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Perioperative Enfortumab Vedotin (EV) Plus Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Versus Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Cisplatin-eligible Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) (MK-3475-B15 / KEYNOTE-B15 / EV-304)

Trial Status: Active

The purpose of this study is to assess the antitumor efficacy and safety of perioperative enfortumab vedotin (EV) plus pembrolizumab and radical cystectomy (RC) + pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) compared with the current standard of care (neoadjuvant chemotherapy [gemcitabine plus cisplatin] and RC + PLND) for participants with MIBC who are cisplatin-eligible. The dual primary hypotheses are preoperative EV + pembrolizumab and RC + PLND (Arm A) will achieve superior pathologic complete response (pCR) rate and perioperative EV and pembrolizumab and RC + PLND (Arm A) will achieve superior event free survival (EFS) compared with neoadjuvant gemcitabine + cisplatin and RC + PLND (Arm B).

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma (UC) / muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) (T2-T4aN0M0 or T1-T4aN1M0) with predominant (≥50%) urothelial histology
  • Have clinically non-metastatic bladder cancer (N≤1 M0) determined by imaging (computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest/abdomen/pelvis
  • Be deemed eligible for Radical Cystectomy (RC) + Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (PLND)
  • Have Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • Have adequate organ function

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active anti-cancer treatment ≤3 years of study randomization with certain exceptions
  • Has received any prior systemic treatment for MIBC or non-invasive muscle bladder cancer (NMIBC - prior treatment for NMIBC with intravesical BCG/chemotherapy is permitted) or prior therapy with an anti- programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), anti-programmed cell death ligand 1/ ligand 2 (PD-L1/L2), or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4)
  • Has ≥N2 disease or metastatic disease (M1) as identified by imaging
  • Is cisplatin-ineligible, as defined by meeting any one of the cisplatin ineligibility criteria as per protocol
  • Has received prior systemic anticancer therapy including investigational agents within 3 years of randomization or any radiotherapy to the bladder
  • Has undergone partial cystectomy of the bladder to remove any NMIBC or MIBC
  • Has received a live or live attenuated vaccine within 30 days before the first dose of study intervention
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Hepatitis B infection or known active Hepatitis C infection
  • Has a known psychiatric or substance abuse disorder
  • Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant
  • Has ongoing sensory or motor neuropathy Grade 2 or higher
  • Has active keratitis (superficial punctate keratitis) or corneal ulcerations
  • Has a history of uncontrolled diabetes defined as hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ≥8% or HbA1c 7% to <8% with associated diabetes symptoms

California

Los Angeles
UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Margaret Bradley
Phone: 310-794-3452
San Francisco
University of California San Francisco
Status: APPROVED
Contact: UCSF Clinical Trials
Phone: 877-827-3222

Colorado

Aurora
University of Colorado Hospital
Status: IN_REVIEW

Iowa

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

North Carolina

Winston-Salem
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Status: APPROVED

Wisconsin

Madison
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Status: TEMPORARILY_CLOSED_TO_ACCRUAL

Trial Phase Phase III

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Merck and Company Inc

  • Primary ID 3475-B15
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2021-00902, 2020-003106-31, EV-304, jRCT2041210011, KEYNOTE-B15, MK-3475-B15
  • Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT04700124