ProjectIMMUNOSABR – Clinical proof of concept through a randomised phaseII study: a combination of immunotherapy and…

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Clinical proof of concept through a randomised phaseII study: a combination of immunotherapy and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy as a curativetreatment for limited metastatic lung cancer — IMMUNOSABR
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2022
Abstract / short description:
IMMUNOSABR is geared towards opening up a new paradigm in treating metastatic cancer by obtaining clinical
proof of concept for a novel bi-modal curative treatment strategy. High precision stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
(SABR) is combined with immunotherapy to form a powerful synergistic anti-tumour strategy. The approach relies on
the direct cytotoxic effect of SABR, the abscopal effect of radiation observed at distance from the irradiated metastatic
site(s), and the effect of the tumour-specific immunocytokine L19-IL2 (watch our animation explaining the concept at
Palliative treatment is the current standard of care for patients with metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),
unless there is an actionable mutation. By using the concept of limited metastatic disease (≤10 sites, WHO 0-1: “oligo
+”) we aim to develop a therapy with curative intent. IMMUNOSABR will gather evidence for the clinical efficacy of
our bi-modal treatment strategy in a multicentre randomised phase II study ( no. NCT02735850) in
patients with limited metastatic NSCLC.
IMMUNOSABR is complemented by two strong biomarker work packages which focus on developing an ambitious
personalised biomarker strategy, to identify patients who can benefit from the novel treatment strategy. This includes
promising non-invasive imaging techniques and state-of-the-art immunological monitoring approaches on tumour
tissue and blood. IMMUNOSABR will spur further development of L19-IL2 as a commercial drug and translate the
bi-modal treatment strategy towards clinical implementation.

Involved staff


Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Contact persons

Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Local organizational units

Department of Radiation Oncology
Hospitals and clinical institutes
Faculty of Medicine


Brüssel, Belgium

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