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Testing of the Addition of a New Anti-cancer Drug, Molibresib, to Chemotherapy Treatment (Etoposide and Cisplatin) for Patients With NUT Carcinoma

NCT04116359

Description:

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of molibresib when given together with chemotherapy (etoposide and cisplatin) and how well they work for the treatment of NUT cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Molibresib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the proteins needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Adding molibresib to chemotherapy (etoposide and cisplatin), may work better in treating patients with NUT cancer compared to the usual approach.

Related Conditions:
  • NUT Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Not yet recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1/Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Testing of the Addition of a New Anti-cancer Drug, Molibresib, to Chemotherapy Treatment (Etoposide and Cisplatin) for Patients With NUT Carcinoma
  • Official Title: A Phase 1/2 Study of the Bromodomain Inhibitor Molibresib in Combination With Etoposide/Platinum in Patients With NUT Carcinoma

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: NCI-2019-06676
  • SECONDARY ID: NCI-2019-06676
  • SECONDARY ID: 10295
  • SECONDARY ID: 10295
  • SECONDARY ID: UM1CA186709
  • NCT ID: NCT04116359

Conditions

  • Metastatic NUT Carcinoma
  • Unresectable NUT Carcinoma

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
CisplatinAbiplatin, Blastolem, Briplatin, CDDP, Cis-diammine-dichloroplatinum, Cis-diamminedichloridoplatinum, Cis-diamminedichloro Platinum (II), Cis-diamminedichloroplatinum, Cis-dichloroammine Platinum (II), Cis-platinous Diamine Dichloride, Cis-platinum, Cis-platinum II, Cis-platinum II Diamine Dichloride, Cismaplat, Cisplatina, Cisplatinum, Cisplatyl, Citoplatino, Citosin, Cysplatyna, DDP, Lederplatin, Metaplatin, Neoplatin, Peyrone's Chloride, Peyrone's Salt, Placis, Plastistil, Platamine, Platiblastin, Platiblastin-S, Platinex, Platinol, Platinol- AQ, Platinol-AQ, Platinol-AQ VHA Plus, Platinoxan, Platinum, Platinum Diamminodichloride, Platiran, Platistin, PlatosinPhase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)
EtoposideDemethyl Epipodophyllotoxin Ethylidine Glucoside, EPEG, Lastet, Toposar, Vepesid, VP 16, VP 16-213, VP-16, VP-16-213, VP16Phase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)
Etoposide PhosphateEtopophosPhase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)
MolibresibGSK-525762A, GSK525762, I-BET 762Phase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)
Molibresib BesylateGSK525762CPhase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)

Purpose

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of molibresib when given together with chemotherapy (etoposide and cisplatin) and how well they work for the treatment of NUT cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Molibresib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the proteins needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Adding molibresib to chemotherapy (etoposide and cisplatin), may work better in treating patients with NUT cancer compared to the usual approach.

Detailed Description

      PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

      I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of the
      combination of molibresib besylate (molibresib [GSK525762C]) with etoposide phosphate
      (etoposide) and cisplatin (EP) in patients with NUT carcinoma (NC). (Phase I) II. Evaluate
      the overall objective response rate (ORR) of the triplet combination in participants
      utilizing Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1 criteria. (Phase
      II)

      SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

      I. Evaluate the preliminary progression-free survival (PFS) rate, ORR, duration of response
      (DoR), and overall survival (OS) rate of the triplet combination in participants utilizing
      RECIST version 1.1 criteria. (Phase I) II. Determine the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of the
      triplet combination. (Phase I) III. Determine the PFS, DoR, and OS rates of the triplet in
      participants with NC using RECIST version 1.1 criteria. (Phase II) IV. Confirm the safety and
      tolerability of the regimen in this patient population. (Phase II) V. Evaluate the
      preliminary PFS rate, ORR, DoR, and the OS rate of GSK525762C monotherapy in a small
      exploratory cohort of patients with non-thoracic origin, non-BRD4-NUT NC. (Phase II) VI. To
      observe and record anti-tumor activity. (Phase 1, phase 2, and non-thoracic, non-BRD4
      exploratory cohort) VII. Explore potential biomarker indicators of response and resistance in
      tumor tissue samples. (Phase 1, phase 2, and non-thoracic, non-BRD4 exploratory cohort)

      VIII. To perform molecular profiling assays on malignant and normal tissues, including, but
      not limited to, whole exome sequencing (WES) and messenger ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing
      (RNAseq), in order to:

      VIIIa. Identify potential predictive and prognostic biomarkers beyond any genomic alteration
      by which treatment may be assigned. (Phase 1, phase 2, and non-thoracic, non-BRD4 exploratory
      cohort) VIIIb. Identify resistance mechanisms using genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)- and
      RNA-based assessment platforms. (Phase 1, phase 2, and non-thoracic, non-BRD4 exploratory
      cohort) IX. To contribute genetic analysis data from de-identified biospecimens to Genomic
      Data Commons (GDC), a well annotated cancer molecular and clinical data repository, for
      current and future research. (Phase 1, phase 2, and non-thoracic, non-BRD4 exploratory
      cohort) X. To bank formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, blood (for cell-free DNA
      analysis), and nucleic acids obtained from patients at the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical
      Trials Network (ETCTN) Biorepository at Nationwide Children's Hospital. (Phase 1, phase 2,
      and non-thoracic, non-BRD4 exploratory cohort)

      OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of molibresib besylate followed by a phase
      II study. Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 cohorts.

      PHASE I AND II COHORT: Patients receive molibresib besylate orally (PO) once daily (QD) on
      days 1-14 (may switch to days 1-21 after completion of etoposide and cisplatin cycles).
      Patients also receive etoposide phosphate intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes on days 1-3 and
      cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-4. Treatments repeat every 21 days in the
      absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of cycle 4,
      patients may receive etoposide phosphate and cisplatin for up to 8 cycles total in the
      absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity at the investigator's discretion.

      Non-BRD4 EXPLORATORY COHORT: Patients receive molibresib besylate PO QD on days 1-21. Cycles
      repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients
      who experience disease progression may receive molibresib besylate, etoposide phosphate and
      cisplatin as in Phase I and II Cohort at the discretion of the principal investigator.

      After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 30 days and then every 4
      weeks for up to 2 years.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Non-BRD4 exploratory cohort (molibresib, cisplatin, etoposide)ExperimentalPatients receive molibresib besylate PO QD on days 1-21. Cycles repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who experience disease progression may receive molibresib besylate, etoposide phosphate and cisplatin as in Phase I and II Cohort at the discretion of the principal investigator.
  • Cisplatin
  • Etoposide
  • Etoposide Phosphate
  • Molibresib
  • Molibresib Besylate
Phase I and II cohort (molibresib, etoposide, cisplatin)ExperimentalPatients receive molibresib besylate PO QD on days 1-14 (may switch to days 1-21 after completion of etoposide and cisplatin cycles). Patients also receive etoposide phosphate IV over 60 minutes on days 1-3 and cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-4. Treatments repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of cycle 4, patients may receive etoposide phosphate and cisplatin for up to 8 cycles total in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity at the investigator's discretion.
  • Cisplatin
  • Etoposide
  • Etoposide Phosphate
  • Molibresib
  • Molibresib Besylate

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  PHASE 1, PHASE 2, AND NON-THORACIC, NON-BRD4 EXPLORATORY COHORT

          -  Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed NUT carcinoma (NC) based
             on at least one of the following criteria:

               -  Ectopic expression of NUT protein (> 50% tumor nuclei) as determined by
                  immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing performed in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement
                  Act (CLIA) certified laboratory

               -  Detection of the NUT gene translocation as determined by fluorescence in situ
                  hybridization (FISH) performed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Center
                  for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD)

          -  Participants must have disease that is metastatic, unresectable, or for which a
             surgical approach would not likely confer a survival benefit or would be otherwise
             contraindicated in the opinion of the treating investigator. Participants who have
             already undergone surgical resection are eligible

