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A Phase I Trial of Concurrent Chemoradiation/Chemoreirradiation With Cetuximab (ERBITUX®), Sunitinib, and Accelerated Radiation in Patients With Locally Advanced/High-risk/Recurrent Poor Prognosis Head and Neck Cancer


Phase 1
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary, Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Salivary Gland Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity, Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Tongue Cancer, Untreated Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary

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Trial Information

A Phase I Trial of Concurrent Chemoradiation/Chemoreirradiation With Cetuximab (ERBITUX®), Sunitinib, and Accelerated Radiation in Patients With Locally Advanced/High-risk/Recurrent Poor Prognosis Head and Neck Cancer


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the safety, the maximum tolerated dose, and the dose limiting toxicity of
sunitinib malate when administered in combination with cetuximab and radiotherapy in
patients with locally advanced, recurrent, or second primary poor prognosis, high-risk
squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To describe the toxicity profile of this regimen. II. To explore the tolerability and
feasibility of sunitinib malate when administered in combination with cetuximab and
radiotherapy in these patients.

III. To assess the best overall response rate (complete and partial response) after
completion of treatment.

IV. To assess the locoregional control rate. V. To assess the distant control rate. VI. To
assess the pharmacokinetics of sunitinib malate delivered by percutaneous gastrostomy tube.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of sunitinib malate.

Patients receive sunitinib malate orally or by percutaneous gastrostomy tube once daily,
cetuximab IV over 60-120 minutes once weekly, and undergo concurrent radiotherapy once or
twice daily, 5 days a week, for 7-9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or
unacceptable toxicity. Patients with persistent disease undergo surgical resection.

*NOTE: *Patients may have resection prior to enrollment on protocol provided they have
high-risk features for recurrence.

Some patients undergo blood sample collection at baseline and periodically during study for
pharmacokinetic analysis of sunitinib malate and metabolites.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically for up to 6
years.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Histologically or cytologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the head and
neck, meeting any of the following criteria:

- Recurrent disease

- Second primary locoregional recurrence* with no clinically measurable distant
disease

- Poor prognosis non-metastatic head and neck carcinoma (M0)

- Must have undergone radiotherapy as a component of prior treatment

- Not a candidate for surgical resection with curative intent

- Patients with high-risk features at resection or following resection for
recurrence are eligible

- Must have locoregional tumor amenable to radiotherapy or reirradiation with curative
intent

- Entire gross tumor recurrence volume must be able to be treated without
exceeding a cumulative spinal cord dose of 50 Gy

- Unresected tumors must be measurable according to RECIST

- No known brain metastases

- ECOG performance status (PS) 0-2 OR Karnofsky PS 60-100%

- Life expectancy > 12 weeks

- WBC ≥ 3,000/mm^³

- ANC > 1,500/mm³

- Platelet count > 100,000/mm³

- Total bilirubin < 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- INR and PTT ratio < 1.5

- AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN

- Creatinine normal OR creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min

- Urine protein no more than trace

- Hematocrit ≥ 28%

- Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL

- QTc < 500 msec

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

- The following patients are eligible provided they have New York Heart Association
class II cardiac function on baseline ECHO and MUGA:

- Asymptomatic on treatment

- Prior anthracycline exposure

- Prior central thoracic radiotherapy included the heart in the radiotherapy port

- No clinical evidence of active infection of any type, including hepatitis B or C
virus

- Infections controlled with therapy are allowed

- Patients with hepatitis B or C on antiviral therapy with no detectable virus are
allowed

- No immune deficiency and/or HIV positivity

- No history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or
biological composition to sunitinib malate

- No gastrointestinal tract disease or condition, including any of the following, that
impairs ability to retain sunitinib tablets:

- Inability to take oral medication or a requirement for IV alimentation

- Prior surgical procedures affecting absorption

- Active peptic ulcer disease

- None of the following conditions allowed:

- Serious or nonhealing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture

- Abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess
within the past 28 days

- No significant concurrent medical or psychiatric illness which, in the opinion of the
investigator, would interfere with the patient's ability to participate in the trial

- No active carotid artery involvement

- No history of documented thrombosis (pulmonary embolism within the past 12 months or
deep vein thrombosis [DVT] within the past 6 months), known coagulopathies or
thrombophilia, or evidence of DVT/thromboembolic event

- No history of the following cardiovascular conditions :

- Myocardial infarction within the past 12 months

- Cardiac arrhythmia or serious ventricular arrhythmia (ventricular fibrillation
or ventricular tachycardia ≥ 3 beats in a row) within the past 12 months

- Stable/unstable angina within the past 12 months

- Symptomatic congestive heart failure within the past 12 months

- Coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft or stenting within the past 12 months

- No cerebral vascular disease, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), or transient
ischemic attack within the past 6 months

- QTc prolongation (QTc interval ≥ 500 msec)

- New York Heart Association class III-IV congestive heart failure

- Poorly controlled hypertension (i.e., systolic blood pressure [BP] ≥ 140 mm Hg
or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg)

- Other significant ECG abnormalities

- See Disease Characteristics

- Recovered from all prior radiotherapy and chemotherapy

- More than 4 months since prior radiotherapy to the head and neck

- More than 2 weeks since prior hormone replacement therapy or hormonal contraceptives

- More than 4 weeks since prior and no other concurrent investigational agents

- At least 1 month since prior surgery (unless ambulatory within 48 hours)

- At least 7 days since prior and no concurrent CYP3A4 inhibitors, including any of the
following:

- Azole antifungals (ketoconazole, itraconazole)

- Clarithromycin

- Erythromycin

- Diltiazem

- Verapamil

- HIV protease inhibitors (indinavir, saquinavir, ritonavir, atazanavir,
nelfinavir)

- Delavirdine

- At least 12 days since prior and no concurrent CYP3A4 inducers, including any of the
following:

- Rifampin

- Rifabutin

- Carbamazepine

- Phenobarbital

- Phenytoin

- St. John wort

- Efavirenz

- Tipranavir

- Concurrent coumarin-derivative anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin up to 2 mg daily)
allowed for prophylaxis of thrombosis

- Concurrent use of medications known to affect the conductive system (e.g.,
beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, or digoxin) allowed under investigator
supervision

- No concurrent agent with proarrhythmic potential, including any of the following:

- Terfenadine

- Quinidine

- Procainamide

- Disopyramide

- Sotalol

- Probucol

- Bepridil

- Haloperidol

- Risperidone

- Indapamide

- Flecainide

- No concurrent chronic steroid treatment for > 6 months (i.e., prednisolone doses > 10
mg/day or equivalent)

- No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients

- No concurrent amifostine

- No concurrent commercial agent or therapy intended to treat head and neck cancer

- No other concurrent anticancer therapy

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of sunitinib malate

Outcome Description:

MTD is defined as the dose level immediately below the non-tolerated dose. The study will utilize a standard "3+3" design to determine the MTD. Dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) used for determining escalation of dose will be those occurring within the period of radiotherapy. Toxicity will be summarized by type and severity using the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria.

Outcome Time Frame:

Up to 7-9 weeks

Safety Issue:

Yes

Principal Investigator

Victoria Villaflor

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

NCI-2009-00279

NCT ID:

NCT00906360

Start Date:

July 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity
  • Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Salivary Gland Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity
  • Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity
  • Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Untreated Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Tongue Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Verrucous
  • Neoplasms, Unknown Primary
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms

Name

Location

Loyola University Medical CenterMaywood, Illinois  60153
Ingalls Memorial HospitalHarvey, Illinois  60426
Central Illinois Hematology Oncology CenterSpringfield, Illinois  62701
Decatur Memorial HospitalDecatur, Illinois  62526
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer CenterChicago, Illinois  60637-1470
Froedtert and the Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukee, Wisconsin  53226
Evanston CCOP-NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston, Illinois  60201
Illinois CancerCare-PeoriaPeoria, Illinois  61615
Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology Inc - State BoulevardFort Wayne, Indiana  46845
Saint John's Mercy Medical CenterSaint Louis, Missouri  63141
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer CenterBaltimore, Maryland  21201
University of Michigan University HospitalAnn Arbor, Michigan  48109