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BKM120 For Triple Negative Breast Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01790932
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 13, 2013
Results First Posted : January 23, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nancy Lin, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) has an aggressive phenotype and poor prognosis. This tumor type characterized by lack of expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and no amplification of the human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) accounts for 15% of breast cancers. Limited treatment options exist in the clinic as hormonal therapies and HER2-trageted agents have proven ineffective. BKM120 is a drug that works by blocking a protein called phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) which may contribute to cancer growth. This drug has been used in experiments in the laboratory and information from these research studies suggests that BKM120 may help to prevent cancer cells from growing. In this research study, the investigators are looking to see if BKM120 works to stop breast cancer cells from growing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: BKM120 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Study plan Two investigator-initiated protocols (one for US, one for Spain) will be enrolling in parallel. The first 50 participants will be recruited concurrently in US and Spain.

Stage 1 Stage 1 will include up to 50 participants with advanced TN disease. Available tumor block is required in all participants per inclusion criteria. Analysis of this tumor block will be used for correlation of predictive markers and clinical response in order to define potential subpopulation that benefit from BKM120. In Stage 1, all participants will have biopsies done at baseline, cycle 1 day 28/cycle 2 day 1 and end of treatment to analyze drug effect in the PI3K and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) pathway. This will aid to understand the pharmacodynamic effects of BKM120 in tumors with similar genetic background (triple negative disease). The enrollment of Stage 1 will ensure that at least 10 paired evaluable biopsies are obtained. After the enrollment of the first 29 evaluable subjects enrolled overall in Stage 1 (considering the US and the Spanish protocol), the Steering Committee will perform an interim analysis of safety and efficacy. If absolutely no activity is observed, the clinical trial will close and no more subjects will be enrolled. If there are early signs of activity (one patient or more achieving clinical benefit response), enrollment will proceed until 50 participants are enrolled in Stage 1. After 50 patients have been enrolled, we will analyze preliminary responses to treatment depending on the molecular status of each patient.

Stage 2 Were the trial to continue at the end of Stage 1, 50 participants would have been treated and their clinical status and response to therapy will be available. Also, paraffin blocks from these participants will have been analyzed for predictive markers of treatment effect. If there is clinical activity observed in Stage 1 and this analysis shows preliminary signs of response in a subpopulation based on the presence or absence of tumor PI3K pathway alterations, participant pre-selection may be implemented for Stage 2 (justified in an amendment before proceeding to Stage 2.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of BKM120 in Patients With Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : June 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BKM120

BKM120: 100 mg capsule once daily each day of a 28 day cycle .

Treatment with BKM120 will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity or withdrawal for other reasons.

Drug: BKM120
Other Name: Buparlisib

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Benefit Rate [ Time Frame: Disease was evaluated radiologically at baseline and every 2 cycles on treatment then every 3 months up to 2 years. Participants in this study cohort were followed for response on average approximately 2 months. ]
    Clinical benefit rate (CBR) was defined as the proportion of participants achieving complete response (CR), partial response (PR), or stable disease (SD) for 4 months or longer based on RECIST 1.1 criteria on treatment. Per RECIST 1.1 for target lesions: CR is complete disappearance of all target lesions and PR is at least a 30% decrease in the sum of longest diameter (LD) of target lesions, taking as reference baseline sum LD. PD is at least a 20% increase in sum LD of target lesions (smallest sum LD reference), new lesions, and/or unequivocal progression of existing non-target lesions. Stable disease (SD) is defined as any condition not meeting the above criteria.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: Disease was evaluated radiologically at baseline and every 2 cycles on treatment then every 3 months up to 2 years. Participants in this study cohort were followed for PFS on average approximately 2 months. ]
    Progression-free survival (PFS) based on the Kaplan-Meier (KM) method is defined as the duration of time from study entry to documented disease progression (PD) or death. Participants alive without PD are censored at the date of last disease assessment. Per RECIST 1.1 criteria: PD is at least a 20% increase in the sum of longest diameter (LD) of target lesions taking as reference the smallest sum LD recorded since the treatment started or the appearance of one or more new lesions. PD for the evaluation of non-target lesions is the appearance of one or more new lesions and/or unequivocal progression of non-target lesions.

  2. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Participants were assessed every 3 months post-treatment up to 2 years. Average survival follow-up for the study cohort was 13.8 months. ]
    Overall survival (OS) is defined as the duration of time from study entry to death or date last known alive and estimated using the KM method.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologically and radiologically confirmed metastatic triple negative breast cancer
  • Up to two prior lines of chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer
  • Availability of a representative tumor specimen
  • At least one measurable lesion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have received previous treatment with PI3K inhibitors
  • Symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases (controlled and asymptomatic CNS metastases are acceptable)
  • Concurrent malignancy or has a malignancy within 3 years of study enrollment
  • Any of the following mood disorders: active major depressive episode, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, history of suicidal attempt or ideation, homicidal ideation, greater than or equal to Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade 3 anxiety
  • Concurrently using other approved or investigational antineoplastic agent and/or chemotherapy within 21 days prior to enrollment in this study
  • Has received radiation therapy within 28 days prior to enrollment in this study or has not recovered from side effects of such therapy
  • Major surgery within 28 days of starting therapy or has not recovered from major side effects of a previous surgery
  • Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • History of cardiac dysfunction
  • Currently receiving treatment with QT prolonging medication and the treatment cannot be discontinued or switched to a different medication
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of BKM120
  • Receiving chronic treatment with steroids or another immunosuppressive agent
  • Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition that would contraindicate participation in this study
  • History of non-compliance to a medical regimen
  • Currently being treated with drugs known to be moderate or strong inhibitors or inducers of isoenzyme Cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A (CYP3A)
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Unwilling to observe total abstinence or to use double barrier method for birth control throughout trial

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01790932

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United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Faulkner Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Principal Investigator: Nancy Lin, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: Nancy Lin, MD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01790932     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-438
First Posted: February 13, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 23, 2019
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Nancy Lin, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Triple Negative

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases