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A Phase 1B Study of Canakinumab, Spartalizumab, Nab-paclitaxel, and Gemcitabine in Metastatic PC Patients (PanCAN-SR1)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04581343
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 9, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 14, 2020
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 9, 2020
Last Update Posted Date January 27, 2021
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE November 2, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date March 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 2, 2020)
Confirm the recommended Phase 2/3 dose of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Assess the incidence of dose limiting toxicities (DLT) in the first 56 days (8 weeks) of dosing ]
Confirm the recommended Phase 2/3 dose of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 2, 2020)
  • Determine the Safety [Frequency and severity of (S)AEs, Lab abnormalities and ECGs] of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: From Day 1 of study treatment through Safety Follow-up period (150-days after the last study treatment) ]
    Determine the Safety [Frequency and severity of (S)AEs, Lab abnormalities and ECGs] of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the Tolerability [Frequency of dose interruptions and dose reductions] of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: From Day 1 of study treatment through End of Treatment visit, an average of 6 months ]
    Determine the Tolerability [Frequency of dose interruptions and dose reductions] of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the response-related efficacy assessments Objective Response Rate (ORR) and Duration of Response (DOR) of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Tumor response data from CT/MRI scans will be taken at screening visit and every 8 weeks throughout study treatment, an average of 6 months; ]
    Objective Response Rate (ORR) and Duration of Response (DOR) are calculated based on tumor response data [complete Response (CR) and Partial Response (PR)] assessed at the local site using RECIST 1.1 Criteria of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the Disease Control Rate (DCR) of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Tumor response data from CT/MRI scans will be taken at screening visit and every 8 weeks throughout study treatment, an average of 6 months; ]
    The Disease Control Rate (DCR) is calculated based on tumor response data [complete Response (CR) and Partial Response (PR) and Stable Disease (SD)] assessed at the local site using RECIST 1.1 Criteria of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the Progression Free Survival (PFS) of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Tumor response data from CT/MRI scans will be taken at screening visit and every 8 weeks throughout study treatment, an average of 6 months; ]
    The Progression Free Survival is defined as the time from the date of the first dose to the date of disease progression, assessed at the local site using RECIST 1.1 Criteria, of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the Time To Response Rate (TTR) of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Tumor response data from CT/MRI scans will be taken at screening visit and every 8 weeks throughout study treatment, an average of 6 months; ]
    The TIme To Response Rate is defined as the time from the date of the first dose to the date of first documented tumor response [Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR)], assessed at the local site using RECIST 1.1 Criteria, of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Determine the Overall Survival (OS) of canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Overall Survival assessment will be from first day of study treatment to subject's date of death, or until study closure, assessed up to 24 months; ; ]
    The Overall Survival is defined as the time from the date of the first dose to the date of death, due to any cause, of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
  • Characterize the pharmacokinetics of canakinumab in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood draws will be taken during cycles 1-6 for canakinumab analyte; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 6 months; ]
    Characterize the Descriptive Statistics (n, m (number of non-zero concentrations), mean, coefficient of variation CV%, SD, median, geometric mean, geometric CV%, minimum and maximum) of the Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood samples of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine;
  • Characterize the pharmacokinetics of spartalizumab in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood draws will be taken during cycles 1-6 for spartalizumab analyte; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 6 months; ]
    Characterize the Descriptive Statistics (n, m (number of non-zero concentrations), mean, coefficient of variation CV%, SD, median, geometric mean, geometric CV%, minimum and maximum) of the Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood samples of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine;
  • Characterize the pharmacokinetics of nab-paclitaxel in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood draws will be taken during cycles 1 and 2 for nab-paclitaxel analyte; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 2 months; ]
    Characterize the Descriptive Statistics (n, m (number of non-zero concentrations), mean, coefficient of variation CV%, SD, median, geometric mean, geometric CV%, minimum and maximum) of the Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood samples of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine;
  • Characterize the pharmacokinetics of gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood draws will be taken during cycles 1 and 2 for gemcitabine analyte; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 2 months; ]
    Characterize the Descriptive Statistics (n, m (number of non-zero concentrations), mean, coefficient of variation CV%, SD, median, geometric mean, geometric CV%, minimum and maximum) of the Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood samples of patients treated with canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine;
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: October 2, 2020)
  • Study the immunogenicity [by tabulating the Anti-drug Antibodies (ADA) prevalence at baseline and ADA incidence on-treatment] of canakinumab, and spartalizumab combined with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients [ Time Frame: Immunogenicity Samples of canakinumab analytes are taken during Cycles 1-6 of study treatment; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 6 months; ]
    Study the immunogenicity [by tabulating the Anti-drug Antibodies (ADA) prevalence at baseline and ADA incidence on-treatment] of patients treated with canakinumab;
  • Study the immunogenicity [by tabulating the Anti-drug Antibodies (ADA) prevalence at baseline and ADA incidence on-treatment] of canakinumab, and spartalizumab combined with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients [ Time Frame: Immunogenicity Samples of spartalizumab analytes are taken during Cycles 1-6 of study treatment; Every cycle is 28-days, total estimated time is 6 months; ]
    Study the immunogenicity [by tabulating the Anti-drug Antibodies (ADA) prevalence at baseline and ADA incidence on-treatment] of patients treated with spartalizumab;
  • Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment using sample analysis from tissue biopsies. [ Time Frame: Tissue samples will be taken at two timepoints: at baseline visit (Prior to treatment) and after 8-weeks of study treatment; ]
    Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment from tissue biopsies, and analyzed for genomic analyses (RNA and DNA sequencing);
  • Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment using immunostaining from tissue biopsies. [ Time Frame: Tissue samples will be taken at two timepoints: at baseline visit (Prior to treatment) and after 8-weeks of study treatment; ]
    Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment from tissue biopsies, and analyzed for immunostaining;
  • Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment using flow cytometry from tissue biopsies. [ Time Frame: Tissue samples will be taken at two timepoints: at baseline visit (Prior to treatment) and after 8-weeks of study treatment; ]
    Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment from tissue biopsies, and analyzed for flow cytometry;
  • Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment using CyTOF analysis from tissue biopsies. [ Time Frame: Tissue samples will be taken at two timepoints: at baseline visit (Prior to treatment) and after 8-weeks of study treatment; ]
    Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment from tissue biopsies, and analyzed for CyTOF;
  • Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment using single-cell RNA sequencing from tissue biopsies. [ Time Frame: Tissue samples will be taken at two timepoints: at baseline visit (Prior to treatment) and after 8-weeks of study treatment; ]
    Study the immune modulation effect of this 4-drug combination on the tumor micro-environment from tissue biopsies, and analyzed for single-cell RNA sequencing;
  • To study IL-1B signaling by measuring IL-6 and CRP in serum in human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) [ Time Frame: Blood samples for these analyses will be collected during Days 1 and 15 of every treatment Cycle, on Day 8 of cycle 1, and End of Treatment Visit, an average of 6 months; ; ]
    IL-1B signaling in human PDAC will be analyzed by measuring IL-6 and CRP in serum;
  • To study IL-1B signaling by performing ctDNA analysis in human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) [ Time Frame: Blood samples for these analyses will be collected during Days 1 and 15 of every treatment Cycle, on Day 8 of cycle 1, and End of Treatment Visit, an average of 6 months; ; ]
    IL-1B signaling in human PDAC will be analyzed by performing ctDNA analysis;
  • To study IL-1B signaling by measuring a panel of cancer-related cytokines in plasma in human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) [ Time Frame: Blood samples for these analyses will be collected during Days 1 and 15 of every treatment Cycle, on Day 8 of cycle 1, and End of Treatment Visit, an average of 6 months; ; ]
    IL-1B signaling in human PDAC will be analyzed by measuring a panel of cancer-related cytokines in plasma;
  • To study IL-1B signaling by isolating leukocytes in human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) [ Time Frame: Blood samples for these analyses will be collected during Days 1 and 15 of every treatment Cycle, on Day 8 of cycle 1, and End of Treatment Visit, an average of 6 months; ; ]
    IL-1B signaling in human PDAC will be analyzed by the isolation of leukocytes;
  • To study IL-1B signaling by performing flow cytometry in human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) [ Time Frame: Blood samples for these analyses will be collected during Days 1 and 15 of every treatment Cycle, on Day 8 of cycle 1, and End of Treatment Visit, an average of 6 months; ; ]
    IL-1B signaling in human PDAC will be analyzed by flow cytometry;
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Phase 1B Study of Canakinumab, Spartalizumab, Nab-paclitaxel, and Gemcitabine in Metastatic PC Patients
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase 1B Study to Determine the Safety and Tolerability and Confirm the Dose of Canakinumab and Spartalizumab in Combination With Nab-paclitaxel and Gemcitabine for Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Brief Summary This study combines canakinumab (ACZ885), a high-affinity human anti-interleukin-1β (IL-1β) monoclonal antibody (mAb), and spartalizumab (PDR001), a mAb directed against human Programmed Death-1 (PD-1), with the chemotherapy combination of gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel. This study will confirm for this 4-drug combination the tolerable doses, the acceptable safety profile, and the dose to be used for a Phase II combination treatment regimen.
Detailed Description

This is an open-label multi-center phase Ib study to confirm the recommended phase II/III dose of canakinumab and spartalizumab in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine.

The study will recruit patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated in the first line setting. The starting dose level of canakinumab explored will be 250 mg Q4W ("starting dose level"). In case of unacceptable toxicity of the starting dose devel of canakinumab, the dose of canakinumab will be de-escalated to the "-1 dose level" administered as 250 mg Q8W, while other components of the combination stay at the same dose as the starting dose level.

Patients will be observed for DLTs for a minimum duration of 56 days (8 weeks). To achieve study objectives and to ensure the adequate number of DLT evaluable patients, the study will recruit approximately ten patients to have at least 6 evaluable patients per dose level of canakinumab. Additional approximately ten patients (to have at least 6 additional evaluable patients) may be enrolled at lower dose level in case a dose de-escalation is necessary.

Dose confirmation will be guided by an adaptive Bayesian logistic regression model (BLRM) based on any DLTs observed for two cycles of treatment (i.e. 56 days, or 8 weeks). The adaptive BLRM will be guided by the Escalation with Overdose Control (EWOC) principle to control the probability of DLT in future patients on the study. BLRM is a well-established and widely used method to estimate the recommended dose for expansion (RDE) or maximal tolerable dose (MTD) in clinical trials in patients with cancer with small sample size. The use of Bayesian response adaptive models for small datasets has been endorsed by academic publications (Babb et al. 1998, Neuenschwander et al. 2008, Neuenschwander et al. 2010, Natanegara et al. 2014), by the European Medicines Agency (Guideline on Clinical Trials in Small Populations, 2007) and it constitutes an important aspect of the FDA's Critical Path Initiative (Clinical Path White Paper, FDA, 2004). The Bayesian analysis incorporates prior toxicity data of single agent and drugs combinations together with the currently available data to predict the probability of DLT and excessive toxicity of a dose level of interest.

The Bayesian method is be based on a Meta-Analytical-Combined (MAC) approach (Spiegelhalter 2004, Neuenschwander 2016) to combine all historical and concurrent data. Prior toxicity information included in the BLRM model was obtained from three studies with canakinumab as a single agent and combination of canakinumab and spartalizumab (PDR001X2101, ACZ885I2202, PRD001X2103) and from a phase I/II study of nab-paclitaxel + gemcitabine (Von Hoff D, et.al., 2011). Simulation was used to illustrate the recommendation from BLRM under a set of hypothetical scenarios with assumed number of evaulable patients and DLTs.

The decisions on a recommended dose will be made by the Investigators and the Sponsor in a Safety Review meeting when at least 6 DLT evaluable patients per dose level will be observed for DLTs for a minimum duration of 56 days (8 weeks). Safety review will be based upon the review of all relevant data available including treatment tolerability and safety information together with the BLRM summaries of DLT probability, PK, PD, and preliminary activity information (if available) at the time of the meeting.

Patients will be treated until disease progression per RECIST 1.1, unacceptable toxicity, or until the patient or treating physician decides to stop treatment.

