Glutaminase Inhibitor CB-839 and Azacitidine in Treating Patients with Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Status: Active

Description

This phase I / II trial studies the side effects of glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 in combination with azacitidine in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome that has spread to other places in the body. Glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 and azacitidine may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Signed, informed consent must be obtained prior to any study specific procedures
  • Subjects with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of MDS, including both MDS and refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB)-T (acute myeloid leukemia [AML] with 20-30% blasts and multilineage dysplasia by French-American-British [FAB] criteria) by World Health Organization (WHO) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) are eligible
  • Subjects with high-risk MDS (i.e. International Prognostic Scoring System [IPSS] Intermediate-2 or high-risk; or R-IPSS high or very-high risk). Patients with Intermediate-1 risk by IPSS or Intermediate risk by R-IPSS and with IDH1 or IDH2, or high-risk molecular features including TP53, ASXL1, EZH2, and/or RUNX1 mutations are also eligible
  • Subjects with prior hypomethylating agent therapy exposure may be eligible based on discussion with the principal investigator (PI)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2
  • Serum bilirubin =< 2 x the upper limit of normal (ULN) (except for patients with Gilbert’s disease)
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =< 3 x the laboratory ULN
  • Creatinine clearance > 30 mL/min based on the Cockcroft-Gault equation
  • Able to understand and voluntarily sign a written informed consent, and willing and able to comply with protocol requirements
  • Resolution of all treatment-related, non-hematological toxicities, except alopecia, from any previous cancer therapy to < grade 1 prior to the first dose of study treatment
  • Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 3 days of the first dose of study drug and agree to use dual methods of contraception during the study and for a minimum of 3 months following the last dose of study drug. Post-menopausal females (>= 45 years old and without menses for >= 1 year) and surgically sterilized females are exempt from these requirements. Male patients must use an effective barrier method of contraception during the study and for a minimum of 3 months following the last dose of study drug if sexually active with a female of childbearing potential

Exclusion Criteria

  • Any prior or coexisting medical condition that in the investigator’s judgment will substantially increase the risk associated with the subject’s participation in the study
  • Psychiatric disorders or altered mental status precluding understanding of the informed consent process and/or completion of the necessary study procedures
  • Active uncontrolled infection at study enrollment including known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus or chronic active hepatitis B or C infection
  • Clinically significant gastrointestinal conditions or disorders that may interfere with study drug absorption, including prior gastrectomy
  • Patients with known active central nervous system (CNS) disease, including leptomeningeal involvement
  • Impaired cardiac function, uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, or clinically significant cardiac disease including the following: a) New York Heart Association grade III or IV congestive heart failure, b) myocardial infarction within the last 6 months
  • Subjects with a corrected QT (QTc) > 480 ms (QTc > 510 msec for subjects with a bundle branch block at baseline)
  • Nursing or pregnant women
  • Subjects with known hypersensitivity to study drugs or their excipients

Locations & Contacts

Texas

Houston
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: Active
Contact: Courtney DiNardo
Phone: 713-794-1141

Trial Objectives and Outline

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the safety, tolerability and clinical activity of telaglenastat (glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 [CB-839]) in combination with azacitidine (AZA) for patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To explore the pharmacokinetics (PK) of telaglenastat in combination with AZA.

II. To explore the pharmacodynamics (PDn) of telaglenastat in combination with AZA.

III. To assess overall survival, event-free survival and duration of response of telaglenastat in combination with AZA.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-28 and azacitidine subcutaneously (SC) or intravenously (IV) over 10-40 minutes on days 1-7.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 28 days.

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase I/II

Trial Type

Treatment

Lead Organization

Lead Organization
M D Anderson Cancer Center

Principal Investigator
Courtney DiNardo

Trial IDs

Primary ID 2016-0636
Secondary IDs NCI-2018-01243
Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT03047993