The proposed study is a two-step trial with 1) a safety run in part conducted in pediatric
patients and 2) a Phase II part in adult and pediatric patients aiming to evaluate the safety
and clinical activity of atezolizumab + cobimetinib in advanced/metastatic soft tissue
I1. Male or female patients aged of at least :
- Adult-Young Adult cohort: 12 years on day of signing informed consent.
- Pediatric Cohort: 6 months and maximum 11 years on day of signing informed consent.
I2. Histologically-confirmed diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas, confirmed by a pathologist
from RRePS Network, among the 4 cohorts:
- Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS).
- Malign Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST).
- Complex genomics sarcomas including Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcomas (UPS),
leiomyosarcomas (LMS), Pleomorphic liposarcomas, angiosarcoma, myxofibrosarcomas.
- Single genomic sarcoma including Well and de-differentiated liposarcoma, myxoid
liposarcoma, synovialsarcoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, epithelioid sarcomas, and
malignant rhabdoïd tumors.
I3. Availability of a representative formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) primary and/or
metastatic tumor tissue with an associated pathology report for molecular prescreening i.e.
either an archival block or a dedicated freshly collected de novo tumor biopsy.
I4. Documented MAPK pathway status and known Tumor Mutational Burden (TMB) before C1D1.
I5. Previous treatment with anthracycline-based chemotherapy (in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant
or metastatic setting). Note: this criteria not mandatory for rhabdomyosarcoma.
I6. Previous treatment by at least one line of chemotherapy in the advanced/metastatic
setting before C1D1.
I7. Documented radiological disease progression as per RECIST V1.1 before C1D1.
I8. At least one measurable lesion according to RECIST v1.1 before C1D1.
I9. Mandatory for adult patients only - Presence of at least one tumor lesion visible by
medical imaging and accessible to repeatable percutaneous sampling that permits core needle
biopsy without unacceptable risk of a significant procedural complications, and suitable
for retrieval of 4 cores using a 16-gauge diameter needle or larger.
I10. Performance status:
- Lansky Play score for pediatric patients <12 years of age ≥ 70%;
- Karnofsky performance status for pediatric patients ≥12 years of age ≥ 70%;
- PS ECOG for adult patients: 0 or 1.
I11. Life expectancy of at least 16 weeks.
I12. Demonstrate adequate organ function based on screening laboratory tests performed
within 7 days prior C1D1: Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 10 exp. 9/L; Platelets ≥100 10
exp. 9/L; Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL; Serum creatinine OR Creatinine clearance according to CKD-EPI
for adult and C-KID formula for pediatric patients ≤1.5 X ULN OR ≥ 30 mL/min/1.73m2 for
patient with creatinine levels > 1.5 ULN; Serum total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 X ULN OR Direct
bilirubin ≤ ULN for patients with total bilirubin levels > 1.5 ULN; ASAT and ALAT and ALP ≤
3 X ULN; INR and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)≤1.5 X ULN.
I13. Resolution (i.e. ≤ Grade 1 with the exception of alopecia all grades and Grade 2 for
neuropathy, lab values presented in criteria I12.) of any toxicities related to previous
I14. Women patient of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test
before C1D1 and must agree to use effective forms of contraception from the time of the
negative pregnancy test up to 6 months after the last dose of study drugs.
I15. Sexually active and fertile men must agree to use contraceptive measures up to 5
months after the last study drugs.
I16. Written informed consent from patient, parents if applicable/legal representative,
before any study-specific screening procedures, and willingness to comply to study visits
I17. Patients must be covered by a medical insurance.
NI1. Soft tissue sarcoma disease considered curable with surgery or radiotherapy.
NI2. Prior treatment with cobimetinib or other MEK inhibitors. NI3. Prior treatment with
immune checkpoint blockade therapies, including anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, or anti-PD-L1
NI4. Patients with history of severe allergic or other hypersensitivity reactions to:
- Chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins,
- Biopharmaceuticals produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells, or
- Any component of the atezolizumab formulation.
- Any component of Cobimetinib formulation.
