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Nivolumab in Patients With Recurrent Malignant Mesothelioma

Brief Summary

This is a prospective, single arm, phase II trial in previously treated patients with MPM who are considered candidates for immunotherapy and repeat thoracoscopies/transthoracic biopsies. Nivolumab will be administered 3 mg/kg q2 weeks by intravenous injection.

The administration of nivolumab as monotherapy will improve DCR form 20% to 40% at 12 weeks when compared to DCR of patients treated with best supportive care based on historical controls.

Tracking Information
First Received DateJuly 6, 2015
Last Changed DateSeptember 13, 2017
Start DateJuly 2015
Actual Primary Completion DateJuly 2017
Primary Outcome Measures

DCR [Time Frame: at 12 weeks]

Secondary Outcome Measures

PFS [Time Frame: Until progression, every 6 weeks up to 24 weeks.]

OS [Time Frame: every 8 weeks until death]

TTP [Time Frame: Until progression, every 6 weeks up to 24 weeks.]

ORR [Time Frame: Every 6 weeks up to 24 weeks.]

Safety and tolerability (The incidence of (serious) adverse events) [Time Frame: Participants will be followed fot the duration of the trial, an expected average of 6 weeks]

DCR [Time Frame: At 6 months]

Descriptive Information
PhasePhase 2
Study TypeInterventional
  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Drug: nivolumab
Study Arms / Comparison Groups1 / 0
Detailed Description

Patients will undergo pre- and post-treatment thoracoscopies/biopsies.

Recruitment Information
Recruitment StatusCompleted
Actual Enrollment33
Ages18 Years - N/A
Accepts Healthy VolunteersNo
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with histological or cytological diagnosed malignant pleural mesothelioma and age >18 years.

- Progressive disease after at least one course of chemotherapy.

- Previous chemotherapy or experimental therapy ≥ 4 weeks ago.

- Medically suitable for limited surgical intervention (pleural biopsies up to limited pleurectomy).

- Not considered candidates for trimodality treatment (as part of a study).

- Measurable or evaluable disease (see tumor response assessment).

- Ability to understand the study and give signed informed consent prior to beginning of protocol specific procedures including the approval of a second thoracoscopy or transthoracic pleural biopsy after the third course.

- Radiotherapy is allowed when this is given for palliation, the interval is > 12 weeks and not all tumor is within the irradiation field.

- WHO performance status 0 or 1 (see appendix 1).

- Adequate organ function as evidenced by the following peripheral blood counts or serum chemistries at study entry:

- Hematology: Neutrophil count >= 1.5 x 109/l, Platelets >= 150 x 109/l, Hemoglobin >= 6,0 mmol/l.

- Chemistry: Total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times within the upper limits of normal (ULN); ASAT and ALAT <= 2.5x ULN, AP (alkaline phosphatases) < 5x ULN (unless bone metastases are present in the absence of any liver disease).

Age and Reproductive Status

- Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must use appropriate method(s) of contraception to avoid pregnancy during treatment and for 23 weeks after the last dose of investigational drug.

- Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 24 hours prior to the first dose of nivolumab.

- Men who are sexually active with WOCBP must use any contraceptive method with a failure rate of less than 1% per year during treatment and for a period of 31 weeks after the last dose of investigational drug.

- Women who are not of childbearing potential (ie, who are postmenopausal or surgically sterile) as well as azoospermic men do not require contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Active uncontrolled infection, severe cardiac dysfunction or uncorrectable bleeding tendency.

- Inability to perform biopsies of the pleural lesions.

- Symptomatic peripheral neuropathy >= grade 2 according to NCI CTC, version 4.0.

- Presence of symptomatic CNS metastases.

- Unstable peptic ulcer, unstable diabetes mellitus or other serious disabling condition.

- Impaired renal function: creatinine clearance less than 50ml/min.

- Concomitant administration to any other experimental drugs under investigation.

- Patients are excluded if they have an active, known or suspected autoimmune disease. Subjects are permitted to enroll if they have vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, residual hypothyroidism due to autoimmune condition only requiring hormone replacement, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger

- Patients are excluded if they have a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalents) or other immuno-suppressive medications within 14 days of study drug administration. Inhaled or topical steroids and adrenal replacement doses < 10 mg daily prednisone equivalents are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease.

- Patients are excluded if they have had prior treatment with an 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

Administrative Information
Responsible PartySponsor
SponsorThe Netherlands Cancer Institute
Verification DateSeptember 2017
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