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Exploring the Activity of RAD001 in Vestibular Schwannomas and Meningiomas

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2016 by New York University School of Medicine
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New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: June 11, 2013
Last updated: August 9, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
The primary objective is to estimate the proportions of vestibular schwannomas (VS) and meningiomas after 10 days of exposure to the study drug RAD001 at a dose of 10 mg daily, as determined by immunohistochemistry. This is a "phase 0" PK (pharmacokinetic) and PD (pharmacodynamic) study of RAD001 in patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2-related and sporadic VS and meningiomas. Enrolled patients will take RAD001 prior to a scheduled VS or meningioma surgery, and blood and tissue samples will be obtained for further analysis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Vestibular Schwannomas
Drug: RAD001
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Exploring the Activity of RAD001 in Vestibular Schwannomas and Meningiomas

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportions of VS and meningiomas after exposure to RAD001 [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    1) To estimate the proportions of VS and meningiomas with complete inhibition of phospho-S6 after10 days of exposure to RAD001 at a dose of 10 mg daily, as determined by immunohistochemistry. This endpoint was chosen based on prior pharmacodynamic data from a published trial, showing complete inhibition of phospho-S6 in solid tumor tissue of patients treated with RAD001 and our own preliminary data confirming baseline phospho-S6 expression in VS and meningiomas.

Estimated Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RAD001
RAD001 taken by mouth 10mg daily for 10 days before surgery
Drug: RAD001
Other Name: Everolimus


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must satisfy all of the following eligibility criteria:
  • Karnofsky performance status (KPS) ≥ 60%
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm³ (unsupported)
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³ (unsupported)
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dl (transfusion support allowed)
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN*) OR corrected glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 ml/min
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN*
  • ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN*
  • Serum albumin ≥ 2 g/dl
  • INR < 1.3 (or < 3 on anticoagulants)
  • Patients taking a cholesterol-lowering agent must be on a single medication and on a stable dose for at least 4 weeks
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 300 mg/dl OR ≤ 7.75 mmol/l AND fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 times ULN*.
  • Fully recovered from acute toxic effects of any prior chemotherapy, biological modifiers or radiotherapy
  • Any neurologic deficits must be stable for ≥ 1 week
  • Patients with the potential for pregnancy or impregnating their partner must agree to follow acceptable birth control methods to avoid conception. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test. The anti-proliferative activity of this experimental drug may be harmful to the developing fetus.
  • Able to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with any of the following are ineligible for this research study:
  • Patients with VS or meningiomas deemed very high surgical risk for stroke and/or other complications by the attending surgeon, such as meningiomas with major vascular or dural sinus infiltration.
  • Patients with serious concurrent infection or medical illness, which would jeopardize the ability of the patient to receive the treatment outlined in this protocol with reasonable safety.
  • Symptomatic congestive heart failure or unstable angina pectoris.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes, as defined by fasting serum glucose >1.5 times ULN*.
  • Current active hepatic or biliary disease such as cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, or chronic persistent hepatitis (with exception of patients with Gilbert's syndrome and asymptomatic gallstones).
  • History of hepatitis B or C. Note: A detailed assessment of hepatitis B/C medical history and risk factors must be done at screening for all patients. HBV serology, DNA and/or HCV RNA PCR testing are required at screening for all patients with a positive medical history based on risk factors and/or confirmation of prior HBV/HCV infection. If no positive medical history for risk factors, serology is not required.
  • Seropositivity or DNA/RNA positivity for hepatitis B or C, with the exception of patients who have received prior Hepatitis B vaccination and are Anti-HBs positive only.
  • Known HIV seropositivity
  • Neurologic deficits that are rapidly progressing: all neurologic signs and symptoms must have been stable for a week prior to first dose
  • Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding. The anti-proliferative activity of this experimental drug may be harmful to the developing fetus or nursing infant.
  • Anti-tumor therapy (i.e. chemotherapeutics or investigational agents or immunotherapy) within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Radiation therapy to a study target lesion within 6 months
  • Prior therapy with mTOR inhibitors, including sirolimus, temsirolimus, deforolimus within 6 months prior to enrollment
  • Known hypersensitivity to RAD001 or other rapamycins (sirolimus, temsirolimus, deforolimus)
  • Patients with a concurrent malignancy
  • Patients treatment with systemic steroids or another immunosuppressive agent. Patients with endocrine deficiencies are allowed to receive physiologic or stress doses of steroids if necessary.
  • Patients cannot receive CYP3A4 inhibiting drugs including antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin), anti-HIV agents (delaviridine, nelfinavir, amprenavir, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, lopinavir), antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole at doses > 200 mg/day, voriconazole), antidepressants (nefazodone, fluovoxamine), calcium channel blockers (verapamil, diltiazem) oramiodarone
  • Patients should avoid CYP3A4 inhibiting foods including grapefruit and Seville orange juice.
  • Patients cannot receive CYP3A4 inducing anticonvulsants including carbamazepine, felbamate, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone and oxcarbazepine, or other CYP3A4 inducers such as St. John's Wort
  • Patients who previously received CYP3A4 inducers or inhibitors must have discontinued these medications within at least 1 week prior to study entry and can re-start them 1 week post-operatively (or earlier if determined to be of clinical benefit, as determined by the treating physician).

    • of institutional norms
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01880749

Contact: Matthias A Karajannis, MD 212-263-8400
Contact: Carole W Mitchell, RN 212-263-8400

United States, New York
New York University School of Medicine Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Matthias A. Karajannis, MD    212-263-8400   
Principal Investigator: Matthias A Karajannis, MD, MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Study Chair: Matthias A Karajannis, MD New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01880749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S12-02808, CRAD001CUS205T
Study First Received: June 11, 2013
Last Updated: August 9, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroma, Acoustic
Neurofibromatosis 2
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Meningeal Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2017