Last updated on February 2018

CDK4/6 Inhibition in Locally Advanced/Metastatic Chordoma


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Chordoma
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with locally advanced or metastatic chordoma with confirmed diagnosis in a reference pathology (with immunohistology for epithelial membrane antigen, S100, Brachyury, Integrase interactor 1 (INI-1)) who have no response or have lost response to treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor e.g. imatinib, lapatinib, erlotinib, sunitinib, sorafenib, etc.
  • At least one measurable tumor lesion
  • Loss of p16 determined immunohistochemically or CDKN2A/B genomically, presence of CDK4/6 and RB1 determined immunohistochemically or by RNA-Sequencing.
  • Age 18 years, no upper age limit
  • Availability of tissue blocks preferably not older than 12 months for immunohistologic assessment (if no adequate material is available, re-biopsy should be considered before entering the study)
  • No chemotherapy two weeks before study
  • Non-pregnant and non-nursing. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 72 hours prior to registration (WOCBP is defined as a sexually active mature woman who has not undergone a hysterectomy or who has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 months).
  • Women of child-bearing potential must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin one acceptable method of birth control (double barrier contraceptive method (IUD, condome), tubal ligation, or partner's vasectomy) while on therapy and for 14 weeks after the last dose of therapy. Hormonal contraception alone is an inadequate method of birth control. Female patients must agree not to donate lactation during treatment and until 14 weeks after end of treatment.
  • Men must agree not to father a child and must use a latex condom during any sexual contact with WOCBP while receiving therapy and for 14 weeks after therapy is stopped, even if they have undergone successful vasectomy. Sperm donation is not permitted for the same time interval.
  • Signed written informed consent
  • Performance status 2 according to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) /World Health Organization (WHO) criteria
  • Ability of patient to understand the character and individual consequences of clinical trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with palbociclib or known intolerance/allergy to the compound or any ingredient (acquired or hereditary).
  • Co-therapy with strong/potent CYP3A inducers and/or inhibitors, (e.g., Clarithromycin, Indinavir, Itraconazol, Ketoconazol, Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Nefazodon, Nelfinavir, Posaconazol, Saquinavir, Telaprevir, Telithromycin, Voriconazol, and St. John's Wort [Hypericum perforatum])) while on treatment with study drug.
  • Organ insufficiency: creatinine clearance <30ml/min; total bilirubin > 1.5x upper normal serum level; AST > upper normal serum level ; abnormal blood counts; heart failure (New York Heart Association (NYHA) III/IV); uncontrolled hypertension; unstable angina; serious cardiac arrhythmia; severe obstructive or restrictive ventilation disorder
  • Uncontrolled infection
  • Patients with a "currently active" second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer. Patients are not considered to have a "currently active" malignancy if the patients have completed therapy and are considered by the patients physician to be at less than 30% risk of relapse within one year.
  • Severe neurologic or psychiatric disorder interfering with ability of giving informed consent
  • Known or suspected active alcohol or drug abuse
  • Known positivity for HIV, active hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
  • Uncontrolled central nervous system (CNS) involvement (treatment for CNS-involvement prior to inclusion is allowed)
  • Cytopenia: platelets <100 G/l, neutrophils <1.0 G/l, hemoglobin <10.0 g/dl
  • corrected QT interval (QTc) >470 msec (based on the mean value of triplicate ECGs), family or personal history of long or short QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, or known history of QTc prolongation or Torsade de Pointes
  • Uncontrolled electrolyte disorders that can aggravate the effects of a QTc-prolonging drug (e.g., hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia)
  • Participation in other ongoing interventional clinical trials

Recruitment Status: Open


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


Receive Emails About New Clinical Trials!

Sign up for our FREE service to receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.