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A Study of IMU-201 (PD1-Vaxx), a B-Cell Immunotherapy, in Adults With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04432207
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 16, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2022
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Imugene Limited

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 10, 2020
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 16, 2020
Last Update Posted Date January 20, 2022
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE November 30, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2021)
  • Safety and tolerability of IMU-201 as monotherapy graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 29 ]
    Safety and Tolerability Measures include: Frequency of adverse events (AEs) graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00.
  • Identify Optimal Biological Dose (OBD) with safety/tolerability graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00 and Immuogenicity. [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 43 ]
    Safety and Tolerability Measures: Adverse events (AEs); dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00. Immunogenicity data for IMU-201 includes PD-1 specific antibody (IgG) titers.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 11, 2020)
  • Safety and tolerability of IMU-201 as monotherapy graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 29 ]
    Safety and Tolerability Measures include: Adverse events (AEs); dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00.
  • Safety and tolerability of IMU-201 in combination with standard of care graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 29 ]
    Safety and Tolerability Measures include: Adverse events (AEs); dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00.
  • Identify Optimal Biological Dose (OBD) with safety/tolerability graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00 and Immuogenicity. [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 43 ]
    Safety and Tolerability Measures: Adverse events (AEs); dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) graded per terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) version 5.00. Immunogenicity data for IMU-201 includes PD-1 specific antibody (IgG) titers.
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2021)
  • Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy will be evaluated by overall response rate at OBD of IMU-201 measured as the proportion of participants with a best overall response of complete or partial response.
  • Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease or death due to any cause (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy will be evaluated by progression free survival at OBD of IMU-201.
  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to death from any cause (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy will be evaluated by overall survival at OBD of IMU-201
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 11, 2020)
  • Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy and in combination with standard of care will be evaluated by overall response rate at OBD of IMU-201 measured as the proportion of participants with a best overall response of complete or partial response.
  • Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease or death due to any cause (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy and in combination with standard of care will be evaluated by progression free survival at OBD of IMU-201.
  • Duration of response (DOR) [ Time Frame: Date of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) to date of objective disease progression or death due to any cause (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy and in combination with standard of care will be evaluated by duration of response at OBD of IMU-201.
  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to death from any cause (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Efficacy of IMU-201 as monotherapy and in combination with standard of care will be evaluated by overall survival at OBD of IMU-201
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: June 11, 2020)
  • Exploratory Outcome: Humoral immunogenicity of IMU-201 [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Humoral immunogenicity evaluated by PD-1 specific antibodies (IgG, IgM).
  • Exploratory Outcome: Cellular immunogenicity of IMU-201 [ Time Frame: Baseline to documented progressive disease (Approximately 15 Months) ]
    Cellular immunogenicity evaluated by vaccine-specific cytokine levels as well as analysis of regulatory and effector T and B cells.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Study of IMU-201 (PD1-Vaxx), a B-Cell Immunotherapy, in Adults With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE An Open Label, Multi-Center, Dose Escalation/Expansion, Phase 1 Study of IMU-201 (PD1-Vaxx), a B-Cell Immunotherapy, in Adults With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Brief Summary The phase 1 study is an open label, multi-center, non-randomized, dose escalation and expansion study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of IMU-201(PD1-Vaxx) as monotherapy in patients with PD-L1 expressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Detailed Description

Investigational Medicinal Product, IMU-201, consists of drug substance, APi2568, which is a B-cell epitope (amino acids 92-110 from PD-1) linked to a promiscuous T-cell epitope (amino acid residues 288-302 from measles virus fusion protein) via a 4-amino acid linker (Gly-Pro-Ser-Leu), and combined with Water for Injection (WFI) forms the drug product, IMU-201, which becomes PD1-Vaxx when emulsified with excipient Montanide ISA 720 VG.

It is hypothesized that a polyclonal induced B-cell antibody response will be more effective or as effective with improved safety over current monoclonal antibody therapy.

This phase 1 study is designed to assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of IMU-201 (PD1-Vaxx) as monotherapy in patients with PD-L1 expressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The monotherapy dose-escalation of IMU-201 (PD1-Vaxx) will establish the optimal biological dose. Once established, the dose cohort will be expanded to a total of 10 participants. Once the monotherapy optimal biological dose is established and expansion complete, the protocol will be modified to include a combination dose escalation with standard of care treatment.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIB
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IV
  • Squamous Non-small-cell Lung Cancer
  • Large Cell Carcinoma Lung
  • Adenocarcinoma Lung
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: IMU-201 (administered as PD1-Vaxx)
IMU-201, consists of APi2568 (lyophilized IMU-201) dissolved in WFI and emulsified with the adjuvant (Montanide ISA 720 VG) to produce PD1-Vaxx. IMU-201 will be administered as PD1-Vaxx intramuscularly into the deltoid region of the upper arm on Days 1, 15, and 29, and then on Day 64 and every subsequent 63 days until discontinuation from study.
Other Names:
  • PD1-Vaxx
  • APi2568
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Dose Escalation: Monotherapy Cohort 1
    10 μg/dose IMU-201 as a 0.5 mL PD1-Vaxx injection
    Intervention: Drug: IMU-201 (administered as PD1-Vaxx)
  • Experimental: Dose Escalation: Monotherapy Cohort 2
    50 μg/dose IMU-201 as a 0.5 mL PD1-Vaxx injection
    Intervention: Drug: IMU-201 (administered as PD1-Vaxx)
  • Experimental: Dose Escalation: Monotherapy Cohort 3
    100 μg/dose IMU-201 as a 0.5 mL PD1-Vaxx injection
    Intervention: Drug: IMU-201 (administered as PD1-Vaxx)
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2021)
22
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 11, 2020)
32
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE July 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Informed of the investigational nature of this study and has given written informed consent in accordance with institutional, local, and national guidelines;
  2. Histologically confirmed non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumor stage IIIb or IV (3 major types of NSCLC are acceptable including squamous, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma);
  3. Progressed on an approved PD-1 inhibitor or an approved PD-L1 inhibitor. Patients previously treated with a combination of an approved PD-1 or an approved anti-PD-L1 inhibitor and chemotherapy may be included with agreement of Imugene Limited;
  4. Age of at least 18 years;
  5. Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks in the opinion of the Investigator;
  6. Tumor PD-L1 overexpression with Tumor Proportion Score (TPS) ≥ 50%. Participants with PD-L1 TPS ≥ 1% expression may be included with agreement of Imugene Limited;
  7. Zubrod/ECOG score performance status 0-1;
  8. At least one measurable lesion as defined by RECIST 1.1 criteria. Patients with non-measurable lesions may be included with agreement of Imugene Limited;
  9. Adequate hematologic function: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1.5x109/L, platelet count at > 100x109/L, and hemoglobin > 9 g/dL;
  10. Adequate liver function evidenced by bilirubin at < 1.5x laboratory upper limit of normal [ULN], and ALT and AST at < 3x laboratory ULN if no liver involvement or ALT and AST at < 5x laboratory ULN with liver involvement;
  11. Adequate renal function (creatinine at < 1.5x laboratory ULN);
  12. Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other study procedures;
  13. Male participants must agree to use a highly effective method of contraception throughout the study and for at least 180 days after the last dose of assigned treatment;
  14. If female, must be at least 2 years post-menopausal (defined as post-menopausal with at least 24 consecutive months without menstruation) or documented surgically sterile.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior therapy for advanced NSCLC within 6 weeks prior to Day 1;
  2. Continuous systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalents) or other immunosuppressive medications within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study treatment. Inhaled or topical steroids and physiological replacement doses of up to 10 mg daily prednisone equivalents are permitted in the absence of active auto-immune disease;
  3. Any previous grade 3 or higher toxicity to a PD-1 inhibitor or PD-L1 inhibitor;
  4. Known brain metastases requiring steroid treatment, or signs and symptoms indicating suspected brain metastases;
  5. Current or previous history of auto-immune disease;
  6. NSCLC expressing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), B-Raf proto-oncogene (BRAF) or ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1) mutations;
  7. Prior organ transplant;
  8. Concurrent active malignancy except for adequately controlled limited basal cell carcinoma of the skin;
  9. History of uncontrolled seizures, central nervous disorders, or psychiatric disability judged by the Investigator to be clinically significant and precluding informed consent, participation in the study, or adversely affecting compliance to study drugs;
  10. Active infection requiring intravenous antibiotics;
  11. Positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies) or active hepatitis B (HBsAg reactive) or active hepatitis C (HCV ribonucleic acid [RNA] qualitative) infection;
  12. Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study entry. Minor surgery (excluding diagnostic biopsy) within 1 week prior to study entry;
  13. Has received a live-virus vaccination within 4 weeks of first dose of IMU-201. Seasonal flu vaccines that do not contain live virus are permitted;
  14. Current or recent (within 6 weeks of first IMU-201 dose) treatment with another investigational drug or participation in another investigational study.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Anthony Good 03 9824 5254 info@imugene.com
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Australia,   United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT04432207
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE IMU.201.101
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Imugene Limited
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Imugene Limited
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account Imugene Limited
Verification Date January 2022

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP