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A Phase 2 Study of Kevetrin in Subjects With Ovarian Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2017 by Cellceutix Corporation
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT03042702
First Posted: February 3, 2017
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cellceutix Corporation
  Purpose

Cellceutix has developed Kevetrin (thioureidobutyronitrile), belonging to an anti-proliferative p53 activator pharmacological class, for the treatment of cancer. Nonclinical studies have demonstrated that Kevetrin induces apoptosis by activation of wild type p53 and induces apoptosis in mutant p53 cells by degradation of oncogenic mutant p53.

In this Phase 2 study, two different short-term treatment regimens of Kevetrin will be evaluated for safety, tolerability, changes in biomarkers/objective tumor response, and to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of Kevetrin when administered to subjects with platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer Drug: Kevetrin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Kevetrin (Thioureidobutyronitrile) in Subjects With Platinum-Resistant/Refractory Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Cellceutix Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 6 Weeks ]
    Reporting of Adverse Events, and severity of adverse events

  • Evaluate changes in biomarkers between pre-treatment sample and post-treatment sample [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ]
    Changes in RNA and/or protein level of pre-specified biomarkers associated with the p53 signalling pathway and apoptosis will be compared between pre-treatment sample (tumor biopsy, ascites fluid, and peripheral blood) and post-treatment sample (tumor biopsy, ascites fluid, and peripheral blood)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective tumor response to treatment with Kevetrin [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ]
    Number of subjects in each response category (complete response, partial response, stable disease or progressive disease) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1

  • Plasma concentrations of Kevetrin [ Time Frame: 5 Days ]
    Measurement of Kevetrin systemic concentrations


Estimated Enrollment: 10
Actual Study Start Date: February 9, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 31, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 31, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cohort 1
Kevetrin 250 mg/m2 IV per dose every other day (q.o.d.)/ 3 doses per week (750 mg/m2 per week), for 3 weeks (single cycle; total 9 doses) Follow-up For 3 weeks after Kevetrin treatment ends
Drug: Kevetrin
Kevetrin dose to associated cohort
Other Name: Cohort
Experimental: Cohort 2
Kevetrin 350 mg/m2 IV per dose every other day (q.o.d.)/ 3 doses per week (1050 mg/m2 per week), for 3 weeks (single cycle; total 9 doses) Follow-up For 3 weeks after Kevetrin treatment ends
Drug: Kevetrin
Kevetrin dose to associated cohort

Detailed Description:

This is an open label, dose-escalation trial to study the safety, biomarker changes (including modulation of p53), objective tumor response changes, and pharmacokinetics following administration of two different treatment regimens of Kevetrin over a 3-week period to subjects with platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian cancer. Following the 3 weeks of Kevetrin dosing, subjects are to be followed up for 3 weeks after completion of Kevetrin treatment. Standard of care treatment, as medically appropriate and per local guidelines, outside of this study protocol can commence after the collection of the post-Kevetrin treatment biomarker samples (collected on Day 21±1 day). The patient population recruited into this study includes those ovarian cancer patients that have platinum resistant/refractory disease, defined as disease progression/relapse within 6 months following the last administered dose of platinum therapy (resistant), or lack of response or disease progression while receiving the most recent platinum based therapy (refractory), respectively. Patients may or may not have had additional treatment (e.g., Doxil) prior to entry in this study.

A total of approximately 10 study participants are planned to be enrolled in two cohorts of approximately 5 subjects per cohort, with enrollment in a sequential, dose-escalating fashion. Investigators and subjects will be aware of the treatment cohort into which they are recruiting. Cohort details and the planned doses are:

Cohort 1 (n=5) Kevetrin Cycle - Kevetrin 250 mg/m2 IV per dose every other day (q.o.d.)/ 3 doses per week (750 mg/m2 per week), for 3 weeks (single cycle; total 9 doses); Follow-up for 3 weeks after Kevetrin treatment ends Cohort 2 (n=5) Kevetrin Cycle - Kevetrin 350 mg/m2 IV per dose every other day (q.o.d.)/ 3 doses per week (1050 mg/m2 per week), for 3 weeks (single cycle; total 9 doses); Follow-up for 3 weeks after Kevetrin treatment ends Cohorts 1 and 2 will be conducted in a sequential fashion, with safety data from cohort 1 evaluated by an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC). The DMC will make appropriate recommendations based on the available safety data as regards the intent of progressing to the higher dose cohort 2.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of a personally signed and dated written informed consent to participate in the clinical study
  2. Non-pregnant female adults at least 18 years of age at time of informed consent
  3. Histologically confirmed serous epithelial ovarian cancer with peritoneal metastases
  4. Platinum resistant/refractory disease, defined as disease progression/relapse within 6 months following the last administered dose of platinum therapy (resistant), or lack of response or disease progression while receiving the most recent platinum based therapy (refractory), respectively
  5. Measurable disease, as determined by radiologist evaluator, with at least 1 unidimensional measurable lesion (target lesion) by RECIST v.1.1 that has not previously been irradiated or biopsied
  6. Presence of non-target lesions that have not previously been irradiated or biopsied; to allow for collection of needle-biopsies at Screening and after completion of Kevetrin treatment
  7. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  8. Adequate hematologic and organ function as confirmed by laboratory values at Screening:

    1. Bone marrow function: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500 Cells/μL (with no evidence that this ANC was induced or supported by granulocyte colony stimulating factors)
    2. Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL (with no RBC transfusions within 7 days of Screening)
    3. Platelets ≥ 100,000 cells/μL (with no evidence that this platelet count was induced or supported by a platelet-stimulating agent)
    4. Renal function: creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    5. Hepatic function: total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN; ALT and AST ≤ 3 x ULN; alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 x ULN
    6. Neurologic function: neuropathy (sensory and motor) ≤ CTCAE Grade 1
    7. Coagulation status: prothrombin time (PT) ≤ 1.5 ULN or INR within normal limits; and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) ≤ 1.2 × ULN
  9. Women of child-bearing potential are required to use effective contraception throughout the study period. Effective contraception methods include:

    1. Total abstinence (if this is the usual lifestyle of the subject). Periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, post-ovulation methods) and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of contraception. (Subject must agree to use contraception should they become sexually active while on the study.)
    2. Surgical sterilization (hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy) or tubal ligation at least six weeks before start of study treatment.
    3. Male partner sterilization, occurring at least 6 months prior to screening. For female subjects on the study, the vasectomized male partner should be their sole partner.
    4. Double barrier method: Condom or Occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/vaginal suppository.
    5. Oral*/ injected/ implanted/ transdermal hormonal contraception or other forms of hormonal contraception that have comparable efficacy (failure rate <1%), e.g., hormone vaginal ring.
    6. Intrauterine device or intrauterine system. *Stable oral contraception use (on the same pill) for a minimum of 3 months before taking study treatment.

    Women are considered post-menopausal and not of child-bearing potential if they have had 12 consecutive months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea with an appropriate clinical profile (e.g., age appropriate, history of vasomotor symptoms) or have had surgical hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy or tubal ligation at least six weeks ago.

  10. Estimated life expectancy of at least 6 months, in the Investigator's opinion
  11. Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, study assessments and laboratory tests, and other study procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unwilling to allow removal of tumor biological samples for analysis, i.e., biopsies of tumor lesions, and/or collection of ascites fluid from abdominal ascites (if present)
  2. Non epithelial tumor, including malignant mixed Müllerian tumors without high grade serous component, or ovarian tumors with low malignant potential (i.e., borderline tumors)
  3. Known presence of central nervous system metastases
  4. Presence of tumor metastases causing significant pleural disease/effusion unilaterally or bilaterally (significant pleural effusion is defined by need for thoracentesis more frequently than once every 21 days)
  5. Presence of ascites that requires paracentesis more frequently than once every 21 days.
  6. A history of another primary cancer that has been active or treated within the past 3 years prior to start of study treatment, with the exception of adequately treated/resected: basal cell or squamous cell skin carcinoma or actinic keratoses; or carcinoma in situ of the breast or of the cervix; or non-invasive malignant colon polyps
  7. Persistent toxic effects with severity of CTCAE grade 2 or greater (excluding alopecia) caused by previous treatment
  8. History of arterial or deep venous thromboembolism within the 12 months prior to enrollment
  9. Clinically significant cardiac disease, including:

    1. Myocardial infarction or unstable angina < 6 months prior to enrollment
    2. New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure
    3. Cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication (does not include asymptomatic atrial fibrillation with controlled ventricular rate)
  10. Electrocardiogram (ECG) obtained at Screening which shows QTc prolongation or other medically relevant abnormalities which may affect subject safety or interpretation of study results
  11. At a higher than average risk, in the Investigator's opinion, of bowel perforation (e.g., symptoms of partial or complete bowel obstruction, recent (within 6 months) history of fistula or bowel perforation, requirement for total parenteral nutrition and continuous hydration)
  12. Active or chronic recurrent systemic infections that require continuous antimicrobial therapy during the Kevetrin study period
  13. Past medical history of infection with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  14. Ongoing or recent history of any other uncontrolled and/or clinically significant systemic disease or condition which, in the Investigator's medical opinion, should exclude participation in the study
  15. Less than 3 weeks between major surgery and planned start of study treatment; major incisions must have healed
  16. Less than 4 weeks since last treatment for ovarian cancer
  17. Any investigational or experimental therapy or procedure or participation in any interventional trial within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to start of study treatment
  18. Women of child-bearing potential who are pregnant or nursing (lactating)
  19. Previous participation in a clinical study of Kevetrin
  20. History of alcohol or substance abuse, unless in full remission for more than 6 months prior to start of study treatment
  21. Any other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition or test abnormality(ies) that, in the Investigator's opinion, puts the subject at significant risk, could confound the study results, or may interfere significantly with the subject's participation in the study
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03042702


Contacts
Contact: Anne Ponugoti 978.921.4125 aponugoti@cellceutix.com

Locations
United States, New Hampshire
Cancer Research Recruiting
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03766
United States, Texas
Cancer Research Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cellceutix Corporation
Investigators
Study Director: Arthur Bertolino, MD Cellceutix Corporation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cellceutix Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03042702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTIX-KEV-201
First Submitted: February 1, 2017
First Posted: February 3, 2017
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders