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RecruitingLast updated: 23 November 2023

KICKSTART: This study is evaluating the effectiveness of targeted therapy in combination with immunotherapy in people with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who have either not yet received any treatment or have received prior treatmentA Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Tomivosertib in Combination With Anti-PD-(L)1 Therapy in Subjects With NSCLC as First Line Therapy or When Progressing on Single-Agent First-Line Anti PD (L)1 Therapy

Clinical summary

Summary

This study is recruiting three cohorts of people.

  • Cohort 1 consists of people who have initiated treatment with immunotherapy (called pembrolizumab).
  • Cohort 2 consists of people who have not yet initiated treatment.
  • Cohort 3 consists of people who have completed 4 to 6 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy doublet treatment.

Within each cohort, participants will be randomly allocated to one of two treatment arms.

Cohorts 1 and 2 will receive pembrolizumab (given intravenously, either every 3 weeks or every 6 weeks) in addition to either targeted therapy called tomivosertib (given orally twice daily) or a matching placebo.

Cohort 3 will receive receive pembrolizumab (given intravenously, either every 3 weeks or every 6 weeks) in addition to either tomivosertib (given orally twice daily) or a matching placebo. In Cohort 3, participants with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer will also receive chemotherapy (called pemetrexed, given itnravenously every 3 weeks).

 

Conditions

This trial is treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Cancer

Lung Cancers Lung cancer

Age

People18+

Phase

II

Trial Acronym

KICKSTART

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Trial sponsor

Effector Therapeutics

Scientific Title

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Tomivosertib in Combination With Anti-PD-(L)1 Therapy in Subjects With NSCLC as First Line Therapy or When Progressing on Single-Agent First-Line Anti PD (L)1 Therapy

Eligibility

Inclusion

Inclusion Criteria for Cohort A: Subjects who meet all of the following criteria will be eligible to participate in Cohort A of the study:

1. Have initiated first-line therapy for NSCLC with pembrolizumab and satisfy the following:

  • Have tumor PD-L1 ≥1% by 22C3 IHC;
  • Are judged by the Principal Investigator as tolerating pembrolizumab monotherapy; and
  • Have been on pembrolizumab for at least 3 months (measured from actual first dose date to first dose date of the current study) and the most recent scans are the first scans to objectively demonstrate Progressive Disease per RECIST 1.1
  • The first scan conducted a minimum of 21 days after first dose of anti-PD-(L)1 therapy must have shown either SD, PR, or CR (ie, not Progressive Disease) per RECIST 1.1; and
  • The 2 most recent scans (including 1 demonstrating Progressive Disease) are available to be reviewed

Inclusion Criterion for Cohort B

Subjects who meet the following criterion will be eligible to participate in Cohort B of the study:

1. Are eligible for single-agent pembrolizumab for advanced/metastatic NSCLC in accordance with the package insert and have tumor PD-L1 ≥50% by 22C3 IHC

• Must not have been treated previously with platinum-based chemotherapy in the advanced/metastatic setting. Note: Subjects may have received chemotherapy and/or anti PD (L)1 therapy in the neo/adjuvant setting, provided the last dose of therapy was >9 months prior to randomization.

All cohorts require PD-L1 testing (TPS as determined by an FDA-approved test: subjects in Cohort B must specifically have PD-L1 testing using the PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx test kit). Subjects in Cohort B for whom PD-L1 testing was not performed with the required IHC 22C3 pharmDx test kit may be randomized if all other study criteria have been met, pending retest with the required IHC 22C3 pharmDx test kit.

Subjects who meet the following criterion will be eligible to participate in Cohort C of the study:

1. Have initiated IL therapy for NSCLC and completed all planned (eg, 4 to 6 cycles) platinum-based chemotherapy with at least 2 cycles in combination with pembrolizumab; must not have had progressive disease on tumor staging imaging scans following completion of all planned platinum chemotherapy

  • Are eligible for maintenance therapy with pembrolizumab ± pemetrexed in accordance with the package insert
  • Have tumor PD-L1 ≥1%
  • The last dose of platinum-based chemotherapy must be within 8 weeks of the first dose of the study drug in this study

Inclusion Criterion for All Cohorts

  • Subjects must also meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the study:

    1. Have histologically confirmed NSCLC that is inoperable, locally advanced or metastatic (Stage IIIb/IV)
    2. Have available at the site a representative formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor specimen that enabled diagnosis of NSCLC in a tissue block (preferred) or 10 unstained, serial slides, accompanied by an associated pathology report. Note: If the archival tissue is neither sufficient nor available, the subject may still be eligible, upon discussion with the Medical Monitor
    3. Have provided written informed consent and any authorizations required by local law
    4. Are ≥18 years of age
    5. Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1

Exclusion

  1. Have NSCLC with epidermal growth factor receptor or anaplastic lymphoma kinase genomic tumor aberrations
  2. Have gastrointestinal (GI) disease (eg, gastric or intestinal bypass surgery, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, malabsorption syndrome, symptomatic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrheal illness, and/or bowel obstruction) that may interfere with drug absorption or with interpretation of GI AEs
  3. Have known symptomatic brain metastases requiring >10 mg/day of prednisone (or its equivalent). Subjects with previously diagnosed brain metastases are eligible if they have completed their treatment, have recovered from the acute effects of radiation therapy or surgery prior to randomization, fulfill the steroid requirement for these metastases, the 2 most recent serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans conducted >28 days apart show no central nervous system progression, and are neurologically stable and asymptomatic

Inclusion

  • You are able to swallow medication by mouth.
  • You have been diagnosed with cancer, but have not received any treatment.
  • You have had treatment but your cancer has gotten worse or has not responded to the treatment you have been given.
  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • but it is not possible to perform surgery to remove it.
  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Exclusion

  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
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