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Safety of BKM120 Monotherapy in Advanced Solid Tumor Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: February 11, 2010
Last updated: April 9, 2013
Last verified: April 2013

This is a first-in-man, phase I clinical research study with BKM120, a potent and highly specific oral pan-class I phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor. The study consists of a dose escalation part followed by a MTD expansion part.

Once the MTD has been defined, the MTD expansion part will be opened for enrollment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrium Cancer
Drug: BKM120
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IA, Multicenter, Open-label Dose Escalation Study of BKM120, Administered Orally in Adult Patients With Advanced Solid Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of BKM120 [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability of BKM120 [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]
  • Pharmacokinetics of BKM120 [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]
  • Changes in tumor metabolic activity [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]
  • Pharmacodynamics of BKM120 [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]
  • Clinical tumor response in patients with tumors that show PI3K pathway activation [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 107
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BKM120
Dose escalation followed by dose expansion
Drug: BKM120


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

Inclusion Criteria:

All patients:

  • Histologically-confirmed advanced solid tumors
  • Progressive, recurrent unresectable disease
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Performance status ≤ 2
  • No history of primary brain tumor or brain metastases

MTD Expansion part:

  • Histologically-confirmed advanced solid tumors
  • Progressive, recurrent unresectable disease
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Performance status ≤ 2
  • No history of primary brain tumor; no brain metastases unless asymptomatic and clinically stable for ≥ 3 months
  • Patients with genetic or molecular alteration of the PI3K pathway

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with a PI3K inhibitor
  • History of or active major depressive episode, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or history of suicidal attempt or ideation
  • No clinically manifest diabetes mellitus (treated and/or with clinical signs)
  • No acute or chronic renal disease
  • No acute or chronic liver disease
  • No acute or chronic pancreatitis
  • No unresolved diarrhea
  • No impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac diseases such as ventricular arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension
  • No acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris within the past 3 months
  • Not pregnant or nursing and fertile patients must use barrier contraceptives

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01068483

United States, Tennessee
Sarah Cannon Research Institute Dept.ofSarahCannonCancerCtr(4)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Canada, Ontario
Novartis Investigative Site
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Novartis Investigative Site
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 CE
Novartis Investigative Site
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3075 EA
Novartis Investigative Site
Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain, 08035
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01068483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBKM120X2101
2008-002652-17 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: February 11, 2010
Last Updated: April 9, 2013

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Advanced solid tumors
Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrium cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms
Uterine Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017