          -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of =< 2 (Karnofsky >=
             60%) for patients >= 16 years of age, Lansky >= 50% if < 16 years of age

          -  Participants must have measurable disease per RECIST version 1.1 criteria.
             Participants enrolling to the phase 1 or non-BRD4 exploratory cohort without
             measurable disease per the RECIST definition may be allowed to enroll with permission
             from the overall principal investigator if their disease is otherwise evaluable (e.g.
             bone metastases, malignant pleural effusions, malignant ascites

          -  Ability to swallow and retain oral medications

          -  Absolute neutrophil count >= 1.5 x 10^9/L

          -  Platelets >= 100 x 10^9/L

          -  Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL

          -  Albumin >= 2.5 g/dL

          -  Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) for age

          -  Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)(serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
             [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT)(serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT])
             =< 2.5 x institutional ULN for age OR

          -  Calculated creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min (via the using CKD-epi equation)

          -  Prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) =< 1.5 x ULN

          -  Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) =< 1.5 x ULN

          -  Left ventricular ejection fraction >= lower limit of normal (LLN)

          -  Troponin T =< ULN

          -  Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients on effective anti-retroviral
             therapy with undetectable viral load within 3 months are eligible for this trial as
             long as their anti-retroviral therapy does not have the potential for drug-drug
             interactions as judged by the treating investigator

          -  For patients with evidence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the HBV viral
             load must be undetectable on suppressive therapy, if indicated

          -  Patients with a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection must have been treated
             and cured. For patients with HCV infection who are currently on treatment, they are
             eligible if they have an undetectable HCV viral load. Hepatitis C (hepC antibody)
             testing is required. Hepatitis C RNA is optional; however, a confirmatory negative
             hepatitis C RNA test must be obtained to be able to enroll participants with positive
             hepatitis C antibody due to prior resolved disease

          -  Patients with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment does
             not have the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the
             investigational regimen are eligible for treatment in the phase 1 portion, but not in
             the phase 2 or non-BRD4 exploratory cohort

          -  The effects of GSK525762C on the developing human fetus are unknown. For this reason
             and because the chemotherapeutic agents used in this trial are known to be
             teratogenic, women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate
             contraception (barrier method of birth control; abstinence) from the time of the
             screening, for the duration of study participation, and for 7 months after the
             completion of GSK525762C administration. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she
             is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform
             her treating physician immediately. Men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also
             agree to use adequate contraception prior to the study, for the duration of study
             participation, and 4 months after completion of GSK525762C administration.

               -  For female subjects of child-bearing potential receiving GSK525762C, all hormonal
                  means of birth control such as oral, injectable, dermal, subdermal or topical
                  contraceptives are NOT acceptable forms of birth control given that their
                  efficacy has not been evaluated when given in combination with the
                  investigational drugs. "Adequate contraception" is defined as the following:

                    -  Contraceptive Methods with a Failure Rate of =< 1%. Defined as:

                         -  Intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS) that meets the <
                            1% failure rate as stated in the product label

                    -  Note: Hormonal IUDs may only be used if the following criteria are met:

                         -  Male condoms are required AND

                         -  Subjects are informed of the potential for reduced systemic hormone
                            levels from the IUD when taking GSK525762C

                         -  Male partner sterilization (vasectomy with documentation of
                            azoospermia) prior to the female subject's entry into the study, and
                            this male is the sole partner for that subject. For this definition,
                            "documented" refers to the outcome of the investigator's/designee's
                            medical examination of the subject or review of the subject's medical
                            history for study eligibility, as obtained via a verbal interview with
                            the subject or from the subject's medical records.

