Melanoma Clinical Trial

Neoadjuvant Tebentafusp for Uveal Melanoma

Summary

This phase II trial tests how well tebentafusp works to shrink tumors prior to primary treatment with surgery or radiation in patients with uveal (eye) melanoma that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced) or that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Tebentafusp is a drug that binds to melanoma tumor cells as well as immune cells called T-cells. This binding causes an immune response against the melanoma cells, which leads to tumor cell death. Tebentafusp has been approved for the treatment of locally advanced and unresectable uveal melanoma. Giving tebentafusp before primary treatment with surgery or radiation may help shrink the tumor, prevent the disease from spreading, or reduce the likelihood that patients will require total eye removal (called enucleation).

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To assess the efficacy of neoadjuvant tebentafusp in patients with large surgically unresectable (other than complete enucleation of eye) primary uveal melanoma.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the local (eye) and systemic toxicity with tebentafusp treatment. II. To investigate the usefulness of circulating tumor-derived deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (ctDNA) as a biomarker for response.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess sight preservation. II. To assess the change in radiation dose to the fovea.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive tebentafusp intravenously (IV) over 15-20 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of each cycle. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 2 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Within 28 days of their last dose of tebentafusp, patients undergo standard of care (SOC) primary eye treatment (plaque radiotherapy or eye enucleation), as decided by their treating physician. Patients also undergo echocardiography (ECHO) or multigated acquisition scan (MUGA) at screening, ophthalmic ultrasound, optical coherence tomography (OCT), wide-angle fundus imaging, OCT angiography (OCTA), fluorescein angiography, orbit magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and collection of blood samples throughout the trial, undergo biopsy and collection of aqueous humour samples at screening and on study, and undergo abdominal MRI and chest and pelvis computed tomography (CT) at screening and during follow up.

After completion of primary eye treatment, patients are followed up at 3 months and then every 3 months for up to 5 years.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Male or female patient age ≥ 18 years of age at the time of informed consent.
Ability to provide and understand written informed consent prior to any study procedures.
Willingness to undergo tumor biopsies at baseline and post-Tebentafusp treatment.
Treatment naïve primary uveal melanoma with T3 or T4 category tumor size that are surgically unresectable (other than complete enucleation of eye).
No surgical indication to completely remove the tumor without enucleation.
Clinically or cytologically confirmed primary uveal melanoma.
Participants must be HLA-A*02:01 positive.
Predicted life expectancy of at least 12 weeks as estimated by investigator
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1 at screening.
All other relevant medical conditions must be well-managed and stable, in the opinion of the investigator, for at least 28 days prior to first administration of study drug.
Absence of any psychological, familial, sociological or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule.

Exclusion Criteria:

Symptomatic uveal melanoma that requires immediate ophthalmological intervention such as enucleation.
Evidence of metastatic disease.
Previous treatment with Tebentafusp.

Patients with any out-of-range laboratory values defined as:

Serum creatinine > 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) and/or creatinine clearance (calculated using Cockcroft-Gault Formula, or measured) < 50 mL/minute
Albumin < 3.0 g/dl
Total bilirubin >1.5 mg/dL (or 1.3 x ULN). Patients with hyperbilirubinemia clinically consistent with an inherited disorder of bilirubin metabolism (e.g., Gilbert syndrome) will be eligible at the discretion of the treating physician and/or the principal investigator.
Alanine aminotransferase > 1.5 x ULN
Aspartate aminotransferase > 1.5 x ULN
Absolute neutrophil count < 1.0 x 109 /L
Absolute lymphocyte count < 0.5 x 109 /L
Platelet count < 100 x 109 /L
Hemoglobin < 9.0 g/dL
Uncorrectable abnormal potassium, magnesium, corrected calcium or phosphate abnormality of National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE v5.0) > grade 1
Morning cortisol < lower limit of normal (unless the patient has asymptomatic adrenal insufficiency and is receiving stable replacement doses)
History of severe hypersensitivity reactions (eg, anaphylaxis) to other biologic drugs or monoclonal antibodies.

Clinically significant cardiac disease or impaired cardiac function, including any of the following:

Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction <50%
Clinically significant and/or uncontrolled heart disease such as congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association grade ≥ 2), uncontrolled hypertension, or clinically significant arrhythmia uncontrolled with medical treatment
QTcF > 470 msec on screening electrocardiogram (ECG) or congenital long QT syndrome
Acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris < 6 months to Screening
Active infection requiring systemic antibiotic therapy. Patients requiring systemic antibiotics for infection must have completed therapy at least 1 week prior to the first dose of study drug.

Participants with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. NOTE: Testing is not required unless mandated by the local health authority. Participants with HIV infection may be eligible if ALL of the following are applicable:

Receiving an approved, stable, effective combination antiretroviral therapy regimen for > 3 months prior to the planned first study intervention. NOTE: please review Section 5.7 and consider whether any actions should be taken to minimize potential drug-drug interactions,
CD4 T cell count > 350 cells/µl,
CD4 T cell nadir (lowest historical count) > 200 cells/µl, and
Viral load confirmed as < 50 copies/mL during Screening.

Participants with a known history of chronic viral infections as indicated below. NOTE: Testing for hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) is not required unless mandated by the local health authority.

Known HBV infection defined as hepatitis B surface antigen reactive. NOTE: Participants with HBV infection on stable anti-viral therapy for > 4 weeks prior to the planned first study intervention and viral load confirmed as undetectable during Screening may be eligible.
Known active HCV infection defined as detectable HCV RNA (qualitative) infection. NOTE: History of HCV is not exclusionary if participants have received curative treatment and viral load is confirmed as undetectable during screening.
Malignant disease, other than that being treated in this study. Exceptions to this exclusion include the following: malignancies that were treated curatively and have not recurred within 2 years prior to study treatment; completely resected basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers; any malignancy considered to be indolent and that has never required therapy; and completely resected carcinoma in situ of any type.
Any medical condition that would, in the investigator's or Sponsor's judgement, prevent the patient's participation in the clinical study due to safety concerns, compliance with clinical study procedures or interpretation of study results.

Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

19

Study ID:

NCT06414590

Recruitment Status:

Not yet recruiting

Sponsor:

Thomas Jefferson University

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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19107, United States

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Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

19

Study ID:

NCT06414590

Recruitment Status:

Not yet recruiting

Sponsor:


Thomas Jefferson University

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