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Tivantinib and Temsirolimus in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors That is Metastatic or Cannot be Removed By Surgery

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2014 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01625156
First received: June 18, 2012
Last updated: November 17, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

This phase I trial studies the highest dose of tivantinib, when given in combination with temsirolimus that can be safely given for the treatment of the type of cancer that patients have. Tivantinib and temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.


Condition Intervention Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: tivantinib
Drug: temsirolimus
Other: pharmacological study
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1 Study of ARQ 197 in Combination With Temsirolimus in Advanced Solid Tumors

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • MTD and RP2D of tivantinib in combination with temsirolimus defined as the highest safely tolerated dose where 0/6 or 1/6 patients experience a dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and two or more patients have experienced a DLT at the next higher dose level [ Time Frame: First 35 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Categorized according to NCI Common Toxicity Criteria version 4.0.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of adverse events and toxicities of tivantinib in combination with temsirolimus [ Time Frame: Assessed up to 4 weeks after completion of study treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Categorized according to NCI Common Toxicity Criteria version 4.0. Summarized in terms of type, severity (grade 1-5), and dose level in tabular format. Wilson score method will be used to construct confidence intervals.

  • Response rate validated by the RECIST criteria [ Time Frame: Assessed up to 4 weeks after completion of study treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Summarized by simple descriptive summary statistics delineating complete and partial responses as well as stable and progressive disease. Ninety-five percent confidence intervals will be constructed using the Wilson Score method.

  • Pharmacokinetic analysis [ Time Frame: Days 1, 7, 8, 15 and 22 of course 1 and day 1 of courses 2 and 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Plots of individual, mean, and median plasma concentration versus time will be presented where appropriate. The comparison of PK parameters between dose levels will be performed using a two-sample t-test.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of c-Met inhibition level in PBMCs [ Time Frame: Up to course 2, day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Percentage of c-Met inhibition level in PBMCs will be summarized in terms of means and standard deviations, stratified by assessment time point. Linear mixed effects modeling with subject specific random effects will be conducted to evaluate changes over time.

  • Percentage of mTOR inhibition level in PBMCs [ Time Frame: Up to course 2, day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Percentage of mTOR inhibition level in PBMCs will be summarized in terms of means and standard deviations, stratified by assessment time point. Linear mixed effects modeling with subject specific random effects will be conducted to evaluate changes over time.

  • Tumor tissue expression levels of c-Met [ Time Frame: Up to course 2, day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tumor tissue expression levels of c-Met will be summarized using standard descriptive statistics (for patients in the dose expansion cohort). A two-sample t-test will be used to compare mean tumor expression levels of c-Met between responders (complete response [CR] or partial response [PR]) versus non-responders (stable disease [SD], progressive disease), and between patients with clinical benefit (CR, PR or SD) versus patients with progressive disease.


Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (tivantinib, temsirolimus)
Patients receive tivantinib PO BID and temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 (days 8, 15, 22, and 29 of course 1). Courses repeat every 28 days (35 days in course 1) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: tivantinib
Given PO
Other Name: ARQ 197
Drug: temsirolimus
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CCI-779
  • cell cycle inhibitor 779
  • Torisel
Other: pharmacological study
Correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of ARQ197 (tivantinib) in combination with temsirolimus in adult subjects with advanced solid tumors who are extensive cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily C, polypeptide 19 (CYP2C19) metabolizers.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To characterize the tolerability and/or MTD of ARQ 197 and in combination with temsirolimus in adult subjects who are poor CYP2C19 metabolizers (CYP2C19*2/*2, *2/*3 or *3/*3 polymorphisms).

II. To identify the pharmacokinetic parameters of ARQ 197 after a single dose and at steady state in extensive and poor CYP2C19 metabolizers.

III. To assess the steady state pharmacokinetics of ARQ 197 alone and in combination with temsirolimus.

IV. To determine impact of cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4/cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 5 (CYP3A4/5) polymorphisms on ARQ 197 pharmacokinetic parameters.

V. To determine the pharmacokinetics of temsirolimus and its active metabolite sirolimus in combination with ARQ 197 and compare to historical pharmacokinetic data.

VI. To determine impact of CYP3A4/5 polymorphisms on temsirolimus pharmacokinetic parameters.

VII. To describe the dose-limiting toxicities and determine the safety profile of the combination of ARQ 197 and temsirolimus.

VIII. To evaluate the preliminary anti-tumor activity of ARQ197 and temsirolimus in patients with advanced solid tumors.

IX. To assess for pharmacodynamic evidence of met proto-oncogene (c-Met) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibition in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) over the course of therapy.

X. To correlate archived tumor tissue expression of c-Met with objective response to ARQ 197 and temsirolimus therapy.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of tivantinib.

Patients receive tivantinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) and temsirolimus intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 (days 8, 15, 22, and 29 of course 1). Courses repeat every 28 days (35 days in course 1) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for at least 4 weeks.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically confirmed solid malignancy (excluding lymphoma) that is metastatic or unresectable and for which standard curative or palliative systemic therapies (such as chemotherapy, targeted therapies or immunotherapy) do not exist or are no longer effective
  • Patients must have measurable or evaluable disease, as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1
  • No prior treatment with temsirolimus or an agent specifically targeting c-Met
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2 (Karnofsky >= 60%)
  • Life expectancy of greater than 12 weeks
  • Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL
  • Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Serum creatinine =< institutional upper limit of normal or creatinine clearance (either estimated or calculated) >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Fasting glucose =< 150 mg/dL
  • Fasting cholesterol level < 350 mg/dl
  • Fasting triglycerides =< 300 mg/dl
  • Phosphorus >= institutional lower limit of normal (repletion allowed)
  • Patients with treated, stable brain metastases are allowed to enroll; patients must be at least 4 weeks from radiation and off any medications used to treat brain metastases including steroids; patients are allowed to be on antiepileptic medications that are not metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A4 or 2C19; patients with brain metastases must have stable brain imaging within 4 weeks prior to starting study
  • Women of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation and up to 3 months after discontinuation of study drugs; 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 ARQ 197 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
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any of the following:

    • Chemotherapy =< 3 weeks prior to entering the study (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C)
    • Radiotherapy, endocrine therapy or targeted therapy for malignancy =< 2 weeks prior to registration
    • Patients who have not recovered (=< grade 1) from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier (tolerable grade 2 adverse events may be allowed at the discretion of the investigator; diarrhea must be grade 1 or lower without the scheduled use of antidiarrheal medications)
    • Prior anticancer therapy with an mTOR inhibitor (everolimus, temsirolimus, desferolimus) or agent specifically targeting c-Met
  • Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents
  • Patients may not have clinically symptomatic hypothyroidism; testing is not required for eligibility
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to ARQ 197 or temsirolimus
  • ARQ 197 is a sensitive substrate for 2C19 and 3A4, a strong inhibitor for 2C19 and moderate inhibitor by in vitro data only for 3A4; temsirolimus is a sensitive substrate for CYP 3A4 and a weak inhibitor of CYP2D6 and CYP3A4/5; per the UWinRx Drug Interaction Policy, the following medications are contraindicated or must be used with caution
  • Contraindicated:

    • CYP2C19 sensitive substrates (unless close monitoring with labs or drug levels with dose adjustments is feasible), inducers, and moderate/strong inhibitors of CYP2C19; patients taking these concurrent medications are ineligible unless they can be switched to alternative medications prior to initiation of the study
    • CYP3A4/5 inducers and moderate/strong inhibitors of CYP3A4/5; patients taking these concurrent medications are ineligible unless they can be switched to alternative medications prior to initiation of the study
  • Use with caution:

    • CYP2C19 non-sensitive substrates with a narrow therapeutic window and weak inhibitors are permitted if no acceptable alternatives are available as determined by the treating physician; however, caution should be used; consider monitoring with labs or drug levels and dose adjustments of the medication if feasible; other non-sensitive substrates are allowed on study
    • CYP3A4/5 sensitive substrates and any non-sensitive substrates with a narrow therapeutic window and weak inhibitors are permitted if no acceptable alternatives are available as determined by the treating physician; however, caution should be used; consider monitoring with labs or drug levels and dose adjustments of the medication if feasible; other non-sensitive substrates are allowed on study
    • CYP2D6 inducers, moderate/strong inhibitors or sensitive substrates are permitted if no acceptable alternatives are available; however, caution should be used; other non-sensitive substrates or weak inhibitors of CYP2D6 are allowed on study
  • History of congestive heart failure defined as Class II to IV per New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification; active coronary artery disease (CAD); clinically significant bradycardia (< 50 beats per minute [bpm]) or other uncontrolled, cardiac arrhythmia defined as ≥ grade 3 according to National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 4.0, or uncontrolled hypertension (as determined by the investigator); myocardial infarction occurring within 6 months prior to study entry (myocardial infarction occurring > 6 months prior to study entry is permitted)
  • Patients with uncontrolled diabetes (as determined by the investigator); well-controlled diabetic patients with fasting glucose < 150 are eligible if they have been on stable doses of medications for diabetes for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry
  • 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
  • Pregnant women are excluded; breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated on this study
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible
  • Patients with malabsorption syndrome or other condition that would interfere with intestinal absorption of pills; patients must be able to swallow pills
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01625156

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Contact: Kari B. Wisinski    608-262-2876    kbwisinski@medicine.wisc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kari B. Wisinski         
Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center Recruiting
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Contact: Kari B. Wisinski    608-262-2876    kbwisinski@medicine.wisc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kari B. Wisinski         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kari Wisinski University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01625156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-00949, NCI-2012-00949, NCI-2012-00974, CO 11914, 9145, P30CA014520, U01CA062491
Study First Received: June 18, 2012
Last Updated: November 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Everolimus
Sirolimus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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