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Dose Escalation Trial of BNT152+153 in Patients With Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04710043
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 14, 2021
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioNTech SE

Brief Summary:

This is an open-label, multisite Phase I dose escalation, safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) trial of BNT152+153 in various solid tumor indications.

The clinical trial will enroll patients with various solid tumors that are metastatic or unresectable for whom there is no available standard therapy likely to confer clinical benefit, or patients who are not candidates for such available therapy.

The trial consists of Part 1 and Part 2 with adaptive design elements:

  • Part 1 consists of Groups A and B.

    • Group A is a BNT153 monotherapy dose escalation in patients with advanced solid malignancies until the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) is defined. If MTD is not reached, maximum administered dose (MAD) may be used for further development (or another dose as determined by the safety review committee (SRC).
    • Group B is a BNT152 monotherapy dose escalation in patients with advanced solid malignancies until the MTD or optimal biological dose (OBD) is defined, whichever occurs earlier.
    • Group A will be activated first and activation of Group B is at sponsor's decision.
  • Part 2 will start once Part 1 is completed, i.e., dose escalations for both BNT152 and BNT153 monotherapy are completed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Solid Tumor Drug: BNT152 Drug: BNT153 Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I, First-in-human, Open-label, Dose Escalation Trial to Evaluate Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Anti-tumor Activity of BNT152+153 in Patients With Solid Tumors
Estimated Study Start Date : June 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2023

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Part 1 group A BNT153
Monotherapy dose escalation.
Drug: BNT153
intravenous (IV)

Experimental: Part 1 group B BNT152
Monotherapy dose escalation.
Drug: BNT152
IV




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Occurrence of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) including Grade ≥ 3, serious, fatal TEAE by relationship [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    TEAEs will be graded according to National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) v.5.0.

  2. Occurrence of dose reduction and discontinuation of investigational medicinal product (IMP) within a patient due to TEAE [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
  3. Occurrence of dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) during the DLT evaluation period - BNT152 [ Time Frame: 21 days ]
  4. Occurrence of DLTs during the DLT evaluation period - BNT153 [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    ORR is defined as the proportion of patients in whom a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1) is observed as best overall response.

  2. Disease control rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    DCR is defined as the proportion of patients in whom a CR or PR or stable disease (SD) (per RECIST 1.1, SD assessed at least 6 weeks after first dose) is observed as best overall response.

  3. Duration of response (DOR) [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    DOR is defined as the time from first overall response (CR or PR per RECIST 1.1) to first occurrence of objective tumor progression (progressive disease (PD) per RECIST 1.1) or death from any cause, whichever occurs first.



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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:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor that is metastatic (Stage IV) or unresectable and for whom there is no available standard therapy likely to confer clinical benefit, or patient who is not a candidate for such available therapy. If there is no contraindication, patients should have exhausted all standard of care (SoC) therapies before entering the trial.
  • Measurable or evaluable disease per RECIST1.1.
  • Male and female aged ≥ 18 years.
  • Prior to any trial-related assessments or procedures, must sign an informed consent form (ICF) indicating that he or she understands the purpose and procedures required for the trial and are willing to participate in the trial.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1.
  • Adequate coagulation function at screening as determined by:

    1. International normalized ratio (INR) or prothrombin time ≤ 1.5 × upper limit normal (ULN); unless on therapeutic anticoagulants with values within therapeutic window),
    2. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) ≤ 1.5 × ULN (unless on therapeutic anticoagulants with values within therapeutic window).
  • Adequate hematologic function at screening as determined by:

    1. White blood cell count (WBC) ≥ 3 × 10^9/L
    2. Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 × 10^9/L (patient may not use granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) or granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) to achieve these WBC and absolute neutrophil count levels)
    3. Platelet count ≥ 100 × 10^9/L
    4. Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 9.0 g/dL (may not transfuse or use erythropoietin to obtain this Hgb level in the past 7 days).
  • Adequate hepatic function at screening as determined by:

    1. Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL (or ≤ 2.0 mg/dL for patients with known Gilbert's syndrome or liver metastasis)
    2. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 × ULN; ≤ 3 × ULN for patients with liver metastasis.
  • Adequate renal function at screening as determined by: Glomerular filtration rate ≥ 45 mL/min/1.73 m^2 - according to the abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation: Glomerular filtration rate = 186 × (Screatinin-1.154) × (age-0.203) (where Screatinin, the serum creatinine level, is expressed in mg/dL; multiply it by 0.742 if the patient is female; multiply it by 1.212, if the patient is African-American [Levey et al. 1999]).
  • Able and willing to comply with scheduled visits, treatment schedule, laboratory tests, lifestyle restrictions, and other requirements of the trial.
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum (beta-human chorionic gonadotropin [beta-hCG]) test/value at screening. Patients who are post-menopausal or permanently sterilized can be considered as not having reproductive potential.
  • WOCBP must agree to use highly effective contraception during the trial and for 6 months after receiving the last dose of BNT152 or BNT153. Birth control methods are considered highly effective if they have a failure rate of less than 1% per year, when used consistently and correctly.
  • WOCBP must agree not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purposes of assisted reproduction during the entire trial, until 6 months after last BNT152 or BNT153 treatment.
  • A man who is sexually active with a WOCBP and has not had a vasectomy must agree to use a barrier method of birth control, e.g., either condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository or partner with occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository, and all men must also agree to not donate sperm during the trial and for 6 months after receiving the last dose of BNT152 or BNT153.

Exclusion Criteria:

Prior and concomitant therapy:

  • Use of any investigational medical product or device within 28 days before administration of first dose of trial treatment.
  • Has been receiving: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or molecularly-targeted agents or tyrosine kinase inhibitors within 2 weeks or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) of the start of trial treatment; immunotherapy/monoclonal antibodies within 3 weeks of the start of trial treatment; nitrosourea, antibody-drug conjugates, or radioactive isotopes within 6 weeks of the start of trial treatment.
  • Ongoing participation in the active treatment phase of an interventional clinical trial.
  • Receives concurrent systemic (oral or IV) steroid therapy >10 mg prednisone daily or its equivalent for an underlying condition.
  • Has had major surgery within the 4 weeks before the first dose of trial treatment.
  • Ongoing or active infection requiring IV treatment with anti-infective therapy that has been administered less than 2 weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
  • Has side effects of any prior therapy or procedures for any medical condition not recovered to NCI CTCAE v.5 Grade ≤ 1. Note: peripheral neuropathy Grade ≤ 2 is allowed; alopecia of any grade is allowed.

Medical conditions:

  • Current evidence of new or growing brain or leptomeningeal metastases during screening. Patients with known brain metastases may be eligible if they:

    1. had radiotherapy, surgery or stereotactic surgery for the brain metastases,
    2. have no neurological symptoms (excluding Grade ≤ 2 neuropathy),
    3. have stable brain metastasis on the computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan within 4 weeks before signing the informed consent,
    4. are not undergoing acute corticosteroid therapy or steroid taper. Notes: Patients with central nervous system (CNS) symptoms should undergo a CT-scan or MRI of the brain to exclude new or progressive brain metastases. Spinal bone metastases are allowed, unless imminent fracture with cord compression is anticipated.
  • Has a history of a cerebrovascular accident or had a transient ischemic attack less than 6 months before signing the ICF.
  • Effusions (pleural, pericardial, or ascites) requiring drainage.
  • Fever ≥ 38°C within 3 days before signing the ICF.
  • Active autoimmune disease including but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis (except type 1 diabetes with well-regulated blood sugar).
  • Has any active immunologic disorder or after organ transplantation requiring immunosuppression with steroids or other immunosuppressive agents (e.g., azathioprine, cyclosporine A) with the exception of patients with isolated vitiligo, resolved childhood asthma or atopic dermatitis, controlled hypoadrenalism or hypopituitarism, and patients with a history of Graves' disease with stable thyroid function. Patients with controlled hyperthyroidism must be negative for thyroglobulin, thyroid peroxidase antibodies, and thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin prior to administration of trial treatment.
  • Known history of seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with CD4+ T˗cell (CD4+) counts <350 cells/µL and with a history of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining opportunistic infections.
  • Known history/positive serology for hepatitis B requiring active antiviral therapy (unless immune due to vaccination or resolved natural infection or unless passive immunization due to immunoglobulin therapy). Patients with positive serology must have hepatitis B virus viral load below the limit of quantification.
  • Active hepatitis C virus infection; patients who have completed curative antiviral treatment with hepatitis C virus viral load below the limit of quantification are allowed.
  • Known hypersensitivity to a component of any trial treatment.
  • Another primary malignancy that has not been in remission for at least 2 years, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death (including but not limited to adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous cell skin cancer, localized prostate cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ). In case of uncertainties, the medical monitor should be consulted.

Other comorbidities:

  • Abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs) that are clinically significant, such as Fridericia-corrected QT prolongation >480 ms.
  • In the opinion of the treating investigator, has any concurrent conditions that could pose an undue medical hazard or interfere with the interpretation of the trial results; these conditions include, but are not limited to:

    1. Ongoing or active infection requiring antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal therapy.
    2. Concurrent congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] Functional Classification Class III or IV).
    3. Concurrent unstable angina.
    4. Concurrent cardiac arrhythmia requiring treatment (excluding asymptomatic atrial fibrillation).
    5. Acute coronary syndrome within the previous 6 months.
    6. Symptomatic pulmonary embolism within the previous 3 months.
    7. Significant pulmonary disease (shortness of breath at rest or on mild exertion) for example due concurrent severe obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Cognitive, psychological or psychosocial impediment that would impair the ability of the patient to receive therapy according to the protocol or adversely affect the ability of the patient to comply with the informed consent process, protocol, or protocol-required visits and procedures.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Patients unable to consent.

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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): NCT04710043


Contacts
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Contact: BioNTech clinical trials patient information +49 6131 9084 ext 1919 patients@biontech.de
Contact: BioNTech clinical trial information desk +49 6131 9084 ext 0 info@biontech.de

Sponsors and Collaborators
BioNTech SE
Investigators
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Study Director: BioNTech Responsible Person BioNTech SE
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Responsible Party: BioNTech SE
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04710043    
Other Study ID Numbers: BNT152-01C
First Posted: January 14, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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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 BioNTech SE:
BioNTech SE
Solid Tumor
Metastatic
Unresectable
Advanced solid malignancies