Testing the Addition of the Immunotherapy Drug, Pembrolizumab, to the Usual Radiation Treatment for Newly Diagnosed Early Stage High Intermediate Risk Endometrial Cancer

Clinical Trial Title

NRG-GY020: A Phase III Randomized Trial of Radiation +/- Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) for Newly Diagnosed Early Stage High Intermediate Risk Mismatch Repair Deficient (dMMR) Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer

National Clinical Trial Number:

NCT04214067

Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This phase III trial compares whether the addition of pembrolizumab to radiation therapy is more effective than radiation therapy alone in reducing the risk of cancer coming back (recurrence) in patients with newly diagnosed stage I-II endometrial cancer.

Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. The addition of pembrolizumab to radiation treatment may be more effective than radiation treatment alone in reducing cancer recurrence.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have stage I endometrioid endometrial cancer.
  • Have undergone surgical staging with at least hysterectomy, removal of cervix, bilateral (if both are present) salpingo-oophorectomy, and either sentinel lymph node assessment or complete pelvic +/- aortic lymphadenectomy.
  • Have deficient mismatch repair as demonstrated by lack of expression of at least one mismatch repair protein by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or evidence of microsatellite instability (MSI) high.
  • Have not received prior treatment with anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-CTLA-4 therapeutic antibody or other similar agents.

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Jean-Marie Stephan, MD

Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Location

Rush University Cancer Center

Location

Rush University Cancer Center

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

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