Study of RAD001 (Everolimus) for Children With NF1 and Chemotherapy-Refractory Radiographic Progressive Low Grade Gliomas (NFC-RAD001)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Research Institute
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
University of Chicago
University of Utah
Washington University Early Recognition Center
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children
New York University School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01158651
First received: July 2, 2010
Last updated: April 29, 2014
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to learn if the study drug RAD001 can shrink or slow the growth of low-grade gliomas in children with NF1. Additionally, the safety of RAD001 will be studied.

The study drug, RAD001, is a drug that may act directly on tumor cells by preventing tumor cell growth and development. RAD001 has been studied in participants with various types of cancer as a single agent (a drug that is used alone to treat the cancer) or in combination with a number of well known anticancer therapies. Information from these research studies suggests that RAD001 may help to shrink or slow the growth of low-grade gliomas.

In this research study, the investigators are looking to see the response of RAD001 in children with low-grade gliomas and NF1 that have either not responded to treatment or have come back after treatment. We are also looking for the highest dose of RAD001 that can be given safely in this patient population.


Condition Intervention Phase
Glioma
Drug: RAD001 (Everolimus)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase II Study of RAD001 (Everolimus) for Children With NeurF1 and Chemotherapy-Refractory Radiographic Progressive Low Grade Gliomas

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Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if RAD001 can either shrink or slow the growth of a low-grade glioma [ Time Frame: Approximately 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    After the screening procedures confirm that you are eligible to participate in the research study: Study Medication, Physical Exams, A medical history, Urine test, Blood tests, Tumor Assessments, Research blood samples, and Follow-up. Outcome is to determine if RAD001 can either shrink or slow the growth of a low-grade glioma.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the safety of RAD001 [ Time Frame: approximately 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The safety of RAD001 will be assessed with this study.


Estimated Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: active therapy

If you take part in this research study, you will be given a participant diary for each treatment course to help you keep track of when you take your RAD001. You will be required to bring the completed diary at each scheduled visit. A treatment "course" lasts 4 weeks and there will not be any breaks between courses. You may stay on study for a total of 12 courses (48 weeks).

You will take the study medication (tablets) by mouth, once a day during each course for as long as you are participating in this study. You will also be required to take an antibiotic during treatment to prevent infection.

Drug: RAD001 (Everolimus)

If you take part in this research study, you will be given a participant diary for each treatment course to help you keep track of when you take your RAD001. You will be required to bring the completed diary at each scheduled visit. A treatment "course" lasts 4 weeks and there will not be any breaks between courses. You may stay on study for a total of 12 courses (48 weeks).

You will take the study medication (tablets) by mouth, once a day during each course for as long as you are participating in this study. You will also be required to take an antibiotic during treatment to prevent infection.

Other Names:
  • RAD001
  • Everolimus

Detailed Description:

After signing this consent form, you will be asked to undergo some screening tests or procedures to find out if you can be in the research study. These tests and procedures are likely to be part of regular glioma care and may be done even if it turns out that you do not take part in the research study. If you have had some of these tests or procedures recently, they may or may not have to be repeated.

A medical history, which involves questions about your health history, any medications you are taking or plan to take, and any allergies.

A physical exam, during which you will be asked about any problems that you might be having. Additionally, your clinician will check your vital signs (body temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure) and bodily systems (respiratory, nervous, digestive, etc). The doctor will also evaluate your performance status, which indicates how much your illness affects your activity level.

Blood tests, including tests to measure any effects of your disease. Approximately 1-2 teaspoons of blood will be drawn for these tests.

Urine test, which will be done to make sure your kidneys are functioning properly.

An assessment of your tumor using scans of the brain. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) will be used to look at and evaluate the tumor.

An Electrocardiogram (ECG), which measures the electrical activity of your heart

A pregnancy test for females of childbearing potential. A small amount of blood (about half a teaspoon) or urine will be drawn for this test.

If these tests show that you are eligible to participate in the research study, you will begin the study treatment. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, you will not be able to participate in this research study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis: All patients must have a radiographically progressive low-grade glioma and at least two of the following diagnostic criteria for NF1, and/or a pathogenic NF1 gene mutation demonstrated in peripheral blood-derived DNA:
  • Six or more café-au-lait spots (greater than or equal to 0.5 cm in prepubertal subjects or greater than or equal to 1.5 cm in postpubertal subjects)
  • Freckling in the axilla and/or inguinal region
  • Plexiform neurofibroma
  • Two or more Lisch nodules
  • A distinctive bony lesion (dysplasia of the sphenoid bone or dysplasia or thinning of long bone cortex)
  • A first-degree relative with NF1
  • An optic pathway glioma
  • Disease Status: All patients must have radiographically progressive low-grade glioma (including NF1 related visual pathway gliomas) after failure of a carboplatin-containing regimen. Patients with recurrent/progressive disease do not require a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Evaluable or Measurable Disease: Patients must have at least one evaluable or measurable site of disease according to criteria described in Section 9. If the patient has had previous radiation to the marker lesion(s), there must be evidence of progression since the radiation.
  • Age: Patients must be greater than 1 years and less than or equal to 21 years of age at the time of study entry.
  • Performance Level: Karnofsky 50% for patients greater than 10 years of age and Lansky 50% for patients 10 years of age (Appendix I). Note: Patients who are unable to walk because of paralysis, but who are up in a wheelchair, will be considered ambulatory for the purpose of assessing the performance score.
  • Prior Therapy
  • Patients must have failed or not been able to tolerate a carboplatin-based regimen.
  • Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy prior to entering this study.
  • Myelosuppressive chemotherapy: Must not have received within 4 weeks of entry onto this study (6 weeks if prior nitrosourea).
  • Hematopoietic growth factors: At least 7 days since the completion of therapy with a growth factor.
  • Biologic (anti-neoplastic agent): At least 14 days since the completion of therapy with a biologic agent. For agents that have known adverse events occurring beyond 14 days after administration, this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur. These patients must be discussed with the Study Chair on a case-by-case basis.
  • Investigational Drugs: Patients must not have received an investigational drug within 14 days.
  • Steroids: Patients with endocrine deficiencies are allowed to receive physiologic or stress doses of steroids if necessary.
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors: Patients may not be currently receiving strong inhibitors of CYP3A4, and may not have received these medications within 1 week prior to study entry. These include:
  • Antibiotics: clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin Anti-HIV agents: delaviridine, nelfinavir, amprenavir, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, lopinavir
  • Antifungals: itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole (doses greater than 200 mg/day), voriconazole
  • Antidepressants: nefazodone, fluovoxamine Calcium channel blockers: verapamil, diltiazem
  • Miscellaneous: amiodarone,
  • In addition, grapefruit juice should be avoided, as it inhibits CYP3A4.
  • CYP3A4 inducers: Patients must also avoid St. John's Wort, an inducer of CYP3A4
  • Enzyme inducing anticonvulsants: Patients may not be taking enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants, and may not have received these medications within 1 week prior to study entry, as these patients may experience different drug disposition. These medications include:
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • Felbamate (Felbtol)
  • Phenobarbitol
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Primidone (Mysoline)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • XRT:
  • 6 months must have elapsed if the patient has received involved field XRT or gamma knife that includes all target lesions (i.e., there is no restriction if a new lesion arises outside the radiation field or a non-irradiated lesion progresses);
  • 6 months must have elapsed if the patient has received craniospinal XRT.
  • 6 weeks must have elapsed if patient has received radiation to areas outside optic glioma.
  • Surgery: At least 2 weeks must have elapsed since undergoing major surgery.
  • Organ Function Requirements:
  • Adequate Bone Marrow Function Defined as:

    • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) __1000/__L
    • Platelet count __ 100,000/__ L (transfusion independent)
    • Hemoglobin __ 9.0 gm/dL (may receive RBC transfusions)
  • Adequate Renal Function Defined As:

    - A serum creatinine based on age as follows: Age (Years) Maximum Serum Creatinine (mg/dL)

    __5 / 5 less than age __ 10 / 10 less than age __ 15/ greater than 15 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.5 OR a creatinine clearance or radioisotope GFR __ 70ml/min/1.73 m2

  • Adequate Liver Function Defined As:

    • Bilirubin (sum of conjugated + unconjugated) __ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age, and
    • SGPT (ALT) __ 5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age, and
    • Serum albumin __ 2 g/dL
    • INR less than 1.3 (or less than 3 on anticoagulants)
    • Serum creatinine less than or equal to 1.5x ULN
  • Fasting LDL Cholesterol:

    • Patients must have a fasting LDL cholesterol within the normal range per institutional guidelines
    • Patients taking a cholesterol lowering agent must be on a single medication and on a stable dose for at least 4 weeks
  • Fasting Serum Cholesterol:

    - less than or equal to 300 mg/dL OR less than or equal to 7.75 mmol/L AND fasting triglycerides less than or equal to 2.5x ULN. NOTE: In case one or both of these thresholds are exceeded, the patient can only be included after initiation of appropriate lipid lowering medication.

  • Signed informed consent/assent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic treatment with systemic steroids or another immunosuppressive agent. Patients with endocrine deficiencies are allowed to receive physiologic or stress doses of steroids if necessary.
  • Evidence of an active lesion including: plexiform neurofibroma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, or other cancer requiring concurrent treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Patients not requiring treatment for these lesions are eligible for this protocol.
  • Patients who:

    • have had a major surgery or significant traumatic injury within 2 weeks of start of study drug;
    • have not recovered from the side effects of any major surgery (defined as requiring general anesthesia but excluding a procedure for insertion of central venous access), or
    • may require major surgery during the course of the study.
  • Other malignancies within the past 3 years except for adequately treated carcinoma of the cervix or basal or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin.
  • Uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastases, including patients who continue to require glucocorticoids for brain or leptomeningeal metastases.
  • Patients with an active, bleeding diathesis or on oral anti-vitamin K medication (except low dose coumarin).
  • Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as:

    • symptomatic congestive heart failure of New York heart Association Class III or IV.
    • unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months of start of study drug, serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia or any other clinically significant cardiac disease.
    • severely impaired lung function.
    • uncontrolled diabetes as defined by fasting serum glucose greater than 1.5x ULN.
    • active (acute or chronic) or uncontrolled severe infections.
    • liver disease such as cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis or chronic persistent hepatitis.
  • Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease which could compromise participation in the study (i.e., uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, severe infection, severe malnutrition, chronic liver or renal disease, active upper GI tract ulceration).
  • A known history of HIV seropositivity or known immunodeficiency.
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease that may significantly alter the absorption of RAD001 (e.g., ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome or small bowel resection). A nasogastric tube (NG tube) is allowed.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method during the time they are receiving the study drug and for 3 months thereafter. Abstinence is an acceptable method of birth control. Oral, implantable, or injectable contraceptives may be affected by cytochrome P450 interactions, and are therefore not considered effective for this study. Women of childbearing potential will be given a pregnancy test within 7 days prior to administration of RAD001 and must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test.
  • Patients who have received prior treatment with an mTOR inhibitor.
  • Dental braces or prosthesis that interferes with tumor imaging.
  • History of noncompliance to medical regimens.
  • Patients unwilling to or unable to comply with the protocol or who, in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01158651

Locations
United States, California
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90027
United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Children's Lurie Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
United States, Indiana
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
United States, Maryland
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Missouri
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New York
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19096
United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Research Institute
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
University of Chicago
University of Utah
Washington University Early Recognition Center
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children
New York University School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Investigators
Study Chair: Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Principal Investigator: Mark Kieran, MD Children's Hospital Boston
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01158651     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DOD W81XWH-05-1-0615, UAB
Study First Received: July 2, 2010
Last Updated: April 29, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Department of Defense, Army

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
NF1
low-grade glioma
progressive
children
Participants studied have NF Type 1 and a low grade glioma that has either not responded to one or more standard treatments.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Everolimus
Sirolimus
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014