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Study of Prolanta™ in Recurrent or Persistent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

NCT02534922

Description:

This trial is a Phase I open-label safety study of Prolanta™, a recombinant analog of the human prolactin protein with a single amino acid substitution to create an antagonist of the prolactin receptor. The Sponsor believes that blocking the prolactin receptor in patients with ovarian and other cancers will be effective as a monotherapy or in combination with other chemotherapies. This Phase I study will be conducted in Subjects with recurrent or persistent epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer.

Related Conditions:
  • Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
  • Ovarian Carcinoma
  • Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Unknown status

Phase:

Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Study of Prolanta™ in Recurrent or Persistent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
  • Official Title: Phase I Open-Label, Dose-Escalation and Pharmacokinetic Study of Subcutaneous Prolanta™ in Subjects With Recurrent or Persistent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: ONC-OC-001
  • NCT ID: NCT02534922

Conditions

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
Prolanta, a human prolactin receptor antagonistDaily dosing

Purpose

This trial is a Phase I open-label safety study of Prolanta™, a recombinant analog of the human prolactin protein with a single amino acid substitution to create an antagonist of the prolactin receptor. The Sponsor believes that blocking the prolactin receptor in patients with ovarian and other cancers will be effective as a monotherapy or in combination with other chemotherapies. This Phase I study will be conducted in Subjects with recurrent or persistent epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer.

Detailed Description

      This study is a first-in-human study designed to establish preliminary human safety,
      tolerability and pharmacokinetic parameters of Prolanta monotherapy in patients with
      recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer.
      In addition, biomarkers related to the activity of human prolactin will be examined in tumor
      samples obtained prior to treatment and at the end of study treatment to determine the
      pharmacodynamics of the dose levels of Prolanta administered. Three dosing levels will be
      evaluated, and the dose at which no dose-limiting toxicities are observed will be the
      recommended Phase II dose.

      Because of its antagonist effect and the expected lower toxicity, Sponsor believes that
      Prolanta may be administered continuously as a monotherapy or in conjunction with the
      periodic administration of chemotherapy (i.e., a dual therapy). The dosing schedule to be
      used in this trial is designed to evaluate, in increments, the safety and tolerability of
      Prolanta over this 90 day cycle. Subjects will be assessed for antibody presence throughout
      the study, initially on a weekly basis and then bi-weekly. Subjects will be initially dosed
      for 28 days followed by a safety assessment period, and then continue for an additional 56
      days if no toxicities are observed.

      The primary objectives of this study are to determine the safety and tolerability of
      Prolanta in women with recurrent ovarian cancer and to determine the optimal dose of
      Prolanta to use in Phase II studies. The safety evaluation will be determined by assessing
      treatment-emergent adverse events, physical examination, ECG, changes in clinical laboratory
      results including clinical chemistry, hematology and urinalysis, changes in pituitary
      hormone levels, and vital signs including blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate. The
      optimal dose of Prolanta will be determined by evaluating both the safety profile and blood
      levels of Prolanta. If possible, the effect of the Prolanta dose on tumor biomarkers and
      tumor burden will also be used to determine the optimally bioactive Phase II dose level.

      The secondary objectives of this study are (i) to determine the pharmacokinetic parameters
      of Prolanta including Cmax, Tmax, half-life and area under the curve (AUC); (ii) to
      determine the effect of treatment with Prolanta on tumor markers; (iii) to determine
      clinical efficacy of Prolanta by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST),
      version 1.1
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Daily dosingExperimentalDaily subcutaneous dosing of Prolanta, a human prolactin receptor antagonist

    Eligibility Criteria

            Inclusion Criteria:
    
              -  Subjects must have recurrent or persistent epithelial ovarian cancer, primary
                 peritoneal cancer or fallopian tube cancer. Histologic confirmation of the original
                 primary tumor is required.
    
              -  Subjects shall have had cytoreductive (debulking) surgery.
    
              -  Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor tissue blocks must be available for each
                 Subject upon enrollment and provided to Sponsor within 7 days of Day 1.
    
              -  Subjects must have measurable and accessible disease.
    
              -  Subjects must either: (i) have relapsed within 6 months after (or progressed during)
                 their last platinum regimen (this may be their primary/ adjuvant regimen); or (ii)
                 have progressed after 2 or more prior platinum regimens (regardless of duration since
                 most recent platinum regimen); or (iii) can not tolerate platinum therapy due to
                 hypersensitivity or other allergic reactions.
    
              -  In addition to the first platinum-based chemotherapy, Subjects are allowed to have
                 previously received no more than two additional cytotoxic regimens for management of
                 recurrent or persistent disease. "Cytotoxic regimens" include any agent that targets
                 the genetic and/or mitotic apparatus of dividing cells, resulting in dose-limiting
                 toxicity to the bone marrow and/or gastrointestinal mucosa.
    
              -  Resolution of any effects of prior therapy (except alopecia) to NCI CTCAE v4.03 grade
                 ≤2 and to baseline laboratory values as defined in inclusion criteria #14.
    
              -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status: 0 - 2
    
              -  Life expectancy >12 weeks
    
              -  Any hormonal therapy directed at the malignant tumor must be discontinued at least
                 one week prior to registration. Continuation of hormone replacement therapy is
                 permitted.
    
              -  Any prior therapy directed at the malignant tumor, including immunologic agents and
                 chemotherapy, must be discontinued at least four weeks prior to registration (6 weeks
                 for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C).
    
              -  Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined.
    
              -  Normal electrocardiogram (ECG) with corrected QT interval (QTc) ≤470 msec.
    
            Exclusion Criteria:
    
              -  Currently receiving any other investigational agents or having participated in an
                 investigational therapy trial within 30 days.
    
              -  Planned pregnancy, currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
    
              -  Females of childbearing potential who are not using a medically accepted means of
                 contraception (e.g., intrauterine device, oral contraceptive, implant, Depo-Provera®,
                 or barrier devices with spermicide) when engaging in sexual intercourse.
    
              -  History or evidence upon physical examination of central nervous system (CNS)
                 disease, including primary brain tumor, seizures not controlled with standard medical
                 therapy, any brain metastases or history of cerebrovascular accident, transient
                 ischemic attack or subarachnoid hemorrhage within 6 months of registration on this
                 study.
    
              -  Serious pre-existing medical conditions such as severe heart disease or uncontrolled:
                 infections, hypertension, hypercalcemia, diabetes, or psychogenic disorders.
    
              -  Have any other concurrent malignancies, except adequately treated in situ carcinoma
                 of the cervix or basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. (Subjects who
                 have undergone potentially curative therapy for a prior malignancy are eligible
                 provided there is no evidence of disease for ≥ 5 years and patient is deemed to be at
                 low risk for recurrence.)
    
              -  Any other significant medical condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator,
                 would significantly decrease study compliance, jeopardizes the safety of the patient,
                 or affects the validity of the trial results.
          
    Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
    Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
    Eligible Gender:Female
    Healthy Volunteers:No

    Primary Outcome Measures

    Measure:Number of Subjects with Treatment Related Adverse Events by CTCAE v4.03
    Time Frame:90 days
    Safety Issue:
    Description:The Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE), version 4.03, graded toxicity scale will be utilized to assess local and systemic toxicity. Dose Limiting Toxicity is defined as any grade 3 or higher toxicity or any grade 2 hypersensitivity reaction or neurologic toxicity.

    Details

    Phase:Phase 1
    Primary Purpose:Interventional
    Overall Status:Recruiting
    Lead Sponsor:Oncolix, Inc.

    Last Updated

    April 3, 2017