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A Phase I Study of Ganetespib +/- Bortezomib in Patients With Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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: NCT01485835
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2015
Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sagar Lonial, Emory University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, that ganetespib and bortezomib has on you and your cancer. The investigators will determine the side effects of different dose levels of ganetespib when given alone and the effect it has on your cancer alone. The investigators will also determine the side effects of ganetespib at different dose levels when given in combination with bortezomib and the effect the combination has on your cancer. The study will measure levels of the drug in your blood and bone marrow as well.

Bortezomib is a proteasome inhibitor that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The brand name for bortezomib is Velcade®.

Ganetespib is considered "investigational" because it has not received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for general use, although it has been previously tested in humans.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Drug: Ganetespib Drug: Bortezomib Drug: Dexamethasone Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Ganetespib +/- Bortezomib in Patients With Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ganetespib + Bortezomib + Dexamethasone

Ganetespib: IV; days 1, 4, 8, 11; every 3 weeks

  • Cohort 1: 100 mg/m²
  • Cohort 2: 100 mg/m²
  • Cohort 3: 120 mg/m²
  • Cohort 4: 144 mg/m²
  • Cohort 5: 173 mg/m²

Bortezomib: IV or subcutaneous; days 1, 4, 8, 11; every 3 weeks

  • Cohort 1: 1.0 mg/m²
  • Cohort 2, 3, 4, 5: 1.3 mg/m²

Dexamethasone: Oral prior to bortezomib

  • Cohort 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: 20 + 20 mg
  • Day of and following bortezomib
Drug: Ganetespib
Standard 3+3 design to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of ganetespib when given in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone.
Other Name: STA-9090

Drug: Bortezomib
Standard 3+3 design to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of ganetespib when given in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone.
Other Name: Velcade

Drug: Dexamethasone
Standard 3+3 design to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of ganetespib when given in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone.
Other Name: Decadron

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of ganetespib in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone. [ Time Frame: 30 days after final cycle ]

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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:

  • Males or females, age 18 years or older.
  • Diagnosis of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM) and documentation of at least 2 prior therapies which must have included bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent; there is no maximum number of prior regimens.
  • Patients with measurable disease defined as at least one of the following:

    1. Serum M-protein ≥ 0.5 g/dl (≥ 5 g/l)
    2. Urine M-protein ≥ 200 mg/24 h
    3. Serum free light-chain (FLC) assay: Involved FLC level ≥ 10 mg/dl (≥ 100 mg/l) and an abnormal serum free light chain ratio (< 0.26 or > 1.65)
    4. Measurable plasmacytoma (prior biopsy is acceptable, should be measured within 28 days of first study drug administration).
  • Subject has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) ≤ 2 OR Karnofsky ≥ 60% performance status.
  • Females of childbearing potential*: Confirmation that the subject is not pregnant must be established by a negative serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) pregnancy test result obtained during screening. Pregnancy testing is not required for post-menopausal or surgically sterilized women. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy. *(FCBP - A female of childbearing potential is a sexually mature woman who: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months).
  • Ability to understand the purpose and risks of the study and provide signed and dated informed consent and authorization to use protected health information (in accordance with national and local subject privacy regulations).
  • Voluntary written informed consent before performance of any study-related procedure not part of routine medical care with the understanding that consent may be withdrawn by the subject at any time without prejudice to future medical care.
  • Inclusion clinical laboratories criteria

    1. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,000 cells/dL (1.0 x 10⁹/L) (Growth factors cannot be used within 7 days of first drug administration)
    2. Platelet count ≥ 75 x 10⁹/L (platelet transfusions cannot be used within 4 days of first drug administration)
    3. Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dl
    4. Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    5. Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN OR creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min (Cockcroft-Gault calculation)
    6. Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    7. Serum calcium (corrected for serum albumin) or ionized calcium ≥ lower limit of normal (LLN) (treatment of hypercalcemia is allowed and subject may enroll if hypercalcemia returns to normal with standard treatment).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received chemotherapy, immunomodulatory drugs (e.g., lenalidomide, thalidomide or pomalidomide), immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or any investigational drug(s) within 14 days before enrollment or who have not recovered from the side effects of the therapy to at least grade 1. Localized radiation therapy to a single site within 7 days is acceptable.
  • Prior therapy with a heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibitor.
  • Daily requirement for corticosteroids (except for inhalational corticosteroids); prednisone ≤ 10mg/day or equivalent is permitted for other medical conditions.
  • Prior peripheral stem cell transplant within 12 weeks of the first dose of study treatment.
  • Use of venous access devices made of materials other than silicone for the infusion of ganetespib. Patients with these devices are eligible as long as the device is not used for the infusion.
  • History of severe allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to excipients (e.g., Polyethylene glycol [PEG] 300 and Polysorbate 80).
  • Baseline corrected QT interval (QTc) > 470 msec or previous history of QT prolongation while taking other medications.
  • Ventricular ejection fraction (Ef) ≤ 50 % at baseline.
  • History of documented congestive heart failure (CHF), New York Heart Association class II/III/IV, with a history of dyspnea, orthopnea or edema that requires current treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta-blockers or diuretics. NOTE: Use of these medications for the treatment of hypertension is allowed.
  • High-risk uncontrolled arrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, high-grade atrioventricular [AV]-block, supra-ventricular arrhythmias which are not adequately rate-controlled) that require current treatment with the following anti-arrythmic drugs: flecainide, moricizine or propafenone.
  • History of active current coronary artery disease or unstable angina.
  • Peripheral neuropathy ≥ grade 2.
  • Treatment with chronic immunosuppressants (e.g., cyclosporine following transplantation).
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive subjects receiving combination antiretroviral therapy, severe or systemic infection, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Other medications, or severe acute/chronic medical or psychiatric condition, or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, or may interfere with the interpretation of study results, and in the judgment of the investigator would make the subject inappropriate for entry into this study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01485835

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United States, Colorado
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
United States, Georgia
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
Emory University Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, Missouri
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, North Carolina
Levine Cancer Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28204
United States, Texas
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
United States, Virginia
Virginia Cancer Specialists
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22031
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
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Principal Investigator: Sagar Lonial, MD Emory University Winship Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: Sagar Lonial, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT01485835    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00049962
WCI2005-11/MMRC037 ( Other Identifier: Other )
First Posted: December 6, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Keywords provided by Sagar Lonial, Emory University:
Multiple Myeloma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents