Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Phase Ib Dose-escalation Trial of Taselisib (GDC-0032) in Combination With Anti-HER2 Therapies in Participants With Advanced HER2+ Breast Cancer
This research study is a way of gaining new knowledge about the combination of Taselisib with other drugs in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Taselisib is an investigational drug which works by blocking a protein called PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase) that helps cancer cells grow. This drug has been used in laboratory experiments and information from these studies suggests that this drug may help to prevent or slow the growth of cancer cells. The main purpose of this study is to find the appropriate dose of Taselisib to be used with other drugs in further clinical studies. This is an open-label, 3+3 dose-escalation phase Ib study to identify the Maximum Tolerated Dose(s) (MTD) and to identify the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of Taselisib. This study will be conducted in 4 separate arms. (A-D).
This study is divided in two parts, a combination dose finding escalation part (Part 1) and a dose combination expansion part (Part 2). Participants will enter only one Part (either 1 or 2) and receive study drugs from only one combindation of study drugs, know as arms, as assigned by the main study physician. The study includes four different arms as listed below:
Arm A: Taselisib with Trastuzumab emtansine (also called T-DM1)
Arm B: Taselisib with Trastuzumab emtansine and Pertuzumab
Arm C: Taselisib with Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab
Arm D: Taselisib with Pertuzumab, Trastuzumab, and Paclitaxel
Part 1: Since we are looking for the highest dose of Taselisib that can be administered safely without severe or unmanageable side effects in participants that have breast cancer, not everyone who participates in Part 1 of this research study will receive the same dose of the Taselisib. The dose participants get will depend on the number of participants who have been enrolled in the study before and how well they have tolerated their doses.
Each combination dose will only be given to a group of 3 - 6 participants. The results from each group will be reviewed and depending on the results, a different combination dose or schedule may be investigated in the next group of participants or the same combination dose taken by a participant may be repeated with the next group of participants to investigate these results further (a different schedule means that instead of taking doses once every day, participants may take them only on some days in the week).
Part 2: The doses in this part will be based on the best combination doses from Part 1. This part will look at the potential side effects and see how your cancer responds to the drug.
Metastatic, locally advanced , or locally recurrent breast cancer
Histologically confirmed HER2+ invasive breast cancer
Measurable or non-measurable disease per RECIST v1.1
Prior therapy - Prior trastuzumab, lapatinib, pertuzumab, and trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) are allowed. Patients who have received prior therapy with Taselisib (GDC-0032) or BYL-719 are excluded. There is no limit on the number of prior lines of therapy.
ECOG performance status 0 or 1
Normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm3
Total bilirubin < 1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal. For patients with Gilbert syndrome, the direct bilirubin should be within the institutional normal range
AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) < 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
Fasting glucose ≤ 120 mg/dL and HbA1c < 7%
Left ventricular ejection fraction ≥ 50%
Women of childbearing potential (including those who have had a tubal ligation) must have a documented negative pregnancy test within 14 days prior to planned initiation of Taselisib.
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
For Part 2: patients must have tissue that is amenable to biopsy and must be willing to undergo research biopsy. Patients who undergo an attempted research biopsy procedure for the purpose of this protocol, and in whom inadequate tissue is obtained, are not required to undergo a repeat biopsy in order to continue on protocol.
Anti-cancer therapy within 2 weeks prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from acute adverse events due to agents administered more than 2 weeks earlier. Palliative radiation to bony metastases ≥2 weeks prior to study entry is allowed.
Prior treatment with a PI3 kinase, AKT or mTOR inhibitor in which the patient experienced a Grade ≥3 drug related adverse event or otherwise would be at increased risk for additional PI3K related toxicity
Currently receiving any other investigational agents. Treatment with an investigational agent within 2 weeks prior to planned initiation of study therapy is allowed provided that any drug related toxicity has completely resolved
Major surgical procedure within 4 weeks prior to planned initiation of study therapy
Significant traumatic injury within 3 weeks prior to planned initiation of study therapy
Known untreated brain metastases are excluded. History of treated CNS metastases is okay, provided the following criteria are met:
Disease outside the CNS is present.
No evidence of interim progression between the completion of CNS directed therapy and the screening radiographic study
No history of intracranial hemorrhage or spinal cord hemorrhage
Not requiring anti-convulsants for symptomatic control
Minimum of 3 weeks between completion of CNS radiotherapy and Cycle 1 Day 1 and recovery from significant (Grade ≥ 3) acute toxicity with no ongoing requirement for corticosteroid
History of allergic reactions or hypersensitivity attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to the Taselisib drug formulation or other agents used in this study.
Receiving any medications or substances that are inhibitors of CYP3A4.
Malabsorption syndrome or other condition that would interfere with enteral absorption
Active small or large intestine inflammation such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
Type 1 or 2 diabetes requiring anti hyperglycemic medication (e.g. metformin, glipizide, insulin)
Leptomeningeal disease as the only manifestation of the current malignancy
Congenital long QT syndrome or QTc > 500 msec
Active congestive heart failure or ventricular arrhythmia requiring medication
Uncontrolled ascites requiring weekly large volume paracentesis for 2 consecutive weeks prior to initiation of study treatment
Active infection requiring intravenous (IV) antibiotics
Patients requiring any daily supplemental oxygen
Uncontrolled hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia or hypocalcemia, defined as values below the lower limit of normal (LLN) for the institution despite adequate electrolyte supplementation or management
Symptomatic hypercalcemia requiring continued use of bisphosphonate or denosumab therapy
Clinically significant history of liver disease, including viral or other hepatitis, current alcohol abuse, or cirrhosis
Grade ≥2 peripheral neuropathy
Any other diseases, active or uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, pulmonary dysfunction, metabolic dysfunction, psychiatric illness/social situations, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding that would limit compliance with study requirements.
Women of childbearing potential (< 1 year amenorrheic) or sexually active males who are not employing adequate contraception (or practicing complete abstinence).
Female patients of childbearing potential must commit to using a reliable and appropriate method of contraception until at least 7 months after the end of last dose of study treatment.
Male patients with a partner of childbearing potential must agree to use a barrier method of contraception (condom) in addition to having their partner use another contraceptive method during the trial and for 7 months after the last dose of study treatment.
Pregnant women and women who are lactating.
Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Inability or unwillingness to swallow pills
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Boston Massachusetts, 02114, United States
Boston Massachusetts, 02215, United States
Nashville Tennessee, 37203, United States
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