Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
Pembro and HER2Bi-Armed Activated T Cells in Treating Patients With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and HER2Bi-armed activated T cells work in treating patients with castration resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. HER2Bi-armed activated T cells are made using T cells and may target and kill cancer cells. Giving pembrolizumab and HER2Bi-armed activated T cells may work better in treating patients with castration resistant prostate cancer.
I. To estimate the clinical efficacy of 8 infusions of HER2 HER2Bi-armed activated T cells (BATs) (up to 10^10/infusion) twice per week for 4 weeks in combination with pembrolizumab once every 3 weeks starting with one dose 3 weeks before the 1st BATs infusion, by assessing the percentage of patients free of clinical progression at 6 months after registration.
I. Evaluate phenotype, cytokine profiles and IFN-gamma enzyme-linked immunosorbent spots (ELISpots), cytotoxicity and antibodies directed at laboratory prostate cancer cell lines for proof of principle of immune system activation and to correlate with clinical outcomes of response, progression free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS).
II. Evaluate the magnitude of change in tumor infiltrating T cells, PD-1 expression, and the Th1/Th2 ratio in prostate cancer tumor tissue before and after immunotherapy and correlate it with the clinical outcomes of response, PFS, and OS.
Patients receive pembrolizumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes every 3 weeks. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning at least 1 week after pembrolizumab, patients receive HER2Bi-armed activated T cells IV over 5-15 minutes 2 times a week for 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months.
Be willing and able to provide written informed consent/assent for the trial
Have histologically confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma, with metastases
Progression by either PSA, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria for measurable disease or new areas of metastases on bone scan or symptom progression related to prostate cancer despite castrate levels of testosterone; (level < 50 ng/ml)
Be agreeable to continue to maintain castrate levels of testosterone
At least 2 weeks should have elapsed since any immunosuppressive therapy
At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease or at least 2 weeks since prior androgen targeting agents such as ketoconazole, abiraterone, enzalutamide, etc.
Discontinue anti-androgens prior to therapy; at least 6 weeks since last dose of bicalutamide or nilutamide and at least 4 weeks from last dose of flutamide
Have normal bone marrow, renal and hepatic function as deemed by the treating physician and approved by the clinical principal investigator (PI) Dr. Vaishampayan
Not have concurrent anti-cancer therapy
Not have concurrent immunosuppressive therapy or medical condition likely to cause immunosuppression
Have life expectancy > 6 months
Have a performance status of 0 or 1 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)/Zubrod performance scale
Agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through 120 days after the last dose of study therapy
Note: Abstinence is acceptable if this is the usual lifestyle and preferred contraception for the subject
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500 /mcL
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Platelets >= 100,000 / mcL
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL or >= 5.6 mmol/L without transfusion or erythropoietin (EPO) dependency (within 7 days of assessment)
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Serum creatinine =< 1.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) OR measured or calculated creatinine clearance (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] can also be used in place of creatinine or creatinine clearance [CrCl]) >= 60 mL/min for subject with creatinine levels > 1.5 X institutional ULN
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Serum total bilirubin =< 1.5 X ULN OR direct bilirubin =< ULN for subjects with total bilirubin levels > 1.5 ULN
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT] =< 2.5 X ULN OR =< 5 X ULN for subjects with liver metastases
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Albumin >= 2.5 mg/dL
Within 10 days of treatment registration: International normalized ratio (INR) or prothrombin time (PT) =< 1.5 X ULN unless subject is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
Within 10 days of treatment registration: Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) =< 1.5 X ULN unless subject is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
Is currently participating and receiving study therapy or has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study therapy or used an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of treatment
Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy (> 10 mg of prednisone daily or equivalent steroid doses) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment
Has a known history of active TB (Bacillus tuberculosis)
Has hypersensitivity to pembrolizumab or any of its excipients
Has had a prior anti-cancer monoclonal antibody (mAb) within 4 weeks prior to study day 1 or has not recovered (i.e. =< grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to agents administered earlier; Note: Subjects with =
Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment; exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative therapy or in situ cervical cancer
Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis; subjects with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are stable (without evidence of progression by imaging for at least four weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment and any neurologic symptoms have returned to baseline), have no evidence of new or enlarging brain metastases, and are not using steroids for at least 7 days prior to trial treatment; this exception does not include carcinomatous meningitis which is excluded regardless of clinical stability
Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in 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 known history of, or any evidence of active, non-infectious pneumonitis
Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy
Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the trial, interfere with the subject?s participation for the full duration of the trial, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator
Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial
Father children within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the pre-screening or screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment
Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent
Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies)
Has known active hepatitis B (e.g. hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] reactive) or hepatitis C (e.g. hepatitis C virus [HCV] ribonucleic acid [RNA] [qualitative] is detected)
Has received a live vaccine within 30 days of planned start of study therapy; Note: Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally inactivated flu vaccines and are allowed; however intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g. Flu-Mist) are live attenuated vaccines, and are not allowed
Has history of cardiac or pulmonary impairment either by clinical history or symptoms or cardiac ejection fraction < 40%
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Detroit Michigan, 48201, United States
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