Aurora A Kinase Inhibitor MLN8237 and Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: December 16, 2009
Last updated: March 23, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

RATIONALE: Aurora A kinase inhibitor MLN8237 and bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of giving aurora A kinase inhibitor MLN8237 together with bortezomib and to see how well they work in treating patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Drug: Aurora A kinase inhibitor MLN8237
Drug: bortezomib
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Combination of Aurora Kinase Inhibitor MLN8237 and Bortezomib in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events profile (Phase I) [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Toxicity profile as per NCI CTCAE v3.0 (Phase I) [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • MTD (Phase I) [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Confirmed response (PR or better) (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival time (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free survival time (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to treatment failure (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of response (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse events (Phase II) [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 69
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive oral aurora A kinase inhibitor MLN8237 once daily on days 1-14 and bortezomib IV on days 1, 4, 8 and 11.
Drug: Aurora A kinase inhibitor MLN8237
Given orally
Other Name: MLN8237
Drug: bortezomib
Given IV
Other Names:
  • LDP 341
  • MLN341
  • PS-341

Detailed Description:


I. To determine the maximum tolerated doses (MTD) with the combination of MLN8237 and bortezomib. (Phase I) II. To describe the toxicities associated with the combination of MLN8237 and bortezomib. (Phase I) III. To evaluate the overall response rate to the combination of MLN8237 and bortezomib in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. (Phase II)


I. To assess progression-free and overall survival in patients treated with this combination. (Phase II) OUTLINE: This is a phase I dose escalation study followed by a phase II study. Patients receive oral aurora kinase inhibitor MLN8237 once daily on days 1-14 and bortezomib IV on days 1, 4, 8 and 11. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 10 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment all patients are followed every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • ANC >= 1500/uL
  • AST =< 2.5 x ULN
  • Creatinine =< 1.5 x ULN
  • Creatinine clearance as calculated by the method of Cockroft and Gault >= 30 mL/minute
  • Patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma requiring treatment
  • Patients who have received prior bortezomib therapy will be allowed on trial as long as they did not progress during bortezomib or =< 60 days of therapy discontinuation
  • Negative serum pregnancy test done =< 7 days prior to registration, for women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) only (a WOCBP is a sexually mature woman who: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months)
  • Willingness to return to enrolling institution for follow-up
  • Life expectancy >= 12 weeks
  • Voluntary written informed consent before performance of any study-related procedure not part of normal medical care, with the understanding that consent may be withdrawn by the subject at any time without prejudice to future medical care
  • Female subject is either post-menopausal or surgically sterilized or willing to use an acceptable method of birth control (i.e., a hormonal contraceptive, intra-uterine device, diaphragm with spermicide, condom with spermicide, or abstinence) for the duration of the study
  • Male subject agrees to use an acceptable method for contraception for the duration of the study
  • Patients have a baseline LVEF >= 45% at baseline
  • Bisphosphonates are considered to be supportive care rather than therapy, and are thus allowed while on protocol treatment
  • PLT >= 100,000/uL
  • Total bilirubin =<1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or if total bilirubin is > 1.5 x ULN, the direct bilirubin must be =< 2.0 mg/dL
  • Measurable disease of multiple myeloma as defined by at least ONE of the following:
  • Serum monoclonal protein >= 1.0 g/dL, >= 200 mg of monoclonal protein in the urine on 24 hour electrophoresis, serum immunoglobulin free light chain >= 10 mg/dL AND abnormal serum immunoglobulin kappa to lambda free light chain ratio, monoclonal bone marrow plasmacytosis >= 30% (evaluable disease), or measurable plasmacytoma
  • ECOG Performance Status (PS) 0, 1, or 2
  • Hgb >= 9 g/dl


  • Major surgery, open biopsy (excluding bone marrow) or significant traumatic injury =< 4 weeks prior to registration
  • Melphalan or other myelosuppressive agents including lenalidomide and non-myelosuppressive agents such as thalidomide or high dose corticosteroids =< 2 weeks prior to registration
  • Concurrent use of corticosteroids, but patients may be on chronic steroids (maximum dose 20 mg/day prednisone equivalent) if they are being given for disorders other than myeloma, i.e., adrenal insufficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, etc
  • Uncontrolled infection
  • Pregnant women or women of reproductive ability who are unwilling to use effective contraception
  • Nursing women
  • Men who are unwilling to use a condom (even if they have undergone a prior vasectomy) while having intercourse with any woman, while taking the drug and for 4 weeks after stopping treatment
  • Other co-morbidity or psychiatric illness which would interfere with patient's ability to participate in this trial
  • Recent history of myocardial infarction in the six months prior to registration
  • Uncontrolled angina or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia
  • Severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias or electrocardiographic evidence of active conduction system abnormalities
  • Cardiac amyloidosis with hypotension (systolic BP less than 100mmHg)
  • MGUS or smoldering myeloma
  • Serious non-healing wound, or ulcer
  • Known hypersensitivity to Bortezomib, boron or mannitol
  • Patient has >=Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy within 14 days before enrollment
  • Patient has received other investigational drugs with 14 days before enrollment
  • Diagnosed or treated for another malignancy within 2 years of enrollment, with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, an in situ malignancy, or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy
  • Infection requiring systemic antibiotic therapy within 14 days preceding the first dose of study drug, or other severe infection
  • Inability to swallow orally administered medication
  • Prior allogeneic bone marrow or organ transplantation
  • Patients who are currently receiving digoxin, cyclosporine, tacrolimus or sirolimus
  • Severe cardiac comorbidity
  • Known positive for HIV or active infectious hepatitis, type A, B or C
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01034553

United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Fransisco, California, United States, 94143
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Ohio
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Study Chair: Alexander K. Stewart, M.D. Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Principal Investigator: Shaji K. Kumar, M.D. Mayo Clinic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01034553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MC088A, NCI-2009-01475, 08-006317, X14003, MC088A
Study First Received: December 16, 2009
Last Updated: March 23, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Blood Protein Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Vascular Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 26, 2015