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Session: Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

Type: Poster Session

Time: Sunday June 3, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Hall A

Preliminary result of phase 1/2 study of ramucirumab plus nivolumab in patients with previously treated advanced gastric adenocarcinoma (NivoRam study).

Esophageal or Gastric Cancer

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

Poster Board Number:
Poster Session (Board #236)

J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr 4047)

Author(s): Daisuke Takahari, Hirokazu Shoji, Hiroki Hara, Taito Esaki, Nozomu Machida, Kengo Nagashima, Kazunori Aoki, Kazufumi Honda, Takahiro Miyamoto, Narikazu Boku, Ken Kato; Department of Gastroenterology, Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan; Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Cancer Center, Saitama, Japan; Department of Gastrointestinal and Medical Oncology, National Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka, Japan; Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan; Department of Global Clinical Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan; Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Biomarker for Early Detection of Cancer, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Nivolumab (Nivo) has a significant survival benefit in salvage line of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients (pts) in ATTRACTION-2 trial. Based on synergistic anti-tumor effect induced by simultaneous blockade of PD-1 and VEGFR-2 in preclinical data, phase I/II study was conducted to investigate the safety and efficacy of Nivo plus ramucirumab (Ram) in the 2nd line chemotherapy for AGC. Methods: AGC pts with measurable lesions, ECOG PS 0-1, disease progression on 1st line chemotherapy containing platinum were eligible. Pts received Nivo (3mg/kg, Q2W) in combination with Ram (8mg/kg, Q2W) until unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. After feasibility was evaluated in six patients (phase I part), additional 40 patients were enrolled in a phase II part with the primary endpoint of a 6-months progression-free survival rate. Secondary endpoints included overall response rate, disease control rate, overall survival, and safety. PD-L1 tumor expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry (28-8 pharmDx assay) with a cut-off value for PD-L1 positivity set at 1% in tumor cells. Results: From 17-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017, 46 AGC pts were enrolled. Patient characteristics were: median age 66 years, male 64%, ECOG PS1 40%, prior gastrectomy 35%, PD-L1 positive rate 44%. There were no dose limiting toxicities observed in phase I part. With median protocol treatment duration of 2.1 months, 40(87%) pts experienced any treatment-related AE (TRAE). Six (13%) pts had grade 3-4 TRAEs: hypertension (4%), hemorrhage (2%), colitis (2%), autoimmune pancreatitis (2%), liver dysfunction (2%), cholangitis (2%), hematoma (2%), and proteinuria (2%). There were no treatment-related deaths. Partial response was obtained in 10 (22%) pts with disease control rate (DCR) of 59%. With median follow-up time of 8.2 months, 20(44%) pts remain on treatment. Conclusions: Combination of Nivo and Ram showed no new safety signals and demonstrated promising antitumor activity in previously treated AGC. Clinical trial information: NCT02999295

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