SOM 230 and Gemcitabine in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01385956
First received: June 29, 2011
Last updated: February 13, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the study drug SOM 230 in addition to standard therapy of gemcitabine can shrink or slow the growth of pancreatic cancer. The safety and tolerability of different doses of SOM 230 will also be studied. The participants' physical state, changes in the size of the tumor, and laboratory findings taken while on-study will help us (the study doctor and Moffitt Cancer Center) decide if SOM 230 is safe and effective.


Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: SOM 230 LAR
Drug: Gemcitabine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Combination of SOM 230 Long Acting Release (LAR) + Gemcitabine in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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Further study details as provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: The end of each participant's 28 day cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Safety / Tolerability (type, frequency, severity, and relationship of adverse events to study drug)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Frequency counts and percentage will be used to summarize the progression-free survival (PFS) in 3 months period.

  • Number of Participants With Tumor Response [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tumor response according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). Objective tumor response will be summarized using frequency counts and percentage.

  • Number of Participants With Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Frequency counts and percentage will be used to summarize the overall survival (OS) in 6 months period.


Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SOM 230 LAR and Gemcitabine

Combination Therapy: Dose escalation of SOM 230 LAR and standard treatment with gemcitabine. Treatment will be administered on an outpatient basis. Gemcitabine is administered by IV infusion. The dose should be based on the patient's actual baseline body weight; the dose will be recalculated if there is a weight change of > 10% from baseline. The dose of gemcitabine will be given over 30 minutes, weekly every 3 weeks followed by 1 week rest period.

SOM 230 LAR will be administered as an intramuscular dose determined by the dosing schema, every month.

Drug: SOM 230 LAR
We will attempt dose escalation starting at a lower level 1 of 40 mg since we are using SOM 230 LAR in combination with gemcitabine for the first time.
Other Name: Pasireotide
Drug: Gemcitabine
Fixed dose: 1000mg/m^2 weekly x3 then 1 week off
Other Name: Gemzar®)

Detailed Description:

This is a single-arm, open-label, phase I study of combination therapy with SOM 230 LAR and standard treatment with gemcitabine. We will utilize a staggered, sequential dose-escalation design to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of SOM 230 LAR when combined with standard doses of gemcitabine. Cycle will be defined as 28 days.

Treatment will be administered on an outpatient basis. Gemcitabine is administered by IV infusion. The dose should be based on the patient's actual baseline body weight; the dose will be recalculated if there is a weight change of > 10% from baseline. The dose of gemcitabine will be given over 30 minutes, weekly every 3 weeks followed by 1 week rest period. SOM 230 LAR will be administered as an intramuscular dose determined by the dosing schema, every month.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cytologically or histologically confirmed evidence of epithelial cancer (adenocarcinoma) of the exocrine pancreas
  • Metastatic or locally advanced disease. Patients with measurable and with non measurable disease, as per RECIST criteria are eligible.
  • Minimum of 4 weeks since any major surgery, completion of radiation
  • Prior treatment with gemcitabine alone or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with radiation as an adjuvant therapy will be allowed if > 6 months
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 2
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Adequate bone marrow function as shown by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.0 x 10^9/L, Platelets ≥ 100 x 10^9/L, hemoglobin (Hgb) > 9 g/dL
  • Adequate liver function as shown by: serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN), and serum transaminases activity ≤ 3 x ULN, with the exception of serum transaminases (< 5 x ULN) if the patient has liver metastases.
  • Adequate renal function as shown by serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤300 mg/dL OR ≤7.75 mmol/L AND fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 x ULN. NOTE: In case one or both of these thresholds are exceeded, the patient can only be included after initiation of appropriate lipid lowering medication.
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 14 days of the administration of the first study treatment. Women must not be lactating. Both men and WOCBP must be advised of the importance of using effective birth control measures during the course of the study.
  • Signed informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from patients after they have been fully informed of the nature and potential risks by the investigator (or his/her designee) with the aid of written information.
  • Screening electrocardiogram (ECG) with a time from electrocardiogram Q wave to the end of the T wave corresponding to electrical systole [QT] corrected for heart rate (QTc) < 450 msec

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with any cytotoxic chemotherapy except as an adjuvant therapy
  • Have undergone major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study enrollment
  • Chronic treatment with steroids or any other immunosuppressant drugs
  • Should not receive immunization with attenuated live vaccines during study period or within 1 week of study entry.
  • Untreated brain or leptomeningeal metastases, including patients who continue to require glucocorticoids for brain or leptomeningeal metastases.
  • Patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or a fasting plasma glucose > 1.5 ULN or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >8%. Note: At the principle investigator's discretion, non-eligible patients can be re-screened after adequate medical therapy has been instituted
  • Patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis
  • QT related exclusion criteria: Fridericia Correction Formula (QTcF) at screening > 450 msec; History of syncope or family history of idiopathic sudden death; Sustained or clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias; Risk factors for Torsades de Pointes such as hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, cardiac failure, clinically significant/symptomatic bradycardia, or high-grade atrioventricular (AV) block; Concomitant medication(s) known to prolong the QT interval (patient must be off the drug for 2 weeks to be eligible)
  • Patients who have congestive heart failure [New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV], unstable angina, sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, clinically significant bradycardia, advanced heart block or a history of acute myocardial infarction within the 6 months preceding enrollment
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as: Any active (acute or chronic) or uncontrolled infection/ disorders; Nonmalignant medical illnesses that are uncontrolled or whose control may be jeopardized by the treatment with the study therapy
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding, or women/men able to conceive and unwilling to practice an effective method of birth control. (WOCBP must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days prior to administration of pasireotide). Oral, implantable, or injectable contraceptives may be affected by cytochrome P450 interactions, and are therefore not considered effective for this study.
  • Known hypersensitivity to somatostatin analogues or any component of the pasireotide or octreotide LAR formulations
  • History of noncompliance to medical regimens
  • Patients unwilling to or unable to comply with the protocol
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01385956

Locations
United States, Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Sponsors and Collaborators
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Kim, M.D. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01385956     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MCC-16456, CSOM230CUS16T
Study First Received: June 29, 2011
Last Updated: February 13, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:
metastatic
locally advanced
combination therapy
dose escalation
epithelial cancer
adenocarcinoma
exocrine pancreas

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gemcitabine
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents

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