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Study of PX-866 and Vemurafenib in Patients With Advanced Melanoma

Information source: Oncothyreon Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Advanced BRAF-mutant Cancers

Intervention: PX-866 (Drug); vemurafenib (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Oncothyreon Inc.


The purpose of the phase 1 portion of the study is to determine the maximally tolerated dose (MTD) or recommended dose (RD) and the safety/tolerability of PX-866 in combination vemurafenib in patients with any advanced BRAF-mutant cancer. The purpose of the phase 2 portion of the study is to compare progression free survival (PFS), antitumor activity (response rate), disease control rate (DCR), and the safety and tolerability of PX-866 in combination with vemurafenib vs. vemurafenib alone in patients with advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma at the doses recommended from Phase 1.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase 1/2 Study of PI-3K Inhibition With PX-866 Combined With Vemurafenib (BRAF Inhibitor) in Patients With BRAF-mutant Cancer Including Advanced Melanoma

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Incidence and severity of adverse events (phase 1)

Progression-free survival (PFS) (phase 2)

Secondary outcome:

Plasma concentrations of PX-866 and metabolites (phase 1)

Objective Response Rate (ORR)(phase 2)

Disease Control Rate (DCR)(phase 2)

Plasma concentrations of vemurafenib (phase 1)

Detailed description: This is a Phase 1 / 2 open-label study of PX-866 given in combination with vemurafenib to patients with BRAF-mutant cancer, including advanced melanoma. Phase 1 will use a 3+3 dose escalation design to evaluate up to three dose levels of PX-866 in combination with up to two dose levels of vemurafenib in order to identify the maximal tolerated dose/recommended dose (MTD/RD) of both PX-866 and vemurafenib to be used in Phase 2. Vemurafenib will be administered orally twice per day on days 1-28 of all cycles except cycle 1, where vemurafenib will be administered on days 9-28 to allow for PK assessments). PX-866 will be administered once per day on days 1-28 of each cycle. Phase 2 will evaluate the antitumor activity and safety of PX-866 given to patients randomized 2: 1 to receive combination with vemurafenib at the doses recommended from Phase 1 compared with vemurafenib alone administered at the approved dose orally BID. All treatments will be administered on a 28-day cycle. Patients randomized to receive single-agent vemurafenib may cross-over to receive the combination treatment at the time of progression. Patients will be evaluated for progression approximately every 8 weeks for the initial 24 weeks and every 12 weeks thereafter. All patients with stable disease (SD) or better, will receive repeat cycles until disease progression (PD), unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent.


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


Inclusion Criteria:

- ≥ 18 years at time of consent

- If a sexually active male or a sexually active female of child-bearing potential,

agrees to use a highly effective form of contraception (including birth control pills, barrier device, or intrauterine device)from the time of consent 90 days following the last dose of study drug

- If female of child-bearing potential, negative pregnancy test

- For Phase 1: must have histologically or cytologically-confirmed advanced cancer that

is BRAF mutation-positive (V600E or V600K) for which there is no remaining standard therapy with curative potential. Patients must have disease sites amenable to biopsy. For Phase 2: must have histologically or cytologically-confirmed BRAF mutation-positive (V600E or V600K) advanced (defined as unresectable Stage IIIC or IV) melanoma that has not been treated with a selective BRAF inhibitor

- For Phase 1: must have measurable or non-measurable disease. For Phase 2: must have

measurable disease per RECIST 1. 1

- For Phase 1: no restriction on number of prior therapy regimens. For Phase 2: the

following restrictions on prior therapy apply: 1) must not have been treated with a selective BRAF inhibitor and must not have had more than 2 prior treatment regimens for advanced metastatic disease; 2) must have completed prior cytotoxic chemotherapy a minimum of 4 weeks prior to starting PX-866 and/or vemurafenib (except for BCNU and/or mitomycin C, which must have been completed a minimum of 6 weeks prior to starting therapy). Prior biologic therapy and localized radiation therapy must have been completed a minimum of 2 weeks prior to starting therapy.

- All toxicities related to prior cancer therapies other than alopecia must have

resolved to Grade 1 or less

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

- In the opinion of the clinical investigator, life expectancy > 3 months

- Adequate hematologic function

- Adequate hepatic function

- Serum creatinine < 2. 0 mg/dL

- Adequate cardiac function

- Corrected QTc must be <480 milliseconds

Exclusion Criteria:

- May not be receiving any other investigational agents

- Active central nervous system (CNS) metastases are excluded. Patients with a history

of CNS metastasis, who have been treated prior to enrollment, must be stable for eight weeks after completion of treatment. These patients must have undergone appropriate imaging studies and currently be on a stable, lowest possible dose of steroids

- History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic

composition to PX-866 or vemurafenib

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to: ongoing or active

infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

- Uncorrectable electrolyte abnormalities or long QT syndrome

- Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus

- Pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant

- Known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive

- Inability to swallow pills

- Previous treatment with a phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI-3K) inhibitor

- Any other significant medical or psychiatric condition that in the opinion of the

investigator renders the patient inadequate for participation

Locations and Contacts

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, United States

New York University, New York, New York 10016, United States

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, United States

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, United States

Additional Information

Starting date: August 2012
Last updated: July 23, 2015

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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