Last updated on June 2019

A Study to Investigate Biomarker Effects of Pre-Surgical Treatment With DNA Damage Repair (DDR) Agents in Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC).


Brief description of study

This biomarker study has been designed to assess the effects of different agents in both tumour tissue and peripheral samples to help inform the best combinations of DDR agents with immuno-oncology (IO) therapies. In the first instance 2 DDR agents will be assessed separately as monotherapy. Additional arms may be added later to evaluate other DDR agents and/or DDR and immunotherapy agents in combination or in sequence. The primary objective of the study is to investigate immune activation due to DDR inhibition by assessing tumour and blood samples of patients treated with study investigational agent(s).

Detailed Study Description

Patients are dosed for a minimum of nine days with drug. Surgery or biopsy can then take place at any time between Day 10 and Day 21 (depending on when it can be scheduled), but must occur with 24 hrs following three consecutive treatment days. During the treatment period, safety assessments must be completed at least weekly.

Follow-up will be completed after surgical resection or biopsy has been completed and can be part of standard post-surgery follow-up. If this follow-up visit occurs prior to 30 days after the final dose, a further visit or telephone call must be conducted to assess that any toxicity has resolved and to check for late toxicity.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03022409

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Pittsburgh, PA United States
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Toulouse cedex 9, France
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Villejuif, France
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Recruitment Status: Open


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