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Clinical Trial 19656

Cancer Type: Thoracic
Study Type: Treatment
NCT#: NCT03611738

Phase: Phase I
Principal Investigator: Saltos, Andreas

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Study Title

Phase I Study of Ceritinib Plus Docetaxel in ALK-Negative, EGFR WT Advanced NSCLC


The main purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and bad) ceritinib (Zykadia®) used in combination with docetaxel (Taxotere®) will have on participants and their cancer. The results will help to determine the best safe dose of the combination of the medications Ceritinib (Zykadia®) and docetaxel (Taxotere®) and to find out if this combination of drugs will help people that have this type of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).


Primary Objective: Phase I escalation (ceritinib plus docetaxel) -Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the recommended phase II dose (RP2D) of concurrent administration of ceritinib and docetaxel and describe adverse event profile. Primary Objective for Phase Ib (single arm cohort) -Estimate response rates of patients treated with ceritinib and docetaxel Secondary Objectives for Phase Ib (single arm cohort) -Determine the overall survival (OS), disease control rate (DCR), and progression-free survival (PFS) of patients treated with ceritinib and docetaxel -Examine potential predictive markers in the tumors of clinical responders



Chemotherapy (NOS); Therapy (NOS)


Ceritinib (Zykadia); Taxotere (docetaxel); docetaxel ()

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ability to understand and provide informed consent.
  • Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled study visits and procedures.
  • Adult men or women over 18 years of age.
  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of advanced/metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), stage IIIB/IV.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • 1 or 2 (no more than two) prior regimens for stage IIIB/IV disease, with at least one containing a platinum-based agent. Prior PD-1 or PD-L1 antibody-based regimens are allowable and count as a prior regimen. Prior therapy with a taxane is allowed. Patients progressing within 6 months of platinum-based chemotherapy for stage I-IIIA disease are allowed.
  • Participants enrolled on the phase 1b expansion portion of the trial must be willing and able to provide tissue from a newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion. Newly-obtained is defined as a specimen obtained up to 3 months prior to initiation of treatment on Day 1, and must be obtained after most recent tumor progression. Participants for whom newly-obtained samples cannot be provided (e.g., inaccessible or participant safety concern) may submit an archived specimen only upon agreement from the Sponsor.
  • Prior radiation is allowed if patients have recovered from side effects.
  • Potential participants with a prior history of brain metastases are eligible, provided :the brain metastases have been treated, the patient is asymptomatic from the brain metastases, Corticosteroids prescribed for the management of brain metastases have been discontinued at least 7 days before registration to study, The brain metastases are stable on pre-registration imaging and There is no evidence of leptomeningeal disease.
  • Measurable metastatic disease according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1.
  • Life expectancy > 3 months.
  • Must have adequate organ and marrow function.
  • Must have adequate laboratory values.
  • Participants of child bearing potential must not be pregnant and must use established contraceptive strategies as outlined in the study protocol.

  • Exclusion Criteria

  • Rearrangements in ALK.
  • Activating mutations in EGFR.
  • Potential participants with active malignancies other than NSCLC, or prior curatively treated malignancy at high risk of relapse during the study period with the exception of localized squamous or basal cell skin cancers.
  • Pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Known hypersensitivity to ceritinib, docetaxel, or any of their excipients.
  • Serious uncontrolled medical disorder, psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormalities that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the risk associated with study participation or may interfere with the interpretation of study results.
  • Has had major surgery (e.g., intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal or intra-pelvic) within 4 weeks prior to starting study treatment or has not recovered from side effects of such procedure. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and mediastinoscopy are exceptions and patients can receive study treatment ≥1 week after these procedures.
  • A history of clinically significant noninfectious interstitial pneumonitis (i.e., limiting activities of daily living or requiring therapeutic intervention), including clinically significant radiation pneumonitis.
  • Residual toxicity from prior anticancer therapy of grade 3 or greater (CTCAE v5.0), with the exception of alopecia
  • Concurrent use of other anticancer approved or investigational agents (including readiation therapy) within 2 weeks of the first dose of study treatment.
  • In taxane pretreated patents, any history of dose-limiting toxicity with prior taxane therapy.
  • A clinically significant, uncontrolled heart disease and/or recent cardiac event (within 6 months).
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, defined as fasting plasma glucose > 200 mg/dL.
  • Impaired gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may alter absorption of ceritinib, or inability to swallow capsules
  • Receiving medications that meet one of the following criteria and that cannot be discontinued at least 1 week prior to the start of treatment with ceritinib and for the duration of participation: Medication with a known risk of prolonging QT interval or inducing Torsades de Pointes, Strong inhibitors or strong inducers of CYP3A4/5, Medications with a low therapeutic index that are primarily metabolized by CYP3A4/5, and/or CYP2C9, Therapeutic doses of warfarin sodium (Coumadin) or any other coumadin-derived anti-coagulant. Anticoagulants not derived from warfarin are allowed (e.g., dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban), enzyme-inducing anticonvulsive agents.

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