Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Autoimmune Disorders and Advanced, Metastatic, or Unresectable Cancer

Official Title

A Phase Ib Study of Nivolumab in Patients With Autoimmune Disorders and Advanced Malignancies (AIM-NIVO)

Summary:

This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and to see how well it works in treating patients with autoimmune disorders and cancer that has spread to other places in the body or cannot removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumour cells to grow and spread.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Incidence of adverse events
  • Change in disease assessments
  • Overall response rate
  • Changes in serum chemokines and circulating immune cells over time
  • Gene expression in normal tissues
  • Clinical measures of interest

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

  • To assess the overall safety, including the incidence of dose-limiting toxicity (DLT), and other toxicities associated with the use of the anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibody nivolumab in patients with varying severity of dermatomyositis (DM)/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (ulcerative colitis [UC] and Crohn's disease [CD]), multiple sclerosis (MS), Sjogren's syndrome [SjS], and other autoimmune diseases.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

  • To evaluate the efficacy of nivolumab in terms of objective response rates (ORRs), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with cancer and DM/SSc, RA, SLE, IBD (UC and CD), MS, SjS, and other autoimmune diseases.
  • To observe and record anti-tumour activity.
  • To propose dosing recommendations for anti-PD-1 antibodies based on the severity of the autoimmune disorder.
  • To evaluate the impact of nivolumab on the disease severity indices for: DM/SSc, RA, SLE, IBD: UC and CD, not specified (NS), MS.
  • To perform molecular profiling assays on malignant and normal tissues, including, but not limited to, ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing, in order to: identify potential predictive and prognostic biomarkers beyond any genomic alteration by which treatment may be assigned, and identify resistance mechanisms using genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)- and ribonucleic acid (RNA)-based assessment platforms.

OUTLINE:
Patients receive nivolumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes every 4 weeks for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 100 days.

View this trial on ClinicalTrials.gov

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