Pemetrexed and LBH589 in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2013 by University of Pittsburgh
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00907179
First received: May 20, 2009
Last updated: December 5, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

LBH589 is a drug that may slow down the growth of cancer cells or kill cancer cells by blocking certain enzymes. LBH589 has shown effects against cancer in laboratory studies and in studies using animals; however, it is not known if this medicine will show the same activity in humans. As of May 2006, approximately 100 patients have received treatment with either an intravenous or capsule form of LBH589. Only the capsule form of LBH589 will be used in this study. In addition, information from other research studies and laboratory studies suggests that this study drug may help to treat lung cancer.

The main goal during the Phase I portion of this research study is to find out the highest and safest dose of LBH589 that can be given in combination with pemetrexed in subjects with lung cancer without causing severe side effects. The main goal of the Phase II portion of this study is to find how the patient's lung cancer responds to the LBH589 in combination with pemetrexed.

This study will also investigate how the patient's body processes the combination of LBH589 and pemetrexed. To determine this, the investigators will measure the amount of study drug in the patient's blood. This will be done with a series of blood tests, called pharmacokinetic (PK) tests. Other purposes of this study will be to determine the side effects of LBH589 in combination with pemetrexed and whether or not this combination is effective in treating your type of cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: LBH 589
Drug: Pemetrexed
Phase 1
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: Pemetrexed and LBH589 in Previously-Treated Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the maximum tolerated dose of LBH589 given on a three times weekly schedule when combined with pemetrexed for the treatment of patients with advanced thoracic malignancies, except squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (phase I part) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the overall response rate and non-progression rate (clinical benefit rate) and progression-free survival of the combination of LBH589 and pemetrexed in patients with previously-treated advanced NSCLC (phase II part). [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Determine the pharmacodynamic effects of LBH589 and pemetrexed on levels of HDAC 1 and 6 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, as well as on levels of VEGF levels in the blood. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Identify biomarkers in baseline, archival tumor tissue that may correlate with antitumor efficacy. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dose escalation

Phase I: Determine the highest and safest dosage of LBH589 (15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg). If the 15 mg dosage causes too many side effects, a back-up dosage of 10 mg will be used instead of the 15 mg.

Pemetrexed 500mg/m2 IV, day 1, every 21 days, on the first day of the week LBH589 is given

Drug: LBH 589

LBH589 three-times-a-week (doses will be at least 2 days apart, e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday), until disease progression or intolerable toxicities LBH589 will start the week prior to the first pemetrexed cycle and PD studies will be performed (week -1).

Dose level: 1 LBH589: 10 mg Pemetrexed: 500 mg/m2

Dose level: 2 LBH589: 15 mg Pemetrexed: 500 mg/m2

Dose level: 3 LBH589: 20 mg Pemetrexed: 500 mg/m2

Dose level: 4 LBH589: 30 mg Pemetrexed: 500 mg/m2

Other Name: Panobinstat
Drug: Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed 500mg/m2 IV, day 1, every 21 days, on the first day of the week LBH589 is given.
Other Name: Alimta

Detailed Description:

Objectives

  1. To determine the maximum tolerated dose of LBH589 given on a three times weekly schedule when combined with pemetrexed for the treatment of patients with advanced thoracic malignancies, except squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (phase I part).
  2. To determine the overall response rate and non-progression rate (clinical benefit rate) and progression-free survival of the combination of LBH589 and pemetrexed in patients with previously-treated advanced NSCLC (phase II part).
  3. To determine the pharmacodynamic effects of LBH589 and pemetrexed on levels of HDAC 1 and 6 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, as well as on levels of VEGF levels in the blood.
  4. To identify biomarkers in baseline, archival tumor tissue that may correlate with antitumor efficacy.

Subject population Phase I: We will enroll patients treated with any number of prior regimen and all thoracic malignancies, except squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.

Phase II: We will enroll patients with recurrent or progressive NSCLC who have received 1 prior chemotherapy regimen (1 additional regimen in the setting of initial curative treatment is allowed if completed >1 year earlier).

Treatment plan

  • Pemetrexed 500mg/m2 IV, day 1, every 21 days, on the first day of the week LBH589 is given.
  • LBH589 three-times-a-week (doses will be at least 2 days apart, e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday), until disease progression or intolerable toxicities LBH589 will start the week prior to the first pemetrexed cycle and PD studies will be performed (week -1)

Study design and sample size:

This is a phase I/II study. Phase I: 9-18 patients (estimated); Phase II: 17-41 patients (estimated).

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Phase I only: any number of prior regimens is allowed and all thoracic malignancies, except squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.
  2. Phase II only: Patients with recurrent or progressive advanced stage non-squamous cell NSCLC (no SCLC component) who have received 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for advanced NSCLC. Chemotherapy as part of initially potentially curative therapy that was completed <1 year counts as 1 prior regimen. Prior erlotinib or one other biologic regimen is also allowed.
  3. Measurable disease (RECIST) (for phase II part only)
  4. Patients may not have received prior pemetrexed or HDACi therapy, including valproic acid, for the treatment of any medical condition.
  5. ECOG Performance Status of ≤ 2
  6. Aged ≥ 18 years old and ability to provide written informed consent obtained prior to participation in the study and any related procedures being performed
  7. Patients must meet the following laboratory criteria:

    • Hematology:

      • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500/mm³
      • Platelets ≥ 100,000/mm³
      • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
    • Biochemistry:

      • Total Bilirubin within normal institutional limits.
      • AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
      • Creatinine clearance 45 ml/min or higher calculated using the Cockcroft-Gault formula
    • Total serum calcium (corrected for serum albumin) or ionized calcium WNL
    • Serum potassium ≥ WNL
    • Serum sodium ≥ WNL
    • Serum albumin ≥ WNL
    • Patients with any elevated Alkaline Phosphatase due to bone metastasis can be enrolled
  8. Baseline MUGA or ECHO must demonstrate LVEF ≥ the lower limit of the institutional normal.
  9. TSH and free T4 within normal limits (patients may be on thyroid hormone replacement)
  10. Blood pressure of <140/90.
  11. Patients must have fully recovered from the effects of any prior surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. A minimum time period of 3 weeks should elapse between the completion of extensive radiation therapy for recurrent/metastatic disease and enrollment in the study. A minimum of 4 weeks should elapse between the completion of chemotherapy or any experimental therapy and enrollment in the study. At least 2 weeks should have elapsed from prior erlotinib or other biologic therapy.
  12. If patient has history of brain metastases, brain lesions should have been treated with surgery and/or radiation and be stable on repeat imaging.
  13. No history of prior malignancy, with the exception of curatively treated squamous cell or basal carcinoma of the skin or in situ cervical cancer, unless there is a 3- year disease-free interval.
  14. Patients should temporary stop certain Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAIDS) starting 5 days prior to protocol therapy, as described in 6.5.1.
  15. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days of the first administration of study treatment and must be willing to use two methods of contraception one of them being a barrier method or abstain from sexual activity during the study and for 3 months after last study drug administration. Sexually active males and their female partners must agree to use two methods of accepted and effective method of contraception (hormonal or barrier methods, abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of the study.
  16. All patients must have given signed, informed consent prior to registration on study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior HDAC, DAC, HSP90 inhibitors or valproic acid for the treatment of cancer
  2. Patients who will need valproic acid for any medical condition during the study or within 5 days prior to first LBH589 treatment
  3. Impaired cardiac function including any one of the following:

    • Screening ECG with a QTc > 450 msec confirmed by central laboratory prior to enrollment to the study
    • Patients with congenital long QT syndrome
    • History of sustained ventricular tachycardia
    • Any history of ventricular fibrillation or torsades de pointes
    • Bradycardia defined as heart rate < 50 beats per minute. Patients with a pacemaker and heart rate ≥ 50 beats per minute are eligible.
    • Patients with a myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months of study entry
    • Congestive heart failure (NY Heart Association class III or IV)
    • Right bundle branch block and left anterior hemiblock (bifasicular block)
  4. Uncontrolled hypertension. Patients with history of hypertension must be well-controlled (≤150/100) on a stable regimen of anti-hypertensive therapy.
  5. Concomitant use of drugs with a risk of causing torsades de pointes (See Appendix 1.-1)
  6. Concomitant use of CYP3A4 inhibitors (See Appendix 1-2) is not allowed. The use of CYP2D6 substrates (Appendix 1, table 0-3) should be done with caution. If drugs that are CYP2D6 substrates arte to be continued, patients should be carefully monitored and may require dose titration or dose reduction of the CYP2D6 substrate.
  7. Patients with unresolved diarrhea > CTCAE grade 1
  8. Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of oral LBH589
  9. Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions
  10. Patients who have received chemotherapy, any investigational drug or undergone major surgery < 4 weeks prior to starting study drug or who have not recovered from side effects of such therapy.
  11. Concomitant use of any anti-cancer therapy or radiation therapy.
  12. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding or women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) not willing to use a double barrier method of contraception during the study and 3 months after the end of treatment. One of these methods of contraception must be a barrier method. WOCBP are defined as sexually mature women who have not undergone a hysterectomy or who have not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months (i.e., who has had menses any time in the preceding 12 consecutive months). Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days of the first administration of oral LBH589.
  13. Male patients whose sexual partners are WOCBP not using a double method of contraception during the study and 3 months after the end of treatment. One of these methods must be a condom
  14. Patients with known positivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ) or hepatitis C; baseline testing for HIV and hepatitis C is not required
  15. Patients with any significant history of non-compliance to medical regimens or with inability to grant a reliable informed consent
  16. Patients with squamous cell carcinomas will be excluded
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00907179

Contacts
Contact: Ahmad Tarhini, MD 412-648-6507 tarhiniaa@upmc.edu
Contact: Rita Johnson, RN, BSN (412) 647-8571 johnsonr1@upmc.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Hillman Cancer Center Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
Contact: Ahmad Tarhini, MD    412-648-6507    tarhiniaa@upmc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Tarhini, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00907179     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-036
Study First Received: May 20, 2009
Last Updated: December 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pemetrexed
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites

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