               -  Male subjects with female partners of child-bearing potential must use one of the
                  following contraceptive methods:

                    -  Vasectomy with documentation of azoospermia OR

                    -  Condom use PLUS partner use of a highly effective contraceptive (=< 1% rate
                       of failure per year) such as intrauterine device or system, or hormonal
                       birth control such as contraceptive subdermal implant, combined estrogen and
                       progestogen oral contraceptive, injectable progestogen, contraceptive
                       vaginal ring, or percutaneous contraceptive patches

          -  Male subjects should not donate sperm while on study and for 16 weeks after the last
             dose of study medication. Male subjects whose partners are or become pregnant must
             continue to use condoms for 16 weeks after the last dose of study medication

          -  Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document
             (or parent or legally authorized representative, if minor)

          -  Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days of
             starting treatment

          -  Participants who have not had cytotoxic chemotherapy, oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor
             (TKI) or small molecule therapy, or immunotherapy within 2 weeks prior to the first
             dose of study medication or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter. There is no required
             washout for previous EP therapy. There is no required washout for previous GSK525762C
             therapy for patients enrolling to the dose escalation or phase 2 portion of the study

          -  Participants who have received prior radiation therapy can be enrolled at least 1 week
             after completing radiation

          -  Participants who have had major surgery can be enrolled at least 3 weeks after the
             surgery

          -  Any therapy-related toxicities must have resolved to =< grade 1 or baseline as per the
             judgement of the treating investigator (with the exception of alopecia, peripheral
             neuropathy, or rash that will be permitted at =< grade 2). Other grade 2 toxicities
             attributed to prior treatment may be permitted with agreement from the overall
             principal investigator if they are toxicities not commonly attributed to GSK525762C.
             Toxicities attributed to current EP therapy are excluded from this requirement for
             participants enrolling to the dose escalation or phase 2 portion of the study, as long
             as the participant meets all other eligibility criteria

          -  NON-THORACIC,NON-BRD4 EXPLORATORY COHORT

          -  Participants must lack BRD4-NUT rearrangement as identified via FISH testing performed
             at the BWH CAMD

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  PHASE 1, PHASE 2, AND NON-THORACIC,NON-BRD4 EXPLORATORY COHORT.

          -  Participants with known untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Patients
             with a history of CNS metastases are eligible, provided they meet the following
             criteria:

               -  Disease outside the CNS is present

               -  Recovery from acute toxicity associated with the treatment to =< Common
                  Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade 1 or baseline (with the
                  exception of alopecia), with no requirement for escalating doses of
                  corticosteroids over the past 7 days

               -  Subjects currently taking enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants (EIAC) must be
                  transitioned to non-enzyme inducing anticonvulsants at least 14 days or 5
                  half-lives prior to the first dose of study medication

               -  No presence of symptomatic or untreated leptomeningeal metastases or spinal cord
                  compression

          -  History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic
             composition to the study agent(s) (e.g., benzodiazepines for GSK525762C) the
             participant will be receiving once enrolled

          -  Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to: ongoing or active
             infection requiring systemic treatment, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable
             angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that
             would limit compliance with study requirements

          -  Any gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that may affect absorption of oral medications in
             the opinion of the treating investigator, such as malabsorption syndrome or major
             bowel or stomach resection

          -  Fridericia's correction formula (QTcF) > 450 msec on screening electrocardiogram (ECG)

          -  Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents

          -  GSK525762C is primarily metabolized by CYP3A4; therefore, concomitant administration
             with strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4 should be avoided unless medically
             necessary. Because the lists of these agents are constantly changing, it is important
             to regularly consult a frequently-updated medical reference. As part of the
             enrollment/informed consent procedures, the patient will be counseled on the risk of
             interactions with other agents, and what to do if new medications need to be
             prescribed or if the patient is considering a new over-the-counter medicine or herbal
             product

          -  Pregnant women are excluded from this study because GSK525762C is a BET inhibitor with
             the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects. Because there is an unknown
             but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the
             mother with GSK525762C, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated
             with GSK525762C. These potential risks may also apply to other agents used in this
             study

          -  Patients receiving therapeutic-dose anticoagulation (e.g., warfarin, low-molecular
             weight heparin [LMWH], or novel oral anticoagulants) are not eligible. Prophylactic
             anticoagulation, with low doses (per standard practice) of agents such as low
             molecular weight heparin (LMWH), direct thrombin inhibitors, or factor Xa inhibitors
             are permitted

          -  Patients who are known to require concurrent use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
             drugs (NSAIDS), except for cases where NSAIDS provide benefit over other analgesics or
             high dose aspirin (patients are allowed up to 100 mg aspirin PO daily)

          -  Patients with a history of known bleeding disorders or history of clinically
             significant hemorrhage (e.g. GI, neurologic) within the past 6 months

          -  Cardiac abnormalities as evidenced by any of the following:

               -  Clinically significant conduction abnormalities or arrhythmias. NOTE: Any
                  clinically significant ECG assessments should be reviewed by the site
                  cardiologist prior to study entry

               -  Presence of cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator with a paced ventricular rhythm
                  limiting ECG analysis

               -  History or evidence of current >= class II congestive heart failure as defined by
                  New York Heart Association (NYHA)

               -  History of acute coronary syndromes (including unstable angina and myocardial
                  infarction), coronary angioplasty, or stenting within the past 3 months. Subjects
                  with a history of stent placement requiring ongoing antithrombotic therapy (e.g.,
                  clopidogrel, prasugrel) will not be permitted to enroll

               -  Clinically significant cardiomegaly, ventricular hypertrophy, or cardiomyopathy

          -  PHASE 1 OR PHASE 2

          -  For enrollment to the dose escalation or phase 2 portion of the study: patients who
             are currently receiving EP or GSK525762C, or received EP or GSK525762C in the past,
             must be candidates to receive the study agents at the protocol-defined dose level and
             schedule as judged by the treating investigator. Patients who previously required dose
             reductions of their EP or GSK525762C due to unacceptable toxicities attributed to the
             agent(s) are not eligible

          -  Patients must be candidates to receive EP per institutional standards of practice
             and/or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) package inserts as judged by the
             treating investigator

          -  NON-THORACIC, NON-BRD4 EXPLORATORY COHORT

          -  For enrollment to the non-BRD4 exploratory cohort: patients who previously received
             treatment with a BETi, including but not limited to previous GSK525762C therapy.
             Exceptions may be allowed for patients who have not received treatment with GSK525762C
             but who have received a different BETi with approval from the overall principal
             investigator

          -  For enrollment to the non-BRD4 exploratory cohort: patients with disease that
             originated in the thoracic cavity. In the case of patients with metastatic disease at
             diagnosis where disease origin is uncertain, the patient may be allowed to enroll with
             approval from the overall principal investigator
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:12 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Incidence of adverse events (Phase I)
Time Frame:Up to 21 days
Safety Issue:
Description:Assessed using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version (V.) 5.0 criteria.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Overall response rate (ORR) (Phase I, Phase II, and Non-BRD4 Exploratory Cohort)
Time Frame:Up to 2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:Radiological response will be assessed by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria and will be graded as complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD) and progressive disease (PD). Point estimates and exact binomial 90% confidence intervals will be provided.
Measure:Duration of response (DoR) rates (Phase I, Phase II, and Non-BRD4 Exploratory Cohort)
Time Frame:From the time measurement criteria are met for CR or PR (whichever is first recorded) until the first date that recurrent or progressive disease is objectively documented, assessed up to 2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:The method of Kaplan and Meier will be used to estimate duration of response in those that achieve PR or CR.
Measure:Progression free survival (Phase I, Phase II, and Non-BRD4 Exploratory Cohort)
Time Frame:From study enrollment until the identification of disease progression or death, assessed up to 2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:
Measure:Overall survival (OS) rates (Phase I, Phase II, and Non-BRD4 Exploratory Cohort)
Time Frame:Up to 2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:The method of Kaplan and Meier will be used to estimate overall survival in all patients.
Measure:Pharmacodynamic parameters (Phase I, Phase II, and Non-Thoracic, Non-BRD4 Exploratory Cohort)
Time Frame:Up to 2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:Will be compared to those in pre-treatment biopsies using paired statistics such as the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

Details

Phase:Phase 1/Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Not yet recruiting
Lead Sponsor:National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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