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Safety and Pharmacokinetics of ASA404 When Given Together With Fluvoxamine, a Selective Serotonin Receptor Reuptake Inhibitor and CYP1A2 Inhibitor

Information source: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Solid Tumors

Intervention: Vadimezan™ (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Study Director, Affiliation: Novartis Pharmaceuticals


This trial is designed to study the drug-drug interaction between ASA404 and fluvoxamine, an inhibitor of its metabolic pathway (CYP1A2). The study will consist of two phases. The purpose of the Core Phase is to study the drug drug interaction between fluvoxamine and ASA404. The purpose of the Extension Phase is to provide continued treatment for those patients that have not progressed during the Core Phase and to collect safety data on ASA404 when given in combination with paclitaxel, docetaxel or the paclitaxel plus carboplatin chemotherapy regimen.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Multi-center, Open-label, Drug-drug Interaction Study to Assess the Effects of Fluvoxamine on the Pharmacokinetics of ASA404 in Adult Patients With Solid Tumor Malignancies

Study design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: evaluate the effect of administration of fluvoxamine, a CYP1A2 inhibitor, after 2-cycles of ASA404, on the pharmacokinetics of ASA404

Secondary outcome:

evaluate the effect of administration of fluvoxamine on the safety profile (incidence of AEs or SAEs generated) of ASA404

assess the safety (incidence of AEs and SAEs) of ASA404 in combination with paclitaxel, doctaxel or the paclitaxel plus carboplatin chemotherapy regimen in patients with solid tumor malignancies


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients having a histologically-proven and radiologically-confirmed advanced or metastatic solid tumor. 2. WHO Performance Status of 0-2. 3. A minimum of 4 weeks must have elapsed since the last treatment with other cancer therapies. 4. Laboratory values within the ranges, as defined below:

- ANC ≥ 1. 5 X 109 /L

- Platelets ≥ 100 X 109 /L

- Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL

- Serum total bilirubin is within normal range

Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients having CNS metastasis or evidence of leptomeningeal disease. 2. Patients with any of the following:

- any clinical or electrocardiographic evidence of cadiac ischemia

- poorly controlled hypertension

- family history of unexplained sudden death

- long QT syndrome

- history of ventricular fibrillation or torsade de pointes

- congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV)

- myocardial infarction within 12 months of starting study treatment

3. History of neuroendocrine tumors (e. g. carcinoid tumor, pancreatic islet cell tumor). 4. Significant neurological or psychiatric disorder. 5. Smokers (use of cigarettes within the last 3 months). 6. Concomitant use of drugs that are associated with QTc interval prolongation or have a risk of causing torsade de pointes. 7. Concomitant use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor agonists or selective serotonin / nor-epinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) within 30 days prior to starting study treatment. 8. Concomitant use of somatostain analogues (i. e. octreotide, lanreotide within 30 days prior to starting study treatment. Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Locations and Contacts

Univ. of Indiana School of Medicine/Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, United States

Masonic Cancer Center/ Clinical Trials Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States

Washington University School of Medicine/Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, United States

Cancer Therapy & Research Center, San Antonio, Texas 78229, United States

Additional Information

Starting date: August 2009
Last updated: August 31, 2011

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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