Sunitinib in Treating Patients With Thyroid Cancer That Did Not Respond to Iodine I 131 and Cannot Be Removed by Surgery
This phase II trial studies how well sunitinib malate works in treating patients with thyroid cancer that did not respond to iodine I 131 (radioactive iodine) and cannot be removed by surgery. Sunitinib malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor.
Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
Stage III Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVA Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVA Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVB Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVB Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVC Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Stage IVC Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma
Drug: sunitinib malate
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: pharmacological study
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Sunitinib (SU11248) in Iodine-131 Refractory, Unresectable Differentiated Thyroid Cancers and Medullary Thyroid Cancers|
- Objective response rate, assessed using the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Incidence of toxicity, graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0 [ Time Frame: From time of first treatment with sunitinib, assessed up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Time to progression evaluated using the RECIST [ Time Frame: Time from start of treatment to time of progression or death of any cause, assessed up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Kaplan-Meier curves will be generated and 90% confidence intervals will be derived for median progression-free and overall survival.
- Changes in laboratory correlates analyzed using paired t-tests [ Time Frame: Baseline to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Relevant laboratory correlates will be compared between responders and non-responders using the Wilcoxon rank sum test. The association between the presence or absence of RET gene rearrangements/mutations and tumor response, as well as the association between germ-line polymorphisms in the RET gene and response, will be analyzed using Fisher's exact test. The correlative and genetic data will also be entered as covariates (univariate analyses only due to the small sample size) in a Cox regression model of progression-free survival.
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Treatment (sunitinib malate)
Patients receive sunitinib malate PO QD on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
Drug: sunitinib malate
Other Names:Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Optional correlative studiesOther: pharmacological study
Optional correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies
I. Determine the response rate of single agent sunitinib (sunitinib malate) in patients with iodine refractory, unresectable well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC) who have evidence of disease progression within 6 months of study enrollment.
II. Determine the response rate of single agent sunitinib in patients with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) who have evidence of disease progression within 6 months of study enrollment.
III. Determine the toxicity, duration of response, progression free survival, and overall survival in patients with WDTC or MTC treated with single agent sunitinib.
IV. Determine whether the presence of ret proto-oncogene (RET) gene rearrangements in patients with WDTC or RET mutations in patients with MTC predict response to sunitinib.
V. Determine whether therapy with sunitinib affects phosphorylation of downstream RET effector, mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 (ERK), in WDTC and MTC tissue.
VI. Determine whether specific germ-line polymorphisms in the RET gene are associated with favorable outcome in patients with WDTC treated with sunitinib.
OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 cohorts according to type of thyroid cancer (medullary vs well-differentiated).
Patients receive sunitinib malate orally (PO) once daily (QD) on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 2 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00381641
|United States, Illinois|
|University of Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Decatur Memorial Hospital|
|Decatur, Illinois, United States, 62526|
|NorthShore University HealthSystem-Evanston Hospital|
|Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201|
|Ingalls Memorial Hospital|
|Harvey, Illinois, United States, 60426|
|Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates Limited|
|Joliet, Illinois, United States, 60435|
|Loyola University Medical Center|
|Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153|
|Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61615|
|Central Illinois Hematology Oncology Center|
|Springfield, Illinois, United States, 60702|
|Southern Illinois University|
|Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62702|
|United States, Indiana|
|Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology Inc-Parkview|
|Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46845|
|Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium|
|South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46628|
|United States, Maryland|
|University of Maryland/Greenebaum Cancer Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Oncology Care Associates PLLC|
|Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States, 49085|
|United States, Missouri|
|Saint John's Mercy Medical Center|
|Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63141|
|United States, Texas|
|M D Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonas DeSouza||University of Chicago|