In this trial the investigators aim to evaluate safety and efficacy of combination Ivosidenib
(AG-120) and nivolumab in the context of adult patients with Isocitrate dehydrogenase-1
(IDH1) mutated acute myeloid leukemias (AML) or Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
- Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blast 2 (MDS-EB2) or AML according
to World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 classification
- Documented IDH1 mutation within 2 months of the screening
- IDH1 mutation must be confirmed by the local laboratory during the screening period.
- Age over 18 years
- Patient must have been treated with at least 1 prior line of therapy. Hydrea is not
considered as 1 line of therapy.
- Patient may have been previously treated with allogeneic transplantation if the
transplant was more than 6 months ago, that the patient is not with active Graft vs.
Host Disease (GVHD), and provided that the patient is not at the time of inclusion on
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG PS) 0 to 2
- The patient must have recovered from toxicities of any prior treatment regimen (no
CTCAE grading over 1 or return to baseline)
- Adequate hepatic and renal function:
- Hepatic Total bilirubin 1.5 x the ULN unless considered due to Gilbert's syndrome,
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (SGPT), or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (SGOT) 2.5
x the ULN unless considered due to organ leukemic involvement
- Renal: Serum creatinine 2 x the institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)
- The patient is able to understand and sign an informed consent form
- Females of reproductive potential and fertile males with partners who are females of
reproductive potential must agree to use of 2 effective forms of contraception, one
being a barrier method, or must be abstinent as part of their usual lifestyle.
- The patient is willing to participate to the study, able to adhere to the study visit
schedule and other protocol procedures, and has the ability to understand and sign an
inform consent form
- Prior exposure to IDH targeted agents
- Prior treatment with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2 antibody, or any other
antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways.
- Acute Promyelocytic leukemias
- Active Central Nervous System (CNS) disease
- Participants who have received a live/ attenuated vaccine within 30 days of first
treatment. Any live vaccine (ex: varicella, zoster, yellow fever, rotavirus, oral
polio and measles mumps, rubella (MMR) are strictly prohibited during and for a 100
days post last treatment.
- Autoimmune disease: Patients with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease.
Patients with type I diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism only requiring hormone
replacement, skin disorders (such as vitiligo, psoriasis) not requiring systemic
treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger
are permitted to enroll.
- Medical history of Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
- Patients who are unable to take PO regularly, with active gastroparesis, short gut
syndrome or other malabsorption syndrome.
- Any significant medical/social condition that could limit the understanding of the
study or the compliance to the protocol including but not limited to uncontrolled
infection, severe or uncontrolled psychiatric illness, platelet refractoriness
- Use of strong cytochrome P-450 3A4 (CYP3A) inducers or inhibitors that cannot be
safely replaced by other medications. This includes: alfentanil, aprepitant,
budesonide, buspirone, conivaptan, darifenacin, darunavir, dronedarone, eletriptan,
eplerenone, felodipine, indinavir, fluticasone, lopinavir, lovastatin, lurasidone,
maraviroc, midazolam, nisoldipine, quetiapine, saquinavir, sildenafil, simvastatin,
tolvaptan, tipranavir, triazolam, ticagrelor, vardenafil and/or the CYP2B6 substrates:
bupropion, efavirenz. Posaconazole and voriconazole are not strictly prohibited, but
all alternatives much be explored and use of these agents must be discussed with the
- Patients with a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (>
10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14
days prior to the first dose of nivolumab. Corticosteroids with minimal systemic
absorption (for example, topical or inhalational and adrenal replacement steroid doses
> 10 mg daily prednisone or equivalent are permitted in the absence of active
autoimmune disease). Use of steroids to treat toxicities acceptable is acceptable
based on the local investigators standard of care).
- Prior malignancies: Any malignancy less than 1 year after end of treatment. Any
malignancy presenting signs of active disease. Basal cell carcinoma and superficial
cervix cancer can be included.
- History of any of the following cardiovascular conditions within 12 months of
enrollment: cardiac angioplasty or stenting, myocardial infarction, unstable angina,
coronary artery by-pass graft surgery, symptomatic peripheral vascular disease, class
III or IV congestive heart failure, as defined by the New York Heart Association.
Patients with heart-rate corrected QT interval using Fridericia's method (QTcF) >=450
msec or any other factor that increases the risk of QT prolongation or arrhythmic
events (eg, heart failure, hypokalemia, family history of long QT interval syndrome).
Subjects with prolonged QTcF interval in the setting of bundle branch block or
pacemaker should be considered with documented consultation of a cardiologist.
- Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
- Any known history of a positive test for hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus indicating
acute or chronic infection
- Supplemental oxygen dependency or clinically significant interstitial lung disease.
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Active alcohol or drug abuse
- Patient suitable for allogeneic transplantation and with an identified allogeneic
donor at the time of screening.
1. Patients post allogeneic transplantation may be included on the trial if they
1. 6 months from transplantation
2. not actively on any immunosuppressive therapy
3. without evidence of acute or chronic GVHD.