A Phase 1b Study to Assess the Safety Profile, Pharmacokinetics, and Anti-VEGF Activity of PTC299 in Patients With Advanced Cancer
1. Age ≥18 years.
2. Body weight 40-100 kg.
3. Capable of swallowing oral medication.
4. ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
5. Life expectancy >3 months.
6. Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid tumor. Note: Patients
with lymphomas may be enrolled. Patients with leukemia should not be included.
7. Presence of locally advanced or metastatic disease that is not amenable to surgery,
radiation therapy, or chemotherapy with curative intent.
8. Cancer progression on or after standard therapy or cancer for which no standard
therapy is available.
9. Discontinuation of all anticancer therapies ≥3 weeks before initiation of study
treatment. Note: Prior treatment with antiangiogenic therapies (eg, bevacizumab,
sunitinib, sorafenib, or investigational antiangiogenic agents) is allowed.
10. Acute toxic effects (as evaluated by CTCAE, Version 3.0) of any prior therapy
resolved as shown below:
- Neuropathy - Grade ≤2 (Stage 1 and 2)
- Neuropathy - Grade ≤1 (Stage 3)
- Alopecia - Grade ≤2 (all stages)
- Fatigue - Grade ≤2 (all stages)
- All others - Grade ≤1 (all stages)
11. Required baseline laboratory data:
- Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/mm3
- Platelets ≥100,000/mm3
- Hemoglobin ≥9.0 g/dL
- Serum total bilirubin
involvement secondary to tumor
- Serum Alanine transaminase and Aspartate transaminase
acceptable if there is liver involvement secondary to tumor
- Serum alkaline phosphatase ≤2.5x ULN regardless of liver involvement with tumor
- Serum albumin ≥3.0 g/dL
- Serum creatinine ≤2.0 mg/dL
- Urine protein <2+ by dipstick (or spot urinary protein: creatinine ratio <1.0
mg/dL:mg/dL, if quantitative method used)
- Prothrombin time and Activated partial thromboplastin time ≤ULN
- Serum beta-HCG negative
12. Willingness, if not postmenopausal or surgically sterile, to abstain from sexual
intercourse or employ an effective method of contraception during the study periods.
13. Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, drug administration plan,
study procedures, and study restrictions.
14. Ability to provide written informed consent.
15. Evidence of a personally signed informed consent indicating that the patient is aware
of the neoplastic nature of his or her disease and has been informed of the
procedures to be followed, the experimental nature of the therapy, alternatives,
potential benefits, possible side effects, potential risks and discomforts, and other
pertinent aspects of study participation.
16. An interval of >2 weeks from corticosteroid dose stabilization prior to obtaining the
baseline MRI scan in patients with CNS malignancy.
1. Unstable brain or leptomeningeal disease based on history and physical examination.
Note: Enrollment of subjects with central nervous system metastases is permitted if
such disease is considered stable in the judgment of the investigator. A baseline
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain is required if there is clinical
suspicion of central nervous system metastases, hemorrhage, thromboembolism, or
increased intracranial pressure.
2. Any of the following in the past 3 months: myocardial infarction, unstable angina,
coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure (New York Heart
Association Class III or IV), cerebrovascular accident, transient ischemic attack,
other arterial thromboembolic event, or pulmonary embolism.
3. Known coagulopathy or bleeding diathesis.
4. Known history of drug-induced liver injury.
5. Resting systolic blood pressure >180 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >110 mmHg.
6. Evidence of ongoing systemic bacterial, fungal, or viral infection (including upper
respiratory tract infections). Note: Patients with localized fungal infections of
skin or nails are eligible.
7. Pregnancy or breast-feeding.
8. Ongoing alcohol or drug addiction.
9. Prior exposure to PTC299.
10. Exposure to another investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to the study treatment.
11. Concurrent participation in another therapeutic treatment trial.
12. History of major surgical procedure within 14 days prior to enrollment in this study.
13. Psychological, social, familial, or geographical factors that would prevent regular
14. Prior or ongoing clinically significant illness, medical condition, surgical history,
physical finding, ECG finding, or laboratory abnormality that, in the investigator's
opinion, could affect the safety of the patient; alter the absorption, distribution,
metabolism or excretion of the study drug; or impair the assessment of study results.
15. History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to docetaxel or polysorbate 80. Note:
This criterion applies to Stage 3 study candidates only.
16. Presence of malignancy that is refractory to docetaxel (ie, best response with prior
docetaxel was progressive disease at first assessment). Note: This criterion applies
to Stage 3 study candidates only.