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Study of Vintafolide (MK-8109, EC145) in Participants With Advanced Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers (MK-8109-007, EC-FV-02)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Endocyte
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00507741
First received: July 24, 2007
Last updated: May 20, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

This is a Phase II clinical trial evaluating the benefit from therapy with vintafolide in participants with advanced ovarian and endometrial cancers.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: Vintafolide
Drug: Ertafolide
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: Protocol EC-FV-02: A Phase II Study of EC145 in Patients With Advanced Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Part A: Percentage of patients deriving clinical benefit. Part B: To gather pilot data on efficacy and toxicity of EC145. [ Time Frame: Clinical benefit is defined as the ability to receive 6 or more cycles (i.e., months) of therapy without progression of disease. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor responses to EC145 therapy. [ Time Frame: Duration of EC145 therapy will vary according to individual patient response. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free survival, response duration, and overall survival time observed after EC145 therapy. [ Time Frame: 2 years after completing therapy with EC145 and the 30-day follow-up period. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ertafolide + Vintafolide
Screening: After completion of all screening procedures and confirmation of eligibility, all participants receive a 1- to 2-mL injection of 0.1 mg ertafolide labeled with 20 to 25 mCi of technetium-99m Part A: Induction phase of treatment: Two 4-week cycles; if stable disease or better at week 8 computed tomography (CT), participant may proceed into maintenance phase, comprised of 4-week cycles with CT every 8 weeks. Participants continue on study until they experience disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or attain protocol-defined clinical benefit. Part B: 4-week cycles with CT every 8 weeks. Participants continue until they experience disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or attain protocol-defined clinical benefit.
Drug: Vintafolide
Part A: Induction Phase: vintafolide 1.0 mg intravenous injection, Monday through Friday, for the first 3 weeks of each 4 week cycle. Maintenance Phase: vintafolide 2.5 mg intravenous injection, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weeks 1 and 3 of each 4 week cycle. At the investigator's discretion, participants may receive vintafolide via an ambulatory pump after the first week of therapy has been administered in the clinic setting. Part B: vintafolide 2.5 mg intravenous injection, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weeks 1 and 3 of each 4 week cycle. At the investigator's discretion, participants may receive vintafolide via an ambulatory pump after the first week of therapy has been administered in the clinic setting.
Drug: Ertafolide

Detailed Description:

This is a Phase II clinical trial of vintafolide administered to participants with advanced ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Vintafolide is a drug that is specifically designed to enter cancer cells via the folate vitamin receptor (FR). Experimental evidence shows that this target receptor is expressed on virtually all ovarian cancers as well as the majority of endometrial cancers. Early clinical evidence in a small number of Phase I patients suggests that vintafolide may have antitumor effect in women with advanced ovarian cancer and that it is generally well-tolerated. This evidence suggests that vintafolide may be useful as chemotherapy against advanced ovarian and endometrial cancers. The primary objective of Part A of this study is to collect data on clinical benefit produced by therapy with vintafolide. The primary objective of Part B of this study is to collect data on the safety and efficacy of vintafolide.

All participants will undergo imaging with the FR targeting investigational imaging agent ertafolide (EC20, FolateScan) during the screening period to confirm eligibility for the treatment portion of the clinical trial. Clinical evidence suggests that ertafolide may be used to identify women with cancers that express the target receptor.

Information about the safety and tolerability of both vintafolide and ertafolide will be assessed.

  Eligibility

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

Part A:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Radiographic evidence of measurable disease (by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors [RECIST]) and either:

    • Advanced epithelial ovarian cancer with serous or endometrioid histology, as confirmed by previous biopsy or,
    • ertafolide scan positive ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer or adenocarcinoma of the endometrium.
  • Prior treatment with platinum and/or taxane compounds.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance status of 0-2.
  • At least 4 weeks from prior therapy and recovered from associated acute toxicities.
  • Adequate bone marrow reserve, renal, and hepatic function.
  • Negative serum pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential and willingness to practice contraceptive methods.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serious comorbidities (as determined by the Principal Investigator).
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastasis.
  • Prior radiation therapy to assessable disease, unless disease progression is confirmed at that site.
  • Requires palliative radiotherapy at time of study entry.
  • Unable to tolerate conditions for radionuclide imaging.
  • Other concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, or any ancillary therapy considered investigational.
  • Those who have been administered another radiopharmaceutical that would interfere with the assessment of 99mTc-ertafolide scan.

Part B:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Radiographic evidence of measurable disease (by RECIST criteria)
  • ertafolide scan positive recurrent or persistent epithelial ovarian, primary fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer.
  • Prior treatment with platinum compounds, but not more than 4 prior cytotoxic chemotheraputic regimens.
  • ECOG Performance status of 0-2.
  • At least 3 weeks from prior cytotoxic therapy and recovered from associated acute toxicities.
  • Adequate bone marrow reserve, renal, and hepatic function.
  • Negative serum pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential and willingness to practice contraceptive methods.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serious comorbidities (as determined by the Principal Investigator).
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Symptomatic CNS metastasis.
  • Other concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, or any ancillary therapy considered investigational.
  • Those who have had prior therapy with Vinorelbine or vinca-containing compounds.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00507741

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Endocyte
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00507741     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8109-007, EC-FV-02
Study First Received: July 24, 2007
Last Updated: May 20, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Cancer
Ovarian
Endometrial
Phase II
EC145
EC20

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Ovarian Diseases
Uterine Diseases

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