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Study of Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine and Plus/Minus VCN-01 in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (VIRAGE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05673811
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 6, 2023
Last Update Posted : December 26, 2023
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Theriva Biologics SL

Brief Summary:
A phase IIb, open-label, randomized study of Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine and plus/minus VCN-01 in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Drug: Nab-paclitaxel Drug: Gemcitabine Genetic: VCN-01 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Multi-center, open label, randomized, 2-parallel arm, phase IIb study of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as SoC plus/minus VCN-01 in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. VCN-01 is a genetically modified adenovirus characterised by the presence of four independent genetic modifications on the backbone of the wild-type human adenovirus serotype 5 (HAd5) genome that confer tumor selective replication and antitumor activity. Approximately 92 patients in sites in North America and European Union (EU) will be recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to one of two treatment arms (i.e., approximately 46 patients per treatment arm):

  • Arm 1- (SoC): Nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as SoC (28-day cycles). Patients in this arm will not receive the IMP (VCN-01).
  • Arm 2- (VCN-01+ SoC): A maximum of two (2) doses of VCN-01 administrated in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as SoC (28 day cycles with exception of the IMP dose cycles, which will be 35-day cycles).

A Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) will be convened at regular intervals to assess safety and to look at OS to determine if the trial can continue.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 96 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IIb, Open-label, Randomized Study of Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine and Plus/Minus VCN-01 in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : January 10, 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 28, 2025
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 28, 2025


Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Arm 1-SoC
Nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as SoC.
Drug: Nab-paclitaxel
Nab-paclitaxel administered as a 30- to 40-minute IV infusion at a rate of 125 mg/m2. Nab-paclitaxel is administered on Day 1, Day 8 and Day 15 of each 28-day cycles.

Drug: Gemcitabine
Gemcitabine administered at a rate of 1,000 mg/m2 and infused through a 30-minute IV infusion immediately after the completion of nab-paclitaxel administration as part of SoC. Gemcitabine is administered on Day 1, Day 8 and Day 15 of each 28-day cycles.

Experimental: Arm 2 -VCN-01 + SoC
A maximum of two (2) doses of VCN-01 administrated as a single IV infusion in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as SoC.
Drug: Nab-paclitaxel
Nab-paclitaxel administered as a 30- to 40-minute IV infusion at a rate of 125 mg/m2. Nab-paclitaxel is administered on Day 1, Day 8 and Day 15 of each 28-day cycles.

Drug: Gemcitabine
Gemcitabine administered at a rate of 1,000 mg/m2 and infused through a 30-minute IV infusion immediately after the completion of nab-paclitaxel administration as part of SoC. Gemcitabine is administered on Day 1, Day 8 and Day 15 of each 28-day cycles.

Genetic: VCN-01
VCN-01 administrated as a single IV infusion at dose 1xE13 vp/patient, over a period of 10 minutes on Day 1 of the 1st cycle and then again on Day 1 of the 4th cycle (Day 92). On cycle 1 and cycle 4, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine administered on Day 8, Day 15 and Day 22.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: From randomization until death for any cause up to 3 years ]
    Time from randomization until death in both arms

  2. Incidence of Adverse Events after VCN-01 IV administration [ Time Frame: From randomization until disease progression assessed up to 3 years ]
    Safety and tolerability of VCN-01, IV administered at Week 1 and Week 14 in Arm 2 measured as incidence of Adverse Events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to progression (TTP) or Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: From randomization until disease progression assessed up to 3 years ]
  2. Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: From randomization until death for any cause up to 3 years ]
    Objective response rate (ORR) defined as the sum of patients who achieved partial response (PR) plus patients who achieved complete response (CR) using RECIST version 1.1 criteria.

  3. Disease Control Rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: From randomization until death for any cause up to 3 years ]
    Disease Control Rate (DCR) defined as: stable disease (SD) + partial response (PR) + complete response (CR)

  4. 1-year survival [ Time Frame: From randomization to 1-year landmark ]
  5. Progression Free Survival (PFS) at the 1-year landmark [ Time Frame: From randomization to1-year landmark ]
    Time from randomization to either progression or death from any cause.

  6. Duration of Response (DoR) [ Time Frame: From randomization to disease progression assessed up to 3 years ]
    Time from the date of first documented response until date of documented disease progression or death in the absence of disease progression.

  7. Changes in tumor marker Ca 19.9 [ Time Frame: From randomization until disease progression assessed up to 3 years ]
    Tumor marker Ca 19.9 measured every 4 weeks while on study


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Neutralizing anti-VCN-01 antibodies (Anti-Ad-Nabs) [ Time Frame: From pre-dose up to 3 years ]
    Determination of neutralizing anti-VCN-01 antibodies (Anti-Ad-Nabs) in serum of Arm 2 patients at different time-points during the study

  2. PH20 levels in serum [ Time Frame: From pre-dose to end of treatment defined as 1 month after the last dose of nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine. ]

    Determination of PH20 levels in serum of Arm 2 (VCN-01 + SoC) patients at the following time-points:

    Cycle 1 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 48h post-dose and on day 8; Cycle 2 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 3 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 4 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 48h post-dose and on day 8; On Day 1 of any subsequent SoC cycle.


  3. VCN-01 genomes levels in blood [ Time Frame: From pre-dose to end of treatment defined as 1 month after the last dose of nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine. ]

    Determination of VCN-01 genomes in blood of Arm 2 (VCN-01 + SoC) patients at the following time-points:

    Cycle 1 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 48h post-dose, on day 8 and day 15; Cycle 2 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 3 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 4 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 48h post-dose, on day 8 and day 15; On Day 1 of any subsequent SoC cycle.


  4. Immune markers [ Time Frame: From pre-dose to end of treatment defined as 1 month after the last dose of nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine. ]

    Determination of immune markers in serum of Arm 2 (VCN-01 + SoC) patients at the following time-points:

    Cycle 1 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 4h and 48h post-dose and on day 8; Cycle 2 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 3 (SoC dosing): Day 1; Cycle 4 (VCN-01+SoC dosing): Pre-dose, 4h and 48h post-dose, on day 8 and day 25; On Day 1 of any subsequent SoC cycle.


  5. Radionics [ Time Frame: Changes from baseline to every 8 week or every 4 weeks if there is a suspicion of Progressive Disease (PD) not radiologically confirmed during treatment and until disease progression up to 3 years. ]
    Change in radionics assessed from the images of CT scans or MRI.

  6. Tumor growth [ Time Frame: Changes from baseline to every 8 week or every 4 weeks if there is a suspicion of Progressive Disease (PD) not radiologically confirmed during treatment and until disease progression up to 3 years. ]
    Change in tumor growth assessed from the images of CT scans or MRI.

  7. Changes in Quality of Life (QoL) via the validated Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC QLQ-C30) version 3. [ Time Frame: From Day 1 in first treatment cycle (35-days) to last follow-up visit up to 3 years. ]

    Changes in QoL assessed as the difference between QoL in day 1 of 1st treatment cycle (35 d) to QoL in day 1 of Cycle 2 (28d), to QoL in day 1 of Cycle 3 (28d), to QoL in day 1 of Cycle 4 (35d) and to QoL in day 1 of any subsequent SoC cycle (28d).

    Changes in QoL in EoT visit (1 month after last SoC treatment). Changes in QoL until disease progression in each monthly follow-up visit. After disease progression, changes in QoL in each monthly follow up visit during the first 6 months; changes in bimonthly follow-up visits up to to 2 from progression and changes in each follow-up visit every 6 months onwards.

    The QoL scale ranges in score from 0 to 100, a high score represents a higher response level.


  8. Disease Control Rate (DCR) to subsequent therapies [ Time Frame: From disease progression to exitus for any cause up to 3 years ]
    Disease Control Rate (DCR) defined as: stable disease (SD) + partial response (PR) + complete response (CR)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written informed consent obtained prior to any study-specific procedures or assessments.
  2. Male/female patients aged 18 years or over.
  3. Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed, first line metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma stage IV de novo, who never received previous systemic treatment for their pancreatic cancer for which the established therapy is nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine (clinical SoC). All patients must have at least one measurable tumor lesion that can be imaged for assessments determined by RECIST 1.1.
  4. Patients willing to comply with the study treatment.
  5. Patients with a minimum life expectancy of 5 months.
  6. ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
  7. Use of a reliable method of contraception in fertile men and women. Female patients of childbearing potential (i.e., female patients who are not postmenopausal or surgically sterile) must agree to use effective contraception. Male patients must agree to use effective contraception or be surgically sterile.
  8. Adequate baseline organ function (hematologic, liver, renal and nutritional) within 1 week of randomization:

Hematology:

  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5xE9 /L
  • Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL
  • Platelets ≥100x109/L

Coagulation (*except in patients on anticoagulants):

  • Prothrombin time or international normalized ratio ≤1x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time ≤1.2xULN

Hepatic:

  • Total bilirubin ≤1.5xULN
  • ALT and AST ≤2.5xULN (if there are no liver metastases)
  • ALT and AST <5xULN, and bilirubin <1.5xULN (if there are liver metastases)

Renal:

• Serum creatinine ≤1.5xULN, and if >1.5xULN: Estimated creatinine clearance >50 mL/min using Cockcroft and Gault formula

Nutritional:

• Serum Albumin ≥30 g/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients not willing to complete the study procedures for geographic, psychiatric, or social reasons.
  2. Active infection or other serious illness or autoimmune disease at the moment of randomization.
  3. Treatment with live attenuated vaccines in the last 3 weeks and with the adenovirus type-5 (Ad5)-based COVID-vaccine in the last 12 weeks before the administration of study treatment.
  4. Known chronic liver disease (liver cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis). If there is a suspect of hepatic fibrosis, a fibroscan must be performed; patients with a value ≥9.5 kPa will be excluded. Note: Transient elastography (Fibroscan) is a non-invasive method for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis.
  5. Treatment with another investigational agent within five of that treatment's half-lives prior to infusion of study treatment.
  6. Viral syndrome diagnosed during the 2 weeks before start of study treatment administration.
  7. Chronic immunosuppressive therapy, except inhaled corticosteroids, and oral or IV corticosteroids with a dose lower than 10 mg prednisone or equivalent/day (exception: dexamethasone 1 mg/day as maximum).
  8. Concurrent malignant hematologic or solid disease. Patients with a prior history of cancer can be allowed if complete remission for at least 3 years.
  9. Patients in close contact (e.g., living in same house) with immunosuppressed patients (i.e., patients with chronic immunosuppressive therapy including high dose of corticosteroids, patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other chronic immune system diseases).
  10. Patients with Li Fraumeni syndrome or with previously known retinoblastoma protein pathway germline deficiency.
  11. A female patient, who is pregnant or lactating.
  12. Patients receiving full-dose anticoagulant therapy or in whom these therapies cannot be withdrawn 2 days prior and 2 days after VCN-01 administration. Patients with uncontrolled coagulopathy should be excluded.
  13. Untreated brain metastases and/or leptomeningeal carcinomatosis with progressive symptoms despite corticosteroid coverage. Patients with brain metastases with stable symptoms can be included.
  14. Any other condition, disease, metabolic dysfunction (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus), active or uncontrolled infection/inflammation, physical examination finding, mental state or clinical laboratory finding that would contraindicate participation in the clinical study due to safety concerns or compliance with clinical study procedures.
  15. Patients with previous pneumonitis or interstitial lung disease.
  16. Patients with pre-existing sensory neuropathy >G1.
  17. Patients with known risk factors for bowel perforation, i.e., history of diverticulitis, intra-abdominal abscess, intestinal obstruction or abdominal carcinomatosis.
  18. Patients with QT interval corrected by Fridericia (QTcF) assessment >450 ms for men or >470 ms for women and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) evaluation less than 50% measured by ECHO or multigated acquisition scan.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05673811


Contacts
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Contact: Manuel Cascallo, PhD +34 93 571 2359 MCascallo@therivabio.com
Contact: Michael Kaleko, MD, PhD +1 3014174364 mkaleko@therivabio.com

Locations
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United States, California
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Recruiting
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
Contact: Tara E Seery, MD         
University of California - Davis Cancer Center Recruiting
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Contact: Edward Kim, M.D., PhD         
United States, Kentucky
University of Lousville - Brown Cancer Center Recruiting
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Contact: Vivek R. Sharma, MD, FACP         
United States, New York
Weill Cornell Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Alana T H Nguyen, MD, PhD         
United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Contact: Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD, PhD         
United States, Virginia
Virginia Cancer Specialists Recruiting
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22031
Contact: Alexandrer Spira, MD, PhD         
Spain
Hospital Duran i Reynals (ICO) Recruiting
Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, 08908
Contact: Berta Laquente, MD, PhD         
Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla Recruiting
Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 39008
Contact: Eva Martinez de Castro, MD, PhD         
Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron Recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08035
Contact: Teresa Macarulla, MD, PhD         
Hospital Gregorio Marañon Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28009
Contact: Andrés Muñoz, MD, PhD         
Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28034
Contact: Carmen Guillén Ponce, MD., PhD         
Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28041
Contact: Rocío García, MD, PhD         
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria Recruiting
Málaga, Spain, 29010
Contact: Mireya Cazorla, MD, PhD         
Hospital General Univesitario de Valencia Recruiting
Valencia, Spain, 46014
Contact: Miriam Lobo, MD, PhD         
Hospital Miguel Servet Recruiting
Zaragoza, Spain, 50009
Contact: Roberto Pazo, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Theriva Biologics SL
Investigators
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Study Chair: Carmen Blasco, PhD Theriva Biologics S.L.
Study Chair: Mary Ann Shallcross, PhD Theriva Biologics, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Theriva Biologics SL
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05673811    
Other Study ID Numbers: P-VCNA-003
First Posted: January 6, 2023    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 26, 2023
Last Verified: January 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Theriva Biologics SL:
Cancer
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
metastatic
oncolytic virus
VCN-01
Gemcitabine
Nab-Paclitaxel
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Paclitaxel
Gemcitabine
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites