Trial of Anti-Tim-3 in Combination With Anti-PD-1 and SRS in Recurrent GBM

Trial ID or NCT#



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This phase I trial studies the side effects of stereotactic radiosurgery with MBG453 and spartalizumab in treating patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Stereotactic radiosurgery is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor to more precisely target the cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as MBG453 and spartalizumab may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving stereotactic radiosurgery together with immunotherapy may be a better treatment for GBM.

Official Title

A Phase I Trial of Anti-Tim-3 in Combination With Anti-PD-1 and SRS in Recurrent GBM

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Patients must provide written informed consent prior to any screening procedures. 2. Age 18 years or older. 3. Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan and laboratory tests 4. Must have WHO Grade IV Glioblastoma or gliosarcoma based on histopathological OR molecular criteria 5. Patients tumor target (GTV) should be ≤ 5 cm. 6. a) Must have received first-line multimodal therapy with surgery (resection or biopsy) followed by radiation and Temozolomide (unless known MGMT promoter unmethylated) AND b) Must have completed at least 21 days of combination and Temozolomide therapy (unless known MGMT promoter unmethylated. . An interval of at least 12 weeks after the end of combination radiation therapy + Temozolomide is required unless there is: i.) Histopathologic confirmation of recurrent tumor, or ii) new enhancement on MRI outside of the radiotherapy treatment field. (*NOTE: Patients treated with Optune device or who received Gliadel wafers placed during the first surgery are eligible. 7. Must have no more than 2 recurrences of either GBM or gliosarcoma. Recurrence must be confirmed by diagnostic biopsy/surgery with local pathology review OR contrast-enhanced MRI measurable by RANO criteria. (*NOTE: Patients diagnosed with WHO Grade III that undergo surgical resection and are found to have WHO Grade IV or gliosarcoma are considered eligible). 8. Prior gamma knife, stereotactic radiosurgery, or other focal high-dose radiotherapy is allowed but the subject must have either histopathologic confirmation of recurrent tumor, or new enhancement on MRI outside of the radiotherapy treatment field 9. Karnofsky Performance Status ≥ 70 10. Must have ability to undergo MRI scans 11. Must be > 30 days since last chemotherapy 12. Must have recovered from severe toxicity of prior therapy. (NOTE: Patients who undergo surgical resection must have recovered from surgery (at least 2 weeks) before starting study treatment). 13. Subjects must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: WBC ≥ 2,000/mcL absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcL platelets ≥ 100,000/mcL hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL lymphocytes ≥ 500/mcL total bilirubin ≤ 1.5X institutional upper limit of normal AST/ALT ≤ 3.0 X institutional upper limit of normal creatinine ≤ 1.5X institutional upper limit of normal OR Creatinine clearance (CrCl) ≥ 50 mL/min (using the Cockcroft-Gault formula) 14. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within -7 days prior to the start of therapy. Women must not be breastfeeding. 15. Women of child bearing potential (WOCBP) and men must use a reliable form of contraception during the study treatment period and for 150 days following the last dose of study drug. In order for a woman to be determined not of child-bearing potential, she must have ≥ 12 months of non-therapy-induced amenorrhea or be surgically sterile.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. History of other malignancy, unless the patient has been disease-free for at ≥5 years. Curatively treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, totally excised melanoma of stage IIA or lower, low or intermediate-grade localized prostate cancer (Gleason sum ≤7), and curatively-treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, breast, or bladder are allowed regardless. 2. Any known metastatic extracranial or leptomeningeal disease. 3. Evidence of acute intracranial / intra-tumoral hemorrhage 4. History of organ or hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplant 5. Receiving greater than 4 mg dexamethasone/day (or equivalent amount of an alternative corticosteroid) for a minimum of 5 days prior to screening visit. Subjects with an autoimmune condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone or equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of study entry *NOTE: Inhaled or topical steroids, and adrenal replacement steroid doses > 10 mg daily prednisone or equivalent, are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease 6. Prior treatment with immune-modulating therapy, other than steroids. 7. Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women 8. Known positive history of HIV, active Hepatitis B, and/or active Hepatitis C infection. 9. Subjects with active, or recent history of known or suspected autoimmune disease. Subjects with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism only requiring hormone replacement, skin disorders (such as vitiligo, psoriasis, or alopecia) not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll 10. Major surgery, outside of a craniotomy/resection, within 2 weeks of the first dose of study treatment (mediastinoscopy, insertion of a central venous access device, and insertion of a feeding tube are not considered major surgery). 11. Use of any vaccines against infectious diseases (e.g. varicella, pneumococcus) within 4 weeks of initiation of study treatment 12. Any serious or uncontrolled medical disorder that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, impair the ability of the subject to receive protocol therapy, or interfere with the interpretation of study results. 13. Subjects with interstitial lung disease that is symptomatic or may interfere with the detection or management of suspected drug-related pulmonary toxicity 14. History of evidence upon physical/neurological examination of other central nervous system condition (i.e. seizures, abscess) unrelated to cancer, unless adequately controlled by medication or considered not potentially interfering with protocol treatment. 15. History of allergy or hypersensitivity to study drug components. 16. Prisoners or subjects who are involuntarily incarcerated. 17. Subjects who are compulsorily detained for treatment of either a psychiatric or physical (e.g. infections disease) illness.


Michael Lim, M.D.
Michael Lim, M.D.
Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgeon
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy), of Medicine (Oncology), of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Neurology
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology

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