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Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Estimating Anti-Tumor Activity and Identifying Potential Predictors of Response in Patients with Melanoma That is Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

Trial Status: Active

This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab and ipilimumab work in estimating anti-tumor activity and identifying potential predictors of response in patients with melanoma that is spreading to other places in the body or that cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients must have histologically confirmed MCM or ALM that is metastatic or unresectable
  • Patients must have measurable disease and be eligible to receive nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab treatment per institutional guidelines
  • Patients must have a tissue block (or 26 unstained slides) available with adequate tumor to perform multiplex immunohistochemistry and nucleic acids analyses (i.e. whole exome sequencing); patients with only a previous fine-needle aspirate are ineligible for enrollment
  • Patients must be willing to donate a small amount of whole blood prior to treatment and during treatment for laboratory analysis
  • Patients must give informed consent prior to initiation of therapy
  • Patients must be ambulatory with good performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] 0 or 1)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who do not have available tissue for immunohistochemistry and nucleic acids analyses
  • Patients who have received prior immunotherapy for unresectable or metastatic disease
  • Patients with evidence of active brain metastases, or active leptomeningeal disease are ineligible; patients with a history of brain metastases must have completed treatment (i.e. surgery or radiation) prior to enrollment
  • Patients with inadequate tissue for analysis

California

San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Adil I. Daud

Colorado

Aurora
University of Colorado Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Karl D. Lewis

Connecticut

New Haven
Yale University
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Harriet Margot Kluger

District of Columbia

Washington
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Suthee Rapisuwon
Phone: 202-687-2795
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Suthee Rapisuwon

Florida

Tampa
Moffitt Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Zeynep Eroglu

Illinois

Chicago
Northwestern University
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Jeffrey A. Sosman

Massachusetts

Boston
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: APPROVED
Contact: Justine Vanessa Cohen

New Jersey

Hackensack
Hackensack University Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Andrew L. Pecora

New York

New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Alexander Noor Shoushtari
NYP / Columbia University Medical Center / Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Richard D. Carvajal

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Ahmad Tarhini

Tennessee

Nashville
Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Douglas Buckner Johnson

Texas

Houston
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Michael Arwyn Davies

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess objective response rate (ORR, defined as complete response [CR] + partial response [PR] per investigator-assessed Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria in patients with mucosal melanoma (MCM).

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess objective response rate (ORR, defined as complete response [CR] + partial response [PR] per investigator-assessed RECIST 1.1 criteria in patients with acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM).

II. To determine progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in each cohort.

III. To determine whether pre-existing immune cells infiltrate, as well as Ki-67 and PD-L1 expressing cells at the invasive tumor margin correlate with clinical response to a combination of CTLA-4 and PD-1 blocking therapy.

IV. To evaluate subject’s cancer genomic landscape using whole exome sequence profiling, identify the mutational pattern, and the frequency of somatic mutations and their relationship to tumor response in MCM and ALM, as well as subject’s cancer genomic landscape using whole exome sequence profiling and utilize bioinformatic tools to translate mutations in exomes to identify specific driver mutations in MCM and ALM.

TERTIARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To evaluate tumor’s putative neoantigen epitopes from le exome sequencing data and determine binding affinity to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules as a potential predictor of response to combined checkpoint inhibitors treatment.

II. To determine clonal preservation, expansion, and selection of T-cell receptor rearrangement of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes before and after treatment with combined ipilimumab/nivolumab therapy as a correlative biomarker of treatment response.

III. To identify MCM and ALM gene expression profiling pattern associated with treatment response or resistance to combined checkpoint inhibitors treatment.

IV. To identify relationship of specific gut microbiota in MCM and ALM with CD8+T cell function and anti-tumor immunity.

V. To identify circulating cell-free nucleic acids and its pattern that might be associated with combined checkpoint inhibitor treatment response/resistance in order to further narrow the application of combined checkpoint inhibitors to those who will benefit the most.

OUTLINE:

INDUCTION: Patients receive nivolumab intravenously (IV) and ipilimumab IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

MAINTENANCE: Patients receive nivolumab IV every 2 weeks for up to 48 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months.

Trial Phase Phase II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Principal Investigator
Suthee Rapisuwon

  • Primary ID 2016-0420
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2017-02167, CA209763
  • Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT02978443