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OA 02 - Mesothelioma: Challenges For New Treatment (ID 653)
- Event: WCLC 2017
- Type: Oral
- Track: Mesothelioma
- Presentations: 1
OA 02.02 - Ipilimumab and Nivolumab in the Treatment of Recurrent Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Phase II Study (ID 9389)
11:00 - 12:30 | Author(s): M. Disselhorst
There is an increasing interest in the use of IO therapy in Mesothelioma (MPM). We previously reported on the effect of nivolumab (s.a) in patients with recurrent MPM with a disease control rate of 50% at 12 weeks. We therefore decided to test the effect of the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab in recurrent MPM.
Patients with previously treated MPM and a PS of 0-1 are consented in this single arm prospective study. Pleural lesions must be available for biopsy before and after 6 weeks of treatment.Nivolumab is administered at a fixed dose of 240 mg (q2w) until progression and combined with ipilimumab (1mg/kg) on week 1, 7, 13 and 19. CT scans are performed every 6 weeks for analysis and duration of response. The primary endpoint is disease controle rate at 12 weeks. Translational research is performed on paired biopsies. A Simon’s minimax two-stage design is used to identify a DCR of >50%. Therefore 33 patients will be included.
From October 2016 until August 2017 38 patients gave informed consent. Three patients did not start due to progression or impossibility to biopsy. Two stopped after 1 cycle (due to progression or withdrawn consent). At time of analysis (August 29) 25 patients could be evaluated for response. At 12 weeks a DCR of 72% (18/25) and ORR of 28% (7/25) is observed. Two patients continued treatment after progression at 6 weeks; 1 achieved a PR after 4 months , and the other one is stable. Of the first 11 patients that have been in study for 6 months, 5 have PR, 1 SD and 4 PD. Toxicity is mild. SAE’s reported in the 38 patients occurred in 11 patients with grade 3 or 4 toxicity. No grade 5 toxicity was observed.
In this interim analysis nivolumab plus ipilimumab meets the primary endpoint for patients with recurrent malignant mesothelioma. Toxicity is mild. The full data set will be presented at the WCLC.
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