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HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children With Progressive or Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02457845
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 29, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gregory K. Friedman, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 20, 2015
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 29, 2015
Last Update Posted Date July 8, 2021
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE May 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 26, 2015)
Safety and Tolerability as Measured by Frequency of Grade 3 or Above Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Baseline to 15 years ]
All events with a Grade 3 or above toxicity (defined by the CTCAE v4.0) will be tabulated by event and by relationship to G207.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 26, 2015)
  • Immunologic Response [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    HSV-1 antibody titers will be checked by ELISA prior to the administration of G207 and at regular intervals after treatment.
  • Virologic Shedding [ Time Frame: Baseline to 15 years ]
    Saliva, blood and conjunctival secretions will be checked by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture at regular intervals for evidence of HSV shedding and/or viremia.
  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 months ]
    Time after G207 administration to clinical and radiographic disease progression will be evaluated.
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 months ]
    The overall survival for each patient receiving G207 will be calculated.
  • Change in Performance (Ability to Perform Normal Activities) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    A modified Lansky score (for children under 16 years of age) or Karnofsky score (for children 16 and older) will be recorded and measured serially with the pre-treatment score.
  • Quality of Life (optional) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Quality of life will be measured with questionnaires taken at baseline (before administration of G207) and at specified times thereafter.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children With Progressive or Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors
Official Title  ICMJE Phase I Clinical Trial of HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children With Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors
Brief Summary This study is a clinical trial to determine the safety of injecting G207 (a new experimental virus therapy) into a recurrent or progressive brain tumor. The safety of combining G207 with a single low dose of radiation, designed to enhance virus replication and tumor cell killing, will also be tested. Funding Source - FDA OOPD
Detailed Description

Outcomes for children with recurrent or progressive supratentorial malignant brain tumors are very poor, and there are a lack of effective salvage therapies once a patient fails standard treatments.

G207 is an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV) that has been successfully engineered to introduce mutations in the virus that enable it to selectively replicate in and kill cancer cells, but not normal cells. Replication of G207 in the tumor not only kills the infected tumor cells, but causes the tumor cell to act as a factory to produce new virus. These virus particles are released as the tumor cell dies, and can then proceed to infect other tumor cells in the vicinity, and continue the process of tumor kill. In addition to this direct oncolytic activity, the virus engenders an anti-tumor immune response; the virus is immunogenic and produces a debris field which exposes cancer cell antigens to immune cells which can target other cancer cells. Thus, the oncolytic effect of the virus and the immune response that the virus stimulates provide a one-two punch at attacking cancer cells. In preclinical studies, a single 5 Gy dose of radiation within 24 hours of virus inoculation to the tumor increased virus replication and tumor cell killing.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has conducted three phase I trials of G207 injected into the recurrent tumor alone or combined with a single dose of radiation in adults with recurrent high-grade gliomas. In these trials, high doses (up to 3 x 10^9 plaque-forming units) of virus were safely injected directly into the tumor or surrounding brain tissue without serious toxicities. Radiographic and neuropathologic evidence of an antitumor response was seen in some patients. Preclinical laboratory studies have demonstrated that a variety of aggressive pediatric brain tumor types are sensitive to G207.

This study is a phase I, open-label, single institution clinical trial of G207 alone or combined with a single low dose of radiation in children with recurrent or progressive supratentorial brain tumors. The primary goal is to determine safety. The secondary aims are to obtain preliminary information on the effectiveness of and immune response to G207.

A traditional 3 + 3 design will be used with four patient cohorts. The first two cohorts will receive G207 at one of two doses, and the second two cohorts will receive G207 at one of two doses followed by a 5 Gy dose of radiation.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Supratentorial Neoplasms, Malignant
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • PNET
  • Cerebral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Embryonal Tumor
Intervention  ICMJE Biological: G207
Single dose of HSV-1 (G207) infused through catheters into region(s) of tumor defined by MRI
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: HSV G207

Single dose of HSV-1 (G207) infused through catheters into region(s) of tumor defined by MRI. If G207 is safe in the first two cohorts of patients, subsequent patients will receive a single dose of G207 infused through catheters into region(s) of tumor defined by MRI followed by a 5 Gy dose of radiation to the tumor given with 24 hours of virus inoculation.

Intervention: Biological: G207

Intervention: Biological: G207
Publications * Friedman GK, Johnston JM, Bag AK, Bernstock JD, Li R, Aban I, Kachurak K, Nan L, Kang KD, Totsch S, Schlappi C, Martin AM, Pastakia D, McNall-Knapp R, Farouk Sait S, Khakoo Y, Karajannis MA, Woodling K, Palmer JD, Osorio DS, Leonard J, Abdelbaki MS, Madan-Swain A, Atkinson TP, Whitley RJ, Fiveash JB, Markert JM, Gillespie GY. Oncolytic HSV-1 G207 Immunovirotherapy for Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas. N Engl J Med. 2021 Apr 29;384(17):1613-1622. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2024947. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Active, not recruiting
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 3, 2020)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 26, 2015)
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2022
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 36 months and < 19 years
  • Pathologically proven malignant supratentorial brain tumor (including glioblastoma multiforme, giant cell glioblastoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, ependymoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, germ cell tumor, or other high-grade malignant tumor) which is progressive or recurrent despite standard care including surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy
  • Lesion must be > 1.0 cm in diameter and surgically accessible as determined by MRI
  • Patients must have fully recovered from acute treatment related toxicities of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy prior to entering this study.
  • Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: patients must have received their last dose at least 3 weeks prior (or at least 6 weeks if nitrosurea)
  • Investigational/Biologic agents: patients must have recovered from any acute toxicities potentially related to the agent and received last dose ≥ 7 days prior to entering this study (this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur for agents with known adverse events ≥ 7 days)
  • Monoclonal antibodies: At least 3 half-lives must have elapsed prior to study entry
  • Radiation: Patients must have received their last fraction of craniospinal radiation (>24 Gy) or total body irradiation ≥ 3 months prior to study entry. Patients must have received focal radiation to symptomatic metastatic sites or local palliative radiation > 4 weeks prior to study entry.
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant: Patients must be ≥ 3 months since transplant prior to study entry.
  • Normal hematological, renal and liver function (Absolute neutrophil count > 1000/mm3, Platelets > 100,000/mm3, Prothrombin Time (PT) or Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) < 1.3 x control, Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal, Total Bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dl, Transaminases < 3 times above the upper limits of the institutional norm)
  • Patients < 10 years, Modified Lansky score ≥ 60; patients > 10 years, Karnofsky score ≥ 60
  • Patient life expectancy must be at least 8 weeks
  • Written informed consent in accordance with institutional and FDA guidelines must be obtained from patient or legal guardian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute infection, granulocytopenia or medical condition precluding surgery
  • Pregnant or lactating females
  • Prior history of encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, or other central nervous system (CNS) infection
  • Tumor involvement which would require ventricular, cerebellar or brainstem inoculation or would require access through a ventricle in order to deliver treatment
  • Prior participant in experimental viral therapy (e.g., adenovirus, retrovirus or herpes virus protocol)
  • Required steroid increase within 1 week prior to injection
  • Known HIV seropositivity
  • Concurrent therapy with any drug active against HSV (acyclovir, valaciclovir, penciclovir, famciclovir, gancyclovir, foscarnet, cidofovir) or any immunosuppressive drug therapy (except dexamethasone or prednisone).
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 3 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02457845
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE UAB 1472
R01FD005379 ( U.S. FDA Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Gregory K. Friedman, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Alabama at Birmingham
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account University of Alabama at Birmingham
Verification Date July 2021

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