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A Phase I/IB Trial of MEK162 in Combination With Erlotinib in NSCLC Harboring KRAS or EGFR Mutation

NCT01859026

Description:

The main purpose of this study is to find out if the drugs MEK162 and erlotinib (Tarceva) given in combination are safe and have beneficial effects in patients who have NSCLC. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved MEK162 for use to treat NSCLC. Erlotinib is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Related Conditions:
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Active, not recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: A Phase I/IB Trial of MEK162 in Combination With Erlotinib in NSCLC Harboring KRAS or EGFR Mutation
  • Official Title: A Phase I/IB Trial of MEK162 in Combination With Erlotinib in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Harboring KRAS or EGFR Mutation

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: MCC-17361
  • NCT ID: NCT01859026

Conditions

  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
MEK162ARRY-162, ARRY-438162, Mitogen Activated Kinase (MEK) inhibitorPhase I - Dose Escalation
ErlotinibTarceva, CP-358,774, OSI-774, Reversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitorPhase I - Dose Escalation

Purpose

The main purpose of this study is to find out if the drugs MEK162 and erlotinib (Tarceva) given in combination are safe and have beneficial effects in patients who have NSCLC. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved MEK162 for use to treat NSCLC. Erlotinib is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Phase I - Dose EscalationExperimentalFor the Phase I portion, patients will start MEK162 by mouth (p.o.) on cycle 1, day 1 and erlotinib on cycle 1, day 2. The MEK162 will be dosed once daily (QD) or twice (b.i.d.), and erlotinib will be dosed daily (QD) on a 28-day cycle. Phase I will be followed by an expansion Phase Ib.
  • MEK162
  • Erlotinib
Arm A: Dose ExpansionExperimentalPhase Ib Arm A: EGFR Mutant Tumor Status. In the phase IB expansion cohort study there are 2 arms based on the presence of the EGFR (Arm A) or KRAS (Arm B) mutation. The treatments for each arm are the same: MEK162 (2 time a day) and erlotinib (once) daily on 28 day cycles.
  • MEK162
  • Erlotinib
Arm B: Dose ExpansionExperimentalPhase Ib Arm B: KRAS Mutant Tumor Status. In the phase IB expansion cohort study there are 2 arms based on the presence of the EGFR (Arm A) or KRAS (Arm B) mutation. The treatments for each arm are the same: MEK162 (2 time a day) and erlotinib (once) daily on 28 day cycles.
  • MEK162
  • Erlotinib

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Eligible patients will have a histologic or cytologic diagnosis of NSCLC of the
             advanced stage (IV), with no known curative treatment options.

          -  Have a tissue or blood proven KRAS or EGFR mutation confirmed in a Clinical Laboratory
             Improvement Amendments (CLIA)certified lab (only required in the Phase IB expansion
             cohort).

          -  For Phase I/Ib enrollment, Patients with a CLIA confirmed EGFR mutation may be
             treatment naïve. All other patients must have received at least one previous line of
             therapy. There will be no limits to prior lines of treatment for the Phase 1 portion.

          -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of either 0 or 1

          -  There will be no limits to prior lines of treatment.

          -  At least one measurable site of disease (as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in
             Solid Tumors), or other disease specific response assessment criteria, as appropriate
             (RECIST 1.1).

          -  Have discontinued all previous systemic therapies and recovered from side effects due
             to systemic treatment for more than 14 days prior to starting on treatment.

          -  Have discontinued all previous biologic therapies and recovered from side effects due
             to biologic treatment for more than 14 days prior to starting on treatment.

          -  Have discontinued all previous external beam radiation therapy and recovered from side
             effects due to radiation therapy for more than 14 days prior to starting on treatment.

          -  Have archival tissue sample (if available) or be willing to undergo a repeat biopsy
             (if feasible).

          -  Negative serum pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to the first study dose in all
             women of childbearing potential (WOCBP).

