Combination Nilotinib and Paclitaxel in Adults With Relapsed Solid Tumors
- - INCLUSION CRITERIA: - Patients must have histologically confirmed solid tumors that have progressed on standard therapy known to prolong survival or for which no standard treatment options exist. - Age greater than or equal to 12 years. - ECOG performance status less than or equal to 2. - Life expectancy of greater than 3 months - Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: - Absolute neutrophil count greater than or equal to 1,500/mcL - Platelets greater than or equal to 100,000/mcL - Total bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 X institutional ULN (with the exception of those with Gilbert syndrome, who must have total bilirubin <=3 X institutional ULN) - AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) less than or equal to 3 X institutional upper limit of normal; 5.0 x ULN in patients with liver metastases - creatinine less than or equal to 1.5 X institutional ULN OR - creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels greater than 1.5 mg/dL - Nilotinib and paclitaxel have both been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. For this reason, 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 and for the duration of study participation and for at least 3 months after dosing with study drugs ceases. 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 3 months after completion of study drug administration. - Patients must have completed radiation therapy, or major surgery greater than or equal to 3 weeks, or biologic therapy or chemotherapy greater than or equal to 5 half-lives or 3 weeks, whichever is shorter (6 weeks for nitrosoureas and mitomycin C) prior to entering the study. Patients must be greater than or equal to 2 weeks since any prior administration of a study drug in a Phase 0 or equivalent study and be greater than or equal to1 week from palliative radiation therapy. Patients must have recovered to eligibility levels from prior toxicity or adverse events. Treatment with bisphosphonates is permitted. - For the PD-expansion cohort, patients must be willing to give biopsies for research and have tumors amenable for the acceptable biopsy procedures- or in lieu of baseline biopsies, patient must have and be willing to submit at registration archival tumor biopsy tissue from a previous research study or medical care. Criteria for the submission of archival tissue are: - Tissue must have been collected within 3 months prior to registration. - Patient must not have received any intervening therapy for their cancer since the collection of the tumor sample. - Tumor tissue must meet the minimum requirements EXCLUSION CRITERIA: - QTcF interval of less than 450 msec at study entry; congenital long QT syndrome - Sensory/motor neuropathy less than or equal to Grade 2 - Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents. - Patients with active brain metastases or carcinomatous meningitis are excluded from this clinical trial. Patients with treated brain metastases, whose brain metastatic disease has remained stable for less than or equal to 4 weeks without requiring steroid and anti-seizure medication are eligible to participate. - History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to study drugs. - Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, serious untreated infection, symptomatic respiratory failure/congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements. - Pregnant women are excluded from this study because nilotinib and paclitaxel have been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with the study drugs, breastfeeding should be discontinued prior to the first dose of study drug and women should refrain from nursing throughout the treatment period and for 3 months following the last dose of study drug. - HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of possible PK interactions with study drugs. - Both men and women of all races and ethnic groups are eligible for this trial.
-The BCR-Abl kinase inhibitor nilotinib demonstrated greater than additive activity in
combination with the anti-tubulin agent paclitaxel in preclinical xenograft models,
justifying the clinical evaluation of this combination for its antitumor activity
- To establish the safety, tolerability, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of nilotinib
plus paclitaxel in patients with refractory solid tumors, both in adult subjects >=18
years of age and in pediatric/adolescent subjects 12-17 years of age
- To determine the pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel when administered in combination with
- To evaluate the pharmacodynamic effects of the combination on biomarkers of apoptosis,
DNA damage response, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition
- Study participants must have histologically confirmed solid tumor that has progressed on
standard therapy known to prolong survival or for which no standard treatment options
- Age greater than or equal to 12
- No major surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy within 3 weeks prior to entering the study
(6 weeks for nitrosoureas and mitomycin C).
- Adequate organ function
- This is an open-label Phase I trial
- During dose escalation, the starting dose of nilotinib will be administered at 300 mg
orally BID from cycle 1 day 2 and paclitaxel will be administered IV at 60 mg/m2 at dose
level 1 on Days 1, 8, and 15 in 28-day cycles. For cycle 2 on, nilotinib will be
administered from day 1. Dose escalation will follow a 3+3 design, with dose limiting
toxicities defined during cycle 1.
- Up to 33 adult patients will be accrued to a PD expansion phase at the MTD to further
assess pharmacodynamic endpoints in tumor and CTCs.
- As of Amendment O (May 2020), patients ages 12-17 will be accrued to a separate
pediatric expansion cohort to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and
pharmacodynamics of this combination for pediatric patients.
Trial Phase Phase I
Trial Type Treatment
National Cancer Institute
A P Chen
- Primary ID 150086
- Secondary IDs NCI-2020-00408, 15-C-0086, NCI-2014-00688
- Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT02379416