BPM31510 Administered Intravenously With or Without Gemcitabine in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients


About this study

This is a Phase 2 multicenter, open-label, non-randomized study to examine the safety and effectiveness of BPM31510 administered as a 144-hour continuous intravenous (IV) infusion as a monotherapy or in combination with gemcitabine in advanced pancreatic cancer patients as 2nd / 3rd line therapy. The study will enroll up to 50 patients in the US and Europe.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has a histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
  • The patient has undergone;
    • at least one prior, but no more than 2 prior standard, non-gemcitabine, therapies for pancreatic cancer (for enrollment into the combination therapy arm); or,
    • at least one prior, but no more than 2 prior standard, gemcitabine, therapies as monotherapy or as part of combination chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer (for enrollment into the monotherapy arm).
  • The patient is at least 18 years old.
  • The patient has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status
  • Measurable tumor lesions according to RECIST 1.1 criteria (Section 10.2).
  • In the opinion of the Investigator, the patient has a life expectancy of > 3 months.
  • Sexually active patients and their partners agree to use an accepted method of contraception during the course of the study (Appendix C:Guidelines Regarding Women of Childbearing Potential).
  • Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 1 week prior to beginning study treatment.
  • The patient has adequate organ and marrow function as follows:
    • absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) ≥ 1500 mm3, platelets ≥ 100,000/mm3, hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL,
    • serum creatinine < upper limit of normal (ULN);
    • total bilirubin < 1.5 X (ULN) ; alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) ≤ 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) if no liver involvement or ≤ 5 times the upper limit of normal with liver involvement.
  • The patient has serum electrolytes (including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and potassium) within normal limits (supplementation to maintain normal electrolytes is allowed).
  • The patient has adequate coagulation: prothrombin time (PT) and an International Normalized Ratio (INR), and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) ≤ 1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN),
  • In the opinion of the Investigator, the patient is capable of understanding and complying with the protocol and has signed the informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to uncontrolled infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure (NYHA class III and IV), uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • The patient has active heart disease including myocardial infarction within previous 3 months, symptomatic coronary artery disease, arrhythmias not controlled by medication, unstable angina pectoris, or uncontrolled congestive heart failure (NYHA class III and IV).
  • The patient has received chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks or has received nitrosoureas or mitomycin C within 6 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • The patient has received radiation to ≥ 25% of his or her bone marrow within 4 weeks of the first dose of study drug.
  • The patient has received an investigational drug within 30 days of the first dose of study drug.
  • Evidence of central nervous system (CNS) metastasis (negative imaging study, if clinically indicated, within 4 weeks of Screening Visit).
  • History of other malignancies (except adequately treated Stage 1 cancer, cured basal cell carcinoma, superficial bladder cancer, Breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or carcinoma in situ of the cervix) unless documented free of cancer for ≥5 years.
  • The patient has not recovered to grade ≤ 1 from adverse events (AEs) due to investigational drugs or other medications, which were administered more than 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • The patient is pregnant or lactating.
  • The patient is known to be positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The effect of BPM31510 on HIV medications is unknown. Note: HIV testing is not required for eligibility, but if performed previously and was positive, the patient is ineligible for the study.
  • The patient has an inability or unwillingness to abide by the study protocol or cooperate fully with the Investigator or designee.
  • The patient is receiving digoxin, digitoxin, lanatoside C or any type of digitalis alkaloids.
  • The patient has uncontrolled or severe coagulopathies or a history of clinically significant bleeding within the past 6 months, such as hemoptysis, epistaxis, hematochezia, hematuria, or gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • The patient has a known predisposition for bleeding such as von Willebrand's disease or other such condition.
  • The patient requires therapeutic doses of any anticoagulant, including low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Concomitant use of warfarin, even at prophylactic doses, is prohibited.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daniel Ahn, D.O.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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