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A Study of Intravenous EEDVsMit in Children With Recurrent / Refractory Solid or CNS Tumours Expressing EGFR

Study Purpose

This is an open-label, sequential dose exploration study of single agent EEDVSMit administered by intravenous (IV) infusion twice weekly, followed by weekly maintenance dosing, in children with recurrent/refractory solid or CNS tumours.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.

Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.

Eligible Ages 2 Years - 21 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Patients must be ≥ 2 years and ≤ 21 years old at the time of study enrolment.
  • - Karnofsky ≥ 50% for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky ≥ 50 for patients ≤ 16 years of age.
  • - Patients must have relapsed or refractory solid or CNS tumours or have a diagnosis of DIPG.
Patients must have had histologic verification of malignancy at original diagnosis or relapse, or a diagnosis of DIPG by MRI imaging.
  • - Patients must have either measurable or evaluable disease for Part B of the study only.
  • - Patient's current disease state must be one for which there is no known curative therapy or therapy proven to prolong survival with an acceptable quality of life.
  • - Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiotherapy prior to entering this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Pregnant or breast-feeding women will not be entered on this study.
  • - Any active uncontrolled infection.
  • - Patients who are known to be serologically positive for Hepatitis A, B or C, or have a history of liver disease, other forms of hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • - Known positive test for human immunodeficiency virus infection.
  • - Patients with disease of any major organ system that would compromise their ability to withstand therapy.
  • - Concurrent or prior (within 7 days of enrolment) anticoagulation therapy, except low molecular weight heparins or low dose aspirin.
  • - Patients receiving corticosteroids must be on a stable dose that has not been increased for at least 7 days prior to study enrolment.
  • - Patients who are currently receiving another investigational drug are ineligible.
  • - Patients who are currently receiving other antineoplastic agents are ineligible.
  • - All herbal supplements, vitamins, and nutritional supplements taken within the last 30 days prior to dosing on Day 1 (and continued use, if appropriate), must be reviewed and approved by the Study Chair.
  • - Patient will not be available for protocol-required study visits or procedures, to the best of the subject/parent/guardian's and investigator's knowledge.
  • - Patient has any kind of disorder that, in the opinion of the investigator, may compromise the ability of the subject/parent/guardian to give written informed consent and/or to comply with all required study procedures.
  • - History or evidence of any other clinically significant disorder, condition or disease (with the exception of those outlined above) that, in the opinion of the investigator would pose a risk to subject safety or interfere with the study evaluation, procedures or completion.
  • - Patients will be screened for antibodies to S.
typhimurium and will not be eligible until antibodies are non-detectable.
  • - Patients will be screened for IL6 and TNFa cytokines and will not be eligible until levels are less than 3x times the detectable limit of the assay.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.

Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.

Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.

Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.

Phase 1
Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Dr David Ziegler
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

David Ziegler, MBBS
Principal Investigator Affiliation Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Australia

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Solid Tumours, CNS Tumours
Additional Details

Eligible subjects enrolled in the study will receive EEDVSMit by IV injection twice weekly as a 20 min infusion beginning at study day 1 for the first cycle (4 weeks) then weekly for subsequent cycles. Subjects will undergo radiological assessment of their tumours after the first cycle, and every second cycle thereafter. Dosing with EEDVSmit will continue unless there is radiographic evidence of progressive disease (PD) per RECIST criteria version 1.1, the subject becomes intolerant to the study medication, signs and symptoms of clinical progression are evident as determined by the principal investigator, or the subject/parent/guardian withdraws consent. Suspected tumour progression should be confirmed with a repeat scan after 4 weeks to exclude the possibility of pseudoprogression. Determination of EGFR expression for eligibility of subjects will be assessed at the local site. In addition, radiological assessment confirming measurable disease by the RECIST criteria is also required for entry into the Part B of the study. The study will be conducted in two parts: Part A -Dose Exploration and Part B -Dose Expansion. Part A

  • - Dose Exploration: The dose exploration part of the study is aimed at determining a recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) in this patient group.
A standard dose escalation with a rolling 6 design will be used. Part A will commence dosing at one log scale below the maximum dose tested in the recent adult recurrent glioma trial (with the first 4 doses administered at 1/10 of the starting dose) and escalate to a maximum of 8x109 EEDVSMit evaluating the safety and tolerability, of EEDVSMit. The first 4 doses administered will be reduced by a further log reduction. Part B
  • - Dose expansion: The dose expansion phase (Part B) will begin upon completion of the dose exploration (Part A).
Up to 12 subjects with recurrent/refractory solid or CNS tumours will be treated at the Recommended Phase Two Dose (RPTD). All doses, including the first 4, will be at the same dose level established in Part A (RPTD).

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: Mitoxantrone packaged EDV

Mitoxantrone packaged EDV (EnGeneIC Dream Vector)


Drug: - Mitoxantrone packaged EDV (EnGeneIC Delivery Vehicle)

EnGeneIC Delivery Vehicles (EDVs) are nanocells which can be loaded with anti-cancer drugs (mitoxantrone in this study) and targeted to tumor cells. These bacterially-derived nanocells are coated in bispecific antibodies (BsAb) that recognize oncogenic receptors on the tumor cell surface. Once bound to the tumour cell, the targeted and drug-loaded EDVs are endocytosed and release their toxic payload to destroy the tumor cell.

Contact a Trial Team

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International Sites

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia




Sydney Children's Hospital

Randwick, New South Wales, 2031

Site Contact

David Ziegler, MBBS


The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia




The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Westmead, New South Wales,