Paclitaxel-Avelumab for Angiosarcoma (ASAP)

  • End date
    May 22, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Sung Yong Oh
Updated on 5 March 2022


To investigate the efficacy of Avelumab when given in combination with paclitaxel as a first line treatment for the patients with inoperable angiosarcoma.


Angiosarcomas are very rare tumors (incidence < 1/100.000/year) of vascular or lymphatic origin characterized by a clinical heterogeneity in terms of presentation and behavior.In several prospective and retrospective studies, weekly paclitaxel showed promising activity in patients with advanced or metastatic angiosarcoma. Given the important role of PD-L1 in the suppression of T-cell responses, and the mode of action of avelumab which blocks the interaction between PD-L1 and its receptors, avelumab is being developed as a potential therapy for subjects with various tumors. In prior study cutaneous angiosarcoma patients with a high infiltration of PD-1-positive cells with tumor site PD-L1 expression were more likely to have favorable survival.

Therefore, antitumor activity of Avelumab as inhibitor of PD-1/PDL-1 interaction with Paclitaxel, standard chemotherapy, might have more therapeutic improvement.

Condition Angiosarcoma Metastatic
Treatment Paclitaxel, Avelumab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03512834
SponsorSung Yong Oh
Last Modified on5 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Signed written informed consent
Male or female subjects aged 20 years
Histologically or cytologically proven metastatic or locally advanced Angiosarcoma
Inoperable Angiosarcoma
Chemo-nave patient
ECOG performance status of 0 to 1 at trial entry and an estimated life expectancy of at least 3 months
Disease must be measurable with at least 1 measurable lesion by RECIST 1.1
Adequate hematological function defined by white blood cell (WBC) count 3 109/L with absolute neutrophil count (ANC) 1.5 109/L, lymphocyte count 0.5 109/L, platelet count 100 109/L, and hemoglobin 9 g/dL (may have been transfused)
Adequate hepatic function defined by a total bilirubin level 1.5 the upper limit of normal range (ULN), an aspartate aminotransferase (AST), level 2.5 ULN, and an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level 2.5 ULN or, for subjects with documented metastatic disease to the liver, AST and ALT levels
\. Adequate renal function defined by an estimated creatinine clearance >
mL/min according to the Cockcroft-Gault formula
\. Highly effective contraception (that is, methods with a failure rate of
less than 1% per year) for both male and female subjects if the risk of
conception exists

Exclusion Criteria

Concurrent treatment with a non-permitted drug (see Section 14)
Prior therapy with any antibody/drug targeting T cell co-regulatory proteins (immune checkpoints) such as anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody
Concurrent anticancer treatment within 28 days before the start of trial treatment (e.g., cytoreductive therapy, radiotherapy [with the exception of palliative bone directed radiotherapy], immune therapy, or cytokine therapy except for erythropoietin)
Major surgery within 28 days before the start of trial treatment (excluding prior diagnostic biopsy)
Use of hormonal agents within 7 days before the start of trial treatment
Use of any investigational drug within 28 days before the start of trial treatment
Subjects receiving immunosuppressive agents (such as steroids) for any reason should be tapered off these drugs before initiation of the study treatment (with the exception of patients with adrenal insufficiency, who may continue corticosteroids at physiologic replacement dose, equivalent to 10 mg prednisone daily). Steroids with no or minimal systemic effect (topical, inhalation) are allowed
Previous malignant disease other than the target malignancy to be investigated in this trial within the last 5 years with the exception of basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical carcinoma in situ
Rapidly progressive disease (e.g., tumor lysis syndrome)
Active or history of central nervous system (CNS) metastases
Receipt of any organ transplantation including allogeneic stem-cell transplantation
Significant acute or chronic infections including, among others
Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Positive test for HBV surface antigen and / or confirmatory HCV RNA (if anti-HCV antibody tested positive)
Active or history of any autoimmune disease (subjects with diabetes Type I, vitiligo, psoriasis, hypo- or hyperthyroid disease not requiring immunosuppressive treatment are eligible) or immunodeficiencies
Known severe hypersensitivity reactions to monoclonal antibodies (Grade 3 NCI-CTCAE v4.0), any history of anaphylaxis, or uncontrolled asthma (i.e., 3 or more features of partly controlled asthma)
Persisting toxicity related to prior therapy Grade > 1 NCI-CTCAE v4.0, however sensory neuropathy
Grade 2 is acceptable
\. Pregnancy or breast feeding
\. Known alcohol or drug abuse
\. Clinically significant (i.e., active) cardiovascular disease: cerebral
vascular accident/stroke (< 6 months prior to enrollment), myocardial
infarction (< 6 months prior to enrollment), unstable angina, congestive heart
failure (New York Heart Association Classification Class II), or serious
uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication
\. All other significant diseases (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease), which
in the opinion of the investigator, might impair the subject's tolerance of
trial treatment
\. Any psychiatric condition that would prohibit the understanding or
rendering of informed consent
\. Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity
\. Vaccination within 4 weeks of the first dose of avelumab and while on
study is prohibited except for administration of inactivated vaccines (e.g
inactivated influenza vaccines)
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