Neoadjuvant Sintilimab Plus Anlotinib Therapy in IB-IIIB Resectable Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (PRIORITY)


University of Chinese Academy Sciences

Status and phase

Not yet enrolling
Phase 2


Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung


Drug: Anlotinib
Drug: Sintilimab

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This is a prospective single-center, open-label, phase II study evaluating the efficacy of sintilimab plus anlotinib as a neoadjuvant regimen in the treatment of IB-IIIB resectable non-small cell lung cancer.


30 estimated patients




18 to 75 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Providing written informed consent prior to initiating the study.
  2. Regardless of sex, aged ≥18 years and ≤75 years.
  3. Histologically confirmed NSCLC.
  4. At least one radiologically measureable lesion according to response evaluation criteria in solid tumors version 1.1(RECIST V1.1).
  5. Treatment-naïve IB-IIIB resectable NSCLC (American Joint Committee on Cancer 8th tumor-node-metastasis classification).
  6. Epidermal growth factor receptor(EFGR)/anaplastic lymphoma kinase(ALK)/ROS proto-oncogene 1(ROS1) wild type NSCLC.
  7. Absence of bleeding risk.
  8. Consent to surgical treatment.
  9. Indication for surgery confirmed by surgeons.
  10. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1.
  11. Expected survival time more than 6 months.
  12. Sufficient organ reserve, detailed as follows:(1) the absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5×109/L without the use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for the past 14 days prior to the first dose of study drugs;(2) platelet count ≥100×109/L without blood transfusion within the 2 weeks before the enrollment;(3) hemoglobin >9g/dL without recent usage of blood transfusion 14 days prior to the study;(4) total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 fold the upper limit of normal (ULN), or total bilirubin >1.5 fold ULN but direct bilirubin ≤ 1 fold ULN;(5) aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤2.5×ULN;(6) blood creatinine ≤ 1.5 fold ULN and creatinine clearance (calculated by the Cockcroft-Gault formula) ≥ 60ml/min;(7) adequate coagulation function, defined by international normalized ratio (INR) or prothrombin time(PT) less than 1.5 fold ULN;(8) normal thyroid function defined by the normal range of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); otherwise, abnormal level of TSH with normal range of T3(or Ft3) and Ft4;(8) cardiac enzyme profile within the normal limits (merely laboratory abnormity without clinical significance based on investigator's decision is allowed)
  13. For female participants of childbearing age, a urine or serum pregnancy test should be performed within 3 days before receiving the first dose of the study drugs, and the result must be negative. If the urine pregnancy test result is inconclusive, a blood pregnancy test is warranted. Postmenopausal women are defined as those who have been without menstruation for at least 1 year, or have undergone surgical sterilization or hysterectomy.
  14. In the presence of pregnancy risk, all participants (both male and female) are required to use contraceptive measures with an annual failure rate of less than 1% throughout the entire treatment period up to 120 days following the last dose of the study drugs.

Exclusion criteria

Exclusion criteria as follows:

  1. Other malignancy rather than NSCLC diagnosed within 5 years prior to the first dose of the study given, except for definitively treated basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and/or in situ carcinoma.
  2. Enrolled in an ongoing interventional clinical trial, or receiving other study drugs or study medical devices within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of this study drugs.
  3. A history of receiving the following therapies: anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1), anti-programmed cell death ligand-1 (anti-PD-L1) or anti-programmed cell death ligand-2 (anti-PD-L2) drugs, or drugs targeting T cell receptor (such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4, tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 4 and CD137).
  4. A history of receiving targeted therapy such as anti-vascular endothelial growth receptor (VEGR)/ vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma(RAF), mitogen-activated protein kinase(MAPK), platelet-derived growth factor Receptor(PDGFR) or fibroblast growth factor receptor(FGFR).
  5. Receiving traditional Chinese medication or immunomodulatory drugs (including thymopentin, interferon, interleukin, except for controlling pleural effusion) as systemic therapy within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of the study drugs.
  6. Active systemic auto-immune disease requiring systemic treatment within 2 years prior to the first dose of the study drugs, such as the use of disease-modifying drugs, glucocorticoids or immunosuppressants. Alternative therapies (such as thyroid hormone, insulin, or physiological glucocorticoids used for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency) are not considered as systemic treatment.
  7. Systemic glucocorticoid therapy (excluding nasal, inhaled or other local routes of glucocorticoids) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drugs.
  8. Undergoing allogeneic organ transplant (excluding corneal transplantation) or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
  9. Allergy to the active ingredient or excipients of the study drug, sintilimab.
  10. Having not recovered from any toxicities and/or complications caused by prior interventions before the initiation of the study (i.e., ≤ Grade 1 or to baseline, excluding fatigue or hair loss)
  11. Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  12. Untreated active hepatitis B (defined as hepatitis B surface antigen positive with detectable hepatitis B virus(HBV)-DNA copies exceeding the upper limit of normal values).
  13. Active hepatitis C infection.
  14. Receiving a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of the study drug.
  15. Pregnant or lactating women.
  16. Other investigator's defined uncontrolled systemic disease.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

30 participants in 1 patient group

treatment arm
Experimental group
Drug: Anlotinib
Drug: Sintilimab

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Fajiu Wang, PhD

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