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Trial of Erlotinib and BKM120 in Patients With Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Previously Sensitive to Erlotinib

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2011
Last updated: February 13, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
Preclinical data in lung cancer cell lines showed that EGFR mutation can potentially be a positive predictor for sensitivity to BKM120. Furthermore, when the erlotinib-resistant model H1975 (LR858 and T790M mutation) was treated with BKM120, significant tumor control was observed (Novartis internal data). Therefore, combining BKM120 with erlotinib could potentially down-modulate PI3K-Akt activity resulting in a synergistic effect on cell growth inhibition and enhancing the response to erlotinib.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: BKM120 and Erlotinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Erlotinib and BKM120 in Patients With Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Previously Sensitive to Erlotinib

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Further study details as provided by SCRI Development Innovations, LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival at 3 months [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Percentage of patients who are alive and progression-free at 3 months (APF3) from first treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: every 3 months after study treatment, projected 24 months ]
    Defined as the time from first treatment until death from any cause.

  • Duration of Response [ Time Frame: every 8 weeks for 12 months, then every 12 weeks thereafter, estimated 18 months ]
    Defined as the time from complete or partial response (CR or PR) until objective tumor progression. Tumor measurements will be obtained using CT scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis and assessed per RECIST v 1.1..

  • Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: every 8 weeks for 12 months, then every 12 weeks thereafter, estimated 18 months ]
    Defined as the proportion of complete and partial responses (CR + PR) among all patients.

  • The number and severity of dose-limiting toxicities as a measure of safety. [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks for 8 weeks, then every 8 weeks thereafter, estimated 24 months ]
    Toxicity will be graded using CTCAE v4.3.

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: March 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BKM120 and Erlotinib

Cycle 1: BKM120 80 mg PO daily; Erlotinib 100mg PO daily

Cycles 2 and beyond: BKM120 100 mg PO daily; Erlotinib 100mg PO daily

Drug: BKM120 and Erlotinib
BKM120 and Erlotinib will be given once daily. Erlotinib 100 mg PO will be administered. During Cycle 1-Week 1 all patients will receive 80 mg PO daily BKM120. After the first week of Cycle 1, the dose of BKM120 will escalate to 100 mg PO daily and treatment will continue as long as there are no unexpected or prohibitive toxicities, or disease progression.
Other Name: Buparlisib (BKM 120) and Tarceva (erlotinib)

Detailed Description:
This is a multicentered, open-label, non-randomized Phase II study of BKM120 and erlotinib in patients with advanced NSCLC previously sensitive to erlotinib. After six patients are enrolled and complete one treatment cycle a safety analysis of adverse events (AEs) will be conducted to assure there are no unexpected or prohibitive toxicities of the combination. The planned study enrollment will continue to up to 37 patients. Duration of a patient's participation in the study will vary. Treatment will continue as long as the patient is benefitting from the treatment, has no evidence of disease progression, and does not meet any criteria for discontinuation or withdrawal.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must have recovered to Grade 1 or better from any adverse events (except alopecia) related to prior antineoplastic therapy before screening procedures are initiated.

  1. Patients with progressive NSCLC (any histology)
  2. Prior sensitivity to erlotinib or gefitinib or other EGFR TKI. Sensitivity is defined as follows:

    • Patients treated with erlotinib (or gefitinib or other EGFR TKI) for any duration in the presence of a known EGFR activating mutation that confers sensitivity to TKI treatment. These include, but are not limited to mutations in L858R (Exon 21); Exon 19 deletion; G719S, G719A, G719C mutations (Exon 19);or L861Q (laboratory report required at enrollment).
    • Prior treatment with erlotinib (or gefitinib, or other EGFR TKI), regardless of mutation status, where there was ≥6 months of disease control (no disease progression).
  3. At least one site of measurable disease as defined by RECIST criteria Version 1.1
  4. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0 to 2
  5. Archival tumor tissue available for correlative testing (analysis of resistance mechanism to erlotinib).
  6. Failure of at least 1, and no more than 3, prior systemic treatments for advanced disease (either due to progressive disease or toxicity).
  7. Male or female ≥18 years of age.
  8. Patients may have received radiation for palliation prior to starting study drug if they have recovered from the side effects of such therapy. Time from last palliative radiation to beginning of study treatment should be ≥1 week. Patients may have received prior wide-field radiation prior to starting study drug if they have recovered from the side effects of such therapy. Time from last wide-field radiation to beginning of study treatment should be ≥2 weeks.
  9. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) ≤120 mg/dL (6.7 mmol/L)
  10. Adequate hematologic, hepatic and renal function.
  11. Total calcium (corrected for serum albumin) WNL (bisphosphonate use for malignant hypercalcemia control is allowed)
  12. Magnesium ≥ the lower limit of normal (LLN)
  13. Potassium WNL for the institution
  14. Serum amylase and lipase ≤ ULN
  15. Ability to swallow oral medication
  16. Fertile males, defined as all males physiologically capable of conceiving offspring, must use condoms during treatment, and for an additional 24 weeks (6 months in total after study drug discontinuation), and should not father a child in this period.
  17. Female patients who are not of child-bearing potential, and female patients of child-bearing potential who agree to use adequate contraceptive measures, who are not breastfeeding, and who have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test performed within 48 hours prior to start of treatment.
  18. Willingness and ability to comply with study and follow-up procedures.
  19. Ability to understand the investigational nature of this study and give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior treatment with a phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor
  2. Known hypersensitivity to BKM120, and/or erlotinib/gefitinib
  3. Failure to recover to Grade 1 or better from any AEs (except alopecia) related to previous antineoplastic therapy before screening procedures are initiated.
  4. Untreated brain metastases. Patients with treated brain metastases may participate in this study, if the patient is ≥2 weeks from therapy completion (including radiation and/or surgery), has recovered from all effects of treatment, is clinically stable at the time of study entry, and is not receiving high-dose steroid therapy (patients on a low stable dose of steroids may be enrolled).
  5. Acute or chronic liver or renal disease or pancreatitis
  6. The following mood disorders, as judged by the Investigator or a Psychiatrist, or as a result of patient's mood assessment questionnaire:

    • Medically documented history of active major depressive episode, bipolar disorder (I or II), obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, a history of suicidal attempt or ideation, or homicidal ideation (immediate risk of doing harm to others)
    • ≥ Grade 3 anxiety
    • Meets the cut-off score of ≥10 12 in the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) or a cut-off of ≥15 in the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) mood scale, respectively, or selects a positive response of "1, 2, or 3" to question number 9 regarding potential for suicidal thoughts in the PHQ-9 (independent of the total score of the PHQ-9) will be excluded from the study.
  7. Active cardiac disease including any of the following:

    • Angina pectoris that requires the use of anti-anginal medication
    • Ventricular arrhythmias except for benign premature ventricular contractions
    • Supraventricular and nodal arrhythmias requiring a pacemaker or not controlled with medication
    • Conduction abnormality requiring a pacemaker
    • Valvular disease with documented compromise in cardiac function
    • Symptomatic pericarditis
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
  8. History of cardiac dysfunction including any of the following:

    • Myocardial infarction within the last 6 months
    • History of documented congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association functional classification III-IV) within the last 6 months
    • Documented cardiomyopathy
    • Stroke or transient ischemic attack within the past 6 months
  9. Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (HbA1c >8%)
  10. Currently taking therapeutic doses of warfarin sodium or any other coumadin-derivative anticoagulant. Therapy with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), rivaroxabam, or fondaparinux is allowed.
  11. Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled concomitant medical conditions (e.g., active or uncontrolled infection) that could cause unacceptable safety risks or compromise compliance with the protocol
  12. Diarrhea ≥ Grade 2.
  13. Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of study drugs (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel resection).
  14. Prior treatment with any hematopoietic colony-stimulating growth factors (e.g., G-CSF, GM-CSF) ≤1 week prior to starting study drug. Erythropoietin or darbepoetin therapy, if initiated at least 1 week prior to enrollment, may be continued.
  15. Currently receiving treatment with medication with a known risk to prolong the QT interval or inducing Torsades de Pointes and the treatment cannot either be discontinued or switched to a different medication prior to starting study drug.
  16. Patients who have taken herbal medications and certain fruits within 7 days prior to starting study drug. Herbal medications include, but are not limited to, St. John's Wort, Kava, ephedra (ma huang), gingko biloba, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), yohimbe, saw palmetto, and ginseng. Fruits include the CYP3A inhibitors: Seville oranges, grapefruit, pummelos, or exotic citrus fruits.
  17. Currently treated with drugs known to be strong inhibitors or inducers of isoenzyme CYP3A, and the treatment cannot be discontinued or switched to a different medication prior to starting study drug. (Concurrent treatment with moderate or weak inhibitors of CYP3A is allowed).
  18. Chemotherapy or targeted anticancer therapy ≤4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosourea, antibodies or mitomycin-C) prior to starting study drug must recover to a Grade 1 before starting the study (with the exception of EGFR targeting TKIs).
  19. Patients who have received any continuous or intermittent small molecule therapeutics (excluding monoclonal antibodies or EGFR targeting TKIs) ≤21 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is shorter) prior to starting study drug or who have not recovered from side effects of such therapy. A minimum of 10 days between termination of study drug and administration of BKM120/erlotinib is required.
  20. Oral contraception, injected or implanted hormonal methods are not allowed as BKM120 potentially decreases the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.
  21. Any condition that would prevent patient comprehension of the investigative nature of the study and its associated risks or prevent the ability to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01487265

United States, Florida
Florida Cancer Specialists South
Ft. Myers, Florida, United States, 33916
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
Florida Cancer Specialists North
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33705
Florida Cancer Specialists East
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33401
United States, Ohio
Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45242
United States, Tennessee
Tennessee Oncology, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37023
United States, Texas
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
Sponsors and Collaborators
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
Study Chair: David R Spigel, MD SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: SCRI Development Innovations, LLC Identifier: NCT01487265     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCRI LUN 214
Study First Received: December 1, 2011
Last Updated: February 13, 2017

Keywords provided by SCRI Development Innovations, LLC:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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 processed this record on May 25, 2017