A Study of BBI608 Administered With Paclitaxel in Adult Patients With Advanced Malignancies

Status: Active


This is an open label, single arm phase 1 dose escalation study and phase 2 study of BBI608 in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced malignancies. Currently the study is only enrolling patients with thymic carcinoma.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Signed written informed consent must be obtained and documented according to International Conference on Harmonization (ICH)- Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the local regulatory requirements, and permission to use private health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) prior to study-specific screening procedures
  • A histologically or cytologically confirmed ovarian, breast, non-small cell lung, melanoma, gastric/GEJ/esophageal or other type of advanced cancer that is metastatic, unresectable, or recurrent and for which weekly paclitaxel is an acceptable therapeutic option.
  • Patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer must also meet the following criteria: a. Must be either platinum-resistant or platinum-refractory according to the following definitions:(1)Platinum-resistant: a response to platinum therapy followed by progression within 6 months after completing therapy (2)Platinum-refractory: best response of stable disease or progression during platinum therapy; b. Must have had prior systemic treatment with a taxane; c. Must have received no more than 4 prior systemic cytotoxic regimens
  • Patients with melanoma must also meet the following criteria: a. If melanoma is BRAF wild-type or has BRAF mutations that are not amenable to BRAF inhibitor therapy, and the patient is a candidate for immunotherapy, must have received ipilimumab; b. If melanoma is positive for the V600E or V600K BRAF mutation, must have received at least one line of prior therapy with a BRAF-specific inhibitor; either alone or in combination.
  • Patients with triple negative breast cancer (estrogen receptor-negative (ER-), progesterone receptor-negative (PR-), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (Her2-) must also meet the following criteria: a. Must have received at least one prior chemotherapy regimen for locally advanced or metastatic disease; b. Must have received prior taxane therapy.
  • Patients with NSCLC (adenocarcinoma, squamous, or adenosquamous histopathology) must also meet the following criteria: a. Must have disease that is stage IIIB, not curable by surgery or radiotherapy, or stage IV; b. Must have received at least one prior chemotherapy regimen for locally advanced or metastatic disease; c. EGFR-positive or ALK-positive patients must have received at least one line of EGFR-directed or ALK-directed therapy, respectively; d. Must have received prior taxane therapy.
  • Patients with adenocarcinoma arising from the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, or stomach must also meet the following criteria: a. Must have received prior treatment with a platinum/fluoropyrimidine-based therapy with or without an anthracycline in the metastatic setting; or, in the adjuvant setting if recurrence occurred within 6 months of completing systemic adjuvant treatment; b. Patients with HER2 positive tumors must have had prior treatment with a Her2 inhibitor (e.g. trastuzumab or lapatinib); c. Patients who have received prior taxane therapy may be enrolled.
  • Patients with thymic carcinoma must have received at least one prior systemic chemotherapy regiment for metastatic, recurrent, locally advanced or otherwise unresectable disease.
  • ≥ 18 years of age
  • Measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1, see Section 9)
  • Karnofsky performance Status ≥ 70% (Section 15)
  • Male or female patients of child-producing potential must agree to use contraception or avoidance of pregnancy measures during the study and for 30 days after the last BBI608 dose
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test
  • Aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) £1.5 × upper limit of normal (ULN), or ≤ 2.5 × ULN with metastatic liver disease
  • Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 10 g/dl
  • Total bilirubin £ 1.5 × ULN
  • Creatinine £ 1.5 ´ ULN or creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Absolute neutrophil count ³ 1.5 x 109/L
  • Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months

Exclusion Criteria

  • Anti-cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or investigational agents within 7 days of first dose provided all treatment-related adverse events have resolved or have been deemed irreversible, with the exception for a single dose radiation up to 8 Gray (equal to 800 RAD) with palliative intent for pain control up to 7 days before beginning the administration of BBI608.
  • Surgery within 4 weeks prior to first dose
  • Any known symptomatic brain metastases requiring steroids. Patients with treated brain metastases must be stable for 4 weeks after completion of that treatment, with image documentation required. Patients must have no clinical symptoms from brain metastases and must be either off steroids or on a stable dose of steroids for at least 2 weeks prior to protocol enrollment. Patients with known leptomeningeal metastases are excluded, even if treated
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Significant gastrointestinal disorder(s), in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, extensive gastric and small intestine resection)
  • Unable or unwilling to swallow BBI608 capsules daily
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, clinically significant non-healing or healing wounds, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, significant pulmonary disease (shortness of breath at rest or mild exertion), uncontrolled infection or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Known severe hypersensitivity to paclitaxel
  • Abnormal ECGs (ie, QT prolongation - QTc > 480 msec, signs of cardiac enlargement or hypertrophy, bundle branch block, signs of ischemia or necrosis and Wolff Parkinson White patterns)

Locations & Contacts


Indiana University / Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Status: Active
Contact: Margaret Mary Uhrich
Phone: 317-274-4505
Email: muhrich@iu.edu


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: Active
Contact: Keith Thomas Flaherty
Phone: 877-726-5130
Email: kflaherty@partners.org
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Status: Active
Name Not Available

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase I/II

Trial Type


Lead Organization

Lead Organization
Boston Biomedical, Inc

Trial IDs

Primary ID BBI608-201
Secondary IDs NCI-2014-01566
Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT01325441