Penile Cancer

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PERICLES (PEnile Cancer Radio- and Immunotherapy CLinical Exploration Study)-a Phase 2 Study of Atezolizumab With or Without Radiotherapy in Penile Cancer


Condition: Penile Cancer

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT03686332

Sponsor: The Netherlands Cancer Institute

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent, prior to performing any protocol-related procedures, including screening evaluations.
  • Age > 18 years at time of study entry.
  • Advanced histologically documented, squamous cell carcinoma of the penis or distal urethra. Advanced disease is defined as:
  • Distant metastases, OR
  • LRAPC, defined as a large or inoperable primary tumor (T4), palpable nodes >3cm in diameter or fixed nodes, suspicion of extra-nodal extension or pelvic node involvement (N2/N3)
  • Arm A: Locoregional disease (with or without distant metastases), likely to derive benefit from locoregional radiotherapy and not previously treated with radiotherapy.
  • Arm B: Benefit of locoregional radiotherapy unlikely OR previously treated with irradiation.
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Life expectancy of > 12 weeks.
  • Adequate normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
  • Haemoglobin ≥ 5.6/mmol/L
  • White blood cell count (WBC) ≥ 2 x 109/L
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 109/L
  • Platelet count ≥ 100 x 109/L (>100,000 per mm3)
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN). This will not apply to subjects with confirmed Gilbert's syndrome, who will be allowed in consultation with a study physician.
  • AST/ALT ≤ 2.5 x institutional ULN unless liver metastases are present, in which case it must be ≤ 5x ULN.
  • Serum creatinine clearance >30 mL/min by calculation with the Cockcroft-Gault formula (Cockcroft and Gault 1976) or by 24-hour urine collection measurement.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Involvement in the planning and/or conduct of the study (applies to both Roche staff and/or staff at the study site) or previous enrolment in the present study.
  • Participation in another clinical study with an investigational product during the last 4 weeks
  • Any previous treatment with a PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor
  • History of another primary malignancy except for:
  • Malignancy treated with curative intent and with no known active disease ≥2 years before the first dose of study drug
  • Low potential risk of 3-year cancer-specific death (estimated<5%), including adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer without evidence of disease, adequately treated carcinoma in situ without evidence of disease, or localized prostate cancer treated with curative intent and absence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse or incidental prostate cancer (Gleason score ≤ 7 and PSA < 10 ng/mL) undergoing active surveillance.
  • Treatment with the last dose of any systemic anti-cancer therapy ≤ 21 days prior to the first dose of study drug. Local treatment of isolated lesions for palliative intent is acceptable (eg, local surgery or radiotherapy).
  • Current or prior use of immunosuppressive medication within 14 days before the first dose of study drug, with the exceptions of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids or systemic corticosteroids at doses ≤10 mg/day of prednisone, or an equivalent corticosteroid.
  • History of primary immunodeficiency, allogeneic organ transplant or 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-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis. Patients with a history of autoimmune-related hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone will not be excluded from this study. Patients with controlled diabetes mellitus type I on a stable dose of insulin regimen may be eligible for this study.
  • Uncontrolled significant intercurrent illness, including
  • but not limited to
  • ongoing or active infection (including acute or chronic hepatitis B, hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)), symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, active peptic ulcer disease or gastritis, active bleeding diatheses or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements or compromise the ability of the subject to give written informed consent
  • Known active tuberculosis
  • Any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with evaluation of study treatment or interpretation of patient safety or study results
  • Brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease. Inclusion of patients with brain metastases is allowed if patients have been adequately treated, are not symptomatic and show no signs of progression on brain imaging 28 days after completion of treatment (including surgery, radiotherapy or treatment with systemic corticosteroids).
  • Subjects with uncontrolled seizures.

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Activity and Tolerability of Maintenance Avelumab Immunotherapy After First Line Polychemotherapy Including Platinum in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Squamous Cell Penile Carcinoma


Condition: Penile Cancer, Penile Neoplasms, Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT03774901

Sponsor: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Inclusion:
  • Histologically confirmed unresectable locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell penile carcinoma
  • Patients who have received a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 cycles of polychemotherapy including a platinum (cisplatin or carboplatin) administered as 1st line systemic treatment. In the event of pretreatment with cisplatin: a cumulative minimum dose of 210 mg/m2 is required in order to be eligible. In the event of pretreatment with carboplatin: a minimum cumulative dose equivalent to 3 cycles of carboplatin AUC5 is required to be eligible
  • Patients without disease-progression according to the RECIST v1.1 criteria (i.e. in complete or partial response or stable disease at inclusion) after 3 to 6 cycles of 1st line chemotherapy.
  • ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Group) performance status of 0 to 2
  • Adequate organ function: Absolute neutrophil (N) count ≥ 1500/mm3 ou ≥ 1,5.10^9/L Platelets ≥ 100 000 / mm3 Haemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL Creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min (by the MDRD formula) Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (upper limit of the normal range) AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN and ALT ≤ 2.5 x ULN OR AST and ALT ≤ 5 x ULN if liver abnormalities due to liver metastases AST = aspartate aminotransferase ALT = alanine aminotransferase Exclusion:
  • Patients who have never received chemotherapy with a platinum (cisplatin or carboplatin)
  • Patients who have received more than one previous line of systemic treatment for penile cancer unless in case of more than 12 months delay between the end of prior treatment and the start of platinum containing polychemotherapy required.
  • Patients whose disease has progressed according to RECIST v1.1 criteria after 1st line chemotherapy for penile cancer. The cancer must not be in the progression phase at inclusion
  • Past history of immunotherapy treatment with IL-2, IFN-α, or an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or an anti- CTLA-4 antibody (including ipilimumab) or any other antibody or medicinal products specifically targeting anti-cancer immunotherapy
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks or major radiotherapy within 2 weeks prior to starting avelumab. Previous palliative radiotherapy (≤ 10 fractions) for metastatic lesions is permitted, provided that this has been completed at least 48 hours prior to starting avelumab
  • Patients with a past history of known central nervous system metastases, meningeal carcinomatosis or spinal compression
  • Existence of a past history of cancer within 3 years prior to inclusion into the study (excluding cured localised cancer such as non-melanomatous skin cancers, superficial bladder cancers and localised prostate cancer with undetectable PSA)
  • Active autoimmune disease, which may deteriorate following administration of an immunostimulatory agent. Patients suffering from type I diabetes, vitiligo, psoriasis or hypo- or hyperthyroidism not requiring immunosuppressant treatment are eligible
  • Patients with uncontrolled adrenal failure
  • Any of the following events in the 3 months prior to inclusion: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina, coronary/periphery artery bypass, symptomatic congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident, transient ischaemic attack.
  • Pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis within 3 months prior to inclusion (unless if stable, asymptomatic and treated with a low molecular heparin for at least 10 days prior to starting the avelumab)
  • Active infection requiring systemic treatment
  • Current treatment with an immunosuppressant medicinal product or treatment within 7 days prior to inclusion, EXCEPT: a
  • Intra-nasal, inhaled or local steroids or local steroid injections (such as intra-articular injections) b
  • Systemic corticosteroids at physiological doses of ≤ 10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent c
  • Steroids as premedication for hypersensitivity reactions (such as CT scan premedication).
  • Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or disease related to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In patients who are seropositive for HIV but have a disease deemed to be controlled on anti-viral therapy from the opinion of the patient's HIV contact doctor: inclusion is still possible if the CD4 count is ≥ 300/mm3
  • Previous organ transplant including stem cell allotransplantation
  • Any screening test for hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) indicating active infection
  • Vaccination within 4 weeks prior to first administration of avelumab and throughout the period of the study, except with inactivated vaccines (such as, inactivated influenza vaccines).
  • Men of childbearing age who do not wish or cannot use 2 methods of highly effective contraception (oral contraceptives, contraceptive injections, intra-uterine devices, dual barrier method or contraceptive patches) as described in the protocol throughout the study and for at least 60 days after the last dose of avelumab
  • Other severe acute or chronic medical conditions including immune colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, immune pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis or psychiatric conditions including recent (within the past year) or active suicidal ideation or behavior; or laboratory abnormalities that may increase the risk associated with study participation or study treatment administration or may interfere with the interpretation of study results and, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study

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A Phase 2, Multi-centre, Open-label Study of Avelumab (MSB0010718C) in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Penile Cancer Patients Unfit for Platinum-based Chemotherapy or Progressed On or After Platinum-based Chemotherapy


Condition: Penile Cancer, Advanced Cancer, Metastatic Cancer

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT03391479

Sponsor: University Health Network, Toronto

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
  • Measurable disease per Immune-related Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (iRECIST)
  • Unresectable/metastatic disease that is unfit for platinum-based chemotherapy OR disease that has progressed on or after treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy
  • ≥18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0-2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior immunotherapy with IL-2, IFN-α, or an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or CTLA-4 antibody (including ipilimumab), or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or immune checkpoint pathways
  • Major surgery ≤4 weeks or major radiation therapy ≤2 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Known symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases requiring steroids
  • Active autoimmune disease that might deteriorate when receiving an immunostimulatory agent
  • Diagnosis of prior immunodeficiency or organ transplant requiring immunosuppressive therapy

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Cabozantinib in Patients With Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PSCC): an Open-label, Single-center, Phase 2, Single-arm Trial (CaboPen)


Condition: Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT03943602

Sponsor: Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum 75 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18-75
  2. Written informed consent
  3. ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status 0-1
  4. Cytologically or histologically proven diagnosis of PSCC.
  5. Histologically (Tru-cut biopsy) proven diagnosis of loco-regional nodal disease will be required in all cases except for those with clinical contraindications.
  6. Uni- or bidimensionally measurable disease as defined by RECIST v1.1 criteria.
  7. Clinical stage N2-3 and/or M1 (TNM 2002).
  8. Locoregional relapse after prior major surgery/ies (either single or multiple).
  9. No prior systemic therapy except for the administration of VBM (Vinblastine, Bleomycin, Methotrexate) chemotherapy for superficial disease if administered at least 6 months prior to study enrolment.
  10. Adequate organ and marrow function .
  11. Patients must be accessible for treatment and follow up as well as they must be willing and capable to comply with the requirements of the study. Patients registered on this trial must be treated and followed at the study sponsor site.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. History of any one or more of the following cardiovascular conditions within the past 6 months:
  • Cardiac angioplasty or stenting.
  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Unstable angina.
  • Coronary artery by-pass graft surgery.
  • Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease.
  • Class III or IV congestive heart failure, as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA).
  • Cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy (beta-blockers or digoxin are permitted during the study but should be used with caution
  • please refer to the study drug IB).
  • Screening ECG with a QTc>450 msec, congenital long QT syndrome, history of sustained ventricular tachycardia, history of ventricular fibrillation or torsade de pointes, bradycardia defined as heart rate < 50 bpm (patients with a pacemaker and heart rate > 50 bpm are eligible).
  • Uncontrolled hypertension. 2. History or clinical evidence of central nervous system (CNS) metastases or leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, except for individuals who have previously-treated CNS metastases, are asymptomatic, and have had no requirement for steroids or anti-seizure medication for 6 months ior to first dose of study drug. 3. History of HIV infection or active chronic hepatitis B or C. 4. Active clinically serious infections (> grade 2 NCI-CTC version 5.0). 5. Patients with seizure disorder requiring medication (such as steroids or anti-epileptics). 6. Patients undergoing renal dialysis 7. Previous or concurrent cancer that is distinct in primary site or histology from the cancer being evaluated in this study EXCEPT treated basal cell carcinoma or any cancer curatively treated > 5 years prior to study entry. 8. History of clinically-significant gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and other GI disorders associated with high risk of perforation or fistula formation or any other condition. 9. Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. 10. Major surgery within 12 weeks before the first dose of study treatment. Complete wound healing from major surgery must have occurred 1 month before the first dose of study treatment. Minor surgery (including uncomplicated tooth extractions) within 28 days before the first dose of study treatment with complete wound healing at least 10 days before the first dose of study treatment. Subjects with clinically relevant ongoing complications from prior surgery are not eligible. 11. History of allogenic organ solid transplantation. 12. Fertile males not willing to use a highly effective method of contraception or whose female partner is not using a highly effective contraception protection. 13. Substance abuse, medical, psychological or social conditions that may interfere with the patient's participation in the study or evaluation of the study results. 14. Any condition that is unstable or could jeopardize the safety of the patient and their compliance in the study. 15. Known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs chemically related to study drug. 16. Hemoptysis >=2.5 ml red blood within 3 months before treatment, signs indicative of pulmonary hemorrhage, cavitating pulmonary lesion, tumor invading major blood vessels and/or GI tract, endotracheal or endobronchial tumors History of clinically-significant gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, or any other condition among those listed in the full protocol. 17. Patients unable to swallow oral medications. 18. Concomitant anticoagulation with oral anticoagulants or platelet inhibitors. 19. History of cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism or untreated deep venous thrombosis (DVT) within the past 6 months.

