Phase II Study of 5-FU, Oxaliplatin Plus Dasatinib in Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (FOLFOX-D)

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2018
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this research study is to determine if the study drug, dasatinib, given in combination with 5-Fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) will work against metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Dasatinib is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug for treating chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, however it is not currently approved for use in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic Drug: Dasatinib Drug: mFOLFOX6 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Systemic control of pancreatic cancer remains a clinical unmet need. The recent superiority of 5-FU based combination therapies over the historical standard gemcitabine represents an opportunity to develop novel combinations of synergistic and effective cytotoxic and biologic targeted therapies. Src excess activity has been demonstrated in pancreatic cancer and is implicated in the invasive and metastatic phenotype clearly represented by this disease. Inhibition of Src activity is associated with numerous biologic modifications capable of positively modifying this phenotype and appears to have synergy with restoring inherent chemosensitivity. The addition of dasatinib to FOLFOX (FOLFOX-D) represents a novel therapeutic regimen in pancreatic cancer with safety and pharmacokinetic data already having been established in colorectal cancer. This protocol will test the safety and activity of this combination in pancreatic cancer where current clinical outcomes remain far from optimal.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of 5-Fluorouracil, Oxaliplatin Plus Dasatinib (FOLFOX-D) in First-line Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Actual Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment Arm
Dasatinib and mFOLFOX6
Drug: Dasatinib
Dasatinib 150mg PO daily on days 1-14 of each 14 day cycle
Other Name: Sprycel
Drug: mFOLFOX6
mFOLFOX6 (oxaliplatin 85mg/m2 IV, leucovorin 400mg/m2 IV, 5-Fluorouracil bolus 400mg/m2 IV, and 5-Fluorouracil 2400mg/m2 IV) on day 1 of each 14 day cycle
Other Names:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Leucovorin
  • 5-Fluorouracil

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dasatinib activity [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Determine activity of 5-Fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) plus dasatinib on progression free survival (PFS) in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the response rate (RR) by RECIST criteria

  2. Freedom From Metastasis [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the rate of freedom from metastasis (FFM)

  3. Time To Progression [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the time to progression (TTP)

  4. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    To determine overall survival (OS)

  5. Clinical Benefit Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the clinical benefit rate (CBR)

  6. Site of Failure [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the site of failure of this regimen in this population

  7. Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the safety profile and tolerability of this regimen in this population by evaluating acute treatment related toxicities

  8. Drug Compliance [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine patient compliance with oral therapy

  9. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine the quality of life (QOL) of patients receiving this therapy

  10. Correlative Specimen Analysis [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Exploratory tissue and serum correlative analyses to identify predictors of response

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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:

  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma with evidence of metastatic disease on imaging
  • Measurable disease (per RECIST 1.1)
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-2
  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Patients may have received prior treatment for non-metastatic disease; however the diagnosis of metastatic disease must have been made more than 6 months after completion of treatment.
  • Patients may have a history of other malignancies if there is no current evidence of persistent or recurrent disease and they are not undergoing any active therapy (including hormonal)
  • Patent biliary system
  • Patients receiving anti-coagulation treatment with an agent such as Coumadin or heparin may be allowed to participate, provided they are on stable anti-coagulation therapy with no active bleeding and have no condition that carries a high risk of bleeding
  • Adequate organ and marrow function
  • Ability to take oral medication (dasatinib must be swallowed whole)
  • Patient agrees to discontinue prohibited concomitant medications
  • Age > 18 years
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must be using an adequate method of contraception throughout the study and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose of study drug.
  • A male subject of fathering potential must use an adequate method of contraception throughout the study and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • WOCBP who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method to avoid pregnancy for the entire study period and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose of study drug. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and sexually active fertile men not using effective birth control if their partners are WOCBP are also excluded.
  • History of known brain metastases or carcinomatous meningitis
  • Recent major surgery (within 4 weeks) or minor surgery (within 2 weeks), excluding placement of a vascular access device or biliary stent
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Any sensory neuropathy > grade 1 at baseline
  • Serious active or uncontrolled infection
  • Concurrent medical condition which may increase the risk of toxicity including clinically significant pleural or pericardial effusion, patients with known DPD deficiency or patients with a history of allergic reactions attributed to oxaliplatin, 5-FU or leucovorin.
  • Cardiac Symptoms including unstable angina or stable angina markedly limiting ordinary physical activity, NYHA class III or IV congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction or stroke within 6 months of study enrollment, diagnosed congenital long QT syndrome, any history of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias, prolonged QTc interval on pre-entry ECG or clinically significant peripheral vascular disease.
  • Subjects with hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia if it cannot be corrected prior to dasatinib administration
  • History of significant bleeding disorder unrelated to cancer, including diagnosed congenital bleeding disorders, diagnosed acquired bleeding disorder within one year or ongoing or recent (≤ 3 months) significant gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • History of any other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of protocol therapy, might affect the interpretation of the results of the study, or that puts the subject at high risk for treatment complications.
  • Use of category I drugs that are generally accepted to have a risk of causing Torsades de Pointes
  • Use of potent CYP3A4 inhibitors that significantly increase dasatinib exposure
  • Prisoners or subjects who are involuntarily incarcerated
  • Subjects who are compulsorily detained for treatment of either a psychiatric or physical (eg, infectious disease) illness
  • Inability to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01652976

United States, Florida
UF Health Cancer Center
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Principal Investigator: Thomas J George, Jr., MD, FACP University of Florida

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT01652976     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB201600540
CA180-359 ( Other Identifier: University of Florida )
First Posted: July 30, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Pancreatic Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors