for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
completion around



The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of abemaciclib in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor negative (HER2-) breast cancer.

Official Title

A Phase 1b Study of Abemaciclib in Combination With Pembrolizumab for Patients With Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or Hormone Receptor Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer


Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma, Pembrolizumab, Anastrozole, Abemaciclib, NSCLC KRAS mt, PD-L1+, NSCLC Squamous, HR+, HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Have a Stage IV diagnosis of 1 of the following: Part A: NSCLC (Kirsten rat sarcoma mutant [KRAS mt], PD-L1+); Part B: NSCLC (squamous histology); Part C: metastatic breast cancer (HR+, HER2-); or Part D: locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (HR+, HER2-)
    • Part A: must be chemotherapy naïve for metastatic NSCLC
    • Part B: must have received at least 1 prior therapy containing platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced/metastatic NSCLC
    • Part C: must have previously received prior treatment with at least 1 but no more than 2 chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting
    • Part D: cannot have received endocrine therapy or chemotherapy as treatment in the locoregionally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer disease setting. Note: Participants may be enrolled if they received prior (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy or endocrine therapy for localized disease.
  • Are amenable to provide tumor tissue prior to treatment and provide tumor tissue after treatment initiation (both mandatory).
  • Have presence of measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1).
  • Have a performance status (PS) ≤1 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale.
  • Have discontinued all previous treatments for cancer and recovered from the acute effects of therapy.
  • Have an estimated life expectancy of ≥12 weeks.
  • For Part D: Have postmenopausal status due to surgical/natural menopause or chemical ovarian suppression (initiated 28 days prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1) with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist such as goserelin or radiation-induced ovarian suppression.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Have a personal history of any of the following conditions: syncope of either unexplained or cardiovascular etiology, ventricular arrhythmia (including but not limited to ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation), or sudden cardiac arrest. Exception: subjects with controlled atrial fibrillation for >30 days prior to study treatment are eligible.
  • Have central nervous system (CNS) metastasis with development of associated neurological changes 14 days prior to receiving study drug.
  • Have corrected QT interval of >470 milliseconds on screening electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • Have history of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis.
  • Have history of or active autoimmune disease, or other syndrome that requires systemic steroids or autoimmune agents for the past 2 years.
  • Have received a live vaccination within 30 days of study start.
  • Have received prior treatment with an anti PD-1, anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), or anti cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) agent.
  • For Part D Only:
    • Have initiated bisphosphonates or approved RANK ligand (RANK-L) targeted agents (for example, denosumab) <7 days prior to Cycle 1 Day 1.
    • Are currently receiving or have previously received endocrine therapy for locoregionally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. Note: A participant may be enrolled if she received prior (neo)adjuvant endocrine therapy (including, but not limited to anti-estrogens or aromatase inhibitors) for localized disease.
    • Are currently receiving or have previously received chemotherapy for locoregionally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. Note: Participants may be enrolled if they received prior (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy for localized disease.


  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora Colorado 80045 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Eli Lilly and Company
A Study of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) in Participants With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or Breast Cancer
Phase 1 research study
Study Type
Expecting 100 study participants
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