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Study of IRX4204 With Erlotinib in Previously Treated Advanced NSCLC

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: NCT02991651
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Limited IRX4204 Study Drug Supply)
First Posted : December 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2022
Dartmouth College
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Io Therapeutics

Brief Summary:

Patient selection: a) Pathological confirmation of non-small cell lung cancer without activating EGFR mutations; b) Advanced stage disease (IV or IIIB with malignant effusion) with at least two prior chemotherapy regimens; c) No available curative therapy; d) Pregnant women are excluded; e) Informed consent.

Pretreatment evaluation: a) Medical history and physical examination; b) Hepatic and renal function (bilirubin, aspartate aminotransaminase, creatinine); c) Preoperative staging evaluation including CT-chest or PET/CT scan;

Treatment plan: Three dose levels of IRX4204 and erlotinib will be studied using intra-patient dose escalation for dose levels 1 and 2. These study agents will be administered orally until progression of disease, unacceptable toxicities, activation of a phase II study of the combination, or exhaustion of the IRX4204 drug supply.

Evaluation on study: Adverse events will be graded on a scale of 0 to 5, using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v. 4.0. Efficacy will be assessed using the RECIST v1.1 criteria based on CT-chest or PET/CT scan after 8 weeks of study treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer, Nonsmall Cell Drug: IRX4204 Drug: erlotinib Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Numerous studies in pre-clinical models and in human clinical trials have clearly established the potential for the use of rexinoids in the treatment and prevention of cancer. IRX4204, a second generation rexinoid, is a highly potent and specific activator of RXRs. Because IRX4204 is significantly more potent and more selective for the RXRs relative to the RARs than a first generation approved RXR agonist drug, bexarotene, it potentially will be associated with fewer adverse events and greater activity in clinical use. Preclinical studies of the combination of IRX4204 plus erlotinib, and previous clinical studies of the combination of the bexarotene plus erlotinib indicated at least additive beneficial effects for treatment of NSCLC. This study seeks to investigate the safety and activity of IRX4204 in combination with erlotinib in patients with previously treated advanced NSCLC.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of IRX4204 in Combination With Erlotinib in Patients With Previously Treated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dose Level 1
IRX4204 5 mg/day PO + erlotinib 100 mg/day PO
Drug: IRX4204
RXR agonist

Drug: erlotinib
inhibitor of phosphorylation of the tyrosine kinase associated with the epidermal growth factor receptor

Experimental: Dose Level 2
IRX4204 5 mg/day PO + erlotinib 150 mg/day PO
Drug: IRX4204
RXR agonist

Drug: erlotinib
inhibitor of phosphorylation of the tyrosine kinase associated with the epidermal growth factor receptor

Experimental: Dose Level 3
IRX4204 10 mg/day PO + erlotinib 150 mg/day PO
Drug: IRX4204
RXR agonist

Drug: erlotinib
inhibitor of phosphorylation of the tyrosine kinase associated with the epidermal growth factor receptor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of co-administration of IRX4204 + erlotinib to determine recommended phase 2 dose based on number of participants experiencing treatment-related adverse events as assessed as grade 4 by CTCAE v4.0 [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    To determine the recommended phase II dose (RP2D) for the combination of IRX4204 and erlotinib.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. toxicity profile of the combination of IRX4204 and erlotinib based on number of participants experiencing treatment-related grades 1-4 adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 [ Time Frame: one month ]
  2. disease control rate (defined as rate of stable disease + partial response + complete response) [ Time Frame: six months ]
  3. progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: six months ]
  4. overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: six months ]
  5. response rate by RECIST 1.1 [ Time Frame: six months ]

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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:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer which is not amenable to curative intent therapy.
  • Documented disease progression on at least two prior lines of chemotherapy for advanced NSCLC. Progression within 6 months of adjuvant chemotherapy or definitive chemoradiation will count as one line of therapy.
  • Age ≥18 years.
  • ECOG performance status ≤2.
  • Ability to take pills by mouth.
  • Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
  • Leukocytes ≥3,000/mcL
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/mcL
  • Platelets ≥100,000/mcL
  • Hemoglobin ≥8.5 g/dL
  • Total bilirubin ≤1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤2.5 × ULN or ≤5 x ULN if metastases to the liver
  • Creatinine clearance ≥40 mL/min
  • Patients with asymptomatic brain metastases are allowed, as long as they are stable and do not require treatment with anticonvulsants or escalating doses of steroids. Maximum daily dose of steroids should be prednisone 20 mg or equivalent. Radiation therapy for brain metastases must be completed at least 14 days prior to treatment on protocol.
  • Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use highly effective contraception (if using hormonal birth control must add a second barrier method; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation as well as for at least 1 month after the last dose of IRX4204. Men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also agree to use highly effective contraception prior to the study, for the duration of study participation and 3 months after completion of IRX4204 administration.
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study.
  • Activating EGFR mutations detected in the tumor.
  • Prior treatment with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
  • Prior treatment with IRX4204 or another retinoid or rexinoid administered for the purpose of cancer treatment. Prior topical retinoid use is allowed.
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to IRX4204 or erlotinib or to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Pregnant and nursing women.
  • Patients with a history of another active malignancy within the past two years, with the exception of non-melanoma cutaneous malignancy, cervical carcinoma in situ, or ductal carcinoma in situ which has been successfully treated with curative intent therapy.
  • Any gastrointestinal disorder expected to limit absorption of IRX4204 or erlotinib.
  • Patients with a history of active thyroid disease. However, patients with a history of hypothyroidism maintained in euthyroid state by supplementation with thyroid hormone, or a thyroid hormone containing preparation may be enrolled.
  • Patients taking coumarin-derived anticoagulants.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02991651

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United States, New Hampshire
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Io Therapeutics
Dartmouth College
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Study Director: Martin E Sanders, MD Io Therapeutics, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Io Therapeutics Identifier: NCT02991651    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRX4204 NSCLC 1 01 2015
First Posted: December 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2022
Last Verified: March 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Io Therapeutics:
RXR agonist IRX4204 erlotinib
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action