CPI-613 in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01839981
First received: April 23, 2013
Last updated: July 21, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

This pilot clinical trial studies 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid in treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.


Condition Intervention Phase
Acinar Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas
Duct Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas
Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer
Stage III Pancreatic Cancer
Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
Drug: 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study: Open-Label Clinical Trial of CPI-613 in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Poor Performance Status

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Further study details as provided by Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: From the first dose of 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid to death, assessed up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Survival curves for OS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier techniques.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The proportion of patients who are complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), or progressive disease (PD) will be presented. The proportion of responders will be estimated as the percent of patients who are CR or PR. A 95% confidence interval will be included.

  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: From the first dose of 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid to disease progression (DP) or death due to any cause, assessed up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Survival curves for PFS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier techniques.

  • Safety profile assessed using National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid)
Patients receive 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid IV over 2 hours on days 1-5 of week 1 (pre-course 1 only), days 1 and 4 of weeks 2 and 3 (course 1 only), and days 1 and 4 of weeks 1-3 (courses 2-6). Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid
Given IV
Other Names:
  • alpha-lipoic acid analogue CPI-613
  • CPI-613

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine initial estimates of overall survival (OS).

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine response rate. II. To determine progression free survival (PFS).

OUTLINE:

Patients receive 6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid intravenously (IV) over 2 hours on days 1-5 of week 1 (pre-course 1 only), days 1 and 4 of weeks 2 and 3 (course 1 only), and days 1 and 4 of weeks 1-3 (courses 2-6). Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically and cytologically proven locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma that is not amenable to surgery, radiation, or combined modality therapy with curative intent, and has failed or is not eligible for available chemotherapies
  • Local, locally-advanced, or metastatic disease documented as having shown progression on a scan (e.g., computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI])
  • Measurable tumor according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria with at least one unidimensionally measurable target lesion
  • No evidence of biliary duct obstruction, unless obstruction is controlled by local treatment or, in whom the biliary tree can be decompressed by endoscopic or percutaneous stenting with subsequent reduction in bilirubin to below 1.5 x upper level of normal (ULN)
  • No acute toxic effects from previous treatment superior to grade 1 at the start of the study
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-3
  • Expected survival > 3 months
  • Women of child-bearing potential (i.e., women who are pre-menopausal or not surgically sterile) must use accepted contraceptive methods (abstinence, intrauterine device [IUD], oral contraceptive or double barrier device) during the study, and must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within one week prior to treatment initiation
  • Fertile men must practice effective contraceptive methods during the study, unless documentation of infertility exists
  • Granulocyte count >= 1500/mm^3
  • White blood cell (WBC) >= 3500 cells/mm^3 or >= 3.5 bil/L
  • Platelet count >= 100,000 cells/mm^3 or >= 100 bil/L
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500 cells/mm^3 or >= 1.5 bil/L
  • Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL or >= 90 g/L
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) =< 3 x upper normal limit (UNL), alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/(serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 3 x UNL (=< 5x UNL if liver metastases present)
  • Bilirubin =< 1.5 x UNL
  • Serum creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL or 177 umol/L
  • International normalized ratio (INR) must be =< 1.5
  • No evidence of active infection and no serious infection within the past month
  • Mentally competent, ability to understand and willingness to sign the informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving any other standard or investigational treatment for their cancer, or any other investigational agent for any indication within the past two weeks prior to initiation of CPI-613 (6,8-bis(benzylthio)octanoic acid) treatment
  • Serious medical illness that would potentially increase patients' risk for toxicity
  • Any active uncontrolled bleeding and any patients with a bleeding diathesis (e.g., active peptic ulcer disease)
  • Pregnant women, or women of child-bearing potential not using reliable means of contraception
  • Lactating females
  • Fertile men unwilling to practice contraceptive methods during the study period
  • Life expectancy less than 3 months
  • Any condition or abnormality which may, in the opinion of the investigator, compromise the safety of patients
  • Unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements
  • Dyspnea with moderate exertion
  • Patients with pleural or pericardial effusions
  • Active heart disease including but not limited to symptomatic congestive heart failure, symptomatic coronary artery disease, symptomatic angina pectoris, symptomatic myocardial infarction, also patients with a history of myocardial infarction that is < 1 year prior to registration, or patients with previous congestive heart failure (< 1 year prior to registration) requiring pharmacologic support or with left ventricular ejection fraction < 45%
  • A history of additional risk factors for torsade de pointes (e.g., heart failure, hypokalemia, family history of long QT syndrome)
  • Evidence of active infection, or serious infection within the past month
  • Patients with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Patients who have received cancer immunotherapy of any type within the past 2 weeks prior to initiation of CPI-613 treatment
  • Requirement for immediate palliative treatment of any kind including surgery
  • Patients that have received a chemotherapy regimen with stem cell support in the previous 6 months
  • Prior illicit drug addiction
  • Any condition or abnormality which may, in the opinion of the investigator, compromise the safety of the patient
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01839981

Locations
United States, North Carolina
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Amy Neal, RN    336-713-6912    aneal@wakehealth.edu   
Principal Investigator: Angela T. Alistar         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Angela Alistar Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01839981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCCWFU 57113, NCI-2013-00838
Study First Received: April 23, 2013
Last Updated: July 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenocarcinoma
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Acinar Cell
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014