Phase I Study of Perifosine + Sorafenib for Patients With Advanced Cancers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AEterna Zentaris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00398814
First received: November 9, 2006
Last updated: February 14, 2014
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

This study is a Phase I trial in two parts. In part 1, a MTD to the combination of perifosine and sorafenib will be determined. In part 2, with the MTD as a starting point, a group of patients will be accrued with the goal of ensuring that they will be able to tolerate at least three courses of therapy, which would make them evaluable for response in a Phase II study.


Condition Intervention Phase
Renal Cancer
Tumors
Drug: Perifosine
Drug: Sorafenib
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Phase I Study of the Safety of Perifosine in Combination With Sorafenib for Patients With Advanced Cancers

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Further study details as provided by AEterna Zentaris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: Monthly ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response or progression [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Perifosine + Sorafenib Drug: Perifosine
For the purposes of this study, one cycle of therapy will be defined as 4 weeks. Patients will take perifosine one to three times a day and will also receive sorafenib one to two times a day.
Drug: Sorafenib
For the purposes of this study, one cycle of therapy will be defined as 4 weeks. Patients will take perifosine one to three times a day and will also receive sorafenib one to two times a day.

Detailed Description:

This study is a Phase I trial in two parts. In part 1, an MTD to the combination of perifosine and sorafenib will be determined. The experience with perifosine and other biologic agents has been that doses determined in Phase I studies are not as well tolerated in larger groups of patients when response is an endpoint. Thus in part 2, with the MTD as a starting point, a group of patients will be accrued with the goal of ensuring that they will be able to tolerate at least three courses of therapy, which would make them evaluable for response in a Phase II study. The effects of the combination of perifosine and sorafenib will be evaluated for response rate and time to progression. The pharmacokinetics of the combination of the study drugs will be measured.

For the purposes of this study, one cycle of therapy will be defined as 4 weeks. Patients will take perifosine one to three times a day and will also receive sorafenib one to two times a day. Patients may need anti-emetics and/or anti-diarrheals.

  • Patients who experience toxicity may continue on treatment with doses delayed or reduced.
  • All patients should continue therapy unless disease progression is documented on two occasions four weeks apart

All patients should be evaluated at each visit for adverse events. Patients will keep a diary documenting compliance with study drug, toxicities and any symptoms of hand/foot syndrome including numbness, tingling, redness or presence of sores, and any symptoms of hypertension. Patients will be evaluated for progression or response at 12-week intervals.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of renal or hepatocellular tumor are eligible for this protocol. Patients with other solid tumor types must have their cases reviewed by the medical monitor.
  • The physician must believe that the patient's course and the growth rate of the tumor are such that the patient would feel comfortable continuing treatment for 12 weeks even if there is a transient period of modest tumor growth during the first weeks following the initiation of perifosine and sorafenib treatment.
  • Patients must have a life expectancy of more than 6 months.
  • Patients may have received prior sorafenib or sunitinib malate.
  • Patients may have measurable or evaluable disease.
  • Patients should have a performance status of 0 to 1 according to the ECOG criteria.
  • Patients must have adequate organ and marrow function, unless in the opinion of the treating investigator, the abnormality is related to tumor and the medical monitor agrees the abnormality is unlikely to affect the safety of perifosine use.
  • Patients must have recovered from acute toxicity related to prior therapy including surgery or radiotherapy, excluding alopecia.
  • Patients with breast cancer or prostate cancer who discontinue endocrine therapy prior to entry onto this study must wait for a minimum of 1 month and then be reassessed for a withdrawal response prior to starting perifosine. However, it is not a requirement that endocrine therapies be discontinued.
  • Patients must be able to ingest oral medications or to obtain them through a gastrostomy tube.
  • Patients must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Patients must have ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Rapidly progressing disease, as defined by progression within 12 weeks of initiation of the previous regimen (see Section 8.2.8 below)
  • Patients who have had more than three prior systemic therapies, including biologics, are excluded unless prior approval is obtained from the medical monitor.
  • Patients receiving any other investigational agents or devices
  • Patients initiating treatment for their cancer within the last two months who will be continued concomitantly with perifosine
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to perifosine (miltefosine or edelfosine)
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection and psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • HIV-positive patients receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy are excluded from the study because of possible pharmacokinetic interactions with perifosine.
  • Patients with a history of unstable or newly diagnosed angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction (within 6 months of enrollment), or New York Heart Association class II-IV congestive heart failure
  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating are ineligible.
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Responsible Party: AEterna Zentaris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00398814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Perifosine 124
Study First Received: November 9, 2006
Last Updated: February 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by AEterna Zentaris:
Perifosine
Sorafenib
Renal cancer
Hepatocellular cancer
other advanced solid tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Sorafenib
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 31, 2014