A Study of Sonidegib and Pembrolizumab in Advanced Solid Tumors

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of sonidegib in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with advanced solid tumors as part of the dose escalation phase, and to estimate the response rate of sonidegib in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with NSCLC or pancreas cancer as part of the expansion cohort based on RECIST criteria.

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. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years.
  • Resolution of AEs from prior treatment to baseline, or CTCAE ≤ grade 1 unless AEs are clinically nonsignificant and/or stable with supportive therapy.
  • Measurable disease by RECIST criteria.
  • ECOG Performance Status (PS) of 0 or 1.
  • The following laboratory values obtained ≤ 28 days prior to registration:
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL;
    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1000/mm3;
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3;
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN OR direct bilirubin ≤ ULN;
    • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) ≤ 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN for patients with liver involvement);
    • Creatine Phosphokinase (CK) ≤ 2.5 x ULN.
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or Calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 50 ml/min using the Cockcroft-Gault formula below:
      • Cockcroft-Gault Equation:
      • Creatinine clearance for males = (140 - age)(weight in kg)
      •                                                           (72)(serum creatinine in mg/dL)
      • Creatinine clearance for females = (140 - age)(weight in kg)(0.85)
      •                                                              (72)(serum creatinine in mg/dL)
  • Negative serum pregnancy test done ≤7 days prior to registration, for persons of childbearing potential only.
  • Patients of childbearing potential agree to use two forms of medically approved contraception while taking the study drug and for 20 months following the last dose of study drug. Patients with partners of childbearing potential agree to use condoms, even after vasectomy, to avoid potential drug exposure to partner during study drug and for 8 months following the last dose of study drug.
  • Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up (during the Active Monitoring Phase of the study)
  • Willing to provide blood samples for correlative research purposes.
  • Must be able to swallow capsules and have no significant impairment in gastrointestinal absorption.
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent.

Inclusion Criteria-  Part A (Dose Escalation):

  • Patients with NSCLC.
  • Pathologically confirmed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
  • Tumor expression of PD-L1 (tumor propensity score ≥ 1%) as determined using an FDA-approved test.
  • Disease progression on prior platinum-containing chemotherapy.
    • NOTE: Previous treatment using PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is allowed.
  • Patients with EGFR, ALK, or BRAF genomic abnormalities must have also received and progressed on prior FDA-approved targeted therapies.
  • Melanoma.
  • Unresectable or metastatic melanoma.
    • NOTE: Previous treatment using PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is allowed.
  • Head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC):
    • Recurrent or metastatic HNSCC after progression on prior platinumcontaining chemotherapy;
    • NOTE: Previous treatment using PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is allowed.
    • Urothelial Carcinoma (locally advanced or metastatic);
    • Newly diagnosed Cisplatin ineligible patients; OR
    • Progression during or within 12 months of treatment with platinumcontaining agent,
  • Microsatellite Instability–High (MSI-H) Cancer
  • Unresectable or metastatic solid tumors that progressed on prior treatment and are MSI-H or mismatch repair deficient
  • No satisfactory alternative treatment options available. For colorectal cancer, must have progressed following treatment with fluoropyramidine, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan.
  • Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma.
  • Locally advanced or metastatic tumors that express PD-L1 as evidenced by a combined positive score (≥ 1) using the PD-L1 IHC 223C pharmDx test (Dako).
  • Disease progression on 2 or more prior systemic therapies.

Inclusion Criteria - Part B (Dose Expansion):

  • Cohort A- Refractory Metastatic or Inoperable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.
  • Pathologically confirmed metastatic or inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
  • Received at least (≥)1 prior line of systemic chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic disease.
  • Cohort B- Refractory NSCLC
  • Pathologically confirmed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Tumor expression of PD-L1 (tumor propensity score ≥ 1%) as determined using an FDA-approved test
  • Disease progression on ≥ 2 prior lines of systemic therapy, including prior platinum-containing chemotherapy
    • NOTE: Previous treatment using PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is allowed.
  • Patients with EGFR, ALK, or BRAF genomic abnormalities must have also received and progressed on prior FDA-approved targeted therapies.

Exclusion Criteria - Registration:

  • Any of the following because this study involves an agent that has known genotoxic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects:
    • Pregnant persons;
    • Nursing persons;
    • Persons of childbearing potential and with partners of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception.
  • CTCAE ≥Grade 3 treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE) to prior checkpoint inhibitor, TEAE requiring systemic corticosteroids, or permanent treatment discontinuation due to toxicity.
  • Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy), or a history of rhabdomyolysis.
  • Concomitant treatment with drugs that are recognized to cause rhabdomyolysis, including statins.
    • NOTE: Patients taking such medications need to be discontinued at least 2 weeks or five half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to starting sonidegib treatment. If an agent to control lipids is required, pravastatin may be given with caution.
  • Receiving strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4/5, moderate inducers of CYP3A4, and/or grapefruit/grapefruit juice or starfruit products that cannot be discontinued before starting treatment with sonidegib.
    • NOTE: Medications that are strong CYP3A4/5 inhibitors or inducers, moderate inducers of CYP3A4, and grapefruit/grapefruit juice/starfruit products should be discontinued at least 14 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to starting treatment with sonidegib.
  • Active autoimmune diseases that have required systemic treatment modifications within the past 3 months or that require chronic systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents.
  • Requirement for systemic corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications ≤ 14 days prior to registration.

 

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

Yanyan Lou, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mahesh Seetharam, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Wen Wee Ma, M.B.B.S.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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