Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial
Phase II GEN-1 on SLL With BEV and NACT, Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian, Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
This is a 1:1 randomized, open label, multi-center phase II trial to evaluate the safety, dosing, efficacy, and biological activity of adding GEN-1 to chemotherapy + BEV compared to chemotherapy + BEV alone.
This is a 1:1 randomized, open label, multi-center phase I/II trial to evaluate the safety, dosing, efficacy, and biological activity of adding GEN-1 to chemotherapy + BEV compared to chemotherapy + BEV alone. The chemotherapy (NACT & adjuvant) will be a standard regimen of carboplatin + paclitaxel administered every three weeks for a total of 7-9 cycles. The protocol requires at least 4 cycles of NACT and allows up to 2 additional cycles of neoadjuvant therapy at the Investigator's discretion based on response and other clinical considerations. ICS will take place 3-4 weeks from last dose of NACT. Following at least a 4-week recovery from ICS, 3 additional adjuvant cycles of study treatments will be administered. The minimum time interval between surgery and BEV administration will be 4 weeks for safety. BEV will be included at Cycles 2, 3, 6, and 7. BEV may be substituted by an FDA approved biosimilar. The experimental arm will add GEN-1 weekly to each cycle of chemotherapy + BEV beginning with cycle 1 day 15 and continue weekly through the last cycle of adjuvant therapy.
Subjects must have a suspected diagnosis of high grade epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma with histologic confirmation to be obtained by diagnostic laparoscopy.
Subjects must have an International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage of III or IV who based on standard of care clinical considerations have been recommended to undergo neoadjuvant therapy per standard clinical determination by their oncology provider.
Only subjects with high grade serous adenocarcinoma histologic epithelial cell type determined at diagnostic laparoscopy are eligible, poorly differentiated carcinomas consistent with high grade serous histology are eligible. Pathologic diagnosis may be via frozen section or permanent pathology.
Subjects must have adequate: bone marrow function, renal function, hepatic function, and neurologic function.
Subjects should be free of active infection requiring isolation, parenteral antibiotics or a serious uncontrolled medical illness or disorder within four weeks of study entry. Subjects with diagnosis of COVID-19 infection must be 14 days after positive test or onset of symptoms.
Any hormonal therapy directed at the malignant tumor must be discontinued at least one week prior to the first treatment. Continuation of hormone replacement therapy is permitted.
Subjects must have a performance status score of 0-1 by Eastern Cooperative Group (ECOG) criteria.
Subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days prior to initiation of protocol therapy and agree to practice an effective form of contraception. If applicable, subjects must discontinue breastfeeding prior to study entry.
Subjects must have satisfactory results for the baseline laboratory analyses and diagnostic procedures as specified in the protocol.
Subjects must have signed an IRB-approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information.
Subjects who have received prior treatment with GEN-1.
Subjects who have a history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to GEN-1 or other drugs used in this study.
Subjects who have received oral or parenteral corticosteroids within 2 weeks of study entry or who have a clinical requirement for ongoing systemic immunosuppressive therapy such as chronic steroid (prednisone equivalent of > 10 mg/day) use not related to chemotherapy administration. Steroid prophylaxis for IV contrast allergy is allowed.
Subjects with autoimmune disease requiring immunosuppressive therapy within the last 2 years. Examples of autoimmune disease include systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Subjects with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) infections are excluded.
Subjects with other invasive malignancies are excluded if there is any evidence of the invasive malignancy being present within the last three years. Subjects are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy. Subjects with non-invasive malignancies such as non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma in-situ, etc. are eligible.
Subjects who have received prior radiotherapy to any portion of the abdominal cavity or pelvis are excluded. Prior radiation for localized cancer of the breast, head and neck, or skin is permitted, if it was completed more than three years prior to registration, and the subject remains free of recurrent or metastatic disease.
Subjects who have received prior chemotherapy for any abdominal or pelvic tumor are excluded. Subjects may have received prior adjuvant chemotherapy for localized breast cancer, provided that it was completed more than three years prior to registration, and that the subject remains free of recurrent or metastatic disease.
Subjects with known active hepatitis.
Subjects with nephrotic syndrome (proteinuria Grade 2 or greater).
Subjects with concurrent severe medical problems unrelated to the malignancy that would significantly limit full compliance with the study or expose the subject to extreme risk or decreased life expectancy.
Subjects with clinically significant cardiovascular disease.
Subjects of childbearing potential, not practicing adequate contraception, subjects who are pregnant, or subjects who are breastfeeding are not eligible for this trial.
Subjects with history or evidence upon physical examination of CNS disease, including primary brain tumor, seizures not controlled with standard medical therapy, any brain metastases, or history of cerebrovascular accident (CVA, stroke), transient ischemic attack (TIA) or subarachnoid hemorrhage within six months of the first date of treatment on this study.
Subjects with a history of diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is not exclusionary.
Subjects having hemoptysis within the last month.
Subjects with any condition/anomaly that would interfere with the appropriate placement of the IP catheter for study drug administration including abdominal surgery within 4 weeks of study entry (for reasons other than IP port placement), intestinal dysfunction, fistulas, or suspected extensive adhesions from prior history or finding at laparoscopy.
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