NI5. History of malabsorption syndrome or other condition that would interfere with the
absorption of oral medications.
NI6. Symptomatic, untreated, or actively progressing central nervous system (CNS)
Note: Asymptomatic patients with treated CNS lesions are eligible, provided that all of the
following criteria are met:
- Measurable disease, per RECIST v1.1, must be present outside the CNS.
- No history of intracranial hemorrhage or spinal cord hemorrhage.
- Metastases are limited to the cerebellum or the supratentorial region (i.e., no
metastases to the midbrain, pons, medulla, or spinal cord).
- No stereotactic radiotherapy within 7 days prior to initiation of study treatments,
whole-brain radiotherapy within 14 days prior to initiation of study treatment,
neurosurgical resection within 28 days prior to initiation of study treatments.
- No evidence of interim progression between completion of CNS-directed therapy and
initiation of study treatments.
- No ongoing requirement for corticosteroids as therapy for CNS disease. Anticonvulsant
therapy at a stable dose is permitted.
NI7. History of or evidence of retinal pathology on ophthalmologic examination that is
considered a risk factor for neurosensory retinal detachment, central serous
chorioretinopathy, retinal vein occlusion (RVO), or neovascular macular degeneration.
NI8. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < institutional lower limit of normal
(according to age) or < 50%.
NI9. History of congenital long QT syndrome or corrected QT interval (QTc) > 450 ms.
NI10. Patients using, or requirement to use while on the study, or not respecting the
minimal wash-out period of medications listed below:
Any approved anti-cancer systemic treatment including chemotherapy, hormonotherapy,
biological therapy, or immunotherapy: 2 weeks; any investigational agents: 4 weeks;
Radiotherapy: 3 weeks; major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic
injury: 4 weeks; abdominal surgery, abdominal interventions or significant abdominal
traumatic injury : 60 days; live vaccines : 4 weeks; systemic immunostimulatory agents,
including but not limited to IFN-α, IFN-γ, or IL-2 : 4 weeks; immunosuppressive medications
with the exceptions of intranasal, inhaled, or topical corticosteroids or systemic
corticosteroids at physiological doses, which are not to exceed 10 mg/day of prednisone, or
an equivalent corticosteroid: 2 weeks; P-gp inhibitors : None; Strong or moderate
inhibitors of CYP3A4 : None; Strong CYP3A4 inducers: None; oral or IV antibiotics : 2
NI11. Patients with a malignancy other than STS within 5 years prior to C1D1 with the
exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death and treated with expected
NI12. History of autoimmune disease including but not limited to myasthenia gravis,
myositis, autoimmune hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis,
inflammatory bowel disease, vascular thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome,
Wegener's granulomatosis, Sjögren's syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis,
vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis with the following exceptions:
- patients with a history of autoimmune-related hypothyroidism who are on stable thyroid
replacement hormone therapy,
- patients with controlled Type 1 diabetes mellitus,
- patients with eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus, or vitiligo with
dermatologic manifestations only (e.g., patients with psoriatic arthritis would be
excluded) are eligible provided that they meet the following conditions:
- rash must cover less than 10% of body surface area (BSA).
- disease is well controlled at baseline and only requiring low potency topical
- no acute exacerbations of underlying condition within the previous 12 months requiring
PUVA [psoralen plus ultraviolet A radiation], methotrexate, retinoids, biologic
agents, oral calcineurin inhibitors, high potency or oral steroids.
NI13. Patients with HIV, active B or C hepatitis infection, or any other active infection.
Active hepatitis C i.e. Patients positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody are eligible
only if PCR is negative for HCV RNA at screening.
NI14. Patients with active tuberculosis. NI15. Prior allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
or solid organ transplant for another malignancy in the past.
NI16. History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (including pneumonitis), drug-induced
pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia (i.e. bronchiolitis obliterans, cryptogenic organizing
pneumonia), or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan.
NI17. Patients with a high-risk of hemorrhage or history of coagulopathy. NI18. Pregnant or