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NCT02311582 : MK-3475 in Combination With MRI-guided Laser Ablation in Recurrent Malignant Gliomas
PhasePhase 1/Phase 2
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: N/A
Eligibility
Inclusion Criteria:

- Phase I: Histologically confirmed grade III or IV malignant glioma.

- Phase II: Histologically confirmed grade IV malignant glioma (GBM).

*Note: GBM variants and secondary GBM are allowed for both phase I and phase II.

- Unequivocal evidence of tumor progression as documented by biopsy or brain MRI scan
per RANO criteria.

- There must be an interval of at least 12 weeks from the completion of standard front
line therapy to study registration unless there is unequivocal evidence for tumor
recurrence per RANO criteria. When the interval is less than 12 weeks, the use of
perfusion imaging and/or PET scan is allowed to differentiate between unequivocal
evidence of tumor recurrence and pseudoprogression. Standard front line therapy is as
described below:

- For grade IV malignant gliomas (GBM): Standard front line therapy for newly
diagnosed GBM must include maximal feasible surgical resection (biopsy alone
allowed), radiotherapy, and temozolomide chemotherapy. If the tumor was initially
diagnosed as either a grade II or III tumor and now has recurred or progressed as
a grade IV GBM, it will be considered a secondary recurrent grade IV GBM and will
be eligible for this study as long as prior treatment included maximal feasible
surgical resection (biopsy alone allowed), radiotherapy, and temozolomide
chemotherapy.

- For grade III malignant gliomas with 1p 19q codeletions: Standard front line
therapy for newly diagnosed grade III malignant gliomas must include maximal
feasible surgical resection (biopsy alone allowed), radiotherapy, and
chemotherapy (PCV or temozolomide). If the patient did not receive any or all
components of the standard front line therapy as detailed above for newly
diagnosed grade III gliomas and the tumor then recurred or progressed, s/he must
first receive at least one prior standard therapy or any appropriate combination
of the components of standard therapy as detailed above and must experience
further recurrence or progression before s/he is deemed eligible for this study.
If the tumor was initially diagnosed as a grade II glioma with 1p 19q codeletions
and now has recurred or progressed as a grade III tumor, it will be considered a
secondary recurrent grade III glioma with 1p 19q codeletions and will be eligible
for this study as long as prior treatment included maximal feasible surgical
resection (biopsy alone allowed), radiotherapy, and chemotherapy (PCV or
temozolomide).

- For grade III malignant gliomas without 1p 19q codeletions: Standard front line
therapy for newly diagnosed grade III malignant gliomas must include maximal
feasible surgical resection (biopsy alone allowed), radiotherapy, and
temozolomide chemotherapy. If the tumor was initially diagnosed as a grade II
glioma without 1p 19q codeletions and now has recurred or progressed as a grade
III tumor, it will be considered a secondary recurrent grade III glioma without
1p 19q codeletions and will be eligible for this study as long as prior treatment
included maximal feasible surgical resection (biopsy alone allowed),
radiotherapy, and temozolomide chemotherapy.

- Candidate for MLA based on the size, location, and shape of the recurrent tumor as
determined by the performing neurosurgeon. Surgical resection/debulking prior to MLA
is allowed per standard of care but is not required; if the patient undergoes
resection or debulking, it must have occurred at least 3 weeks prior to the first dose
of MK-3475. For Phase II: if surgical resection/debulking prior to MLA is not
indicated, a biopsy of the tumor will be done at the same time of MLA to obtain tumor
tissue for both diagnostic purposes and immune monitoring.

- Patients who have undergone a gross total resection for recurrence will be eligible,
and MLA will be directed at treating a peritumoral margin of 0.5-1cm surrounding the
resection cavity to disrupt the BBB and potentially increase access of MK-3475 to the
peritumoral infiltrating glioma cells.

- At least 18 years of age.

- Karnofsky ? 60%

- Normal bone marrow and organ function as defined below:

- ANC ? 1,500/mcL

- Platelets ? 100,000/mcL

- Hemoglobin ? 9 g/dL or ? 5.6 mmol/L

- Serum creatinine ? 1.5 x IULN OR creatinine clearance by Cockcroft-Gault ? 60
mL/min for patients with serum creatinine > 1.5 x IULN

- Serum total bilirubin ? 1.5 x IULN OR direct bilirubin ? IULN for patients with
total bilirubin > 1.5 x IULN

- AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) ? 2.5 x IULN (or ? 5 x IULN for patients with liver
metastases)

- INR or PT ? 1.5 x IULN unless patient is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long
as PT or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants

- aPTT ? 1.5 x IULN unless patient is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT
or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants

- Sexually active women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use
contraception (as described in the protocol) prior to study entry, for the duration of
study participation, and for 120 days after last dose of MK-3475. Should a woman
become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must
inform her treating physician immediately.

- Ability to understand and willingness to sign an IRB approved written informed consent
document (or that of legally authorized representative, if applicable).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior treatment with any anti-angiogenic agent (including bevacizumab).

- Prior treatment with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or
anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody (including
ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation
or checkpoint pathways).

- Prior treatment with a monoclonal antibody within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of
MK-3475 or has not recovered (i.e. ? grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due
to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.

- Prior chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy, or radiation therapy within 2
weeks prior to the first dose of MK-3475 or has not recovered (i.e. ? grade 1 or at
baseline) from adverse events due to a previously administered agent.

- Note: patients with ? grade 2 neuropathy are an exception to this criterion and
may qualify for the study.

- Note: if a patient underwent major surgery, s/he must have recovered adequately
from the toxicity and/or complications from the intervention prior to starting
therapy.

- Candidates for curative resection or urgent surgical procedure(s) needed.

- Presence of infratentorial lesions, brainstem lesions, or lesions that are less than 5
mm from the hyophysis or cranial nerves.

- Multifocal gliomas that are bilateral. Patients with unilateral multifocal gliomas may
be eligible if their multifocal disease can be treated effectively and safely in a
single MLA procedure.

- Presence of leptomeningeal metastases.

- Recent (within 8 weeks) history of CNS hemorrhage unless the hemorrhage is located
within the tumor that will be removed en total during surgical debulking or ablated
during MLA.

- Requires therapeutic doses of anticoagulants unless anticoagulation can be safely
discontinued before surgery per standard practice (e.g. first DVD for which
anticoagulation has been at least 3 months and repeat imaging demonstrates resolution
of DVT) or an IVC filter can be used in place of anticoagulation. Subjects are
permitted to resume anticoagulation following surgery per discretion of treating
physician and/or site SOPs

- Received prior local therapy (stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, or carmustine
wafers) to the proposed area of MLA treatment.

- Received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of MK-3475. Examples of
live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella,
varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG),
and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed
virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g. FluMist)
are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed.

- Currently receiving any other investigational agents or has participated in a study of
an investigational agent or using an investigational device within 3 weeks of the
first dose of MK-3475.

- A history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or
biologic composition to MK-3475 or other agents used in the study.

- Dexamethasone > 4 mg at the time of registration

- Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic systemic steroid therapy
(in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of
immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment
(with the exception of daily dexamethasone ? 4 mg).

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active
infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac
arrhythmia, uncontrolled hypertension, or psychiatric illness/social situations that
would limit compliance with study requirements.

- Has an active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 2 years
(i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive
drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g. thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid
replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a
form of systemic treatment.

- Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or current
pneumonitis.

- Pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Patient must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy
test within 72 hours of study entry.

- Known history of hepatitis B (e.g.,defined as hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]
reactive) or known active hepatitis C virus (e.g.,defined as HCV RNA [qualitative] is
detected) infection.

- Known history of active TB (bacillus tuberculosis).

- Known history of HIV (HIV 1/2 antibodies).
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Locations
Gainesville, Florida
Facility: University of Florida
Investigator: David D Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: David D Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Facility: Washington University School of Medicine
Investigator: Gavin Dunn, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Jian L Campian, M.D., Ph.D. Phone: 314-362-5677
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