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Carboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

NCT04238988

Description:

Single arm multicenter phase II trial evaluating the role of Pembrolizumab in combination to Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer patients.

Related Conditions:
  • Cervical Adenocarcinoma
  • Cervical Adenosquamous Carcinoma
  • Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Not yet recruiting

Phase:

Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Carboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
  • Official Title: Phase II Study on Carboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: 2586
  • NCT ID: NCT04238988

Conditions

  • Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
PembrolizumabKeytrudaCarboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab
CarboplatinCarboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab
TaxolPaclitaxelCarboplatin-Paclitaxel-Pembrolizumab

Purpose

Single arm multicenter phase II trial evaluating the role of Pembrolizumab in combination to Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer patients.

Detailed Description

      Patients with stage IB2-IIB cervical cancer will be treated with 3 cycles of neoadjuvant
      Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy (Carboplatin AUC 5 d1 q 21+ Paclitaxel 175 mg/mq d1 q
      21)+ Pembrolizumab (200 mg flat dose every 3 weeks).

      After 3 cycles of neo-adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy patients non progressing will
      undergo radical surgery.

      After surgery, patients presenting with high risk factors (positive lymphnodes, positive
      parametria, positive surgical margins or at least 2 of the following risk factor between
      tumor diameter >3 cm, LVSI, stromal infiltration >1/3) will receive 3 cycles of adjuvant
      Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy + Pembrolizumab in combination and maintenance with
      Pembrolizumab 200 mg every 3 weeks until progression or unacceptable toxicity or patient
      consent withdrawal for up to 35 cycles.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Carboplatin-Paclitaxel-PembrolizumabExperimentalPatients will be treated with 3 cycles of neoadjuvant Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy (Carboplatin AUC 5 d1 q 21+ Paclitaxel 175 mg/mq d1 q 21)+ Pembrolizumab (200 mg flat dose every 3 weeks). After 3 cycles of neo-adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy patients non progressing will undergo radical surgery. After surgery, patients presenting with high risk factors will receive 3 cycles of adjuvant Carboplatin-Paclitaxel chemotherapy + Pembrolizumab in combination and maintenance with Pembrolizumab 200 mg every 3 weeks until progression or unacceptable toxicity or patient consent withdrawal for up to 35 cycles.
  • Pembrolizumab
  • Carboplatin
  • Taxol

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          1. Female participants who are at least 18 years of age on the day of signing informed
             consent with histologically confirmed diagnosis of FIGO Stage IB2-IIB cervical cancer
             will be enrolled in this study. Squamous, adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous histotypes
             are admitted.

          2. PDL1+>1% of cell by IHC evaluation in tumor cells

          3. Eligible for carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy in accordance with local
             standards of care

          4. A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant (see Appendix
             3), not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies:

               1. Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) as defined in Appendix 3 OR

               2. A WOCBP who agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance in Appendix 3 during the
                  treatment period and for at least 4 months after the end of treatment

          5. The participant (or legally acceptable representative if applicable) provides written
             informed consent for the trial.

          6. Have measurable disease based on RECIST 1.1. Lesions situated in a previously
             irradiated area are considered measurable if progression has been demonstrated in such
             lesions.

          7. Have provided archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy
             of a tumor lesion. Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks are
             preferred to slides. Newly obtained biopsies are preferred to archived tissue.

             Note: If submitting unstained cut slides, newly cut slides should be submitted to the
             testing laboratory within 14 days from the date slides are cut.

          8. Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1.
             Evaluation of ECOG is to be performed within 7 days prior to the date of treatment
             initiation.

          9. Have adequate organ function as defined in the following table (Table 1). Specimens
             must be collected within 10 days prior to the start of study treatment.

         10. No previous systemic chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cervical cancer

        Exclusion Criteria:

          1. A WOCBP who has a positive urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to treatment
             initiation (see Appendix 3). If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as
             negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.

          2. 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).

          3. Has received prior radiotherapy within 2 weeks of start of study treatment for
             palliative intent. Participants must have recovered from all radiation-related
             toxicities, not require corticosteroids, and not have had radiation pneumonitis.

          4. 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.

          5. Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational
             agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of
             study treatment.

             Note: Participants who have entered the follow-up phase of an investigational study
             may participate as long as it has been 4 weeks after the last dose of the previous
             investigational agent.

          6. 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.

          7. Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment
             within the past 3 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.

          8. 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.

          9. Has severe hypersensitivity (≥Grade 3) to Pembrolizumab and/or any of its excipients.

         10. 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 (eg, thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid
             replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a
             form of systemic treatment.

         11. Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current
             pneumonitis.

         12. Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.

         13. Has a known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

         14. Has a known history of Hepatitis B (defined as Hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]
             reactive) or known active Hepatitis C virus (defined as HCV RNA is detected)
             infection.

         15. Has a known history of active TB (Bacillus Tuberculosis).

         16. 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.

         17. Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with
             cooperation with the requirements of the trial.

         18. Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the
             projected duration of the study, starting with the screening visit through 120 days
             after the last dose of trial treatment.

         19. History of cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism or untreated grade 3 deep
             venous thrombosis (DVT) within the past 6 months

         20. NCI CTCAE (version 5.0) grade ≥2 enteritis

         21. History of myocardial infarction, unstable angina, subarachnoid haemorrhage, stroke or
             transient ischaemic attack within 6 months before first dose of study drug

         22. Clinically significant active cardiovascular disease (e.g., New York Heart Association
             class II or greater congestive heart failure [CHF], aortic aneurysm)

         23. Serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication. This does not include asymptomatic
             atrial fibrillation with controlled ventricular rate

         24. Significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm requiring surgical repair or
             recent arterial thrombosis) within 6 months before study enrolment

         25. Pre-existing NCI CTCAE (version 5.0) grade ≥2 peripheral neuropathy

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Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:Female
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:2-years Progression-free survival
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The combination of Pembrolizumab-chemotherapy is expected to increase 2-years progression free survival with respect to historical controls.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Overall survival
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The combination of pembrolizumab- chemotherapy is expected to increase overall survival with respect to historical controls
Measure:Clinical Response rate
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The combination of pembrolizumab-chemotherapy is expected to increase clinical response rate with respect to historical controls
Measure:Pathologic optimal response
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The combination of pembrolizumab-chemotherapy is expected to increase pathologic response rate with respect to historical controls
Measure:Adverse events
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The combination of pembrolizumab-chemotherapy is expected to have an acceptable toxicity profile
Measure:Quality of life
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:At baseline, every 3 cycles during the chemotherapy treatment phase, at chemotherapy completion, 6 months after chemotherapy completion, 1 and 2 years after chemotherapy completion and at progression, will be assessed the quality of life of patients according to the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 and CX24. The questionnaires record in a scale from 1 (better outcome) to 4 (worse outcome) the physical, role, emotional, cognitive and social function of patients.
Measure:Immune-related gene signatures associated with response or resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:1)Messenger RNA (mRNA) transcript profiling will be performed.
Measure:Immune-related gene signatures associated with response or resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:blood sample will be collected before cycle 1, before cycle 6 and at progression. CD3 cells will be isolated and CD4/CD8 ratio will be evaluated by FACS analyses.
Measure:Immune-related gene signatures associated with response or resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:serum levels of IL -2, IL-10; TGF- Beta and IL-6 will be assessed.
Measure:Immune-related gene signatures associated with response or resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:tumor biopsies at progression will be collected in order to determine the PD-1R infiltrating lymphocyte population before and after treatment.
Measure:Immune-related gene signatures associated with response or resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
Time Frame:42 months
Safety Issue:
Description:single and dual staining IHC analysis of: OX40-OX40L; ICOS; PD1, PD-L1, PD2, PDL2 and CTLA-4; FOXP3 and CD4; CD95 and CD95L

Details

Phase:Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Not yet recruiting
Lead Sponsor:Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS

Last Updated

January 20, 2020