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A Dose-escalation Study of MK-8776 (SCH 900776) With and Without Gemcitabine in Participants With Solid Tumors or Lymphoma (MK-8776-002/P05248)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00779584
First received: October 22, 2008
Last updated: April 5, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
  Purpose
This study of MK-8776 (SCH 900776) will evaluate its safety and tolerability when given as monotherapy or in combination with gemcitabine to participants with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. Participants will be enrolled in cohorts that will receive sequentially higher doses of MK-8776 in combination with standard doses of gemcitabine The recommended combination doses for a Phase 2 trial (combination-RP2D) will be determined based on safety and biological activity. Up to 10 to 15 additional participants may be studied at the combination-RP2D.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hodgkin Disease Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Neoplasms Drug: MK-8776 Drug: Gemcitabine Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of SCH 900776 as Monotherapy and in Combination With Gemcitabine in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Who Experienced a Dose-limiting Toxicity (DLT) During Cycle 0 and Cycle 1 Based on National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 3.0 (CTCAE v 3.0) [ Time Frame: Through Cycle 0 and Cycle 1 (Up to 42 days) ]
    During Cycle 0, a DLT was defined as: CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 3 neutropenia or thrombocytopenia lasting ≥3 days; any CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 4 neutropenia or thrombocytopenia; neutropenic fever; any CTCAE v. 3.0 ≥ Grade 3 QT interval corrected by Fridericia (QTcF) prolongation of any duration; any other CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 3 or higher nonhematologic toxicity; or Grade 3 elevation of transaminases that resolved prior to administration of next dose(s) of study drug(s); delay in Cycle 1 Day 1 beyond 3 weeks due to continuing toxicity. During Cycle 1, a DLT was defined as: CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 4 neutropenia that persists for ≥7 days; neutropenic fever; CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 4 thrombocytopenia; CTCAE v 3.0 ≥ Grade 3 thrombocytopenia with bleeding; any CTCAE v 3.0 QTc ≥ Grade 3 QTcF prolongation of any duration; any other CTCAE v 3.0 Grade 3 or higher nonhematologic toxicity; or Grade 3 elevation of transaminases that resolved prior to administration of next dose(s) of study drug(s).

  • Number of Participants Who Experienced an Adverse Event (AE) [ Time Frame: Up to approximately 72 weeks (Up to approximately 6 weeks after last dose of study treatment) ]
    An AE was defined as any untoward medical occurrence in a participant administered study treatment which did not necessarily have to have a causal relationship with this treatment. An AE could have been any unfavorable and unintended sign (e.g. an abnormal laboratory finding), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of study treatment, whether or not considered related to study treatment. The number of participants who experienced an AE is presented.

  • Number of Participants Who Discontinued Study Treatment Due to an AE [ Time Frame: Up to approximatey 66 weeks ]
    An AE was defined as any untoward medical occurrence in a participant administered study treatment which did not necessarily have to have a causal relationship with this treatment. An AE could have been any unfavorable and unintended sign (e.g. an abnormal laboratory finding), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of study treatment, whether or not considered related to study treatment. The number of participants who discontinued study treatment due to an AE is presented.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • MK-8776 Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) [ Time Frame: At end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion ]
    The Cmax of MK-8776 was assessed in Cycle 0 and in Cycle 1. On Day 1 of Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, plasma samples were obtained from all participants before infusion, at end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion.

  • MK-8776 Area Under the Curve of the Plasma Concentration Versus Time From Time Zero to the Time of the Last Analytically Quantifiable Concentration (AUC0-last) [ Time Frame: At end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion ]
    AUC0-last was assessed in Cycle 0 and in Cycle 1. On Day 1 of Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, plasma samples were obtained from all participants before infusion, at end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion. AUC0-last was calculated by the linear trapezoidal method.

  • Time of MK-8776 Cmax (Tmax) [ Time Frame: At end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion ]
    The time of Cmax of MK-8776 was assessed in Cycle 0 and in Cycle 1. On Day 1 of Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, plasma samples were obtained from all participants before infusion, at end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion.

  • MK-8776 Terminal Phase Half-Life (t1/2) [ Time Frame: At end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion ]
    The t1/2 of MK-8776 was assessed in Cycle 0 and in Cycle 1. On Day 1 of Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, plasma samples were obtained from all participants before infusion, at end of infusion of MK-8776 (Cycle 0) or gemcitabine (Cycle 1), and at 0.25, 1, 3, 6, 8, 24 and 48 hours after completion of MK-8776 infusion.


Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-8776 10mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 800mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 10 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an intravenous (IV) infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 800 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 20mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 800mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 20 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 800 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 40mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 800mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 40 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 800 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 80mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 800mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 80 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 800 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 112mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 800mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 112 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 800 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 80mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 1000mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 80 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 112mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 1000mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 112 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 150mg/m^2+Gemcitabine 1000mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 150 mg/m^2 given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®
Experimental: MK-8776 200mg+Gemcitabine 1000mg/m^2
Participants received MK-8776 200 mg given as monotherapy as an IV infusion on Cycle 0 Day 1 and as combination therapy with gemcitabine 1000 mg/m^2 starting with Cycle 1 on Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.
Drug: MK-8776
IV infusion
Other Name: SCH 900776
Drug: Gemcitabine
IV infusion
Other Name: GEMZAR®

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have a diagnosis of an advanced solid tumor malignancy or lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's lymphoma).
  • Must have histological or cytological evidence of malignancy.
  • Must have an advanced malignancy, metastatic or unresectable. For Part A of the study, the metastatic or unresectable malignancy should have recurred or progressed following standard therapy or failed standard therapy; or for which no standard therapy currently exists, or for which they are not candidates for standard therapy. For Parts B and C of the study, participants with advanced tumors for which gemcitabine is considered standard therapy (eg, pancreatic cancer), may be enrolled without having received prior gemcitabine. Standard therapy is defined as therapy that is approved in a particular line of therapy or considered as standard of care based on published peer reviewed data in a specific line of therapy.
  • Gemcitabine-naïve participants with tumors known to be responsive to gemcitabine or participants previously treated with gemcitabine who did not progress while on treatment or who are currently still responding to treatment should only be enrolled in cohorts for which gemcitabine doses are >=1000 mg/m². Participants previously treated with gemcitabine, whose disease has progressed wile on treatment, can be enrolled to any part.
  • Must be ambulatory with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Participants (and/or parent/guardian for participants who otherwise are unable to provide independent consent) must be willing to give written informed consent and able to adhere to dose and visit schedules.
  • Female participants of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days of first dose of protocol therapy.
  • Female participants of childbearing potential and male participants whose sexual partners are of childbearing potential must agree to abstain from sexual intercourse or to use an acceptable method of contraception during the study and for 90 days following the last dose of protocol therapy. Acceptable methods of contraception include condoms (male or female) with or without spermicidal agent, diaphragm or cervical cap with spermicide, medically prescribed intrauterine device (IUD), oral or injectable hormonal contraceptive, and surgical sterilization (eg, hysterectomy or tubal ligation).
  • Must have adequate bone marrow reserve as evidenced by a white blood cell (WBC) count >=3,000/ μL, absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >=1,500/μL AND platelet count >=100,000/μL.
  • Must have adequate renal function as evidenced by a serum creatinine level <=1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or a calculated creatinine clearance >60 mL/min.
  • Participants, except those with known Gilbert's Syndrome, must have adequate hepatic function as evidenced by a serum bilirubin level <=1.5 x the ULN AND serum levels of aspartate and alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT) levels <=3 x the ULN for the reference lab (participants with known hepatic metastases must have serum AST/ALT levels <=5 x the ULN for the reference lab).
  • Must be recovered from the effects of any prior surgery, radiotherapy or systemic antineoplastic therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a known hypersensitivity to MK-8776 or gemcitabine or to any of their excipients or has received therapy with another Checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) inhibitor.
  • Has received any prohibited medication more recently than the indicated washout period prior to first dose of protocol therapy or must continue to receive prohibited medications. Prohibited medications: cytochrome P450 1A2 inhibitors, any chemotherapy, or investigational drugs.
  • Has significant underlying cardiac conduction system abnormalities such as bifascicular or greater block (eg, right bundle branch block with left anterior hemiblock or first degree atrioventricular block), fixed-rate pacemaker, or chronic atrial fibrillation with variable ventricular rate.
  • Has persistent, unresolved Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v 3.0 >=Grade 2 drug-related toxicity (except alopecia, erectile impotence, hot flashes, and decreased libido) associated with previous treatment.
  • Has known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or a known history of liver cirrhosis or active alcohol abuse.
  • Is New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III.
  • Has any other medical or psychiatric condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, might interfere with the subject's participation in the trial or interfere with the interpretation of trial results.
  • Has undergone major surgery within 3 weeks prior to first study drug administration after enrollment.
  • Has central nervous system (CNS) or leptomeningeal metastases.
  • Has received radiation therapy within 3 weeks prior to first study drug administration after enrollment or radiation therapy to >25% of bone marrow.
  • Has received >3 prior chemotherapy regimens (may have received prior gemcitabine). A participant may not have experienced any CTCAE v 3.0 >Grade 1 myelotoxicity (neutropenia and/or thrombocytopenia) with any prior regimen, including gemcitabine. Participants with >3 prior chemotherapy regimens, one or more of which were targeted, nonmyelosuppressive agents, may be considered on a case-by-case basis after discussion with the sponsor.
  • Has undergone previous allogeneic or autologous stem cell transplant.
  • Has had any of the following within 6 months prior to first study drug administration after enrollment: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina pectoris, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, symptomatic congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack, or seizure disorder.
  • Has a known bleeding diathesis, eg, hemophilia.
  • Has a baseline QTc interval >450 msec (ie, CTCAE v 3.0 Grade ≥2) at screening (within 21 days prior to 1st dose of MK-8776, mean of triplicate readings within approximately 5 minutes).
  • History of risk factors for Torsades de Pointes, including clinical history of heart failure, hypo- or hyperkalemia or hypomagnesemia (supplementation or other appropriate interventions to bring levels within normal institutional limits prior to administration of MK-8776 is acceptable), or family history of Long QT Syndrome.
  • Currently a smoker and/or is likely to smoke during the study.
  • Female participant who is breast-feeding, pregnant, or intends to become pregnant.
  • Participating in any other interventional clinical study. (Participants participating in another noninterventional study may be considered after discussion with the sponsor.)
  • Part of the staff personnel directly related to this study.
  • Family member of one of the investigational staff.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00779584

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P05248
MK-8776-002 ( Other Identifier: Merck Protocol Number )
Study First Received: October 22, 2008
Results First Received: February 2, 2017
Last Updated: April 5, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Hodgkin Disease
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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