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Fulvestrant Plus Abemaciclib in Women With Advanced Low Grade Serous Carcinoma

NCT03531645

Description:

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if fulvestrant and abemaciclib can help to control low-grade serous ovarian cancer. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied. This is an investigational study. Fulvestrant and abemaciclib are both FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of several types of cancer. Their use in patients with low-grade serous ovarian cancer is investigational. The study doctor can explain how the study drugs are designed to work. Up to 15 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.

Related Conditions:
  • Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
  • Low Grade Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma
  • Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

Document

Title

  • Brief Title: Fulvestrant Plus Abemaciclib in Women With Advanced Low Grade Serous Carcinoma
  • Official Title: A Pilot Phase II Study of Neoadjuvant Fulvestrant Plus Abemaciclib in Women With Advanced Low Grade Serous Carcinoma

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: 2017-0405
  • SECONDARY ID: NCI-2018-00941
  • NCT ID: NCT03531645

Conditions

  • Malignant Neoplasms of Female Genital Organs

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
FulvestrantFaslodexFulvestrant + Abemaciclib
AbemaciclibFulvestrant + Abemaciclib

Purpose

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if fulvestrant and abemaciclib can help to control low-grade serous ovarian cancer. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied. This is an investigational study. Fulvestrant and abemaciclib are both FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of several types of cancer. Their use in patients with low-grade serous ovarian cancer is investigational. The study doctor can explain how the study drugs are designed to work. Up to 15 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.

Detailed Description

      Study Drug Administration

      Every study cycle will be 28 days. You will receive treatment in 2 periods: Neoadjuvant
      Treatment (before surgery) and Adjuvant Treatment (after surgery).

      If you are premenopausal or perimenopausal, you will receive goserelin as an injection under
      the skin every 12 weeks. The study doctor will tell you if you will have these injections.

      Neoadjuvant Treatment (Cycles 1-4) There are 4 cycles in the neoadjuvant treatment period. On
      Days 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 and Day 1 of Cycles 2-4, you will receive fulvestrant as an
      injection in your buttocks. On Days 1- 28 of each cycle, you will take abemaciclib tablets 2
      times every day by mouth at about the same time each day, preferably with food.

      Abemaciclib should be swallowed whole; not chewed. If a tablet is broken, cracked, or
      otherwise not whole, do not take it.

      Surgery After 4 cycles of neoadjuvant treatment, you will have your scheduled surgery as part
      of your standard care. You will sign a separate consent for this surgery describing the
      procedure and its risks in more detail.

      Adjuvant Treatment (Cycles 5 and beyond) After you have recovered from surgery (about 3-6
      weeks later), you will begin receiving fulvestrant and abemaciclib. On Day 1 of each cycle,
      you will receive fulvestrant as an injection in your buttocks. On Days 1- 28 of each cycle,
      you will take abemaciclib tablets 2 times every day by mouth.

      You will be given standard drugs to help decrease the risk of side effects. You may ask the
      study staff for information about how the drugs are given and their risks.

      Length of Study You will receive the study drug(s) for as long as the study doctor thinks it
      is in your best interest. You will no longer be able to take the study drugs if the disease
      gets worse, if intolerable side effects occur, or if you are unable to follow study
      directions.

      Your participation in this study will be over after the 30-day follow-up phone call
      (described below).

      Study Visits

      On Day 1 of each cycle:

      You will have a physical exam. If the study doctor thinks it is needed, you will also have a
      pelvic exam.

      Blood (about 4 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine, tumor marker, and biomarker tests.

      Urine will be collected for routine tests. If you can become pregnant, part of this blood
      sample will be used for a pregnancy test.

      On Day 15 of Cycle 1, you will have a physical exam.

      On Day 1 of odd-numbered cycles after Cycle 1 (Cycles 3, 5, 7, and so on), you will have an
      MRI or CT scan.

      At your visit before the surgery, you will have a CT scan or MRI to check the status of the
      disease.

      During surgery, some of the tissue removed will be used to compare to tissue collected from
      you before you received chemotherapy so researchers can learn if the study drugs had any
      affect on the disease. This sample will be stored at MD Anderson for an unlimited amount of
      time for testing related to this study.

      End-of-Treatment Visit

      After the last dose of study drug(s):

      You will have a physical exam. Blood (about 1-2 tablespoons) will be drawn for routine, tumor
      marker, and biomarker tests.

      You will have an MRI or CT scan to check the status of the disease.

      Follow-Up About 30 days after the last dose of study drugs, the study staff will call you and
      ask how you are doing. This call should last about 5 minutes.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Fulvestrant + AbemaciclibExperimental
  • Fulvestrant
  • Abemaciclib

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          1. Patients with clinical or surgical stage III or IV low-grade serous ovarian, primary
             peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinomas who in the judgement of the treating
             physician are unlikely to achieve optimal surgical cytoreduction and have been
             recommended to receive neoadjuvant therapy.

