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Closed (no longer recruiting)Last updated: 7 February 2024

CERPASS: This phase II trial is assessing the benefits of using a targeted therapy (cemiplimab) in combination with a biological therapy (RP1) to treat patients with advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinomaA Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Phase 2 Study of Cemiplimab as a Single Agent and in Combination With RP1 in Patients With Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Clinical summary

Summary

Patients eligible to participate in this trial will receive either Cemiplimab alone, or in combination with RP1. Cemiplimab will be intravenously administered every 3 weeks, while RP1 will be administered as an direct injection into the tumour every 3 weeks.

Conditions

This trial is treating patients with Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Cancer

Skin Cancers Skin

Age

People18+

Phase

II

Trial Acronym

CERPASS

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Trial sponsor

Replimune Inc.

Scientific Title

A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Phase 2 Study of Cemiplimab as a Single Agent and in Combination With RP1 in Patients With Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Eligibility

Inclusion

  • Histologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Patients with locally advanced disease who are not suitable candidates for surgical or radiological treatment of lesions or have refused those treatments
  • At least 1 lesion that is measurable and injectable by study criteria
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤1. Patients with ECOG PS 2 at baseline may be allowed to enroll if PS 2 status is only related to the CSCC disease under study
  • Anticipated life expectancy >12 weeks
  • All patients must consent to provide archived or newly obtained tumor material for central pathology review for confirmation of diagnosis of CSCC.

Exclusion

  • Prior treatment with an oncolytic therapy
  • Patients with active significant herpetic infections or prior complications of HSV-1 infection (e.g. herpetic keratitis or encephalitis)
  • Patients who require intermittent or chronic use of systemic (oral or intravenous) anti-virals with known anti-herpetic activity (e.g. acyclovir)
  • Ongoing or recent (within 5 years) evidence of significant autoimmune disease that required treatment with systemic immunosuppressive treatments
  • Prior treatment with an agent that blocks the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway.
  • Prior treatment with other immune modulating agents other than as adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy within 3 years.
  • Untreated brain metastasis(es) that may be considered active.
  • Acute or chronic active hepatitis B or known history of hepatitis B or hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • History of ILD/pneumonitis within the last 5 years or a history of ILD/pneumonitis requiring treatment with systemic steroids.
  • Any major or surgical procedure ≤ 28 days before randomization
  • Administration of live vaccines ≤ 28 days before randomization

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria apply.

Inclusion

  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Exclusion

  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.
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