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Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients with Recurrent or Refractory Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

Trial Status: Active

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab work in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer that has come back (recurrent) or does not respond to treatment (refractory). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether durvalumab and tremelimumab in combination or sequential administration works better in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Written informed consent and any locally-required authorization (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA] in the United States of America [USA], European Union [EU] Data Privacy Directive in the EU) obtained from the subject prior to performing any protocol-related procedures, including screening evaluations.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL (transfusion is allowed to correct anemia).
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1.5 x 10^9/L (>= 1500 per mm^3).
  • Platelet count >= 100 x 10^9/L (>= 100,000 per mm^3).
  • Serum bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) unless diagnosed with Gilbert’s syndrome.
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x ULN unless liver metastases are present, in which case it must be =< 5 x ULN.
  • Serum creatinine clearance (CL) > 40 mL/min by the Cockcroft-Gault formula or by 24-hour urine collection for determination of creatinine clearance.
  • Subjects must either be of non-reproductive potential (i.e., post-menopausal by history: >= 60 years old and no menses for >= 1 year without an alternative medical cause; OR history of hysterectomy, OR history of bilateral tubal ligation, OR history of bilateral oophorectomy) or must have a negative serum pregnancy test upon study entry.
  • Subject is willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study including undergoing treatment and scheduled visits and examinations including biopsies and follow up.
  • Histology (reviewed at MD Anderson Cancer Center [MDACC]) showing recurrent high grade epithelial ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer of clear cell histology or mixed carcinoma with a clear cell component. In addition, subjects for the molecularly defined expansion cohort may also include patients with recurrent uterine serous carcinoma (who have received at least one prior line of platinum-based chemotherapy), and must have somatic mutations testing (performed by MD Anderson or a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act [CLIA]certified test offered by a commercial vendor such as Foundation One or Caris) that demonstrates a non-synonymous PPP2R1A mutation (other protein phosphatase 2A mutations may be eligible if approved by the principal investigator [PI]). Synonymous mutations and variants of uncertain significance do not qualify.
  • Platinum resistant or refractory disease as defined by progression of disease on a platinum-containing regimen or recurrence of disease within 180 days of previous platinum treatment (not applicable to the uterine serous carcinoma molecularly defined expansion cohort, however, subjects with uterine serous must have received at least one prior line of platinum-based therapy).
  • Have measurable disease based on modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1. For the purposes of this study measurable disease is defined at least one "target" lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest dimension to be recorded). Each target lesion must be > 20 mm when measured by conventional techniques, including palpation, plain x-ray, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or > 10 mm when measured by spiral CT. The target lesion must be distinct from other tumor areas selected for pre-treatment biopsies. Pre-treatment imaging must be performed within 4 weeks of starting therapy.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Involvement in the planning and/or conduct of the study (applies to both AstraZeneca staff and/or staff at the study site).
  • Previous enrollment or randomization in the present study.
  • Participation in another clinical study with an investigational product administered during the last 28 days.
  • Any previous treatment with adoptive T cells therapy, a PD1 or PDL1 inhibitor, including durvalumab or any anti-CTLA4 therapy, including tremelimumab.
  • History of another primary malignancy except for: * Malignancy treated with curative intent and with no known active disease >= 5 years before the first dose of study drug and of low potential risk for recurrence. * Adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer or lentigo maligna without evidence of disease. * Adequately treated carcinoma in situ without evidence of disease e.g., cervical cancer in situ.
  • Receipt of the last dose of anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, endocrine therapy, targeted therapy, biologic therapy, tumor embolization, monoclonal antibodies, other investigational agent) =< 28 days prior to the first dose of study drug (=< 21 days prior to the first dose of study drug for subjects who have received prior tyrosine kinase inhibitors [TKIs] [e.g., erlotinib, gefitinib and crizotinib] and =< 6 weeks for nitrosourea, mitomycin C, or bevacizumab). (If sufficient wash-out time has not occurred due to the schedule or pharmacokinetics [PK] properties of an agent, a longer wash-out period may be required.)
  • Mean QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) >= 470 ms calculated from 3 electrocardiograms (ECGs) using Fridericia’s correction.
  • Current or prior use of immunosuppressive medication within 28 days before the first dose of durvalumab OR tremelimumab, with the exceptions of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids or systemic corticosteroids at physiological doses, which are not to exceed 10 mg/day of prednisone, or an equivalent corticosteroid. Steroid premedication for the prevention of radiologic contrast hypersensitivity is allowed.
  • Any unresolved toxicity (> Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] grade 1) from previous anti-cancer therapy, excluding alopecia. Subjects with irreversible toxicity greater than grade 1 that is not reasonably expected to be exacerbated by the investigational product may be included (e.g., hearing loss, peripherally neuropathy).
  • Any prior grade >= 3 immune-related adverse event (irAE) while receiving any previous immunotherapy agent, or any unresolved irAE > grade 1.
  • Active or prior documented autoimmune disease within the past 2 years. NOTE: Subjects with vitiligo, Grave’s disease, or psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment (within the past 2 years) are not excluded.
  • Active or prior documented inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis).
  • History of primary immunodeficiency.
  • History of allogeneic organ transplant.
  • History of hypersensitivity to durvalumab, tremelimumab, or any excipient.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, active peptic ulcer disease or gastritis, active bleeding diatheses including any subject known to have evidence of acute or chronic hepatitis B, hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements or compromise the ability of the subject to give written informed consent.
  • Known history of previous clinical diagnosis of tuberculosis.
  • History of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis or brain metastasis.
  • Unresolved partial or complete small or large bowel obstruction.
  • Receipt of live attenuated vaccination within 30 days prior to study entry or within 30 days of receiving durvalumab OR tremelimumab.
  • Subjects who are pregnant, breast-feeding or of reproductive potential who are not employing an effective method of birth control or are not willing to employ effective birth control from screening to 180 days after the last dose of durvalumab + tremelimumab combination therapy or 90 days after the last dose of durvalumab monotherapy, whichever is the longer time period.
  • Any medical, social, or psychological condition that would interfere with evaluation of study treatment or interpretation of patient safety or study results.
  • Subjects with uncontrolled seizures.
  • Non-English speakers will be excluded from participating in the patient-reported outcomes component of the study.


