ILD).
  8. History of allogenic organ transplantation.
  9. Subjects with active, known, or suspected autoimmune disease including patients with a history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease); patients with a history of symptomatic disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis [scleroderma], systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune vasculitis (e.g., Wegener's granulomatosis), and central nervous system or motor neuropathy considered of autoimmune origin (e.g., Guillain-Barre Syndrome, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis). Subjects with vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, Grave's disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, psoriasis, and other mild autoimmune disease not requiring systemic treatment are permitted to enroll at the discretion of the investigator.
  10. Subjects with a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (>10 mg daily prednisone equivalents) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of study drug administration. Inhaled or topical steroids and adrenal replacement doses > 10 mg daily prednisone equivalents are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease.
  11. Receipt of live attenuated vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of IP. Note: Subjects, if enrolled, should not receive live vaccine whilst receiving IP and up to 30 days after the last dose of IP.
  12. Prior exposure to T cell checkpoint inhibitor therapies.
  13. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, interstitial lung disease, serious chronic gastrointestinal conditions associated with diarrhea, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, substantially increase risk of incurring AEs or compromise the ability of the patient to give written informed consent.
  14. History of active primary immunodeficiency.
  15. Active infection including tuberculosis (clinical evaluation that includes clinical history, physical examination and radiographic findings, and TB testing in line with local practice for patients suspected of having active infection), hepatitis B (known positive HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) result), hepatitis C, or human immunodeficiency virus (positive HIV 1/2 antibodies). Subjects with a past or resolved HBV infection (defined as the presence of hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc] and absence of HBsAg) are eligible. Subjects positive for hepatitis C (HCV) antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction is negative for HCV RNA.
  16. Female subjects who are pregnant or breastfeeding or male or female subjects of reproductive potential who are not willing to employ effective birth control from screening to 90 days after the last dose of study medications.
  17. Known allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs or any of the study drug excipients.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03428126

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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
MedImmune LLC
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Principal Investigator: Michael Overman, MD 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: NCT03428126    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-0514
NCI-2018-00911 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: February 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2022
Last Verified: May 2022

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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:
Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs
Colorectal Cancer
Colon Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action