Pharmacokinetic (PK) and immunogenicity (IG) samples will be collected at specific time points throughout treatment. Each treatment cycle is 4 weeks. All patients must be followed for safety up to 150 days after the last dose of spartalizumab or canakinumab, or 30 days after the last dose of the combination chemotherapy, whichever the later. After the end of safety follow-up, patients will be followed for disease progression if discontinuation of treatment is due to reason other than progression, and for survival (via telephone call or onsite visit if a patient happens to be visiting the site) until the end of study The study completion is defined as when the last patient has completed the study treatment, safety follow up, and completed survival follow up period up to 1 year from first treatment, whichever is later or in the event of an early study termination decision, the date of that decision.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
A Phase 1B study enrolling 10 patients to find 6 evaluable patients starting at a maximum dose and dose reducing if needed.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Canakinumab injection; spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel, gemcitabine
Canakinumab 250 mg s.c. injection; Spartalizumab 400 mg IV infusion, nab-paclitaxel 125 mg/m2 IV infusion, gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 IV infusion
Other Names:
  • Ilaris
  • Abraxane
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Canakinumab, spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine
Spartalizumab (PDR001),IV infusion, 400 mg, D1 of each 28-day cycle; Canakinumab (ACZ885), s.c. injection, 250 mg, Day 1 of each 28- day cycle; Gemcitabine, IV Infusion, 1000 mg/m2, Days 1, 8, 15 of each 28-day cycle; Nab-paclitaxel, IV Infusion, 125 mg/m2, Days 1, 8, 15 of each 28-day cycle.
Intervention: Drug: Canakinumab injection; spartalizumab, nab-paclitaxel, gemcitabine
Publications *

*   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: October 2, 2020)
10
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date March 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years at the time of informed consent
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) (determined by a local laboratory) with metastatic spread of disease (adenosquamous is also allowed).
  • Patients must have not received previous anti-cancer therapy for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • Patients who received previous neo-/adjuvant systemic therapy for non-metastatic PDAC ≥12 months from the last treatment to study enrollment date are allowed unless this therapy included immunotherapy and/or IL-1 inhibitors.
  • Radiographically measurable disease of at least one site by computed tomography (CT) scan (or magnetic resonance imaging, if allergic to CT contrast media) as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1). Primary lesion is allowed as long as it is measurable (per RECIST 1.1) and has not been previously irradiated. Imaging results must be obtained within the 28-day screening window.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1.
  • Adequate organ function (laboratory results must be obtained within the 28-day screening window)

    • Absolute neutrophil count > 1500/mm3
    • Hemoglobin > 9 g/dL
    • Platelets > 100,000/mm3
    • Serum creatinine < 1.5 x upper limit normal (ULN), or calculated creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min (Cockcroft Gault)
    • Albumin > 3.0 g/dL
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and/or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) < 3.0 x ULN (< 5 x ULN in presence of liver metastasis).

In patients with elevated ALT or AST, the values must be stable for at least 2 weeks and with no evidence of biliary obstruction on imaging

  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 X ULN
  • INR ≤ 1.5 x ULN

    • Consent to provide protocol-mandated tissue and blood samples for diagnostic, PK, and research purposes
    • Able to adhere to study visit schedule and other protocol requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma or pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma
  • Previous immunotherapy (e.g. anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CTLA-4 antibody, or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or immune checkpoint pathways).
  • Known microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair-deficient pancreatic cancer
  • Prior treatment with canakinumab or drugs of a similar mechanism of action (IL-1 inhibitor).
  • History of known hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in this study or any of their excipients, or patient has contraindication to any of the study drugs as outlined in the local prescribing information (e.g. United States Prescribing Information [USPI])
  • Active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years prior to enrollment i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs. Control of the disorder with replacement therapy (e.g., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is permitted.
  • Patient with suspected or proven immunocompromised state or infections, including:

    • Evidence of active or latent tuberculosis (TB) as determined by locally approved screening methods. If the results of the screening per local treatment guidelines or clinical practice require treatment, then the patient is not eligible.
    • Chronic or active hepatitis B or C
    • Known history of testing positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections.
    • Any other medical condition (such as active infection, treated or untreated), which in the opinion of the investigator places the patient at an unacceptable risk for participation in immunomodulatory therapy.

Note: Patients with localized condition unlikely to lead to a systemic infection e.g. chronic nail fungal infection are eligible.

  • Allogeneic bone marrow or solid organ transplant
  • Treatment with any immune modulating agent in doses with systemic effects e.g.:

    • Systemic treatment with prednisone > 10 mg (or equivalent) for >14 days within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment.
    • Equivalent dose of methotrexate > 15 mg weekly
    • Patient receiving any biologic drugs targeting the immune system (for example, TNF blockers, anakinra, rituximab, abatacept, or tocilizumab).
    • Note: Daily glucocorticoid-replacement for conditions such as adrenal or pituitary insufficiency is allowed.
    • Note: Topical, inhaled, or local steroid use in doses that are not considered to cause systemic effects are permitted (based on investigator's discretion and consultation with the Medical Monitor if needed).
  • Patient has concurrent malignancy other than the disease under investigation, with exception of malignancy that was treated curatively and has not recurred within 2 years prior to the date of screening. Fully resected basal or squamous cell skin cancers, and any carcinoma in situ are eligible.
  • Uncontrolled or severe cardiac disease (history of unstable angina, myocardial infarction, coronary stenting, or bypass surgery within the prior 6 months), symptomatic congestive heart failure, serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia [including atrial flutter/fibrillation], requirement for inotropic support or use of devices for cardiac conditions [pacemakers/defibrillators]), uncontrolled hypertension defined by a systolic blood pressure =>160 mg and/or diastolic blood pressure =>100 mg Hg
  • Pre-existing peripheral neuropathy > Grade 1 (CTCAE V 5.0)
  • Receipt of live vaccines within 3 months prior to the first dose of study treatment or while on active treatment within the trial (examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, yellow fever, rabies, BCG, and typhoid (oral vaccine). Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are permitted. However, intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g. Flu-mist) are live attenuated vaccines and are not permitted.
  • Patient has had major surgery within 14 days prior to enrollment
  • Patient has symptomatic brain metastases, or brain metastases that require directed therapy (such as focal radiotherapy or surgery). Patients with treated brain metastases have to be neurologically stable and not using systemic steroids for at least 4 weeks prior to the study drug administration.
  • Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are willing to use highly effective methods of contraception during treatment with study drugs (canakinumab, spartalizumab, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel).
  • Highly effective contraception methods are required while on treatment and for 150 days after stopping spartalizumab. No contraception is required after treatment with canakinumab is stopped. Contraception use after chemotherapy is stopped should be followed per the local drug label requirements.

Highly effective contraception methods include:

  • Total abstinence (when this is in line with the preferred and usual lifestyle of the patient. Periodic abstinence (i.e., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, postovulation methods) and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of contraception
  • Female sterilization (have had bilateral surgical oophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy), total hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation at least six weeks before taking study treatment. In case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive status of the woman has been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment.
  • Male sterilization (at least 6 months prior to screening). The vasectomized male partner should be the sole partner for that patient.
  • Use of oral, injected or implanted hormonal methods of contraception or placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS) or other forms of hormonal contraception that have comparable efficacy (failure rate <1%), for example hormone vaginal ring or transdermal hormone contraception In case of use of oral contraception women should have been stable on the same pill for a minimum of 3 months before taking study treatment.

Note: Women of non-childbearing potential is defined as women who are physiologically and/or anatomically incapable of becoming pregnant, as now further described:

  • They are post-menopausal as evidenced by 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea with an appropriate clinical profile (i.e., age appropriate history of vasomotor symptoms).
  • They have had bilateral surgical oophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy), total hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation at least six weeks prior. In the case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive status of the woman has been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment is she considered not of childbearing potential.

Note: Sexually active male patients and their partners who are women of childbearing potential should follow the contraception recommendations and any other precautionary measures as required by the local prescribing information for the SOC anti-cancer.

  • Any significant medical condition, laboratory abnormality or psychiatric condition that would constitute unacceptable safety risks to the patients, contraindicate patient participation in the clinical study, limit the patient's ability to comply with study requirements, or compromise patient's compliance with the protocol and all requirements of the study as stated in the Informed Consent Form. Significant medical conditions include but are not limited to known history or current interstitial lung disease or non-infectious pneumonitis, medical history or current diagnosis of myocarditis, chronic active hepatitis, liver cirrhosis or any other significant liver disease with moderate to severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh B or C), serious non-healing wound/ulcer/bone fracture, uncompensated/symptomatic hypothyroidism, or requirement for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
  • Unwillingness or unable to comply with all requirement of the study as stated in the Informed Consent Form
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: Amy Stoll-D'Astice, MS 602-570-2383 astoll-dastice@pancan.org
Contact: Regina Deck, RN, MSN, OCN 310-706-3507 rdeck@pancan.org
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT04581343
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE PanCAN-SR1
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
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
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Collaborators  ICMJE Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Regina Deck, RN, MSN, OCN Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PRS Account Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Verification Date January 2021

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