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A Dose Finding Study of Eribulin Mesylate and Cetuximab For Patients With Advanced Head and Neck and Colon Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Fatima Memorial Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center
Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
howard safran, Brown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01744340
First received: February 23, 2012
Last updated: March 11, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

February 23, 2012
March 11, 2016
May 2012
March 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
If Eribulin Mesylate, up to a Maximum Dose of 1.4 mg/m2 Day 1 and 8 of a 21 Day Cycle, Can be Safely Combined With Full Dose Cetuximab for Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer and Colon Cancer. [ Time Frame: From Day 1 of Drug through end of cycle 2 equals (approximately) 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

A DLT was defined as:

  • Grade 4 neutropenia (ANC < 500/mm3) for > 7 days
  • ANC <1000/mm3 with fever or infection
  • Platelets <25,000/mm3
  • Platelets <50,000/mm3 requiring transfusion
  • Grade 3 or grade 4 treatment related non-hematologic toxicities excluding alopecia. Grade 3 nausea, vomiting or diarrhea will only be considered a dose limiting toxicity if it occurs despite maximal medical support. Grade 3 or grade 4 hypomagnesemia will not be considered a dose limiting toxicity since it is an expected side effect of cetuximab and can be corrected. Other grade 3 or grade 4 electrolyte abnormalities will not be considered dose limiting toxicities if the electrolyte disorder can be corrected to grade 2 or less within 72 hours.
  • EGFR dermatologic toxicity should be graded according to the toxicity scale for EGFR associated reactions. The first episode of grade 3 or grade 4 rash will not be considered a DLT.
  • If any patient receives < 70% of the planned dose of eribulin mesylat
Toxicity of eribulin mesylate combined with full dose cetuximab for patients with advanced head and neck cancer and colon cancer. [ Time Frame: From beginning of treatment to 30 days post being off drug, an expected average of 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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Response Rate (Whether Patient's Disease is Progressing or Being Controlled) of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Eribulin Mesylate and Cetuximab. [ Time Frame: From beginning of treatment to progression of disease, for an expected average of 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

This shows patients able to achieve Stable disease or better as their best response during course of study participation. Response will be evaluated by Revised Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) Guideline v1.1 RECIST Guideline version 1.1 Response Criteria Complete Response:Disappearance of all target lesions; Any pathological lymph nodes (whether target or non-target) must have reduction in short axis to <10 mm.

Partial Response: At least a 30% decrease in the sum of the diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the baseline sum diameters Progressive Disease:At least a 20% increase in the sum of diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum on study. In addition to the relative increase of 20%, the sum must also demonstrate an absolute increase of at least 5 mm.

Stable Disease:Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for PR nor sufficient increase to qualify for PD, taking as reference the smallest sum diameters while on study

Response Rate (Whether Patient's Disease is Progressing or Being Controlled) of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Eribulin Mesylate and Cetuximab. [ Time Frame: From beginning of treatment to progression of disease, for an expected average of 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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A Dose Finding Study of Eribulin Mesylate and Cetuximab For Patients With Advanced Head and Neck and Colon Cancer
A Dose Finding Study of Eribulin Mesylate and Cetuximab For Patients With Advanced Head and Neck and Colon Cancer With an Expansion Cohort For Head and Neck Cancer: A Brown University Oncology Research Group Study
The purpose of this study is to determine if the full dose of eribulin mesylate can be safely given with the full dose of cetuximab. The activity of the combination of eribulin mesylate and cetuximab on recurrent head and neck cancer and colon cancer will also be assessed.
To determine if eribulin mesylate, up to a maximum dose of 1.4 mg/m2 day 1 and 8 of a 21 day cycle, can be safely combined with full dose cetuximab for patients with advanced head and neck cancer and colon cancer
Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Drug: Head and neck

    Eribulin mesylate is administered by IV infusion over 2-5 minutes on day 1 and 8 of a 21 day cycle 1.4mg/m2 and Cetuximab 400 mg/m2 cycle 1 week 1, then 250 mg/m2/weekly thereafter

