A Study of a Personalized Cancer Vaccine Targeting Shared Neoantigens

  • Interventional
  • Not Recruiting
  • NCT03953235
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A Phase 1/2 Study of GRT-C903/GRT-R904, a Vaccine Targeting Shared Neoantigens, in Combination With Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dose, safety, immunogenicity and early clinical activity of GRT-C903 and GRT-R904, a neoantigen-based therapeutic cancer vaccine, in combination with immune checkpoint blockade, in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, microsatellite stable colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and shared neoantigen-positive tumors.

Tumors harboring non-synonymous deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mutations can present peptides containing these mutations as non-self antigens in the context of HLA on the tumor cell surface. A fraction of mutated peptides result in neoantigens capable of generating T-cell responses that exclusively target tumor cells. Some of these tumor-specific neoantigens are known or expected to be common across a subset of patients and are called shared neoantigens. This study aims to target shared neoantigens using a heterologous prime/boost therapeutic vaccine approach (GRT-C903 first followed by GRT-R904) in combination with checkpoint blockade to stimulate an immune response. This study will explore the safety and early clinical activity of this neoantigen-based immunotherapy intended to induce T-cell responses specific for the shared neoantigens contained within the therapeutic vaccine. Phase 1 will test multiple doses and combinations with checkpoint blockade and Phase 2 will test for early signs of clinical activity using a vaccine regimen based on Phase 1 data.

Gender
All

Age Group
18 Years and up

Accepting Healthy Volunteers?
No

Inclusion Criteria:

         - Provide a signed and dated informed consent form prior to initiation of study-specific procedures.

         - Patients with the indicated advanced or metastatic solid tumor as follows:

             1. Microsatellite-stable colorectal cancer (MSS-CRC) who are currently receiving systemic treatment with a fluoropyrimidine and oxaliplatin and/or irinotecan that may include a VEGF or EGFR targeting therapy as their 1L therapy for metastatic disease OR who have experienced disease progression following treatment with a fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan that may include a VEGF or EGFR targeting therapy and have not received additional lines of systemic therapy in the metastatic setting.

             2. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are currently receiving systemic treatment with an anti-PD-(L)1 antibody in combination with cytotoxic, platinum-based chemotherapy OR who have experienced disease progression following treatment with an anti-PD-(L)1 antibody in combination with cytotoxic, platinum-based chemotherapy (or anti-PD-(L)1 alone if patient refuses platinum-based chemotherapy), and have not received additional lines of systemic therapy in the metastatic setting.

             3. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) who are currently receiving systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy as their 1L therapy for metastatic disease OR who have experienced disease progression on 1L systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy and have received no more than 1 prior line of therapy in the metastatic setting.

             4. Any solid tumor histology where the patient has experienced disease progression with all available therapies known to confer clinical benefit

         - Patient's tumor possesses one of the mutations listed below, and is determined to express a HLA allele for antigen presentation of the identified tumor mutation:

        BRAF_G466V // CTNNB1_S37F // CTNNB1_S45F // CTNNB1_S45P // CTNNB1_T41A // ERBB2_Y772_A775dup // KRAS_G12C or NRAS_G12C // KRAS_G12D or NRAS_G12D // KRAS_G12V // KRAS_G13D // KRAS_Q61H or NRAS_Q61H // KRAS_Q61K or NRAS_Q61K // KRAS_Q61L or NRAS_Q61L // KRAS_Q61R or NRAS_Q61R // TP53_K132E // TP53_K132N // TP53_R213L // TP53_R249M // TP53_S127Y

         - ECOG Performance Status 0 or 1

         - Measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1

         - Adequate organ function, as measured by laboratory values (criteria listed in protocol)

        Exclusion Criteria:

         - Tumors with genetic characteristics as follows:

             1. For NSCLC, patients with a known genetic driver alteration in EGFR, ALK, ROS1, RET, or TRK

             2. Patients with known MSI-high disease based on institutional standard

         - Known exposure to chimpanzee adenovirus or any history of anaphylaxis in reaction to a vaccination

         - Bleeding disorder (eg., factor deficiency, coagulopathy) or history of significant bruising or bleeding following IM injections or blood draws

         - History of allogenic/solid organ transplant

         - Active, known, or suspected autoimmune disease

         - Active tuberculosis or recent (<2 week) clinically significant infection, or evidence of active hepatitis B or hepatitis C

         - Known history of positive test for human immunodeficiency (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

        Complete inclusion and exclusion criteria are listed in the clinical study protocol.

At a Glance

National Government IDNCT03953235

IRB#IRB19-1095

Lead SponsorGritstone Oncology, Inc.

Lead PhysicianDaniel Catenacci

Collaborator(s)N/A

EligibilityAll
18 Years and up
Not Recruiting