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ADAPT-BLADDER: Modern Immunotherapy in BCG-Relapsing Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder

Trial Status: Active

A multi-arm multi-stage (MAMS) phase 1 / 2 study. Phase 1 will be conducted in BCG-unresponsive NMIBC patients to establish the safety of durvalumab monotherapy (cohort 1) and durvalumab in combination with BCG (cohort 2a) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) (cohort 2b). Provided safety is demonstrated and recommended phase 2 doses (RP2D) are established in phase 1, the study will proceed to phase 2 testing. Phase 2 will be conducted in the BCG-relapsing or persistent NMIBC population. In phase 2, BCG-relapsing or persistent NMIBC subjects will be randomized between treatment arms examining intravesical BCG in combination with novel immunotherapy agents (durvalumab), novel immunotherapy in combination with radiation (durvalumab + EBRT), or retreatment with intravesical BCG. In addition to providing additional safety data on the combination regimens studied, phase 2 will provide preliminary efficacy profiles for BCG-relapsing or persistent NMIBC subjects with and without CIS treated with each regimen. For regimens demonstrating a tolerable safety profile and encouraging clinical activity in this phase 1 / 2 design, a randomized phase 3 trial of experimental arm therapy versus re-treatment with intravesical BCG therapy would be considered.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria (All Patients): Subject must meet all of the following applicable criteria to participate in this study: - Histologically confirmed non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (Ta, T1, or Tis stage) on TURBT obtained within 42 days of registration. - ECOG (WHO) performance status 0 or 1 - Age ≥ 18 years old at time of consent - Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function as defined by the following laboratory parameters: - White blood cell count (WBC) > 3.0 K/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 K/mm^3 - Platelets ≥ 100 K/mm^3 - Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 9 g/dL - Serum total bilirubin: ≤ 1.5 x ULN - ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN - Serum creatinine clearance (CrCl) ≥ 30 mL/min using the Cockcroft-Gault equation, see formula below: - CrCl = [140-age (years)] x weight (kg) / [72 x serum Cr (mg/dL)] (if subject is female multiply the above by 0.85) - Subjects who give a written informed consent obtained according to local guidelines. Inclusion Criteria (Phase 1 Only): - In addition to the inclusion criteria required of all patients listed above, the following inclusion criteria are also required of patients enrolling to Phase 1 of the study. - BCG-unresponsive disease defined by any of the following: - Persistent or recurrent CIS with or without the presence of concurrent Ta or T1 tumors within 12 months of completion of adequate BCG therapy - Recurrent high-grade Ta or T1 tumors within 6 months of completion of adequate BCG therapy NOTE: In recognition of the fact that procedure scheduling factors beyond the control of the patient or treating physician may cause unintended delays in disease evaluations, patients with pure papillary tumors (Ta or T1) with no components of CIS with recurrence documented within 9 months of completion of adequate BCG therapy who meet all other eligibility criteria may be considered for enrollment after consultation with the study chair. - Persistent T1 high-grade tumors at the first disease evaluation (e.g. 3- month post-treatment evaluation) following an adequate BCG induction course - Prostatic urethra involvement of NMIBC Adequate BCG therapy is defined as at least one of the following: - At least 5 of 6 doses of an initial induction BCG course plus at least 2 of 3 doses of maintenance therapy - At least 5 of 6 doses of an initial induction BCG course plus at least 2 of 6 doses of a second induction course NOTE: Patients with concurrent non-muscle invasive tumors (CIS, Ta, T1) in the prostatic urethra and/or concurrent non-invasive tumors (CIS, Ta) in the upper urinary tracts (ureter, renal pelvis) are permitted to enroll in Phase 1 of the study. Patients with concurrent T1 tumors in the upper urinary tracts (ureter, renal pelvis) are not eligible to enroll in Phase 1 of the study. Patients who have met the BCG-unresponsive criteria at any time point in their treatment history are permitted to enroll in Phase 1 of the study regardless of the time frame between their most recent BCG treatment administration and study registration dates. Inclusion Criteria (Phase 2 Only): - In addition to the inclusion criteria required of all patients listed above, the following inclusion criteria are also required of patients enrolling to Phase 2 of the study. Intermediate or high-risk NMIBC defined according to modified EORTC risk criteria summarized as follows: - Low-risk Tumors Initial or recurrent tumor > 12 months after resection with all of the following: - Solitary tumor - Low-grade - < 3 cm - No CIS - Intermediate-Risk Tumors: All tumors not defined in the two adjacent categories (between the category of low- and high-risk). - High-risk Tumors: Any of the following: - T1 tumor - High-grade - CIS - Multiple and recurrent and large (> 3 cm) Ta low-grade tumors (all conditions must be met for this point on Ta low-grade tumors). - Documented recurrence within 15 months of last exposure to intravesical therapy. - Recurrence after 1 prior induction course of intravesical BCG. 8. BCG-relapsing NMIBC defined as recurrent intermediate- or high-risk NMIBC after achievement of a complete response to initial BCG induction therapy which does not meet any of the BCG-unresponsive criteria outlined in section 3.1.2. OR BCG-persistent NMIBC defined as persistent intermediate- or high-risk NMIBC at the first disease evaluation after initial BCG induction therapy (with no intervening achievement of complete response) for which a second course of BCG induction therapy is considered a standard of care (e.g. CIS or high grade Ta tumors) which does not meet any of the BCG-unresponsive criteria outlined in section 3.1.2. NOTE: Patients who have received additional non-BCG based intravesical therapies (e.g. chemotherapy, non-BCG investigational agents) are eligible provided they have received only 1 prior course of BCG induction therapy and satisfy the above BCG-relapsing or BCG-persistent definitions. Inclusion Criteria (Phase 2 Patients with Persistent or Relapsed NMIBC who Cross-Over to Durvalumab Only): - In addition to the inclusion criteria described of all patients listed above, the following inclusion criteria are also required of patients originally enrolled in Phase 2 of the study who are noted to have NMIBC in follow up and opt to cross-over to durvalumab monotherapy. - Subjects with BCG-unresponsive disease defined by any of the following: - Prior treatment with 2 or more adequate courses of BCG (at least 5 of 6 induction installations and at least 2 of 3 maintenance installations for subjects on maintenance therapy). - Persistent T1 high-grade disease at the initial 3-month cystoscopy/TURBT assessment in subjects who received 5 of 6 inductions BCG installations. - Relapsed NMIBC within 6 months of last exposure to BCG - Prostatic urethra involvement of NMIBC Primary Exclusion Criteria: Exclusion Criteria (All Patients): - Subjects with muscle-invasive (i.e. T2, T3, T4), locally advanced unresectable, or metastatic urothelial carcinoma as assessed on baseline radiographic imaging obtained within 28 days prior to study registration. The required radiographic imaging includes: - Abdomen/Pelvis - CT scan - Chest - chest x-ray or CT scan - Subjects with another active second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers and biochemical relapsed prostate cancer. Subjects that have completed all necessary therapy and are considered to be at less than 30% risk of relapse are not considered to have an active second malignancy and are eligible for enrollment. - Subjects who have received the last administration of an anti-cancer therapy including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and monoclonal antibodies ≤ 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from the side effects of such therapy. - Any unresolved toxicity NCI CTCAE Grade ≥ 2 from previous anticancer therapy with the exception of alopecia, vitiligo, and the laboratory values defined in the inclusion criteria: - Patients with Grade ≥ 2 neuropathy will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis after consultation with the sponsor-investigator. - Patients with irreversible toxicity not reasonably expected to be exacerbated by treatment with durvalumab may be included only after consultation with the sponsor-investigator. - Subjects who have received prior therapy with PD-1 or PD-L1 directed agents. - Subjects who have had any prior radiation to the prostate or pelvis. - Subjects who have undergone major surgery (e.g. intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal or intra-pelvic), open biopsy or significant traumatic injury ≤ 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or subjects who have had minor procedures (i.e. TURBT), percutaneous biopsies or placement of vascular access device ≤ 1 week prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from side effects of such procedure or injury. - Subjects with any of the following concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions which could compromise participation in the study: - Clinically significant cardiac diseases, including any of the following: - History or presence of serious uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias. - Clinically significant resting bradycardia. - Any of the following within 3 months prior to starting study drug: myocardial infarction (MI), severe/unstable angina, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Pulmonary Embolism (PE). - Uncontrolled hypertension defined by a SBP ≥ 160 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 100 mm Hg, with or without anti-hypertensive medication(s). - Cirrhosis - Active Infection (includes chronic active and chronic persistent). - Tuberculosis - Hepatitis B (known positive HBV surface antigen (HbsAg). Patients with a past or resolved HBV infection (defined as the presence of hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc] and absence of HbsAg) are eligible. - Hepatitis C. Patients positive for hepatitis C (HCV) antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction is negative for HCV RNA. - Known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/positive HIV 1/2 antibodies) infection (HIV testing is not mandatory). - Active or prior documented autoimmune or inflammatory disorders (including inflammatory bowel disease [e.g., colitis or Crohn's disease], diverticulitis [with the exception of diverticulosis], systemic lupus erythematosus, Sarcoidosis syndrome, or Wegener syndrome [granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Graves' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, hypophysitis, uveitis, etc.]). The following are exceptions to this criterion: - Patients with vitiligo or alopecia. - Patients with hypothyroidism (e.g., following Hashimoto syndrome) stable on hormone replacement. - Any chronic skin condition that does not require systemic therapy. - Patients without active disease in the last 5 years may be included but only after consultation with the study physician. - Patients with celiac disease controlled by diet alone. - Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled concomitant medical conditions (e.g. active or uncontrolled infection, uncontrolled diabetes) that could cause unacceptable safety risks or compromise compliance with the protocol. - Current or prior use of immunosuppressive medication within 14 days before the first dose of durvalumab. The following are exceptions to this criterion: - Intranasal, inhaled, topical steroids, or local steroid injections (e.g., intra articular injection). - Systemic corticosteroids at physiologic doses not to exceed 10 mg/day of prednisone or its equivalent. - Steroids as premedication for hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., CT scan premedication). - Usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) for the treatment of osteoarthritis and uric acid synthesis inhibitors for the treatment of gout are permitted. - Pregnant or breast-feeding women. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative urine or serum test ≤ 14 days prior to starting study drug. - Women of child-bearing potential, who are biologically able to conceive, and not employing two forms of highly effective contraception or abstinence. Highly effective contraception or abstinence must be used from the time of informed consent, throughout the trial and up to 180 days after the last dose of durvalumab (e.g. male condom with spermicidal; diaphragm with spermicide; intra-uterine device). Women of child-bearing potential are defined as sexually mature women who have not undergone a hysterectomy or who have not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months (i.e., who has had menses any time in the preceding 12 consecutive months). Women will be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months without an alternative medical cause. The following age-specific requirements apply: - Women <50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments and if they have luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels in the post-menop

