Cabazitaxel will be administered 20 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour every 3 weeks, as is the standard administration dose and schedule. This application is a non-labeled indication for cabazitaxel and will inform future drug development in gastroesophageal malignancies, where docetaxel remains an approved first line agent, but is not routinely used due to excessive toxicity and marginal efficacy. At the conclusion of this study, we hope to demonstrate activity of single agent cabazitaxel in refractory gastric cancer, with preferential activity in one or more gastric cancer subtypes
An Open-Labeled, Multicenter Phase II Study of Cabazitaxel in Refractory Metastatic Gastric or Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma
Prior to initiating protocol therapy, patients will undergo screening evaluations, to be done within 30 days of protocol initiation unless otherwise noted.
Patients who are taxane naïve will be assigned to arm A and patients who have had prior taxane therapy will be assigned to Arm B. Each arm will be analyzed separately for the primary study endpoint of 3 month progression free survival rate (PFS), as defined as the time from the start of treatment to the date of disease progression or death. Cabazitaxel will be administered 20 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour every 3 weeks.
In the absence of treatment delays due to adverse event(s), treatment may continue until disease progression; intercurrent illness that prevents further administration of treatment; unacceptable adverse event(s); patient decides to withdraw; general or specific changes in the patient's condition render the patient unacceptable for further treatment in the judgment of the investigator.
Patients will be followed for 6 months after removal from study or until death, whichever occurs first. Patients removed from study for unacceptable adverse events will be followed until resolution or stabilization of the adverse event.
Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception(hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. 10. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
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Subject with previously untreated unresectable or metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Subject with more than 2 prior cytotoxic therapies (not including treatment administered for locally curable disease) for unresectable or metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Subject with CNS metastases with active neurologic dysfunction. These patients are excluded because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse event.
Significant medical co-morbidity that would preclude safe administration of cytotoxic therapy, including but not limited to:
a.Cardiac disease i. Unstable angina ii. Myocardial infarction < 3 months prior to study initiation b. Ongoing serious infection i. Bacteremia or sepsis requiring intravenous antibiotics ii. HIV with AIDS defining illness c.Inadequate oral nutritional intake i. Requirement for daily intravenous fluids or total parenteral nutrition. d. Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirement
Subject who has had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from prior treatment related toxicity with persistent symptoms>/= grade 2 due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.
Subject may not receive another investigational agent.
History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to Cabazitaxel, or to drugs formulated with polysorbate 80.
Pregnant (positive pregnancy test) and lactating women are excluded from the study because the risks to an unborn fetus or potential risks in nursing infants are unknown.
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center San Francisco, California, 94115, United States
Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit, Michigan, 48201, United States
Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York, 10065, United States
Yale University New Have, Connecticut, 06510, United States
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States