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Dasatinib in Treating Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Squamous Cell Skin Cancer or RAI Stage 0-I Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00563290
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2007
Results First Posted : March 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial is studying how well dasatinib works in treating patients with unresectable or metastatic squamous cell skin cancer or RAI Stage 0-I chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Dasatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Skin Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin Stage 0 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage I Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Drug: dasatinib Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the objective response rate (complete response and partial response) in patients with unresectable or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or RAI stage 0-I chronic lymphocytic leukemia receiving dasatinib.


I. Determine the progression-free survival of patients receiving this drug. II. Evaluate tumor for presence of total EphA2 and both total and active Src and FAK by immunohistochemistry (IHC) pre-treatment with dasatinib.

III. Evaluate tumor for presence of cyclooxygenase-2 by IHC pre-treatment with dasatinib.

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

ARM I: Patients receive 100 mg dasatinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-28.

ARM II (PATIENTS ENROLLED AFTER 11/18/08): Patients receive 70 mg dasatinib PO BID on days 1-28.

In both arms, courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Pre-therapy tumor biopsy specimens are collected to detect total and phosphorylated Src and FAK, total EphA2, and cyclooxygenase-2 by immunohistochemistry.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up monthly for up to 12 weeks.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 7 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Dasatinib in Patients With Transplant and Non-Transplant Related Unresectable or Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and RAI Stage 0-1 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm I (dasatinib 100 mg PO BID)
Patients receive 100 mg dasatinib PO BID on days 1-28
Drug: dasatinib
Given PO
Other Names:
  • BMS-354825
  • Sprycel

Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Experimental: Arm II (dasatinib 70 mg PO BID)
Patients receive 70 mg dasatinib PO BID on days 1-28
Drug: dasatinib
Given PO
Other Names:
  • BMS-354825
  • Sprycel

Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate (Complete Response and Partial Response) [ Time Frame: Every 2 courses during treatment, assessed up to 12 weeks after completion of treatment ]
    Per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0) for target lesions and assessed by MRI: Complete Response (CR), Disappearance of all target lesions; Partial Response (PR), >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions; Overall Response (OR) = CR + PR.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Time from start of treatment to time of progression, assessed up to 12 weeks ]
    Progression is defined using Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors Criteria (RECIST v1.0), as a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, or a measurable increase in a non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions

  2. Presence of Total EphA2 and Both Total and Active Src and FAK by Immunohistochemistry (IHC) [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
    Performed per standard protocols by the Pathology Department.

  3. COX-2 Presence by IHC [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
    Performed per standard protocols by the Pathology Department. Samples will be obtained pre-therapy. Determination of the COX-2 tumor status on this trial will develop the beginnings of a data base upon which future therapy may be designed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of 1 of the following

    • Histologically or cytologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

      • Unresectable or metastatic disease
      • Squamous cell histology represents ≥ 50% of the biopsy specimen
      • May or may not be related to autologous or allogeneic organ transplantation
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

      • RAI stage 0-I
      • Stable disease
  • Patients with basalosquamous cell disease (basal cell with squamous differentiation) are eligible
  • Measurable disease, defined as at least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion ≥ 20 mm by conventional techniques or ≥ 10 mm by spiral CT scan
  • Must be willing to undergo a pre-treatment tumor biopsy
  • Brain metastases are allowed provided the following are true:

    • Received definitive therapy consisting of external beam radiation therapy, gamma knife therapy, or surgical resection resulting in clinically stable disease
    • Lesions are under control for at least 4 weeks after completion of definitive therapy, as measured by repeat MRI or CT scans
    • No requirement for dexamethasone
  • ECOG performance status 0-1 OR Karnofsky 60-100%
  • Life expectancy > 6 months
  • WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelets ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal(ULN)
  • AST/ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  • Potassium 3.5 - 5.1 mmol/L
  • Calcium > lower limit of normal
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN OR creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min
  • No known HIV 1 or HIV 2 positivity
  • No known hepatitis C or hepatitis B positivity
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to dasatinib
  • No QTc prolongation, defined as a QTc interval of ≥ 480 msecs or other significant ECG abnormality
  • No condition that impairs the ability to swallow and retain dasatinib tablets (e.g., gastrointestinal tract disease resulting in an inability to take oral medication, requirement for IV alimentation, prior surgical procedure affecting absorption, or active peptic ulcer disease)
  • No clinically significant cardiovascular disease including the following:

    • Myocardial infarction within 6 months
    • Uncontrolled angina within 3 months
    • Diagnosed or suspected congenital long QT syndrome
    • Any history of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias (e.g., ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or Torsades de Pointe)
    • Any history of second or third degree heart block (may be eligible if the subject currently has a pacemaker)
    • Heart rate consistently < 50 beats/minute on pre-entry ECG
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
    • Ejection fraction < 45% by transthoracic echo
  • No uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Ongoing or active infection requiring intravenous antibiotics
    • History of significant bleeding disorder, including congenital (von Willebrand's disease) or acquired (anti-factor VIII antibodies) disorders
    • Psychiatric illness or social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • No prior malignancy except for adequately treated basal cell cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease free for 3 years
  • No gastro-esophageal reflux disease dependent on proton pump inhibitors, H2 blockers, or antacids
  • Recovered from prior therapy
  • No more than 1 prior therapy with a monoclonal antibody
  • No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen
  • No prior tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy

    • Prior erlotinib hydrochloride allowed
  • More than 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) and recovered
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy

    • Measurable disease must be outside the radiotherapy port
  • At least 2 weeks since prior topical therapy
  • At least 4 weeks since prior surgery requiring general anesthesia and intubation
  • At least 120 days (4 months) since prior amiodarone
  • At least 7 days since prior and no concurrent anti-thrombotic and/or platelet agents (e.g., warfarin, heparin, low molecular weight heparin, aspirin [full dose and 81 mg dose] and/or ibuprofen)
  • At least 7 days since prior and no concurrent agents with pro-arrhythmic potential
  • More than 7 days or 5 half lives, whichever is greater, since prior and no concurrent agents or substances that induce or inhibit CYP3A4
  • No concurrent bisphosphonate therapy for the first 8 weeks of dasatinib treatment
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00563290

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United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Thomas Olencki Ohio State University
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00563290    
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2009-00226
NCI-2009-00226 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
OSU 07070 ( Other Identifier: Ohio State University Medical Center )
7813 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
P30CA016058 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
N01CM00070 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 26, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 20, 2015
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action