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Microdevice In Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, And Peritoneal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04701645
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 8, 2021
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

This pilot study will assess the feasibility of using an implantable microdevice to measure local intratumor response to chemotherapy and other clinically relevant drugs in ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer.

The name of the study intervention involved in this study is:

-implantable microdevice


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Fallopian Tube Cancer Peritoneal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Stage III Ovarian Cancer Stage IV Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IV Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage III Combination Product: Microdevice Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This research study will assess the feasibility of using an implantable microdevice to measure local intratumor response to chemotherapy and other clinically relevant drugs in ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer.

Participants with suspected or confirmed ovarian cancer whose treatment plan includes surgery as a component of standard-of-care treatment will be identified.

-The research study procedures include screening for eligibility and study treatment including evaluations and follow-up.

The name of the study intervention involved in this study is: implantable microdevice

  • Participant will undergo percutaneous placement of several microdevices in a selected tumor deposit prior to surgery. The microdevices will dwell in the tumor tissue for approximately 24 +/- 8 hours to allow time for tissue effects of the drugs in the microdevice reservoirs. Microdevices will then be removed by resection of the tumor mass during a previously planned, and clinically indicated, surgical procedure.
  • It is expected that about 20 people will take part in this research study.

This research study is a Pilot Study, which is the first time investigators are examining this microdevice. The FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has not approved the microdevice as a tool to identify which cancer treatment is best for any disease.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Pilot Study of an Implantable Microdevice for Evaluating Drug Responses in Situ in Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer
Estimated Study Start Date : January 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2025


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cohort 1: Primary cytoreduction

Patients with a new or suspected diagnosis of ovarian cancer who are deemed surgical candidates for primary cytoreductive surgery (as per their surgical gynecologic oncologist) and who have not yet undergone surgery.

  • Participants will undergo percutaneous placement of several microdevices in a selected tumor deposit prior to surgery.
  • The microdevices will dwell in the tumor tissue for approximately 24 +/- 8 hours to allow time for tissue effects of the drugs in the microdevice reservoirs. Microdevices will then be removed by resection of the tumor mass during a previously planned, and clinically indicated, surgical procedure.
Combination Product: Microdevice

Placement of 1 to 6 implantable microdevices with multiple miniature drug reservoirs into a tumor mass 24 +/- 8 hours prior to surgery. Drugs will be released over 24 (+/- 8) hours while the microdevice is in the tumor prior to retrieval. The local tissue is retrieved along with the microdevice and no residual drug will remain.

  • Each microdevice will harbor up to 20 drugs and drug combinations relevant to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
  • Each drug or drug combination will be released from a single, separate reservoir. At least two reservoirs will harbor a drug vehicle only.
  • Drugs will include all or a subset of the following: Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), Cyclophosphamide, Etoposide, Gemcitabine, Ifosfamide, Pemetrexed, Topotecan, Vinorelbine, Olaparib, Niraparib, Rucaparib, Carboplatin + paclitaxel (combination), Carboplatin + doxorubicin (combination),Carboplatin + gemcitabine (combination)

Experimental: Cohort 2: Surgical assessment for primary surgery

Patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancers who are being considered for either primary surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy by their surgical gynecologic oncologist, and who require a laparoscopic procedure to determine their candidacy for surgery.

  • Participants will undergo percutaneous placement of several microdevices in a selected tumor deposit prior to surgery.
  • The microdevices will dwell in the tumor tissue for approximately 24 +/- 8 hours to allow time for tissue effects of the drugs in the microdevice reservoirs. Microdevices will then be removed by resection of the tumor mass during a previously planned, and clinically indicated, surgical procedure.
Combination Product: Microdevice

Placement of 1 to 6 implantable microdevices with multiple miniature drug reservoirs into a tumor mass 24 +/- 8 hours prior to surgery. Drugs will be released over 24 (+/- 8) hours while the microdevice is in the tumor prior to retrieval. The local tissue is retrieved along with the microdevice and no residual drug will remain.

  • Each microdevice will harbor up to 20 drugs and drug combinations relevant to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
  • Each drug or drug combination will be released from a single, separate reservoir. At least two reservoirs will harbor a drug vehicle only.
  • Drugs will include all or a subset of the following: Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), Cyclophosphamide, Etoposide, Gemcitabine, Ifosfamide, Pemetrexed, Topotecan, Vinorelbine, Olaparib, Niraparib, Rucaparib, Carboplatin + paclitaxel (combination), Carboplatin + doxorubicin (combination),Carboplatin + gemcitabine (combination)

Experimental: Cohort 3: Secondary cytoreduction

Patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who are candidates for secondary cytoreduction, e.g.to confirm diagnosis of recurrent ovarian cancer and/or remove oligometastatic lesions.

  • Participants will undergo percutaneous placement of several microdevices in a selected tumor deposit prior to surgery.
  • The microdevices will dwell in the tumor tissue for approximately 24 +/- 8 hours to allow time for tissue effects of the drugs in the microdevice reservoirs. Microdevices will then be removed by resection of the tumor mass during a previously planned, and clinically indicated, surgical procedure.
Combination Product: Microdevice

Placement of 1 to 6 implantable microdevices with multiple miniature drug reservoirs into a tumor mass 24 +/- 8 hours prior to surgery. Drugs will be released over 24 (+/- 8) hours while the microdevice is in the tumor prior to retrieval. The local tissue is retrieved along with the microdevice and no residual drug will remain.

  • Each microdevice will harbor up to 20 drugs and drug combinations relevant to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
  • Each drug or drug combination will be released from a single, separate reservoir. At least two reservoirs will harbor a drug vehicle only.
  • Drugs will include all or a subset of the following: Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), Cyclophosphamide, Etoposide, Gemcitabine, Ifosfamide, Pemetrexed, Topotecan, Vinorelbine, Olaparib, Niraparib, Rucaparib, Carboplatin + paclitaxel (combination), Carboplatin + doxorubicin (combination),Carboplatin + gemcitabine (combination)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with adverse events as defined in the CTCAE v5.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Descriptive statistics will be used to evaluate the safety of microdevice placement and removal, including reporting the maximum grade AE by type and organ class with 95% binomial confidence intervals.

  2. Number of implanted microdevices successfully retrieved [ Time Frame: Up to 32 hours ]
    Defined as the ability to retrieve the microdevice with sufficient tissue, of sufficient quality, for downstream histopathology analysis and interpretation of at least 50% of the microdevice reservoirs. For purposes of this endpoint, feasibility will be assessed on a per-device basis rather than a per-patient basis, with each microdevice considered to be relatively independent in terms of placement, retrieval, and analysis.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Measure local intratumor response to different agents [ Time Frame: Up to 32 hours ]

    Response assessed via apoptotic index measured by immunohistochemistry.

    Inferences will use two-sided alpha = 0.05 and report 95% confidence intervals with any point estimates.


  2. Correlate extent of tumor response with platinum response category [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

    Platinum response category is defined as follows for both initial and secondary platinum exposure: platinum refractory (progression within 2 months of platinum-based chemotherapy), platinum resistant (progression within 2-6 months of platinum-based chemotherapy), and platinum sensitive (progression within 6-12 months of platinum based chemotherapy).

    For dichotomous/categorical tumor features and patient outcomes, we will use Fisher's exact test. For continuous variables we will use a two-sided t-test if the data is approximately normally distributed, and Wilcoxon rank sum test if otherwise.


  3. Correlate extent of tumor response with platinum-free interval [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

    Platinum-free interval is defined as the interval between the date of the last platinum dose and the date of relapse detection.

    For dichotomous/categorical tumor features and patient outcomes, we will use Fisher's exact test. For continuous variables we will use a two-sided t-test if the data is approximately normally distributed, and Wilcoxon rank sum test if otherwise.


  4. Correlate extent of tumor response with progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]

    Progression defined using RECIST 1.1 criteria; progression-free survival measured in months.

    For dichotomous/categorical tumor features and patient outcomes, we will use Fisher's exact test. For continuous variables we will use a two-sided t-test if the data is approximately normally distributed, and Wilcoxon rank sum test if otherwise.


  5. Correlate extent of tumor response with exploratory biomarkers of drug response [ Time Frame: Up to 32 hours ]
    Candidate biomarkers for chemotherapy and PARP inhibitor response in ovarian cancer include RAD51 focus formation, markers of DNA damage (e.g. gamma-H2AX), and immune infiltrates. Each biomarker will be evaluated by immunohistochemistry to generate a quantitative score for the number of marker-positive cells per number of cells analyzed. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize the results for each biomarker across multiple microdevices and drugs.

  6. Compare extent of tumor response to drug among multiple microdevices implanted within a single tumor [ Time Frame: Up to 32 hours ]
    Response will be assessed via apoptotic index measured by immunohistochemistry and will be compared among multiple microdevices implanted within a single tumor.

