This two-stage single arm phase II trial will evaluate the efficacy of niraparib with
dostarlimab and radiation therapy in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer
The research study procedures include screening for eligibility and study treatment including
evaluations and follow up visits.
The names of the experimental interventions involved in this study are:
- Radiation Therapy
It is expected that about 25 people will take part in this research study. An initial 15
participants will be enrolled during the first stage and evaluated for treatment disease
control, if none of the initial 15 participants achieve disease control the study will be
It is expected participants will be on the research study for as long as the experimental
interventions are safe, and their metastatic pancreatic cancer does not progress with up to 5
years of follow up after participants stop taking the experimental interventions.
This research study is a Phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the safety
and effectiveness of an investigational intervention to learn whether the intervention works
in treating a specific disease. "Investigational" means that the intervention is being
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved dostarlimab as a treatment for
any disease. Dostarlimab is a type of antibody (a protein that attaches to other cells to
fight off infection) that is believed to work by attaching to a protein called PD-1 on
This PD-1 protein controls parts of the immune system (the system in the body that fights off
infections and diseases) by shutting down certain immune responses responsible for
recognizing and destroying cancer cells. The investigators believe that dostarlimab will
inhibit the PD-1 protein, thus allowing the immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer
cells. The FDA has not approved niraparib for metastatic pancreatic cancer, but it has been
approved for other uses. Niraparib is a type of drug called a "PARP inhibitor", which blocks
DNA (the genetic material of cells) damage from being repaired or may prevent damage from
occurring in the first place. In cancer treatment, inhibiting PARP may help kill cancer cells
by not allowing the cancer cells to repair its DNA damage or prevent DNA damage from
occurring. It is believed that the combination of dostarlimab, niraparib, and radiation
therapy may have a greater effect on metastatic pancreatic cancer cells than when these
interventions are used alone.
- Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic adenocarcinoma of pancreatic
- Age > 18 years.
- ECOG performance status ≤ 1.
- Life expectancy of greater than 3 months.
- Participants must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
- leukocytes ≥ 2,000/mcL
- absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcL
- platelets ≥ 100,000/mcL
- hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
- AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤2.5 × institutional upper limit of normal(subjects with
liver metastases can have an AST (SGOT) ≤ 5 x ULN
- creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN OR
- creatinine clearance* ≥ 60 mL/min (if using the Cockcroft-Gault formula)
- total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (subjects with Gilbert Syndrome can have a total
bilirubin < 3 x ULN)
- INR, PT, aPTT ≤ 1.5 x ULN (subjects receiving anticoagulant therapy must have PT
or PTT within therapeutic range) *Creatinine clearance should be calculated per
the following: CrCl (mL/min) = (140 - age [years]) x weight [kg] x 1.23 (x 0.85
if female)/ Serum creatinine (micromol/L)
- Women of childbearing potential (WoCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy
test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 7 days prior to
initiating protocol therapy.
Non childbearing potential is defined as follows (by other than medical reasons):
- ≥45 years of age and has not had menses for >1 year
- Patients who have been amenorrhoeic for <2 years without history of a hysterectomy and
oophorectomy must have a follicle stimulating hormone value in the postmenopausal
range upon screening evaluation
- Post-hysterectomy, post-bilateral oophorectomy, or post-tubal ligation. Documented
hysterectomy or oophorectomy must be confirmed with medical records of the actual
procedure or confirmed by an ultrasound. Tubal ligation must be confirmed with medical
records of the actual procedure, otherwise the patient must be willing to use 2
adequate barrier methods throughout the study, starting with the screening visit
through 150 days after the last dose of study treatment. See Section 4.4 for a list of
acceptable birth control methods. Information must be captured appropriately within
the site's source documents. Note: Abstinence is acceptable if this is the established
and preferred contraception for the patient.
- Women of childbearing potential must agree to use appropriate method(s) of
contraception. WOCBP should use an adequate method to avoid pregnancy for 6
months (30 days plus the time required for niraparib to undergo five
half-lives/150 days) after the last dose of investigational drug.
- Women must not be breastfeeding during the study or for 150 days after the last
dose of investigational drug.
- Men who are sexually active with WoCBP must use any contraceptive method with a
failure rate of less than 1% per year. Men receiving protocol therapy and who are
sexually active with WoCBP will be instructed to adhere to contraception for a
period of 6 months (150 days) after the last dose of investigational product.
(Women who are not of childbearing potential, i.e. are postmenopausal as defined
in the eligibility criteria or surgically sterile, as well as azoospermic men do
not require contraception.) Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a
written informed consent document
- If applicable, stable dose of dexamethasone of 10mg or less for 4 weeks prior to
initiation of investigational protocol therapy. Regimen must be completed >14
days prior to treatment start.
- One previously unirradiated lesion amenable to radiotherapy at a dose of 8 Gy x 3
and can meet dose constraints, and another unirradiated measurable lesion > 1 cm
in size outside the radiation field that can be used as measurable disease.
- Patients must have had at least one line of prior treatment. Any prior line of
treatment is permitted, including adjuvant.
Participants who meet any of the following criteria will be excluded:
- Systemic anticancer or biological therapy including prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy,
targeted small molecule therapy within 14 days prior to investigational agent, or
those who have not recovered (i.e., ≤ grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due
to agents administered more than 2 weeks earlier. Participants with ≤ grade 2
neuropathy are an exception to these criteria and may qualify for the study. If the
participant received major surgery, then they must have recovered adequately from the
toxicity and/or complications from the intervention prior to starting therapy.
- Received investigational therapy ≥ 4 weeks, or within a time interval less than at
least 5 half-lives of the investigational agent, whichever is shorter, prior
initiating protocol therapy.
- Major surgery ≤ 3 weeks prior to initiating protocol therapy and/or not recovered from
any surgical effects.
- Received radiation therapy encompassing >20% of the bone marrow within 2 weeks; or any
radiation therapy within 1 week prior to day 1 of protocol therapy.
- Received a transfusion (platelets or red blood cells) ≤ 4 weeks prior to initiating
- Received colony-stimulating factors (e.g., granulocyte colony-stimulating factor,
granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or recombinant erythropoietin)
within 4 weeks prior to initiating protocol therapy. Known history of Grade 3 or 4
anemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia due to prior chemotherapy that persisted > 4
weeks and was related to the most recent treatment.
- Known history of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
- Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment
within the past 2 years other than vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, residual
hypothyroidism due to autoimmune condition only requiring hormone replacement,
psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the
absence of an external trigger.
- Any condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily
prednisone equivalents) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of study
drug administration. Inhaled or topical steroids and adrenal replacement doses > 10 mg
daily prednisone equivalents are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune
disease. Participants are permitted to use topical, ocular, intraarticular,
intranasal, and inhalational corticosteroids (with minimal systemic absorption).
Physiologic replacement doses of systemic corticosteroids are permitted, even if > 10
mg/day prednisone equivalents. A brief course of corticosteroids for prophylaxis
(e.g., contrast dye allergy) or for treatment of non-autoimmune conditions (e.g.,
delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction caused by contact allergen) is permitted.
- Known history of active TB (Bacillus Tuberculosis). Testing is not required for
- Known hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBV sAg) or hepatitis C virus ribonucleic
acid (HCV antibody) indicating acute or chronic infection. Testing is not required for
- Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). These participants are at increased risk of
lethal infections when treated with marrow suppressive therapy. Testing is not
required for eligibility purposes.
- Known ≥ Grade 3 immune-related AE with prior immunotherapy, with the exception of
non-clinically significant lab abnormalities.
- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active
infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac
arrhythmia, recent (within 90 days) myocardial infarction or psychiatric
illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
- Known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation
with the requirements of the trial.
- Known additional malignancy diagnosed, detected or treated ≤ 2 years prior to
initiation of protocol therapy . Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin
and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative
therapy or in situ cervical cancer.
- Known history of, or any evidence of active, non-infectious pneumonitis or
interstitial lung disease.
- Active infection requiring systemic therapy
- Has received a live vaccine within 30 days of planned start of study therapy. Note:
Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally inactivated flu vaccines and are
allowed; however intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g., Flu-Mist®) are live attenuated
vaccines, and are not allowed.
- Known hypersensitivity to niraparib and dostarlimab components or excipients.
- History of severe hypersensitivity reaction to any monoclonal antibody
- Participants with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial
because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic
dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events.
Further imaging is not required for eligibility purposes.