    Dose Level 1: 0.7 mg/m2 IV infusion days 1 and 8 of 21 day cycle Dose Level 2: 1.0 mg/m2 IV infusion days 1 and 8 of 21 day cycle Dose Level 3: 1.4 mg/m2 IV infusion days 1 and 8 of 21 day cycle

  • Drug: Colon- Closed as of May 2014

    Eribulin Mesylate:

    1.4 mg/m2 IV infusion days 1 and 8 of 21 day cycle

  • Experimental: head and neck
    Cetuximab, 400 mg/m2 cycle 1 week 1, then 250 mg/m2/weekly there after Eribulin Mesylate 1.4mg/m2
    Intervention: Drug: Head and neck
  • Experimental: Colon- closed as of May 2014

    Eribulin Mesylate:

    1.4 mg/m2 IV infusion days 1 and 8 of 21 day cycle

    Intervention: Drug: Colon- Closed as of May 2014
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
23
July 2015
March 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck with progression after at least one prior therapy. (Chemoradiation is considered one line of therapy). Patients with unknown Head and Neck primaries are also eligible
  • In the dose escalation cohorts, patients with advanced colon adenocarcinoma with wild-type kras who have previously received at least two lines of therapy for advanced disease are eligible- No longer applicable post February 2013 as all patients have been enrolled to the dose escalation phase
  • In the expansion phase for patients with advanced colorectal cancer, only patients with mutated kras who have previously received at least two lines of therapy for metastatic disease will be eligible. Pathology report from diagnosis and report documenting KRAS status to be sent to BrUOG. No longer applicable as this phase of the study has been closed as of 5/6/2014 secondary to the lack of efficacy and activity of the single agent.
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Patients must be aged 18 years or older
  • Patients with measurable tumors according to RECIST .
  • Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0-1
  • No severe concurrent illness that would interfere with protocol therapy.
  • Patients must have adequate renal function as evidenced by ≤1.5 mg/dL or creatinine clearance > 40 mL/minute (min).
  • Patients must have adequate bone marrow function as evidenced by absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1.5 x 109/L and platelet count > 100 x 109/L.
  • Patients must have adequate hepatic function as evidenced by bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤ 3 x ULN (in the case of liver metastases ALT and AST ≤ 5 x ULN).
  • Resolution of all chemotherapy or radiation-related toxicities to Grade 1 severity or below, except for alopecia.
  • Patients must be willing and able to comply with the study protocol for the duration of the study.
  • Patients must give written informed consent prior to any study-specific screening procedures with the understanding that the patient may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice.
  • No other active invasive malignancy unless disease free for at least 2 years.

Exclusion Criteria

  • For Head and Neck patients, no progression while receiving an EGFR inhibitor or within 6 months of stopping treatment with an EGFR inhibitor.
  • Patients who received chemotherapy or investigational therapy within 3 weeks before treatment initiation. Radiation must be completed within 2 weeks before treatment initiation.
  • Patients with a hypersensitivity to halichondrin B and/or halichondrin B chemical derivative.
  • Patients who participated in a prior eribulin mesylate clinical trial, whether or not they received eribulin mesylate.
  • Patients with other significant disease or disorders that, in the investigator's opinion, would exclude the patient from the study.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding; women of childbearing potential with either a positive pregnancy test at screening or no pregnancy test; women of childbearing potential unless (1) surgically sterile or (2) using adequate measures of contraception in the opinion of the Investigator. Peri-menopausal women must be amenorrheic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing potential.
  • Patients with brain or subdural metastases are not eligible, unless they have completed local therapy and have discontinued the use of corticosteroids for this indication for at least 4 weeks before starting treatment in this study. Any signs (e.g., radiologic) and/or symptoms of brain metastases must be stable for at least 4 weeks.
  • Grade 2 or worse neuropathy.
  • Significant cardiovascular impairment (history of congestive heart failure > NYHA G II, unstable angina or myocardial infarction within the past six months, or serious cardiac arrhythmia.
  • QTc > 500 msec
Both
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
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United States
 
NCT01744340
BrUOG 254
Yes
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howard safran, Brown University
howard safran
  • Fatima Memorial Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Howard Safran, MD Brown University Oncology Research Group
Brown University
March 2016

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