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Sym004 Versus Futuximab or Modotuximab in Patients With mCRC

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: NCT03549338
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was terminated due to administrative reasons)
First Posted : June 8, 2018
Results First Posted : January 14, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Symphogen A/S

Brief Summary:
This is a Phase 2, randomized, open-label, 3-arm trial in the ratio of 1:1:1 to either Sym004 (Arm A) versus each of its component monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), futuximab (Arm B) or modotuximab (Arm C), in genomically-selected patients with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal carcinoma (mCRC) and acquired resistance to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (anti-EGFR) mAb therapy. The study is designed to evaluate the relative antitumor activity of each agent as assessed by imaging studies performed after 8 weeks of treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Metastatic Carcinoma Drug: Sym004 Drug: Futuximab Drug: Modotuximab Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Following consent and prior to randomization, genomic analysis will be conducted on blood samples obtained from each potential patient. Triple-negative (TN) results as defined in trial eligibility criteria will be required for initial eligibility. Patients with TNmCRC will continue in the screening process. Once deemed fully eligible, patients will be randomized to Arm A, Arm B, or Arm C.

Dosing cycles of 28 days will continue until documented disease progression (PD) or another criterion for discontinuation is met. Antitumor activity will be assessed at the end of every 2 cycles (every 8 weeks [Q8W]). At the End of Cycle 2 (EOC2) tumor assessment:

  • Patients assigned to Arm A (Sym004) with a documented objective response (OR) or stable disease (SD) will continue to receive Sym004; patients at the EOC2 with documented PD will be discontinued from study
  • Patients assigned to Arm B (futuximab) or Arm C (modotuximab) with a documented OR or SD will be crossed-over to receive Sym004; patients with documented PD at the EOC2 (or prior to the EOC2) will be offered the opportunity to crossover to receive Sym004 or will be discontinued from study

To be considered evaluable for antitumor activity assessment, patients must have completed 2 cycles of dosing inclusive of EOC2 disease imaging studies and must have received any amount of their assigned investigational medicinal product (IMP) during that period, or have PD documented by imaging studies prior to the EOC2. Non-evaluable patients and patients discontinuing from study prior to the EOC2 for reasons other than documented PD will not be replaced.

Note: In December 2018, the decision was made to terminate the trial and enrollment was prematurely discontinued. The primary, secondary, and exploratory objectives are no longer applicable. Only clinical safety-related evaluations will be conducted.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Ph2, Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter, Three-Arm Trial of Sym004 Versus Each of Its Component Futuximab and Modotuximab, in Patients With Chemotherapy-Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma and Acquired Resistance to Anti-EGFR mAb
Actual Study Start Date : November 29, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 1, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : March 9, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm A (Sym004)

Sym004 will be given as a loading dose of 9 mg/kg on Cycle 1 Day 1 (C1D1), followed by weekly doses of 6 mg/kg beginning C1D8.

For patients that crossover from Arm B and Arm C, Sym004 will be given at the dose level that contains the corresponding dose level of the respective individual antibody (futuximab or modotuximab) prior to crossover.

Drug: Sym004
Sym004 is a 1:1 mixture of two recombinant mAbs (futuximab and modotuximab) which bind specifically to non-overlapping epitopes located in the extracellular domain (ECD) of the EGFR.

Experimental: Arm B (Futuximab)
Futuximab will be given as a loading dose of 4.5 mg/kg on C1D1, followed by weekly doses of 3 mg/kg beginning C1D8. At the End of Cycle 2 (EOC2), ongoing patients will crossover to Sym004; crossover may occur prior to the EOC2 in the event of early radiographic documentation of progressive disease (PD).
Drug: Futuximab
Futuximab is one of two mAb components that constitute Sym004.

Experimental: Arm C (Modotuximab)
Modotuximab will be given as a loading dose of 4.5 mg/kg on C1D1, followed by weekly doses of 3 mg/kg beginning C1D8. At the EOC2, ongoing patients will crossover to Sym004; crossover may occur prior to the EOC2 in the event of early radiographic documentation of PD.
Drug: Modotuximab
Modotuximab is one of two mAb components that constitute Sym004.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) by Nature, Severity, and Occurrence. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Measured From Baseline to End of Trial Participation, as Assessed by the Common Terminology Criteria for AEs (Version 5) (CTCAE v5). AEs will be coded according to the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) terminology and the severity of the toxicities will be graded according to the CTCAE v5, where applicable.

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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:

  • Male or female patients, ≥ 18 years of age at the time of obtaining informed consent.
  • Histologically- or cytologically-confirmed mCRC.
  • Microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) / mismatch repair-deficient (dMMR) tumors must have received prior therapy with pembrolizumab, nivolumab, or other programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway blocker, and must have progressed on that therapy.
  • Meeting the protocol definition of TNmCRC assessed in the screening blood test.
  • mCRC currently not amenable to surgical intervention due to either medical contraindications or non-resectability of the tumor.
  • Measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1, and willingness to undergo a total of 2 biopsies of a primary or metastatic tumor site(s) considered safely accessible for biopsy.
  • Must have received at least 2 prior regimens of standard chemotherapy for mCRC and must have been refractory to or failed (includes intolerance to) those regimens. Prior standard chemotherapy may not have included TAS-102 or regorafenib, but must have included agents as specified in the protocol.
  • "Acquired" resistance to commercially available anti-EGFR mAbs approved for the treatment of mCRC must have:

    1. Received treatment with an anti-EGFR for ≥16 weeks
    2. Progressive disease (PD) documented by imaging or clinical findings less than or equal to 6 calendar months after cessation of previous anti-EGFR mAb treatment
    3. No more than 6 calendar months from last dose of previous anti-EGFR mAb treatment to date of consent for this trial (regardless of the line of therapy in which it was used)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 0 or 1
  • Not of childbearing potential or who agree to use a highly effective method of contraception during the study beginning within 2 weeks prior to the first dose and continuing until 3 months after the last dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant or lactating or intending to become pregnant before, during, or within 3 months after the last dose of study drug.
  • Prior history of specific mutations (specified in the protocol) in the tumor at the time of any previous assessment.
  • Known, untreated central nervous system (CNS) or leptomeningeal metastases, or spinal cord compression; patients with any of these not controlled by prior surgery or radiotherapy, or patients with symptoms suggesting CNS involvement for which treatment is required
  • An active second malignancy or history of another malignancy within the last 5 years, with exceptions.
  • Active thrombosis, or a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) within 4 weeks prior to first administration of study drug unless adequately treated and considered by the Investigator to be stable.
  • Active uncontrolled bleeding or a known bleeding diathesis
  • Known clinically significant cardiovascular disease or condition.
  • Non-healing wounds on any part of the body.
  • Significant gastrointestinal abnormality.
  • Skin rash > Grade 1 from prior anti-EGFR therapy at the time of randomization.
  • Unresolved > Grade 1 toxicity associated with any prior antineoplastic therapy

Drugs and Other Treatments Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with TAS-102 or regorafenib
  • Any antineoplastic agent for the primary malignancy (standard or investigational) without delayed toxicity within 4 weeks prior to first administration of IMP and during study with exceptions
  • Any other investigational treatments within 4 weeks prior to and during study; includes participation in any medical device or other therapeutic intervention clinical trials
  • Radiotherapy as specified in the protocol
  • Immunosuppressive or systemic hormonal therapy (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) within 2 weeks prior to first administration of IMP and during study; allowed therapies are specified in the protocol.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03549338

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Symphogen A/S
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Principal Investigator: Scott Kopetz, MD,PhD,FACP The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Symphogen A/S:
Study Protocol  [PDF] January 18, 2019
No Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) exists for this study.

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Responsible Party: Symphogen A/S Identifier: NCT03549338    
Other Study ID Numbers: Sym004-13
2018-000618-39 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: June 8, 2018    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 14, 2020
Last Update Posted: January 14, 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
Keywords provided by Symphogen A/S:
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases