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Dovitinib Combined With Bortezomib and Dexamethasone for Relapsed/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: NCT01680796
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The target drug, dovitinib, failed as a single agent in prior studies in patients with heavily treated multiple myeloma.)
First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2013
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
This is an open-label phase I study in which dovitinib is given in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone. Dovitinib dose escalation is planned in order to determine its maximum tolerated dose when given in this combination.

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I, Open Label, Clinical Study to Determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of Oral Dovitinib (TKI258) When Given in Combination With Bortezomib and Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active Treatment

Dovitinib will be given at up to four different dose levels beginning with dose level 1 on a 5 days on/2 days off dosing schedule of each 21-day cycle.

Bortezomib will be given at two different dose levels intravenously on Days 1 and 8 of each 21-day cycle.

Dexamethasone will be given orally on Days 1, 2, 8, and 9 of each 21-day cycle.

Drug: Dovitinib

Dose Level 0: 200 mg daily

Dose Level 1: 300 mg daily

Dose Level 2: 300 mg daily

Dose Level 3: 400 mg daily

Dose Level 4: 500 mg daily

Other Name: TKI258

Drug: Bortezomib

Dose Level 0: 1.3 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 8

Dose Level 1: 1.3 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 8

Dose Level 2: 1.6 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 8

Dose Level 3: 1.6 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 8

Dose Level 4: 1.6 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 8

Other Name: Velcade

Drug: Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 20 mg will be given orally on Days 1, 2, 8, and 9 of each 21-day cycle.
Other Name: Decadron

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the safety and dose-limiting toxicity of treatment with dovitinib in combination with bortezomib/ dexamethasone. [ Time Frame: Treatment Cycle 1 (three weeks) for each participant. ]
    Determination of the maximum tolerated dose of dovitinib will be based on Treatment Cycle 1 safety data for all subjects for whom all safety assessments during Treatment Cycle 1, as well as the pre-dosing safety assessments performed on Study Day 1 of Treatment Cycle 2, are completed and who do not receive alternate anti-neoplastic therapies during that period.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the overall response rate for the combination dovitinib/bortezomib/ dexamethasone in patients receiving at least 4 cycles of therapy. [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for up to one year. ]
    Starting with Treatment Cycle 2, response to treatment will be determined during each treatment cycle (Stringent Complete Response (sCR), Complete Response (CR), Very Good Partial Response (VGPR), Partial Response (PR), and Stable Disease (SD)).

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Other Secondary Efficacy Objectives [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]
    Participants will be evaluated for time to first response, duration of response, time to best response, and time to disease progression.

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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 multiple myeloma
  • Karnofsky performance status ≥ 70
  • Age ≥ 18 years old
  • Evidence of relapsed or refractory disease as documented from the prior treatment history
  • Have received at least 1, but not more than 3, prior treatment regimens for multiple myeloma including chemotherapy, autologous stem cell transplantation, immunotherapy, or other investigational agents. Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant and prior therapy with bortezomib (with no evidence of disease resistance to bortezomib) are permitted.
  • Last dose of chemotherapy no less than 4 weeks prior to receipt of study medication and have recovered from the side effects of such therapy
  • Last dose of biological therapy, or antibody, or other investigational agents, no less than 4 weeks prior to receipt of study medication
  • Subjects must have the following laboratory values:

    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 109/L
    • Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L
    • Hemoglobin (Hgb) > 9 g/dL
    • Serum total bilirubin: ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    • ALT and AST ≤ 3.0 x ULN
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  • Willing and able to undergo bone marrow aspirates as per protocol, with/without bone marrow biopsy according to the study center's practice. - Life expectancy of ≥ 12 weeks
  • All subjects (male and female) of child bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraceptive methods.
  • Negative serum pregnancy test (≤ 72 hours prior to the first dosing of dovitinib) in all women of childbearing potential
  • Subjects who give a written informed consent obtained according to local guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with CNS (central nervous system) disease
  • Subjects with another primary malignancy within 3 years prior to starting study drug, with the exception of adequately treated in-situ carcinoma of the uterine cervix, or skin cancer
  • Subjects who have received the last administration of an anticancer therapy including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and monoclonal antibodies (but excluding nitrosurea, mitomycin-C, targeted therapy and radiation) ≤ 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from the side effects of such therapy
  • Subjects who have had radiotherapy ≤ 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or ≤ 2 weeks prior to starting study drug in the case of localized radiotherapy (e.g. for analgesic purpose or for lytic lesions at risk of fracture), or who have not recovered from radiotherapy toxicities
  • Subjects who have undergone major surgery (e.g. intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal or intra-pelvic), open biopsy or significant traumatic injury ≤ 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or subjects who have had minor procedures, percutaneous biopsies or placement of vascular access device ≤ 1 week prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from side effects of such procedure or injury
  • Subjects with any of the following concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions which could compromise participation in the study:

    • Impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac diseases, including any of the following:

      1. History or presence of serious uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias
      2. Clinically significant resting bradycardia
      3. LVEF assessed by 2-D echocardiogram (ECHO) < 50% or lower limit of normal (whichever is higher) or multiple gated acquisition scan (MUGA) < 45% or lower limit of normal (whichever is higher).
      4. Any of the following within 6 months prior to starting study drug: myocardial infarction (MI), severe/unstable angina, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
      5. Uncontrolled hypertension defined by a SBP ≥ 160 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 100 mm Hg, with or without anti-hypertensive medication(s),
    • Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of dovitinib (e.g. ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel resection),
    • Cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis or chronic persistent hepatitis,
    • Known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (HIV testing is not mandatory),
    • Subjects who are currently receiving anticoagulation treatment with therapeutic doses of warfarin,
    • Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled concomitant medical conditions (e.g. active or uncontrolled infection, uncontrolled diabetes) that could cause unacceptable safety risks or compromise compliance with the protocol
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Women of child-bearing potential, who are biologically able to conceive, not willing to employ two forms of highly effective contraception
  • Fertile males not willing to use contraception
  • Subject has a known hypersensitivity to bortezomib, or known Grade ≥ 2 bortezomib-related neuropathy
  • Subjects unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01680796

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Principal Investigator: Jan S. Moreb, MD University of Florida
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Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT01680796    
Other Study ID Numbers: CTKI258AU012T
First Posted: September 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Multiple Myeloma
Relapsed Multiple Myeloma
Refractory 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