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Study of Curcumin, Vorinostat, and Sorafenib

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Sabinsa Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2012
Last updated: October 17, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn the highest tolerable dose of the combination of curcumin, vorinostat, and sorafenib that can be given to patients with advanced solid cancer. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Cancers Drug: Curcumin Drug: Sorafenib Drug: Vorinostat Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Curcumin, Vorinostat, and Sorafenib in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) defined by dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) that occur in the first cycle. Hematological DLT defined as platelets less than 25,000/uL or bleeding associated with platelets less than 50,000/uL, ANC less than 500/uL for more than 7 days, neutropenic fever, hemoglobin less than 6.5 g/dL, or more than 14 days of delay in initiation of subsequent treatment because of inadequate hematological parameters. Nonhematological toxicities graded by using NCI CTCAE v4.0 toxicity criteria.

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2022 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Curcumin + Sorafenib + Vorinostat

Participant assigned to a dose level of the study drug combination based on when joined this study. Up to 9 dose levels of the study drug combination will be tested. Three (3) to 6 participants will be enrolled at each dose level of the study drug combination. During first cycle only, Curcumin initiated on Day 1, Vorinostat on Day 3 and Sorafenib on Day 5. Beginning with Cycle 1 Day 5, all agents administered continuously. Cycle of therapy is 28 days.

Starting dose of Curcumin: 4 grams by mouth per day on Day 1. Starting dose of Sorafenib: 200 mg by mouth daily beginning on Day 5. Starting dose of Vorinostat: 100 mg by mouth daily beginning on Day 3.

Drug: Curcumin
Starting dose: 4 grams by mouth per day. During the first cycle only, Curcumin given on Day 1. Beginning with Cycle 1 Day 5, all agents will be administered continuously.
Drug: Sorafenib
Starting dose: 200 mg by mouth daily. During the first cycle only, Sorafenib given on Day 5. Beginning with Cycle 1 Day 5, all agents will be administered continuously.
Other Names:
  • Nexavar
  • Bay 43-9006
Drug: Vorinostat
Starting dose: 100 mg by mouth daily. During the first cycle only, Vorinostat given on Day 3. Beginning with Cycle 1 Day 5, all agents will be administered continuously.
Other Names:
  • SAHA
  • Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid
  • MSK-390
  • Zolinza

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must have an advanced solid tumor that has either failed one or more prior therapies or where there is no established standard of care therapy.
  2. Patients must have Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 2 or better (0-2).
  3. Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1,500/uL; Platelets > 100,000/uL; Total bilirubin within normal limits (patients with Gilbert's syndrome must have total bilirubin < 3.0 mg/dL) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 2.5 x the institutional upper limit of normal (ULN); Creatinine </= 1.5 x ULN; Hemoglobin >/= 9.0 gm/dL; prothrombin time (PT)/ partial thromboplastin time (PTT) within normal limits
  4. Patients must be able to understand and be willing to sign an IRB-approved written informed consent document.
  5. Women of child-bearing potential (women who are not postmenopausal for at least one year or are not surgically sterile) and men must agree to use adequate contraception (e.g. barrier method) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 30 days after the last dose.
  6. Patients must be 18 years of age or older since the safety and dosages of these study drugs has not been demonstrated in the pediatric population. However, patients who are 13 years old or older and have more than 50 kg of body weight will be eligible after consultation with their pediatric attending.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV), unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic cardiac arrhythmia, active bleeding, active thrombosis, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  2. Inadequately controlled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure > 140 and/or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg on antihypertensive medications), any prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy, and history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to study enrollment.
  3. History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to study enrollment and significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection) and symptomatic peripheral vascular disease.
  4. Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to study enrollment or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study. Minor surgical procedure, excluding placement of a vascular access device, within 7 days prior to study enrollment.
  5. History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, intra-abdominal abscess, or GI bleeding within 6 months prior to study enrollment; or serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture. Patients who have had a history of acute diverticulitis, GI obstruction, abdominal carcinomatosis, or peptic ulcer disease (known risks for bowel perforation) confirmed by endoscopy within the past 6 months, will also be excluded.
  6. Patients on therapeutic warfarin with history of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.
  7. History of allergic reactions to the study drugs or their analogs.
  8. Patients that have had any treatment specific for tumor control within 3 weeks of study drug treatment or: a. within 2 weeks if cytotoxic agents were given weekly b. within 6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C c. within 4 half-lives for targeted agents with half lives and pharmacodynamic effects lasting less than 5 days (that includes, but is not limited to, erlotinib, sorafenib, sunitinib, bortezomib, and other similar agents) d. failed to recover from toxic effects of any therapy prior to study entry
  9. Urine for proteinuria >/= 2+ (patients discovered to have >/= 2+ proteinuria on urinalysis at baseline should undergo a 24 hour urine collection and must demonstrate </= 1g of protein in 24 hours to be eligible).
  10. Patients with insulin dependent diabetes or poorly controlled type 2 diabetes.
  11. Inability to swallow oral medication.
  12. Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  13. Concurrent enrollment on another research study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01608139

Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Sabinsa Corporation
Principal Investigator: David S. Hong, MD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01608139     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-0574
Study First Received: May 25, 2012
Last Updated: October 17, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Advanced Cancers
Advanced Solid Tumors
Bay 43-9006
Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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