A Study of MM-111 and Paclitaxel With Trastuzumab in Patients HER2 Positive Carcinomas of the Distal Esophagus, Gastroesophageal (GE) Junction and Stomach

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    II What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-001177
  • NCT ID:

    NCT01774851
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    MM-111-13-02-04

About this study

To determine whether the combination of MM-111 plus paclitaxel and trastuzumab is more effective than paclitaxel and trastuzumab alone

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have documentation of histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic or locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus, GE junction or stomach
  • Patients must have documentation of histologically or cytologically confirmed HER2 expression
  • Patients must be ≥18 years of age
  • Patients must have ECOG PS of 0, 1, or 2
  • Patients must have adequate hematologic status, renal and hepatic function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of MM-111
  • Patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to paclitaxel or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL
  • Patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to trastuzumab or any of its components (group 1 patients only)
  • Patients with an active infection or with an unexplained fever >38.5°C

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Harry Yoon, M.D.

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