Last updated on October 2018

A Dose Escalation Phase I Study to Assess the Safety and Clinical Activity of Multiple Cancer Indications


Brief description of study

THINK (THerapeutic Immunotherapy with NKR-2) is a multinational (EU/US) open-label Phase I study to assess the safety and clinical activity of multiple administrations of autologous NKR-2 cells in seven refractory cancers, including five solid tumors (colorectal, ovarian, bladder, triple-negative breast and pancreatic cancers) and two hematological tumors (acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma).

Detailed Study Description

This open-label Phase I study aims at assessing the safety and clinical activity of the NKR-2 treatment administered 3 times with a 2-week interval between each administration in different tumor types. In absence of progressive disease at the first tumor assessment following NKR-2 administratio, the patient will receive a new cycle of 3 administrations maximum with a 2-week interval. The study will contain two consecutive segments: a Phase I dose escalation and a Phase I expansion segment.

The Phase I dose escalation segment will include 2 arms, one in solid tumors and one in hematological tumors. The dose escalation design will include 3 dose levels: The dose escalation phase will consist of 3 cohorts (Cohorts 1-3) for the solid tumors, and 3 cohorts (Cohorts 4-6) for the hematological tumors; with each set of 3 cohorts receiving escalating doses of the NKR-2 therapy.

Two additional cohorts will be added in each dose escalation arm with the aim to provide a more intense treatment during the induction treatment. These additional cohorts in both the solid arm (cohort 8-9 - only in CRC) and in the hematological arm of the study (cohort 10-11

  • only in AML/MDS) will therefore evaluate a tighter schedule of NKR-2 injections with the three first injections within the induction cycle separated by a 1-week interval followed two weeks later by a second cycle (cycle 2) with a 2-weeks interval between each three NKR 2 injections. These cohorts will each enroll 3 patients in case of no DLT. Based on safety and early clinical data from these cohorts, the specific schedule of cohorts 8-11 might be selected for the expansion.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03018405

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Jeff Edelman

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