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Pharmacodynamics (PD) and Pharmacokinetics (PK) Study of EP-100 in Advanced Solid Tumors

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: NCT00949559
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Esperance Pharmaceuticals Inc

Brief Summary:

This study is being done to:

  • Test the safety of EP-100 and see what effect (good and bad) it has on the patient and their cancer;
  • Find the highest dose of EP-100 that can be given without causing bad side effects;
  • Examine how much EP-100 is in the blood at certain times after it is given and how quickly the body gets rid of it;
  • Observe whether there is any effect of EP-100 on the size and activity of cancer in the patient's body.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Solid Tumors Advanced Solid Tumors Drug: EP-100 Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, Multi-center, Open-label, Dose-escalation, Safety, Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Study of EP-100 Given Intravenously 3 Out of 4 Weeks in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: EP-100
    as a single agent administered intravenously twice weekly x 3 with 1 week off (total 28 days)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the dose limiting toxicities (DLT) of EP-100 [ Time Frame: weekly ]
  2. To establish the dose of EP-100 recommended for future phase II protocols [ Time Frame: weekly ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with histologically confirmed solid carcinomas
  • Subjects whose tumors over express LHRH receptors in tumor biopsies
  • Tumor progression after receiving standard/approved chemotherapy or where there is no approved therapy
  • One or more metastatic tumors measurable on CT scan or evaluable disease
  • Karnofsky performance ≥ 70%
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years
  • Signed, written informed consent. Consent must be provided prior to performing any study-related procedures.
  • A negative pregnancy test (if female)
  • Acceptable liver function
  • Acceptable renal function
  • Serum creatinine within normal limits, OR calculated creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for subjects with creatinine levels above institutional normal.
  • Acceptable hematologic status:
  • No clinically significant abnormalities
  • Acceptable coagulation status:
  • For men and women of child-producing potential, the use of effective contraceptive methods during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • New York Heart Association Class III or IV, cardiac disease, myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, unstable arrhythmia, or evidence of ischemia on ECG
  • Active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, requiring systemic therapy
  • Pregnant or nursing women. NOTE: Women of child bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; or abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
  • Treatment with radiation therapy or investigational therapy within 4 weeks prior to Day 1. Had received chemotherapy prior to study entry equivalent within 3 to 5 half-lives of that chemotherapy agent or 4 weeks prior to study entry (whichever is shorter) with resolution of any side effects from that previous therapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or Mitomycin C).
  • Subjects with active CNS metastases are excluded.
  • Subjects with a history of CNS metastases will be eligible if they have been treated and are stable without symptoms for 4 weeks after completion of treatment, with image documentation required, and must be off steroids.
  • Had major surgery, other than diagnostic surgery, within 4 weeks prior to Day 1
  • Had minor surgery within 2 weeks prior to Day 1
  • Patients who may benefit from hormonal treatment such as breast cancer patients whose tumors are hormone receptor positive (ER/PR) and without rapidly progressive visceral disease or patients with prostate cancer who have not had hormonal manipulation therapy.
  • Patients who have potentially life-threatening disease (hypercalcemia, spinal cord compression) whose disease may acutely progress if EP-100 administration causes a flare reaction.
  • Unwillingness or inability to comply with procedures required in this protocol
  • Known infection with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C
  • Subjects who are susceptible to histamine release (e.g. patients with mastocytosis, mastocytoma, mast cell leukemia, asthma, hay fever, and other allergic disorders and disorders that increase mast cell numbers).
  • Patients under chronic treatment with corticosteroids.
  • Baseline QTc exceeding 450 msec (using the Bazetts formula) and/or patients receiving class 1A or class III antiarrythmic agents.
  • Serious nonmalignant disease (e.g., hydronephrosis, liver failure, or other conditions) that could compromise protocol objectives in the opinion of the investigator and/or the sponsor
  • Subjects who are currently receiving any other investigational agent
  • Subjects should not be using any LHRH agonists (such as leuprolide [Lupron, Eligard], buserelin [Suprefact, Suprecor], nafarelin [Synarel], histrelin [Supprelin], goserelin [Zoladex], deslorelin [Suprelorin, Ovuplant], Triptorelin and others) or antagonists (such as Abarelix [Plenaxis], Cetrorelix [Cetrotide], Ganirelix [Antagon] and others) prior to study treatments. If LHRH agonists are being used, a 4-week washout period is recommended.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00949559

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United States, Arizona
TGEN Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85258
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Sponsors and Collaborators
Esperance Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Responsible Party: Esperance Pharmaceuticals Inc Identifier: NCT00949559    
Other Study ID Numbers: ESP2009-001
First Posted: July 30, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012
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