Safety Study of BEZ235 With Everolimus in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase II, Phase IBiomarker/Laboratory analysis, TreatmentActive18 and overOtherCBEZ235ZUS08T

Trial Description


The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine the effects good or bad of combining BEZ235 along with Everolimus to determine if it is a safe treatment for patients with advanced cancers of different types.

Further Study Information

BEZ235 is an agent that was developed to slow down or halt cell growth and proliferation. It works by inhibiting two pathways that are important for cell growth and replication, one is called mTOR and the other is called PI3K.

Everolimus is an agent that also targets mTOR thus also slows down cell growth and spread; in addition, it injures blood vessels that supply cancer cells with nutrition.

The rationale behind combining Everolimus with BEZ235 is to inhibit cell growth and halt cancer spread by greater degree than either drug alone.

BEZ235 is not approved by the FDA for use in humans outside the context of a clinical trial.

Everolimus is FDA approved for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis (TS), and Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors of Pancreatic Origin (PNET).

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced solid malignancies that are metastatic or unresectable, and for which standard/curative measures do not exist by RECIST 1.1 measureable lesion which is not declining
  • Age ≥ 18 years old at the day of consenting to the study
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status less than or equal to 2
  • Adequate bone marrow and organ function as defined by laboratory values

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment with PI3K inhibitors
  • Concurrent malignancy or has a malignancy within 3 years of study enrollment, (with the exception of adequately treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma or cervical carcinoma in situ)
  • Concurrently using other approved or investigational antineoplastic agent
  • Currently receiving anticancer therapies or who have received anticancer therapies within 4 weeks of the start of study drug (including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, antibody based therapy, hormonal therapy, etc.)
  • Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (HbA1c > 8 %)
  • Chronic treatment with systemic steroids or another immunosuppressive agent
  • Active cardiac disease
  • Inadequately controlled hypertension (i.e, SBP >180 mmHg or DBP >100mmHg)
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of BEZ235 (e.g., ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea grade ≥ 2, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel resection)

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
UC Cancer Institute
Ph: 513-584-7698

Trial Sites



Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital

UC Cancer Institute
Ph: 513-584-7698

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator

Link to the current record.
NLM Identifier NCT01508104 processed this data on October 17, 2013

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