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A Phase 1 Study of Bevacizumab in Combination With 1) Sunitinib, 2) Sorafenib, 3) Erlotinib and Cetuximab, 4) Trastuzumab and Lapatinib


Phase 1
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Open (Enrolling)
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Advanced Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase 1 Study of Bevacizumab in Combination With 1) Sunitinib, 2) Sorafenib, 3) Erlotinib and Cetuximab, 4) Trastuzumab and Lapatinib


The Study Drugs:

Bevacizumab (Avastin™) is designed to prevent or slow down the growth of cancer cells by
blocking the growth of blood vessels

Sunitinib malate (SutentTM) is designed to block pathways that control important events such
as the growth of blood vessels that are vital for the growth of cancer.

Sorafenib (NexavarTM) is designed to block the function of important proteins in cancer
cells. These proteins, when active, are in part responsible for the abnormal growth and
behavior of cancer cells.

Erlotinib hydrochloride (TarcevaTM) is designed to block the activity of a protein found on
the surface of many tumor cells that may control tumor growth and survival. This may stop
tumors from growing.

Cetuximab (ErbituxTM) is designed to prevent or slow down the growth of cancer cells by
blocking proteins inside the cancer cell, called the epidermal growth factor receptor
(EGFR).

Trastuzumab (HerceptinTM) is designed to prevent or slow down the growth of cancer cells by
blocking proteins inside the cancer cell, called the Her2/neu receptor.

Lapatinib (TykerbTM) is designed to prevent or slow down the growth of cancer cells by
blocking proteins inside the cancer cell, called the Her2/neu receptor and EGFR.

Study Drug Dose Level:

If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, your doctor will decide which
study drugs you will receive based on the disease type and on the drugs you have taken in
the past.

Once it is decided which drugs you will receive, you will be enrolled into a group of about
3-6 participants that are receiving the same drug combination. The first group of
participants will receive the lowest dose of the drug combination. The next group of
participants will receive the next highest dose of the drug combination. The third group
will receive an even higher dose than that. This process will continue until the study
doctor finds the highest safe dose of the drug combination. The dose that you receive will
depend on when you are enrolled in this study and the safety data that is available at that
time. The dose that you receive may be lowered if you do not tolerate the study drug
combination well.

Once the highest tolerated dose is found for each group, up to 10 more participants will be
added to each group at that dose level.

Study Drug Administration:

Avastin™ is given through a needle in your vein. The first infusion is over 90 minutes.
The next infusion may be over 60 minutes if the first infusion was well tolerated. If you
tolerate the second infusion well, the third infusion may be over 30 minutes. If you take
sunitinib or trastuzumab and lapatinib with Avastin™, you will receive Avastin™ every 21
days. If you take sorafenib or cetuximab and erlotinib with Avastin™, you will receive
Avastin™ every 14 days.

If you are assigned to take sunitinib malate it is taken by mouth every day for 4 weeks.
During the next 2 weeks, you will take no study drug. If you are in this group, each study
"cycle" will be 6 weeks.

If you are assigned to take sorafenib, it is taken by mouth every day during the 28-day
study cycle. You should take sorafenib on an empty stomach either 1 hour before a meal or 2
hours after a meal.

If you are assigned to take cetuximab and erlotinib, cetuximab will be given by vein once
every week. The first time you receive cetuximab, it will be given over 2 hours. All other
infusions will be given over 60 minutes. Erlotinib is taken by mouth every day during the
28-day study cycle. You should take erlotinib on an empty stomach either 1 hour before
eating or 2 hours after eating.

If you are assigned to take trastuzumab and lapatinib, trastuzumab will be given by vein
once every 21-day study cycle. The first infusion will be over 90 minutes. If you handle
the infusion well, each additional infusion will be over 30 minutes Lapatinib will be taken
by mouth every day for 21 days. You should take lapatinib on an empty stomach either 1 hour
before eating or 2 hours after eating.

Study Visits:

Avastin and sunitinib malate:

During Cycle 1, you will have a study visit during Weeks 1, 2 and 4. During Cycles 2 and
beyond, you will have a study visit during Week 1. At these visits, you will have a
physical exam, and blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn and urine collected for routine
tests. If the routine urine test done at screening had abnormal results, urine may be
collected for additional routine tests during the study. After 2 cycles, you will have the
physical exam every 1-2 months.

During Week 4 of Cycles 2 and beyond, you will have blood drawn (about 2 teaspoons) for
routine tests.

After every 2 cycles, you will have a CT or MRI scan to check the status of the disease.
After 6 months (4 cycles) of study drug treatment, you will have the CT or MRI every 2-4
cycles.

Avastin and sorafenib:

During Cycle 1, you will have a study visit during Weeks 1 and 2. During Cycles 2 and
beyond, you will have a study visit during Week 1. At these visits, you will have a
physical exam, and blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn for routine tests. If the
routine urine test done at screening had abnormal results, urine may be collected for
additional routine tests during the study. After 2 cycles, you will have the physical exam
every 1-2 months.

During Week 3 of all cycles, you will have blood drawn (about 2 teaspoons) for routine
tests.

During Cycle 1 only, you will have urine collected during Weeks 1, 2, and 3 for routine
tests.

During Week 1 of Cycle 2 and beyond, you will have urine collected for routine tests.

After every 2 cycles, you will have a CT or MRI scan to check the status of the disease.
After 6 months (6 cycles) of study drug treatment, you will have the CT or MRI scan every
2-4 cycles.

Avastin, cetuximab, and erlotinib:

During Cycle 1, you will have a study visit during Weeks 1 and 2. During Cycles 2 and
beyond, you will have a study visit during Week 1. At these visits, you will have a
physical exam, and blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn for routine tests. If the
routine urine test done at screening had abnormal results, urine may be collected for
additional routine tests during the study. After 2 cycles, you will have the physical exam
every 1-2 months.

Every week, you will have blood drawn (about 2 teaspoons) for routine tests.

During Week 1 of all cycles, you will have urine collected for routine tests.

After every 2 cycles, you will have a CT or MRI scan to check the status of the disease.
After 6 months (6 cycles) of study drug treatment, you will have the CT or MRI scan every
2-4 cycles.

Avastin, trastuzumab, and lapatinib:

During Cycle 1, you will have a study visit during Weeks 1 and 2. During Cycles 2 and
beyond, you will have a study visit during Week 1. At these visits, you will have a
physical exam, and blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn for routine tests. If the
routine urine test done at screening had abnormal results, urine may be collected for
additional routine tests during the study. After 2 cycles, you will have the physical exam
every 1-2 months.

During Week 1 of all cycles, you will have urine collected for routine tests.

After every 2 cycles, you will have a CT or MRI scan to check the status of the disease.
After 6 months (8 cycles) of study drug treatment, you will have the CT or MRI scan every
2-4 cycles.

Length of Study:

You may remain on study for as long as you are benefitting. You will be taken off study if
the disease gets worse or intolerable side effects occur.

This is an investigational study. Avastin™, sunitinib, sorafenib, erlotinib, cetuximab,
trastuzumab, and lapatinib are all FDA approved and commercially available. Avastin™ is FDA
approved for the treatment of colorectal cancer and lung cancer. Sunitinib is FDA approved
for the treatment of kidney cancer and GI stromal tumor. Sorafenib is FDA approved for the
treatment of kidney cancer. Erlotinib is FDA approved for the treatment of lung cancer and
pancreatic cancer. Cetuximab is FDA approved for the treatment of colorectal cancer and
cancer of the head and neck. Trastuzumab is FDA approved for the treatment of breast
cancer. Lapatinib is FDA approved for the treatment of breast cancer. The use of these
drugs together is investigational and authorized for use in research only.

Up to 354 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Patients with advanced or metastatic cancer that is refractory to standard therapy,
relapsed after standard therapy, or have no standard therapy that induces a complete
response (CR) rate of at least 10% or improves survival by at least three months.

