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Ceritinib Plus Docetaxel in ALK-Negative, EGFR WT Advanced NSCLC

NCT03611738

Description:

The main purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and bad) ceritinib (Zykadia®) used in combination with docetaxel (Taxotere®) will have on participants and their cancer. The results will help to determine the best safe dose of the combination of the medications Ceritinib (Zykadia®) and docetaxel (Taxotere®) and to find out if this combination of drugs will help people that have this type of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Related Conditions:
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Ceritinib Plus Docetaxel in ALK-Negative, EGFR WT Advanced NSCLC
  • Official Title: Phase I Study of Ceritinib Plus Docetaxel in ALK-Negative, EGFR WT Advanced NSCLC

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: MCC-19656
  • NCT ID: NCT03611738

Conditions

  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIB
  • Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  • EGFR Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
CeritinibZykadia®, tyrosine kinase inhibitorPhase I Dose Escalation
DocetaxelTaxotere®, intravenous microtubule inhibitorPhase I Dose Escalation

Purpose

The main purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and bad) ceritinib (Zykadia®) used in combination with docetaxel (Taxotere®) will have on participants and their cancer. The results will help to determine the best safe dose of the combination of the medications Ceritinib (Zykadia®) and docetaxel (Taxotere®) and to find out if this combination of drugs will help people that have this type of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Detailed Description

      In this phase I/IB clinical trial, participants with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who
      have progressed on prior platinum-based chemotherapy (maximum number of prior distinct
      regimens = 2) and are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative/epidermal growth factor
      receptor (EGFR) wild-type (WT) will receive a combination of ceritinib and docetaxel.

      Study rationale is that targeting ALK- and EGFR-negative lung tumors with ceritinib and
      microtubule inhibitors results in synergistic antitumor effects. Therefore, treatment with
      ceritinib and docetaxel is a rational combination.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Phase I Dose EscalationExperimentalThe design will recruit participants in cohorts of three patients each and will not allow for dose-skipping during escalation. A maximum of 18 participants will be enrolled for the phase I dose escalation. Three ceritinib dose levels have been identified for dose escalation (150 mg, 300 mg, and 450 mg), plus docetaxel at 75 mg. A backup dose (ceritinib 150 mg with docetaxel at 60 mg) is also prepared in case the three dose levels are too toxic. Therefore, four potential dose levels will be used for determination of maximum tolerated dose (MTD). The first cohort will start at dose level 1 (ceritinib 150 mg with docetaxel at 75 mg). Level -1 Backup Cohort: 150 mg ceritinib; 60 mg/m^2 docetaxel Level 1 Starting Cohort: 150 mg ceritinib; 75 mg/m^2 docetaxel Level 2 Cohort: 300 mg ceritinib; 75 mg/m^2 docetaxel Level 3 Cohort: 450 mg ceritinib; 75 mg/m^2 docetaxel
  • Ceritinib
  • Docetaxel
Phase Ib Dose ExpansionExperimentalTreatment at recommended dose. Investigators plan to have 30 patients for the expansion cohort. This will include participants from the dose escalation portion receiving the recommended dose.
  • Ceritinib
  • Docetaxel

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Ability to understand and provide informed consent.

          -  Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled study visits and procedures.

          -  Adult men or women age ≥ 18 years.

          -  Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of advanced/metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
             (NSCLC), stage IIIB/IV.

          -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.

          -  1 or 2 (no more than two) prior regimens for stage IIIB/IV disease, with at least one
             containing a platinum-based agent. One prior PD-1 or PD-L1 antibody-based regimen is
             allowable and counts as a prior regimen. Prior therapy with a taxane is allowed.

          -  Participants enrolled on the phase 1b expansion portion of the trial must be willing
             and able to provide tissue from a newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor
             lesion. Newly-obtained is defined as a specimen obtained up to 3 months prior to
             initiation of treatment on Day 1, and must be obtained after most recent tumor
             progression. Participants for whom newly-obtained samples cannot be provided (e.g.,
             inaccessible or participant safety concern) may submit an archived specimen only upon
             agreement from the Sponsor.

          -  Prior radiation is allowed if patients have recovered from side effects.

          -  Potential participants with a prior history of brain metastases are eligible,
             provided:

               -  The brain metastases have been treated

               -  The patient is asymptomatic from the brain metastases

               -  Corticosteroids prescribed for the management of brain metastases have been
                  discontinued at least 7 days before registration to study

               -  The brain metastases are stable on pre-registration imaging

               -  There is no evidence of leptomeningeal disease

          -  Measurable metastatic disease according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid
             Tumors (RECIST) v1.1.

          -  Life expectancy > 3 months.

          -  Must have adequate organ and marrow function.

          -  Must have adequate laboratory values.

          -  Participants of child bearing potential must not be pregnant and must use established
             contraceptive strategies as outlined in the study protocol.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Rearrangements in ALK.

          -  Activating mutations in EGFR.

          -  Potential participants with active malignancies other than NSCLC, or prior curatively
             treated malignancy at high risk of relapse during the study period with the exception
             of localized squamous or basal cell skin cancers.

          -  Pregnant or breast feeding.

          -  Known hypersensitivity to ceritinib, docetaxel, or any of their excipients.

          -  Serious uncontrolled medical disorder, psychiatric condition or laboratory
             abnormalities that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the risk
             associated with study participation or may interfere with the interpretation of study
             results.

          -  Has had major surgery (e.g., intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal or intra-pelvic) within 4
             weeks prior to starting study treatment or has not recovered from side effects of such
             procedure. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and mediastinoscopy are exceptions
             and patients can receive study treatment ≥1 week after these procedures.

          -  A history of clinically significant noninfectious interstitial pneumonitis (i.e.,
             limiting activities of daily living or requiring therapeutic intervention), including
             clinically significant radiation pneumonitis.

          -  Residual toxicity from prior anticancer therapy of grade 3 or greater (CTCAE v5.0),
             with the exception of alopecia

          -  Concurrent use of other anticancer approved or investigational agents.

          -  In taxane pretreated patents, any history of dose-limiting toxicity with prior taxane
             therapy.

          -  A clinically significant, uncontrolled heart disease and/or recent cardiac event
             (within 6 months).

          -  Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, defined as fasting plasma glucose > 200 mg/dL.

          -  Impaired gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may alter absorption of
             ceritinib, or inability to swallow capsules

          -  Receiving medications that meet one of the following criteria and that cannot be
             discontinued at least 1 week prior to the start of treatment with ceritinib and for
             the duration of participation:

               -  Medication with a known risk of prolonging QT interval or inducing Torsades de
                  Pointes

               -  Strong inhibitors or strong inducers of CYP3A4/5 (see Appendix A for list)

               -  Medications with a low therapeutic index that are primarily metabolized by
                  CYP3A4/5, and/or CYP2C9

               -  Therapeutic doses of warfarin sodium (Coumadin) or any other coumadin-derived
                  anti-coagulant. Anticoagulants not derived from warfarin are allowed (e.g.,
                  dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban)

               -  enzyme-inducing anticonvulsive agents
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Phase I: Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD)
Time Frame:Up to 6 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Maximum tolerated dose corresponding to a risk of dose limiting toxicity (DLT) occurring in 30% of patients.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Progression-free Survival (PFS)
Time Frame:Up to 30 months
Safety Issue:
Description:PFS: Defined as the time from study entry to disease progression, relapse or death due to any cause, whichever is earlier, will be summarized with the Kaplan-Meier curve. Progressive Disease (PD): At least a 20% increase in the sum of the diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum on study (this includes the baseline sum if that is the smallest on study). In addition to the relative increase of 20%, the sum must also demonstrate an absolute increase of at least 5 mm (0.5 cm). (Note: the appearance of one or more new lesions is also considered progression). Stable Disease (SD): Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for PR nor sufficient increase to qualify for PD, taking as reference the smallest sum diameters while on study.
Measure:Overall Survival (OS)
Time Frame:Up to 30 months
Safety Issue:
Description:OS: Defined as the time from study entry to death due to any cause, will be summarized with the Kaplan-Meier curve.

Details

Phase:Phase 1
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Not yet recruiting
Lead Sponsor:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Trial Keywords

  • Advanced NSCLC
  • Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  • anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)
  • ALK-negative
  • epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)
  • wild-type (WT)

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