This is a Phase 1 Trial. Crizotinib is a medication that is taken by mouth. It has shown that
it can help slow down or stop the growth of tumor cells. The marketing name of the drug is
"Xalkori". It has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat other
types of metastatic cancer, but the investigators believe it may be helpful to treat breast
cancer as well.
Sunitinib is the other medication used in the study. It is also taken by mouth in the form of
a capsule. The marketing name of this drug is "Sutent". It too has been approved by the FDA
to treat other types of cancer, but not for breast cancer.
In this study the investigators will be combining both of these two treatments, but at
One third of the patients will take Crizotinib 200 mg, twice daily with Sunitinib 25.0 mg
once a day.
One third of the patients will take Crizotinib 250 mg, twice daily with Sunitinib 25.0 mg
once a day, and One third of the patients will take Crizotinib 250 mg, twice daily with
Sunitinib 37.5 mg once a day.
1. Subjects must provide written informed consent prior to performance of study-specific
procedures or assessments, and must be willing to comply with treatment and follow-up.
2. Age of at least 18 years
3. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of stage IV, HER2 negative breast cancer.
4. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2.
5. Patients must have failed two lines of systemic therapy for breast cancer. Patients
who are hormone receptor positive must have failed at least one line of hormonal
therapy AND one line of chemotherapy in the metastatic setting.
6. Life expectancy of 6 months or more.
7. Liver function (ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin) and kidney function
tests (BUN, creatinine) less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal. In patients
with liver metastasis, liver function tests should be less than 5 times the upper
limit of normal.
8. Adequate blood counts (Hemoglobin greater than/equal to 10, WBC greater than/equal to
3.0, platelets greater than/equal to 100).
9. The patient has normal thyroid function tests (TSH, free T4) as defined by the testing
laboratory, a test abnormality that is asymptomatic and does not warrant medical
intervention, or a pre-existing thyroid disorder that is controlled on medical
10. Negative pregnancy test (BHCG) within 14 days of study drug initiation for pre- or
perimenopausal subjects with an intact uterus.
1. Clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may increase the risk for
2. Clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may affect absorption of
3. Presence of uncontrolled infection.
4. Corrected QT interval (QTc) > 480 msecs using Bazett's formula
5. History of any one or more of the following cardiovascular conditions within the past
6 months: - Cardiac angioplasty or stenting - Myocardial infarction - Unstable angina
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery - Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease -
Class III or IV congestive heart failure, as defined by the New York Heart Association
6. Poorly controlled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure [SBP] of > 150 mmHg
or diastolic blood pressure [DBP] of > 90 mmHg).
7. History of cerebrovascular accident including transient ischemic attack (TIA),
pulmonary embolism, or untreated deep venous thrombosis (DVT) within the past 6
months. Subjects with recent DVT who have been treated with therapeutic
anti-coagulating agents for at least 6 weeks are eligible.
8. Prior major surgery or trauma within 28 days prior to first dose of study drug and/or
presence of any non-healing wound, fracture, or ulcer (procedures such as catheter
placement not considered to be major).
9. Evidence of active bleeding or bleeding diathesis.
10. Known endobronchial lesions and/or lesions infiltrating major pulmonary vessels
11. Hemoptysis in excess of 2.5 mL (or one half teaspoon) within 8 weeks prior to first
dose of study drug.
12. Any serious and/or unstable pre-existing medical, psychiatric, or other condition that
could interfere with subject's safety, provision of informed consent, or compliance to
13. Patients previously treated with sunitinib or crizotinib.
14. History of other malignancy within the last 5 years, except for carcinoma in situ of
the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
15. Concurrent use of: - Potent CYP3A4 inhibitors: ketoconazole, itraconazole,
clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir,
amprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, delavirdine and voriconazole. - CYP3A4 inducers:
rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, St. John's
Wort, and dexamethasone. Use of dexamethasone for study premedication is allowed. -
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice. (Note: Alternative therapies should be used when
available. If use of a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor or inducer is necessary, this must be
approved by the principal investigator and documented in source documents).
16. History of receiving any investigational treatment within 28 days of study medication
17. Current severe, uncontrolled systemic disease (e.g., clinically significant
cardiovascular, pulmonary, thyroid, or metabolic disease; wound healing disorders;
ulcers; or bone fractures).
18. Patients who are pregnant or lactating.