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Study of Cirmtuzumab and Paclitaxel for Metastatic or Locally Advanced, Unresectable Breast Cancer

NCT02776917

Description:

This is a pilot phase 1b study to investigate the safety and side effects of combining the ROR1-targeting monoclonal antibody, cirmtuzumab, with paclitaxel for patients with HER2 negative, metastatic breast cancer. Cirmtuzumab is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. This drug is designed to attach to a protein called receptor-tyrosine-kinase like orphan receptor 1 (ROR1) on the surface of breast cancer cells. Cirmtuzumab blocks the growth and survival of the breast cancer cells in laboratory tests. ROR1 is rarely expressed on healthy cells. Cirmtuzumab is considered experimental and is not approved by United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Related Conditions:
  • Breast Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Study of Cirmtuzumab and Paclitaxel for Metastatic or Locally Advanced, Unresectable Breast Cancer
  • Official Title: A Phase 1b Pilot Clinical Trial of Cirmtuzumab, an Anti-ROR1 Monoclonal Antibody, in Combination With Paclitaxel for the Treatment of Patients With Metastatic, or Locally Advanced, Unresectable Breast Cancer

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: 160178
  • NCT ID: NCT02776917

Conditions

  • Breast Neoplasms

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
Cirmtuzumab + PaclitaxelUC-961, TaxolCirmtuzumab + Paclitaxel

Purpose

This is a pilot phase 1b study to investigate the safety and side effects of combining the ROR1-targeting monoclonal antibody, cirmtuzumab, with paclitaxel for patients with HER2 negative, metastatic breast cancer. Cirmtuzumab is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. This drug is designed to attach to a protein called receptor-tyrosine-kinase like orphan receptor 1 (ROR1) on the surface of breast cancer cells. Cirmtuzumab blocks the growth and survival of the breast cancer cells in laboratory tests. ROR1 is rarely expressed on healthy cells. Cirmtuzumab is considered experimental and is not approved by United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Detailed Description

      -  This is a phase 1b, open-label, non-randomized, fixed dose study in patients with HER2
           negative metastatic, or locally advanced, unresectable breast cancer.

        -  Cirmtuzumab and paclitaxel will be administered until disease progression or
           unacceptable toxicity. Cirmtuzumab or paclitaxel may be continued alone if the other
           drug is discontinued due to toxicity, as long as the subject is tolerating the drug and
           does not exhibit disease progression.

        -  Blood and tissue samples will be collected at pre-specified times to enable
           pharmacokinetic and correlative studies.

        -  Adverse events (AE) will be monitored throughout the trial. Reporting of AEs will be in
           accordance with CTCAE version 4.03.

        -  Assessment of tumor response will be performed by physical examination and/or by
           radiographic imaging and according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors
           (RECIST) v.1.1.

        -  Patients will be assessed at 28 days following the last dose of cirmtuzumab to assess
           tumor response and at 56 days following the last dose of cirmtuzumab to assess any
           adverse events and to document any concomitant cancer therapy.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Cirmtuzumab + PaclitaxelExperimentalCirmtuzumab 600 mg is administered intravenously on Days 1 and 15 of the first 28-day cycle, then on Day 1 of each subsequent 28-day cycle. Paclitaxel 80 mg/m^2 is administered weekly on Days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of each 28-day cycle.
  • Cirmtuzumab + Paclitaxel

Eligibility Criteria

        INCLUSION CRITERIA:

          -  Biopsy-confirmed, metastatic or locally advanced surgically unresectable, HER2
             negative breast cancer. HER2 status should reflect the most recent biopsy results.
             Note: HER2 negative breast cancer is defined according to the American Society of
             Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines 2013 for
             HER2 testing performed in a CLIA-certified laboratory.

          -  ER/PR negative (<10% of cells staining for ER or PR) breast cancer or have ER/PR
             positive (≥10% of cells staining for ER or PR) breast cancer that has exhausted
             standard endocrine therapy and/or in the opinion of the treating oncologist, warrants
             cytotoxic chemotherapy.

          -  Measurable disease as defined by RECIST v1.1. Measurable lesions will be confirmed by
             radiographic imaging (CT or MRI). Patients with bone only disease will be eligible if
             disease is considered measurable and a soft tissue component is present and can be
             biopsied..

          -  There is no limit to prior lines of therapy, but patients must not have received prior
             taxane chemotherapy in the metastatic setting.

          -  ECOG Performance Status ≤ 2.

          -  Adequate organ function as defined below:

               -  Absolute Neutrophil Count ≥ 1.0 x 10^9/L

               -  Platelet count ≥ 100,000 /μL

               -  Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL

               -  Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal

               -  AST and ALT ≤ 3 x upper limit of normal

               -  Serum creatinine ≤ 2 x upper limit of normal OR Creatinine clearance > 40
                  ml/min/1.73 m^2

          -  Women of child-bearing potential and male subjects who are sexually active with a
             woman of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or
             barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of
             study participation, and for at least 6 months following last infusion of cirmtuzumab.
             Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this
             study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.

          -  Existing neuropathy must be no greater than Grade 1.

          -  No concurrent antibody therapy can be planned with the exception of denosumab for use
             in bone metastasis.

          -  CNS metastases are allowed as long as the metastases are asymptomatic, have been
             treated with radiation, and have been stable for > 6 weeks off steroids.

        EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

          -  Patient is currently receiving chemotherapy or has received another chemotherapy
             within 5 half-lives, radiotherapy or immunotherapy within 2 weeks prior to study
             treatment initiation.

          -  Patient has known, untreated and/or symptomatic central nervous system (CNS)
             metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.

          -  Patient had disease that was refractory to paclitaxel in the neoadjuvant setting
             and/or developed metastatic breast cancer within 6 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant
             taxane chemotherapy.

          -  Patient has had major surgery within 3 weeks prior to enrollment.

          -  Patient has severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease(s) (i.e., myocardial infarction
             within 6 months of study, CKD stage IV or above, severe chronic pulmonary disease or
             active infection).

          -  The patient has known acute or chronic hepatitis B or C.

          -  The patient has a history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar
             chemical or biologic composition to paclitaxel.

          -  The patient has a history of another malignancy within 2 years prior to study entry,
             except curatively treated non-melanotic skin cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ or
             stage I colon cancer.

          -  Patient has a history of non-compliance or other medical illness that would preclude
             compliance with study procedures.

          -  Patient has a known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

          -  Patient has severe cardiac insufficiency (NYHA III or IV) with uncontrolled and/or
             unstable cardiac or coronary artery disease

          -  Patient is pregnant or nursing. There is a potential for congenital abnormalities and
             for this regimen to harm nursing infants.
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:The rate of dose-limiting toxicities during the first 4 weeks of treatment
Time Frame:Within 4 weeks of starting study treatment
Safety Issue:
Description:The proportion of clinically significant adverse events per CTCAE Version 4.03 at least possibly related to cirmtuzumab or the combination of cirmtuzumab and paclitaxel during the first four weeks of investigational treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Safety and tolerability of the combination therapy since the start of any study treatment.
Time Frame:12 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Treatment-emergent adverse events beginning from the start of study treatment to six months after study treatment completion.
Measure:Objective tumor response rate
Time Frame:9 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The proportion of patients with complete and partial tumor responses as assessed by RECIST v1.1
Measure:Best tumor response rate
Time Frame:9 months
Safety Issue:
Description:The proportion of patients that achieve a response of stable disease or better as assessed by RECIST v1.1
Measure:Time to progression
Time Frame:2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:The duration of response measured from the time of initial response until documented tumor progression.
Measure:Measurement of ROR1 expression levels and cancer stem cell populations
Time Frame:12 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Immunohistochemistry measurement of ROR1 expression levels and other cancer stem cell markers (ALDH, CD133) from primary pre-treatment and post-treatment tumor specimens.

Details

Phase:Phase 1
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:Barbara Parker, MD

Trial Keywords

  • metastatic breast cancer
  • locally advanced, unresectable breast cancer
  • HER2/NEU negative

Last Updated

July 3, 2020