MK1308A-004: Safety and Efficacy of Coformulated Pembrolizumab/Quavonlimab (MK-1308A) in Combination With Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

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Coformulated Pembrolizumab/Quavonlimab (MK-1308A) in Combination With Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902)

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Contact(s) :
Dr. Thibaud Koessler
Investigateur Principal

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4

+41 22 37 22 905
Bénédicte Fleury
Study Coordinator


Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 4


Primary objective :
  • To assess the safety and tolerability of study intervention with MK-1308A/lenvatinib
  • To evaluate the efficacy of MK-1308A/lenvatinib with respect to overall response rate (ORR) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR)

Inclusion criteria :
  • Has an HCC diagnosis confirmed by radiology, histology, or cytology (fibrolamellar and mixed hepatocellular/cholangiocarcinoma subtypes are not eligible)
  • Has Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Stage C disease, or BCLC Stage B disease not amenable to locoregional therapy or refractory to locoregional therapy, and not amenable to a curative treatment approach
  • Has a Child-Pugh class A liver score within 7 days prior to first dose of study intervention
  • Has a predicted life expectancy of >3 months
  • Has at least 1 measurable HCC lesion based on RECIST 1.1, confirmed by BICR
  • Has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Score (ECOG PS) of 0 to 1 within 7 days prior to first dose of study intervention
  • Participants with controlled hepatitis B will be eligible as long as they meet the following criteria: antiviral therapy for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) must be given for at least 4 weeks and HBV viral load must be less than 500 IU/mL prior to first dose of study drug
  • Has adequately controlled blood pressure with or without antihypertensive medications
  • Has adequate organ function

Exclusion criteria :
  • Has had esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding within the last 6 months.
  • Has bleeding or thrombotic disorders or use of factor X inhibitors or anticoagulants requiring therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring, e.g., warfarin or similar agents
  • Has clinically apparent ascites on physical examination
  • Has inferior vena cava or cardiac involvement of HCC based on imaging
  • Has had clinically diagnosed hepatic encephalopathy in the last 6 months unresponsive to therapy
  • Has medical contraindications that preclude all forms of contrast-enhanced imaging (computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI])
  • Has gastrointestinal malabsorption, gastrointestinal anastomosis, or any other condition that might affect the absorption of lenvatinib
  • Has a preexisting Grade ≥3 gastrointestinal or non-gastrointestinal fistula
  • Has clinically significant hemoptysis from any source or tumor bleeding within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug
  • Has clinically significant cardiovascular impairment within 12 months of the first dose of study intervention, including New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV congestive heart failure, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accident, or cardiac arrhythmia associated with hemodynamic instability
  • Has had major surgery to the liver within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention
  • Has had a minor surgery (i.e., simple excision) within 7 days prior to the first dose of study intervention (Cycle 1 Day 1)
  • Has serious nonhealing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture
  • Has received any systemic chemotherapy, including anti- vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy, or any systemic investigational anticancer agents for treatment of HCC
  • Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or coinhibitory T-cell receptor
  • Has received locoregional therapy to liver within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention
  • Has received prior radiotherapy to a non-liver region within 2 weeks of start of study intervention
  • Has received a live or live-attenuated vaccine within 30 days before the first dose of study drug
  • Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention
  • Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior the first dose of study intervention
  • Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment within the past 3 years
  • Has a known history of, or any evidence of, central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis as assessed by local site investigator
  • Has severe hypersensitivity (≥Grade 3) to study intervention and/or any of their excipients
  • Has an active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in past 2 years
  • Has a history of (noninfectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis
  • Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy, with the exception of HBV or Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Has dual active HBV infection (HBsAg (+) and /or detectable HBV DNA) and HCV infection (anti-HCV Ab (+) and detectable HCV RNA) at study entry
  • Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the participant's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the participant to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator
  • Has a known psychiatric or substance abuse disorder that would interfere with the participants ability to cooperate with the requirements of the study
  • Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant