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177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591-GS (177Lu-J591) in Patients With Nonprostate Metastatic Solid Tumors: A Pilot Study

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Kidney Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gliomas

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Trial Information

177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591-GS (177Lu-J591) in Patients With Nonprostate Metastatic Solid Tumors: A Pilot Study

177Lu-J591 is made up of two compounds called J591 and 177Lutetium (177Lu) that are joined
together by a connecting molecule called "DOTA". J591 is a monoclonal antibody, or a type
of protein. 177Lu is a radioactive molecule that is being tested for the possible treatment
of cancer when joined to monoclonal antibodies. J591 attaches to a protein called prostate
specific membrane antigen (PSMA) found in the body. PSMA is mostly found in normal and
cancerous prostate cells. In addition, however, PSMA has also been found on the vasculature
(blood vessels) that supply multiple types of cancer including colorectal, kidney, bladder,
head and neck, breast, non-small cell lung, pancreas, ovary, esophagus and gliomas.

We hope that 177Lu-J591 will seek out blood vessels that supply these tumors and deliver a
dose of radiation (from the 177Lu molecule) to the areas of cancer, without affecting target
blood vessel that are not associated with the cancer.

Indium-111 (111In) is a radioactive tracer that allows special scans to be performed prior
to administration of the study drug to determine where the antibody goes in the body and to
screen the tumor's blood vessels to see if they attract J591. Again, DOTA is used to join
the radioactive material to J591. 111In-J591 is not being given to treat cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically, or cytologically documented, advanced stage, malignant adult solid
tumors (except prostate cancer) that are refractory to, or recurrent from, standard
therapy or for which no curative standard therapy exists. This will include, but is
not limited to patients with cancers of the kidney, urothelium, head and neck,
breast, non-small cell lung, colorectal, pancreas, ovary, esophagus and gliomas.

- Metastatic or recurrent solid tumor malignancy defined by abnormal CT, MRI, PET scan,
CXR and/or bone scan

- Progressive disease manifest by: Development of new lesions or an increase in size of
preexisting lesions on imaging study or by physical examination.

- Subjects must have recovered from the acute toxicities of any prior therapy, and not
received chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other investigational anticancer
therapeutic drug for at least 4 weeks prior to J591 administration in this trial

- All subjects must have archived or current tissue (from a primary or metastatic
focus) available for PSMA determination.

- Subjects on bisphosphonate therapy must be on a stable dose and must have started
therapy > 4 weeks prior to protocol therapy.

- Subjects will be informed as to the potential risk of procreation while participating
on this trial and will be advised to use effective contraception during the entire
study period. Females of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Use of red blood cell or platelet transfusions within 4 weeks of treatment.

- Use of hematopoietic growth factors within 4 weeks of treatment.

- Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within 4 weeks of treatment.

- Prior radiation therapy encompassing >25% of skeleton.

- Prior treatment with 89Strontium or 153Samarium containing compounds (e.g.
Metastron®, Quadramet®)

- Platelet count <150,000/mm3 or history of platelet count abnormality or dysfunction.

- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) <2,000/mm3

- Hematocrit <30 percent or Hemoglobin < 10 g/dL

- Abnormal coagulation profile (PT or INR, PTT) > 1.3x upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Serum creatinine > 2x ULN

- AST (SGOT) >2.5x ULN

- Bilirubin (total) >1.5x ULN

- Active serious infection

- Active angina pectoris or NY Heart Association Class III-IV

- ECOG Performance Status > 2

- Deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolus within 1 month of enrollment.

- Other serious illness(es) involving the cardiac, respiratory, CNS, renal, hepatic or
hematological organ systems which might preclude completion of this study or
interfere with determination of causality of any adverse effects experienced in this

- Prior investigational therapy (medications or devices) within 6 weeks of treatment.

- Known history of HIV.

- Known leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome

- Prior allergic reaction to Gadolinium contrast.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Change in tumor perfusion as based on DCE-MRI study as well as changes in cellularity as assessed using DWI.

Outcome Time Frame:

Performed after administration of 177LuJ591 between Day 6-9 and on Day 29.

Safety Issue:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2009

Completion Date:

July 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gliomas
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Kidney Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Glioma
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms



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