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Selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) J-BTC Phase 1 Study

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: NCT01949870
Recruitment Status : Terminated (change in the development strategy)
First Posted : September 25, 2013
Results First Posted : May 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
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Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of oral dose of selumetinib in combination with chemotherapies (cisplatin and gemcitabine) in Japanese patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC). In addition, the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of selumetinib and chemotherapies will be investigated. Also, the Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of selumetinib in combination with chemotherapies for Japanese BTC patients will be identified, if possible.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inoperable Locally Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer Drug: Cisplatin Drug: Gemcitabine Drug: Selumetinib Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study to Assess the Safety and Tolerability of Selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) in Combination With Cisplatin/Gemcitabine in Japanese Patients With Inoperable Locally Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer (BTC)
Study Start Date : October 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
25mg/day, 50mg/day and 75mg/day
Drug: Cisplatin
day1 and day8 at each cycle

Drug: Gemcitabine
day1 and day8 at each cycle

Drug: Selumetinib
25mg/day, 50mg/day and 75mg/day
Other Name: AZD6244

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Number of Dose-limiting Toxicities [ Time Frame: The first cycle with selumetinib until Day 1 of Cycle 2 of combination dosing ]
    The number of dose-limiting toxicities in selumetinib in combination with cisplatin and gemcitabine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 130 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Provision of written informed consent
  2. Patients must be ≥ 20 years
  3. Histological or cytological confirmation of locally advanced or metastatic BTC (intra- or extra-hepatic, gallbladder or ampullary carcinoma)
  4. Patients who are eligible for treatment with standard dose of cisplatin/gemcitabine combination regimen
  5. World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status (PS) 0-1
  6. Evidence of post-menopausal status or negative urine/serum pregnancy test for nonmenopausal female patients Women will be considered postmenopausal if they are amenorrheic for 1 year or more without an alternative medical cause. The following age-specific requirements apply: i) Women under 50 years old would be consider postmenopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 1 year or more following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments and with Luteinizing hormone (LH) and Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in the post-menopausal range.

ii) Women over 50 years old would be consider postmenopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 1 year or more following cessation of all exogenous hormonal treatments, radiation-induced oophorectomy with last menses > 1 year ago, chemotherapy-induced menopause with >1 year interval since last menses. Or surgical sterilisation (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy). 7. Male patients should be willing to use barrier contraception for a specified period 8. A lesion that can be accurately assessed at baseline by CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is suitable for repeated assessment in accordance with RECIST 9. Patients must have a life expectancy ≥16 weeks 10. Patients who can remain in Hospital from Cycle 0 Day 1 up to at least the completion of Cycle 1 Day 9 11. Patient is willing to provide fresh or archival tumour sample and biomarker blood sample.


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Treatment with any of the following:

    • Nitrosourea or mitomycin C within 6 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
    • Any investigational agents or study drugs from a previous clinical study within 4 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
    • Chemotherapy, immunotherapy or anticancer agents within 3 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
    • selumetinib(therefore, patients who have already participated in this study and been taken selumetinib) or any other MEK(Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase or Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) / Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) kinase) 1/2 inhibitor in past
    • Cisplatin or gemcitabine in past
    • Major surgery (excluding placement of vascular access) within 4 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
    • Radiotherapy with a wide field of radiation within 4 weeks or radiotherapy with a limited field of radiation for palliation within 2 weeks of the first dose of study treatment
  2. With the exception of alopecia, any unresolved toxicities from prior therapy ≥Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) Grade 2
  3. Spinal cord compression or brain metastases unless asymptomatic, treated and stable and not requiring steroids for at least 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment
  4. As judged by the investigator, any evidence of severe or uncontrolled systemic diseases, such as,

    • active bleeding diatheses
    • active infection including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • severe renal impairment, uncontrolled diabetes or renal transplant
    • acute uncontrolled infection
    • current unstable or uncompensated respiratory or cardiac disease
    • peripheral vascular disease including diabetic vasculopathy Screening for chronic conditions is not required
  5. Any of the following cardiac criteria:

    • Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events (eg, heart failure, hypokalaemia, congenital long QT syndrome, family history of long QT syndrome or unexplained sudden death under 40 years of age or mean resting corrected QT interval (QTc) > 470 msec)
    • Uncontrolled hypertension (BP≥150/95 mmHg despite medical therapy)
    • Acute coronary syndrome within 6 months prior to starting treatment
    • Angina Canadian Cardiovascular Society Grade II-IV (despite medical therapy)
    • Symptomatic heart failure (NYHA [New York Heart Association ] II-IV)
    • Prior or current cardiomyopathy
    • Baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <55% measured by echocardiography or Multiple Gated Acquisition Scan (MUGA)
    • Atrial fibrillation with a ventricular rate >100 bpm at rest
    • Severe valvular heart disease
  6. Inadequate bone marrow reserve or organ function as demonstrated by any of the following laboratory values:

    • Absolute neutrophil count < 1.5 x 109/L
    • Platelet count < 100 x 109/L
    • Haemoglobin < 90 g/L
    • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) > 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > 2.5 times ULN
    • Total bilirubin > 1.5 times ULN
    • Creatinine clearance < 50 mL/min (measured or calculated by Cockcroft and Gault equation)
  7. Any of the following ophthalmological criteria:

    • Current or past history of central serous retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion
    • Intraocular pressure >21 mmHg
    • Uncontrolled glaucoma (irrespective of intraocular pressure)
  8. Inadequate biliary drainage
  9. Symptomatic patients with interstitial pneumonitis or lung fibrosis confirmed by plain chest X-ray or chest CT
  10. Refractory nausea and vomiting, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, inability to swallow the formulated product or previous significant bowel resection that would preclude adequate absorption of selumetinib
  11. History of hypersensitivity to selumetinib or drugs with a similar chemical structure or class to selumetinib
  12. History of hypersensitivity to platinum and gemcitabine containing drugs
  13. Use of strong CYP(Cytochrome P450)1A2, CYP(Cytochrome P450)2C19 or CYP3A4 inducers and/or inhibitors (for example, but not limited to, fluvoxamine, fluconazole, ticlopidine, ketoconazole, atazanavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir,telithromycin, voriconazole, grapefruit and seville orange or the juices of these fruits, rifampicin, rifabutin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital and St. John's Wort)
  14. Any contraindication to the combination chemotherapy as per local prescribing information
  15. Judgment by the investigators that the patient should not participate in the study if the patient is unlikely to comply with study procedures, restrictions and requirements
  16. Involvement in the planning and conduct of the study (applies to both AstraZeneca staff or staff at the study site).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01949870

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AZD6244 PhI Japanese Gem/
Kashiwa Shi, Chiba, Japan
AZD6244 PhI Japanese Gem/
Chuo Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators

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Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01949870    
Other Study ID Numbers: D1532C00075
First Posted: September 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 13, 2016
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs