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BGJ398 in Treating Patients With FGFR Positive Recurrent Head and Neck 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: NCT02706691
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study stopped due to poor enrollment.)
First Posted : March 11, 2016
Results First Posted : April 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
This phase IIa trial studies how well the experimental drug, BGJ398 (infigratinib), works in treating patients with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 1-3 translocated, mutated, or amplified head and neck cancer that has returned after a period of improvement. BGJ398 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
FGFR Gene Amplification FGFR1 Gene Amplification FGFR2 Gene Amplification FGFR2 Gene Mutation FGFR3 Gene Mutation Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Human Papillomavirus Infection Recurrent Head and Neck Carcinoma Recurrent Nasopharynx Carcinoma Recurrent Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Drug: BGJ398 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IIa Study of the Efficacy of Single Agent BGJ398 (Infigratinib) in FGFR1-3 Translocated, Mutated, or Amplified Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 11, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : February 11, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BGJ398 (infigratinib) Dosing
Patients receive BGJ398 (125 mg) by mouth once daily on a three weeks on, one week off schedule. Courses repeat every 28 days until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: BGJ398
Given by mouth (oral)
Other Name: infigratinib

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate (Complete or Partial Response) Assessed by RECIST 1.1 [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events Assessed by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Through 30 days after end of study treatment ]
  2. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
  3. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

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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:

  • Histologically documented diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head/neck including nasopharyngeal carcinomas (lymphepithelioma histology is ok if criteria 2 is met)

    • Patients must have progressed on prior platinum based therapy (or have become intolerant) prior to enrollment on this study
    • Prior anti-PD-1 or other immunotherapy is acceptable
  • Known FGFR genetic alterations (specifically FGFR1-3 mutation, amplification, or translocation) via deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) based assay.

    • The following genetic aberrations will be screened for:

      • FGFR1 amplification, FGFR1 somatic mutations, FGFR1 translocations
      • FGFR2 somatic mutations, FGFR2 translocations, FGFR2 amplification
      • FGFR3 somatic mutations, FGFR3 translocations, FGFR3 amplification
    • Other genetic FGF/FGFR pathway aberrations may be acceptable should such genetic changes be observed to emerge and require approval per the lead investigator for enrollment.
    • The number of enrolled patients with each type of genetic aberration may be limited at the discretion of the lead investigator.
  • Consent to undergo a fresh biopsy in case of benefit from therapy and subsequent progression
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1
  • Patients must provide written informed consent prior to any screening procedures
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan and laboratory tests
  • Patient is able to swallow and retain oral medication, unless approval per the manufacturer of other administration routes/methods is provided
  • Recovery from adverse events of previous systemic anti-cancer therapies to baseline or grade 1, except for:

    • Alopecia
    • Stable neuropathy of =< grade 2 due to prior cancer therapy
  • HPV status in oropharyngeal carcinomas; while HPV status (e.g. via p16) does not have to be known prior to consenting, the HPV status (e.g. using p16 immunohistochemistry [IHC]) needs to be established prior to start of therapy
  • Presence of measurable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1
  • Availability of tumor tissue (e.g. formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded [FFPE]) for genomic profile (typically 12 unstained FFPE 5-10 micron slides, minimum of 10)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of another primary malignancy except adequately treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix or non-melanoma carcinoma of the skin or any other curatively treated malignancy that has not been treated in the prior 3 months or expected to require treatment for recurrence during the course of the study
  • Patients with metastatic central nervous system (CNS) tumors are allowed provided that they are clinically stable for a period of 30 days prior to study entry and there is not a requirement for steroid (other than close to physiologic doses) or anti-convulsant therapy; patients with leptomeningeal involvement are excluded
  • Patients who received a prior selective FGFR inhibitor in the recurrent/metastatic disease setting; prior use of a multikinase inhibitor that includes anti-FGFR activity is acceptable after review by the lead investigator
  • History and/or current evidence of tissue calcification including, but not limited to, the soft tissue, kidneys, intestine, myocardium and lung with the exception of calcified lymph nodes and asymptomatic coronary calcification
  • Current evidence of corneal or retinal disorder/keratopathy including, but not limited to, bullous/band keratopathy, corneal abrasion, inflammation/ulceration, keratoconjuctivitis, confirmed by ophthalmologic examination
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of oral BGJ398 (e.g., ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, small bowel resection)
  • History and/or current evidence of endocrine alterations of calcium/phosphate homeostasis, e.g., parathyroid disorders, history of parathyroidectomy, tumor lysis, tumoral calcinosis, etc unless approval from lead investigator/ collaborator is obtained
  • Treatment with any of the following anti-cancer therapies prior to the first dose of BGJ398 within the stated timeframes

    • Cyclical chemotherapy (intravenous) within a period of 2 weeks unless there are ongoing side effects > grade 2
    • Biological therapy (including small molecules, and/or) within a period of time that is =< 2 weeks prior to starting study drug unless there are ongoing side effects > grade 2
    • Any other investigational agents within a period =< 2 weeks prior to starting study drug unless there are ongoing side effects > grade 2
    • Wide field radiotherapy (including radioisotopes) =< 2 weeks prior to starting study drug unless there are ongoing side effects > grade 2
  • Patients who are currently receiving treatment with agents that are known strong inducers or inhibitors of cytochrome P450 family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4 (CYP3A4) are prohibited
  • Enzyme inducing anti-epileptic drugs
  • Consumption of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, pomegranates, star fruits, Seville oranges or products within 7 days prior to first dose
  • Use of medications that are known to prolong the QT interval and/or are associated with a risk of torsades de pointes 7 days prior to first dose
  • Use of amiodarone within 90 days prior to first dose
  • Use of medications that increase serum levels of phosphorus and/or calcium
  • Current use of therapeutic doses of warfarin sodium or any other coumadin-derivative anticoagulants; heparin and/or low molecular weight heparins or other anticoagulants are allowed
  • Insufficient bone marrow function

    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1,000/mm^3 [1.0 x 10^9/L]
    • Platelets < 75,000/mm^3 [75 x 10^9/L]
    • Hemoglobin < 10.0 g/dL
  • Insufficient hepatic and renal function

    • Total bilirubin > 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (unless evidence of Gilbert's disease)
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) > 2.5 x ULN
    • Serum creatinine >= ULN and/or calculated or measured creatinine clearance < 75% lower limit of normal (LLN)
  • Calcium-phosphate homeostasis

    • Inorganic phosphorus outside of normal limits
    • Total and ionized serum calcium outside of normal limits
  • Clinically significant cardiac disease including any of the following:

    • Congestive heart failure requiring treatment (New York Heart Association [NYHA] grade >= 2)
    • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 50% as determined by multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan or electrocardiogram (ECHO), or uncontrolled hypertension (refer to World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension [WHO-ISH] guidelines)
    • History or presence of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, resting bradycardia, or conduction abnormality
    • Unstable angina pectoris or acute myocardial infarction =< 3 months prior to starting study drug
    • Corrected QT Interval Fridericia (QTcF) > 450 msec (both genders)
    • History of congenital long QT syndrome
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women
  • Known positive serology for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), active hepatitis B, and/or active hepatitis C infection
  • Study medication cannot be administered through gastric (G)-tube, unless additional information from the manufacturer becomes available in the future
  • Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception during dosing and for 3 months following the discontinuation of study treatment must be used by both sexes (= female patients and their male partners)

    • Post-menopausal women are allowed to participate in this study; women are considered post-menopausal and not of child bearing potential if they have had 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea with an appropriate clinical profile (e.g. age appropriate, history of vasomotor symptoms) or have had surgical bilateral oophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy) or tubal ligation at least six weeks ago; in the case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive status of the woman has been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment is she considered not of child bearing potential
  • Sexually active males unless they use a condom during intercourse while taking drug and for 3 months after the last dose of the study drug and should not father a child in this period; a condom is required to be used also by vasectomized men in order to prevent delivery of the drug via seminal fluid

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02706691

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United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
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Principal Investigator: Tanguy Seiwert University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by University of Chicago:
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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT02706691    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB14-1447
NCI-2016-01121 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Posted: March 11, 2016    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 10, 2019
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Papillomavirus Infections
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Communicable Diseases
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Tumor Virus Infections
Genital Diseases
Urogenital Diseases
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases