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Dose Escalation Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intravenous ALN-VSP02 In Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors With Liver Involvement

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2009
Last updated: August 23, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
The purpose of the study is to determine the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of intravenous ALN-VSP02, an RNAi therapeutic, in patients with advanced solid tumors with liver involvement.

Condition Intervention Phase
Solid Tumors Drug: ALN-VSP02 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Open Label, Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intravenous ALN-VSP02 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors With Liver Involvement

Further study details as provided by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and Tolerability of intravenous ALN-VSP02 [ Time Frame: up to 16 weeks (4 cycles) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma and urine PK of ALN-VSP02 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks (two cycles) ]
  • Assess preliminary evidence of antitumor/antiangiogenic activity [ Time Frame: Up to 16 weeks (4 cycles) ]

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: ALN-VSP02
    IV infusion administered every two weeks

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

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
  • Patient has measurable tumor in the liver
  • At least 28 days have elapsed since the patient's prior systemic therapy, radiotherapy, or any major surgery
  • Patient has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0-1
  • Patient has adequate hematologic, liver, and renal function
  • Patient is seronegative for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Patient has a life expectancy > 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is receiving full-dose (therapeutic) anticoagulation therapy and/or aspirin > 325 mg/day or other platelet inhibitory agents
  • Patient has clinically significant cardiovascular disease or uncontrolled serious cardiac arrythmia
  • Patient has known active brain or leptomeningeal metastases
  • Patient has clinically significant cerebrovascular disease
  • Patient has a seizure disorder not controlled on medication
  • Patient has a known or suspected viral, parasitic or fungal infection
  • Patient previously experienced a severe reaction to a liposomal product
  • Patient has a known hypersensitivity to lipid products
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00882180

United States, Arizona
TGen Clinical Research Service at Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85258
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, Michigan
Karmanos Cancer Center
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
United States, Tennessee
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Hospital Virgen del Rocio
Seville, Andalucia, Spain, 41013
Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 08035
Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia
Valencia, Spain, 46010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Akshay Vaishnaw, MD PhD Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00882180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALN-VSP02-001
Study First Received: April 15, 2009
Last Updated: August 23, 2011

Keywords provided by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals:
Solid Tumors
Advanced Solid Tumors with Liver Involvement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms processed this record on July 19, 2017