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Drug Screening Using Novel IMD in ACC and Salivary Cancers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05553782
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 23, 2022
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2022
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Glenn J. Hanna, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

This research study is studying the effect of different drugs as possible treatments for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a type of head and neck cancer.

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

-implantable microdevice

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland Combination Product: Implantable Microdevice (IMD) Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This window-of-opportunity pilot study will assess the safety and feasibility of using an implantable microdevice (IMD) to efficiently measure local intratumor response to multiple drugs within previously untreated salivary gland ACC patients undergoing definitive oncologic resection.

-This research study is a Pilot Study, which is the first-time investigators are examining this study device in ACC. The treatment received (surgery and/or chemotherapy) will be the normal standard-of-care treatment for ACC. However, the placement and removal of the microdevice is being tested for the first time in this type of cancer.

  • This research study involves drugs that are released by a small implantable microdevice (IMD) as small as the tip of a needle, that is inserted into the tumor and is then removed 3-5 days later during surgery.
  • The microdevice can hold up to 20 drugs in very small concentrations that are able to access the cancer through small pores in the device. When the device is removed along with the cancer at the time of surgery, it will be evaluated to understand which drug(s) may be effective to treat these cancers.

It is expected that about 30 people will take part in this research study.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the microdevice a treatment for any disease.

AACRF, a research foundation, is supporting this research study by providing funding for the research study, the study drugs and study procedures.

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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: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Drug Screening Using a Novel Implantable Microdevice (IMD) in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) and Salivary Cancers: a Window of Opportunity Study
Estimated Study Start Date : November 1, 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 31, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 1, 2025

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Adenoids Medicines

Arm Intervention/treatment

Newly diagnosed, localized ACC salivary cancers undergoing surgical resection

  • Interventional radiology guided IMD placement
  • Planned oncologic resection with IMD retrieval 3-5 days after placement
  • Standard of care adjuvant treatment
  • Tumor specimen analysis for local drug response and molecular analysis
Combination Product: Implantable Microdevice (IMD)
  • Percutaneous CT image-guided placement of the microdevice(s). At least one, and up to 3, devices will be placed in each tumor.
  • Drugs will be released from the microdevice into local tumor tissues. The duration of drug release will be for a period of 3-5 days 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 harbors up to 20 drugs and/or drug combinations relevant to the treatment of salivary cancer. The drugs used will include some standard agents approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of different types of cancers, or drugs classes under investigational.

    • Drugs may include all or a subset of the following which each may be tested as single agents or in any number of combinations: Lenvatinib, Axitinib, All trans retinoic acid (ATRA), Venetoclax, Pembrolizumab, Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Vinorelbine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Grade 3 or Higher Treatment-Related Toxicity Rate [ Time Frame: AE assessed on post-operative visit, which take placed between 7-14 days after the surgical procedure. ]
    All grade 3 or higher adverse events (AE) with treatment attribution of possibly, probably or definite based on CTCAEv5 as reported on case report forms were counted. Rate is the proportion of treated participants experiencing at least one treatment-related grade 3 or higher AE of any type during the time of observation.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacodynamic (PD) [ Time Frame: Screening Period 1 day ]
    Pharmacodynamics reported based on dose/exposure efficacy and safety relationships, there are no clinically significant differences in efficacy and safety between pembrolizumab doses of 200 mg or 2 mg/kg every 3 weeks in patients with melanoma or NSCLC.

  2. Evaluate the likelihood of independent drug or combination response/failure in this pilot population to determine the appropriateness of nominating therapies for further clinical investigation [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
  3. Tumor Response [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Tumor molecular profiling using a commercially available assay (CARIS® MI Profile) will be performed on pathology material from resection sent for permanent processing using cut unstained tissue slides, in post-operative visit up 14 days

  4. Gene Expression Level [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Tumor molecular profiling using a commercially available assay (CARIS® MI Profile) will be performed on pathology material from resection sent for permanent processing using cut unstained tissue slides, in post-operative visit up to 14 Days

  5. Changes in Tumor Metabolism [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    Tumor molecular profiling using a commercially available assay (CARIS® MI Profile) will be performed on pathology material from resection sent for permanent processing using cut unstained tissue slides, in post-operative visit up to 14 Days

  6. Biomarker levels [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year ]
    For hypothesis-generating biomarker discovery, genome-wide approaches looking at both established and novel candidate biomarkers may be able to identify new biomarkers exclusive to ACC

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must have histologically confirmed adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the salivary glands of the head and neck without evidence of recurrent, metastatic or advanced, incurable disease undergoing definitive surgical management; any stage disease is permitted (American Joint Committee on Cancer 2017 8th edition). If initial fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy shows findings suggestive of ACC or a basaloid neoplasm, the patient is considered eligible. Initial FNAs showing unspecified salivary neoplasms should be discussed with the treating surgeon and PI.
  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1.
  • A measurable primary tumor site both clinically and radiologically measuring at least 1 x 1 cm.
  • Patients must be deemed medically fit to undergo both percutaneous and surgical procedures by their treating head and neck surgeon and medical oncologist.
  • Participants will undergo laboratory testing within 7 days prior to the microdevice placement: they are required to have a platelet count ≥50,000/mcL, PT/INR <2, and aPTT <1.5x upper limit of normal.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential should have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 14 days
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who are receiving any other investigational agents.
  • 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 device placement and the potential risk to the pregnancy of the surgery/device placement.
  • Uncorrectable bleeding or coagulation disorder known to cause increased risk with surgical or percutaneous biopsy procedures. If the patient is on systemic anticoagulation, this should be discussed with the overall PI and treating surgeon

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05553782

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Contact: Glenn J. Hanna, M.D. (617) 632-3090 glenn_hanna@dfci.harvard.edu

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United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Glenn J Hanna, MD    617-632-3090    glenn_hanna@dfci.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Glenn J Hanna, MD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Glenn Hanna, MD    617-632-3090    gjhanna@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Glenn Hanna, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Glenn J. Hanna, M.D Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: Glenn J. Hanna, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05553782    
Other Study ID Numbers: 22-381
First Posted: September 23, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2022
Last Verified: September 2022
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)
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: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: Yes
Keywords provided by Glenn J. Hanna, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland
Implantable Microdevice IMD
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type