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Study of GSK3359609 and Pembrolizumab in Programmed Death Receptor 1-ligand 1 Positive Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (INDUCE-3)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04128696
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 16, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline

Brief Summary:
The purpose of study is to evaluate if the addition of GSK3359609 to pembrolizumab as first-line treatment improves the efficacy of pembrolizumab in participants with recurrent or metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma/cancer (HNSCC). This is a randomized, double-blind, adaptive Phase II/III study comparing a combination of GSK3359609 inducible T cell co-stimulatory receptor (ICOS) agonist and pembrolizumab to pembrolizumab plus placebo in participants with programmed death receptor 1-ligand 1 (PD-L1) combined positive score (CPS) >=1 R/M HNSCC. Approximately 600 participants will be enrolled in the study and will have a follow-up until death.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neoplasms, Head and Neck Drug: GSK3359609 Drug: Pembrolizumab Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This will be a randomized, parallel group treatment study with eligible participants receiving GSK3359609 plus pembrolizumab or placebo plus pembrolizumab.
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Masking Description: This will be a double blind study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Adaptive, Phase II/III Study of GSK3359609 or Placebo in Combination With Pembrolizumab for First-Line Treatment of PD-L1 Positive Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Actual Study Start Date : November 21, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 28, 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 28, 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Participants receiving GSK3359609 and pembrolizumab
Participants will be administered GSK3359609 (humanized anti-ICOS immunoglobulin G4 [IgG4] monoclonal antibody [mAb]) and pembrolizumab (humanized anti-PD-1 IgG4 mAb) as an intravenous (IV) infusion once every three weeks.
Drug: GSK3359609
GSK3359609 is available as an intravenous infusion.

Drug: Pembrolizumab
Pembrolizumab is available as an intravenous infusion.

Active Comparator: Participants receiving placebo and pembrolizumab
Participants will be administered placebo and pembrolizumab (humanized anti-PD-1 IgG4 mAb) as an IV infusion once every three weeks.
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Pembrolizumab is available as an intravenous infusion.

Drug: Placebo
Placebo is available as an intravenous infusion.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival (OS) in the PD-L1 expression positive (CPS >=1) population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    OS is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of death due to any cause.

  2. OS in the PD-L1 expression high (CPS >=20) population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    OS is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of death due to any cause.

  3. Progression-free survival (PFS) in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    PFS is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first documented disease progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurs first.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. PFS per immune-based RECIST (iRECIST) in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    PFS per iRECIST is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first documented disease progression confirmed consecutively per iRECIST.

  2. PFS per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    PFS per RECIST v1.1 is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first documented disease progression per RECIST v1.1.

  3. PFS per iRECIST (iPFS) in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    PFS per iRECIST is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first documented disease progression confirmed consecutively per iRECIST.

  4. Milestone OS rate at 12 months in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    Milestone OS rate at 12 months will be evaluated from the survival curves.

  5. Milestone OS rate at 24 months in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months ]
    Milestone OS rate at 24 months will be evaluated from the survival curves.

  6. Milestone OS rate at 12 months in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    Milestone OS rate at 12 months will be evaluated from the survival curves.

  7. Milestone OS rate at 24 months in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months ]
    Milestone OS rate at 24 months will be evaluated from the survival curves.

  8. Overall response rate (ORR) per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    ORR is defined as the proportion of the participants who have a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) as the best overall response per RECIST v1.1.

  9. ORR per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    ORR is defined as the proportion of the participants who have a CR or PR as the best overall response per RECIST v1.1.

  10. Disease control rate (DCR) per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    DCR is defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR or PR at any time plus stable disease (SD) meeting the minimum time of 15 weeks per RECIST v1.1.

  11. DCR per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    DCR is defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR or PR at any time plus SD meeting the minimum time of 15 weeks per RECIST v1.1.

  12. Duration of response (DoR) per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    DoR is defined as the time from first documented evidence of CR or PR until first documented disease progression per RECIST v1.1, whichever occurs first, among participants who demonstrated CR or PR as the best overall response per RECIST v1.1.

  13. DoR per RECIST v1.1 in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    DoR is defined as the time from first documented evidence of CR or PR until first documented disease progression per RECIST v1.1, whichever occurs first, among participants who demonstrated CR or PR as the best overall response per RECIST v1.1.

  14. Number of participants with any adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    Number of participants with any adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) per ICH definitions.

  15. Number of participants with adverse events of special interest (AESI) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    AESI are defined as events of potential immunologic etiology, including immune-related AEs (irAEs).

  16. Number of participants with dose modifications [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    Number of participants with dose modifications (i.e. interruptions, discontinuations) will be reported.

  17. Time to deterioration in pain in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    The time to deterioration in pain will be measured by structured patients questionnaire.

  18. Time to deterioration in pain in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    Time to deterioration in pain is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first definitive meaningful deterioration in score measured by structured patients questionnaire.

  19. Time to deterioration in physical function in the PD-L1 CPS >=1 population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    The time to deterioration in physical function will be measured by the participant-reported outcomes measurement.

  20. Time to deterioration in physical function in the PD-L1 CPS >=20 population [ Time Frame: Up to 4 years ]
    Time to deterioration in physical function is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of first definitive meaningful deterioration in score measured by structured patients questionnaire.



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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:

  • Capable of giving signed informed consent
  • Male or female, age >=18 years
  • Histological or cytological documentation of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) that is considered incurable by local therapies
  • Primary tumor location of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx or larynx.
  • No prior systemic therapy administered in the recurrent or metastatic setting (except for systemic therapy given as part of multimodal treatment for locally advanced disease)
  • Measurable disease per RECIST version 1.1 guidelines
  • ECOG Performance PS score of 0 or 1
  • Adequate organ function
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • Female participants: must not be pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions apply:

    1. Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP)
    2. A WOCBP who agrees to use a method of birth control from 30 days prior to randomization and for at least 120 days after the last dose of study treatment.
  • Male participants with female partners of child-bearing potential: must agree to use a highly effective contraception while receiving study treatment and for at least 120 days after the last dose of study treatment and refrain from donating sperm during this period.
  • Provide tumor tissue from excisional or core biopsy (fine needle aspirates and bone biopsies are not acceptable) acquired within 2 years prior to randomization for PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing by central laboratory.
  • Have PD-L1 IHC CPS 1 status by central laboratory testing
  • Have results from testing of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) status for oropharyngeal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior therapy with an anti-PD-1/L1/L2 and/or anti-ICOS directed agent
  • Systemic approved or investigational anticancer therapy within 30 days or 5 half-lives of the drug, whichever is shorter.
  • Major surgery 28 days prior to randomization.
  • Toxicity from previous anticancer treatment that includes toxicity related to prior treatment that has not resolved to Grade 1 (except alopecia, hearing loss, endocrinopathy managed with replacement therapy, and peripheral neuropathy which must be Grade 2)
  • Received transfusion of blood products or administration of colony stimulating factors within 14 days prior to randomization
  • Central nervous system (CNS) metastases, with the following exception: Participants with asymptomatic CNS metastases who are clinically stable and have no requirement for steroids for at least 14 days prior to randomization
  • Invasive malignancy or history of invasive malignancy other than disease under study within the last 3 years, except as noted below:

    a. Any other invasive malignancy for which the participant was definitively treated, has been disease-free for 3 years and in the opinion of the principal investigator and GSK Medical Monitor will not affect the evaluation of the effects of the study treatment on the currently targeted malignancy, may be included in this clinical study

  • Autoimmune disease or syndrome that required systemic treatment within the past 2 years
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroids (≥10 mg oral prednisone per day or equivalent) or other immunosuppressive agents within 7 days prior to randomization
  • Receipt of any live vaccine within 30 days prior randomization
  • Prior allogeneic/autologous bone marrow or solid organ transplantation
  • Has current pneumonitis or history of non-infectious pneumonitis that required steroids or other immunosuppressive agents
  • Recent history (within the past 6 months) of uncontrolled symptomatic ascites, pleural or pericardial effusions
  • Recent history (within the past 6 months) of gastrointestinal obstruction that required surgery, acute diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or intra-abdominal abscess
  • Recent history of allergen desensitization therapy within 4 weeks of randomization
  • History or evidence of cardiac abnormalities within the 6 months prior to randomization.
  • Cirrhosis or current unstable liver or biliary disease per investigator assessment defined by the presence of ascites, encephalopathy, coagulopathy, hypoalbuminemia, esophageal or gastric varices, or persistent jaundice.
  • Active infection requiring systemic therapy
  • Known HIV infection, or positive test for hepatitis B active infection (presence of hepatitis B surface antigen), or hepatitis C active infection
  • History of severe hypersensitivity to monoclonal antibodies or any ingredient used in the study treatment formulations
  • Known history of active tuberculosis
  • Any serious and/or unstable pre-existing medical (aside from malignancy), psychiatric disorder, or other condition that could interfere with participant's safety, obtaining informed consent, or compliance to the study procedures in the opinion of the investigator
  • Is currently participating in (unless in follow-up phase and 4 weeks have elapsed from last dose of prior investigational agent), or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to date of randomization

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Contacts
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Contact: US GSK Clinical Trials Call Center 877-379-3718 GSKClinicalSupportHD@gsk.com
Contact: EU GSK Clinical Trials Call Center +44 (0) 20 89904466 GSKClinicalSupportHD@gsk.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
GlaxoSmithKline
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
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Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04128696    
Other Study ID Numbers: 209229
First Posted: October 16, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 13, 2020
Last Verified: November 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: IPD for this study will be made available via the Clinical Study Data Request site.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: IPD will be made available within 6 months of publishing the results of the primary endpoints, key secondary endpoints and safety data of the study.
Access Criteria: Access is provided after a research proposal is submitted and has received approval from the Independent Review Panel and after a data sharing agreement is in place. Access is provided for an initial period of 12 months, but an extension can be granted, when justified, for up to another 12 months.
URL: http://clinicalstudydatarequest.com

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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 GlaxoSmithKline:
GSK3359609
Pembrolizumab
Programmed death receptor 1-ligand 1
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma/cancer
Inducible T cell co-stimulatory receptor
Keynote-A01
Head & neck
Phase II
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms by Site
Pembrolizumab
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents