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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

A phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study of the combination of NKTR-214 and Nivolumab or the combination of NKTR-214, Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in patients with select locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor malignancies (NEKTAR)


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Background Information

Patients will receive intratumoral (IT) NKTR-262 in 3-week treatment cycles. During the Phase 1 dose escalation portion of the trial, NKTR-262 will be combined with systemic administration of NKTR-214. After determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-262, NKTR-262 will be combined with NKTR-214 (Cohort A) and with NKTR-214 plus nivolumab (Cohort B). In the Phase 2 dose expansion portion, patients will be treated with NKTR-262 and NKTR-214 (doublet) or NKTR-262 and NKTR-214 plus nivolumab (triplet) in the relapsed/refractory setting and earlier lines of therapy.

Offered At

Inova Schar Cancer Institute
8081 Innovation Park Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
A department of Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Fair Oaks Medical Campus
3580 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033

Eligibility Information

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of a locally advanced (not amenable to curative therapy such as surgical resection) metastatic cancer of the following histologies: melanoma (MEL), Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), colorectal cancer, urothelial carcinoma, or sarcoma.
  • Additional eligibility in protocol

Ineligibility Information

  • Use of an investigational agent or an investigational device within 21 days before administration of first dose of study drug(s).
  • Patients treated with prior interleukin-2 (IL-2).
  • Patients who have been previously treated with a toll-like receptor (TLR) agonist (excluding topical agents) and patients who have received experimental cancer vaccines.
  • Patients who have received systemic interferon (IFN)α within the previous 6 months prior to enrollment to the study.
  • Evidence of clinically significant interstitial lung disease or active, noninfectious pneumonitis.
  • Prior surgery or radiotherapy within 14 days of initiating study drug(s). Patients must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities, not required corticosteroids and have not had radiation pneumonitis.
  • Additional ineligibility in protocol

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