Dose Escalation Study of TriN2755 in Advanced Solid Tumors and Sarcomas

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Trin Therapeutics GmbH.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University Hospital, Essen
Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research
Assign Data Management and Biostatistics GmbH
Information provided by:
Trin Therapeutics GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01259518
First received: November 24, 2010
Last updated: June 6, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

This is an open-label, parallel-group, two-center, safety, activity and pharmacokinetic study of TriN 2755 given at increasing dose levels as intravenous infusions administered over 4 hours. The study is divided into two parts: Part I a dose escalation phase and Part II an extension phase.


Condition Intervention Phase
Neoplasms
Drug: TRIN2755
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Dose Escalation Study on the Tolerability and Activity of TriN 2755 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors and Sarcomas Using Two Different Dosage Regimens

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Further study details as provided by Trin Therapeutics GmbH:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants with Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: at baseline and beginning of every cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective response rate (ORR); RECIST v1.0 Criteria [ Time Frame: 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival (OS) within 12 months after the first infusion of TriN 2755 [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pharmacokinetics of TRIN2755 and its metabolites [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    TriN 2755 and a selection of assumed metabolites in plasma and urine samples will be analyzed by using a validated Reverse-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RV-HPLC) procedure with Mass Spectrometric (MS) detection of e.g. area únder curve(AUC) , Concentration maximum (Cmax)

  • Concentration of DNA methyl adducts in leucocytes and urine, analysis of DNA strand breaks [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: November 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Once monthly administration of TRIN2755 Drug: TRIN2755
In treatment schedule A (Group A), the planned starting dose to be investigated is 25 mg TriN 2755 given once followed by a recovery period of 4 weeks. Subsequent patients can only be included on a new dose level when the safety review from all patients included at the preceding dose level(s) at Day 28 after infusion (end of Cycle 1) does not indicate relevant toxicity.
Experimental: Once weekly administration of TRIN2755 Drug: TRIN2755
In treatment schedule B (Group B), the starting dose to be investigated is 800mg, given once every 7 days in a 4 week cycle. Subsequent patients can only be included on a new dose level when the safety review from all patients included at the preceding dose level(s) at Day 28 after the start of the first infusion (end of Cycle 1) does not indicate relevant toxicity.

Detailed Description:

Classical chemotherapeutic agents include the class of alkylating agents with covalent modification of biopolymers and in particular, bases of DNA, as proposed mechanism of cytotoxic action. Bifunctional alkylating agents, which yield inter- or intrastrand cross-links include nitrogen mustards, mitomycin C and platinum complexes. In contrast, monofunctional alkylating agents act by reacting with single electron-rich sites in bases of DNA strands. The most prominent class of the latter group is the triazene, which is based on nitrogen-rich chemistry. It is generally accepted that triazenes, upon metabolic activation via N demethylation, yield highly reactive carbocations, which covalently bind to biopolymers. The novel triazene TriN 2755 differs from other triazenes through its physicochemical properties such as high hydrophilicity and photostability, and in particular by its potent, dose dependent antitumor activity in a spectrum of cancers including dacarbazine-resistant tumors, where treatment options for metastatic disease are still not satisfactory and medical needs exist.

This is an open-label, parallel-group, two-center, safety, activity and pharmacokinetic study of TriN 2755 given at increasing dose levels as intravenous infusions administered over 4 hours. The study is divided into two parts: Part I a dose escalation phase and Part II an extension phase.

Part I of the Study (Dose Escalation Phase):

In the first part of the study, two treatment schedules will be investigated in parallel:

Treatment schedule A: The study medication will be infused once every 28 days in a 4-week cycle (Group A) Treatment schedule B: The study medication will be infused once every 7 days in a 4-week cycle (Group B)

In treatment schedule A (Group A), the planned starting dose to be investigated is 25 mg TriN 2755 given once followed by a recovery period of 4 weeks. Subsequent patients can only be included on a new dose level when the safety review from all patients included at the preceding dose level(s) at Day 28 after infusion (end of Cycle 1) does not indicate relevant toxicity.

In treatment schedule B (Group B), the planned starting dose to be investigated is 800mg, given once every 7 days in a 4 week cycle. Subsequent patients can only be included on a new dose level when the safety review from all patients included at the preceding dose level(s) at Day 28 after the start of the first infusion (end of Cycle 1) does not indicate relevant toxicity.

Plasma samples to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of TriN 2755 are collected at predefined schedules after the first administration at each dose level and at pre-dose and at expected peak times during the subsequent administrations within the first treatment cycle only (Group B). Urine samples are collected over 24 hours after the first administration at each dose level within the first treatment cycle only.

Once the MTD is reached, two expanded cohorts of patients are treated with the Maximum Recommended Dose (MRD) which is one dose level below the MTD or at lower dose levels, if indicated. This second part of the study (expansion) allows for enrolment of approximately additional 9 patients per treatment schedule, at the chosen dose, in order to better assess the safety and possible antitumor activity of TriN 2755. The exact number of patients to be enrolled in this expanded phase is decided by a Monitoring Board. The patients are treated at or near the planned phase II dose, without expanding or prolonging the study excessively.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients of age > 18 years
  • Patients with a histologically / cytologically confirmed diagnosis of advanced solid tumor or sarcoma for which a treatment of proven efficacy does not exist or an established treatment(s) had failed
  • Measurable or non-measurable disease according to RECIST v1.0 criteria. Patients should have at least one measurable lesion or disease which is non-measurable but can clearly be evaluated for response
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0, 1 or 2
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Ability to understand the nature of the study and willingness to sign a written informed consent document
  • Willingness and ability to comply with the study protocol for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any lymphoma or other hematological tumors
  • Known brain metastases
  • Earlier history of other tumors, except non melanoma-skin cancer or in situ cervical carcinoma curatively excised
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to treatment start
  • Extensive radiotherapy, within 2 weeks of treatment start, or cytotoxic chemotherapy or limited radiotherapy within 2 weeks of treatment start
  • Unresolved toxicity from prior chemotherapy (including approved and experimental drugs)
  • Any of the following abnormal baseline hematological values:
  • Hb < 10g/dl,
  • WBC < 3.0 x 109/l Neutrophils < 1.5 x 109/l
  • Platelets < 100 x 109/l
  • Any of the following abnormal baseline liver function tests:
  • Serum bilirubin > 1.5 x upper normal limit, > 3 x if due to tumor
  • ALAT and/or ASAT > 2.5 x upper normal limit, > 5 x if due to tumor
  • The following abnormal baseline renal function test:
  • Serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dl
  • Creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min
  • All clinically relevant cardiovascular abnormalities (i.e. myocardial infarction within the prior 6 months, cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication, uncontrolled hypertension, abnormal cardiac function (* class II of NYHA classification), cardiac failure or non compensated active heart disease (* class II of NYHA classification)
  • Neurologic: symptomatic motor or sensory neurotoxicity grade 2 NCI CTC
  • Primary tumor associated with central nervous system-related symptoms interfering with the informed consent or with the study
  • History of psychiatric disabilities, seizures or central nervous system disorders, which is considered to be clinically significant by the investigator and could interfere with informed consent or adequate follow-up
  • Major fluid effusions (e.g. ascites, pleural effusion), or clinically relevant blood loss
  • Interstitial pneumonia or lung fibrosis
  • History or presence of thromboses or clotting disorders
  • Concomitant medication for non-vital indications with known hepatotoxic or nephrotoxic potential (e.g, aminoglycoside antibiotics)
  • Serious (Grade 3-4) uncontrolled intercurrent infections
  • Any history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction
  • Positive results of virus serology tests (i.e. detection of HBsAg and antibodies to HCV, HIV1, HIV2, CMV and EBV)
  • Clinical conditions equal to protocol definitions of DLT
  • Participation in any investigational drug study within 30 days preceding treatment start
  • Male or pre-menopause female patients unable to practice a medically approved method of contraception during the study and the 3-month period thereafter (all patients potentially fertile)
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding women
  • Any condition which in the judgment of the investigator would place the subject at undue risk or interfere with the results of the study (e.g. increased medical risks due to non malignant organ or systemic disease or secondary effects of cancer)
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of the same chemical class (dacarbazine, temozolomide) as TriN 2755 or any excipients of IMP
  • Mental handicap or legal incapacity
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01259518

Contacts
Contact: Max E. Scheulen, PhD/MD +49 201 723 ext 3152 cordula.derks@uk-essen.de

Locations
Germany
Department of Internal Medicine West German Cancer Centre University Hospital Essen Recruiting
Essen, Germany, 45122
Contact: Max E Scheulen, PHD/MD    +49 201 723 ext 3152    cordula.derks@uk-essen.de   
Principal Investigator: Max E Scheulen, PHD/MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Trin Therapeutics GmbH
University Hospital, Essen
Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research
Assign Data Management and Biostatistics GmbH
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Max E Scheulen, PHD MD Department of Internal Medicine West German Cancer Centre University Hospital Essen Essen, Germany
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Georg Ludwig Managing Director, Trin Therapeutics GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01259518     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TRIN2755-I-01
Study First Received: November 24, 2010
Last Updated: June 6, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

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