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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2015-002241-55
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:RG_14-172
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2016-02-19
    Trial results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2015-002241-55
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A phase II trial of pembrolizumab in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and a performance status of 2
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A phase II trial of MK-3475 in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with a performance status of 2
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A phase II trial of pembrolizumab in NSCLC PS2 patients
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberRG_14-172
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorUniversity of Birmingham
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportMerck, Sharp and Dohme Corp.
    B.4.2CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationUniversity of Birmingham
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointLaura Crack
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressCancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBirmingham
    B.5.3.3Post codeB15 2TT
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5.4Telephone number01214158421
    B.5.5Fax number01214143529
    B.5.6E-mailPePS2@trials.bham.ac.uk
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation No
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namepembrolizumab
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNpembrolizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1374853-91-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK3475
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameSCH 900475
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS1
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product No
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP Role
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation No
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMP
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product No
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 3
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP Role
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation No
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMP
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product No
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Commonest form of lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cancer [C04]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 18.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10061873
    E.1.2Term Non-small cell lung cancer
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029104 - Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps)
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    There are 2 co-primary objectives:
    1. To determine that pembrolizumab is safe and tolerable at the selected dose of 200 mg in non-small cell lung cancer patients with a performance status of 2.
    2. To allow detection of disease control and the durability of disease control to ascertain if further investigation in subsequent studies is justified.

    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To determine the patient's quality of life when undergoing trial treatment, assessed by questionnaires.

    To look at secondary measures of response to the drug including how long patients are on treatment before progression and overall survival time.

    To identify predictive markers of activity, response and resistance to the drug.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • Patients must have completed all standard of care therapy that the treating oncologist deems appropriate. All lines of therapy will be allowed.
    • Histologically confirmed NSCLC where it is possible to assess PD-L1 status on tumour biopsy. Biopsy must be within 70 days of first treatment with pembrolizumab. All patients who have had systemic therapy since the biopsy must have a repeat biopsy that is evaluable for PD-L1.
    • Patients must have a performance status of 2 on the ECOG Performance scale with no deterioration over the previous 2 weeks assessed by consenting physician.
    • Life expectancy >12 weeks.
    • Uni-dimensionally measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1.
    • CT scan of chest and abdomen within 28 days of starting Pembrolizumab demonstrating measurable disease as per RECIST version 1.1.
    • Demonstrate adequate haematological and organ function as defined below. All screening tests should be performed within 7 days of treatment.
    • Age ≥ 18 years.
    • Provision of signed and dated, written informed consent prior to any study specific procedures, sampling and analyses.
    • Patients must agree to the use of contraception as detailed in protocol and patient information sheet

    System Laboratory Value
    Haematological
    Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 x 109/L.
    Haemoglobin ≥ 90 g/L or ≥5.6 mmol/L.
    Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L
    Hepatic function
    Total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    Alanine transferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 x ULN.
    Aspartate transferase (AST) ≤ 2.5 x ULN.
    Renal function
    Creatinine clearance <1.5 times ULN concurrent with creatinine clearance >50 ml/min (calculated by Cockcroft and Gault equation or alternative method). If this is ≤50 ml/min then an isotopic GFR may be undertaken and must be >50 ml/min
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • Untreated symptomatic brain or leptomeningeal metastatic disease.
    • Medical or psychiatric conditions comprising informed consent.
    • Any medical condition which in the opinion of the investigator would compromise the ability of the patient to participate in the trial or which would jeopardise compliance with the protocol.
    • Patient who has had chemotherapy, radioactive or biological cancer therapy within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study therapy, or who has not recovered to CTCAE grade 1 or better from the adverse events due to cancer therapeutics administered more than 4 weeks earlier. Patient who has had erlotinib, gefitinib, afatinib, or crizotinib within 1 week prior to the first dose of study therapy, or who has not recovered to CTCAE Grade 1 or better from the adverse events due to any of these drugs administered more than 1 week earlier. Patient who has had ipilimumab therapy may be enrolled if requirements specified in Inclusion Criterion are met.
    • Active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in 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 diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment. 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.
    • Patient has risk factors for bowel obstruction or bowel perforation (examples include but not limited to a history of acute diverticulitis, intra-abdominal abscess and abdominal carcinomatosis).
    • Patient has a known history of malignancy, unless the patient has undergone potentially curative therapy with no evidence of that disease for 5 years.
    • Previous history of pneumonitis or significantly reduced transfer coefficient (KCO).
    • Female patients of child bearing potential should be using adequate contraceptive measures, should not be breast feeding and must have a negative pregnancy test prior to start of dosing.
    • Patient previously had a severe hypersensitivity reaction to treatment with another monoclonal antibody.
    • Patient had prior treatment targeting PD-1: PD-L1 axis or was previously randomized in any Pembrolizumab trial.
    • Patient is positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies), active Hepatitis B (HBsAg reactive) or Hepatitis C (HCV RNA (qualitative) is detected); patients with negative Hepatitis C antibody testing may not need RNA testing.
    • Known history of tuberculosis
    • Patient has an active infection requiring therapy.
    • Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
    • Patient is, at the time of signing informed consent, a regular user (including “recreational use”) of any illicit drugs or had a recent history (within the last year) of substance abuse (including alcohol).
    • Patients with symptomatic ascites or pleural effusion. A patient who is clinically stable following treatment for these conditions (including therapeutic thoraco- or paracentesis) is eligible.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    PePS2 to has two co-primary outcome measures:

    • Toxicity defined as the occurrence of a treatment-related dose reduction or dose delay or treatment discontinuation due to toxicity.

    Adverse events will be recorded in relation to each cycle of treatment and graded according to CTCAE criteria. The incidence of each adverse event (all grades and grade 3/4) will be reported as a per-patient-cycle rate and as a per-patient rate. The toxicity co-primary outcome measure for the trial is defined as the occurrence of a treatment-related dose reduction or dose delay or treatment discontinuation due to toxicity.

    • Response defined as the occurrence of a complete response (CR), partial response (PR) or stable disease (SD) ≥18 weeks.

    Patients will have CT scans every 9 weeks from baseline until disease progression. On each occasion, overall tumour burden will be assessed using RECIST version 1.1. The response co-primary outcome measure for the trial is defined as the occurrence of CR, PR or SD for 18 weeks or greater.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Health Related Quality of Life
    Quality of life will be assessed using the FACT-L questionnaire and EQ- 5D questionnaire. This is defined as the functional effect of a medical condition and/or its consequent treatment upon a patient. The purpose of HR QoL measurement is to quantify the degree to which the medical condition or its treatment impacts the individual’s life in a valid and reproducible way.

    Time to Progression (TTP)
    This is defined as the time from registration into trial to the date of CT scan when progressive disease first recorded. Patients with no recorded progression at the time of analysis or who die without recorded progression will be censored at the date of the CT scan when they were last recorded with an evaluable measure that was not progression.

    Progression-free survival time (PFS)
    This is defined as the time from registration into trial to the date of CT scan when progressive disease first recorded or date of death without previously recorded progression. Patients who are alive with no recorded progression at the time of analysis will be censored at the date of the CT scan when they were last recorded with an evaluable measure that was not progression.

    Overall survival time (OS)
    This is defined as the time from registration into trial to the date of death. Patients who are alive at the time of analysis will be censored at the date last seen alive.

    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned8
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA No
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    The end of trial will be 6 months after the last data capture. This will allow sufficient time for the completion of protocol procedures, data collection and data input. The PePS2 Trial Office will notify the MHRA and main REC that the trial has ended and will provide them with a summary of the clinical trial report within 12 months of the end of trial.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years4
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days0
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.4.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.5.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.1.6.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 30
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 30
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state60
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 0
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 0
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Patients who achieve and maintain disease control (i.e. complete response [CR], partial response [PR], or stable disease [SD]) through to the end of the 24 month treatment period will enter follow up.

    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2016-03-17
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2016-02-02
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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