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Closed (no longer recruiting)Last updated: 31 January 2024

BEACON: This phase II trial is evaluating the combination of three immunotherapy drugs (Atezolizumab, Bevacizumab and Cobimetinib) in patients diagnosed with High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer and Primary Peritoneal CancerA Phase II Study of Bevacizumab, Atezolizumab and Cobimetinib in Targeting the C1 Subtype of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Clinical summary


Participants will receive intravenous Bevacizumab (5mg/kg) every two weeks, intravenous Atezolizumab (840mg) every two weeks from Cycle two onwards and Cobimetinib (60mg per day) every day for 21 days.


This trial is treating patients with High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma


Female Reproductive System Cancers Gynaecological





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Trial sponsor

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Scientific Title

A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab, Atezolizumab and Cobimetinib in Targeting the C1 Subtype of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer



  • Patient has provided written informed consent
  • Able to comply with the study protocol and follow-up procedures, in the investigator's judgement
  • Female patients aged ≥ 18 years at screening
  • Patients with a histological diagnosis of invasive high grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) including fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers, as defined by histological diagnosis and immunohistochemistry profile consistent with high grade serous cancer:

    1. Other histologies including clear cell, mucinous and carcinosarcomas are excluded.
    2. Mixed histologies are allowed provided that >80% of the primary tumour is high grade serous based on diagnostic pathology review and immunohistochemistry profile consistent with high grade serous (i.e. positive for WT1, PAX8 and P53)
  • Platinum resistant or refractory recurrent disease defined by GCIG CA-125 criteria or RECIST v1.1 disease progression on or within 6 months of last platinum-based chemotherapy.
  • Disease that is measurable according to RECIST 1.1 and amenable to biopsy (note that lesions intended to be biopsied should not be target lesions).
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1
  • Life expectancy greater than 3 months
  • Adequate hematologic and organ function, defined by the following laboratory results obtained within 7 days prior to registration

    1. WBC ≥ 2.5 x 109/L
    2. Hb ≥ 9 gm/dl
    3. ANC ≥1.5 x 109/L
    4. Platelet count ≥ 100 x 109/L
    5. Creatinine clearance ≥ 30mL/min (via Cockcroft-Gault)
    6. Albumin ≥2.5 g/dL
    7. Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 the upper limit of normal (ULN); patients with known Gilbert's disease may have a bilirubin ≤ 3.0 x ULN
    8. INR and PTT ≤ 1.5 x ULN; amylase and lipase ≤1.5x ULN
    9. AST, ALT, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) ≤3 x ULN
  • Absence of clinically significant proteinuria as demonstrated by urine dipstick ≤ 1+ or < 1.0g of protein in a 24-hour urine collection
  • Patients with ≥2+ protein on dipstick analysis at baseline must undergo a 24-hour urine collection for protein and will remain eligible if <1.0g of protein is detected within 2 weeks of randomisation
  • Negative test results for Viral Hepatitis:
  • Negative hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) test at screening
  • Negative total hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) test at screening, or positive total HBcAb test followed by a negative hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA test at screenin.The HBV DNA test will be performed only for patients who have a positive total HBcAb test.
  • Negative hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody test at screening, or positive HCV antibody test followed by a negative HCV RNA test at screening.The HCV RNA test will be performed only for patients who have a positive HCV antibody test.
  • Female participants must be postmenopausal (≥ 12 months of non-therapy-induced amenorrhoea) or surgically sterile (absence of ovaries and/or uterus, or who received therapeutic radiation to the pelvis) or otherwise have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days of the first study treatment and agree to abstain from heterosexual intercourse or use two effective contraceptive methods that result in a failure rate of <1% per year during the whole treatment period of the study and for at least 3 months (if the last study dose contained cobimetinib), 5 months (if the last study dose contained atezolizumab) or 6 months (if the last study dose contained bevacizumab) after the last dose of study treatment. Women must refrain from donating eggs during this same period.
  • Patients must have recovered to ≤ grade 1 from their treatment-related AE with the exception of alopecia.
  • Has consented to the use of their collected fresh tumour biopsies, archival FFPE specimen, ascites and peripheral blood samples as detailed in the protocol for translational research, including but not limited to DNA, RNA and protein based biomarker detection.


  • Prior treatment with CD137 agonists or immune checkpoint blockage therapies, anti programmed death-1, anti-program death-ligand 1, MEK inhibitor. Prior treatment with bevacizumab is allowed, provided a >6 month treatment free interval from the last previous dose of bevacizumab to registration.
  • Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications, including but not limited to corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, cyclosporine, methotrexate, thalidomide and anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents within 2 weeks prior to randomization, or anticipated requirement for systemic immunosuppressive medications during the trial
  • Patient has had surgical procedures or significant traumatic injury within 60 days prior to registration, or it is anticipated that they will require major surgical procedures during the course of the study.
  • Patients at high risk of bowel perforation or fistula
  • History of bowel obstruction, including sub- occlusive disease, related to the underlying disease and history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation or intra-abdominal abscess.
  • History of colonic anastamosis
  • Clinical symptoms of recent bowel obstruction or paralytic ileus, but excluding postoperative, or evidence of recto-sigmoid involvement by pelvic examination or bowel involvement on CT scan.
  • Prior treatment with Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Prior whole abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy
  • Untreated CNS metastases. Treatment of brain metastases, either by surgical or radiation techniques, must have been completed at least 4 weeks prior to registration. Prior to registration, there are no signs of progression or hemorrhage of treated CNS metastases, eg. by MRI Brain. No ongoing need for corticosteroid treatment (anticonvulsants are allowed)
  • Treatment with any investigational agent or approved therapy within 28 days or two investigational agent half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to registration.
  • Malignancies other than ovarian cancer within 5 years prior to registration (or within 3 years prior to registration, provided probability of recurrence is <10%) with the exception of adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous cell skin cancer, melanoma in situ, and ductal carcinoma in situ treated surgically with curative intent.
  • Prior radiation therapy within 28 days prior to registration and/or persistence of radiation-related adverse effects.
  • Spinal cord compression not definitively treated with surgery and/or radiation.
  • Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring recurrent drainage procedures.
  • History of autoimmune disease including but not limited to myasthenia gravis, myositis, autoimmune hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, vascular thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis, Sjögren's syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis
  • Patients must not receive live, attenuated influenza vaccine (e.g., FluMist) within 4 weeks prior to registration or at any time during the study and for at least 5 months after the last dose of study drug.
  • Active infection requiring IV antibiotics at screening
  • Patients with known HIV infection or a history of positive tests for HIV/AIDS
  • Current or recent (within 10 days of registration) use of acetylsalicylic acid (> 325 mg/day), clopidogrel (>75 mg/day) or thrombolytic agents for therapeutic purposes
  • Patient has taken the following foods/supplements within 7 days prior to registration: St John's wort or hyperforin (potent CYP3A4 enzyme inducer) or Grapefruit juice (potent CYP3A4 enzyme inhibitor)
  • History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
  • Known hypersensitivity or allergy to biopharmaceuticals produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells or any components of cobimetinib, atezolizumab, or bevacizumab formulations
  • History of clinically significant cardiac or pulmonary dysfunction including the following; Inadequately controlled hypertension (that is defined as systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg that is treated or untreated) or History of myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to first dose of study drug in Cycle 1
  • Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • Significant vascular disease (e.g. aortic aneurysm requiring surgical repair or recent arterial thrombosis) within 6 months of registration
  • History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior of registration
  • Patient has has a serious non-healing wound, active ulcer or untreated bone fracture
  • History of hemoptysis (>½ teaspoon of bright red blood per episode), or any other serious haemorrhage or at risk of bleeding (gastrointestinal history of bleeds, gastrointestinal ulcers, etc.)
  • History or evidence of inherited bleeding diathesis or significant coagulopathy at risk of bleeding
  • Any previous venous thromboembolism ≥ Grade 3
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction below institutional lower limit of normal
  • Uncontrolled serious medical or psychiatric illness
  • Uncontrolled tumour pain
  • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia (e.g., bronchiolitis obliterans), drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan
  • History or evidence of retinal pathology on ophthalmologic examination that is considered a risk factor for neurosensory retinal detachment/central serous chorioretinopathy, retinal vein occlusion or neovascular macular degeneration.


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  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.
  • You have previously been treated (or are currently being treated) on a clinical trial.

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