M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Amir Anthony Jazaeri
Phone: 713-745-1613
League City
MD Anderson League City
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Nicole Dierschke Fleming
Phone: 281-566-1900


I. To determine the median immune-related progression-free survival (irPFS) in the experimental arms.


I. To determine the rate of grade III or higher treatment related toxicity in each experimental arm.

II. To describe the immunological and gene expression changes induced by tremelimumab and the combination of tremelimumab and durvalumab in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) tumor tissues and blood.

III. To determine the median overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR).

IV. To determine the proportion of patients that discontinue treatment due to side effects.


I. To determine second progression-free survival (PFS) (PFS2) following initial progression in each arm.

II. To determine the response rate to durvalumab (MEDI4736) following treatment with tremelimumab (in the sequential arm).

III. To evaluate the patient reported symptom burden in each experimental arm.

IV. To better assess the relationship between somatic tumor mutations in the PPP2R1A gene and response and survival following combination therapy with tremelimumab and durvalumab in two molecularly defined expansion cohorts: (a) subjects with ovarian clear cell carcinoma and (b) subjects with uterine serous carcinoma. (This objective will represent an expansion cohort in Arm 2 and will be performed after completion of enrollment to the main study has completed enrollment).

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I (SEQUENTIAL): Patients receive tremelimumab intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 4 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients then receive durvalumab IV over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 9 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM II (COMBINATION): Patients receive tremelimumab IV and durvalumab IV over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 4 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients then receive durvalumab IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 9 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After study treatment, patients are followed up at 30 days and then every 2 months thereafter.

Trial Phase Phase II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
M D Anderson Cancer Center

Principal Investigator
Amir Anthony Jazaeri

  • Primary ID 2016-0093
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2018-01240
  • ID NCT03026062