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MK2206 and Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Progressed After Previous Response to Erlotinib Hydrochloride Therapy

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First received: February 10, 2011
Last updated: August 23, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well Akt inhibitor MK2206 (MK2206) and erlotinib hydrochloride works in treating patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who have progressed after previous response to erlotinib hydrochloride therapy. MK2206 and erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adenosquamous Lung Carcinoma
Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma
Large Cell Lung Carcinoma
Lung Adenocarcinoma
Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma
Drug: Akt Inhibitor MK2206
Drug: Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Other: Pharmacological Study
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of the Akt Inhibitor MK-2206 Plus Erlotinib (OSI-774) in Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Progressed After Previous Response (Including Stable Disease) With Erlotinib Therapy

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease-control Rate [ Time Frame: At 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Disease-control rate defined as response rate + stable disease at 12 weeks. Stable disease must have been achieved for 12 weeks or longer. Response evaluated per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0) for target lesions.

  • Objective Response [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0) for target lesions: Complete Response (CR), Disappearance of all target lesions; Partial Response (PR), >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions; Objective Response = CR + PR

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Estimated using the product-limit method of Kaplan and Meier. Progression is defined using Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0), as a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions.

  • Toxicity of Akt Inhibitor MK2206 Plus Erlotinib Hydrochloride [ Time Frame: Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Toxicities of Grade 3 or higher Attributed to Akt inhibitor MK2206 plus erlotinib hydrochloride, graded according to National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0

  • Median Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Estimated using the product-limit method of Kaplan and Meier. Event defined as death due to any cause.

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (Akt inhibitor MK2206, erlotinib hydrochloride)
Patients receive Akt inhibitor MK2206 PO QOD of a 28-day course, and erlotinib hydrochloride PO QD on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Akt Inhibitor MK2206
Given PO
Other Name: MK2206
Drug: Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Given PO
Other Names:
  • Cp-358,774
  • OSI-774
  • Tarceva
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies
Other: Pharmacological Study
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. To evaluate the efficacy (with the primary endpoint of disease control at 12 weeks) and tolerability of the combination of MK2206 plus erlotinib (erlotinib hydrochloride) in previously erlotinib-treated patients with recurrent or progressive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are either epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated or EGFR wild-type.


I. To determine progression-free survival of previously erlotinib-treated patients with NSCLC who are treated with MK2206 plus erlotinib. II. To determine the overall survival of previously erlotinib-treated patients with NSCLC who are treated with MK2206 plus erlotinib.

III. To assess the toxicity experienced by previously erlotinib-treated patients with NSCLC treated with MK2206 plus erlotinib. IV. To perform correlative analysis of tumor biomarkers to assess, in a preliminary manner, the association between tumor mutations and/or abnormalities and clinical outcome of previously erlotinib-treated patients with NSCLC treated with MK2206 plus erlotinib.


Patients receive Akt inhibitor MK2206 orally (PO) every other day (QOD) of a 28-day course, and erlotinib hydrochloride PO once daily (QD) on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 12 weeks for one year and then annually thereafter.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer of any histologic subtype

    • NOTE: epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational status (either wild-type or positive for an activating mutation) will be determined for all patients on this study; commercial assays for EGFR mutation status are allowed; knowledge of EGFR mutational status is not required at the time of protocol entry but should be determined or known before the end of course 2; however, if one of the strata is temporarily closed to accrual, knowledge of EGFR mutational status will be required prior to protocol entry
  • Patients may have measurable or non-measurable disease; x-rays and/or scans for disease assessment of measurable disease must have been completed within 28 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have radiologic or clinical progressive disease following prior benefit (response or stable disease) to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy (e.g., erlotinib) administered either as a single agent or in combination with other agents for at least 12 weeks prior to progression; Note: patients may have received intervening systemic therapy after EGFR-TKI progression); additionally, patients must have documentation of radiographic progression within the preceding three months prior to study entry
  • Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy is allowed; any number of prior chemotherapy regimens is also allowed; prior cetuximab therapy is also allowed; NOTE: a patient with an EGFR activating mutation who has received EGFR-TKI therapy as first line therapy, but has not received platinum-based chemotherapy, would be considered eligible for this trial
  • Karnofsky performance status >= 60%
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mcL
  • Total bilirubin =< upper institutional normal limits
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine =< upper institutional normal limits OR creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Prior to the first patient registration, this study must be institutional review board approved; a copy of the institutional review board (IRB) approval for each site involved must be given to the Data Coordinating Center at City of Hope
  • Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, the patient should inform the treating physician immediately
  • Patients on coumadin should have their international normalized ratio (INR) monitored at least once per week or more frequently depending on the investigator's judgment; there have been some case reports of increased INR when coumadin is co-administered with erlotinib
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document
  • Patients should have tumor tissue (either fresh frozen tumor tissue or paraffin-embedded tumor tissue) available for retrieval; if an endobronchial lesion is present or suspected, bronchoscopy is recommended as a source of fresh tissue; tissue blocks or unstained slides from the time of original diagnosis are acceptable if repeat biopsy is not feasible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have any ongoing grade 2 or greater toxicity from a prior treatment
  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents
  • Patients with symptomatic brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial; patients with asymptomatic controlled or treated (e.g., with radiation and/or surgery) brain metastases are otherwise eligible as long as corticosteroids given expressly for brain metastases (mets) have been stopped for at least 14 days
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to MK-2206 or erlotinib
  • Caution must be observed for patients receiving any medications or substances that are strong inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4 (CYP 450 3A4); although these patients are still potentially eligible, close monitoring is required for toxicity
  • Preclinical studies demonstrated the potential of MK-2206 for induction of hyperglycemia in all preclinical species tested; patients with diabetes or in risk for hyperglycemia should not be excluded from trials with MK-2206, but the hyperglycemia should be well controlled on oral agents before the patient enters the trial
  • Preclinical studies indicated transient changes in corrected QT (QTc) interval during MK-2206 treatment; prolongation of QTc interval is potentially a safety concern while on MK-2206 therapy; cardiovascular: baseline Fridericia QT (QTcF) > 450 msec (male) or QTcF > 470 msec (female) will exclude patients from entry on study
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study; breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with this combination
  • Human immunodeficiency (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible
  • Prior MK-2206 therapy is not allowed
  • Patients unable to swallow MK-2206 tablets and erlotinib tables whole are ineligible; (the tablets cannot be crushed or broken)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01294306

United States, California
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90211-1850
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
City of Hope South Pasadena
South Pasadena, California, United States, 91030
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Primo Lara University of California, Davis
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01294306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2011-02578  NCI-2011-02578  CDR0000695056  CHNMC-PHII-108  PhII-108  8698  N01CM00038  N01CM00071  N01CM62209  P30CA033572 
Study First Received: February 10, 2011
Results First Received: August 23, 2016
Last Updated: August 23, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on October 21, 2016