Last updated on December 2018

Tipifarnib in Advanced Squamous NSCLC With Oncogen HRAS MutAtionS


Brief description of study

This Phase II study consists of 2 parts: 1) pre-screening phase and 2) treatment phase.

The pre-screening phase will investigate the presence of HRAS mutations in subjects with a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of squamous non-small cell lung cancer (SQ-NSCLC). Subjects may participate in the pre-screening phase at initial diagnosis or following prior lines of therapy for SQ-NSCLC.

The treatment phase will investigate the antitumor activity in terms of ORR of tipifarnib in subjects with locally advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer (SQ-NSCLC) with HRAS mutations and for whom there is no curative therapy available.

Detailed Study Description

Subject enrolment may proceed with information available on tumor HRAS status previously generated during the pre-screening phase, but all subjects must consent to provide tumor slides (or tumor tissue block) from a prior diagnostic biopsy for a retrospective testing of RAS gene status, including T81C polymorphism, and other potential biomarkers at a central facility.

Tipifarnib will be administered at a starting dose of 900 mg, po, bid daily on days 1-7 and 15-21 of 28-day treatment cycles. In the absence of unmanageable toxicities, subjects may continue to receive tipifarnib treatment for up to 24 months in the absence of disease progression and unmanageable toxicity. Treatment may continue beyond 24 months if there is documented evidence of continued clinical benefit. At the judgement of the investigator, the dose of tipifarnib may be increased to 1,200 mg.

Tumor assessments will be performed at screening and approximately every 8 weeks for the first 6 months (cycles 2, 4, 6) and then every 12 weeks (cycles 9, 12, 15, etc.) until disease progression, starting at the end of Cycle 2. Additional tumor assessments may be conducted if deemed necessary by the Investigator or for a confirmation of an objective response. Subjects who discontinue tipifarnib treatment for reasons other than disease progression must continue tumor assessments until disease progression, withdrawal of subject's consent to study procedures or initiation of another anticancer therapy.

Determination of objective tumor response will be performed by the Investigator according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v 1.1. Electronic copies of tumor images may be de-identified of subject's personal information at the clinical sites and collected by the Sponsor to undergo an external independent radiological review if the sponsor deems it necessary for the final assessment of treatment efficacy. Subjects with a solitary site of disease who have experienced a response may be considered for surgical resection. Subjects with a best response of a partial response and residual disease after salvage surgery will be eligible to continue on study therapy. Information on the duration of response to the last prior therapy will be collected.

Upon disease progression, subjects will be followed approximately every 12 weeks for survival until either death or 24 months after accrual in the subject's study cohort has been completed, whichever occurs first. Information on subsequent anticancer therapy will be collected.

All subjects will be followed-up for safety during treatment and for approximately 30 additional days after treatment discontinuation (or until immediately before the administration of another anticancer treatment). Additional safety follow up may be conducted if unresolved toxicity is present at the End of Treatment visit.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03496766

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