Phase II Study of 177Lu-DOTATATE Radionuclide in Adults With Progressive or High-risk Meningioma

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Updated on 7 October 2022
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This single arm, open-label study will evaluate the efficacy of Lutathera (177Lu-DOTATATE) administered intravenously every 8 weeks for a total of 4 doses in patients with progressive WHO I-III or residual high-risk Ga-DOTATATE PET-MRI positive meningioma. Ga-DOTATATE PET-MRI scans will be obtained prior to initiation of Lutathera treatment and 6 months after the initiation of Lutathera treatment. The latter will be performed within the 14 days prior to the last dose of Lutathera treatment.

Condition Meningioma
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03971461
SponsorNYU Langone Health
Last Modified on7 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Male or female subjects aged ≥ 18 years
Karnofsky Performance Status ≥ 60
Histologically confirmed diagnosis WHO grade I-III meningioma
For grade I meningioma, subjects must have: i. Progressive disease after at least surgical resection and radiotherapy, as defined as an increase in size of the measurable primary lesion (bidirectional area) on imaging by 25% or more between scans separated by no more than 12 months
or ii. Progressive residual tumor after maximal safe resection, be located at or near
critical organs at-risk and considered to be high-risk for radiation injury by the
treating investigator. Prior external beam radiotherapy is not required for these
b. For Grade II or III meningioma, subjects must have either: i. Progressive disease
after at least surgical resection and radiotherapy, as defined as an increase in size
of the measurable primary lesion (bi-directional area) on imaging by 25% or more
between scans separated by no more than 12 months or ii. Residual measurable disease
after surgery without requirement of progression
Positive 68Ga-DOTATATE uptake on PET-MRI
Positive uptake is defined as uptake higher than the background and SUV ratios
adjusted to the liver and spleen uptake (adopted from Krenning score)
68Ga-DOTATATE uptake in target lesions should be Krenning score ≥ 2
Presence of measurable disease defined as at least one lesion measuring ≥10 mm in at
least one dimension by contrast-enhanced MRI performed within 30 days prior to study
Multifocal disease is allowed but is limited to ≤ 3 measurable intracranial mass
lesions on the most recent post-contrast MRI
Any neurological symptoms must be stable for at least 28 days prior to enrollment and
patients should not require steroids to control neurological symptoms
There is no limit on the number of prior surgeries, radiation therapy, radiosurgery
treatments or systemically administered therapeutic agents
Patients must be willing and able to undergo regular MRI scans of the brain
For patients treated with external beam radiation, interstitial brachytherapy or
radiosurgery, an interval ≥24 weeks must have elapsed from completion from these
therapies to registration unless there is histopathologic confirmation of recurrent
tumor or there is new enhancing tumor outside the radiation field (beyond the high
dose region or the 80% isodose line)
An interval of ≥28 days (or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter) from prior cytotoxic
chemotherapy (6 weeks from nitrosoureas), biologic agent, investigational agent or any
other systemic agent prescribed for the purpose of treating meningioma
An interval of ≥28 days from craniotomy and ≥7 days from stereotactic biopsy
Availability of a paraffin-embedded archival tumor block from most recent tumor
resection sufficient to generate at minimum 8 unstained slides but preferably up to 25
unstained slides; or, if a paraffin tumor block is unavailable, at minimum 8 unstained
slides but preferably up to 25 unstained slides
a. Positive SSTR2 expression in the most recent tumor specimen must be confirmed by
central pathology review
Patients must have recovered to CTCAE grade ≤1 or pretreatment baseline from
clinically significant adverse events related to prior therapy (exclusions include
alopecia, laboratory values listed per inclusion criteria, lymphopenia, sensory
neuropathy ≤ grade 2, or other ≤ grade 2 not constituting a safety risk based on the
investigator's judgment)
Adequate organ and bone marrow function as defined below (within 21 days of treatment
White blood cell (WBC) ≥ 2,000/mm3
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,000/mm3
Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm3
Hemoglobin ≥ 8 gm/dL
AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤ 3 x laboratory upper limit of normal (ULN)
Creatinine clearance (measured or calculated) ≥ 50 mL/min OR creatinine levels >
μMol/L (1.7 mg/dL)
Total serum bilirubin ≤ 3 X ULN (except participants with Gilbert's Syndrome, who
can have a total bilirubin ≤ 5 X ULN)
Serum albumin level of more than 3.0 g/dL, unless the prothrombin time value was
within the normal range
Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and men able to father a child must agree to
use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control, abstinence)
prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman
become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in the study, she must
inform her treating physician immediately
Able to understand and willing to sign an IRB approved written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with radiation-associated meningiomas
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy at any time prior to registration
Active infection requiring intravenous therapy with antibiotics
Patients with a clinical diagnosis of NF2 (either by NIH or Manchester criteria) or
with a molecular diagnosis of NF2
Receiving any other investigational agent which would be considered as a treatment for
the primary neoplasm. This includes treatment with Somatostatin LAR within 4 weeks
prior to treatment, or any patient receiving treatment with short-acting Octreotide
that cannot be interrupted for greater than 24 hours before treatment
Known hypersensitivity to somatostatin analogues or any component of the 68Ga-
DOTATATE or 177Lu-DOTATATE formulations
Known additional malignancy that is progressing or requires active treatment within 2
years of start of study drug. Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin
squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and in situ cervical cancer that has undergone
potentially curative therapy
Current or planned participation in another study of an investigational agent or
investigational device
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, clinically
significant (i.e. active) cardiovascular disease: cerebral vascular accident/stroke (<
months prior to enrollment), myocardial infarction (< 6 months prior to enrollment)
congestive heart failure (≥ NYHA class II), unstable angina pectoris, or serious
cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication
Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Active Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at screening
(positive HBV surface antigen or HCV RNA if anti-HCV antibody screening test is
Other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric conditions (within the past year)
including recent or active suicidal ideation or behavior, or laboratory abnormalities
that may increase the risk associated with study participation or treatment on study
or may interfere with the interpretation of study results
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding patients. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must
have a negative pregnancy test within 14 days of study entry
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