  7. Correlate extent of tumor response with genetic features of the tumor tissue [ Time Frame: Up to 32 hours ]
    Genetic alterations will be catalogued in terms of single nucleotide variants, insertions/deletions, and copy number changes in individual genes in the tumor tissue. Each alteration will be scored as "present" or "absent" in a tumor. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize the frequency of each genomic event across multiple microdevices and drugs.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must have suspected or confirmed clinically advanced stage (III-IV, defined as disease outside of the pelvis) ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer. If a patient has suspected ovarian cancer but final histologic analysis does not show evidence of ovarian cancer, the patient will be removed from the study and replaced.
  • Participants must meet one of the following clinical categories:

    • Cohort 1: Patients with a new or suspected diagnosis of ovarian cancer who are deemed surgical candidates for primary cytoreductive surgery (as per their surgical gynecologic oncologist) and who have not yet undergone surgery.
    • Cohort 2: Patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancers who are being considered for either primary surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy by their surgical gynecologic oncologist, and who require a laparoscopic procedure to determine their candidacy for surgery.
    • Cohort 3: Patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who are candidates for secondary cytoreduction, e.g. to confirm diagnosis of recurrent ovarian cancer and/or remove oligometastatic lesions.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Patients must be deemed medically stable to undergo both percutaneous procedures and standard-of-care surgical procedures by their treating gynecologic oncologist and medical oncologist.
  • Participants will undergo laboratory testing within 7 days prior to the microdevice placement.

    • Patients must have absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcL
    • Platelets ≥ 75,000/mcL
    • PT (INR) < 1.5
    • PTT < 1.5x control
    • Women of childbearing potential must have negative pregnancy test (urine or serum)
  • Participants must be evaluated by a surgical gynecologic oncologist who will determine the clinically appropriate treatment strategy (primary surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy) based on clinical history and extent of disease. The patient's surgical and/or medical gynecologic oncologist must also confirm the patient's medical fitness to undergo an additional biopsy procedure and the indicated surgical procedure. The patient must have a plan to undergo surgery for clinical purposes.
  • The following criteria must be met:

    • Participants must have undergone an abdominal/pelvic CT scan that both assesses the extent of disease and identifies an area of tumor amenable to safe microdevice placement. CT scans with both oral and IV contrast media are preferred but not required.

CT scans performed at outside institutions are acceptable providing that the images are considered adequate to assess the stage of the disease and to assess the safety and feasibility of the placement of the microdevices and their retrieval during standard-of care surgery. CT scan must be completed within 4 weeks prior to the microdevice placement.

  • Patient has sufficient volume of disease as measured by CT scan to allow implantation of the microdevice.
  • Patient has sufficient volume of disease that removal of the lesion where the microdevice is placed will not potentially affect adequate tissue for diagnosis.
  • A lesion can be selected where the microdevice is to be implanted that is

    • Amenable to percutaneous placement
    • Amenable to removal at the time of surgery or laparoscopy. If patient is undergoing laparoscopy, the lesion must be able to be removed using a laparoscopic approach in a manner that would not significantly alter the procedure or affect patient safety, per opinion of the surgical oncologist.

      • Patients must have the ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
      • Patients must be willing to undergo research-related genetic sequencing (somatic and germline) and data management, including the deposition of de-identified genetic sequencing data in NIH central data repositories.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit the safety of a biopsy and/or surgery.
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study because of the possible increased dose of radiation from imaging associated with the microdevice placement and the potential risk to the pregnancy of the biopsy/device placement in an abdominal lesion.
  • Uncorrectable bleeding or coagulation disorder known to cause increased risk with surgical or percutaneous biopsy procedures.
  • Significant risk factors (including, but not limited to, high risk of venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke or myocardial infarction) precluding the safe cessation of anticoagulation medication as per SIR guidelines. (Patients taking low-dose aspirin only do not need to be excluded.)

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04701645


Contacts
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Contact: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD (617) 632-5269 ehstover@partners.org
Contact: Madeline Polak, BS madeline_polak@dfci.harvard.edu

Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD    617-632-5269    ehstover@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD    617-632-5269    ehstover@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04701645    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20-357
R21CA216796 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 8, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: The Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center encourages and supports the responsible and ethical sharing of data from clinical trials. De-identified participant data from the final research dataset used in the published manuscript may only be shared under the terms of a Data Use Agreement. Requests may be directed to Sponsor Investigator or designee. The protocol and statistical analysis plan will be made available on Clinicaltrials.gov only as required by federal regulation or as a condition of awards and agreements supporting the research.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Time Frame: Data can be shared no earlier than 1 year following the date of publication
Access Criteria: Contact the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI) at innovation@dfci.harvard.edu

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Ovarian Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Implantable Microdevice
Ovarian Cancer Stage III
Ovarian Cancer Stage IV
Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IV
Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage III
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases