A Dose Escalation Phase I Study to Assess the Safety and Clinical Activity of Multiple Cancer Indications

Status: Active

Description

THINK (THerapeutic Immunotherapy with NKR-2) is a multinational (EU / US) open-label Phase I study to assess the safety and clinical activity of multiple administrations of autologous NKR-2 cells in seven refractory cancers, including five solid tumors (colorectal, ovarian, bladder, triple-negative breast and pancreatic cancers) and two hematological tumors (acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma).

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Men or women ≥ 18 years old at the time of signing the ICF
  • Pati• Men or women ≥ 18 years old at the time of signing the ICF,
  • Patient with a CRC, epithelial ovarian cell or fallopian tube carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, TNBC, pancreatic cancer, AML/MDS or MM,
  • Disease must be measurable according to the corresponding guidelines,
  • Patient with an ECOG performance status 0 or 1, and AML patients with anemia resulting in an ECOG performance status of 2,
  • Patient with adequate bone marrow reserve, hepatic and renal functions.
  • Patients must have sufficient pulmonary functions with a Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV-1)/Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ≥ 0.7 with FEV-1 ≥ 50% predicted.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Main inclusion criteria are:
  • Men or women ≥ 18 years old at the time of signing the ICF,
  • Patient with a CRC, epithelial ovarian cell or fallopian tube carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, TNBC, pancreatic cancer, AML/MDS or MM,
  • Disease must be measurable according to the corresponding guidelines,
  • Patient with an ECOG performance status 0 or 1, and AML patients with anemia resulting in an ECOG performance status of 2,
  • Patient with adequate bone marrow reserve, hepatic and renal functions.
  • Patients must have sufficient pulmonary functions with a Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV-1)/Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ≥ 0.7 with FEV-1 ≥ 50% predicted. Main exclusion criteria are:
  • Patient with a tumor metastasis in the central nervous system,
  • Patients who have received another cancer therapy within 2 weeks before the planned day for the apheresis (except hydroxyurea for AML patients),
  • Patients who receive or are planned to receive any other investigational product within the 3 weeks before the planned day for the first NKR-2 administration (except hydroxyurea for AML patients),
  • Patient is under systemic immunosuppressive drugs, unless specific cases authorized per protocol,
  • Patients who have received other cell therapies,
  • Patients who underwent major surgery within 4 weeks before the planned day for the first NKR-2 administration.
  • Patient cannot present with history of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia, drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis and/or active or acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Locations & Contacts

Florida

Tampa
Moffitt Cancer Center
Status: Active
Name Not Available

New York

Buffalo
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Status: Active
Contact: Amy Michele Whitworth
Phone: 877-275-7724
Email: ASKRPCI@roswellpark.org

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Status: Approved
Name Not Available

Trial Objectives and Outline

This open-label Phase I study aims at assessing the safety and clinical activity of the NKR-2 treatment administered 3 times with a 2-week interval between each administration in different tumor types. In absence of progressive disease at the first tumor assessment following NKR-2 administratio, the patient will receive a new cycle of 3 administrations maximum with a 2-week interval. The study will contain two consecutive segments: a Phase I dose escalation and a Phase I expansion segment. The Phase I dose escalation segment will include 2 arms, one in solid tumors and one in hematological tumors. The dose escalation design will include 3 dose levels: The dose escalation phase will consist of 3 cohorts (Cohorts 1-3) for the solid tumors, and 3 cohorts (Cohorts 4-6) for the hematological tumors; with each set of 3 cohorts receiving escalating doses of the NKR-2 therapy. Two additional cohorts will be added in each dose escalation arm with the aim to provide a more intense treatment during the induction treatment. These additional cohorts in both the solid arm (cohort 8-9 - only in CRC) and in the hematological arm of the study (cohort 10-11 - only in AML/MDS) will therefore evaluate a tighter schedule of NKR-2 injections with the three first injections within the induction cycle separated by a 1-week interval followed two weeks later by a second cycle (cycle 2) with a 2-weeks interval between each three NKR 2 injections. These cohorts will each enroll 3 patients in case of no DLT. Based on safety and early clinical data from these cohorts, the specific schedule of cohorts 8-11 might be selected for the expansion.

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase I/II

Trial Type

Treatment

Lead Organization

Lead Organization
Celyad (formerly named Cardio3 BioSciences)

Trial IDs

Primary ID CYAD-N2T-002
Secondary IDs NCI-2017-00722
Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT03018405