          2. Histological diagnosis must be based on surgical or core biopsy not just fine needle
             aspiration. Biopsies performed at other institutions must undergo pathology review and
             confirmation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

          3. Tissue from an archival tissue sample or fresh tissue obtained from a core or
             excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion.

          4. Willingness to provide pre- and post-treatment tissue for translational studies.
             Pre-treatment fresh frozen tissue must be available for research purposes. This tissue
             can be collected from preoperative laparoscopy, other diagnostic biopsy, or a
             research-specific biopsy.

          5. Signed informed consent on protocol LAB02-188.

          6. Tissue from an archival tissue sample or fresh tissue obtained from a core or
             excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion.

          7. Patients whose clinical biopsies are found to be insufficient for the planned
             translational studies must be willing to undergo a research biopsy.

          8. Patients must have measurable disease by RECIST v1.1. a. Measurable disease is defined
             at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest
             dimension to be recorded). Each target lesion must be >20 mm when measured by
             conventional techniques, including palpation, plain x-ray, CT, and MRI, or >10 mm when
             measured by spiral CT.

          9. Women 18 years of age or older.

         10. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0-1.

         11. Abnormal organ function is permitted. However, patients must have: a. absolute
             neutrophil count >/= 1500/mL b. platelets >/= 100,000/mL c. hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dL d.
             estimated creatinine clearance >/= 60 ml/min as calculated using the method standard
             for the institution e. total serum bilirubin </= 1.5 X ULN f. aspartate
             aminotransferase (AST/SGOT) and/or alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT) </= 3 X ULN
             (</= 5 X ULN in patients with bone or liver metastases)

         12. Resolution of all acute toxic effects of prior therapy or surgical procedures to
             National Cancer Institute (NCI) CTCAE 4.03 Grade </= 1

         13. Women of child-bearing potential (intact uterus) MUST have a negative serum or urine
             human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test within 72 hours prior to receiving the first
             dose of study medication. Patients of childbearing potential are those who have not
             been surgically sterilized or have not been free from menses for > 1 year. If the
             urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will
             be required.

         14. Female patients of childbearing potential should be willing to use 2 methods of birth
             control or be surgically sterile, or abstain from heterosexual activity for the course
             of the study through 120 days after the last dose of study medication (Reference
             Section 7.7). Patients of childbearing potential are those who have not been
             surgically sterilized or have not been free from menses for > 1 year. Should a woman
             become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she
             should inform her treating physician immediately

         15. Pre/perimenopausal women must be amenable to be treated with goserelin. All patients
             will be rendered post-menopausal secondary to concomitant administration of goserelin.

         16. Ability to understand and willingness to sign informed consent form prior to
             initiation of the study and any study procedures.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          1. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

          2. The patient has serious preexisting medical condition(s) that would preclude
             participation in this study (for example, interstitial lung disease, severe dyspnea at
             rest or requiring oxygen therapy, history of major surgical resection involving the
             stomach or small bowel, or preexisting Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or a
             preexisting chronic condition resulting in baseline Grade 2 or higher diarrhea).

          3. Current use of food or drugs known to be potent CYP3A4 inhibitors, drugs known to be
             potent CYP3A4 inducers (for examples, see the Prohibited Concomitant Medications
             section), and drugs that are known to prolong the QT interval (see Prohibited
             Concomitant Medications in section 7.6.2).

          4. Diagnosis of another malignancy within 3 years, except for adequately treated basal
             cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.

          5. Previous chemotherapy or hormonal therapy for treatment of ovarian cancer.

          6. Known Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

          7. Inability or unwillingness to swallow pills.

          8. Active infection requiring intravenous (IV) antibiotics or other uncontrolled
             intercurrent illness requiring hospitalization.

          9. Inability to comply with the study and follow-up procedures.

         10. History of any of the following: syncope of cardiovascular etiology, ventricular
             arrhythmia of pathological origin (including, but not limited to, ventricular
             tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation), sudden cardiac arrest.

         11. Prior hematopoietic stem cell or bone marrow transplantation.

         12. Known abnormalities in coagulation such as bleeding diathesis, or treatment with
             anticoagulants precluding intramuscular injections of fulvestrant or goserelin (if
             applicable).

         13. Known or possible hypersensitivity to fulvestrant, or abemaciclib or any of their
             excipients.

         14. Pre/perimenopausal women with a known hypersensitivity to gnRH (gonadotropin-releasing
             hormone) agonists.
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:Female
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Clinical Benefit Rate (CBR)
Time Frame:112 days
Safety Issue:
Description:Clinical benefit rate determined by partial response (PR), complete response (CR), and stable disease (SD) associated with 4 cycles of neoadjuvant abemaciclib plus fulvestrant in patients with Low Grade Serous Carcinoma (LGSC). CBR assessed using RECIST 1.1.

Details

Phase:Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Trial Keywords

  • Malignant neoplasms of female genital organs
  • Advanced low grade serous ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinomas
  • Fulvestrant
  • Faslodex
  • Abemaciclib
  • PD-0332991
  • Ibrance

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