2. Patients must be three weeks from prior cytotoxic therapy; if they have recovered
their blood counts to eligibility levels sooner and have no mucositis or other acute
toxicities, they may be treated earlier but no sooner than two weeks after their last
chemotherapy. Patients must be two weeks or five half lives from biologic therapy,
whichever is shorter.

3. The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status /=
60%).

4. Patients must have normal organ and marrow function defined as: absolute neutrophil
count >/= 1,000/mL; platelets >/=75,000/mL; creatinine (ULN); total bilirubin Transaminase (SGPT)) bilirubin erlotinib + cetuximab arm and the bevacizumab + trastuzumab + lapatinib arm: no
minimum absolute neutrophil count or platelet count.

5. The effects of bevacizumab on the developing human fetus are unknown. Angiogenesis is
of critical importance to fetal development, and bevacizumab is likely to have
adverse consequences in terms of fetal development. For this reason, women of
child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or
barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration
of study participation, and for 30 days after the last dose.

6. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent
document.

7. Life expectancy of at least 3 months.

8. Patients with a prior ep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE) are eligible
for treatment if they are receiving or have finished receiving appropriate
anticoagulation therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients with hemoptysis within 28 days prior to entering the study.

2. Patients with clinically significant unexplained bleeding within 28 days prior to
entering the study.

3. Uncontrolled systemic vascular hypertension (Systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg,
diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg on medication).

4. Patients with clinically significant cardiovascular disease: history of CVA within 6
months, myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months, or unstable angina
pectoris.

5. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active
infection requiring parenteral antibiotics on Day 1.

6. Pregnant or lactating women.

7. History of hypersensitivity to bevacizumab, murine products, or any component of the
formulation.

8. (For patients on the sunitinib treatment arm and the trastuzumab/lapatinib treatment
arm only) Left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 50% unless the patient is
receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor / angiotensin receptor
blocker (ARB) and a beta-blocker.

9. (For sorafenib treatment arm only) Hypersensitivity to sorafenib or any component of
the formulation.

10. (For erlotinib and cetuximab treatment arm only) History of hypersensitivity to
erlotinib or any component of the formulation.

11. (For erlotinib and cetuximab treatment arm only) History of hypersensitivity to
cetuximab, murine products, or any component of the formulation.

12. (For trastuzumab and lapatinib treatment arm only) History of hypersensitivity to
trastuzumab, Chinese hamster ovary cell proteins, or any component of the
formulation.

13. (For trastuzumab and lapatinib treatment arm only) History of hypersensitivity to
lapatinib or any component of the formulation.

14. Patients with clinically significant gastrointestinal bleeding within 28 days prior
to entering the study.

15. Patients with hemorrhagic brain metastases.

16. Patients with prior abdominal surgery within 30 days prior to entering the study.

17. (For patients on the sunitinib treatment arm and the trastuzumab/lapatinib treatment
arm only) Left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 50%, unless the patient is
receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor / angiotensin receptor
blocker (ARB) and a beta-blocker.

18. (For patients on the sunitinib treatment arm and the trastuzumab/lapatinib treatment
arm only) QTc prolongation, defined as greater than 440 milliseconds for males, and
greater than 460 milliseconds for females.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

MTD (Maximum Tolerable Dose) of Avastin in combination with 4 other study drug/drug combinations

Outcome Description:

MTD defined by Dose Limiting Toxicity in first 28 day cycle (induction phase)

Outcome Time Frame:

28 days

Safety Issue:

Yes

Principal Investigator

Gerald Falchook, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2006-0638

NCT ID:

NCT00543504

Start Date:

October 2007

Completion Date:

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  • Bevacizumab
  • Avastin
  • Sorafenib
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  • Erlotinib
  • OSI-774
  • Tarceva
  • Trastuzumab
  • Herceptin
  • Sunitinib
  • SU011248
  • Sutent
  • Cetuximab
  • Lapatinib
  • Tykerb
  • Anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • rhuMAb-VEGF
  • Erlotinib hydrochloride
  • GW572016
  • Sunitinib Malate
  • Neoplasms

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UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030