This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition malignant mesothelioma
Treatment tremelimumab
Phase phase 2
Target CTLA-4
Sponsor Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese
Start date May 2009
End date June 2012
Trial size 29 participants
Trial identifier NCT01649024, 2008-005171-95, MESOT-TREM-2008


The study is designed to define the immunologic and clinical activity of Tremelimumab in patients with advanced mesothelioma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Tremelimumab is administered at 15 mg/kg on day 1 every 12 weeks for 4 doses
tremelimumab CP-675,206
Given IV

Primary Outcomes

Objective tumor response by modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor (RECIST)
time frame: Weeks 24

Secondary Outcomes

Disease control rate
time frame: 1 year
Progression free survival
time frame: 1 year
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed malignant mesothelioma (MM) - Have received only one prior systemic chemotherapy platinum-based regimen for advanced MM - Disease not amenable to curative surgery - No known brain metastasis - Age 18 and over - Performance status 0-2 - Life expectancy > 12 weeks - Adequate hematologic, hepatic and renal function - Not pregnant or nursing - Patient must be willing and able to provide written informed consent, and the trial have to be approved by the institutional review board at each institution Exclusion Criteria: - Symptomatic chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disease - Active hepatitis B or C - Clinically relevant cardiovascular disease, i.e., myocardial infarction or other severe coronary artery diseases within the prior 6 months, cardiac arrythmia requiring medication, uncontrolled hypertension, overt cardiac failure or not compensated chronic heart disease in NYHA class II or more - History of psychiatric disabilities, potentially interfering with the capability of giving adequate informed consent - Uncontrolled active infections - Other concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy or investigational agents - History of other malignancies except for adequately treated basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma of cervix, unless the patient has been disease-free for at least 5 years

Additional Information

Official title A Second-line, Single Arm, Phase II Clinical Study With Tremelimumab, a Fully Human Anti-CTLA-4 Monoclonal Antibody as Monotherapy in Patients With Unresectable Malignant Mesothelioma
Principal investigator Michele Maio, MD
Description No effective standard treatment can improve significantly the prognosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) patients. However, there is evidence that MM patients may benefit from immunotherapeutic agents. Clinical studies examining CTLA-4 blockade are providing convincing evidences on the immunobiological effects and on the clinical activity of this new class of immunomodulating therapeutic agents, likely due to their ability to stimulate patients'immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells by blocking a negative regulatory signal. Tremelimumab is a fully human anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody (mAb), developed as an IgG2 isotype to minimize complement activation and reduce the risk of cytokine storm. As a single agent, Tremelimumab can induce durable tumor regression in 7-10% of patients with advanced melanoma. Tremelimumab has been tested in several clinical trials as single-agent or in combination with other agents in different solid tumors. The evidences above unveil a strong immunologic potential of treatment with Tremelimumab also in MM patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese.