This site became the new on June 19th. Learn more.
Show more Menu IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu IMPORTANT: Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu
Give us feedback

Ridaforolimus and Vorinostat in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fox Chase Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 22, 2010
Last updated: November 3, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of giving ridaforolimus and vorinostat together in treating patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. Giving ridaforolimus in combination with vorinostat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Drug: ridaforolimus Drug: vorinostat Procedure: biopsy Other: pharmacological study Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Ridaforolimus and Vorinostat in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphoma (IND 109130)

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability of study treatment [ Time Frame: First 3 weeks of treatment ]
    Assessed by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.0.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Kaplan Meier curves will be used. Proportions, 95% confidence intervals, and cumulative incidence curves will be used to characterize response rates.

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (ridaforolimus and vorinostat)
Patients receive ridaforolimus PO once daily on days 1-5 and vorinostat PO twice daily on days 1-3. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: ridaforolimus
Given PO
Other Names:
  • AP23573
  • deforolimus
  • MK8669
Drug: vorinostat
Given PO
Other Names:
  • L-001079038
  • SAHA
  • suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid
  • Zolinza
Procedure: biopsy
Optional correlative studies
Other Name: biopsies
Other: pharmacological study
Correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. To determine which dose combinations of Ridaforolimus and Vorinostat are safe and tolerable.

II. To define the maximum tolerated dose. III. To characterize dose limiting toxicities.


I. To describe the activity of this combination amongst all enrolled patients in terms of response rate, progression free survival and overall survival.

II. To describe the activity of this combination in the subset of patients with RCC in terms of response rate, progression free survival and overall survival.

III. To describe the pharmacodynamic effects of these agents in combination.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study.

Patients receive ridaforolimus orally (PO) once daily on days 1-5 and vorinostat PO twice daily on days 1-3. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every three months for up to 3 years.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological or cytological confirmation of a solid, malignant tumor or lymphoma that is refractory to standard therapies or for which no standard therapies exist
  • Patients must have received at least one prior systemic therapy
  • Measureable disease by RECIST v 1.1
  • ECOG PS 0 or 1
  • ANC >= 1500/uL
  • Hgb >= 9 g/dL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/uL
  • AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT =< 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or =< 5.0 x ULN in patients with liver metastases
  • Total Bilirubin =< 1.5 times ULN
  • Creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL or Creatinine Clearance (calculated or 24 hour urine) >= 50 ml/min
  • Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test =< 21 days of study enrollment and agree to use an effective method of contraception for the duration of the study
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior anti-cancer treatment with either an mTOR inhibitor (i.e. temsirolimus, everolimus), or an HDAC inhibitor (i.e. Vorinostat)
  • Patients who have received bevacizumab =< 6 weeks prior to day 1 of study treatment; patients who have received other chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiotherapy =< 3 weeks prior to day 1 of study treatment or those who have not recovered from acute adverse events due to agents administered >= 3 weeks earlier; for patients receiving targeted therapy, treatment must be discontinued at least five half-lives prior to initiation of day 1 of study treatment
  • Patients who have taken valproic acid =< 2 weeks of study enrollment; valproic acid is another HDAC inhibitor
  • Patients who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • History of gastrointestinal bleeding within1 month of enrollment
  • Serum cholesterol >= 350 mg/dL or serum triglycerides >= 400 mg/d
  • Poorly controlled Type 1 or 2 diabetes, defined as hemoglobin A1C greater than 8% or a fasting glucose of > 160 mg/dL
  • Active infection requiring antibiotics
  • Anaphylactic reaction to macrolide antibiotics, Tween 80 (polysorbate 80)
  • Patients who are not adequately recovered from a prior surgical procedure or major surgical procedure within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug
  • Myocardial infarction of unstable angina within 3 months of study entry
  • NY Heart Association class III or IV congestive heart failure
  • Known active parenchymal brain metastases; patients who have had brain metastases resected, or have received radiation therapy ending > 4 weeks prior to study entry are eligible if they meet all of the following criteria: 1) residual neurologic symptoms < grade 1, 2) no steroid requirement, 3) a follow-up MRI shows regression or stability of lesions after treatment, with no new lesions appearing
  • Unable to swallow whole pills
  • A requirement for one of the prohibited medications; if patient is currently taking one of these medications, they may be eligible so long as they discontinue the prohibited medication prior to starting study treatment and remain off for the duration they are taking study treatment
  • Known diagnosis of HIV
  • Concurrent malignancies are excluded with the following exceptions: basal cell skin cancer is allowed; cervical carcinoma in situ is allowed; any malignancy that does not require active treatment, and from which the patient has been disease free for >= 3 years is allowed
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01169532

United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Rockledge, Pennsylvania, United States, 19046
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fox Chase Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Plimack Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fox Chase Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01169532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-034
NCI-2010-01907 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trials Reporting System) )
Study First Received: July 22, 2010
Last Updated: November 3, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on July 19, 2017