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Innate and adaptive immunotherapy: An orchestration of immunogenic cell death by overcoming immune suppression and activating NK and T-cell therapy in patients with third line or greater TNBC.


Breast Cancer—Metastatic

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e12566)

Author(s): Chaitali Singh Nangia, Mira Kistler, Leonard S. Sender, John H. Lee, Frank R. Jones, Omid Jafari, Patrick Soon-Shiong; Chan Soon Shiong Institute for Medicine, Laguna Hills, CA; Chan Soon Shiong Institute of Medicine, El Segundo, CA; Children's Hospital of Orange County, Laguna Hills, CA; Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD; Etubics Corporation, Seattle, WA; Medical Imaging Center of Southern California, Santa Monica, CA; Nantkwest, Culver City, CA

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogenous subtype of breast cancer that is frequently aggressive and has limited treatment options. We hypothesize that effective and sustained response against TNBC requires a coordinated approach that: 1. reverses the immune-suppressive tumor microenvironment, 2. induces immunogenic tumor cell death and 3. reengages NK and T-cell tumor response against a 4. cascade of tumor antigens. To test this hypothesis, we have developed a temporospatial approach that combines metronomic low dose chemotherapy, SBRT, off-the-shelf cryopreserved allogeneic NK cells, yeast and adenoviral tumor-associated antigen vaccines, an IL-15RαFc superagonist, and checkpoint inhibition. Methods: A phase 1b trial in patients with previously-treated metastatic TNBC was initiated. Treatment occurred in 3-week cycles of low-dose chemotherapy (aldoxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, nab-paclitaxel, 5-FU/L), antiangiogenic therapy (bevacizumab), SBRT, engineered allogeneic CD16 NK-92 cells (haNK), IL-15RαFc (N-803), adenoviral vector-based CEA, MUC1, brachyury, and HER2 vaccines, yeast vector-based Ras, brachyury and CEA vaccines, and an IgG1 PD-L1 inhibitor, avelumab. The primary endpoint is incidence of treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs). Secondary endpoints include ORR, DCR, PFS, and OS. Results: 8 subjects with 3rd-line or greater TNBC have received at least 3 treatment cycles (mean = 6 cycles). All treatment was administered in an outpatient setting. All subjects had at least 1 grade ≥3 TRAE, primarily chemotherapy-related neutropenia. Grade ≥3 haNK-related AEs (fever and fatigue) were observed in 2 subjects. 2 subjects experienced SAEs. 7 subjects remain alive, with 6 subjects receiving ongoing study treatment. 1 CR (confirmed) and 2 PRs (one confirmed) have been observed to date. Conclusions: These preliminary data suggest that low-dose chemo-radiation combined with innate and adaptive immunotherapy can be administered safely in an outpatient setting with a manageable safety profile. Clinical trial information: NCT03387085

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