Intratumoral Administration of L19IL2/L19TNF

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Philogen S.p.A.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philogen S.p.A.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02076633
First received: February 24, 2014
Last updated: February 26, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

This Phase II study is an uncontrolled, multicenter, prospective study for patients with malignant melanoma of the skin in clinical stage III or stage IV M1a.

Twenty Patients will be treated with a mixture of L19IL2 and L19TNF once weekly for up to 4 weeks.

The dose will be distributed among the lesions via multiple intralesional injections.

The proportion of patients with complete response at week 12 will be calculated.


Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Melanoma, Skin
Drug: L19IL2+L19TNF
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Intratumoral Application of L19IL2/L19TNF in Melanoma Patients in Clinical Stage III or Stage IV M1a With Presence of Injectable Cutaneous and/or Subcutaneous Lesions

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Further study details as provided by Philogen S.p.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of patients with complete response (CR) of L19IL2 treated Index/Non-Index lesions at week 12. [ Time Frame: Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of L19IL2/L19TNF treated Index/non treated lesions [ Time Frame: week 12, 24 and 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    • Rate of patients with CR, PR and SD of all metastases at week 12, 24 and 36 (objective response rate according to RECIST v 1.1)
    • Duration of objective response and disease control of all metastases
    • Median overall survival (mOS)

  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety of the combination treatment with L19IL2 and L19TNF [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Evaluation of the type and the number of adverse events eventually present


Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: L19IL2 + L19TNF
One arm, intratumoral injections of 10 Mio IU of L19IL2 and 312 μg L19TNF. Weekly administration for all combined leasions
Drug: L19IL2+L19TNF
Patients will be treated with intratumoral injections of 10 MioIU L19IL2 and 312μg L19TNF once weekly for up to 4 weeks.

Detailed Description:

L19IL2 is a recombinant fusion protein composed of a fully human recombinant monoclonal antibody (L19) and the human recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2).

IL2, is a potent stimulator of the immune response. It has a central role in the regulation of T cell responses and effects on other immune cells such as natural killer cells, B cells, monocyte/macrophages and neutrophils. IL2 can induce tumor regression through its ability to stimulate a potent cell-mediated immune response in vivo.

L19TNF is a recombinant fusion protein composed of a fully human recombinant monoclonal antibody (L19) and the human tumor necrosis factor-alpha, a primary mediator of immune regulation and inflammation.

As an anti-tumor agent, TNF exerts its major effects via a preferential toxicity for the endothelial cells of the tumor-associated vasculature and an increase of the antitumor immune response. Given at sufficient doses (e.g. intratumorally or in the ILP setting with melphalan), TNF causes significant tumor shrinkage in solid cancer subjects.

This phase II signal generating study is designed to test the efficacy and safety of an intratumorally administered mixture of L19IL2 + L19TNF in patients suffering from metastatic melanoma. It is well documented that the intratumoral administration of IL-2 leads to a high response rate and unexpectedly favorable longtime outcome and several tumor responses have been observed in clinical trials of Philogen, both using intratumorally administered L19IL2 and L19TNF in the ILP setting.

Preclinical data produced within the Philogen group now suggest that the intratumoral administration of a mixture of L19IL2 and L19TNF could be even more effective. After only one intratumoral administration of a mixture of L19IL2 and L19TNF tumors disappeared completely while neither L19IL2 nor L19TNF monotherapy was nearly as effective.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed malignant melanoma of the skin in clinical stage III or stage IV M1a
  • Presence of measurable and injectable cutaneous and/or subcutaneous lesions
  • Males or females, age ≥ 18 years
  • ECOG Performance Status/WHO Performance Status ≤ 2
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • Absolute neutrophil count > 1.5 x 10^9/L
  • Hemoglobin > 9.0 g/dL
  • Platelets > 100 x 10^9/L
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 30 μmol/L (or ≤ 2.0 mg/dl)
  • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Serum creatinine < 1.5 x ULN
  • LDH serum level within normal range
  • All acute toxic effects (excluding alopecia) of any prior therapy must have resolved to National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) (v4.02) Grade ≤ 1 unless otherwise specified above
  • Negative serum pregnancy test (for women of child-bearing potential only) at screening
  • If of childbearing potential, agreement to use adequate contraceptive methods (e.g., oral contraceptives, condoms, or other adequate barrier controls, intrauterine contraceptive devices, or sterilization) beginning at the screening visit and continuing until 3 months following last treatment with study drug.
  • Able to provide written Informed Consent
  • Willingness and ability to comply with the scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests and other study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uveal melanoma and mucosal melanoma
  • Evidence of visceral metastases and/or active brain metastases at screening
  • Previous or concurrent cancer that is distinct in primary site or histology from the cancer being evaluated in this study except cervical carcinoma in situ, treated basal cell carcinoma, superficial bladder tumors (TA, Tis & Ti) or any cancer curatively treated < 5 years prior to study entry
  • History of HIV infection or infectious hepatitis B or C
  • Presence of active infections (e.g. requiring antimicrobial therapy) or other severe concurrent disease, which, in the opinion of the investigator, would place the patient at undue risk or interfere with the study.
  • History within the last year of acute or subacute coronary syndromes including myocardial infarction, unstable or severe autoimmune disease
  • History of organ allograft or stem cell transplantation
  • Recovery from major trauma including surgery within 4 weeks prior to administration of study treatment.
  • Known history of allergy to IL2, TNF, or other human proteins/peptides/antibodies.
  • Breast feeding female
  • Anti-tumor therapy within 4 weeks of the administration of study treatment (except small surgery).
  • Previous in vivo exposure to monoclonal antibodies for biological therapy in the 6 weeks before administration of study treatment.
  • Planned administration of growth factors or immunomodulatory agents within 7 days before the administration of study treatment
  • Patients in need of systemic treatment for rapidly progressive systemic disease.
  • Patient requires or is taking corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant drugs on a long-term basis. Limited use of corticosteroids to treat or prevent acute hypersensitivity reactions is not considered an exclusion criterion.
  • Any conditions that in the opinion of the investigator could hamper compliance with the study protocol.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02076633

Contacts
Contact: Leonardo Giovannoni, Dr (0039) 0577- 588 539 leonardo.giovannoni@philogen.it

Locations
Italy
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Recruiting
Milan, Italy
Contact: Mario Santinami, Dr         
Principal Investigator: Mario Santinami, Dr         
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese Recruiting
Siena, Italy
Contact: Michele Maio, Dr.         
Principal Investigator: Michele Maio, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Philogen S.p.A.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mario Santinami, Dr Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Philogen S.p.A.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02076633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PH-L19IL2TNF-02/12
Study First Received: February 24, 2014
Last Updated: February 26, 2014
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Philogen S.p.A.:
L19
monoclonal
antibody
IL-2
TNFα
Interleukin
Phase II
metastatic melanoma
clinical stage III
Clinical stage IV M1a

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Interleukin-2
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents

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