Pilot Study of Veliparib (ABT-888) and Lapatinib (Tykerb) in Patients With Metastatic, Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Scariot Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline
AbbVie
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02158507
First received: May 29, 2014
Last updated: June 4, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the combination of two drugs, Veliparib and Lapatinib, given to participants with metastatic triple negative breast cancer that have undergone previous treatment. Veliparib is an investigational drug and has not been approved by the FDA while Lapatinib has been approved by the FDA for another type of breast cancer. All eligible participants will receive the study medications and not a placebo.


Condition Intervention
Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Drug: Combination of Veliparib + Lapatinib

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Pilot Study of Veliparib (ABT-888) and Lapatinib (Tykerb) in Patients With Metastatic, Triple Negative (ER, PR, and HER-2 Negative) Breast Cancer

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects experiencing study-related toxicities when taking Veliparib in Combination with Lapatinib [ Time Frame: baseline to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Drug related toxicities for the safety analysis are defined as: a) any grade 3 or 4 non-hematologic toxicity except alopecia and nausea which is not refractory to anti-emetics; b) failure to recover to baseline (except alopecia) after delaying the next dose by more than 14 days; c) grade 3 or 4 neutropenia complicated by fever equal to or greater than 38.50 degrees C or infection, or grade 4 neutropenia of a least 7 days duration; or d) grade 4 thrombocytopenia, or grade 3 thrombocytopenia complicated by hemorrhage. Toxicity evaluation of the patients enrolled in the trial will be done using the NCI Common Toxicity Criteria.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects with objective response rate (ORR) at 4 years post baseline (Complete responses [CRs] plus partial responses [PRs] [ Time Frame: 4 years post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Complete responses plus partial responses will be included as indicators of an objective response rates.

  • Number of subjects with progression free survival (PFS) at 4 years after start of study. [ Time Frame: Baseline to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of subjects who survive to 4 years with no disease progression

  • DNA methylation and RNA transcriptome will be evaluated before and after therapy; baseline pattern will be compared with the post treatment pattern to identify markers of response or resistance. [ Time Frame: Within 4 weeks of baseline (treatment initiation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Analysis of the genomic data from tumors may allow us to identify if there is a gene or groups of genes that will be able to predict response or resistance to the research combination; in order to conduct the genomic evaluation it is necessary to correlate with clinical response. In addition, we will conduct IHC studies in order to analyze markers that will indicate us if the combination of the research agents inhibit the targets for which they were designed (H2AX, BRCA and EGFR); this data needs to be correlated with clinical data to see if the lab evaluations correlate with the response of the patient. In addition, we will evaluate by IHC markers of apoptosis that will indicate us if the combination of research agents was cytotoxic against the tumor cells ; this data needs to be correlated with clinical data to see if the lab evaluations correlate with the response of the patient.

  • Measure numbers of circulating tumor cells before and after therapy [ Time Frame: Before and during Cycle 1 (consisting of 28 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Circulating tumor cells will be measured before and after therapy and will indicate if the therapy is active against the tumor; a decrease in the number of the circulating tumor cells will indicate effectiveness of the combination.

  • Peak Plasma concentration of Veliparib and Palatinib when given in combination. [ Time Frame: Throughout Cycle 1 up to day 10 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Blood samples for the first day will be collected 5 minutes before the start of therapy, 30 and 60 minutes after the first dose of Lapatinib and then 2, 4, 6, 8, and 24 hours after the start of Lapatinib. On day 2, Lapatinib and Veliparib will be given and samples will be taken 30 and 60 minutes after the first dose and then at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 24 hours. Additional blood samples will be taken on day 3, before the third day dose of the combined study drugs. The same schema will be followed on days 8, 9, and 10.

    Each pharmacokinetic variable will be divided by dose groups for descriptive statistical analyses (mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, geometric mean, median, minimum and maximum per dose group).


  • Measure level of the M30 before and after therapy [ Time Frame: baseline to cycle 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Serum levels of the apoptosis protein M30 will be measured before and after therapy and will indicate if the therapy is active against the tumor; an increase in the level of M30 will indicate effectiveness of the combination.


Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Combination of Veliparib + Lapatinib
Lapatinib will be administered as a tablet at a dosage of 1250 mg/day continuously for 28 days starting on Day 1 of each cycle. Veliparib will be administered as a capsule at a dosage of 200 mg every 12 hours for 28 days starting on Day 2 of each cycle. A cycle of therapy is defined as 28 days. Treatment is administered on an outpatient basis. Patient response will be evaluated every 8 weeks according to the current Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) guidelines and performance of relevant scans and/or x-rays.
Drug: Combination of Veliparib + Lapatinib
Treatment cannot be in administered conjunction with other chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, or other investigational drugs.
Other Names:
  • Veliparib (ABT-888)
  • Lapatinib (Tykerb)

Detailed Description:

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women. Metastatic breast cancer remains incurable partially due to the lack of targeted therapy for selected subsets of patients. There are five distinct subsets of breast cancer with unique biological profiles. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subset with special clinical interest because of its significant percentage of occurrence (10-20% of all breast cancer diagnoses) and its poor prognosis. With no defined targeted therapy to date, this study seeks to investigate a therapeutic strategy based on specific molecular abnormalities in the tumor cells of TNBC.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must pathologically documented stage IV breast cancer.
  • Tumor must be HER-2 negative, and estrogen and progesterone receptors negative. Patients with BRCA 1 or 2 mutations will not be included.
  • Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension.
  • Biopsy of a metastatic lesion is not required for protocol entry but all patients with reasonably accessible lesions must agree to biopsy. (Lung and brain metastasis will not be biopsied.) Patients with no reasonably accessible lesions can be enrolled in the trial.
  • Prior Therapy:

    • No more than two regimens in the metastatic setting as long as patients have adequate performance status. Patients with no prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease may be included in the trial if they received anthracyclines and taxanes in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant settings. Chemotherapy naïve patients with metastatic disease must have failed anthracyclines and taxanes.
    • Chemotherapy treatment prior to enrollment must be discontinued for at least 3 weeks prior to study entry.
    • Patients must have completed radiation therapy at least 21 days prior to beginning protocol treatment.
  • Patients must have recovered from all reversible toxicities related to prior therapy before beginning protocol treatment and may not have an pre- existing treatment-related toxicities higher than Grade 2. Patients must have less than Grade 2 pre-existing peripheral neuropathy.
  • Patients may receive bisphosphonates. However, if used, bone lesions may not be used for progression or response.
  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Life expectancy of >12 weeks.
  • Performance status according to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) is less than or equal to 2.
  • Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below:

    • Absolute neutrophil count: greater than or equal to 1,000/uL
    • Hemoglobin: greater than or equal to 9 mg/dL
    • Platelets: greater than or equal to 100,000/uL
    • Total bilirubin: less than or equal to 1.5 times the institutional upper limit of normal
    • AST (SGOT)/ALT (SGPT): less than or equal to 2.5 times the institutional upper limit of normal without liver metastases OR less than or equal to 5 times the institutional upper limit of normal if documented liver metastases
    • Creatinine: less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL OR calculated creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 40 mL/min (calculated using the modified Cockcroft and Gault method).
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
  • Use of an effective means of contraception in subjects of child-bearing potential.
  • Negative serum or urine beta-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) pregnancy test at screening for patients with childbearing potential.
  • Ejection fraction must be 50%.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents.
  • No prior use of anthracyclines and taxanes for metastatic disease or in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting.
  • Metastatic lesions identifiable only by PET.
  • QTc (corrected QT) >470 msec. Excluded are patients who may develop prolongation of QTc. These conditions include patients with hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, congenital long QT syndrome, patients taking anti- arrhythmic medicines or other medicinal products that lead to QT prolongation, and cumulative high-dose anthracycline therapy.
  • Patients may not be receiving concurrent chemotherapy for treatment of metastatic disease.
  • Active brain metastases: evidence of progression less than or equal to 3 months after local therapy. (Patients should be asymptomatic and off corticosteroids and anticonvulsants for at least 3 months prior to study entry).
  • Patients with brain metastases must have at least one site of measurable disease outside of the central nervous system.
  • Uncontrolled concurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, history of recent myocardial infarction, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, interstitial lung disease or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Pregnant or lactating women are excluded. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated. These potential risks may also apply to other agents used in this study.
  • A prior invasive malignant disease within five years except for skin cancer (squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma).
  • Patients with known history of HIV or Hepatitis B because of potential for added toxicity from treatment regimen.
  • Dementia or altered mental status that would prohibit the understanding of informed consent.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02158507

Contacts
Contact: Pam Dixon, RN, BSN, OCN 205-975-5387 pamdixon@uab.edu
Contact: Valeria Caterinnichia, RN, BSN, OCN 205-934-5367 Val7@uab.edu

Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Not yet recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Principal Investigator: Andres Forero, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Scariot Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline
AbbVie
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andres Forero, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02158507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F131219003 (UAB 1372), 000504723
Study First Received: May 29, 2014
Last Updated: June 4, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
metastatic
triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)
Veliparib
Lapatinib
estrogen receptor (ER) negative
progesterone receptor (PR) negative
human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2-Neu) negative

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Lapatinib
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014