CBT-1® in Combination With Doxorubicin in Patients With Metastatic, Unresectable Sarcomas Who Previously Progressed on Doxorubicin


About this study

This study evaluates the combination of CBT-1® and doxorubicin for the treatment of metastatic, unresectable sarcoma in patients who have progressed after treatment with 150mg/m2 or less of doxorubicin. Participants will receive CBT-1® on days 1-7 of each 21-day cycle, as well as doxorubicin on days 5 and 6.

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:

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Locally advanced or metastatic, unresectable sarcoma that has progressed after treatment with 150 mg/m2 or less of doxorubicin or anthracycline equivalent
  • Measurable disease by RECIST 1.1
  • ECOG performance status of ≤ 1
  • Life expectancy of > 3 months
  • Able to swallow pills
  • Adequate bone marrow and organ function as defined as:
  • Hemoglobin > 9 g/dl
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets ≥ 100,000/mcL
  • Total bilirubin < 1.5 X ULN
  • AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤3 X ULN (including patients with liver metastases)
  • Creatinine <1.5 X ULN
  • Cardiac ejection fraction >50% (by echocardiogram or MUGA) within 15 days of enrollment
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days prior to enrollment.
  • Participants must be willing and able to comply with the study scheduled visits, laboratory tests, and other procedures outlined in the protocol.
  • Pre-menopausal women must have a negative pregnancy test before study entry. Both women and men must agree to use a medically acceptable method of contraception throughout the treatment period and for at least six weeks after treatment discontinuation. Acceptable methods of contraception include intrauterine device (IUD), oral contraceptive, subdermal implant, double barrier and/or complete abstinence (non-periodic).
  • Washout period prior to Day 1 Cycle 1:
  • 3 weeks since last chemotherapy or therapeutic radiation therapy
  • 4 weeks or 3 half-lives since prior antibody-based therapy, whichever is shorter
  • 2 weeks since any oral anti-neoplastic or oral investigational agent
  • Resolution of treatment-related toxicity to < grade 1; alopecia and cutaneous toxicity are allowed < grade 2
  • >1 week since palliative RT
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior exposure to CBT-1
  • Previously untreated sarcomas
  • Low-grade sarcomas as well as alveolar soft parts sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, well-differentiated liposarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, chordoma
  • Participants receiving other investigational agents
  • Participants with known uncontrolled brain metastases
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, chronic indwelling drains, history of interstitial pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Actively breastfeeding women unless it is interrupted during treatment and at least 6 weeks after treatment discontinuation

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

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Steven Attia, D.O.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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