A Phase II Study of Akt Inhibitor MK2206 in the Treatment of Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Peritoneal Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01283035
First received: January 24, 2011
Last updated: March 26, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

Akt inhibitor MK2206 is a drug that may stop cancer cells from growing by blocking a protein called protein kinase B (AKT) inside the cell. AKT interacts with other proteins in the cell that are part of the P13K/AKT pathway, a pathway that is know to play a role in the growth of cancer cells. Mutations in P13K or in AKT, or changes in another protein called phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) in this pathway can lead it to become more active than is normal. This study investigates how effective MK-2206 is in treating ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer where there are mutations in P13K or AKT or low levels of PTEN.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Sarcoma
Recurrent Fallopian Tube Cancer
Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Recurrent Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: Akt inhibitor MK2206
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of MK-2206 in the Treatment of Recurrent High-grade Serous Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy (as measured by objective response rate) of Akt inhibitor MK2206 in patients with recurrent high-grade platinum-resistant serous ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    If 4 or more of the final set of 29 patients demonstrate a response, then the null hypothesis H0: =< 5% can be rejected in favor of the alternative hypothesis H1: >= 20% with an alpha of 0.05 and beta of 0.20 (i.e., 80% power). In this case, the anti-tumor effect of Akt inhibitor MK2206 in this population will be considered interesting and worthy of further investigation.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of progression-free following initiation of therapy with Akt inhibitor MK2206 in the cohort of patients enrolled on this study [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Distributions will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier analysis.

  • Duration of overall survival following initiation of therapy with Akt inhibitor MK2206 in the cohort of patients enrolled on this study [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Distributions will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier analysis.

  • Toxicities of Akt inhibitor MK2206, as assessed by the active version of the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE v4.0) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Association between select biomarkers and response to Akt inhibitor MK2206 (as assessed by objective tumor response, progression-free survival, and overall survival) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The frequency of mutations in the PI3K/AKT and RAS pathways, copy number alterations, and PTEN loss and AKT expression as assessed by IHC will be tabulated. Associations between these markers with clinical outcome such as response rate and duration of PFS will be assessed.

  • Development of feedback loop activation and target inhibition with Akt inhibitor MK2206 via analysis of pre-treatment and post-treatment biopsies in select patients enrolled in the trial [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (Akt inhibitor MK2206)
Akt inhibitor MK2206 will be taken PO once a week for four weeks (one cycle). Treatment will continue for as long as a subject is benefiting from the study drug.
Drug: Akt inhibitor MK2206
Given PO
Other Name: MK2206
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the activity of MK-2206 (Akt inhibitor MK2206) in patients with recurrent grade 2 or 3 platinum-resistant high-grade serous ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer, as measured by the frequency of patients experiencing an objective tumor response by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria or who survive progression-free for at least 6 months after initiation of therapy.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the duration of progression-free and overall survival following initiation of therapy with MK-2206 in the cohort of patients enrolled on this study.

II. To determine the toxicities of MK-2206, as assessed by the active version of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v4.0 III. To explore the association between select biomarkers and response to MK-2206 (as assessed by objective tumor response, progression-free survival, and overall survival) IV. To explore the development of feedback loop activation and target inhibition with MK-2206 via analysis of pre-treatment and post-treatment biopsies in select patients enrolled in the trial.

OUTLINE:

Akt inhibitor MK2206 will be taken orally (PO) once a week for four weeks (one cycle). Treatment will continue for as long as a subject is benefiting from the study drug.

During each cycle subjects will have a physical exam, blood samples and an electrocardiogram (EKG) (first 2 cycles). Every 2 cycles a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of chest, stomach area, and pelvis will be performed. Optional tumor biopsies may be performed.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must have histologically or cytologically confirmed high grade (grade 2 or 3) serous ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer; participants with mixed histology are eligible if the serous component is the dominant histological subtype
  • Participants must have measurable disease as defined by RECIST 1.1 criteria
  • Participants must have evidence of a defect in the PI3K/AKT pathway, defined by A) evidence of loss of PTEN by immunohistochemistry in a CLIA-certified assay or B) documentation of PIK3CA or AKT mutation in a CLIA-certified assay; for patients without prior CLIA-certified evidence of a PI3K/AKT pathway defect, PTEN testing will be performed by immunohistochemistry in a CLIA-certified assay; availability of a formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) block of cancer tissue from the original or most recent biopsy must be available for mutational and immunohistochemical analysis
  • Prior therapy:

    • Prior chemotherapy must have included a first-line platinum-based regimen with or without consolidation chemotherapy
    • Patients may have received up to 2 lines of therapy (including cytotoxic or biological and/or targeted therapies) in the recurrent setting
    • Prior hormonal therapy is acceptable and will not count as an additional line of therapy
    • Patients may not have previously received prior AKT or PI3 kinase pathway inhibitors (including mTOR inhibitors)
    • Patients should have platinum-resistant disease, where platinum resistance is defined as having progressive disease within 6 months of receipt of prior platinum therapy
  • Life expectancy of greater than 6 months
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1 (Karnofsky > 60%)
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL
  • Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL
  • Total bilirubin within normal institutional limits
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) < 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine within normal institutional limits or creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for subjects with creatinine levels about institutional normal
  • Toxicities of prior therapy (excepting alopecia) should be resolved to less than or equal to grade 1 as per NCI-CTCAE v4.0
  • Patients must be able to tolerate oral medications and not have gastrointestinal illnesses that would preclude absorption of MK-2206
  • The effects of MK-2206 on the developing human fetus are unknown; for this reason, women of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who exhibit any of the following conditions at screening will not be eligible for admission into the study
  • Participants who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered to grade 1 or less (excepting alopecia) due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier
  • Participants may not be receiving any other study agents
  • Participants with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to MK-2206
  • Participants receiving any medications or substances that are strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP450 3A4 are ineligible; lists including medications and substances known or with the potential to interact with the CYP450 3A4 isoenzymes are provided in Appendix C; if the participant is taking any agent known to affect or with the potential to affect CYP450 3A4 isoenzymes, this should be discussed with the overall PI
  • Preclinical studies demonstrated the potential of MK-2206 for induction of hyperglycemia in all preclinical species tested; patients with diabetes or at risk for hyperglycemia are eligible for this study, but the hyperglycemia should be well controlled on oral agents before the patient enters the trial; a fasting serum glucose of > 130 mg/dL or a HgbA1c > 7.5 mg/dL will exclude patients from entry on study; patients requiring insulin for control of their hyperglycemia are excluded from entry on this study
  • Preclinical studies indicated transient changes in QTc interval during MK-2206 treatment; prolongation of QTc interval is potentially a safety concern while on MK-2206 therapy; cardiovascular: baseline QTcF > 450 msec (male) or QTcF > 470 msec (female) will exclude patients from entry on study; a list of medications that may cause QTc interval prolongation are listed in Appendix D, and should be avoided by patients entering on trial
  • Due to a high incidence of bradycardia by Holter monitor, preexisting significant heart block or baseline bradycardia due to cardiac disease will exclude patients from treatment with MK-2206
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Current signs and/or symptoms of bowel obstruction
  • Current dependency on IV hydration or TPN
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study because MK-2206 is an agent with the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects; because there is an unknown but potential risk of adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with MK-2206, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with MK-2206; these potential risks may also apply to other agents used in this study
  • Individuals with a history of a different malignancy are ineligible except for the following circumstances; individuals with a history of other malignancies are eligible if they have been disease-free for at least 5 years and are deemed by the investigator to be at low risk for recurrence of that malignancy; individuals with the following cancers are eligible if diagnosed and treated within the past 5 years: breast cancer in situ, cervical cancer in situ, and basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions with MK-2206; iIn addition, these individuals are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy; appropriate studies will be undertaken in participants receiving combination antiretroviral therapy when indicated
  • Patients may not use natural herbal products or other "folk remedies" while participating in this study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01283035

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02462
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joyce Liu Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01283035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2013-00549, NCI-2013-00549, 10-402, 8729, P30CA006516
Study First Received: January 24, 2011
Last Updated: March 26, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Ovarian Neoplasms
Sarcoma
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue

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