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Iodine I-131 With or Without Selumetinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2017 by Academic and Community Cancer Research United
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02393690
First Posted: March 19, 2015
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Academic and Community Cancer Research United
  Purpose
This randomized phase II trial studies how well iodine I-131 works with or without selumetinib in treating patients with thyroid cancer that has returned or has spread from where it started to other places in the body. Many thyroid cancers absorb iodine. Due to this, doctors often give radioactive iodine (iodine I-131) alone to treat thyroid cancer as part of standard practice. It is thought that the more thyroid tumors are able to absorb radioactive iodine, the more likely it is that the radioactive iodine will cause those tumors to shrink. Selumetinib may help radioactive iodine work better in patients whose tumors still absorb radioactive iodine. It is not yet known whether iodine I-131 is more effective with or without selumetinib in treating thyroid cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Thyroid Gland Carcinoma Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Gland Carcinoma Recurrent Thyroid Gland Carcinoma Stage IV Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma Stage IV Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma Stage IVA Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma Stage IVA Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma Stage IVB Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma Stage IVB Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma Stage IVC Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma Stage IVC Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma Radiation: Iodine I-131 Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Other: Placebo Drug: Selumetinib Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Double-Blind Phase II Study of Radioactive Iodine (RAI) in Combination With Placebo or Selumetinib for the Treatment of RAI-Avid Recurrent/Metastatic Thyroid Cancers

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Further study details as provided by Academic and Community Cancer Research United:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate [ Time Frame: At 6 months ]
    A patient will be classified as a responder if they have a partial or complete response at the 6-month time point when compared to the baseline, pre-study radiologic scan(s). The proportion of patients with a response will be calculated and compared between the 2 arms using a Chi-square or Fisher?s Exact test.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Best overall response [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    The best overall response will be compared between the two arms. This comparison will be done using a chi-square test. For a patient to be classified as a response, they need a partial or complete response that is confirmed at least 4 weeks later anytime during the study.

  • Changes in serum thyroglobulin levels [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 2 years ]
    Changes in serum thyroglobulin levels will be compared between the 2 treatment arms using the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test.

  • Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    The maximum grade for each type of adverse event will be summarized using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.0. The frequency and percentage of grade 3+ adverse events will be compared between the 2 treatment arms. Comparisons between arms will be made by using either the Chi-square or Fisher?s Exact test.

  • Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    PFS will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method, where the log-rank test will be used to compare the 2 treatment arms.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Genomic and transcriptomic landscape of radioactive iodine-avid (RAIA) tumors [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Will explore the genomic and transcriptomic landscape of RAIA tumors for signatures that correlate to therapeutic benefit achieved in patients with RAI-avid recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer treated with 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib. Exploratory analysis will include correlating response to tumor genotypes. Descriptive statistics and graphical techniques will be used to summarize this data by treatment arm.


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Actual Study Start Date: May 4, 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 1, 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I (selumetinib, iodine I-131)
Patients receive selumetinib PO BID starting on week 1, day 1 and continuing through 2 days after iodine I 131 therapy has been administered. Approximately 3 weeks after beginning treatment with selumetinib, patients receive iodine I-131 PO.
Radiation: Iodine I-131
Given PO
Other Names:
  • 131-Iodine
  • Bound Iodide I-131
  • I 131
  • I-131
  • Iodide I-131
  • Iodide, I-131
  • Iodine 131
  • Iodotope
  • Iodotrope
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies
Drug: Selumetinib
Given PO
Other Names:
  • ARRY-142886
  • AZD6244
  • MEK Inhibitor AZD6244
Active Comparator: Arm II (placebo, iodine I-131)
Patients receive placebo PO BID starting on week 1, day 1 and continuing through 2 days after iodine I-131 therapy has been administered. Approximately 3 weeks after beginning treatment with placebo, patients receive iodine I-131 PO.
Radiation: Iodine I-131
Given PO
Other Names:
  • 131-Iodine
  • Bound Iodide I-131
  • I 131
  • I-131
  • Iodide I-131
  • Iodide, I-131
  • Iodine 131
  • Iodotope
  • Iodotrope
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies
Other: Placebo
Given PO
Other Names:
  • placebo therapy
  • PLCB
  • sham therapy

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the response rate at 6 months following treatment with 131I (iodine I-131) in combination with placebo or selumetinib for radioactive iodine-avid (RAIA) recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the best overall response following treatment with 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib for RAIA recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer.

II. To compare the progression-free survival of patients with RAIA recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer treated with 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib.

III. To compare serum thyroglobulin changes for patients with RAIA recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer treated with 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib.

IV. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib for patients with RAI-avid recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer.

TERTIARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To explore the genomic and transcriptomic landscape of RAIA tumors for signatures that correlate to therapeutic benefit achieved with 131I in combination with placebo or selumetinib.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

ARM I: Patients receive selumetinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) starting on week 1, day 1 and continuing through 2 days after iodine I-131 therapy has been administered. Approximately 3 weeks after beginning treatment with selumetinib, patients receive iodine I-131 PO.

ARM II: Patients receive placebo PO BID starting on week 1, day 1 and continuing through 2 days after iodine I-131 therapy has been administered. Approximately 3 weeks after beginning treatment with placebo, patients receive iodine I-131 PO.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 1 and 3 months, every 3 months for 12 months, and then every 6 months for 2 years.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of recurrent and/or metastatic thyroid cancer
  • Histological or cytological confirmation of thyroid carcinoma of follicular origin (including papillary, follicular, or poorly differentiated subtypes and their respective variants); NOTE: medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancers are excluded; Hurthle cell carcinomas are excluded (defined as having an invasive tumor composed of > 75% oncocytic [Hurthle] cells lacking the nuclear features of papillary carcinoma, tumor necrosis, and marked mitotic activity); patients with oncocytic (Hurthle cell) variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (defined as a tumor composed of a majority of oncocytic [Hurthle] cells having the nuclear features of papillary carcinoma) are eligible to participate
  • RAI-avid lesion on a radioiodine scan (a diagnostic, post-therapy, or post-ablation scans) performed =< 24 months prior to registration, which suggests that therapy with 131I is justifiable in the judgment of the investigator
  • Clinically or radiographically evident structural disease; patients with measurable disease and those with only non-measurable (?non-target?) structural disease (according to modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST] version [v] 1.1 criteria) are eligible;

NOTE 1: Modification of the RECIST v1.1 measurable disease criteria includes a change in the definition of what is considered a measurable malignant lymph node; a malignant lymph node is considered measurable if any of the following apply:

  • It is noted to be RAI-avid on radioactive iodine imaging (diagnostic or post-therapy whole body scans acceptable) and it measures >= 1 cm in the long axis,
  • It is pathologically proven to be involved with thyroid cancer (by cytology or pathology) and it measures >= 1 cm in the long axis, or
  • Its short axis is >= 1.5 cm when assessed by computed tomography (CT) scan NOTE 2: Patients only with biochemical evidence of disease without structural evidence of cancer are not eligible for this study

    • For patients with non-measurable, structural disease the following must apply:
  • Undetectable thyroglobulin antibody AND
  • A serum thyroglobulin of 10 ng/ml or greater in the context of suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) (TSH =< 0.4 mcU/ml) =< 28 days prior to study registration; use of any thyroglobulin assay is allowed, though all serum thyroglobulin measurements for study purposes must be conducted with the same thyroglobulin assay

    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0, 1 or 2
    • Able to swallow and retain orally-administered medication with no clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may alter absorption
    • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500/mm^3

  • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3

  • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Hemoglobin > 9.0 g/dL

  • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)

  • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Aspartate transaminase (AST) =< 2.5 x ULN (or =< 5 x ULN in presence of liver metastases)

  • Obtained =< 28 days prior to randomization:

Creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL OR calculated creatinine clearance of >= 50 ml/min by either the Cockcroft-Gault formula or 24-hours urine collection analysis

  • Negative pregnancy test performed =< 7 days prior to registration for women of childbearing potential only
  • Provide informed written consent
  • Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up (during the Active Monitoring Phase of the study)

    • Note: during the Active Monitoring Phase of a study (i.e., active treatment and observation), participants must be willing to return to the consenting institution for follow-up
  • Willing to provide mandatory archival tumor tissue (block or minimum of 30 unstained slides from a primary or recurrent/metastatic thyroid cancer) for correlative research purposes; NOTE: patients with less archival tumor tissue available may still be eligible for the study after discussion with Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU); receipt of archival tumor tissue is not required for study registration and initiation of therapy
  • Willing to provide mandatory blood samples for correlative research purposes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 131I therapy =< 6 months prior to registration; Note: 131I administered solely for diagnostic purposes is not considered 131I therapy
  • External beam radiation therapy =< 28 days prior to registration; note: previous treatment with radiation is allowed if the investigator judges it will not compromise patient safety on the study
  • Having been treated with a total cumulative (lifetime) 131I therapeutic activity > 800 mCi (excluding 131I activity administered for diagnostic scans)
  • Treatment with chemotherapy or targeted therapy (e.g. tyrosine kinase inhibitor) =< 28 days prior to registration
  • Prior exposure to mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK), RAS, or RAF inhibitors (note: previous exposure to sorafenib is allowed) OR history of hypersensitivity to selumetinib, thyrotropin alpha (Thyrogen), or any excipient agents
  • Unresolved toxicity > Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade 2 from previous anti-cancer therapy, except for alopecia
  • Cardiac conditions as follows:

    • Uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure [BP] >=150/95 mmHg despite medical therapy)
    • Left ventricular ejection fraction < 55% measured by echocardiography
    • Atrial fibrillation with a ventricular rate > 100 beats per minute (bpm) on electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest
    • Symptomatic heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] grade II-IV)
    • Prior or current cardiomyopathy
    • Severe valvular heart disease
    • Uncontrolled angina (Canadian Cardiovascular Society grade II-IV despite medical therapy)
    • Acute coronary syndrome =< 6 months prior to registration
  • Ophthalmological conditions as follows:

    • Intra-ocular pressure > 21 mmHg, or uncontrolled glaucoma (irrespective of intra-ocular pressure)
    • Current or past history of central serous retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion
  • Symptomatic or untreated leptomeningeal disease, brain metastasis, or spinal cord compression
  • Unable to follow a low iodine diet or requiring medication with high content in iodide (e.g., amiodarone)
  • Received iodinated intravenous contrast within =< 2 months of registration; avoidance of iodinated oral contrast is also preferred but not strictly required for study enrollment; NOTE: those who have had iodinated intravenous contrast within this time frame may still be eligible if a urinary iodine analysis reveals that excess iodine has been cleared (defined as urinary iodine documented to be < 300 mcg/day by either a spot urinary iodine or 24-hour urinary iodine measurement)
  • Any of the following:

    • Pregnant women
    • Nursing women
    • Men or women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception
  • Co-morbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens
  • Immunocompromised patients and patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and currently receiving antiretroviral therapy; NOTE: patients known to be HIV positive, but without clinical evidence of an immunocompromised state, are eligible for this trial
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, hepatitis B infection, hepatitis C infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Receiving any other investigational agent which would be considered as a treatment for the primary neoplasm
  • Other active malignancy =< 2 years prior to registration that will interfere with conduct of this trial; EXCEPTIONS: non-melanotic skin cancer or carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix; NOTE: if there is a history of prior malignancy, patients must not be receiving other specific treatment (chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation) for their cancer
  • Not willing to discontinue use of supplemental vitamin E
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02393690


Locations
United States, California
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Recruiting
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Contact: Gerald Henderson    858-822-5223    gehenderson@ucsd.edu   
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Daniels         
Hoag Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
Contact: Atessa Kiani    949-764-5543    atessa.kiani@hoag.org   
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Demeure         
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Paula Fisk    720-848-0676    paula.fisk@ucdenver.edu   
Principal Investigator: Bryan R. Haugen         
United States, District of Columbia
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Contact: Lynette Wray    202-877-2749    lynette.wray@medstar.net   
Principal Investigator: Kenneth D. Burman         
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Lisa Freehafer    617-643-1751    lfreehafer@partners.org   
Principal Investigator: Lori J. Wirth         
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Mabel Ryder    855-776-0015    Ryder.Mabel@mayo.edu   
Principal Investigator: Mabel Ryder         
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Jamie S. Walters    646-888-4450    waltersj@mskcc.org   
Principal Investigator: Alan L. Ho         
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Kristen Linney    919-684-8239    k.linney@duke.edu   
Principal Investigator: Julie A. Sosa         
United States, Ohio
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Mamdouh Beshara    614-292-4511    Mamdouh.Beshara@osumc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jennifer A. Sipos         
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Debra J. Nichols    713-792-0839    djnichols@mdanderson.org   
Principal Investigator: Ramona Dadu         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Academic and Community Cancer Research United
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alan Ho Academic and Community Cancer Research United
  More Information

Responsible Party: Academic and Community Cancer Research United
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02393690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RU241306I
NCI-2015-00277 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
14-008494
RU241306I ( Other Identifier: Academic and Community Cancer Research United )
P30CA015083 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: March 16, 2015
First Posted: March 19, 2015
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Papillary
Adenocarcinoma, Follicular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Adenocarcinoma
Iodine
Cadexomer iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Trace Elements
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs