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Mass Balance, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism Study of Alisertib

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: October 17, 2012
Last updated: September 3, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
This is a 2-part, open-label study in 4 to 6 evaluable patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas. This study is intended to provide a quantitative characterization of the mass balance, routes of metabolism, and excretion pathways of alisertib.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Solid Tumors
Drug: alisertib
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Mass Balance, Pharmacokinetics, and Metabolism of [14C]-Alisertib in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphomas

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Further study details as provided by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to maximum plasma concentration [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
    Pharmacokinetics of alisertib in plasma and total radioactivity in plasma and whole blood

  • Percent urinary recovery [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
  • Alisertib excretion in urine [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
  • Percent fecal excretion [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
  • Percent of total radioactivity in urine and feces [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Amount of metabolites in plasma [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
    Metabolite profiles

  • Number of adverse events [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug through 30 days after the last dose of study drug ]
    Adverse events (AEs), serious adverse events (SAEs), assessments of clinical laboratory values, and vital sign measurements

  • Amount of metabolites in urine [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
    Metabolite profiles

  • Amount of metabolites in feces [ Time Frame: Daily for approximately 10 days ]
    Metabolite profiles

Enrollment: 3
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: alisertib

Part A: Patients will receive a single dose of 35-mg [14C]-alisertib oral solution containing 80 - 100 μCi of total radioactivity (1.19 - 1.48 mCi/mmol). The estimated duration is approximately 10 days during which time the patient will remain at the clinical facility. The maximum number of days that a patient may remain in confinement is expected to be between 11 to 17 days.

Part B: Eligible patients from Part A may continue into Part B which will begin immediately after or within 2 weeks of the patient completing Part A (ie, when the patient has met the criteria to be discharged from the clinic). Patients will receive alisertib tablets administered orally at a dose of 50 mg twice daily for 7 days in 21-day cycles.

Drug: alisertib
Other Name: MLN8237


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

Inclusion Criteria:

Each patient must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be enrolled in the study:

  • 18 years or older
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic and/or advanced solid tumors or lymphomas for which standard curative or life-prolonging treatment does not exist, or is no longer effective or tolerable
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1
  • Expected survival longer than 3 months from enrollment in the study
  • Radiographically or clinically evaluable tumor
  • Suitable venous access for the conduct of blood sampling
  • Recovered from the reversible effects of prior antineoplastic treatment (with the exception of alopecia and Grade 1 neuropathy)
  • Female patients who are postmenopausal for at least 1 year OR are surgically sterile OR if of childbearing potential, agree to practice 2 effective methods of contraception at the same time
  • Male patients who agree to practice effective barrier contraception during the entire study and through 4 months after the last dose of study drug OR agree to abstain from heterosexual intercourse

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients meeting any of the following exclusion criteria are not to be enrolled in the study:

  • Female patients who are lactating or have a positive serum pregnancy test
  • Treatment with any investigational products or systemic antineoplastic treatment within 21 days before the first dose of alisertib.
  • Medical conditions requiring daily, chronic, or regular use of proton pump inhibitors(PPIs) within 7 days preceding the first dose of alisertib, or H2-receptor antagonists within 24 hours preceding the first dose of alisertib.
  • Patient requiring systemic anticoagulation (excluding low-dose aspirin, or low-dose anticoagulation to maintain patency of venous access devices). Low molecular weight heparin, administered as preventive treatment, is allowed if the patient has tolerated treatment with a stable dose and schedule without bleeding complications for more than 1 month
  • Major surgery within the 14 days preceding the first dose of alisertib
  • Infection requiring systemic intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy within 14 days preceding the first dose of study drug, or other severe infection
  • Life-threatening or uncontrolled medical illness unrelated to cancer
  • Ongoing nausea or vomiting that is Grade 2 or worse in intensity
  • Diarrhea that is Grade 2 or worse in intensity or use of an antimotility agent to control diarrhea to an intensity of Grade 1 or lower level.
  • Known GI disease or GI procedures that could interfere with the oral absorption, excretion, or tolerance of alisertib
  • History of urinary and/or fecal incontinence
  • History of uncontrolled sleep apnea syndrome and other conditions that could result in excessive daytime sleepiness such as severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Inability to swallow tablets, or inability or unwillingness to avoid taking anything by mouth except for water and prescribed medications for 2 hours before and 1 hour after the first dose of alisertib
  • Inadequate bone marrow or other organ function as specified in study protocol
  • Any cardiovascular condition specified in the study protocol
  • Known or suspected human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive or hepatitis B surface antigen-positive status, or known or suspected active hepatitis C infection
  • Inability to comply with study visits and procedures including required inpatient confinement (approximately 11-17 days)

Please note that there are additional exclusion criteria. The study center will determine if you meet all of the criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01714947

United States, Washington
Comprehensive Clinical Development
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98418
Sponsors and Collaborators
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT01714947     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C14014
Study First Received: October 17, 2012
Last Updated: September 3, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 24, 2017