This is a two center, 2 arm, Phase II study evaluating the combination of Ribociclib and
Everolimus in patients with advanced DDL and LMS who have had at least 1 prior systemic
therapy. Patients will be enrolled by sarcoma histology into DDL (Arm A) and LMS (Arm B). The
purpose of this study is to determine the anti-tumor activity of this doublet therapy in
these patient cohorts. Ribociclib will be administered orally at 300 mg/day 3 weeks on/1 week
off. Everolimus will be administered 2.5 mg orally on a continuous 28 day cycle. Clinical and
laboratory assessments will be made on day 1, d15 of cycle 1 and 2, and day 1 of each
subsequent cycle. Tumor response will be assessed by RECIST 1.1 at (CT or MRI) at week 8, 16,
24 and every 12 weeks thereafter. Study drug administration will continue until disease
progression, unacceptable toxicity or withdrawal of consent. Patients will be followed until
death or are lost to follow-up for analysis of secondary endpoints.
There will be a 1 step registration process for dedifferentiated liposarcoma patients while
patients with leiomyosarcoma will require a 2 step registration process. For step 1 of
registration, patients must meet all the eligibility criteria necessary for step 1. For step
2 registration, patients must meet the inclusion criteria necessary for step 2 to be enrolled
into the study.
Inclusion Criteria Step 1:
- Male or female patients 18 years or older.
- Patients must have locally advanced, metastatic or refractory leiomyosarcoma or
- A) Patients enrolled into the dedifferentiated cohort do not require prior systemic
therapy (may be naive to systemic therapy). B) Leiomyosarcoma patients must have had
at least 1 prior systemic therapy (does not include adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapy in a
curative setting). There is no limits on prior number of therapies for either cohort.
- Measurable disease per RECIST 1.1
- Radiological or objective evidence of recurrence or progression on or after the last
systemic therapy prior to enrollment.
- Time since the last prior therapy to treat underlying malignancy to start of drug:
- Cytotoxic chemotherapy: greater than the duration of the most recent cycle of the
previous regimen (with a minimum of two weeks for all)
- Biologic therapy (e.g., antibodies): ≥ four weeks
- ≥ 5 x t1/2 of a small molecule therapeutic, not otherwise defined above, with a
minimum of 2 weeks (including aromatase inhibitors and tamoxifen).
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1.
- Patient has signed the Informed Consent (ICF) prior to any screening procedures being
performed and is able to comply with protocol requirements.
- Patient has adequate bone marrow and organ function as defined by the following
laboratory values at screening:
- Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 × 109/L
- Platelets ≥100 × 109/L
- Hemoglobin ≥9.0 g/dL
- Potassium, total calcium (corrected for serum albumin), magnesium, sodium and
phosphorus within normal limits for the institution or corrected to within normal
limits with supplements before first dose of study medication
- INR ≤1.5
- Serum creatinine <1.5 mg/dL or creatinine clearance ≥50 mL/min
- In the absence of liver metastases, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate
aminotransferase (AST) <2.5 x ULN. If the patient has liver metastases, ALT and
AST <5 x ULN
- Total bilirubin < ULN; or total bilirubin ≤3.0 x ULN or direct bilirubin ≤1.5 x
ULN in patients with well-documented Gilbert's Syndrome.
- Fasting plasma glucose <140 mg/dL / 7.7 mmol/L and Glycosylated Hemoglobin
(HbA1c) ≤ 8% (both criteria have to be met)
- Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 300 mg/dl or 7.75 mmol/L and fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 ×
ULN. In case one or both of these thresholds are exceeded, the patient can only be
included after initiation of statin therapy and when the above mentioned values have
- Must be able to swallow ribociclib and everolimus capsules/tablets.
Exclusion Criteria Step 1:
- Patient has a known hypersensitivity to any of the excipients of Ribociclib or
- Previous treatment with CDK4/6 inhibitors or mTOR inhibitors.
- Patient has a concurrent malignancy or malignancy within 3 years prior to starting
study drug, with the exception of adequately treated, basal or squamous cell
carcinoma, non-melanomatous skin cancer or curatively resected cervical cancer.
- Patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement unless they meet ALL of the
- At least 4 weeks from prior therapy completion (including radiation and/or
surgery) to starting the study treatment
- Clinically stable CNS tumor at the time of screening and not receiving steroids
and/or enzyme- inducing anti-epileptic medications for brain metastases.
- Patient has impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may
significantly alter the absorption of the study drugs (e.g., ulcerative diseases,
uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel
- Patient has a known history of HIV infection (testing not mandatory).
- Patient has any other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition that
would, in the investigator's judgment, cause unacceptable safety risks, contraindicate
patient participation in the clinical study or compromise compliance with the protocol
(e.g. chronic pancreatitis, chronic active hepatitis, active untreated or uncontrolled
fungal, bacterial or viral infections, etc.).
- Clinically significant, uncontrolled heart disease and/or cardiac repolarization
abnormality, including any of the following:
- History of angina pectoris, symptomatic pericarditis, coronary artery bypass
graft (CABG) or myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study entry.
- Documented cardiomyopathy
- Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) <50% as determined by Multiple Gated
acquisition (MUGA) scan or echocardiogram (ECHO) at screening
- History of cardiac failure, significant/symptomatic bradycardia, Long QT
syndrome, family history of idiopathic sudden death or congenital long QT
syndrome or any of the following:
- Known risk to prolong the QT interval or induce Torsade's de Pointes.
- Uncorrected hypomagnesemia or hypokalemia.
- Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) >160 mmHg or <90 mmHg.
- Bradycardia (heart rate <50 at rest), by ECG or pulse.
- On screening, inability to determine the QTcF interval on the ECG (i.e.:
unreadable or not interpretable) or QTcF >450 (based on a mean of 3 ECGs).
- Patient is currently receiving any of the following medications and cannot be
discontinued 7 days prior to starting study drug (see Table 4 for details):
- Known strong inducers or inhibitors of CYP3A4/5, including grapefruit, grapefruit
hybrids, pummelos, star-fruit, and Seville oranges
- That have a narrow therapeutic window and are predominantly metabolized through
- Herbal preparations/medications, dietary supplements. Acceptable supplements
include multivitamins, vitamin D and calcium
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy
- Receipt of a live vaccine within 30 days prior to starting study drug. Examples of
live vaccines are: intranasal influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, oral polio, BCG,
yellow fever, varicella, and TY21a typhoid vaccines.
- Patient is currently receiving or has received systemic corticosteroids ≤2 weeks prior
to starting study drug, or who have not fully recovered from side effects of such
• The following uses of corticosteroids are permitted: single doses, topical
applications (e.g., for rash), inhaled sprays (e.g., for obstructive airways
diseases), eye drops or local injections (e.g., intra-articular)
- Patient is currently receiving warfarin or other coumarin-derived anticoagulant for
treatment, prophylaxis or otherwise. Therapy with heparin, low molecular weight
heparin (LMWH) or fondaparinux is allowed.
- Treatment with an investigational agent within 30 days prior or within 5 half-lives
(whichever is longer) before the first dose of the study drug.
- Patient who has received radiotherapy ≤4 weeks or limited field radiation for
palliation ≤2 weeks prior to starting study drug, and who has not recovered to Grade 1
or better from related side effects of such therapy (exceptions include alopecia)
and/or in whom ≥25% of the bone marrow (Ellis, 1961) was irradiated.
- Patient has had major surgery within 14 days prior to starting study drug or has not
recovered from major side effects (tumor biopsy is not considered as major surgery).
- Patient has not recovered from all toxicities related to prior anticancer therapies to
NCI-CTCAE version 4.03 Grade ≤1 (Exception to this criterion: patients with any Grade
of alopecia are allowed to enter the study).
- Patient with a Child-Pugh score B or C. See Appendix A.
- Patient has a history of non-compliance to medical regimen or inability to grant
- Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a
female after conception and until the termination of gestation, confirmed by a
positive hCG laboratory test.
- Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of
becoming pregnant, unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception
throughout the study and for at least 3 months after completion of treatment. Highly
effective contraception methods include:
- Total abstinence when this is in line with the preferred and usual lifestyle of
the patient. Periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal,
post-ovulation methods) and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of
- Female sterilization (have had surgical bilateral oophorectomy with or without
hysterectomy), total hysterectomy, or tubal ligation at least six weeks before
taking study treatment. In case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive
status of the woman has been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment
- Male sterilization (at least 6 months prior to screening). The vasectomized male
partner should be the sole partner for that patient
- Use of 1 highly effective method of contraception, and 1 additional (barrier)
method, at the same time
Highly effective methods: Intra-uterine devices (IUD), Hormonal (birth control pills/oral
contraceptives, injectable contraceptives, contraceptive patches, or contraceptive
implants) Other effective methods (barrier methods): Latex condom, Diaphragm with
spermicide; Cervical cap; Sponge
- Women are considered post-menopausal and not of child bearing potential if they have
had 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea with an appropriate clinical profile
(e.g. age appropriate, history of vasomotor symptoms) or have had surgical bilateral
oophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy) or tubal ligation at least six weeks ago.
In the case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive status of the woman has
been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment is she considered not of child
- Sexually active males unless they use a condom during intercourse while taking the
drug and for 21 days after stopping treatment and should not father a child in this
period. A condom is required to be used also by vasectomized men in order to prevent
delivery of the drug via seminal fluid.
Inclusion Criteria Step 2 (LMS patients only):
- Patients with leiomyosarcoma must have tumors with intact Rb as documented by protein
expression by IHC for study entry. Patients without sufficient archival tissue for testing
will not be eligible. Please see Section 9.0 for further details on testing and
interpretation of results. In the event that a patient has prior sequencing information
(i.e. through commercial testing) suggestive of intact Rb, the patient may be included into
the study on a case by case basis as determined by the principle investigators. The patient
will still be required to submit tissue for Rb determination by IHC, but will not need to
wait for these results for study entry.