for people ages 18-99 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Hope Rugo
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Hope Rugo



A Phase Ib/III Randomised Study of Capivasertib plus CDK4/6i and Fulvestrant versus Placebo plus CDK4/6i and Fulvestrant in Hormone Receptor-Positive and Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Locally Advanced, Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer (CAPItello-292)

Official Title

A Phase Ib/III Randomised Study of Capivasertib Plus CDK4/6i and Fulvestrant Versus Placebo Plus CDK4/6i and Fulvestrant in Hormone Receptor-Positive and Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Locally Advanced, Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer


This Phase Ib/III study (CAPItello-292) aims to evaluate the efficacy, safety and the degree of added benefit of capivasertib combined with CDK4/6i (palbociclib, ribociclib or abemaciclib) and fulvestrant in participants with locally advanced (inoperable) or metastatic HR+/HER2- breast cancer. Although the dosing regimens of capivasertib + fulvestrant and of CDK4/6i + fulvestrant are established separately, the dose and schedule for the triplet combinations (capivasertib + CDK4/6i + fulvestrant) need to be confirmed. Therefore, the initial dose finding Phase Ib part of the study will determine the recommended Phase III doses (RP3D) of the triplet combinations. The efficacy and safety of capivasertib plus palbociclib and fulvestrant will be compared to placebo plus palbociclib and fulvestrant in the randomised, double-blind Phase III part. In addition, if safe and tolerable doses are identified for either of the triplet combination with ribociclib or abemaciclib and AstraZeneca decides to study these combinations further, the Phase III part of the protocol will be amended to include these additional CDK4/6i treatment options.


Locally Advanced (Inoperable) or Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Neoplasms, Fulvestrant, Palbociclib, Capivasertib, Ribociclib, Abemaciclib, Capivasertib Plus Palbociclib and Fulvestrant, Capivasertib Plus Ribociclib and Fulvestrant, Capivasertib Plus Abemaciclib and Fulvestrant


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-99

for both phases:

1. Adult females (pre- and post-menopausal), and adult males. 2. Histologically confirmed HR+/ HER2- breast cancer determined from the most recent tumour sample (primary or metastatic) per the American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists guideline. To fulfil the requirement of HR+ disease, a breast cancer must express ER with or without co-expression of progesterone receptor. 3. Eligible for fulvestrant therapy and at least one of the following: palbociclib, ribociclib, or abemaciclib, as per local investigator assessment. Previous tolerance to specific CDK4/6 inhibitors and dose levels required. 4. Adequate organ and bone marrow functions. 5. Consent to provide a mandatory FFPE tumour sample.

Inclusion criteria only for phase III:

1. Previous treatment with an ET (tamoxifen or an AI) as a single agent or in combination, with: 1. radiological evidence of breast cancer recurrence or progression while on, or within 12 months of, completing a (neo)adjuvant ET regimen OR 2. radiological evidence of progression while receiving the ET for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (this does not need to be the most recent therapy) 2. Received up to a maximum of 1 lines of prior chemotherapy in the advanced setting.

You CAN'T join if...

for both phases:

1. History of another primary malignancy except for malignancy treated with curative intent with no known active disease ≥ 5 years before the first dose of study intervention and of low potential risk for recurrence. 2. Radiotherapy within 2 weeks prior to study treatment initiation. 3. Major surgery within 4 weeks of the first dose of study treatment. 4. Persistent toxicities (CTCAE Grade >1) caused by previous anticancer therapy, excluding alopecia. Participants with irreversible toxicity that is not reasonably expected to be exacerbated by study intervention may be included (eg, hearing loss or peripheral sensory neuropathy) after consultation with the AstraZeneca study physician. 5. Spinal cord compression, brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases unless these lesions are definitively treated (eg. radiotherapy, surgery) and clinically stable off steroids for management of symptoms for at least 4 weeks prior to study treatment initiation. 6. Any of the following cardiac criteria at screening: (a). Mean resting corrected QT interval (QTcF): (i) Palbociclib arm: QTcF ≥ 470 ms obtained from the average of 3 consecutive (triplicate) ECGs (ii) Phase Ib only:

Ribociclib arm: QTcF ≥ 450 ms obtained from the average of 3 consecutive (triplicate)

ECGs (iii) Phase Ib only: Abemaciclib arm: QTcF ≥ 470 ms obtained from the average of 3 consecutive (triplicate) ECGs (b). Any clinically important abnormalities in cardiac rhythm, conduction or morphology of resting ECG (eg, complete left bundle branch block, third-degree heart block) (c). Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events (d). Experience of any of the following procedures or conditions in the preceding 6 months: coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, vascular stent, myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, congestive heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) grade ≥ 2 (e). Uncontrolled hypotension (f). Cardiac ejection fraction outside institutional range of normal or < 50% (whichever is higher)

7. Any of these clinically significant abnormalities of glucose metabolism at screening: 1. . diabetes mellitus type I or type II requiring insulin treatment 2. . HbA1c ≥ 8.0% (63.9 mmol/mol) 8. Previous allogeneic bone marrow transplant or solid organ transplant.

Key exclusion criteria for the phase III only:

1. Any prior treatment with SERDs, AKT, PI3K or mTOR inhibitors. 2. Prior treatment with CDK4/6 inhibitors in the metastatic setting (prior CDK4/6 inhibitors permitted in the adjuvant setting).


  • Research Site accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • Research Site accepting new patients
    Aurora Colorado 80045 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Hope Rugo
    Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. A Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dr. Rugo joined the Breast Care Center in 1999 after a decade of experience at UCSF in malignant hematology and bone marrow transplantation for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.


accepting new patients
Start Date
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Phase 3 research study
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Expecting 700 study participants
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