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Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab for Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma Following Previous Chemotherapy


Condition: Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02837042

Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Locally advanced unresectable or metastatic stage 4 (i.e. T4 or N3 or M1) PSCC 2. Radiologic evidence for progressive disease after ≥1 prior chemotherapy regimen 3. Be at least 18 years of age on day of signing informed consent. 4. Have measurable disease based on RECIST 1.1. 5. Have a performance status of 0-2 on the ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) Performance Scale. 6. Demonstrate adequate organ function with all screening labs being performed within 14 days of treatment initiation.
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1,500 /mcL
  • Platelets ≥100,000/mcL
  • Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL or ≥5.6 mmol/L without transfusion or erythropoietin dependency (within 7 days of assessment)
  • Serum creatinine ≤1.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN); alternately measured or calculated creatinine clearance ≥30 mL/min with creatinine levels >1.5 X institutional ULN (GFR can also be used in place of creatinine or CrCl)
  • Serum total bilirubin ≤1.5 X ULN or direct bilirubin ≤ ULN for subjects with total bilirubin levels >1.5 ULN
  • AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) ≤ 2.5 X ULN or ≤ 5 X ULN for subjects with liver metastases
  • Albumin >2.5 mg/dL
  • International Normalized Ratio (INR) or Prothrombin Time (PT) ≤1.5 X ULN unless subject is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT) ≤1.5 X ULN unless subject is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or PTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants 7. Subjects should agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through 120 days after the last dose of study therapy 8. Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue from previous biopsy is requested, but not mandatory. 9. Be willing and able to provide written informed consent/assent for the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Is currently participating and receiving study therapy or has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study therapy or used an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of treatment. 2. Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of trial treatment. 3. Has a known history of active TB (Bacillus Tuberculosis) 4. Hypersensitivity to Pembrolizumab or any of its excipients. 5. Has had a prior anti-cancer monoclonal antibody (mAb) within 4 weeks prior to study Day 1 or who has not recovered (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier. 6. Has had prior chemotherapy, targeted small molecule therapy, or radiation therapy within 2 weeks prior to study Day 1 or who has not recovered (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or at baseline) from adverse events due to a previously administered agent.
  • Note: Subjects with ≤ Grade 2 neuropathy are an exception to this criterion and may qualify for the study.
  • Note: If subject received major surgery, they must have recovered adequately from the toxicity and/or complications from the intervention prior to starting therapy. 7. Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment. Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative therapy or in situ cervical cancer. 8. Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Subjects with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are stable (without evidence of progression by imaging for at least four weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment and any neurologic symptoms have returned to baseline), have no evidence of new or enlarging brain metastases, and are not using steroids for at least 7 days prior to trial treatment. This exception does not include carcinomatous meningitis which is excluded regardless of clinical stability. 9. Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g. thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment. 10. Has known history of, or any evidence of active, non-infectious pneumonitis. 11. Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy. 12. Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the trial, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the trial, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator. 13. Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial. 14. Is pregnant expecting to father children within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the pre-screening or screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment. 15. Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent. 16. Has a known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies). 17. Has known active Hepatitis B (e.g., HBsAg reactive) or Hepatitis C (e.g., HCV RNA [qualitative] is detected). 18. Has known active Tuberculosis infection. 19. Has received a live vaccine within 30 days of planned start of study therapy. Note: Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally inactivated flu vaccines and are allowed; however intranasal influenza vaccines (e.g., Flu-Mist®) are live attenuated vaccines, and are not allowed.

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A Phase 2 Trial Using Gilotrif for Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma Following Systemic Therapy


Condition: Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PSCC)

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02541903

Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Phase: Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Histologically or cytologically confirmed PSCC. 2. Patients with metastatic or locally advanced unresectable PSCC. 3. Progressive disease after ≥1 prior chemotherapy regimens. 4. Measurable disease by RECIST 1.1 criteria. 5. Prior regimen within 6 months 6. ECOG performance status 0-2. 7. Adequate organ function, defined as all of the following:
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >1500 /mm3. Platelet count >100,000/ mm3.
  • Estimated creatinine clearance ≥ 45ml/min.
  • Total Bilirubin <1.5 times upper limit of institutional normal; Aspartate amino transferase (AST) or alanine amino transferase (ALT) <2.5 times the upper limit of institutional normal (ULN).
  • Hemoglobin ≥8.5 g/dl. 8. Resolution of all acute toxic effects of prior chemotherapy or surgical procedures to NCI CTCAE version 4.03 grade <1, in the opinion of the Treating Physician. 9. Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent. Age ≥18 years or age of majority at the participating site, whichever is greater. 10. Availability of 20 archival formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tumor tissue slides.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients will have recovered from toxicities from prior systemic anticancer treatment or local therapies.
  2. Prior EGFR inhibitors.
  3. Major surgery within 4 weeks or minor surgery within 2 weeks before registration or scheduled for surgery during the projected course of the study. Wounds will be completely healed prior to study entry and patients recovered from all toxicities from surgery. Placement of vascular access device is not considered major or minor surgery in this regard.
  4. Prior radiation therapy is allowed as long as the irradiated area was not the sole source of measurable disease and radiotherapy was completed with recovery from toxicity, at least 3 weeks prior to enrollment. If the irradiated area is the only site of disease, there will be progressive disease.
  5. History or presence of clinically relevant cardiovascular abnormalities such as uncontrolled hypertension, congestive heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification of 3, unstable angina or poorly controlled arrhythmia as determined by the investigator. Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to registration.
  6. Any history of or concomitant condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would compromise the patient's ability to comply with the study or interfere with the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of the test drug.
  7. Previous or concomitant malignancies at other sites, except effectively treated non-melanoma skin cancers, ductal carcinoma in situ or effectively treated malignancy that has been in remission for more than 3 years and is considered to be cured.
  8. Requiring treatment with any of the prohibited concomitant medications listed in the protocol that cannot be stopped for the duration of trial participation.
  9. Known pre-existing interstitial lung disease.
  10. Any history or presence of poorly controlled gastrointestinal disorders that could affect the absorption of the study drug (e.g. Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption).
  11. Active hepatitis B infection (defined as presence of Hep BsAg and/ or Hep B DNA), active hepatitis C infection (defined as presence of Hep C RNA) and/or known HIV carrier.
  12. Meningeal carcinomatosis.
  13. Patients with active brain or subdural metastases are not eligible, unless they have completed local (radiation) therapy and have discontinued the use of corticosteroids or have been on stable dose of corticosteroids for at least 4 weeks before starting study treatment. Any symptoms attributed to brain metastases will be stable for at least 4 weeks before starting study treatment.
  14. Any active or uncontrolled infection.

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International Penile Advanced Cancer Trial (International Rare Cancers Initiative Study)


Condition: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Penis, Usual Type

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02305654

Sponsor: Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

Phase: Phase 3

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Written informed consent 2. Measurable disease as determined by RECIST (version 1.1) criteria; 3. Histologically-proven squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, 4. Stage:
  • any T, N1 (i.e. a palpable mobile unilateral inguinal lymph node), M0 or;
  • any T, N2 (i.e. palpable mobile multiple or bilateral inguinal lymph nodes), M0 or;
  • any T, N3 (i.e. fixed inguinal nodal mass or any pelvic lymphadenopathy), M0 5. Performance Status ECOG 0, 1 or 2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pure verrucous carcinoma of the penis,
  2. Nonsquamous malignancy of the penis,
  3. Squamous carcinoma of the urethra,
  4. Stage M1,
  5. Previous chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy,
  6. Concurrent malignancy (other than SCC or Basal Cell Carcinoma of non-penile skin) that has required surgical or non-surgical treatment in the last 3 years.

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HPV-16/18 E6/E7-Specific T Lymphocytes in Patients With Relapsed HPV-Associated Cancers


Condition: Human Papillomavirus-Related Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Positive Oropharyngeal Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Positive Cervical Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Positive Anal Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Positive Vulvar Carcinoma, Human Papillomavirus Positive Penile Carcinoma

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02379520

Sponsor: Baylor College of Medicine

Phase: Phase 1

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PROCUREMENT 1. Diagnosis of a cancer for which the presence of a high risk HPV type has been documented in a biopsy sample 2. Cancer is:
  • recurrent or persistent after standard therapy
  • OR patient is unable to receive standard therapy 3. Karnofsky score ≥ 50% 4. Informed consent explained to, understood by and signed by patient/guardian. Patient/guardian given copy of informed consent TREATMENT 1. Diagnosis of a cancer for which the presence of a high risk HPV type has been documented in a biopsy sample 2. Cancer is:
  • recurrent or persistent after standard therapy
  • OR patient is unable to receive standard therapy 3. Life expectancy ≥ 6 weeks. 4. Age ≥ 18 years. 5. Karnofsky score ≥ 50% 6. Bilirubin < 3 × upper limit of normal (ULN), AST < 5 × ULN, Hgb ≥ 7.0 g/dL 7. Pulse oximetry of > 90% on room air. 8. GFR > 30 mL/min calculated by the Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD study, or CKD-EPI creatinine equations, or equivalent 9. Informed consent explained to, understood by and signed by patient/guardian. Patient/guardian given copy of informed consent 10. Sexually active patients must be willing to utilize one of the more effective birth control methods during the study and for 6 months after the study is concluded. The male partner should use a condom.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. PROCUREMENT
  2. Known HIV positivity. TREATMENT
  3. Currently receiving any investigational agents or have received any tumor vaccines or T cell antibodies within previous 4 weeks.
  4. Severe intercurrent infection.
  5. Pregnancy or lactation.

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Non-Comparative, Open-Label, Multiple Cohort, Phase 1/2 Study of Nivolumab Monotherapy and Nivolumab Combination Therapy in Subjects With Virus-Positive and Virus-Negative Solid Tumors


Condition: Various Advanced Cancer

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02488759

Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2

Eligibility:

  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histopathologic confirmation of the following tumor types (please refer to protocol for full details pertaining to eligible tumor types): 1. Merkel Cell Carcinoma 2. Gastric or Gastro-Esophageal junction carcinoma (No longer enrolling this tumor type) 3. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma 4. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix, vagina, or vulva 5. Squamous cell carcinoma of the Head and Neck 6. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal and penis 7. Recurrent/metastatic SCC of the cervix not amenable to curative treatment with surgery and/or radiation therapy who are unsuitable for platinum-based therapy may enroll in the cervical cancer Combination B expansion cohort
  • Measurable disease by CT or MRI
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • Patient willing to comply to provide tumor tissue (archival or fresh biopsy specimen)
  • Men and women of age 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases
  • Patients with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease
  • Patients with a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medications
  • Patients with hepatitis
  • Patients with HIV
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

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