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Testing the Addition of Radiation Therapy to the Usual Immune Therapy Treatment (Atezolizumab) for Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer, The RAPTOR Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04402788
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 27, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2023
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
NRG Oncology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase II/III trial compares the effect of adding radiation therapy to the usual maintenance therapy with atezolizumab versus atezolizumab alone in patients who have already received atezolizumab plus chemotherapy for the treatment of small cell lung cancer that has spread outside of the lung or to other parts of the body (extensive stage). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving radiation therapy in addition to atezolizumab may extend the time without extensive small cell lung cancer growing or spreading compared to atezolizumab alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Extensive Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma Drug: Atezolizumab Procedure: Biospecimen Collection Procedure: Computed Tomography Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography Radiation: Radiation Therapy Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To compare investigator-assessed progression free survival (PFS) between atezolizumab plus radiotherapy and atezolizumab alone. (Phase II) II. To compare overall survival (OS) between atezolizumab plus radiotherapy and atezolizumab alone. (Phase III)

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the toxicity between the atezolizumab plus radiotherapy arm and the atezolizumab arm.

II. To assess the impact of adding radiotherapy on PFS and OS in patients with 1-3 visible tumors and > 3 visible tumors.

III. To assess the impact of adding radiotherapy on PFS and OS in patients receiving consolidation radiotherapy to all visible disease ("complete consolidation") and patients who do not receive consolidation radiation to all visible disease ("incomplete consolidation").

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVE:

I. To assess the association between pre-treatment tumor burden (determined by central radiographic assessment, using both tumor number and tumor volume), and PFS and OS benefit.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive atezolizumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes +/- 10 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM II: Patients receive atezolizumab IV over 30 minutes +/- 10 minutes. Cycles repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo radiation therapy once daily (QD) on days 1-5 during weeks 1-5 only.

Patients undergo positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) scan, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) throughout the trial. Patients also undergo blood and tissue collection throughout the trial.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 138 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: RAndomized Phase II/III Trial of Consolidation Radiation + Immunotherapy for ES-SCLC: RAPTOR Trial
Actual Study Start Date : August 17, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2027
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 30, 2027

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Arm I (atezolizumab)
Patients receive atezolizumab IV over 30 minutes +/- 10 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo PET/CT scan, CT, and MRI throughout the trial. Patients also undergo blood and tissue collection throughout the trial.
Drug: Atezolizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • MPDL 3280A
  • MPDL 328OA
  • MPDL-3280A
  • MPDL3280A
  • MPDL328OA
  • RG7446
  • RO5541267
  • Tecentriq

Procedure: Biospecimen Collection
Undergo blood and tissue collection
Other Names:
  • Biological Sample Collection
  • Biospecimen Collected
  • Specimen Collection

Procedure: Computed Tomography
Undergo CT
Other Names:
  • CAT
  • CAT Scan
  • Computed Axial Tomography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography
  • Computerized Tomography
  • CT
  • CT Scan
  • tomography

Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Undergo MRI
Other Names:
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan
  • Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • MR
  • MR Imaging
  • MRI
  • MRI Scan
  • NMR Imaging
  • NMRI
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography
Undergo PET
Other Names:
  • Medical Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography
  • PET
  • PET Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
  • PT

Experimental: Arm II (atezolizumab, radiation therapy)
Patients receive atezolizumab IV over 30 minutes +/- 10 minutes on day 1. Cycles repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo radiation therapy QD on days 1-5 during weeks 1-5 only. Patients undergo PET/CT scan, CT, and MRI throughout the trial. Patients also undergo blood and tissue collection throughout the trial.
Drug: Atezolizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • MPDL 3280A
  • MPDL 328OA
  • MPDL-3280A
  • MPDL3280A
  • MPDL328OA
  • RG7446
  • RO5541267
  • Tecentriq

Procedure: Biospecimen Collection
Undergo blood and tissue collection
Other Names:
  • Biological Sample Collection
  • Biospecimen Collected
  • Specimen Collection

Procedure: Computed Tomography
Undergo CT
Other Names:
  • CAT
  • CAT Scan
  • Computed Axial Tomography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography
  • Computerized Tomography
  • CT
  • CT Scan
  • tomography

Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Undergo MRI
Other Names:
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan
  • Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • MR
  • MR Imaging
  • MRI
  • MRI Scan
  • NMR Imaging
  • NMRI
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography
Undergo PET
Other Names:
  • Medical Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography
  • PET
  • PET Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
  • PT

Radiation: Radiation Therapy
Undergo radiation therapy
Other Names:
  • Cancer Radiotherapy
  • ENERGY_TYPE
  • Irradiate
  • Irradiated
  • Irradiation
  • Radiation
  • Radiation Therapy, NOS
  • Radiotherapeutics
  • Radiotherapy
  • RT
  • Therapy, Radiation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free survival (PFS) (Phase II) [ Time Frame: From randomization to any documented progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurs first, assessed up to 6 years ]
    Will compare the distributions of PFS between treatment arms using a one-sided stratified log-rank test in all randomized eligible patients. The rates at various timepoints (e.g., every 6 months after randomization) and medians of PFS for each arm will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. The associated 95% confidence interval (CI) will be calculated using Greenwood's formula and based on a log-log transformation applied on the survival function. Results from an unstratified analysis will also be provided.

  2. Overall survival (OS) (Phase III) [ Time Frame: From randomization to the date of death due to any cause, assessed up to 6 years ]
    Will compare arm I to arm 2 based on OS using a stratified log-rank test. Hazard ratios will be estimated using a stratified Cox regression model. Event rates over time will be estimated within each treatment group using the Kaplan-Meier method.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    For each patient, the maximum severity reported for both immune mediated and non-immune mediated adverse events will be used in the summaries. Adverse events will be summarized regardless of relationship to protocol treatment as assessed by the investigator. All adverse events, adverse events leading to withdrawal, interruption or modification of protocol treatment, grade >= 3 adverse events, and serious adverse events will be summarized. Deaths and cause of death will be summarized. The rate of treatment-related adverse events using National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE, version [v.]5.0) will be reported with the frequency and severity (e.g., type, grade, and attribution) by arm, the analysis will be performed at the time of both phase II and phase III (if applicable) primary endpoint analyses. All adverse events will be classified as either immune or non-immune mediated.

  2. PFS (Phase III) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Assessed per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). Will compare the distributions of PFS between treatment arms using a one-sided stratified log-rank test in all randomized eligible patients at 0.025 level. The rates at various timepoints (e.g., every 6 months after randomization) and medians of PFS for each arm will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. The associated 95% CI will be calculated using Greenwood's formula and based on a log-log transformation applied on the survival function. If one stratum has less than 10 events, the stratification factor which contains the level with the smallest number of patients will be removed from the stratified analyses.

  3. PFS in patients with 1-3 distinct visible tumors and > 3 distinct visible tumors [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Will be similarly summarized and compared between experimental and control. The interaction between the treatment groups and tumor number groups will also be explored in Cox regression model.

  4. OS in patients with 1-3 distinct visible tumors and > 3 distinct visible tumors [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Will be similarly summarized and compared between experimental and control. The interaction between the treatment groups and tumor number groups will also be explored in Cox regression model.

  5. PFS in patients receiving consolidation radiotherapy to all visible disease and patients who do not receive consolidation radiotherapy to all visible disease [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
  6. OS in patients receiving consolidation radiotherapy to all visible disease and patients who do not receive consolidation radiotherapy to all visible disease [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Tumor burden [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Tumor burden determined by central radiographic assessment, using both tumor number and tumor volume will be associated with PFS and OS benefit. The PFS and OS will be similarly summarized and compared between experimental and control in the following subgroups: 1) high or low tumor burden, using >= 4, 5, or 6 metastases as a cutoff; 2) high or low tumor burden, using the median of centrally reviewed radiographic tumor volume as a cutoff.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any confirmation (cytologic, histologic, or pathologic) of extensive stage small cell lung cancer at any site, either primary or metastases
  • Partial response (PR) or stable disease (SD) after 4-6 cycles of etoposide/platinum (E/P) doublet plus atezolizumab by re-staging scans (positron emission tomography [PET]/computed tomography [CT] scan, diagnostic CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] optional per treating physician); atezolizumab should continue through randomization. Patients must be randomized within 9 weeks of last dose of etoposide/platinum (if not receiving PCI) or 6 weeks from completion of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI)

    • NOTE: Patients must have at least 3 cycles of E/P plus atezolizumab. They can have one cycle of induction E/P without concurrent atezolizumab if unable to receive concurrent E/P combined with atezolizumab for all cycles of induction therapy
  • Patients must have measurable disease (per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST]) and 3 or fewer observable liver metastases and no evidence of progressive disease (per RECIST) at time of enrollment
  • At time of enrollment after induction E/P chemotherapy and atezolizumab, if there is a pleural effusion, patients will be eligible if thoracentesis is cytologically negative or if pleural fluid is too small a volume to effectively sample by thoracentesis and does not show increased metabolic activity on CT/PET imaging
  • Appropriate stage for study entry based on the following diagnostic workup:

    • History/physical examination within 14 days prior to registration;
    • Imaging within 42 days prior to registration to include:

      • MRI brain with contrast or CT brain with contrast
      • CT chest, abdomen and pelvis or whole body PET/CT scan any time after the fourth cycle of chemotherapy and prior to registration
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2 within 14 days prior to registration
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/cells/mm^3 (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Platelets >= 75,000 cells/mm^3 (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Hemoglobin >= 8 g/dL (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 3.0 x ULN (AST and/or ALT =< 5 ULN for patients with liver involvement) (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN (=< 5 ULN for patients with documented liver involvement or bone metastases) (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Adequate renal function = Creatinine clearance >=40 mL/min by the Cockcroft-Gault (C-G) equation: (within 14 days prior to registration)
  • Upfront radiation therapy of symptomatic metastatic site is permissible if causing symptoms such as pain or impending fracture
  • Patients with brain metastases are eligible after receiving whole brain radiation before enrollment (anytime during induction systemic therapy). Whole brain radiation can be delivered with hippocampal sparing or 3-D conformal technique. Patients with irradiated brain metastases are eligible if they are clinically stable from a neurological standpoint after completing radiotherapy (e.g. not having uncontrolled seizures) and do not require use of steroids above a dose of 10 mg of prednisone daily
  • For women of childbearing potential, a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 14 days prior to registration.

    • Note: Women will be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months without an alternative medical cause. The following age-specific requirements apply:

      • Women < 50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments and if they have luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels in the post-menopausal range for the institution or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy)
      • Women >= 50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of all exogenous hormonal treatments, had radiation-induced menopause with last menses > 1 year ago, had chemotherapy-induced menopause with last menses > 1 year ago, or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy, bilateral salpingectomy or hysterectomy)
  • Patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on effective anti-retroviral therapy with undetectable viral load within 6 months and a stable regimen of highly active anti-retroviral (HAART) HIV-positive patients must have no requirement for concurrent antibiotics or antifungal agents for the prevention of opportunistic infections
  • The patient or a legally authorized representative must provide study-specific informed consent prior to study entry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease invading the liver (> 3 metastases), heart or > 10 metastatic sites detectable after induction systemic therapy. Each visible bone metastasis on radiographic scan counts as one site
  • Patients with a concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment has the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the investigational regimen with atezolizumab or radiation
  • Prior radiotherapy in the thorax that would result in overlapping RT fields, unless the overlapping fields meet acceptable dose constraints for normal tissue
  • Active autoimmune disease, including, but not limited to: systemic lupus erythematosus; rheumatoid arthritis; inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's, ulcerative colitis); vascular thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome; Wegener's granulomatosis; Sjogren's syndrome; Guillain-Barre syndrome; multiple sclerosis; vasculitis; or glomerulonephritis.

    • If the autoimmune disease is not active for over 3 years and the patient is not receiving immunosuppressive treatment such as methotrexate or steroids above a dose equivalent to 10 mg prednisone daily, the patient is eligible.
    • Patients with a history of autoimmune hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone are eligible
    • Patients with controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus on a stable insulin regimen are eligible
    • Patients with eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus or vitiligo with dermatologic manifestations are excluded only if they have active disease with acute exacerbation and on immunosuppressive medications within the 12 months prior to enrollment. They are eligible otherwise.
  • Severe, active co-morbidity defined as follows:

    • Any other diseases, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the patient at high risk from treatment complications;
    • Active tuberculosis;
    • Known clinically significant liver disease, including active viral, alcoholic, or other hepatitis; cirrhosis; fatty liver; and inherited liver disease

      • Patients with past or resolved hepatitis B infection (defined as having a negative hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] test and a positive anti-HBc [antibody to hepatitis B core antigen] antibody test) are eligible
      • Patients positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is negative for HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA). (The HCV RNA test must be performed for patients who have a positive HCV antibody test)
    • Known immunosuppressive disease, for example history of bone marrow transplant or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL);
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring chronic oral steroid therapy of > 10 mg prednisone daily or equivalent at the time of registration. Inhaled corticosteroids are not exclusionary;
    • Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 3 months;
    • History of recent myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to registration.
    • Clinically significant interstitial lung disease
  • Pregnancy: Administration of atezolizumab may have an adverse effect on pregnancy and poses a risk to the human fetus, including embryo-lethality. Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study treatment, and for 5 months (150 days) after the last dose of study agent. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
  • Women who are breastfeeding and unwilling to discontinue
  • History of allogeneic organ transplant
  • Patients who have had immunotherapy-induced pneumonitis

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04402788


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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NRG Oncology
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Quynh-Nhu Nguyen NRG Oncology
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04402788    
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2020-03472
NCI-2020-03472 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
NRG-LU007 ( Other Identifier: NRG Oncology )
NRG-LU007 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA180868 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 27, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2023
Last Verified: December 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: NCI is committed to sharing data in accordance with NIH policy. For more details on how clinical trial data is shared, access the link to the NIH data sharing policy page.
URL: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/sharing.htm

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Small Cell
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Atezolizumab
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs