TIP (Paclitaxel + Ifosfamide + Cisplatin) Combined With Nimotuzumab & Triprilimab as Neoadjuvant Treatment in Locally Advanced Penile Cancer

  • End date
    Jul 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Sun Yat-sen University
Updated on 24 January 2021


Primary Objective:To evaluate the efficacy and safety of TIP (paclitaxel + ifosfamide + cisplatin) combined with nimotuzumab & triprilimab as neoadjuvant treatment in locally advanced penile cancer.


Penile cancer is a rare malignant tumor, which often occurs in the inner plate of prepuce and glans. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common pathological type. Lymph node metastasis is a crucial factor that leads to poor prognosis of penile cancer. The 5-year OS of penile cancer patients without lymph node metastasis is 90%. Still, it goes down sharply in patients with inguinal lymph node metastasis and pelvic lymph node metastasis, which is 50% and 0%, respectively.

Using neoadjuvant chemotherapy to treat patients with locally advanced penile cancer (T4, any N stage, or any T stage, N3) may improve their prognosis. TIP (Paclitaxel + Ifosfamide + Cisplatin) regimen is the first line neoadjuvant treatment recommended by NCCN guidelines. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays a vital role in the development of penile cancer. It's also an important therapeutic target for penile cancer. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule on the surface of T cells. In recent years, immune-checkpoint inhibitors targeting PD-1 have shown good efficacy in a variety of tumors. Some phase II / III clinical trials have shown that PD-1 inhibitors can improve the prognosis of patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and cervical cancer. Previous studies have found that PD-L1 is highly expressed in 40% - 60% of penile cancer, suggesting that penile cancer patients may benefit from immunotherapy.

The management of penile cancer with lymph node metastasis is difficult, especially for N2-3 stage. This phase II study aim to explore an effective combination therapy for locally advanced penile cancer. 29 patients need to be enrolled.TIP & nimotuzumab & triprilimab will be administered per 21-day until surgery, evidence of disease progression or onset of unacceptable toxicity.

Condition Malignant neoplasm of penis
Treatment cisplatin, ifosfamide, Nimotuzumab, albumin-bound paclitaxel, Triprilimab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04475016
SponsorSun Yat-sen University
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 18 yrs and 75 yrs?
Are you male?
Do you have Malignant neoplasm of penis?
Do you have any of these conditions: Do you have Malignant neoplasm of penis??
Squamous cell carcinoma confirmed by histology or cytology
Clinical Stage is Locally advanced penile cancer (T4, any N stage; or any T stage, N3)
No prior chemotherapy for newly diagnosed or relapsed patients
There is at least one measurable lesion according to the solid tumor efficacy evaluation standard RECIST1.1
the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scored 0-2
Blood marrow function: Hemoglobin(Hb) >/= 80g/L; White blood cell count >/= 3.0x10^9/L; Neutrophil count >/= 1.5x10^9/L; Platelet count >/= 100x10^9/L
Liver function: AST, ALT, ALP </= 2.5 ULN; Total bilirubin </= 1.5 ULN
Estimated survival >/= 12 months
No prior serious disease history of systemic organ
The participant unterstand this study procedure and sign the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Peripheral neuropathy degree >/=2 (affecting patient's function)
Previously received any other experimental drug treatment within 4 weeks before enrollment
Patients with other cancer at present, or have other malignent tumor history within past 5 years. Except for: (1) Cured skin non-malignant melanoma; (2) Curable tumor, including low-risk prostate cancer (T1a, Gleason score<6, PSA<0.5ng/ml), superficial bladder cancer and so on; (3) Other solid tumors have received radical treatment, and no recurrence or metastasis has been found at least 5 years
Other serious or poorly controlled concomitant diseases, including but not limited to: (1) Severe or acute attack disease history of cardiovascular, liver, respiratory, kidney, blood ,endocrine or neuropsychiatric system within 6 months; (2) Active infection history and needed antibiotic treatment within 2 weeks before enrollment; (3) Congestive heart failure (grade III-IV); (4) Unstable angina pectoris or myocardial infarction history within 6 months
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