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Dasatinib and Erlotinib in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00826449
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 22, 2009
Results First Posted : October 21, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2016
Bristol-Myers Squibb
OSI Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

The goal of the Phase I portion of this study is to find the highest tolerable dose of the combination of dasatinib and erlotinib hydrochloride that can be given to patients with advanced solid tumors.

The goal of the Phase II portion of this study is to learn if this combination is effective when given to patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

The safety of this combination will be studied in both phases.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Dasatinib Drug: Erlotinib Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 53 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I-II Study of Dasatinib and Erlotinib in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Phase I
Dasatinib + Erlotinib
Drug: Dasatinib
Starting dose of 70 mg by mouth daily for 21 day cycle.
Other Names:
  • BMS-354825
  • Sprycel®

Drug: Erlotinib
150 mg by mouth daily every 21 day cycle.
Other Names:
  • Erlotinib hydrochloride
  • Tarceva
  • OSI-774

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Phase I: Maximum Tolerable Dose (MTD) of Dasatinib Given With Erlotinib Hydrochloride [ Time Frame: Baseline and at Day 21 ]
    MTD defined as the highest dose level in which 6 patients have been treated with less than 2 instances of dose limiting toxicity (DLT). Dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) defined using NCI Common Terminology Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 3 as: grade 3 or higher non-hematologic toxicity (excluding initial nausea and vomiting), grade 4 neutropenia, febrile neutropenia, or grade 4 thrombocytopenia. Grade 3-4 nausea and vomiting that cannot be controlled within 2 weeks with anti-emetics considered a DLT.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Phase II: Number of Participant With Response According to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
    Changes in only the largest diameter (unidimensional measurement) of the tumor lesions are used in the RECIST criteria. Patients who have a partial or complete response or stable disease are defined as progression free. Complete Response (CR): Disappearance of all target lesions; Partial Response (PR): At least 30% decrease in sum of longest diameter (LD) of target lesions, reference baseline sum LD; Progressive Disease (PD): At least 20% increase in sum of LD of target lesions, reference smallest sum LD recorded since treatment started or appearance of one or more new lesions; Stable Disease (SD): Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for PR nor sufficient increase.

  2. Phase II: Progression-Free Survival (PFS) Rate [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
    A modified Thall, Simon, and Estey (1995) design used in the phase II study to monitor the proportion of patients with NSCLC who are alive and progression free (PFS) at twelve weeks after commencing treatment with dasatinib and erlotinib.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Advanced malignancy that is appropriate for systemic therapy without curative intent.
  2. Patients must provide verbal and written informed consent indicating they are aware of the investigational nature of the study. Parental consent and patient assent is required for those aged 16-17.
  3. Patients must be at least 16 years of age.
  4. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1.
  5. Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function as follows: creatinine < 1.5 x the institutional upper limit of normal (ULN), total bilirubin < 2.0 x ULN, AST and ALT < 2.5 x ULN, absolute granulocytes >/= 1500/mm^3; platelets >/= 75,000 mm^3; hemoglobin >/= 10 g/dL.
  6. Serum potassium, magnesium, and phosphate within the institutional limits of normal. Patients with low potassium, phosphate, or magnesium levels may be repleted to allow for protocol entry.
  7. Serum calcium >/= the institutional limits of normal. Patients with low calcium levels may be repleted to allow for protocol entry.
  8. Ability to take oral medication (dasatinib and erlotinib must be swallowed whole)
  9. Patients-both males & females-w/reproductive potential must agree to use an adequate method of contraception to include hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, injections, implants), intrauterine device (IUD), barrier contraceptive with spermicide, and/or abstinence throughout the study & for at least 4 wks after the study drugs are stopped. Females w/ reproductive or childbearing potential include any female who has experienced menarche & who has not undergone successful surgical sterilization (hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation or bilateral oophorectomy) or is not postmenopausal
  10. -Continued from Inclusion #9 - [defined as amenorrhea >/=12 consecutive mths;or women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) w/ documented serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level > 35 milli-International unit (mIU)/mL]. Prior to study enrollment, women of childbearing potential must be advised of the importance of avoiding pregnancy during trial participation and the potential risk factors for an unintentional pregnancy.
  11. Women of childbearing potential must provide a negative pregnancy test (serum or urine) within 72 hours prior to the start of study drug administration.
  12. Asymptomatic brain metastases with prior cranial irradiation or resection are acceptable if there is no bleeding, no midline shift, and no need for steroids or anti-convulsants. Asymptomatic brain metastasis without prior treatment are acceptable if the largest lesion is less than 7 mm in diameter, there is no bleeding, midline shift, nor need for steroids or anti-convulsants.
  13. Patient agrees to discontinue St. Johns Wort at least 5 days before starting dasatinib or erlotinib.
  14. Patient agrees that IV bisphosphonates will be withheld for the first 8 weeks of dasatinib therapy due to risk of hypocalcemia.
  15. The patient's O^2 saturation must be >92% on room air.
  16. (Phase II only) - Patient has never received prior therapy with dasatinib, or erlotinib, or another epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or Src family kinase (SFK) inhibitor.
  17. (Phase I only) - Histological or unequivocal cytological proof of solid tumor malignancy.
  18. (Phase I only) - At least one prior systemic chemotherapy or biological therapy for recurrent or metastatic solid tumor (i.e., this protocol therapy must be administered as second line or greater), ), except if there is no standard or experimental systemic therapy available. If no effective systemic agent is available for first line therapy, then patients may be enrolled on the phase I as first line therapy.
  19. (Phase I only) - Prior radiotherapy is permitted (see exclusion criterion 4 for details on unallowable radiotherapy).
  20. (Phase II only) - Histological or unequivocal cytological proof of NSCLC.
  21. (Phase II only) - NSCLC that is appropriate for systemic therapy without curative intent: Stage IV, Stage IIIB with pleural effusion, or incurable recurrent disease after surgery or radiotherapy.
  22. (Phase II only) - Zero to one line of prior systemic therapy for recurrent or metastatic NSCLC. Prior adjuvant chemotherapy or adjuvant biologic therapy for NSCLC is not included as a line of prior therapy if it was completed greater than 3 months prior to recurrence, provided that the patient has never received any EGFR or SFK inhibitors.
  23. (Phase II only) - Measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria.
  24. (Phase II only) - Availability of tumor tissue that is at least adequate for EGFR mutational analysis. This can come from pre-existing paraffin blocks (from diagnostic biopsy or surgical resection) or patient may undergo a biopsy for research purposes.
  25. (Phase II only) - Prior radiotherapy is permitted as long as there is measurable disease outside of the radiotherapy port OR clearly recurrent and growing within the radiotherapy port (see exclusion criterion 2 for details on unallowable radiotherapy).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have child-bearing potential and are unwilling/unable to use an acceptable method of contraception for the entire study period and for at least 4 weeks after cessation of the study drugs. All women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test prior to first receiving protocol therapy. If the pregnancy test is positive, the patient must not receive dasatinib or erlotinib, and must not be enrolled on the study
  2. Radiotherapy to ribs, sternum, pelvis, vertebrae or skull within 4 weeks prior to entering the study. (If none of these axial skeletal areas are included in the radiotherapy field, patients may have received palliative radiotherapy to long bones provided that it has ended at least 2 weeks prior to initiation of dasatinib-erlotinib therapy.)
  3. Patients with any of the following cardiac problems should be excluded: (a) Uncontrolled angina, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months; (b) Diagnosed congenital long QT syndrome; (c) Any history of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias (such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or Torsades de pointes); (d) Prolonged [1] corrected QT interval (QTc) interval on pre-entry electrocardiogram (> 450 msec in women or >440 msec in men). If the automated reading is prolonged, the ECG should be manually over read.
  4. Continued from Exclusion #4: (e) Any history of second or third degree heart block unless they currently have a pacemaker; (f) Heart rate < 50 / minute on pre-entry electrocardiogram;(g) Uncontrolled hypertension defined as systolic blood pressure > 150 or diastolic >100;(h) Subjects with hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia if it cannot be corrected prior to dasatinib administration.
  5. Patients with pericardial effusion > grade 1 (by Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE) v3.0).
  6. Patients with pleural effusion > grade 2 (by CTCAE v3.0). A grade 3 pleural effusion that is managed by a thoracentesis or an indwelling catheter is allowable as long as supplemental oxygen is not required.
  7. Patients with any condition that impairs their ability to swallow, retain, or absorb dasatinib or erlotinib tablets are excluded. This includes any condition resulting in an inability to take oral medication, a requirement for IV alimentation, prior surgical procedures that have resulted in chronic malabsorption, or active peptic ulcer disease.
  8. Patients with > grade 2 neuropathy
  9. Patients with a history of pulmonary fibrosis (other than in a radiated field).
  10. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease or uncontrolled chronic diarrhea.
  11. Patients with a history of significant bleeding disorder unrelated to cancer, including: (a) Diagnosed congenital bleeding disorders (e.g., von Willebrand's disease); (b) Diagnosed acquired bleeding disorder within one year (e.g., acquired anti-factor VIII antibodies); (c) Ongoing or recent (</= 3 months) significant gastrointestinal bleeding, defined as clinically evident hematemesis or hematochezia requiring therapeutic intervention.
  12. Known HIV-positive patients are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions between dasatinib and antiretroviral therapy. In addition, these patients are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy.
  13. Pts currently receiving any of the following medications will be excluded: (a) Any concurrent systemic anticancer therapy; (b) Any concurrent investigational agents (c) Category I drugs that are generally accepted to have a risk of causing Torsades de Pointes including: (Pts must discontinue such drugs 7 days or more prior to starting dasatinib):i. quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide;ii. amiodarone, sotalol, ibutilide, dofetilide;iii. erythromycin, clarithromycin;iv. chlorpromazine, haloperidol, mesoridazine, thioridazine, pimozide
  14. Continued from Exclusion#14:v.cisapride,bepridil,droperidol,methadone,arsenic, chloroquine,domperidone,halofantrine,levomethadyl,pentamidine,sparfloxacin, lidoflazine;(d)The concomitant use of H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors w/ dasatinib is not recommended.The use of antacids should be considered in place of H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors in pts receiving dasatinib therapy.If antacid therapy is needed,the antacid dose should be administered at least 2 hours prior to or 2 hours after the dose of dasatinib.
  15. Continued from Exclusion #15: (e)Pt may not be receiving any prohibited CYP3A4 inhibitors Potent inhibitors of CYP3A4 are prohibited during study; for such medications, a wash-out period of 7 days is required prior to starting dasatinib. Potent CYP3A4 inhibitors include: · itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, voriconazole; amprenavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir; ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, diclofenac, doxycycline, enoxacin, imatinib, isoniazid, ketamine nefazodone, nicardipine, propofol, quinidine, telithromycin. (f) St.Johns Wort
  16. The patient has received prior investigational therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or major surgery within 3 weeks of initiating study drug.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00826449

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United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Bristol-Myers Squibb
OSI Pharmaceuticals
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Principal Investigator: Faye M. Johnson, MD, PhD, BS UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00826449    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-0353
NCI-2012-01653 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: January 22, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 21, 2015
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Advanced Solid Tumors
Advanced Cancer
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Solid Tumor Malignancy
Erlotinib hydrochloride
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action