A Vaccine (Galinpepimut-S) with Nivolumab for the Treatment of Patients with WT1-Expressing Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
- Karnofsky performance status >= 70%
- Pathologic diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)
- Positive immunohistochemical staining for WT-1 within 60 days of treatment start
- Patients must have received at least one prior course of pemetrexed-based chemotherapy
- Patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 24 hours of receiving the first treatment on the study (if female) and must be practicing an effective form of birth control for the entire duration of treatment (both females and males)
- Has received and progressed or are refractory to pemetrexed based chemotheraphy
- Measurable or evaluable disease
- Total bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dl
- Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 3.0 x upper limits of normal
- Creatinine < 1.5 x upper limits of normal
- Pregnant or lactating women
- Prior receipt of checkpoint inhibition
- Patients with known active hepatitis B or known active hepatitis C virus
- Patients with a serious unstable medical illness or another active cancer
- Patients with known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Autoimmune disease requiring treatment with systemic steroids in the past 2 years
- Current use of systemic corticosteroids at doses greater than prednisone 10 mg daily or the equivalent
- Patients with active pneumonitis
- Absolute neutrophil count < 1000/mcL
- Platelet count < 100,000
I. To assess the tolerability of galinpepimut-S combined with nivolumab in patients with previously treated malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).
I. To evaluate the immunogenicity of galinpepimut-S combined with nivolumab in patients with previously treated MPM by assessing the Wilms tumor (WT)1-specific cell-mediated immune response both peripherally and at the tumor site.
Patients receive sargramostim subcutaneously (SC) on days -2 and 0 of weeks 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14. Patients galinpepimut-S mixed with montanide ISA 51 (montanide) VG SC on day 0 of weeks 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, and nivolumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who do not have progressive disease at the end of 16 weeks receive galinpepimut-S mixed with montanide SC and nivolumab IV over 30 minutes starting at week 20. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 additional treatments (12 weeks) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for up to 1 year.
Trial Phase Phase I
Trial Type Treatment
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Marjorie G. Zauderer
- Primary ID 17-654
- Secondary IDs NCI-2019-05316
- Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT04040231