This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition malignant melanoma
Treatment hf10 plus ipilimumab
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Takara Bio Inc.
Collaborator Theradex
Start date October 2014
End date October 2016
Trial size 46 participants
Trial identifier NCT02272855, T14-10682


The purpose of this study is to determine if HF10 in combination with ipilimumab is effective in patients with stages IIIB, IIIC, or IV unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
hf10 plus ipilimumab YERVOY (for ipilimumab)
Patients will receive the dose of 1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL HF10 (for a total of 6 injections; the first 4 injections at 1-week intervals; the remaining 2 injections at 3-week intervals) and ipilimumab at 3 mg/kg ipilimumab (for a total of 4 intravenous infusions, each administered at 3-week intervals).

Primary Outcomes

Best overall response rate (BORR)
time frame: at 24 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Adverse Event Summaries, Vital Signs, and Laboratory Parameters as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability
time frame: until Week 24
Objective response rate (ORR)
time frame: at Weeks 12, 18, and 24
Progression-free survival (PFS)
time frame: for 1 year
Durable response rate (DRR)
time frame: for 1 year
1-year survival rate
time frame: at 1 year
Accumulation of Lymphocytes in the Tumor by using Core Biopsy Samples
time frame: pre-treatment screening and Week 24
Change in Cytokine Profiles by using Peripheral Blood Samples
time frame: pre-treatment screening and Week 24

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients must have Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma, which is unresectable/unresected or histologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic malignant melanoma. 2. Patients must have measurable non-visceral lesion(s) that are evaluable by the modified World Health Organization (mWHO) criteria and immune-related response criteria (irRC). 3. Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age. 4. Patients must have a life expectancy ≥ 24 weeks. 5. Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2. 6. Patients must have adequate hepatic function, defined as - Total bilirubin levels ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal [ULN] (except for patients with Gilbert's Syndrome, who must have a total bilirubin of less than 3.0 mg/dL) - AST/ALT levels ≤ 2.5 x ULN, or ≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastases are present. 7. Patients must have adequate renal function, defined as serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or creatinine clearance (calculated) ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine > 1.5 x ULN. 8. Patients must have adequate bone marrow function, defined as - Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/µL and - Platelet count ≥ 75,000/ µL 9. Patients must have no known bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy that would make intratumoral injection or biopsy unsafe. 10. Patients must be ipilimumab-eligible. (This includes: 1) patients previously untreated with ipilimumab; 2) patients previously treated (more than 1 year previously) with ipilimumab using a route of administration other than intravenous infusion; and 3) patients previously treated with antitumor agents other than intravenous ipilimumab). 11. Men and women of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception from the time of consent through 30 days after final study treatment. 12. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within one week prior to start of treatment. 13. Patients must be able to understand and willing to sign a written informed consent document. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks of injection of HF10, or history of Grade 4 adverse events or presence of adverse events Grade 2 or greater, except alopecia, resulting from anticancer agents administered more than 4 weeks prior to HF10 injection. 2. Patients receiving anti-herpes medication within 1 week prior to initiating HF10 treatment. 3. Patients with a history of significant tumor bleeding, or coagulation or bleeding disorders. 4. Patients with target tumors that could potentially invade a major vascular structure (e.g., innominate artery, carotid artery), based on unequivocal imaging findings. 5. Patients with Grade 2 or greater pre-existing neurologic abnormalities (CTCAE version 4.0), including Grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy caused by previous treatments. 6. Patients with clinically evident Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are excluded. 7. Medical history of autoimmune disease (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) or other diseases requiring systemic glucocorticoid or immunosuppressive therapy. 8. Patients who were previously treated with ipilimumab administered by intravenous infusion. 9. Concurrent use of any other investigational agents. 10. Patients with active CNS metastases or carcinomatous meningitis, except patients with CNS lesions that have been treated and have no evidence of progression in the brain on CT/MRI for ≥ 3 months. 11. Pregnant or breastfeeding women; women desiring to become pregnant within the timeframe of the study are also excluded. 12. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, as determined by the investigator.

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study of Combination Treatment With HF10, a Replication-competent HSV-1 Oncolytic Virus, and Ipilimumab in Patients With Stage IIIB, Stage IIIC, or Stage IV Unresectable or Metastatic Malignant Melanoma
Principal investigator Robert Andtbacka
Description The study is designed to assess efficacy and safety with repeated administration of intratumoral injections of HF10 at 1x10^7 TCID50/mL in combination with intravenous infusions of 3mg/kg ipilimumab. This is a single arm, open label Phase II trial, to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of HF10 treatment in combination with administration of the immunologic checkpoint inhibitor, ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody). The study population will include patients with Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV unresectable or metastatic malignant melanoma who are ipilimumab-eligible. Patients will receive the dose of 1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL HF10 (for a total of 6 injections; the first 4 injections at 1-week intervals; the remaining 2 injections at 3-week intervals) + ipilimumab at 3 mg/kg ipilimumab (for a total of 4 intravenous infusions, each administered at 3-week intervals). Following combination therapy, patients may continue to receive the same dose level of HF10 (1 x 10^7 TCID50/mL) alone for up to an additional 13 injections (total of 19 injections = 1 year) if they have tolerated the study treatment, are responding, have stable disease, or have progressive disease that is not clinically significant in the judgment of the Investigator.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Takara Bio Inc..
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in October 2016.