          -  Adequate organ function and lab parameters

          -  Prior to any screening or invasive procedure, written informed consent must be
             obtained.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Does not have adequate cardiac function

          -  Patients with documented central nervous system or leptomeningeal metastasis (brain
             metastasis) at time of study entry. Patients with prior brain metastasis may be
             considered if they have completed their treatment for brain metastasis, no longer
             require corticosteroids, and are asymptomatic.

          -  Any other serious uncontrolled medical disorder or active infection that would impair
             the patient's ability to receive study treatment

          -  Prior use of MEK162 or concurrent use of other approved anticancer or investigational
             agents. Patients treated with prior EGFR TKI therapy (including erlotinib) are allowed
             to enroll.

          -  Gastrointestinal disease that precludes absorption

          -  History or current evidence of central serous retinopathy (CSR) or retinal vein
             occlusion (RVO)

          -  Any ophthalmopathy visible at screening that would be considered a risk factor for CSR
             or RVO by the ophthalmologist

          -  History of another malignancy within 2 years, except cured basal cell carcinoma of the
             skin or excised carcinoma in situ of the cervix

          -  Patients who have received prior anti-cancer treatment within the following time
             frames: systemic therapies less than 14 days prior to starting on treatment; radiation
             therapy less than 14 days prior to starting on treatment; biologic therapy less than
             14 days prior to starting on treatment.

          -  Patients who have not recovered from side effects of prior anti-cancer treatment to
             less than or equal to grade 1 toxicity according to Common Toxicity Criteria for
             Adverse Effects (CTCAE) v.4 within the following time frames: Received previous
             systemic therapy and has not recovered from side effects for more than 14 days prior
             to starting on treatment; Received previous radiation therapy and has not recovered
             from side effects for more than 14 days prior to starting on treatment; Received
             previous biologic therapy and has not recovered from side effects for more than 14
             days prior to starting on treatment

          -  Have undergone major surgery < 4 weeks of initiation of study medication or who have
             not recovered from side effects of such procedure

          -  Patients with concurrent uncontrolled medical conditions that may interfere with their
             participation in the study or potentially affect the interpretation of the study data

          -  Women who are pregnant or nursing

          -  Women of child-bearing potential (WOCBP) and males who have not been sterilized by
             vasectomy or other means with partners who are WOCBP, UNLESS the women are using two
             birth control methods. The two methods can be a double barrier method or a barrier
             method plus a hormonal method.

          -  Unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol

          -  Known positive serology for HIV, active Hepatitis B, and/or active Hepatitis C
             infection

          -  History of Gilbert's syndrome

          -  Neuromuscular disorders that are associated with elevated creatinine kinase (CK)

          -  Patients who are planning on embarking on a new strenuous exercise regimen after first
             dose of study treatment. Muscular activities, such as strenuous exercise, that can
             result in significant increases in plasma CK levels should be avoided while on MEK162
             treatment.

          -  Previous treatment with any substrate of CYP2B6 enzyme < 14 days prior to initiation
             of investigational products
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Phase I: Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD)
Time Frame:6 months
Safety Issue:
Description:To evaluate the safety of MEK162 plus erlotinib in patients with advanced NSCLC by evaluating toxicities of therapy and establish a recommended phase IB dosing of MEK162 and erlotinib. Safety population: consists of all patients who received at least one dose of study drug and had at least one post-baseline safety assessment.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Number of Participants with Progression Free Survival (PFS)
Time Frame:6 months
Safety Issue:
Description:PFS is defined as the duration of time from the time of randomization to time of disease progression or death, whichever occurs first. Progressive Disease (PD): At least a 20% increase in the sum of the diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum on study (this includes the baseline sum if that is the smallest on study). In addition to the relative increase of 20%, the sum must also demonstrate an absolute increase of at least 5 mm. (Note: the appearance of one or more new lesions is also considered progression).
Measure:Number of Participants with Overall Survival (OS)
Time Frame:3 years
Safety Issue:
Description:OS, defined as the time from study enrollment to death from any cause during the study duration.

Details

Phase:Phase 1
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Trial Keywords

  • Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)
  • EGFR mutation
  • Kirsten rat sarcoma 2 viral oncogene homolog(KRAS)
  • KRAS mutation
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
  • Advanced-stage IV

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