Radium-223 and Atezolizumab in Patients With Urothelial Carcinoma With Bone Metastases Who Have Had Disease Progression After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy


University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Status and phase

Early Phase 1


Urothelial Carcinoma


Drug: Atezolizumab
Drug: Radium-223

Study type


Funder types



UMCC 2017.023
HUM00126822 (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility


This is a single-arm, single-site pilot of Radium-223 (55 kBq/kg) IV q3 weeks for up to 6 doses in combination with Atezolizumab 1200mg IV once every 3 weeks until investigator determined lack of benefit, unacceptable toxicity, or 17 doses in patients with urothelial carcinoma with bone metastases who have disease progression after platinum-containing chemotherapy.


1 patient




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Subjects must have a histologic diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma with radiologic, histologic or cytologic evidence of metastatic disease.
  • Subjects must have at least 1 bone metastasis of any size on imaging.
  • ECOG performance status of 0- 2 (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status: an attempt to quantify cancer patients' general well-being and activities of daily life. The score ranges from 0 to 5 where 0 is asymptomatic and 5 is death.)
  • Subjects must have progression of disease within 12 months of platinum-containing chemotherapy (chemotherapy could have been given in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant or metastatic settings) for urothelial cancer.
  • Adequate organ and marrow function Subjects must have measurable disease on physical exam or imaging per RECIST 1.1 criteria.
  • Recovery to baseline or < Grade 1 CTCAE v.4.03 from toxicities related to any prior treatments, unless AE(s) are clinically non-significant and/or stable on supportive therapy
  • Patients must be ≥ 2 weeks from most recent systemic therapy or radiation therapy.
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 28 days prior to registration.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential and their male partners, and male subjects must be willing to use a highly effective method of contraception from the time consent is signed until 6 months after treatment discontinuation.

Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Able to comply with study protocol, in the investigator's judgment

Exclusion criteria

  • Prior treatment with anti-PD-1/PD-L1, and anti-CTLA-4 is NOT allowed. Prior intravesical BCG therapy is allowed.
  • Treatment with any investigational agent or on an interventional clinical trial within 30 days prior to treatment on protocol
  • No prior or concurrent malignancy is allowed except for: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, localized or locally advanced prostate cancer definitively treated without recurrence or with biochemical recurrence only, or any other cancer fully treated or from which the subject has been disease-free for at least 2 years.
  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. Note: Vitiligo, mild psoriasis (topical therapy only) or hypothyroidism are allowed.
  • Need for systemic corticosteroids > 10 mg prednisone daily or equivalent alternative steroid (except physiologic dose for adrenal replacement therapy) or other immunosuppressive agents (such as cyclosporine or methotrexate). Use of topical and inhaled corticosteroids is permitted.
  • Any history of allografts
  • General Medical Exclusions
  • Evidence of significant uncontrolled concomitant disease that could affect compliance with the protocol or interpretation of results, including significant liver disease (such as cirrhosis, uncontrolled major seizure disorder, or superior vena cava syndrome)
  • Significant cardiovascular disease, such as New York Heart Association cardiac disease (Class II or greater), myocardial infarction within 3 months prior to enrollment, unstable arrhythmias, or unstable angina. Patients with known left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <40% will be excluded.
  • Severe infection within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment, including but not limited to, hospitalization for complications of infection, bacteremia, or severe pneumonia
  • Treatment with therapeutic oral or IV antibiotics within 14 days prior to initiation of study treatment. Patients receiving prophylactic antibiotics (e.g. for prevention of a urinary tract infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are eligible
  • Major surgical procedure within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment of anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study other than for diagnosis
  • History of severe allergic, anaphylactic or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
  • Known hypersensitivity or allergy to biopharmaceuticals produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells or any component of the atezolizumab formulation
  • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (including pneumonitis), drug-induced pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia (i.e. bronchiolitis obliterans, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia), or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest computed tomography (CT) scan. History of radiation pneumonitis in the radiation field (fibrosis) is permitted
  • Positive test for HIV
  • Active hepatitis B (defined as having a positive hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] test at screening) or hepatitis C.
  • Active tuberculosis
  • Administration of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment with atezolizumab or anticipation that such a live, attenuated vaccine will be required during the study.
  • Bone marrow dysplasia

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

1 participants in 1 patient group

Radium-223 and Atezolizumab
Experimental group
Radium- 223 IV (55 kBq/kg) every 3 weeks for up to 6 doses Atezolizumab 1200 mg IV once every 3 weeks until investigator determined lack of benefit, unacceptable toxicity, or 17 doses
Drug: Radium-223
Drug: Atezolizumab

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