1146P - Tumor response from phase II study of combination treatment with intratumoral HF10, a replication-competent HSV-1 oncolytic virus, and ipilimumab i...

Date 09 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster display
Topics Melanoma and other Skin Tumours
Presenter Robert Andtbacka
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 379-400. 10.1093/annonc/mdw379
Authors R. Andtbacka1, M. Ross2, S.S. Agarwala3, M. Taylor4, J. Vetto4, R.I. Neves5, A. Daud6, H. Khong1, R.S. Ungerleider7, S. Welden7, M. Tanaka8, K. Grossmann1
  • 1Surgical Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 84112 - Salt Lake City/US
  • 2Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston/US
  • 3Cancer Center, St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, 18015 - Bethlehem/US
  • 4Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health Science University, Portland/US
  • 5Surgical Oncology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey/US
  • 6Department Of Medicine (hematology/oncology), UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco/US
  • 7Clinical Operations, Theradex Oncology Experts, Princeton/US
  • 8Project Management Dept, Takara Bio, Inc., Shiga/JP



HF10 is a replication-competent oncolytic virus derived from HSV-1. We report on the safety and preliminary antitumor activity of HF10 i.t. + ipilimumab (ipi) i.v. combination in an ongoing Ph2 trial in melanoma pts.


Entry criteria: age ≥18y, ECOG ≤ 2, Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV unresectable melanoma, ipi naïve and measurable non-visceral lesion(s) suitable for injection. HF10 was injected into single or multiple tumors (1x107 TCID50/mL/dose, up to 5mL based on tumor size and number); 4 inj qwk; then up to 15 inj q3wk. 4 ipi IV inf (3 mg/kg; + HF10) were administered q3wk. Tumor responses (mWHO & irRC) at 12, 18, 24wks, and at 36, 48wks for pts continuing on HF10 monotherapy. Primary endpoint is Best Overall Response Rate (BORR) at 24wks. DLTs defined as ≥G3 nonhematologic/hematologic toxicity, ≥G2 neurologic toxicity or allergic event occurring within 1st 3wks of therapy.


Of 46 pts treated: 58% men; median age 68.4 yrs (range 29-92yrs); disease stage 20% IIIB, 43% IIIC and 37% IV. Of all patients, 49% with ≥1 prior cancer therapy. Of the 17 patients with stage IV, 25% had M1a, 31% M1b, 44% M1c. Majority of HF10-related AEs were ≤G2, similar to HF10 monotherapy and consistent with other oncolytic viruses. No DLTs reported. 4 G4 AEs reported, none were treatment-related. 30.4% of pts had G3 AEs. HF10-related G3 AEs (n = 3) were: left groin pain, a thromboembolic event and lymphedema; hypoglycemia; and diarrhea. Of 43 efficacy evaluable pts, preliminary BORR at 24 wks by irRC is 39.5% (11.6% CR, 27.9% PR), disease stability rate is 65.1% (25.6% SD). 8 responders (53%) were Stage IV. 5 responders (33%) were ≥2nd line. Overall study BORR, including those after 24 weeks, by irRC is 48.9% (14.0% CR, 34.9% PR), disease stability rate is 65.2% (16.3% SD). DCO = 10May16


The results indicate ipi + HF10 does not exacerbate ipi toxicity and the combination is safe and well tolerated. Preliminary efficacy evaluation suggests HF10 + ipi has both local and systemic antitumor activity and substantially improves the response rate of ipi alone. HF10 + ipi is a potential novel therapeutic approach for metastatic melanoma.

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Legal entity responsible for the study

Takara Bio Inc


Takara Bio, Inc


R. Andtbacka: Has been recipient of honoraria or consultation fees from Amgen, Merck, Provectus. M. Ross: Grants/Research Supports: GSK, Amgen, Merck, Provectus Honoraria or Consultation Fees: Amgen, GSK, Merck Travel Expenses: GSK, Amgen, Merck, Provectus, Caladrius. M. Taylor: Has received honoraria for consultation from Onyx and Eisai. A. Daud: Receipt of grants/research supports: Merck, Oncosec, BMS, GSK Receipt of honoraria and consultation fees: Merck, Oncosec. H. Khong: Received grant and research support: Celgene, BMS, AstraZeneca. M. Tanaka: Works at Takara Bio Inc, the sponsor for the study. K. Grossmann: Receipt of honoraria or consultation fees: Genentech and Castle Biosciences. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.