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Fulvestrant Plus Abemaciclib in Women With Advanced Low Grade Serous Carcinoma

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: NCT03531645
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2022
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if fulvestrant and abemaciclib can help to control low-grade serous ovarian cancer. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied.

This is an investigational study. Fulvestrant and abemaciclib are both FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of several types of cancer. Their use in patients with low-grade serous ovarian cancer is investigational. The study doctor can explain how the study drugs are designed to work.

Up to 15 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Neoplasms of Female Genital Organs Drug: Fulvestrant Drug: Abemaciclib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Phase II Study of Neoadjuvant Fulvestrant Plus Abemaciclib in Women With Advanced Low Grade Serous Carcinoma
Actual Study Start Date : August 13, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2025

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fulvestrant + Abemaciclib Drug: Fulvestrant

Neoadjuvant Treatment (Cycles 1-4): Fulvestrant 500 mg injection in buttocks on Days 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 and Day 1 of Cycles 2-4.

Adjuvant Treatment (Cycles 5 and beyond): Fulvestrant 500 mg injection in buttocks on Day 1 of each cycle.

Study cycle is 28 days.

Other Name: Faslodex

Drug: Abemaciclib

Neoadjuvant Treatment (Cycles 1-4): Abemaciclib 150 mg by mouth On Days 1-28 of each cycle.

Adjuvant Treatment (Cycles 5 and beyond): On Days 1-28 of each cycle, you will take Abemaciclib 150 mg by mouth on Days 1-28 of each cycle.

Study cycle is 28 days.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Benefit Rate (CBR) [ Time Frame: 112 days ]
    Clinical benefit rate determined by partial response (PR), complete response (CR), and stable disease (SD) associated with 4 cycles of neoadjuvant abemaciclib plus fulvestrant in patients with Low Grade Serous Carcinoma (LGSC). CBR assessed using RECIST 1.1.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with clinical or surgical stage III or IV low-grade serous ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinomas who in the judgement of the treating physician are unlikely to achieve optimal surgical cytoreduction and have been recommended to receive neoadjuvant therapy.
  2. Histological diagnosis must be based on surgical or core biopsy not just fine needle aspiration. Biopsies performed at other institutions must undergo pathology review and confirmation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  3. Tissue from an archival tissue sample or fresh tissue obtained from a core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion.
  4. Willingness to provide pre- and post-treatment tissue for translational studies. Pre-treatment fresh frozen tissue must be available for research purposes. This tissue can be collected from preoperative laparoscopy, other diagnostic biopsy, or a research-specific biopsy.
  5. Signed informed consent on protocol LAB02-188.
  6. Tissue from an archival tissue sample or fresh tissue obtained from a core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion.
  7. Patients whose clinical biopsies are found to be insufficient for the planned translational studies must be willing to undergo a research biopsy.
  8. Patients must have measurable disease by RECIST v1.1. a. Measurable disease is defined at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest dimension to be recorded). Each target lesion must be >20 mm when measured by conventional techniques, including palpation, plain x-ray, CT, and MRI, or >10 mm when measured by spiral CT.
  9. Women 18 years of age or older.
  10. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0-1.
  11. Abnormal organ function is permitted. However, patients must have: a. absolute neutrophil count >/= 1500/mL b. platelets >/= 100,000/mL c. hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dL d. estimated creatinine clearance >/= 60 ml/min as calculated using the method standard for the institution e. total serum bilirubin </= 1.5 X ULN f. aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT) and/or alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT) </= 3 X ULN (</= 5 X ULN in patients with bone or liver metastases)
  12. Resolution of all acute toxic effects of prior therapy or surgical procedures to National Cancer Institute (NCI) CTCAE 4.03 Grade </= 1
  13. Women of child-bearing potential (intact uterus) MUST have a negative serum or urine human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of study medication. Patients of childbearing potential are those who have not been surgically sterilized or have not been free from menses for > 1 year. If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.
  14. Female patients of childbearing potential should be willing to use 2 methods of birth control or be surgically sterile, or abstain from heterosexual activity for the course of the study through 120 days after the last dose of study medication (Reference Section 7.7). Patients of childbearing potential are those who have not been surgically sterilized or have not been free from menses for > 1 year. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
  15. Pre/perimenopausal women must be amenable to be treated with goserelin. All patients will be rendered post-menopausal secondary to concomitant administration of goserelin.
  16. Ability to understand and willingness to sign informed consent form prior to initiation of the study and any study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  2. The patient has serious preexisting medical condition(s) that would preclude participation in this study (for example, interstitial lung disease, severe dyspnea at rest or requiring oxygen therapy, history of major surgical resection involving the stomach or small bowel, or preexisting Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or a preexisting chronic condition resulting in baseline Grade 2 or higher diarrhea).
  3. Current use of food or drugs known to be potent CYP3A4 inhibitors, drugs known to be potent CYP3A4 inducers (for examples, see the Prohibited Concomitant Medications section), and drugs that are known to prolong the QT interval (see Prohibited Concomitant Medications in section 7.6.2).
  4. Diagnosis of another malignancy within 3 years, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  5. Previous chemotherapy or hormonal therapy for treatment of ovarian cancer.
  6. Known Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  7. Inability or unwillingness to swallow pills.
  8. Active infection requiring intravenous (IV) antibiotics or other uncontrolled intercurrent illness requiring hospitalization.
  9. Inability to comply with the study and follow-up procedures.
  10. History of any of the following: syncope of cardiovascular etiology, ventricular arrhythmia of pathological origin (including, but not limited to, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation), sudden cardiac arrest.
  11. Prior hematopoietic stem cell or bone marrow transplantation.
  12. Known abnormalities in coagulation such as bleeding diathesis, or treatment with anticoagulants precluding intramuscular injections of fulvestrant or goserelin (if applicable).
  13. Known or possible hypersensitivity to fulvestrant, or abemaciclib or any of their excipients.
  14. Pre/perimenopausal women with a known hypersensitivity to gnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) agonists.

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03531645

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United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Eli Lilly and Company
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Principal Investigator: Amir A. Jazaeri, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT03531645    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-0405
NCI-2018-00941 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: May 22, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2022
Last Verified: May 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: We are pending discussions with Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca regarding the level and quantity of data that may be shared. Discussions will also include potential modifications of the contract to allow for data sharing.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Malignant neoplasms of female genital organs
Advanced low grade serous ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinomas
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Estrogen Receptor Antagonists
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs