This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition metastatic melanoma
Treatments ipilimumab, tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (til), administration of lymphodepletion, cyclophosphamide as part of lymphodepletion, fludarabine as part of lymphodepletion, high dose il-2, adoptive cell therapy with til
Target CTLA-4
Sponsor H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Collaborator Bristol-Myers Squibb
Start date October 2012
End date June 2016
Trial size 13 participants
Trial identifier NCT01701674, CA184-213, MCC-17057


Purpose of this Pilot Study: The investigators want to study the safety, side effects, and benefits of TILs when they are given with the drug ipilimumab. Ipilimumab is a type of immunotherapy - a drug that is used to boost the ability of the immune system to fight cancer, infection, and other diseases.

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
The combination of ipilimumab followed by lymphodepletion with chemotherapy, TIL infusion, and high dose IL-2.
ipilimumab Yervoy
Pre-treatment with ipilimumab (cycle 1): Before the participant's tumor sample is taken to send to the lab for growing the TILs, they will start their first cycle of ipilimumab. This drug is given as an intravenous infusion (through a vein) over a period of about 90 minutes (an hour and a half). Cycle 2 of ipilimumab: About a week after the sample of the participant's tumor was collected for TIL growth (and 3 weeks after their first cycle of ipilimumab), participant's will have their second cycle of ipilimumab. This will be another IV infusion, lasting about 90 minutes.
tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (til)
Tumor sample for TIL growth in the lab: About 2 weeks after the participant's first cycle of ipilimumab, a sample of their tumor will be collected and sent to the lab for TIL growth. Growing the TILs takes about 6 weeks. If their sample has grown enough TIL cells, participants will continue with the next part of the study. Depending on how long the TILs take to grow in the lab, they may need to repeat some of their laboratory and imaging tests (blood draws, X-rays, and CT or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans). TIL Infusion (inpatient): After completing lymphodepletion, participants will be admitted back into the hospital for IV infusion of the TIL cells.
administration of lymphodepletion
Lymphodepletion (inpatient hospital stay for about 2 days plus outpatient drug dosing for 5 days): About 4 weeks after their second cycle of ipilimumab, participants will be admitted to the hospital for their first two days of receiving the chemotherapy drug, cyclophosphamide. This drug will be given as an intravenous (IV, meaning through the vein) infusion. After 2 days of receiving cyclophosphamide, if their study doctor thinks that they are well enough, you will be discharged from the hospital and will return for the next 5 days in a row for outpatient IV infusions of the second lymphodepletion chemotherapy, fludarabine.
cyclophosphamide as part of lymphodepletion Cytoxan
fludarabine as part of lymphodepletion Fludara
high dose il-2 Interleukin-2
High dose IL-2 (continued inpatient): Participants will remain in the hospital following TIL infusion for receiving high dose IL-2 and recovery. The IL-2 will be given three times per day for about 3-5 days as an IV bolus (meaning through the vein, more quickly than other infusions - in about 15 minutes each dose). Participants will remain in the hospital for approximately 7-14 days until they have recovered from the IL-2 treatments.
adoptive cell therapy with til ACT

Primary Outcomes

Safety and Feasibility of Administering Ipilimumab with adoptive cell transfer (ACT) Using TIL
time frame: 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

Overall Response Rate (ORR)
time frame: 3 months
Progression Free Survival (PFS)
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have unresectable metastatic stage IV melanoma or stage III intransit or regional nodal disease, and in the opinion of the institutional PI is an acceptable candidate for ACT with high dose IL-2 - Residual measurable disease after resection of target lesion(s) for TIL growth - Tumor may have a B-RAF V600 mutation or be BRAF wild type, and patients must not have been previously treated with ipilimumab - Clinical performance status of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0 - 1. ECOG performance status of 0-1 will be inferred if the patient's level of energy is ≥ 50% of baseline. - May have been previously treated for metastatic disease, or may have not had prior systemic treatment. Patients with a V600 BRAF mutated tumor may have previously received a prior BRAF inhibitor. - Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days of screening. - Adequate renal, hepatic and hematologic function, including creatinine of less than or equal to 1.7 gm/dL, total bilirubin less than or equal to 2.0 mg/dL, except in patients with Gilbert's Syndrome who must have a total bilirubin less than 3.0 mg/dL, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) of less than 3 X institutional upper limit of normal, hemoglobin of 8 gm/dL or more, white blood count (WBC) of 3000 per mcL and total granulocytes of 1000 per mcL or more, and platelets of 100,000 per mcL or more. - Must have a positive screening Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody titre on screening test - Patients with antibiotic allergies per se are not excluded; although the production of TIL for adoptive transfer includes antibiotics, extensive washing after harvest will minimize systemic exposure to antibiotics. - At screening, patients with ≤ 3 untreated CNS metastases may be included provided none of the untreated lesions are > 1 cm in greatest dimension, and there is no peri-tumoral edema present on brain imaging (MRI or CT if MRI is contraindicated). - At screening, patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastases treated with either surgical resection and/or radiation therapy may be included. Patients may be included if the largest lesion is ≤ 1 cm, and there is no evidence of progressive CNS disease on brain imaging at least 28 days after treatment. - At screening, patients may be included if the largest lesion is > 1 cm or > 3 in number, and there is no evidence of progressive CNS disease on brain imaging at least 90 days after treatment with surgery and/or radiation therapy. - No evidence of ongoing cardiac dysrhythmia ≥ grade 2 (NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE], v4.0) - All laboratory and imaging studies must be completed and satisfactory within 30 days of signing the consent document, with the exceptions of: negative serum pregnancy test for women of child-bearing potential which must be negative within 7 days of screening, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing which will not be repeated if performed previously, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs)/cardiac stress tests whose results are valid for 6 months if performed previously. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with active systemic infections requiring intravenous antibiotics, coagulation disorders or other major medical illness of the cardiovascular, respiratory or immune system, which in the opinion of the principal investigator (PI) or treating coinvestigator is not acceptable risk for ACT, are excluded. - Patients testing positive for HIV titre, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis B core antibody, Hepatitis C antibody, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) I or II antibody, or both Rapid. Plasma Reagin (RPR) and fluorescent treponemal antibodies (FTA) positive are excluded. - Pregnant or nursing - Patients needing chronic, immunosuppressive systemic steroids are excluded - History of autoimmune disease that require immunosuppressive medications at the time of screening - Presence of a significant psychiatric disease, which in the opinion of the principal investigator or his designee, would prevent adequate informed consent or render immunotherapy unsafe or contraindicated - Patients with > 3 untreated CNS metastases or evidence of peri-tumoral edema - Patients with ≤ 3 untreated CNS metastases but with at least one lesion >1 cm or peri-tumoral edema - Patients with invasive malignancy other than melanoma at the time of enrollment and within 2 years prior to the first TIL administration are excluded, except for adequately treated (with curative intent) basal or squamous cell carcinoma, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, in situ ductal adenocarcinoma of the breast, in situ prostate cancer, or limited stage bladder cancer or other cancers from which the patient has been disease-free for at least 2 years. - Patients with treated CNS metastases > 1 cm or > 3 in number will be excluded if there is evidence of progressive CNS disease on brain imaging at least 90 days after treatment with surgery and/or radiation therapy. - Unable to comprehend and give informed consent - Male patients with WOCBP partners who do not agree to use two FDA-accepted forms of contraception during sexual intercourse with women of child-bearing potential from the start of ipilimumab and up to at least 6 months after ACT - WOCBP who do not agree to use 2 FDA forms of contraception during sexual intercourse from the start of ipilimumab and up to at least 6 months after ACT - Patients who have received ipilimumab in the past

Additional Information

Official title Co-stimulation With Ipilimumab to Enhance Lymphodepletion Plus Adoptive Cell Transfer and High Dose IL-2 in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma
Principal investigator Amod Sarnaik, M.D.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in March 2017.