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A Phase II Study of the mTOR Inhibitor RAD001 in Previously Treated Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus and Stomach

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase II Study of the mTOR Inhibitor RAD001 in Previously Treated Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus and Stomach



- To determine the overall disease-control rate (complete response, partial response, or
stable disease) in patients with previously treated unresectable or metastatic
adenocarcinoma of the upper gastrointestinal tract treated with everolimus.


- To determine the safety and toxicity of everolimus in these patients.

- To determine the efficacy of everolimus, in terms of time to response, duration of
response, time to tumor progression, progression-free survival, and overall survival,
in these patients.

- To explore potential correlations between clinical outcome and biomarkers of interest,
including S6 protein overexpression and/or other mTOR-related proteins in blood and
tumor biopsy samples from these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral everolimus once daily on days 1-14. Courses repeat every 14 days in
the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Blood, serum, and tumor tissue samples are collected for biomarker analysis.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 1 year and
then every 6 months thereafter.

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

- Diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the upper gastrointestinal tract

- Metastatic or unresectable disease

- Received 1-2 prior chemotherapy or biological therapy regimens for unresectable or
metastatic disease

- Measurable disease in ≥ 1 dimension by CT scan or MRI

- Patients whose only measurable lesion is a metastatic lymph node are eligible
provided they have permission from the principal investigator

- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Life expectancy > 3 months

- ANC ≥ 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3

- Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL

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

- AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN (≤ 5.0 times ULN if there is liver metastasis)

- Creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min

- Fasting serum cholesterol < 300 mg/dL or < 7.75 mmol/L*

- Fasting triglycerides < 2.5 times ULN*

- INR ≤ 3.5 (for patients on warfarin)

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for ≥ 4 months after
completion of study treatment (oral, implantable, or injectable contraceptives are
not considered effective contraception for this study)

- More than 30 days since prior chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, or investigational

Exclusion Criteria:

- uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, defined as fasting serum glucose > 1.5 times ULN

- severely impaired lung function

- known HV infection

- active, bleeding diathesis

- unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic congestive heart failure, or myocardial
infarction within the past 6 months

- serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia

- active or uncontrolled infection requiring parenteral antimicrobials

- known liver disease (e.g., cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, or chronic persistent

- inability to swallow, impaired gastrointestinal (GI) function, or GI disease (e.g.,
ulcerative colitis, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome,
or small bowel resection) that would significantly alter the absorption of study
drugs or preclude the use of oral medications

- other malignancy within the past 5 years except for nonmelanoma skin cancer or
cervical carcinoma in situ

- known hypersensitivity to everolimus, sirolimus, or temsirolimus or to their

- other medical conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude
study participation

- prior mTOR inhibitors (e.g., rapamycin, CCI-779)

- concurrent chronic treatment with steroids or another immunosuppressive agent

- concurrent prophylactic use of hematopoietic growth factors

- concurrent anticancer agents or therapy (including radiotherapy)

- other concurrent experimental agents

- concurrent strong inhibitors or inducers of the isoenzyme CYP3A4

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Overall disease-control rate (complete response, partial response, or stable disease)

Outcome Time Frame:

1 year

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Zev A. Wainberg, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
  • adenocarcinoma of the stomach
  • recurrent esophageal cancer
  • stage III esophageal cancer
  • stage IV esophageal cancer
  • recurrent gastric cancer
  • stage III gastric cancer
  • stage IV gastric cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Stomach Neoplasms



Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada  89109
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA Los Angeles, California  90095-1781
Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc. Rancho Cucamonga, California  91730
Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Bakersfield, California  93309
Pacific Shores Medical Group Long Beach, California  90813
Sansum Medical Clinic Santa Barbara, California  93105
North Valley Hematology/Oncology Medical Group Northridge, California  91328
Santa Barbara Hematology Oncology Medical Group, Inc. Santa Barbara, California  93105
Cancer Care Associates Medical Group, Inc. Torrance, California  90505
Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers, P.C. Marietta, Georgia  30060
Antelope Valley Cancer Center Lancaster, California  93534
Central Hematology Oncology Medical Group, Inc. Alhambra, California  91801
Suburban Hematology-Oncology Associates, P.A. Lawrenceville, Georgia  30045
Central Coast Medical Oncology Corporation Santa Maria, California  93454
Trivalley Oncology Hematology Westlake Village, California  91361
Translational Oncology Research International (TORI) Network Los Angeles, California  90095
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group at Virginia K. Crosson Cancer Center Fullerton, California  92835
TORI REDONDO BEACH (Cancer Care Associates Medical Group, Inc.) Redondo Beach, California  90277