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Javelin BRCA / ATM: Avelumab Plus Talazoparib in Patients With BRCA or ATM Mutant Solid Tumors

Trial Status: Closed to Accrual

Avelumab in combination with talazoparib will be investigated in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with a BRCA or ATM defect.

Inclusion Criteria

  • BRCA1, BRCA2 and/or ATM gene defect.
  • Histological diagnosis of locally advanced (primary or recurrent) or metastatic solid tumors that are not amenable for treatment with curative intent
  • Availability a tumor tissue sample from a diagnostic biopsy/surgery or a metastatic tumor biopsy.
  • Progressive disease at study enrollment.
  • Minimum age 18 years (in Japan, minimum age 20 years).
  • ECOG performance status 0 or 1.
  • Adequate bone marrow, renal and liver function.
  • For childbearing female patients, negative serum or urine pregnancy test at screening
  • Signed and dated informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Prior anti-cancer therapy or radiation therapy within 2 weeks prior to enrolment. Palliative radiotherapy to metastatic lesion(s) permitted providing that it has been completed at least 2 days prior to enrolment and no significant toxicity are expected.
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study enrollment.
  • Current use of immunosuppressive medication at the time of study enrollment.
  • Known prior severe hypersensitivity to investigational products or any component in their formulations
  • Known history of immune-mediated colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Active or prior autoimmune disease that might deteriorate when receiving an immunostimulatory agent.
  • Prior organ transplantation including allogenic stem-cell transplantation.
  • Administration of live attenuated vaccines within 4 weeks of study enrollment.
  • Diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome.
  • Known symptomatic brain metastases requiring steroids.
  • Persisting toxicity related to prior therapy Grade >1.
  • Known history of HIV or AIDS.
  • Positive HBV or HCV test indicating acute or chronic infection.
  • Active infection requiring systemic therapy.
  • Clinically significant (active) cardiovascular disease: cerebral vascular accident/stroke or myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study enrollment; unstable angina, congestive heart failure or a serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication.
  • Diagnosis of any other malignancy within 2 years prior to study enrollment, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the breast, bladder, or cervix, or low-grade prostate cancer or other early-stage low-risk cancers.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding female patients; female or male patients who are able to have children who are unable or unwilling to use contraception as outlined in the protocol.


Los Angeles
UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact: Kim Kelly
Phone: 310-206-8309
Palo Alto
Stanford Cancer Institute Palo Alto


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE


Saint Louis
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University

New York

New York
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contact: David Michael Hyman
Phone: 646-888-4544


Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


Oklahoma City
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Status: ACTIVE


M D Anderson Cancer Center

Avelumab is a human immunoglobulin (Ig)G1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) directed against programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Avelumab selectively binds to PD-L1 and competitively blocks its interaction with programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1), thereby interfering with this key immune checkpoint inhibition pathway. Avelumab is currently being investigated as single agent and in combination with other anti cancer therapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors and various hematological malignancies. Talazoparib is a potent, orally bioavailable poly (adenosine diphosphate [ADP] ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, which is cytotoxic to human cancer cell lines harboring gene mutations that compromise deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair, an effect referred to as synthetic lethality, and by trapping PARP protein on DNA thereby preventing DNA repair, replication, and transcription. Avelumab in combination with talazoparib will be investigated in patients with locally advanced (primary or recurrent) or metastatic solid tumors with a BReast CAncer susceptibility gene (BRCA)1, or BRCA2, or ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene defect.

Trial Phase Phase II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization

  • Primary ID B9991032
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2018-01421, 2018-000345-39
  • ID NCT03565991