Title A Phase II Trial of Atezolizumab and Bevacizumab in Cisplatin-ineligible Patients with Advanced/Unresectable Urothelial Cancer


CC 19-1242

Hospital Main Campus

Stage Advanced/Metastatic

Phase Phase 2

Disease Bladder

Drug Atezolizumab , Bevacizumab , Cisplatin



Primary Objective
  • Estimate the 1 year overall survival rate for atezolizumab plus bevacizumab treatment in cisplatin-ineligible subjects with locally advanced/unresectable and metastatic urothelial cancer.
Secondary Objectives
  • Estimate the Objective Response Rate (ORR)
  • Estimate the Duration of Response (DoR)
  • Estimate the Disease Control Rate (ORR + SD)
  • Estimate the Progression-Free Survival (PFS)
  • Describe the Safety and Toxicity by CTCAE v4
Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Written informed consent and HIPAA authorization for release of personal health information. NOTE: HIPAA authorization may be included in the informed consent or obtained separately.
  2. As determined by the enrolling physician or protocol designee, ability of the subject to understand and comply with study procedures for the entire length of the study
  3. Age ≥ 18 years at the time of consent.
  4. ECOG Performance Status of 0, 1 or 2 within 28 days prior to randomization.
  5. Histological or cytological evidence urothelial (transitional cell) carcinoma of the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder or urethra.
  6. Locally advanced/unresectable disease as determined by site attending urologic oncologist or metastatic disease.
  7. Evaluable untreated tumor tissue for biomarker analysis (25 unstained slides or FFPE tissue block). Subjects with < 25 slides may be enrolled after discussion with the sponsor-investigator or co-investigator. Untreated tumor tissue is defined as no intervening intravesical or systemic therapy since acquisition. Subjects without tissue available must be willing and safe to undergo biopsy repeat biopsy (core needle or excisional) prior to enrollment.
  8. Willing to undergo a core needle or excisional biopsy on-treatment. Subjects will be assessed at the time of biopsy for safety of undergoing the procedure.
  9. Measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1 within 28 days prior to randomization.
  10. No prior chemotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer.
    • Perioperative chemotherapy previously administered in the neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant setting is permitted.
    • Prior chemotherapy administered in the context of chemoradiation as definitive treatment for bladder preservation is also permitted, provided that disease progression outside the prior radiotherapy field is demonstrated histologically or cytologically.
  11. Ineligible for cisplatin as defined by presence of one or more of the following:
    • Impaired renal function (≤ 60 cc/min). GFR should be assessed by direct measurement (i.e. creatinine clearance or ethylenediaminetetra-acetate) or, if not available, by calculation from serum/plasma creatinine by Cockroft-Gault equation.
    • Grade ≥ 2 hearing Loss (measured by loss of >25 dB at two contiguous frequencies in at least one ear for patients on a monitoring program)
    • Grade ≥ 2 peripheral neuropathy
    • ECOG Performance Status of 2
    • Solitary Kidney
  12. If palliative radiotherapy administered, completion of palliative radiation therapy must be ≥ 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1 of protocol therapy.
  13. Demonstrate adequate organ function as defined in the table below. All screening labs must be obtained within 14 days prior to Cycle 1 Day 1 of treatment. (See protocol).
  14. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 28 days prior to registration. NOTE: Females are considered of child bearing potential unless they are surgically sterile (have undergone a hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation, or bilateral oophorectomy) or they are naturally postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months.
  15. Females of childbearing potential and males must be willing to abstain from heterosexual activity or to use 2 forms of effective methods of contraception from the time of informed consent until 150 days (5 months) after discontinuation of atezolizumab and until 180 days (6 months) after discontinuation of bevacizumab. The two contraception methods can be comprised of two barrier methods, or a barrier method plus a hormonal method.
Exclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Any approved anti-cancer therapy, including chemotherapy, or hormonal therapy within 3 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment; the following exceptions are allowed:
    • Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases or soft tissue lesions should be completed > 7 days prior to baseline imaging
    • Hormone-replacement therapy or oral contraceptives
  2. Treatment with any other investigational agent or participation in another clinical trial with therapeutic intent within 28 days prior to enrollment
  3. Active or untreated CNS metastases as determined by CT or MRI evaluation during screening and prior radiographic assessments. Subjects with treated asymptomatic CNS metastases are eligible, provided they meet all of the following criteria:
    • Evaluable or measurable disease outside the CNS
    • No metastases to midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebellum, or within 10 mm of the optic apparatus (optic nerves and chiasm)
    • No history of intracranial or spinal cord hemorrhage
    • No evidence of significant vasogenic edema
    • No ongoing requirement for dexamethasone as therapy for CNS disease; anticonvulsants at a stable dose allowed
    • No stereotactic radiation, whole-brain radiation within 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1
    • Subjects with CNS metastases treated by neurosurgical resection or brain biopsy within 3 months prior to Cycle 1 Day 1 will be excluded.
    • Radiographic demonstration of interim stability (i.e., no progression) between the completion of CNS-directed therapy and the screening radiographic study
    • Screening CNS radiographic study ≥ 4 weeks since completion of radiotherapy or surgical resection and ≥ 2 weeks since discontinuation of corticosteroids
  4. Leptomeningeal disease
  5. Uncontrolled tumor-related pain
    • Subjects requiring pain medication must be on a stable regimen at study entry.
    • Symptomatic lesions amenable to palliative radiotherapy (e.g., bone metastases or metastases causing nerve impingement) should be treated prior to enrollment.
    • Asymptomatic metastatic lesions whose further growth would likely cause functional deficits or intractable pain (e.g., epidural metastasis that is not currently associated with spinal cord compression) should be considered for loco-regional therapy if appropriate prior to enrollment.
  6. Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring recurrent drainage procedures (once monthly or more frequently)
    • Subjects with indwelling drainage catheters are allowed.
  7. Uncontrolled hypercalcemia (> 1.5 mmol/L ionized calcium or Ca > 12 mg/dL or corrected serum calcium > ULN) or symptomatic hypercalcemia requiring continued use of bisphosphonate therapy or denosumab.
    • Subjects who are receiving bisphosphonate therapy or denosumab specifically to prevent skeletal events and who do not have a history of clinically significant hypercalcemia are eligible.
    • Subjects who are receiving denosumab prior to enrollment must be willing and eligible to receive a bisphosphonate instead while in the study.
  8. Malignancies other than urothelial cancer within 5 years prior to Cycle 1 Day 1, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death treated with expected curative outcome (such as adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous cell skin cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ treated surgically with curative intent) or localized prostate cancer treated with curative intent and absence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse or incidental prostate cancer (T1/T2a, Gleason score ≤ 3 + 4, and PSA ≤ 0.5 ng/mL undergoing active surveillance and treatment naive).
  9. Pregnant or breastfeeding (NOTE: breast milk cannot be stored for future use while the mother is being treated on study).
  10. History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins.
  11. Known hypersensitivity or allergy to biopharmaceuticals produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells or any component of the atezolizumab or bevacizumab formulation.
  12. History of autoimmune disease, including but not limited to myasthenia gravis, myositis, autoimmune hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, vascular thrombosis associated with anti-phospholipid syndrome, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Sj�gren�s syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, vasculitis, or glomerulonephritis.
    • Subjects with a history of autoimmune-related hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone may be eligible for this study.
    • Subjects with controlled Type I diabetes mellitus on a stable dose of insulin regimen may be eligible for this study.
    • Subjects with a history of celiac disease may be eligible if controlled with diet.
  13. History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia (e.g., bronchiolitis obliterans), drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan
    • History of radiation pneumonitis in the radiation field (fibrosis) is permitted.
  14. History of confirmed positive test for HIV.
  15. Subjects with active hepatitis B virus (HBV) (chronic or acute, defined as having a positive hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] test at screening) or hepatitis C virus (HCV)
    • Subjects with past HBV infection or resolved HBV infection (defined as the presence of hepatitis B core antibody [HBc Ab] and absence of HBsAg) are eligible.
    • Subjects positive for HCV antibody are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction is negative for HCV RNA.
  16. Active tuberculosis
  17. Severe infections within 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1, including but not limited to hospitalization for complications of infection, bacteremia, or severe pneumonia
  18. Signs or symptoms of active infection within 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1
  19. Received therapeutic oral or IV antibiotics within 1 week prior to Cycle 1 Day 1
    • Subjects receiving prophylactic antibiotics (e.g., for prevention of a urinary tract infection or to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation) are eligible.
  20. Significant cardiovascular disease, such as:
    • New York Heart Association Congestive Heart Failure Class II or greater
    • Myocardial infarction, unstable angina or unstable arrhythmias within 3 months of enrollment.
    • History of stroke or TIA within 3 months of enrollment
    • Other clinically significant arterial vascular disease within 6 months of enrollment (e.g. aortic aneurysm requiring surgical repair or recent peripheral arterial thrombosis). Prior history of adequately treated venous thromboembolism > 7 days prior to C1D1 on stable dose of therapeutic anticoagulation is permitted
    • Subjects with known coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure not meeting the above criteria, or left ventricular ejection fraction < 50% must be on a stable medical regimen that is optimized in the opinion of the treating physician, in consultation with a cardiologist if appropriate.
  21. Major surgical procedure other than for diagnosis within 28 days prior to Cycle 1 Day 1 or anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study
  22. Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplant
  23. Administration of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks before Cycle 1 Day 1 or anticipation that such a live attenuated vaccine will be required during the study
    • Influenza vaccination should be given during influenza season only (approximately October to March). Subjects must not receive live, attenuated influenza vaccine (e.g., FluMist®) within 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1 or at any time during the study.
  24. Any other diseases, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the subject at high risk from treatment complications