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Study of Ponatinib in Patients With Lung Cancer Preselected Using Different Candidate Predictive Biomarkers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01935336
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2013
Results First Posted : February 11, 2022
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2022
Ariad Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial studies how well ponatinib hydrochloride works in treating patients with stage III-IV lung cancer. Ponatinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adenocarcinoma of the Lung Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Ponatinib Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This study will look at the safety and effectiveness of the investigational drug ponatinib in lung cancer. The investigators hope that ponatinib will work against tumors that have certain biomarkers. Therefore, the study will pre-screen patients for these certain biomarkers before enrolling them into the main treatment study. Different doses of ponatinib may be tested in this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 171 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Ponatinib in Cohorts of Patients With Lung Cancer Preselected Using Different Candidate Predictive Biomarkers
Actual Study Start Date : September 24, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ponatinib
Patients receive ponatinib hydrochloride taken by mouth once or twice a day. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Ponatinib
Ponatinib 45mg taken by mouth each day at the same time with or without food
Other Names:
  • Iclusig
  • AP24534
  • Multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor AP24534

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biomarker FGFR1 (ISH/SISH) Score (Part A) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Biomarker prevalence and its 95% (exact) confidence interval (CI) among the screening patients and for different histologies will be reported. Molecular cohorts for ISH and SISH positivity: FGFR1 ISH+/SISH+, FGFR1 ISH+/SISH-, FGFR1 ISH-/SISH+, and FGFR1 ISH-/SISH-

  2. Overlapping Frequency of FGFR1 (ISH/SISH) Biomarkers (Part A) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Overlapping frequency and its 95% CI between biomarkers among the screening patients and for different histologies will also be reported.

  3. Objective Response Rate (ORR) Per RECIST v1.1 (Part B) [ Time Frame: From date of first dose until date of Disease Progression or death (up to 153 days), whichever occurred first ]
    Evaluated using Fisher's exact test with a descriptive p-value. Summarized using binomial proportions with 95% exact binomial confidence intervals.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of Adverse Events, Graded According to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) v4.0 [ Time Frame: From date of first dose until date of Disease Progression (up to 153 days). Assessed at Day 1, Day 8, Day 15 of each 28 day cycle) ]
    Adverse events will be tabulated per participant, per organ, and per visit.

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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:

  • PART A: Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced (after failure of local therapy) or metastatic lung cancer (any histology, except carcinoid) stage IIIa, IIIb or IV
  • PART A: Existing formalin fixed paraffin embedded biopsy of the lung cancer with potentially sufficient material for analysis
  • PART A: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with adenocarcinoma histology must have been previously tested for both epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements
  • PART A: Able (physically and financially) to travel to University of Colorado for clinical trial treatment
  • PART B: Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced (after failure of local therapy) or metastatic lung cancer (any histology, except carcinoid) stage IIIa, IIIb or IV
  • PART B: Patients must be proven to meet marker criteria (FGFR1 silver in situ hybridization (SISH) + in situ hybridization (ISH) +, FGFR1 SISH+ ISH negative [-ve], FGFR1 SISH-ve ISH+, FGFR1 SISH-ve ISH-ve [FGFR1 double negative cohort] or ret proto-oncogene [RET] FISH+) prior to enrollment into Part B (treatment); adenocarcinoma patients must be known to not possess either an EGFR mutation or an ALK rearrangement in their tumor (if positive for one, testing for both is not required)
  • PART B: Patients must have measurable disease as per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1
  • PART B: Patients may have received any number of lines of prior therapy
  • PART B: Life expectancy of >= 3 months
  • PART B: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2 (Karnofsky >= 60%)
  • PART B: Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL
  • PART B: Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL
  • PART B: Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL
  • PART B: Platelets >= 100,000/mcL
  • PART B: Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN), unless due to Gilbert's syndrome
  • PART B: Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 X ULN
  • PART B: Creatinine =< 1.5 X ULN OR creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • PART B: Serum lipase =< 1.5 X ULN
  • PART B: Serum amylase =< 1.5 X ULN
  • PART B: Previous treatment related side-effects/adverse events must have resolved to at least grade 1 or, at the discretion of the investigator, select stable grade 2 toxicities (e.g. alopecia or fatigue) may be permissible if unchanging in grade for at least 3 months following discussion with the principal investigator (PI)
  • PART B: Patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastases are eligible for enrollment if they have no overt evidence of neurological deficits, and are not requiring anti-epileptics or steroids to control their neurological symptoms; patients with known CNS metastases must have relevant CNS imaging performed approximately coincident with body imaging during response assessments
  • PART B: The effects of ponatinib on the developing human fetus are unknown; for this reason women of child-bearing potential must have a negative urine or blood pregnancy test at screening for Part B; women of child-bearing potential and men must also have documented agreement to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) from the time of screening until 30 days after the end of study treatment; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner are participating in this study, they should inform the treating physician immediately
  • PART B: Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PART A: Known EGFR mutation and/or ALK rearrangement in NSCLC with adenocarcinoma histology
  • PART B: No previous treatment with a standard or investigational anti-cancer agent within predicted 5 half-lives of the agent; or 28 days whichever is the shorter; if the plasma half-life is not known or the previous therapy was a monoclonal antibody then a 28 day washout period will be considered as the default requirement
  • PART B: No previous or current exposure to other FGFR inhibitors in the FGFR-selected cohorts, or RET inhibitors in the RET selected cohorts
  • PART B: Prior radiotherapy to proposed target lesions is not permitted unless completed more than 4 weeks prior to treatment within the study and that there has been documented progression at these sites; radiotherapy to non-target lesions is permitted within 2 weeks of study entry provided all acute effects of the radiotherapy have resolved to =< grade 1
  • PART B: History of allergic or severe reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to ponatinib
  • PART B: Ponatinib is a substrate for cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4/5 (CYP3A4/5), concurrent use with potent CYP3A4/5 inhibitors or inducers should be undertaken with caution
  • PART B: History of clinically significant bleeding disorder
  • PART B: History of acute pancreatitis within 1 year of study or history of chronic pancreatitis
  • PART B: Uncontrolled hypertriglyceridemia (triglycerides > 450 mg/dL)
  • PART B: Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to:

    • Ongoing or active infection requiring intravenous antibiotics
    • Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
    • Congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or myocardial infarction within the 3 months prior to enrollment in part B of the study
    • History of clinically significant (as determined by the treating medical doctor [MD]) cardiac arrhythmia (atrial or ventricular)
  • PART B: Patients who have had major surgery within 28 days prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events > grade 1 relating to the surgery
  • PART B: Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • PART B: Patients with inability to take oral medications, or, in the investigator's opinion, gastrointestinal conditions or abnormalities likely to influence the absorption of oral medications
  • PART B: Concomitant use of medications known to be associated with torsades-de-pointes

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01935336

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United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Ariad Pharmaceuticals
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Principal Investigator: Ross D Camidge, MD, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
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Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01935336    
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-2002.cc
NCI-2013-01644 ( Other Identifier: National Cancer Institute )
First Posted: September 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 11, 2022
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2022
Last Verified: January 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
Lung Cancer
Predictive biomarkers
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma of Lung
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action