Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial

Nab-Paclitaxel and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Unresectable Stage IV Melanoma or Gynecological Cancers

Summary

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nab-paclitaxel and bevacizumab in treating patients with stage IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable), cancer of the cervix, endometrium, ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneal cavity. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as nab-paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Bevacizumab may stop or slow tumor growth by blocking the growth of new blood vessels necessary for tumor growth. Giving nab paclitaxel and bevacizumab may kill more tumor cells than nab-paclitaxel alone.

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the maximally tolerated dose (MTD-malignant melanoma [MM]) of Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel)/bevacizumab-complex (AB-complex) among patients with metastatic malignant melanoma.

II. To determine the maximally tolerated dose (MTD-gynecologic [GYN]) of AB-complex among patients with gynecologic cancers.

III. To further assess the safety profile and anti-tumor activity of the recommended phase II dose of AB-complex for patients with previously-treated endometrial cancer IV. To further assess the safety profile and anti-tumor activity of the recommended phase II dose of AB-complex for patients with previously treated ovarian cancer

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To gather preliminary data on tumor response rate and progression free survival time of AB-complex among patients with metastatic malignant melanoma.

II. To gather preliminary data on tumor response rate and progression free survival time of AB-complex among patients with gynecologic cancers.

CORRELATIVE OBJECTIVES (DOSE-ESCALATION COHORTS ONLY):

I. Pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel administered in the context of AB-complex. II. Tumor concentrations of paclitaxel 24 hour (h) following AB-complex infusion and correlation with plasma levels.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive nab-paclitaxel/bevacizumab-complex intravenously (IV) over 30-60 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Cycles repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patient may receive paclitaxel if supply of nab-paclitaxel is exhausted.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6 months for 12 months.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Age >= 18 years
Melanoma cohort only: histologic proof of surgically unresectable stage IV malignant melanoma
Melanoma cohort only: measurable disease defined as at least one lesion whose longest diameter can be accurately measured as >= 2.0 cm with chest x-ray, or as >= 1.0 cm with computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan; or CT component of a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT; NOTE: disease that is measurable by physical examination only is not eligible

Gynecologic cancer cohorts only (dose escalation and dose expansion cohorts)

Dose escalation cohort only: Histologic proof of epithelial cervical, endometrial, ovarian, fallopian, or primary peritoneal cancers; allowable histologies for cervical cancer include squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and mixed/adenosquamous carcinoma; allowable histologies for endometrial cancer include endometrioid, serous, clear cell, mucinous, squamous, transitional cell, undifferentiated, mixed, and carcinosarcoma (this is considered a poorly differentiated epithelial tumor); allowable histologies for ovarian, fallopian, and peritoneal cancer include serous, clear cell, endometrioid, mucinous, transitional cell, undifferentiated, mixed, and carcinosarcoma

Endometrial cancer expansion cohort only:

Histologic proof of endometrial cancer including endometrioid, serous, clear cell, mucinous, undifferentiated, mixed, and carcinosarcoma histologies

1-3 lines of cytotoxic or immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy (not including hormonal therapy or other regimens not containing cytotoxic agents or immune checkpoint inhibitors)

If one (1) prior line of therapy, must have contained a taxane, a platinum drug, and and immune checkpoint inhibitor
If 2-3 prior lines of therapy, at least one must have contained a taxane and a platinum drug, and at least one must have contained an immune checkpoint inhibitor

Ovarian cancer expansion cohort only:

Histologic proof of ovarian cancer including high grade serous, endometrioid, clear cell, mucinous, transitional cell, undifferentiated, mixed, and carcinosarcoma histologies

1-4 lines of cytotoxic chemotherapy (not including hormonal therapy or other non-cytotoxic regimens)

At least one prior line of chemotherapy must have contained a taxane and a platinum agent

If 1 or 2 prior lines of chemotherapy, patient's disease must be platinum-resistant

NOTE: Platinum-resistance is defined as any of the following occurring < 183 days after the last dose of platinum-based chemotherapy:

Development of measurable disease (per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST] 1.1)
Progression of radiographic disease (per RECIST 1.1)

Increase in CA-125 level to >= 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (if within normal limits [WNL] at the completion of platinum-based chemotherapy)

If CA-125 is used to determine the date of progression then it must be confirmed by a second CA-125 value >= 7 days after the first level; the date of the first qualifying CA-125 is used to compute the platinum-free interval

Increase in CA-125 level to >= 2 x nadir (if nadir > ULN)

If CA-125 is used to determine the date of progression then it must be confirmed by a second CA-125 value >= 7 days after the first level; the date of the first qualifying CA-125 is used to compute the platinum-free interval
If 3-4 prior lines of chemotherapy, may be platinum-resistant or platinum-sensitive
At least one prior line of cytotoxic chemotherapy must also have contained bevacizumab

Dose escalation cohort: For ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers only: Must meet criteria for one option below:

Platinum-resistant, defined as =< 183 days from the date of the most recent dose of chemotherapy containing either carboplatin or cisplatin until the first evidence of cancer recurrence or progression (either symptoms directly attributable to cancer, radiographic recurrence of cancer, or cancer antigen 125 [CA-125] > 70), confirmed >= 7 days later (confirmation of elevated CA-125 may be beyond 183 days and still count as platinum-resistant)
Prior allergic reaction to carboplatin or cisplatin
Measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion whose longest diameter can be accurately measured as >= 2.0 cm with chest x-ray, or as >= 1.0 cm with CT scan or MRI scan; or CT component of a PET/CT; NOTE: Disease that is measurable by physical examination only is not eligible; EXCEPTION: Patients with ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer without measurable disease are eligible if two pretreatment CA125 values (documented on two occasions taken at least one week apart) are at least twice the upper limit of normal or twice the nadir value if pretreatment CA125 values never normalized.

At least one prior systematic therapy in the metastatic setting

NOTE: exception for patients with metastatic uveal or mucosal melanoma for which there are no effective/approved front line systemic treatments
Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL (patients may be transfused to meet hemoglobin [Hgb] requirement) (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500/mm^3 (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Platelet count (PLT) >= 100,000/mm^3 (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Total bilirubin =< 1.5 mg/dL or direct bilirubin =< 0.4 mg/dL (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) =< 2.5 x ULN (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Creatinine =< 1.5 x ULN (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)
Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration)

Absence of proteinuria at screening as demonstrated by one of the following (obtained =< 14 days prior to registration):

Urine protein/creatinine (UPC) ratio < 1.0 at screening OR
Urine dipstick for proteinuria < 2+ (patients discovered to have >= 2+ proteinuria on dipstick urinalysis at baseline should undergo a 24 hour urine collection and must demonstrate =< 1 g of protein in 24 hours to be eligible)
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0 or 1
Sensory peripheral neuropathy =< grade 1 (per Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] version [v.] 4.0)
Motor peripheral neuropathy = grade 0 (per CTCAE v. 4.0)
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document
Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up 2-4 weeks after treatment discontinuation
Life expectancy >= 90 days (3 months)
Willing to provide blood samples for correlative research purposes
Negative pregnancy test done =< 7 days prior to registration, for persons of childbearing potential only

Exclusion Criteria:

Known standard therapy for the patient's disease that is potentially curative or definitely capable of extending life expectancy; EXCEPTION: For platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, because nab-paclitaxel has known benefit, patients who may benefit from standard single agent chemotherapy are also eligible to participate
Prior therapy with an angiogenesis inhibitor =< 28 days prior to registration
No more than 3 systemic therapies (cytotoxic or immunologic) =< 2 years prior to registration
Melanoma cohort only: Treatment with ipilimumab =< 6 months prior to registration.

Intravenous anti-cancer therapy or investigational agents =< 4 weeks prior to registration or non-intravenous anti-cancer therapy or investigational agents =< 2 weeks prior to registration

Note: No washout period is required for hormone-based therapies
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to: ongoing or active infection requiring systemic treatment, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations (e.g., drug addiction) that would limit compliance with study requirements
Failure to fully recover from acute, reversible effects of prior chemotherapy regardless of interval since last treatment

History or indication of brain metastases per MRI or CT at any time prior to registration

NOTE: Patients who have had primary therapy for brain metastasis (i.e. surgical resection, whole brain radiation, or SRT even if stable) are not eligible

Any of the following because this study involves an investigational agent whose genotoxic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects on the developing fetus and newborn are unknown:

Pregnant persons
Nursing persons
Persons of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception
Co-morbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens
Other active malignancy =< 3 years prior to registration. EXCEPTIONS: Non-melanotic skin cancer or carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix. NOTE: If there is a history of prior malignancy, they must not be receiving other specific treatment for their cancer

Other medical conditions including but not limited to:

History of liver disease such as cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, chronic persistent hepatitis or hepatitis B or C
Active infection requiring parenteral antibiotics
Immuno-compromised patients and patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and currently receiving antiretroviral therapy; NOTE: patients known to be HIV positive, but without clinical evidence of an immunocompromised state, are eligible for this trial
New York Heart Association class II-IV congestive heart failure (serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication)
Myocardial infarction or unstable angina =< 6 months prior to registration
Congestive heart failure requiring use of ongoing maintenance therapy for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias
Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease
History of central nervous system (CNS) disease (e.g., primary brain tumor, vascular abnormalities, etc.), clinically significant stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) =< 6 months prior to registration, seizures not controlled with standard medical therapy
History of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy

Conditions that increase the risk of venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary emboli including, but not limited to: prior history of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary emboli, atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, known and documented thrombophilia requiring long term anticoagulation therapy, permanent intravenous indwelling catheters, severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 40)

Note: Patients with increased risk of venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary emboli and who are receiving anticoagulation with warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, or a direct anticoagulant are not excluded
For gynecologic cancer cohort only (dose escalation and dose expansion cohorts): Recurrent or progressive disease within 30 days of the last dose of weekly paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel
History of inflammatory bowel disease requiring ongoing therapy
History of diverticulitis or pancreatitis =< 6 months prior to registration
History of grade 3 or 4 bowel toxicity from immune checkpoint inhibitor =< 12 weeks prior to registration
Invasive surgery =< 6 weeks prior to registration, or planned elective invasive surgery during study treatment.

NOTE: Patients with recent minor surgical procedures with minimal risk for wound healing complications may register =< 6 weeks after the procedure with documented approval by the surgical team

Study is for people with:

Ovarian Cancer

Phase:

Phase 1

Estimated Enrollment:

73

Study ID:

NCT02020707

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona
Phoenix Arizona, 85054, United States More Info
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Kristina A. Butler, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Scottsdale Arizona, 85259, United States More Info
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Kristina A. Butler, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville Florida, 32224, United States More Info
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Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester Minnesota, 55905, United States More Info
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855-776-0015
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Matthew S. Block, M.D.
Principal Investigator

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Study is for people with:

Ovarian Cancer

Phase:

Phase 1

Estimated Enrollment:

73

Study ID:

NCT02020707

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


Mayo Clinic

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