Trial Purpose

This is a two-part (Phase 2/Phase 3) study of V940, an individualized neoantigen therapy (INT), plus pembrolizumab in participants with locally resectable advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (LA cSCC). Phase 2 has three arms V940 plus pembrolizumab given as neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment with standard of care (SOC), standard of care (surgical resection with/without adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) only at investigator’s discretion) and pembrolizumab monotherapy given as neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment with SOC. This phase will assess the safety and efficacy of V940 in combination with pembrolizumab as neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy in participants with resectable LA cSCC as compared to standard of care SOC only. The primary hypothesis is that V940 plus pembrolizumab with SOC is superior to SOC only with respect to event free survival (EFS) as assessed by the investigator. Phase 3 expansion will be determined by prespecified Go-No-Go decision in which 412 additional participants will be randomized to V940 plus pembrolizumab with SOC and SOC only, without changing the inclusion/exclusion criteria for the additional enrollment or study endpoints.

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NATIONAL TRIAL REFERENCE NUMBER

NCT06295809

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Conditions

Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Skin Neoplasms

Age Range

18+

Sex

All

About the trial

Current trial phase

Trial Phase 2

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Trial Phase 3

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Trial start and end dates
  • Trial start date April 18, 2024
  • Estimated primary completion date April 30, 2029
  • Estimated trial completion date May 6, 2033

Trial locations

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NATIONAL TRIAL REFERENCE NUMBER

NCT06295809

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