Last updated on August 2019

Standard Chemotherapy vs Immunotherapie in 2nd Line Treatment of MSI Colorectal Mestastatic Cancer


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Metastatic Colorectal Cancer | Microsatellite Instability
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven colorectal adenocarcinoma with metastasis(es) non-resectable
  • MSI-H determined by immunohistochemistry (loss of expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and/or PMS2) or by molecular biology
  • At least one measurable target (primary tumor or metastasis) according to RECIST v1.1
  • Mutational status RAS and BRAF
  • Age 18
  • OMS 2
  • Life expectancy < 3 months
  • Patient failure (progression or unacceptable toxicity) of chemotherapy containing fluoropyrimidine (capecitabine or 5FU) +/- irinotecan +/- oxaliplatin with or without cetuximab, bevacizumab and panitumumab (patients in progression during or within 3 months after discontinuation of adjuvant chemotherapy are eligible)
  • PNN > 1500/mm3, platelets > 100 000/mm3, Hb > 9 g/dL
  • Total bilirubin < 25 mol/L, ASAT < 5x LSN, ALAT < 5 x LSN, PT > 60%,
  • Creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min according to MDRD formula ( 30 ml/min according to the Cockcroft-Gault formula)
  • Patient belonging to a social security scheme
  • Patient information and signature of the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient immediately eligible for a curative therapy (surgical and/or percutaneous) after discussion in CPR
  • Patient treated with FOLFIRINOX or FOLFOXIRI in 1st line
  • Cerebral metastasis
  • Previous treatment with anti-PD1 or anti-PDL1
  • Autoimmune disease that might be aggravated during treatment with an immuno-stimulating agent (patients with type I diabetes, vitiligo, psoriasis, hypo- or hyperthyroid disease not requiring immunosuppressive treatment are eligible)
  • Immunosuppressive long-term treatment (patients necessitating a corticotherapy are eligible if they are administered in doses < or = to the equivalent of 10 mg of prednisone daily, administration of steroids by a route resulting in minimal systemic exposure (local, intra-anal, intraocular or inhalation) are eligible).
  • Transplant patients (including stem cell transplants), HIV positive or other immune deficiency syndromes
  • Active infection by HBV or HCV
  • Known severe hypersensitivity to monoclonal antibodies or history of anaphylactic shock, or uncontrolled asthma
  • Any known specific contraindication or allergy to the treatments used in the study
  • Persistence of toxicities related to 1st line chemotherapy grade > 2 (NCI-CTC v4.0) (except alopecia and neuropathy sequelae of oxaliplatin)
  • Vaccination during the 4 weeks preceding the start of treatment
  • Known deficit in DPD
  • QT/QTc interval > 450 msec for men and > 470 msec for women
  • K+ < LIN, Mg2+ < LIN, Ca2+ < LIN
  • Following alterations in the 6 months prior to inclusion: myocardial infarction, angina, severe/unstable angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, congestive heart failure NYHA class II, III or IV, stroke or transient ischemic attack
  • Any progressive pathology not stabilised over the past 6 months: hepatic failure, renal failure, respiratory failure
  • Patient with interstitial pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis
  • History of chronic diarrhea or inflammatory disease of the colon or rectum, or unresolved occlusion or sub-occlusion in symptomatic treatment
  • History of malignant pathologies during the past 5 years except basocellular skin carcinoma or in situ cervical carcinoma, properly treated
  • Patient already included in another clinical trial during treatment with an experimental molecule for L2
  • Lack of effective contraception in patients (men and/or women) of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding women, women of childbearing age not having had a pregnancy test
  • Persons deprived of liberty or under supervision
  • Impossibility of undergoing medical monitoring during the trial for geographic, social or psychological reasons

Recruitment Status: Open


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