California

Palo Alto
Stanford Cancer Institute Palo Alto
Status: CLOSED_TO_ACCRUAL

Indiana

Indianapolis
Indiana University / Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Status: TEMPORARILY_CLOSED_TO_ACCRUAL
Contact: Kayla Lazzara
Phone: 317-278-5617

Iowa

Iowa City
University of Iowa / Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: TEMPORARILY_CLOSED_TO_ACCRUAL

Maryland

Baltimore
Johns Hopkins University / Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Noah M. Hahn
Phone: 443-287-0553

Massachusetts

Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE

New York

New York
NYP / Columbia University Medical Center / Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE

North Carolina

Chapel Hill
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Status: TEMPORARILY_CLOSED_TO_ACCRUAL
Contact: systems coordinator
Phone: 215-214-1558

Patient Assignment in Phase 1 Prior to commencing accrual, each study site will be required to self-identify their site as a site with (EBRT+) or without (EBRT-) the capacity to provide radiation therapy as specified in the durvalumab + EBRT arm. The radiation therapy status of each site will remain fixed throughout the course of the trial. In phase 1 of the protocol, patients will be assigned to study treatment cohorts based on patient slot availability and study site choice of radiation therapy arm participation. Patient Randomization in Phase 2 In phase 2 of the protocol, subjects registered at self-identified EBRT+ study sites will be randomized 1:1 between all actively accruing study arms while subjects registered at self-identified EBRT- study sites will be randomized 1:1 between all actively accruing study arms except the durvalumab + EBRT arm. Papillary Subgroup Enrollment Cap As described further in the Section 12 enrollment in Phase 2 of patients with papillary only (Ta or T1) tumors with no evidence of concurrent CIS within each experimental study arm will be capped to ensure adequate representation of patients with CIS for planned efficacy analyses.

Trial Phase Phase I/II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Noah Hahn, M.D.

  • Primary ID HCRN GU16-243
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2019-05415
  • Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT03317158