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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (30348224)
Authors Le Tourneau C, Hoimes C, Zarwan C, Wong DJ, Bauer S, Claus R, Wermke M, Hariharan S, von Heydebreck A, Kasturi V, Chand V, Gulley JL
Title Avelumab in patients with previously treated metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma: phase 1b results from the JAVELIN solid tumor trial.
Journal Journal for immunotherapy of cancer
Vol 6
Issue 1
Date 2018 Oct 22
Abstract Text We assessed the efficacy and safety of avelumab, an anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibody, in patients with previously treated metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma (mACC).In this phase 1b expansion cohort, patients with mACC and prior platinum-based therapy received avelumab at 10 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks. Continuation of mitotane was permitted; however, mitotane levels during the study were not recorded. Tumor response was assessed by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors v1.1.Fifty patients received avelumab and were followed for a median of 16.5 months. Prior treatment included ≥2 lines in 74.0%; mitotane was continued in 50.0%. The objective response rate (ORR) was 6.0% (95% CI, 1.3% to 16.5%; partial response in 3 patients). Twenty-one patients (42.0%) had stable disease as best response (disease control rate, 48.0%). Median progression-free survival was 2.6 months (95% CI, 1.4 to 4.0), median overall survival (OS) was 10.6 months (95% CI, 7.4 to 15.0), and the 1-year OS rate was 43.4% (95% CI, 27.9% to 57.9%). In evaluable patients with PD-L1+ (n = 12) or PD-L1- (n = 30) tumors (≥5% tumor cell cutoff), ORR was 16.7% vs 3.3% (P = .192). Treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) occurred in 82.0%; the most common were nausea (20.0%), fatigue (18.0%), hypothyroidism (14.0%), and pyrexia (14.0%). Grade 3 TRAEs occurred in 16.0%; no grade 4 to 5 TRAEs occurred. Twelve patients (24.0%) had an immune-related TRAE of any grade, which were grade 3 in 2 patients (4.0%): adrenal insufficiency (n = 1), and pneumonitis (n = 1).Avelumab showed clinical activity and a manageable safety profile in patients with platinum-treated NCT01772004 ; registered January 21, 2013.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown adrenocortical carcinoma not applicable Avelumab Phase Ib/II Actionable In a Phase Ib trial (JAVELIN), Bavencio (avelumab) treatment demonstrated safety and some anti-tumor activity in patients with metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma, resulting in an overall response rate of 6% (3/50, all partial responses), stable disease in 42% (21/50), a median progression-free survival (PFS) of 2.6 months, 6 mo. and 12 mo. PFS rates of 20.9% and 8.7% respectively, a median overall survival (OS) of 10.6 mo, and a 1-year OS of 43.4% (PMID: 30348224; NCT01772004). 30348224