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Modelle 001, TS-inhibition in Colorectal Liver Metastases Comparing Arfolitixorin and Calciumfolinate

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04126655
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 27, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Isofol Medical AB
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vastra Gotaland Region

Brief Summary:

A study that is blinded to the patient and the investigator where the combination of Arfolitixorin + 5-FU is compared to Calciumfolinate + 5-FU. The patients will be randomised and will receive the above described combination as IV bolus injections, peroperatively in conjuction with collection of the first tissue sample.

A low dose (30 mg) and a high dose (120) mg of Arfolitixorin will be used in order to investigate the relation between dose of Arfolitixorin and TS-inhibition.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Drug: Arfolitixorin Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Arfolitixorin ([6R] 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate) is a folate based biomodulator designed to replace leucovorin. Arfolitixorin is the key active metabolite of leucovorin (LV) and does in contrast to LV not require enzymatic metabolic activation. In clinical practice, LV is administered in the form of Calciumfolinate. A hypothesis is therefore that patients which are not capable of metabolizing LV could have a better antitumoral effect with Arfolitixorin administration. The antitumoural effect could be measured as inhibition of the enzyme thymidylate synthase, an enzyme essential for DNA synthesis.

Primary objective The primary objective is to compare the properties of Arfolitixorin and Calciumfolinate together with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on thymidylate synthase (TS) (i.e. measured as thymidylate synthase inhibition) in tumour and adjacent liver tissue in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer receiving a peroperative intravenous administration of Arfolitixorin or Calciumfolinate.

Secondary objectives To study safety in terms of adverse events and laboratory measurements; haematology and clinical chemistry.

To explore differences in pharmacokinetics of folates and folate metabolites in plasma.

To study gene expression in tumour and adjacent hepatic tissue and its correlation to tissue concentration.

To investigate the relation between the levels of deoxyuridine (dU) in plasma with the amount of TS inhibition in tumour tissue, in order to evaluate dU as a surrogate marker for TS-inhibition.

Study population:

Thirty adult patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases, indicated for surgical removal will be randomised.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

A total of 30 patients will be included in the study and will be equally randomised in three steps.

In the first phase, six patients will receive a reduced dose 5-FU; 250 mg / m², of which three patients will be randomized to additional Calciumfolinate and three patients will be randomized to additional Arfolitixorin. P When all six patients have been followed up in the context of visits consultation, a clinical safety evaluation (SE) of all AE, and SAE will be performed by two independent physicians If the responsible physicians finds that it is safe that the study will continue, we intend to increase the dose of 5-FU 500 mg / m, after which additional 12 patients will be included.

After inclusion of 6 patients receiving 5-FU 500 mg /m² in combination with Arfolitixorin in the dose of 30mg/m2 a dose adjustment will take place and the last 12 patients will be randomised to either Calciumfolinate 60 mg/m2 or Arfolitixorin 120 /m2.

Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Masking Description:

Randomisation will be performed by a sealed envelope system. The randomisation envelopes are kept in a locked cabinet together with the randomisation list Two sets of code envelopes are prepared. The study personnel that will be responsible for study drug administration will have one set for the randomisation of patients and one set will be held by the investigator for emergency code breaking.

The code envelopes are prepared for each patient and contain information about what treatment the patient should receive. The randomisation will be made by the study personnel responsible for the administration of the study drugs at the day of the surgery. The patients will be randomised in consecutive order. The date and time of randomisation should be recorded on the document followed by a signature of the person opening the envelope.

Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised Phase II Study Investigating Two Doses of Arfolitixorin Compared to Calciumfolinate Together With 5- Fluorouracil on TS Inhibition in Tumour and Adjacent Hepatic Tissue for Patients With Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : February 5, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arfolitixorin.
Drug: Arfolitixorin Drug: 5-FU Per operative i.v. bolus injection of Arfolitixorin in combination with 5-FU
Drug: Arfolitixorin
Per operative administration of 5-FU with Arfolitixorin or Calciumfolinate
Other Name: Calciumfolinate

Active Comparator: Calciumfolinate.
Drug: Calciumfolinate Drug: 5-FU Per operative i.v. bolus injection of Calciumfolinate in combination with 5-FU
Drug: Arfolitixorin
Per operative administration of 5-FU with Arfolitixorin or Calciumfolinate
Other Name: Calciumfolinate




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. TS inhibition i tumour tissue [ Time Frame: Biopsies will be collected during liver surgery ]
    The primary objective is to compare the TS-inhibtion capacity of the combination Arfolitixorin/5-FU in contrast to Calciumfolinate/5-FU in tumour, adjacent liver parenchyma and plasma in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer

  2. TS inhibition in adjacent liver parenchyma [ Time Frame: Biopsies will be collected during live surgery ]
    The primary objective is to compare the TS-inhibtion capacity of the combination Arfolitixorin/5-FU in contrast to Calciumfolinate/5-FU in adjacent liver in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer

  3. TS inhibition in plasma [ Time Frame: Blood samples will be collected according to a sampling schedule during 24 hours after the bolus injection. ]
    The primary objective is to compare the TS-inhibtion capacity of the combination Arfolitixorin/5-FU in contrast to Calciumfolinate/5-FU in plasma in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 7.3.1 Inclusion criteria

    1. Patients must sign an informed consent document.
    2. At least two liver metastases secondary to CRC. Patients must have removable metastases amenable to surgery.
    3. Performance status of 0 to 2 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Performance Status scale. (See Protocol Attachment 1.)
    4. For women: Must be surgically sterile, postmenopausal, or compliant with a contraceptive regimen during and for 3 months after treatment. Fertile women must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (within 7 days before enrolment) and must not be lactating.
    5. For men: Must be surgically sterile or compliant with a contraceptive regimen during and for 3 months after treatment.
    6. Patient legally competent and able to communicate effectively with the study personnel as judged by the investigator.
    7. Patient likely to co-operate during the study.
    8. Patients must be at least 18 years of age.

      Exclusion Criteria:1.

      Concurrent administration of any other anti-tumour therapy minimum 3 weeks before surgery according to clinical practise.

    2. Treatment within the last 30 days with a drug/device that has not received regulatory approval for any indication at the time of study entry.

    3. Any intake of medication, which could influence folate, and vitamin B12 status, within 30 days of surgery.

    4. Serious concomitant systemic disorders (e.g., active infection including HIV, cardiac disease) that in the opinion of the investigator would compromise the patient's ability to complete the study.

    5. Second primary malignancy that is clinically detectable at the time of consideration for study enrollment.

    6. Patients with a high risk of postoperative liver failure due to advanced liver metastatic load.

    7. Pregnancy. 8. History of significant neurological or mental disorder, including seizures or dementia.

    9. Presence of clinically relevant (i.e., detectable by physical examination) third-space fluid collection (e.g., ascites, pleural effusion) that cannot be controlled by drainage or other procedures prior to study entry.

    10. Known hypersensitivity to 5-FU and or Calciumfolinate/Arfolitixorin.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04126655


Contacts
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Contact: Helena Taflin, MD, PhD +4631342100 helena.taflin@vgregion.se
Contact: Göran Carlsson, MD,PhD +4633421000 ulf.goran.carlsson@vgregion.se

Locations
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Sweden
Sahlgrenska University Hospital Recruiting
Gothenburg, Sweden, 41345
Contact: Helena Taflin, MD, PhD    +46700824799    helena.taflin@vgregion.se   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vastra Gotaland Region
Isofol Medical AB
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Helena Taflin, MD, PhD Vastra Gotaland Region
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Responsible Party: Vastra Gotaland Region
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04126655    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-005052-25
First Posted: October 15, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 27, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Vastra Gotaland Region:
Colorectal cancer,
Liver metastases
5-FU
Arfolitixorin
Calciumfolinate
TS-inhibtion
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes