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AKT Inhibitor in Oestrogen Positive Breast Cancer (STAKT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02077569
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 4, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
AstraZeneca
Cancer Research UK
National Cancer Research Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Nottingham

Brief Summary:

To compare the effect of four and a half days treatment of a range of doses of AZD5363 on selected markers of the AKT pathway and anti-proliferation compared with placebo in oestrogen receptor positive breast cancers.

To assess the tolerability of four and a half days treatment of AZD5363.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Invasive Breast Cancer Drug: AZD5363 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The principal research questions to be addressed are whether (or not) AZD5363 is "hitting its therapeutic target" sufficiently and to the extent that is required to produce efficacy in pre-clinical experiments.

The primary endpoint markers have been selected to determine this.

Reductions in markers of the AKT pathway and increases in markers of anti-proliferation will characterise the degree of biological activity arising from the inhibition of AKT across a range of doses of AZD5363.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Short Term Effects of an AKT Inhibitor (AZD5363) on Biomarkers of the AKT Pathway and Anti-tumour Activity in a Breast Cancer Paired Biopsy Study
Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 21, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 21, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: AZD5363 480mg
STAGE 1 ONLY AZD5363 480mg Twice daily dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Oral Capsule
Drug: AZD5363
Stage 1: AZD5363 480mg or placebo twice daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Stage 2: AZD5363 360mg or 240mg daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses)

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
STAGE 1 ONLY Twice daily dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Oral Capsule
Drug: AZD5363
Stage 1: AZD5363 480mg or placebo twice daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Stage 2: AZD5363 360mg or 240mg daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses)

Experimental: AZD360mg
STAGE 2 AZD5363 360mg Twice daily dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Oral Capsule
Drug: AZD5363
Stage 1: AZD5363 480mg or placebo twice daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Stage 2: AZD5363 360mg or 240mg daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses)

Experimental: AZD5363 240mg
STAGE 2 AZD5363 240mg Twice daily dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Oral Capsule
Drug: AZD5363
Stage 1: AZD5363 480mg or placebo twice daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses) Stage 2: AZD5363 360mg or 240mg daily oral dosing for 4 and 1/2 days (9 doses)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary endpoint: Pharmacodynamic biomarker analysis in tumour tissue to assess the biological effect of AZD5363 on markers of anti-proliferation and the AKT pathway [ Time Frame: Up to 42 months: Stage 1: up to 60 participants in up to 20 months. Stage 1 biomarker analysis early in Stage 2. Stage 2 proceeds where reduction in 1 of the 3 primary biomarkers. Stage 2: up to 60 participants in up to 16 months. ]
    Changes in pPRAS40, pGSK3b, Ki67


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Compare anti-proliferative effect on markers of the AKT pathway after 4&1/2days treatment at 3 different doses of AZD5363 vs placebo in Er +ve breast cancers [ Time Frame: Up to 42 months. Stage 1: up to 60 participants in up to 20 months. Stage 2: up to 60 participants in up to 16 months. ]

    By measuring biological changes in the tumour and circulation via measurement of changes in alternative biological markers which relate to the AKT pathway:

    Tumour total and pAKT Tumour: cleaved caspase 3; pS6 (IHC); FOXO3a Blood (platelet-rich plasma): Total and pPRAS40; Total and pGSK3b; Total and pAKT.


  2. Compare direct effect on markers of the AKT pathway after 4&1/2days treatment at 3 different doses of AZD5363 vs placebo in Er +ve breast cancers [ Time Frame: Up to 42 months. Stage 1: up to 60 participants in up to 20 months. Stage 2: up to 60 participants in up to 16 months. ]

    By measuring biological changes in the tumour and circulation via measurement of changes in alternative biological markers which relate to the AKT pathway:

    Tumour total and pAKT Tumour: cleaved caspase 3; pS6 (IHC); FOXO3a Blood (platelet-rich plasma): Total and pPRAS40; Total and pGSK3b; Total and pAKT.


  3. To measure tolerability and toxicity following short term (four and a half days) exposure to AZD5363 [ Time Frame: Up to 42 months. Stage 1: up to 60 participants in up to 20 months. Stage 2: up to 60 participants in up to 16 months. ]

    Tolerability and toxicity will be measured following short term exposure to AZD5363 by incidence and severity of adverse events.

    Participants will be monitored for adverse events during the study and for at least 30 days after the end of treatment.

    Analysis of toxicity following the completion of Stage 1, taking into consideration that Stage 2 will use lower doses of AZD5363, and at the end of Stage 2.




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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written informed consent
  2. WHO performance status 0-1.
  3. Able to swallow & retain oral medication.
  4. Patients who fall in to either category (a) or (b):

    1. Post-menopausal patients
    2. Pre-menopausal patients who also meet at least one of the criteria (i), (ii) or (iii) below:

    i) hysterectomy or bilateral fallopian tube ligation at least 6 weeks ago plus a negative pregnancy test.

    ii) true abstinence iii) willing to have pregnancy testing and use 2 forms of contraception

  5. Female patients, aged 18 years and over, with histological confirmation of ER positive invasive breast carcinoma.
  6. Stage 1/2/3 or Stage 4 with primary tumour in the breast amenable to biopsies. New primary breast tumours (ipsi- or contra-lateral) despite prior endocrine treatment for an earlier primary breast tumour with at least 12 months interval between cessation of endocrine therapy and Visit 1 are eligible.
  7. Scheduled to have chemotherapy based on tumour characteristics and local treatment protocols.
  8. Tumours large enough to provide sufficient tissue to be taken by core-cut or tru-cut biopsy to provide tissue sections for the marker assays.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior treatment for breast cancer except new primary breast tumours arising despote prior endocrine treatment for an earlier primary breas tumour with at least 12 months interval between cessation of endocrine therapy and Visit 1 (see inclusion criteria 6).
  2. Known ER negative tumour.
  3. Female patients with histological confirmation of ER+ve invasive breast carcinoma not scheduled to have chemotherapy
  4. Exposure to potent inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4 or CYP2D6 or substrates of CYP3A4 within 2 weeks before the first dose of study treatment (3 weeks for St Johns Wort).
  5. Clinically significant abnormalities of glucose metabolism
  6. Major surgery (excluding placement of vascular access) within 4 weeks before the first dose of study treatment.
  7. Spinal cord compression or brain metastases.
  8. Evidence of severe or uncontrolled systemic disease.
  9. Any of the following cardiac criteria:

    • Mean resting corrected QT interval (QTc)>450 msec obtained from 3 consecutive ECGs; - Any clinically important abnormalities in rhythm, conduction or morphology of resting ECG
    • Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events.
    • Any of the following procedures or conditions in the preceding 6 months: coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, vascular stent, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure NYHA Grade 2.
    • Uncontrolled hypotension.
  10. Absolute neutrophil count <1.5 x 10,000,000,000/L
  11. Platelet count <100 x 10,000,000,000/L.
  12. Haemoglobin <90 g/L
  13. ALT >2.5 times ULN if no demonstrable liver metastases or >5 times ULN in the presence of liver metastases.
  14. Elevated ALP is not exclusionary if due to the presence of bone metastasis and liver function is otherwise considered adequate
  15. Total bilirubin >1.5 times ULN if no liver metastases or >3 times ULN in the presence of liver metastases.
  16. Creatinine >1.5 times ULN concurrent with creatinine clearance <50 ml/min; confirmation of creatinine clearance is only required when creatinine is >1.5 times ULN
  17. Proteinuria >3+ on dipstick analysis.
  18. Refractory nausea and vomiting, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, inability to swallow the formulated product or previous significant bowel resection that would preclude adequate absorption of AZD5363.
  19. History of hypersensitivity to active or inactive excipients of AZD5363 or drugs with a similar chemical structure or class to AZD5363.
  20. Current disease or condition known to interfere with absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of drugs.
  21. Past medical history of interstitial lung disease, drug induced interstitial lung disease, radiation pneumonitis which required steroid treatment, or any evidence of clinically active interstitial lung disease.
  22. Evidence of dementia, altered mental status or any psychiatric condition that would prohibit understanding or rendering of informed consent
  23. Previous allogeneic bone marrow transplant.
  24. Known immunodeficiency syndrome.
  25. Pregnant or lactating patients

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Locations
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United Kingdom
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, DE22 3DT
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Derriford, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, PL6 8DH
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH7 7DW
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH15 2JB
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom, EH4 2XU
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L7 8XP
Kingsmill Hospital
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG17 4JL
Sheffield Cancer Research Centre
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S10 2SJ
University Hospital Birmingahm
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B15 2TT
Leeds St James Institue of Oncology
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nottingham
AstraZeneca
Cancer Research UK
National Cancer Research Network
Investigators
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Study Chair: John FR Robertson, MD University of Nottingham

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Responsible Party: University of Nottingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02077569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12076
First Posted: March 4, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University of Nottingham:
AKT inhibitor
AZD5363
Anti-tumour activity
Breast cancer
ER positive
Oestrogen positive
post menopausal
chemotherapy required
no prior cancer treatment
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Estrogens
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs