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Phase I Safety Study of the Drug MM-121 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors Resisting Ordinary Treatment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Sanofi
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00734305
First received: August 12, 2008
Last updated: August 30, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
  Purpose
This study was a Phase 1 and pharmacologic open-labeled dose-escalation trial using a "3+3" design to determine maximum tolerated dose/recommended Phase 2 dose.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Solid Tumors
Drug: MM-121
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I and Pharmocologic Study of MM-121 in Patients With Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Response Rate and Duration [ Time Frame: Time from first dose to date of progression, with a median of 7.1 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    To determine the number of patients reporting an objective response using RECIST v 1.1 where a Partial Response is defined as a >20% decrease in tumor burden from baseline and a Complete Response is defined as complete disappearance of tumor burden from baseline. Duration of response is defined as the length of time in weeks from observation of response until progression.

    NOTE: because no patients experienced an objective response as shown below, duration of response is not presented. No duration of response could be measured.


  • Determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose Dependent on Reports of Dose-limiting Toxicities [ Time Frame: From date of first dose to 30 days after termination, the longest 47 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Using a 3+3 dose escalation model, the maximum tolerated dose was determined by assessing dose-limiting toxicities in each cohort from cohort 1-6. Cohort 1 began at 3.2 mg/kg IV QW and the dose escalated in separate cohorts from 6 mg/kg IV QW, 10 mg/kg IV QW, 15 mg/kg IV QW, 20 mg/kg IV QW, to the highest scheduled testing dose at 40 mg/kg one-time loading dose on cycle 1, week 1 followed by 20 mg/kg IV QW maintenance doses. If 3 patients were treated and passed the observation window, escalation to the next cohort was initiated. If a DLT was reported, 3-4 additional patients were enrolled and observed. If a DLT was observed in the expanded cohort, this dose was considered to be the maximum tolerated dose. The maximum tolerated dose was defined at the cohort in which two dose-limiting toxicities were observed, or as the highest target dose tested in the absence of DLTs. The determined MTD was considered the Recommended Phase 2 Dose and was used to open the expansion cohort.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To Describe the Dose-limiting Toxicity of MM-121 as a Monotherapy [ Time Frame: From date of first dose to 30 days after termination, the longest 47 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    To establish the safety of escalating doses of MM-121 administered as a monotherapy in order to determine the recommended phase 2 dose. Dose-escalation conducted using standard 3+3 model to determine maximum tolerated dose. Reports of Dose-Limiting Toxicities (DLTs) were assessed to determine the MTD to be used for the expansion cohort. DLTs were not measured in the Expansion Cohort.

  • To Determine the Pharmacokinetic and Immunogenicity Parameters of MM-121 [ Time Frame: At Cycle 1, Week 1 pre-treatment, at the end of the infusion, and 2, 4, 8, 24, 48 and 72 hours after starting the infusion; pre-dose collections on Cycle 1, Week 2 and Cycle 2, Week 1 for all patients ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Pharmacokinetic (PK) evaluation was performed on plasma samples obtained weekly for the first cycle of the study and then on day 1 of each additional cycle to assess pre-treatment trough concentrations of MM-121. The maximum observed concentration (Cmax) is presented and was calculated usig Non-compartmental analysis (NCA). Serum levels of MM-121 were measured at a central lab using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Data is presented per dose level of MM-121 (3.2 mg/kg, 6 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, 15 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40/20 mg/kg).

    Immunogenicity data is not available.


  • To Determine the Pharmacokinetic Parameters of MM-121 [ Time Frame: At Cycle 1, Week 1 pre-treatment, at the end of the infusion, and 2, 4, 8, 24, 48 and 72 hours after starting the infusion; pre-dose collections on Cycle 1, Week 2 and Cycle 2, Week 1 for all patients ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pharmacokinetic (PK) evaluation was performed on plasma samples obtained weekly for the first cycle of the study and then on day 1 of each additional cycle to assess pre-treatment trough concentrations of MM-121. The AUC is presented and was calculated usig Non-compartmental analysis (NCA). Serum levels of MM-121 were measured at a central lab using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Data is presented per dose level of MM-121 (3.2 mg/kg, 6 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, 15 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40/20 mg/kg).


Enrollment: 44
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dose Escalation
Cohorts of escalating doses of MM-121 administered IV QW to determine MTD or RP2D + expansion cohort at MTD/RP2D
Drug: MM-121
Dose escalation Frequency - once weekly
Other Name: Seribantumab, SAR256212

Detailed Description:
Successive cohorts of three or more patients were treated at escalating doses until a maximum tolerated dose/recommended phase 2 dose was identified. The study initially explored a dosing schedule every 7-days, which may have been modified to longer intervals under certain circumstances but did not expand to more than weekly. When the maximum tolerated dose/recommended Phase 2 dose was identified, an Expansion Cohort was enrolled at that dose to further characterize safety and to explore pharmacodynamic endpoints. There were 3 sites that participated.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced solid tumors that have recurred or progressed following standard therapy, or that have not responded to standard therapy, or for which there is no standard therapy, or who are not candidates for standard therapy
  • Patients must be > 18 years of age
  • Patients or their legal representatives must be able to understand and sign an informed consent form
  • Patients must have evaluable or measurable tumor(s)

    • Patients must be recovered from the effects of any prior surgery, radiotherapy or other antineoplastic therapy. Up to CTCAE Grade 1 is acceptable for patients with known peripheral neuropathy.
    • Women of childbearing potential as well as fertile men and their partners must agree to abstain from sexual intercourse or to use an effective form of contraception during the study and for 90 days following the last dose of MM-121 (an effective form of contraception is an oral contraceptive or a double barrier method)

In addition, patients to be enrolled the Expansion Cohort must have/be:

  • Advanced/metastatic breast cancer with histological/cytological documentation of ER-, PR-, Her2/neu non-over-expressing breast cancer (triple negative breast cancer); OR,
  • Patients must have advanced/metastatic breast cancer with histologically or cytologically confirmed ER+ and/or PR+, Her2/neu non-over-expxressing OR,
  • Patients must have advanced/metastatic histological confirmation of epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer or primary peritoneal cancer; OR,
  • Additional tumor types such as metastatic colorectal, advanced non small cell lung cancer, and others may be considered on a per-patient basis
  • Tumor tissue amenable to biopsy
  • Platelet counts, partial thromboplastin time (PTT) and international normalized ratio (INR) within normal limits.
  • Willing to undergo tumor biopsy twice (once before and once after treatment with MM-121)
  • Blocks of archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, unstained tumor tissue available for submission. Patients with no available archived tumor tissue available must receive Sponsor approval prior to enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients for whom potentially curative antineoplastic therapy is available
  • Patients who are pregnant or lactating
  • Patients with an active infection or with an unexplained fever > 38.5°C during screening visits or on the first scheduled day of dosing. (At the discretion of the investigator, patients with tumor fever may be enrolled.)
  • Patients with untreated and/or symptomatic CNS malignancies (primary or metastatic); patients with CNS metastases who have undergone surgery or radiotherapy, whose disease is stable, and who have been on a stable dose of corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks prior to the first scheduled day of dosing will be eligible for the trial
  • NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure or LVEF < 55%
  • Known HIV, hepatitis B or C (active, previously treated or both)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00734305

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115-6084
United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
United States, Tennessee
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville,, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Sanofi
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Crystal Denlinger, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Kwok Kin Wong, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Keedy L Vicki, MD Vanderbilt University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734305     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MM-121-01-100  MM-121 
Study First Received: August 12, 2008
Results First Received: July 12, 2016
Last Updated: August 30, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals:
cancer, solid tumors, oncology, Phase I, ErbB3, HER3
(erbB-3, HER-3)

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 28, 2016