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Binimetinib With Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Previously Treated, Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Information source: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention: Binimetinib (Drug); Docetaxel (Drug); Laboratory Biomarker Analysis (Other)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Edward Garon, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


This phase Ib trial studies the safety and best dose of binimetinib when given in combination with docetaxel in treating patients with previously treated, stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Binimetinib and docetaxel may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase IB Dose Escalation and Expansion Trial of MEK 162 With Docetaxel in Previously Treated Stage IV, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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

Primary outcome:

Incidence of adverse events, graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version (v)4.03

Incidence of dose-limiting toxicities, graded according to the CTCAE v4.03

Maximum tolerated dose of binimetinib in combination with docetaxel

Secondary outcome:

Biomarker analyses

Mutations in KRAS and NRAS

Objective tumor response rate (the rate of complete response or partial response), as defined by RECIST 1.1

Pharmacokinetic (PK) profile will assess binimetinib (MEK162) levels during treatment cycles

Progression free survival

Detailed description: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and tolerability of increasing doses of MEK162 (binimetinib) with docetaxel 75 mg/m2 every 21 days in patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have progressed after at least one prior systemic therapy. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine objective tumor response rate (RR) as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1. 1 with MEK162 and standard doses of docetaxel in stage IV NSCLC. II. Determine progression free survival (PFS) of MEK162 and standard doses of docetaxel. III. Evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of MEK162 when given along with docetaxel. TERTIARY OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate tissue biomarkers in baseline tumors and at the time of progression to correlate with clinical outcome II. Assess the activation status of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), protein kinase B (Akt) and ribosomal protein S6 kinase (S6K) in tumor biopsy samples at baseline and at the time of progression. III. Determine the cytokine profile before and after treatment in patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of binimetinib. Patients receive binimetinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-21 and docetaxel intravenously (IV) on day 21. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who have stable disease or better after completing 6 courses of binimetinib and docetaxel may continue receiving binimetinib PO BID in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 30 days and then annually for up to 5 years.


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


Inclusion Criteria:

- Signed written informed consent

- A histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of stage IV NSCLC

- Must have progressed on at least one prior line of platinum-based therapy for stage

IV NSCLC (excluding docetaxel or mitogen activated protein kinase kinase [MEK] inhibitors)

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1

- Measurable disease defined by RECIST criteria

- Ability to provide adequate tissue from archival tumor specimen; confirmation of

adequate tissue is required prior to enrollment

- In expansion cohort only: patient's kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS)

mutational status must be known prior to enrollment

- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1. 5 x 10^9/L

- Hemoglobin (Hgb) >= 9 g/dL without transfusions

- Platelets (PLT) >= 100 x 10^9/L without transfusions

- Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and/or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 1. 5 x upper

limit of normal (ULN)

- Total bilirubin =< 1. 5 x ULN

- Creatinine =< 1. 5 mg/dL

- Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 45% as determined by a multigated

acquisition (MUGA) scan or echocardiogram, and QTc interval =< 480ms

- Able to take and retain oral medications

- Patient is deemed by the investigator to have the initiative and means to be

compliant with the protocol (treatment and follow-up)

- Negative serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test (female patient of

childbearing potential only) performed locally within 72 hours (hrs) prior to first dose Exclusion Criteria:

- History or current evidence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or current risk factors

to RVO (e. g. uncontrolled glaucoma or ocular hypertension, history of hyperviscosity or hypercoagulability syndromes)

- History of Gilbert syndrome

- Previous or concurrent malignancy within the last 3 years with the exception of

adequately treated skin basal or squamous cell with adequate wound healing

- Prior therapy with a MEK-inhibitor or docetaxel for metastatic non-small cell lung

cancer (docetaxel in the adjuvant setting will be allowed)

- Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant and/or anaplastic lymphoma receptor

tyrosine kinase (ALK) gene rearranged tumor

- Impaired cardiovascular function or clinically significant cardiovascular diseases,

including any of the following within 6 months of enrollment: myocardial infarction, unstable angina, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), coronary angioplasty, or stenting, symptomatic chronic heart failure, clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias and/or conduction (except atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia)

- Uncontrolled arterial hypertension despite appropriate medical therapy

- Known positive serology for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), active hepatitis B,

and/or active hepatitis C infection

- Neuromuscular disorders that are associated with elevated creatine kinase (CK) (e. g.,

inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophy)

- Subjects planning on embarking on a new strenuous exercise regimen after first dose

of study treatment that can result in significant increases in plasma CK levels

- Impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease (e. g., ulcerative

disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption)

- Any other condition that would, in the investigator's judgment, contraindicate the

patient's participation in the clinical study due to concerns regarding safety or compliance with clinical study procedures

- Patients who have undergone major surgery =< 3 weeks prior to starting study drug or

who have not recovered from side effects of such procedure

- Pregnant or lactating women

- Women of child-bearing potential defined as all women physiologically capable of

becoming pregnant who are unwilling to use highly effective methods of contraception throughout the study and 15 days after study drug discontinuation

- Sexually active males unless they are willing to use a condom during intercourse

while taking the drug and for 15 days after stopping treatment and are willing to forego fathering a child in this period; a condom is required to be used also by vasectomized men

- Medical, psychiatric, cognitive or other conditions that may compromise the patient's

ability to understand the patient information, give informed consent, comply with the study protocol or complete the study

- Grade II or greater neuropathy at baseline

- Symptomatic brain metastases (if a patient has brain metastases and is on steroids,

the steroid dose must have been stable for at least 14 days) or brain metastases that have not been previously treated

- Treatment with prior chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, other protein or peptide

therapeutics or anticancer immunotherapy within 21 days of the first dose of study drug

- Treatment with prior radiotherapy within 28 days of initiating study drug; however,

if the radiation portal covered =< 10% of the bone marrow reserve, the patient may be enrolled without respect to the end date of radiotherapy

Locations and Contacts

UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095, United States; Not yet recruiting
Edward B. Garon, Phone: 310-586-2090, Email: EGaron@mednet.ucla.edu
Edward B. Garon, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: June 2015
Last updated: May 27, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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