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Niraparib and Osimertinib in Treating Patients with Stage IV EGFR-Mutated Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Trial Status: Active

This phase I trial studies the best dose of niraparib when given together with osimertinib in treating patients with stage IV EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer. Niraparib and osimertinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Niraparib is a type of drug called a “PARP inhibitor”, which blocks deoxyribonucleic acid (the genetic material of cells) damage from being repaired or may prevent damage from occurring in the first place. Osimertinib is an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Osimertinib blocks mutated EGFR, which may cause tumor regression (when tumor starts to shrink) and prevent the spread of cancer.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants must have histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IV (American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] 8th ed.) NSCLC with an activating EGFR mutation as identified in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)-approved laboratory
  • Presence of evaluable disease, either measure or non-measurable, in accordance with RECIST 1.1 criteria
  • Participants must have had clinical progression on osimertinib at any prior time, i.e., intervening therapy between osimertinib and study enrollment is allowed
  • Participants must have access to commercial osimertinib
  • Participants must not have received any prior PARP inhibitor therapy
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1 (Karnofsky >= 70%)
  • Life expectancy of greater than 6 months
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (=< 2.0 in patients with known Gilbert syndrome or liver metastases) OR direct bilirubin =< 1 x ULN (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal, unless liver metastases are present, in which case they must be =< 5 x ULN (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Creatinine =< 1.5 x institutional ULN (within 4 weeks of study registration) OR
  • Creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min using the Cockcroft-Gault equation (within 4 weeks of study registration)
  • Participants must have undergone a prior tumor biopsy upon clinical progression on osimertinib. If it was not feasible or medically safe to undergo a biopsy a patient may enroll with permission of the principal investigator (PI)
  • The effects of niraparib on the developing human fetus are unknown but based on its mechanism of action niraparib may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry through 180 days after the last dose of study treatment. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately. Men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also agree to use adequate contraception prior to the study, for the duration of study participation, and 4 months after completion of niraparib administration
  • Female participant must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to taking study treatment if of childbearing potential, or is of non-childbearing potential. Non-childbearing potential is defined as follows (by other than medical reasons): * >= 45 years of age and has not had menses for > 1 year * Patients who have been amenorrhoeic for < 2 years without history of a hysterectomy and oophorectomy must have a follicle stimulating hormone value in the postmenopausal range upon screening evaluation * Post-hysterectomy, post-bilateral oophorectomy, or post-tubal ligation. Documented hysterectomy or oophorectomy must be confirmed with medical records of the actual procedure or confirmed by an ultrasound. Tubal ligation must be confirmed with medical records of the actual procedure, otherwise the patient must be willing to use 2 adequate barrier methods throughout the study, starting with the screening visit through 180 days after the last dose of study treatment. Note: Abstinence is acceptable if this is the established and preferred contraception for the patient
  • Ability to take oral medications whole
  • Participant receiving corticosteroids may continue as long as their dose is stable for least 4 weeks prior to registration
  • Participant must agree to not donate blood during the study or for 90 days after the last dose of study treatment
  • Participant must agree not to breastfeed during the study or for 180 days after the last dose of study treatment
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants must not be simultaneously enrolled in any interventional clinical trial
  • Participants receiving any systemic standard of care or investigational therapy within 4 weeks from the last dose prior to study registration, with the exception of osimertinib. This time frame may be shortened for participants depending on the characteristics of the individual therapy, after discussion with the study PI. For investigational therapy, the time frame will not be shortened to less than at least 5 half-lives of the investigational agent
  • Patients receiving radiation therapy encompassing > 20% of the bone marrow by investigator’s estimate within 14 days, or any radiation therapy within 7 days from the last treatment prior to study registration. However, small volume palliative radiation therapy with no or little bone marrow exposure is allowed at the investigator’s discretion
  • Participants may not start bisphosphonates for bone metastases within 4 weeks of registration (participants are allowed receive a stable dose of bisphosphonates for bone metastases, before and during the study as long as these were started at least 4 weeks prior to registration)
  • Participants who had any major surgery within the past 3 weeks of registration (excluding vascular access placement, mediastinoscopy, or biopsies performed by an interventional service) or participants who have not recovered from any surgical effects
  • Participants with symptomatic uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastases. Participants with brain metastases that have been treated with prior radiation therapy and are stable on a subsequent scan performed within 4 weeks of registration are allowed. Participants with untreated possible brain metastases that are =< 1 cm and asymptomatic are allowed
  • Participants who received a transfusion (platelets, red blood cells) or hematopoietic growth factors within 4 weeks of registration
  • Presence of any of the following cardiac criteria/factors: * Resting corrected QT (QTc) interval of > 470 msec * Any clinically important abnormalities in rhythm, conduction or morphology of resting electrocardiography (ECG), such as complete left bundle branch block, third degree heart block, or second degree heart block * Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events such as heart failure, hypokalemia, congenital long QT syndrome, family history of long QT syndrome, or unexplained sudden death under 40 years of age in first degree relatives, or any concomitant medication known to prolong the QT interval
  • Past medical history of interstitial lung disease, drug-induced interstitial lung disease, radiation pneumonitis which required corticosteroid treatment, or any evidence of clinically active interstitial lung disease
  • Participants with known hypersensitivity to the components or excipients of niraparib or osimertinib
  • Participants may not have received prior treatment with anti-PD1, -PDL1, or -CTLA4 inhibitors
  • Participants with a second, clinically active, malignancy. Participants must not have known history or current diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, major seizure disorder, unstable spinal cord compression, superior vena cava syndrome, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Participants must not have had any known grade 3 or 4 anemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia due to prior chemotherapy that persisted > 4 weeks and was related to the most recent treatment
  • Participants must not have current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality (including active or uncontrolled myelosuppression [i.e., anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia]) that might confound the results of the study or interfere with the patient's participation for the full duration of the study treatment or that makes it not in the best interest of the patient to participate in the opinion of the investigator or sponsor
  • Patients must not have known, active hepatitis B/C
  • Known disorder affecting gastrointestinal absorption
  • Patients must not be pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive children, within the projected duration of the study treatment, or for 180 days after the last dose of study treatment
  • Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive participants are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions with niraparib. In addition, these participants may be at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy. Appropriate studies will be undertaken in participants receiving combination antiretroviral therapy when indicated, However, HIV testing is not required


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Contact: Daniel Botelho Costa
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Zofia Piotrowska
Phone: 617-643-9707
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Michael Cheng
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Zofia Piotrowska
Phone: 617-643-9707


I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of niraparib (ZEJULA, TESARO) in combination with osimertinib in subjects with advanced EGFR mutated (mut) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on standard-of-care osimertinib.


I. To describe the toxicity of combined niraparib and osimertinib using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 5.

II. To describe the response rate of niraparib in osimertinib-treated EGFR mut NSCLC using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1.

III. To describe the median progression-free survival (PFS) time of niraparib in osimertinib-treated EGFR mut NSCLC patients.


I. To explore circulating tumor(ct)-derived deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) biomarkers of niraparib response in liquid biopsies and DNA repair-related biomarkers of niraparib response on tumor biopsies.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of niraparib.

Patients receive niraparib orally (PO) once daily (QD) and osimertinib PO QD on days 1-28. Cycles repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 30 days and then every 3 months thereafter.

Trial Phase Phase I

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center

Principal Investigator
Zofia Piotrowska

  • Primary ID 18-613
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2019-03870
  • ID NCT03891615