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A Study of Pembrolizumab With Lenvatinib in Women With Advanced Uterine Carcinosarcoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05147558
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 7, 2021
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2022
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study to find out whether the combination of lenvatinib and pembrolizumab is an effective treatment for advanced uterine carcinosarcoma. The researchers will also do tests to find out whether biomarkers in the blood can predict the cancer's response to the study treatment. A biomarker is a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uterine Carcinosarcoma Advanced Uterine Carcinosarcoma Drug: Pembrolizumab Drug: Lenvatinib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This is an open label, single institution, phase II study
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab Plus Lenvatinib for the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Uterine and Ovarian Carcinosarcomas
Actual Study Start Date : December 23, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 23, 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 23, 2023

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pembrolizumab With Lenvatinib
Lenvatinib (20mg once daily orally) in combination with Pembrolizumab (200mg every 3 weeks, intravenously)
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Pembrolizumab (200mg every 3 weeks, intravenously)

Drug: Lenvatinib
Lenvatinib (20mg once daily orally)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    RECIST v 1.1 assessments

  2. progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: week 27 ]
    is defined as the duration of time from start of treatment until progression or death whichever occurs first. Patients without documented progression or death will be censored at last follow up date.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   Women With Advanced Uterine Carcinosarcoma.
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed persistent/recurrent uterine or ovarian carcinosarcomas. For this study, a histological diagnosis of carcinosarcoma must include identifying high grade malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. The mesenchymal component can be homologous or heterologous.
  • Patients with known microsatellite stable (MSS), microsatellite instability high (MSI-H), mismatch repair proficient (pMMR) and mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) uterine or ovarian carcinosarcoma are eligible.
  • Patients must have had 1 prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen and could have received up to 3 prior lines of systemic therapy.

    • All chemotherapy must have been completed at least 3 weeks prior to the start of study therapy
    • Hormonal Therapy will NOT count as prior treatment line.
    • All hormonal therapy for treatment of endometrial or ovarian carcinosarcomas must be discontinued at least one week prior to start of study therapy.
    • Prior Bevacizumab also allowed and must be at least 3 weeks prior to the start of study therapy.
    • Prior Parp-inhibitors also allowed and must be at least 3 weeks prior to the start of study therapy.
  • Age ≥18 years at the time of informed consent
  • HIV-infected patients on effective anti-retroviral therapy with undetectable viral load within 6 months of registration are eligible for this trial.
  • participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies:

    • Not a WOCBP as defined in Appendix B or
    • A WOCBP who agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance in Appendix B during the treatment period and for at least 120 days after the last dose of study treatment(s) (MK and or any active comparator/combination) plus 30 days (a menstruation cycle) for study treatments with risk of genotoxicity] after the last dose of study treatment.
  • The participant (provides written informed consent for the study.
  • Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Have adequate organ function. Assessments must be collected within 7 days prior to the start of study treatment.
  • Adequate Organ Function Laboratory Values Hematological

    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1500/μL
    • Platelets ≥100 000/μL
    • Hemoglobin ≥9.0 g/dL Renal
    • Creatinine clearance (CrCL) or estimated Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) CrCL of ≥51 mL/minute estimated using either the Cockcroft-Gault equation, a 24 hour urine test or another validated test as per local Practice (e.g., estimated GFR): Estimated CrCL = (140-age [years]) × weight (kg) × 0.85 serum creatinine (mg/dL) × 72 Hepatic
    • Total bilirubin ≤1.5 ×ULN (patients with known Gilbert's disease who have bilirubin level ≤ 3 x ULN may be enrolled)
    • AST, ALT, and ALP ≤3 × ULN (≤5 × ULN for participants with liver metastases)3 Thyroid
    • TSH TSH within normal limits (TSH <ULN allowed in euthyroid patients on thyroid replacement therapy)
  • At least 1 measurable target lesion according to RECIST 1.1 including the following: Lesions situated in a previously irradiated area are considered measurable if progression has been demonstrated in such lesions.

    • Non-nodal lesion that measures ≥1.0 cm in the longest diameter
    • Lymph node (LN) lesion that measures as ≥1.5 cm in the short axis
    • The lesion is suitable for repeat measurement using computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (CT/MRI). Lesions that have had external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or locoregional therapy must show radiographic evidence of subsequent growth.
  • Adequately controlled blood pressure (BP) with or without antihypertensive medications, defined as BP ≤150/90 mm Hg at screening and no change in antihypertensive medications within 1 week before C1D1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti PD L2 agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or co-inhibitory T-cell receptor (eg, CTLA-4, OX 40, CD137).
  • Has received prior therapy with a VEGF TKI to include but not limited to: lenvatinib, lucitinib, cederinib, and cabozantonib
  • Has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received cancer directed study therapy within 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment.

Note: Participants must have recovered from all AEs due to previous therapies to ≤Grade 1 or baseline. Participants with ≤Grade 2 neuropathy may be eligible.

Note: If participant received major surgery, they must have recovered adequately from the toxicity and/or complications from the intervention prior to starting study treatment.

  • Has received prior radiotherapy within 2 weeks of start of study treatment. Participants must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities, not require corticosteroids, and not have had radiation pneumonitis.
  • Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of study drug. Examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (eg, FluMist®) are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed.
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic systemic steroid therapy (in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • Steroids as CT scan contrast premedication is allowed
  • The use of inhaled or topical corticosteroids is allowed
  • The use of mineralocorticoids (e.g., fludrocortisone) for patients with orthostatic hypotension or adrenocortical insufficiency is allowed.
  • Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment within the past 2 years.

Note: Participants with basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma in situ (e.g. breast carcinoma, cervical cancer in situ) that have undergone potentially curative therapy are not excluded.

  • Has known active CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Participants with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are radiologically stable, i.e. without evidence of progression for at least 4 weeks by repeat imaging (note that the repeat imaging should be performed during study screening), clinically stable and without requirement of steroid treatment for at least 14 days prior to first dose of study treatment.
  • Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment.
  • Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to: ongoing or active infection (except for uncomplicated urinary tract infection), interstitial lung disease or active, noninfectious pneumonitis, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/substance abuse/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Has known clinically significant liver disease, including active viral, alcoholic, or other hepatitis; and cirrhosis. For patients with evidence of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection, the HBV viral load must be undetectable on suppressive therapy, if indicated. Patients with a history of hepatitis C (HCV) infection must have been treated and cured. For patients with HCV infection who are currently on treatment, they are eligible if they have an undetectable viral load.
  • Has a known history of active TB (Bacillus Tuberculosis).
  • Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
  • Gastrointestinal malabsorption, gastrointestinal anastomosis, or any other condition that might affect the absorption of lenvatinib.
  • Has a pre-existing Grade ≥3 gastrointestinal or non-gastrointestinal fistula.
  • Radiographic evidence of major blood vessel invasion/infiltration. The degree of tumor invasion/infiltration of major blood vessels should be considered because of the potential risk of severe hemorrhage associated with tumor shrinkage/necrosis following lenvatinib therapy.
  • Clinically significant hemoptysis or tumor bleeding within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • Significant cardiovascular impairment within 12 months of the first dose of study drug: such as history of congestive heart failure greater than New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II, unstable angina, myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) stroke, or cardiac arrhythmia associated with hemodynamic instability.
  • Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant.
  • Known intolerance to study treatments (or any of the excipients).
  • Participants with proteinuria >1+ on urine dipstick testing will undergo 24-h urine collection for quantitative assessment of proteinuria. Participants with urine protein ≥1 g/24 h will be ineligible.
  • Prolongation of QTc interval to >480 ms.
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below the institutional normal range as determined by multigated acquisition scan (MUGA) or echocardiogram (ECHO).

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05147558

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Contact: Vicky Makker, MD 646-888-4224 makkerv@mskcc.org
Contact: Maria Rubinstein, MD 646-888-6954

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United States, New Jersey
Memoral Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge (Limited protocol activities) Recruiting
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States, 07920
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Memoral Sloan Kettering Monmouth (Limited protocol activities) Recruiting
Middletown, New Jersey, United States, 07748
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen (Limited protocol activities) Recruiting
Montvale, New Jersey, United States, 07645
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Suffolk- Commack (Limited Protocol Activities) Recruiting
Commack, New York, United States, 11725
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Memoral Sloan Kettering Westchester (Limited protocol activities) Recruiting
Harrison, New York, United States, 10604
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau (Limited protocol activities) Recruiting
Rockville Centre, New York, United States, 11553
Contact: Vicky Makker, MD    646-888-4224      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
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Principal Investigator: Vicky Makker, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05147558    
Other Study ID Numbers: 21-273
First Posted: December 7, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2022
Last Verified: April 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center supports the international committee of medical journal editors (ICMJE) and the ethical obligation of responsible sharing of data from clinical trials. The protocol summary, a statistical summary, and informed consent form will be made available on clinicaltrials.gov when required as a condition of Federal awards, other agreements supporting the research and/or as otherwise required. Requests for deidentified individual participant data can be made beginning 12 months after publication and for up to 36 months post publication. Deidentified individual participant data reported in the manuscript will be shared under the terms of a Data Use Agreement and may only be used for approved proposals. Requests may be made to: crdatashare@mskcc.org.

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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
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mixed Tumor, Mullerian
Uterine Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action