Temsirolimus and Cixutumumab in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced, Metastatic, or Recurrent Soft Tissue Sarcoma or Bone Sarcoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2009
Results First Posted : July 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial studies how well temsirolimus and cixutumumab works in treating patients with locally advanced, metastatic, or recurrent soft tissue sarcoma or bone sarcoma. Temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cixutumumab, can block tumor growth by blocking the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving temsirolimus with cixutumumab may be an effective treatment for soft tissue or bone sarcoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Osteosarcoma Recurrent Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Recurrent Osteosarcoma Stage III Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Stage IV Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Biological: Cixutumumab Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Drug: Temsirolimus Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. To determine the proportion of patients progression-free at 12 weeks (progression free survival [PFS], defined as Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 complete response [CR] + partial response [PR] + stable disease [SD]) with (A) Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1receptor (R)+ soft tissue sarcomas; (B) IGF-1R+ bone tumors; or (C) IGF-1R(-) sarcomas, who are treated weekly with intravenous A12 (cixutumumab) and temsirolimus.


I. To determine the overall response rate (defined as CR + PR). II. To determine the overall survival. III. To determine the correlation of clinical outcome with pre- and post-treatment IGF-1R pathway related markers in plasma (pre and post therapy), archived tissue, and pre- and post-treatment tumor biopsies.


Patients receive cixutumumab intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes and temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36. Courses repeat every 42 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for at least 4 weeks.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 178 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Temsirolimus (CCI-779, NSC 683864) and IGF-1 Receptor Antibody Cixutumumab (IMC-A12, NSC 742460) in Patients With Metastatic Sarcomas
Study Start Date : November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (cixutumumab and temsirolimus)
Patients receive cixutumumab IV over 60 minutes and temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36. Courses repeat every 42 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: Cixutumumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Anti-IGF-1R Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody IMC-A12
  • IMC-A12
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies
Drug: Temsirolimus
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CCI-779
  • CCI-779 Rapamycin Analog
  • Cell Cycle Inhibitor 779
  • Rapamycin Analog
  • Rapamycin Analog CCI-779
  • Torisel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free Survival Rate, Defined as CR + PR + SD, as Assessed by RECIST Criteria [ Time Frame: From study entry until recurrent or progressive disease is objectively documented (taking as reference for progressive disease the smallest measurement recorded on study), death or date of last contact, assessed at 12 weeks ]
    From study entry until recurrent or progressive disease is objectively documented (taking as reference for progressive disease the smallest measurement recorded on study), death or date of last contact, assessed at 12 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed sarcoma of soft tissue or bone; all patients will have IGF-1R testing at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) by immunohistochemistry (IHC); patients with confirmation of IGF-1R status in pre-existing tumor specimens will be enrolled on one of three arms of the study:

    • Arm A: IHC IGF-1R (+) sarcomas of soft tissue
    • Arm B: IHC IGF-1R (+) sarcomas of bone
    • Arm C: Any IGF-1R (-) sarcomas
  • Subjects must have metastatic and/or locally advanced or locally recurrent disease
  • Patients treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center must consent to tumor biopsies before therapy and after the 2nd week of therapy; subjects who do not have accessible tumor for biopsy may be enrolled at the discretion of the Principal Investigator
  • Patients must have measurable disease by RECIST 1.1; measurable disease (a 'target' lesion) is defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded); each lesion must be >= 10 mm when measured by computed tomography (CT) (CT scan slice thickness no greater than 5 mm); >= 10 mm caliper measurement by clinical exam (lesions which cannot be accurately measured with calipers should be recorded as non-measurable); and >= 20 mm by chest x-ray
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 prior systemic therapy regimens for recurrent/metastatic disease; the last dose of systemic therapy (include tyrosine kinase inhibitors) must have been given at least 4 weeks prior to initiation of therapy; patients receiving carmustine (BCNU) or mitomycin C must have received their last dose of such therapy at least 6 weeks prior to initiation of therapy
  • Patients with brain metastasis that have been treated with definitive surgery or radiation and have been clinically stable for 3 months following the procedure with no neurological signs or symptoms and no requirement for systemic glucocorticoids are eligible for study
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1.5 x 10^9/l; patients with neutropenia on a familial basis may still be enrolled on study; please contact the Principal Investigator (PI) who will discuss the patient with Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP)
  • Platelets >= 100 x 10^9/l
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN); in patients with bilirubin > 1-1.5 X ULN, the starting dose of temsirolimus is 15 mg/week
  • Albumin >= 3 g/dL
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) =< 3.0 x institution ULN; in patients with ALT or AST elevated > 1.0- 3.0 X ULN, the starting dose of temsirolimus is 15 mg/week
  • Serum creatinine =< 1.5 x ULN
  • Serum glucose =< 120 mg/dL; nonfasting or fasting; if a patient has a non-fasting glucose of over 120 mg/dL, the patient may be retested in the fasting state to determine if they are eligible for study; a non-fasting glucose of 120 or less renders the patient eligible for study
  • Fasting total cholesterol =< 300 mg/dL
  • Fasting triglycerides =< 300 mg/dL; patients with neutropenia on a familial basis may still be enrolled on study; please contact the PI who will discuss the patient with CTEP
  • Patients must not have current evidence of another malignancy
  • Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) and have pregnancy testing prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation (every 2 cycles of therapy); should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
  • Adverse events related to prior tumor-specific therapy must have resolved to less than or equal to National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) (version 4.0) grade 1 prior to study entry (except alopecia)
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had major surgery or a course of glucocorticoid therapy lasting longer than 5 days within 4 weeks prior to entering the study, or those who have not recovered from adverse events to =< NCI CTCAE (version 4.0) grade 1, associated with surgery; excluded from such considerations are surgical changes not expected to improve, e.g. removal of muscle tissue; patients may be on replacement glucocorticoids for pre-existing glucocorticoid deficiency (e.g. Addison's disease) or topical glucocorticoids for dermatological conditions (e.g. psoriasis)
  • Patients must be >= 4 weeks beyond treatment of any systemic therapy, other investigational therapy, biological, targeted agents or radiotherapy, and must have recovered to =< Grade 1 toxicity or previous baseline for each toxicity; specifically excluded are the laboratory examinations serum lipase or amylase (without overt pancreatitis), hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia, and lymphopenia; patients may have received palliative low dose radiotherapy to the limbs 1-4 weeks before this therapy provided pelvis, sternum, scapulae, vertebrae, or skull were not included in the radiotherapy field
  • Patients may not have received prior IGFR1 inhibitors
  • Patients may not have received prior mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors (such as sirolimus, everolimus, ridaforolimus, or temsirolimus)
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to temsirolimus, A12, or other agents used in the study
  • Patients with hyperglycemia, defined as fasting serum glucose above 120 mg/dl, or those patients already on oral anti-diabetic or insulin therapy
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, known ongoing or active infection, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), active hepatitis B or C, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia (specifically, atrial fibrillation or ventricular dysrhythmias except ventricular premature contractions), or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Pregnant women and women who are breast-feeding

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United States, California
UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224-9980
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur, Illinois, United States, 62526
NorthShore University HealthSystem-Evanston Hospital
Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
Memorial Medical Center
Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62781-0001
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland/Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan University Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467-2490
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, New York, United States, 11568-0210
United States, North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28203
United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University/Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Canada, Ontario
University Health Network-Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: William Tap Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01016015     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2011-01408
NCI-2011-01408 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
09-097 ( Other Identifier: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center )
8121 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
N01CM00032 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
N01CM00038 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
N01CM00071 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
N01CM00100 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
P30CA008748 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 30, 2015
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2015
Last Verified: May 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents