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Dose Escalation Study of ARQ 621 in Adult Patients With Metastatic Solid Tumors and Hematologic Malignancies

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 13, 2009
Last updated: October 17, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
This is an open-label, dose escalation study of intravenous ARQ 621 administered to patients with late-stage solid tumors or hematologic malignancies.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Solid Tumors, Refractory/Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies Drug: ARQ 621 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1 Dose Escalation Study of ARQ 621 in Adult Patients With Metastatic Solid Tumors and Hematologic Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by ArQule:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the safety, tolerability and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of ARQ 621 administered intravenously. [ Time Frame: 24 months estimated ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the pharmacokinetic profile of ARQ 621. [ Time Frame: 24 months estimated ]
  • To determine the pharmacodynamic profile (incl. biomarkers) of ARQ 621. [ Time Frame: 24 months estimated ]
  • To assess the preliminary anti-tumor activity of ARQ 621. [ Time Frame: 24 months estimated ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ARQ 621 treatment Drug: ARQ 621
Treatment will be initiated at a dose level of 10 mg/m^2 IV infusion for an hour once weekly in 4-week (28 day) consecutive and continuous cycles. ARQ 621 should be infused IV over two hours at doses 200 mg/m^2 and higher (cohort 8 and above).

Detailed Description:
The study is designed to explore the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of ARQ 621 and define a recommended phase 2 (RP2D)dose of ARQ 621.Treatment will be initiated at a dose level of 10 mg/m^2 IV infusion for an hour once weekly in 4-week (28 day) consecutive and continuous cycles. ARQ 621 should be infused IV over two hours at doses 200 mg/m^2 and higher (cohort 8 and above). All cycles of therapy will consist of the patient taking ARQ 621 intravenously once weekly for 4 weeks. Dose escalation will proceed initially by doubling (cohorts 2 and 3) and subsequently by a modified Fibonacci scheme. Dose escalations will be performed using 3-6 patient cohorts. In these cohorts, if a single dose limiting toxicity (DLT) is experienced among patients 1-3, the dose cohort will be expanded to six patients. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) will be defined as the dose level at which no greater than 1/6 patients experiences a DLT. Once an MTD is identified, up to an additional 20 patients (with types of malignancy to be determined at a later date by study investigator and clarified by study amendment) may be treated at this MTD of ARQ 621. If an MTD is not identified in the initial 10 dosing cohorts, dose escalation will proceed in a manner to be defined by subsequent amendment with the purpose of determining a RP2D of ARQ 621.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed written informed consent must be obtained and documented according to International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)- Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the local regulatory requirements, and permission to use private health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) prior to study-specific screening procedures
  • A histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic solid tumor or refractory/relapsed hematologic malignancy
  • Have a life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • ≥18 years of age
  • Measurable disease as defined by:

    • Solid Tumors: Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors
    • Multiple Myeloma (MM): International Uniform Response Criteria, at least one of the following:

      • Monoclonal protein in the plasma of ≥0.5 g/dL
      • Monoclonal protein in the urine of ≥0.2 g/24 hr urine collection
      • Serum immunoglobulin free light chain (FLC) ≥100 mg/L (10 mg/dL) and abnormal serum immunoglobulin kappa to lambda FLC ratio
    • Malignant Lymphoma (ML): International Working Group Response Criteria

      • At least one site of disease ≥2 cm in longest diameter (a lesion ≥1 cm can be considered if PET positive)
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): NCI Working Group Guidelines

      • Lymphocytosis (5 x 10^9 /L) with B-cell marker (CD19, CD20,CD23) + CD5
      • High-risk characteristics (hemoglobin <10g/dL OR platelets <100 x 10^9 /L)
    • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): only patients with bone marrow or peripheral blast count of ≥20%
    • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML): patients must be refractory to all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide
    • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML): patients in blast crisis (bone marrow or peripheral blast count ≥20%) may be included if refractory to prior therapy and to any therapy the investigators deems of higher priority (for example, BCR-ABL inhibitors such as imatinib mesylate [Gleevec], nilotinib [Tasigna], or dasatinib [Sprycel])
  • ECOG performance status ≤2
  • Male or female patients of child-producing potential must agree to use contraception or avoidance of pregnancy measures during the study and for 30 days after the last ARQ 621 dose
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test
  • Aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤2.5 × upper limit of normal (ULN) or ≤5.0 × ULN with metastatic liver disease
  • Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥10 g/dL (except in cases considered related to hematologic malignancy)
  • Total bilirubin ≤1.5 × ULN
  • Creatinine ≤1.5 x ULN (≤2.0 x ULN in cases considered related to multiple myeloma)
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 x 10^9/L (except in cases considered related to hematologic malignancy)
  • Platelets ≥100 x 10^9/L (except in cases considered related to hematologic malignancy)
  • Patients with hematologic malignancies who have progressed following at least two prior treatment regimens

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anti-cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or investigational agents within four weeks of the first dose

    • In cases of hematologic malignancies, 4-week recovery from prior anticancer treatment is not required, however the patient must recover from prior treatment-related non-hematological toxicities to grade 2 or less
    • When required for supportive care corticosteroids or hydroxyurea may be used
  • Surgery within four weeks prior to the first dose
  • Known untreated brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease

    • Patients with solid tumors who were treated for brain metastases and who have shown stable disease for at least 8 weeks prior to enrollment will be allowed
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Uncontrolled concurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active symptomatic infection requiring systemic therapy, clinically significant non-healing or healing wounds, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, significant pulmonary disease (shortness of breath at rest or mild exertion), uncontrolled infection or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Patients having a history of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) or Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) or HUS spectrum will be excluded from the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00825487

United States, Arizona
Translational Genomics Institute
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85004
United States, California
Premiere Oncology
Santa Monica, California, United States, 90404
United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
United States, Nevada
Nevada Cancer Institute
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89135
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: ArQule Identifier: NCT00825487     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARQ 621-101
Study First Received: January 13, 2009
Last Updated: October 17, 2011

Keywords provided by ArQule:
dose escalation

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