Midostaurin (PKC412) for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Theodore Sunki Hong, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2011
Last updated: April 10, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This study combines midostaurin (PKC412) with radiation and a standard chemotherapy drug call 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) for subjects with advanced rectal cancer. Midostaurin is a type of kinase inhibitor which works by blocking proteins associated with cancer cell growth. Previous studies also suggest that midostaurin may help increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy. In this research we are looking for the highest dose of midostaurin that can be given safely in combination with standard chemoradiation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum
Drug: Midostaurin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Chemoradiation With Midostaurin (PKC412) For Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of midostaurin in combination with standard 5-FU chemoradiation [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the rate of Dworak Tumor Regression Grade 3/4 for locally advanced rectal cancer treated with study combination at the MTD, stratified by KRAS status (mutant vs. wild type) [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To determine surgical complication rate in patients who received preoperative radiation therapy [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Perform an exploratory analysis of the impact of selected mutations in APC, PTEN, BRAF, NRAS, and PIK3CA, among other genes [ Time Frame: 1.5 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To evaluate proteomic markers of response and resistance to midostaurin-based chemoradiation [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Midostaurin with chemoradiation Drug: Midostaurin
50 mg BID for 8 cycles

Detailed Description:

Midostaurin capsules will be taken by mouth for 8 weeks. For the first 2 weeks midostaurin will be taken alone (no chemoradiation). After 2 weeks standard chemoradiation will be added to the midostaurin regimen. Subjects receive midostaurin and chemoradiation for an additional 6 weeks. Physical exams will be done weekly. Blood samples will be taken and an optional tumor biopsy will be performed in week 2.

4-5 weeks after completing chemoradiation and midostaurin subjects will undergo surgery as standard of care. Tumor tissue from the surgery will be used for research purposes. A Ct scan of chest, abdomen, and pelvis will be performed.

After completion of surgery, subjects will have an end of study visit with physical exam, blood tests. CT scans of chest, abdomen, and pelvis will be performed yearly for 5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the rectum
  • T3/4 or N+ disease
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Normal organ and marrow function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Prior radiotherapy
  • Receiving other investigational agents
  • History of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Active scleroderma or CREST syndrome
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness
  • History of a different malignancy unless disease free for at least 5 years
  • HIV or active viral hepatitis
  • Impaired cardiac function
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01282502

Contact: Theodore S Hong, MD 617-724-1159 tshong1@partners.org

United States, Massachusetts
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Harvey Mamon, MD, PhD    617-732-6310    hmamon@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Harvey Mamon, MD, PhD         
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Theodore S Hong, MD    617-724-1159    tshong1@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Theodore S Hong, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Theodore S Hong, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Theodore Sunki Hong, Radiation Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01282502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-457
Study First Received: January 21, 2011
Last Updated: April 10, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 26, 2015