Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin Hydrochloride With Atezolizumab and/or Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

  • End date
    Jul 12, 2027
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Updated on 21 November 2020
Julie R. Brahmer
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monoclonal antibodies
measurable disease
pleural effusion
international normalized ratio
neutrophil count
hormone therapy
tumor cells
ovarian cancer
fallopian tube
undifferentiated carcinoma
peritoneal cancer
primary peritoneal carcinoma


This phase II/III trial studies how well pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride with atezolizumab and/or bevacizumab work in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that has come back (recurrent). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab and bevacizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known which combination will work better in treating patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.



I. Estimate the probability of a dose limiting toxicity (DLT) following cycle 1 of experimental regimens (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride [pegylated liposomal doxorubicin] [PLD] and atezolizumab and PLD/bevacizumab and atezolizumab). (Safety lead-in) II. Estimate and compare the hazard of first progression or death (progression free survival [PFS]) of each experimental regimen relative to the reference regimen, PLD and bevacizumab. (Phase II study) III. Estimate and compare the hazard of death and the hazard of first progression or death (PFS) of each experimental regimen relative to the reference regimen. (Phase III)


I. Estimate and compare the probabilities of response rate (objective response rate [ORR], either partial or complete response) defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version (v)1.1 criteria on each study regimen. (Phase II study) II. Estimate the frequency and severity of adverse events as classified and graded with Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) in those patients who initiate their randomly assigned study treatment. (Phase II study) III. Estimate and compare ORR in each treatment group. (Phase III study) IV. Estimate the frequency and severity of adverse events in those patients who initiate their randomly assigned study treatment. (Phase III study) V. Estimate and compare mean patient reported outcome scores (PROs) as measured by National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)-Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) ovarian symptom index (NFOSI)-18 disease-related symptoms (DRS). (Phase III study) VI. Estimate and compare the treatment groups on the basis of the PROs: treatment side effects (TSE), function/well-being (FWB), fatigue (Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy [FACIT]-fatigue subscale) and abdominal discomfort (FACT/Gynecologic Oncology Group [GOG]-abdominal discomfort [AD] subscale). (Phase III study)


I. To determine whether biomarker levels in pre-treatment tissue, and pre- or on-treatment peripheral blood, and stool specimens are associated with ORR, PFS and/or overall survival (OS).

II. To determine whether changes in quantitative biomarker parameters after the first 6 and 12 weeks of therapy predict ORR, PFS and/or OS.

OUTLINE: Patients will be randomized to 1 of 3 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes on day 1 and atezolizumab IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 15.

ARM II: Patients receive pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 60 minutes on day 1, bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1 and 15, and atezolizumab IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 15.

ARM III: Patients receive pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 60 minutes on day 1 and bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1 and 15.

In all arms, cycles repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for up to 2 years, then every 6 months for up to 3 years.

Treatment pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, laboratory biomarker analysis, quality-of-life assessment, bevacizumab, Atezolizumab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02839707
SponsorNational Cancer Institute (NCI)
Last Modified on21 November 2020

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Are you female?
Do you have any of these conditions: Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma or Ovarian Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma or Recurrent Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma or Recurrent ...?
Do you have any of these conditions: Recurrent Fallopian Tube Carcinoma or Recurrent Ovarian Cancer or Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Carcinoma or Undifferentiated Fallopian Tube Carcinoma or...?
Do you have any of these conditions: Primary Peritoneal High Grade Serous Adenocarcinoma or Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma or Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Fallopian Tube Carcinoma or Fallopi...?
Patients must have the psychological ability and general health that permits completion of the study requirements and required follow up
Administration of study drugs (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, bevacizumab, atezolizumab) may have an adverse effect on pregnancy and poses a risk to the human fetus, including embryo-lethality; women of child-bearing potential (WOCBP) must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 5 months (150 days) after the last dose of study agent; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
Submission of tumor tissue is required for all patients; investigators should check with their site pathology department regarding release of biospecimens before approaching patients about participation in the trial
High grade ovarian cancer, including high grade serous; clear cell; endometrioid, grade 3; and others (adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified [NOS]; mixed epithelial carcinoma; undifferentiated carcinoma); NOTE: low grade serous, mucinous and carcinosarcoma histologies are excluded due to their different underlying genomic features and/or clinical behavior; ovarian cancer = ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer; required data element: submission of pathology report
Recurrent, platinum resistant ovarian cancer (defined as progression within < 6 months from completion of platinum based therapy; the date should be calculated from the last administered dose of platinum therapy)
-2 prior regimens (including primary therapy); hormonal therapies (e.g., tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors) will not count toward the prior regimen limit
Measurable disease (defined by RECIST v1.1) or evaluable disease (defined as solid and/or cystic abnormalities on radiographic imaging that do not meet RECIST 1.1 definitions for target lesions OR ascites and/or pleural effusion that has been pathologically demonstrated to be disease related in the setting of cancer antigen [CA]25 >= 2 x upper limit of normal [ULN])
Performance status 0, 1 or 2
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mcl (within 14 days prior to registration)
Platelets >= 100,000/mcl (within 14 days prior to registration)
Hemoglobin (Hgb) >= 8 g/dl (within 14 days prior to registration)
Creatinine =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) (within 14 days prior to registration)
Urine protein creatinine (UPC) ratio must be < 1.0 (within 14 days prior to registration); if UPC ratio >= 1, collection of 24-hour urine measurement of urine protein is recommended (24-hour urine protein level must be < 1000 mg for patient enrollment); UPC ratio of spot urine is an estimation of the 24-hour urine protein excretion - a UPC ratio of 1 is roughly equivalent to a 24-hour urine protein of 1 gm
Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN (patients with known Gilbert disease who have serum bilirubin level =< 3 x ULN may be enrolled) (within 14 days prior to registration)
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 3 x ULN (AST and/or ALT =< 5 x ULN for patients with liver involvement) (within 14 days prior to registration)
International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) =< 1.5 x ULN (or on stable dose of therapeutic anticoagulation, such as low-molecular-weight heparin, warfarin or rivaroxaban)
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) within normal limits (Euthyroid patients on thyroid replacement therapy allowed provided TSH < ULN)
The patient or legally authorized representative must provide study-specific informed consent prior to study entry and, for patients treated in the United States (U.S.), authorization permitting release of personal health information

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with prior allogeneic bone marrow transplantation or prior solid organ transplantation
Patients who have had systemic anticancer therapy (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapy) within 3 weeks prior to entering the study
Patients who have had hormonal therapy (e.g., tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitor) within 1 week prior to entering the study
Patients with prior treatment with anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1, anti- programmed cell death ligand (PD-L)1 or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein (CTLA)-4 therapeutic antibody or other similar agents
Patients with prior treatment with bevacizumab (or any other anti vascular therapy, e.g., cediranib) for platinum resistant recurrence; (Note: prior bevacizumab in initial therapy and/or platinum sensitive recurrent setting is allowed)
Patients with prior treatment with PLD
Prior radiotherapy to the abdomen or pelvis
Patients who have not recovered from adverse events to =< grade 1 (other than alopecia) due to agents administered more than 3 weeks earlier; however, the following therapies are allowed
Hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives
Herbal therapy > 1 week prior to cycle 1, day 1 (herbal therapy intended as anticancer therapy must be discontinued at least 1 week prior to cycle 1, day 1)
Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases > 2 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1
Treatment with any other investigational agent within 4 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1
Treatment with systemic immunostimulatory agents (including, but not limited to, interferon [IFN]-alpha or interleukin [IL]-2) within 6 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1
Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications (including, but not limited to, prednisone, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, methotrexate, thalidomide, and anti-tumor necrosis factor [anti-TNF] agents) within 2 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1
Patients who have received acute, low dose, systemic immunosuppressant medications (e.g., a one-time dose of dexamethasone for nausea or steroids as computed tomography [CT] scan contrast premedication) may be enrolled
The use of inhaled corticosteroids and mineralocorticoids (e.g., fludrocortisone) for patients with orthostatic hypotension or adrenocortical insufficiency is allowed
Patients taking bisphosphonate therapy for symptomatic hypercalcemia within the past 28 days; use of bisphosphonate therapy for other reasons (e.g., bone metastasis or osteoporosis) is allowed
Patients with known primary central nervous system (CNS) malignancy or symptomatic CNS metastases are excluded, with the following exceptions
Patients with asymptomatic untreated CNS disease may be enrolled, provided all of the following criteria are met
Evaluable or measurable disease outside the CNS
No metastases to brain stem, midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebellum, or within 10 mm of the optic apparatus (optic nerves and chiasm)
No history of intracranial hemorrhage or spinal cord hemorrhage
No ongoing requirement for dexamethasone for CNS disease; patients on a stable dose of anticonvulsants are permitted
No neurosurgical resection or brain biopsy within 28 days prior to cycle 1, day 1
Patients with asymptomatic treated CNS metastases may be enrolled, provided all the criteria listed above are met as well as the following
Radiographic demonstration of improvement upon the completion of CNS directed therapy and no evidence of interim progression between the completion of CNS directed therapy and the screening radiographic study
No stereotactic radiation or whole-brain radiation within 28 days prior to cycle 1, day 1
Screening CNS radiographic study >= 4 weeks from completion of radiotherapy and >= 2 weeks from discontinuation of corticosteroids
Known hypersensitivity to Chinese hamster ovary cell products or other recombinant human antibodies
History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
Patients requiring treatment with a receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) inhibitor (e.g. denosumab) who cannot discontinue it before treatment with atezolizumab
Known clinically significant liver disease, including active viral, alcoholic, or other hepatitis; cirrhosis; fatty liver; and inherited liver disease
Patients with past or resolved hepatitis B infection (defined as having a negative hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] test and a positive anti-HBc [antibody to hepatitis B core antigen] antibody test) are eligible
Patients positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is negative for HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA)
History or risk of autoimmune disease, including but not limited to systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, vascular thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis, Sjogren's syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis
Patients with a history of autoimmune hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone are eligible
Patients with controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus on a stable insulin regimen, or type 2 diabetes mellitus are eligible
Patients with eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus or vitiligo with dermatologic manifestations only (e.g., patients with psoriatic arthritis would be excluded) are permitted provided that they meet the following conditions
Patients with psoriasis must have a baseline ophthalmologic exam to rule out ocular manifestations
Rash must cover less than 10% of body surface area (BSA)
Disease is well controlled at baseline and only requiring low potency topical steroids (e.g., hydrocortisone 2.5%, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%, fluocinolone 0.01%, desonide 0.05%, alclometasone dipropionate 0.05%)
No acute exacerbations of underlying condition within the last 12 months (not requiring psoralen plus ultraviolet A radiation [PUVA], methotrexate, retinoids, biologic agents, oral calcineurin inhibitors; high potency or oral steroids)
History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonitis (including drug induced), organizing pneumonia (i.e., bronchiolitis obliterans, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, etc.), or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest computed tomography (CT) scan; history of radiation pneumonitis in the radiation field (fibrosis) is permitted
Patients with active tuberculosis (TB) are excluded
Severe infections within 4 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1, including but not limited to hospitalization for complications of infection, bacteremia, or severe pneumonia
Signs or symptoms of infection within 2 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1
Received oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1; patients receiving prophylactic antibiotics (e.g., for prevention of a urinary tract infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are eligible
Major surgical procedure within 28 days prior to cycle 1, day 1 or anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study
Administration of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks before cycle 1, day 1 or anticipation that such a live, attenuated vaccine will be required during the study and up to 5 months after the last dose of atezolizumab
Influenza vaccination should be given during influenza season only (approximately October to March); patients must not receive live, attenuated influenza vaccine within 4 weeks prior to cycle 1, day 1 or at any time during the study
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
Patients with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are NOT excluded from this study, but HIV-positive patients must have
A stable regimen of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART)
No requirement for concurrent antibiotics or antifungal agents for the prevention of opportunistic infections
A cluster of differentiation (CD)4 count above 250 cells/mcL and an undetectable HIV viral load on standard PCR-based tests
Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastases or death, such as carcinoma in situ of the breast or cervix
Severe, active co-morbidity defined as follows
Current (within 28 days of cycle 1, day 1) signs and/or symptoms of bowel obstruction
Patients who require parental hydration and/or nutrition
Patients who require drainage gastrostomy tube
Evidence of bleeding diathesis or clinically significant coagulopathy
Serious, non-healing or dehiscing wound, active ulcer or untreated bone fracture
History of hemoptysis (>= 1/2 teaspoon of bright red blood per episode) within 1 month of study enrollment
Significant cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease including
Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure [SBP] >= 150 and/or diastolic blood pressure [DBP] >= 90)
History of myocardial infarction within 6 months
Unstable angina
New York Heart Association functional classification II, III or IV
Baseline ejection fraction =< 50% as assessed by echocardiogram or multi-gated acquisition (MUGA)
Cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 6 months
Significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm, requiring surgical repair or peripheral arterial thrombosis) within 6 months
History of abdominal/pelvic or tracheoesophageal fistula or gastrointestinal perforation and/or abodiminal/pelvic abscess within 6 months prior to initiation of treatment
Pregnant or lactating patients
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