A Phase I/II Trial of BNC105P with Everolimus in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Sumanta Pal, Arun Azad, Shailender Bhatia, Harry A Drabkin, Brian John Costello, John Sarantopoulos, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Richard Lauer, Alexander Starodub, Ralph Hauke, Christopher J Sweeney, Noah Hahn, Guru Sonpavde, Stephen Richey, Timothy Breen, Gabriel Kremmidiotis, Annabell F Leske, Elizabeth Doolin, David Bibby, Jose IglesiasThomas E Hutson

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PURPOSE: BNC105P inhibits tubulin polymerization, and preclinical studies suggest possible synergy with everolimus. In this phase I/II study, efficacy and safety of the combination were explored in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A phase I study in patients with clear cell mRCC and any prior number of therapies was conducted using a classical 3 + 3 design to evaluate standard doses of everolimus with increasing doses of BNC105P. At the recommended phase II dose (RP2D), patients with clear cell mRCC and one to two prior therapies (including >/= 1 VEGF-TKI) were randomized to BNC105P with everolimus (arm A) or everolimus alone (arm B). The primary endpoint of the study was 6-month progression-free survival (6MPFS). Secondary endpoints included response rate, PFS, overall survival, and exploratory biomarker analyses. RESULTS: In the phase I study (N = 15), a dose of BNC105P at 16 mg/m(2) with everolimus at 10 mg daily was identified as the RP2D. In the phase II study, 139 patients were randomized, with 69 and 67 evaluable patients in arms A and B, respectively. 6MPFS was similar in the treatment arms (arm A: 33.82 vs. arm B: 30.30 , P = 0.66) and no difference in median PFS was observed (arm A: 4.7 mos vs. arm B: 4.1 mos; P = 0.49). Changes in matrix metalloproteinase-9, stem cell factor, sex hormone-binding globulin, and serum amyloid A protein were associated with clinical outcome with BNC105P. CONCLUSIONS: Although the primary endpoint was not met in an unselected population, correlative studies suggest several biomarkers that warrant further prospective evaluation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3420-3427
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Cancer Research
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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