Last updated on April 2019

Tipifarnib in Advanced Squamous NSCLC With Oncogen HRAS MutAtionS


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

  • Conditions: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Age: - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject has a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of squamous non-small cell lung cancer (SQ-NSCLC) for which there is no curative therapy available.
  2. Subject has relapsed (progressive disease) or is refractory to one or more prior therapies. In the case of therapy received in the adjuvant or neo-adjuvant setting, relapse must have occurred within 12 months to be considered prior therapy. Subject may have received prior immunotherapy.
  3. Subject has a tumor that carries a missense HRAS mutation. HRAS status may have been assessed either in blood, primary tumor tissue, recurrent or metastatic disease.
  4. Subject has consented to provide tumor slides (or tumor tissue blocks) for biomarker evaluation. If enrolment in the treatment portion of the study has taken place based on HRAS mutant status as assessed using a blood sample, tumor tissue will be used in part for confirmation of HRAS mutant tumor status. Confirmation of HRAS mutant status in tumor tissue is required for continuation of treatment. All treated subjects will be evaluated for safety.
  5. Subject has measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1.
  6. At least 2 weeks since the last systemic therapy regimen prior to enrolment. Subjects must have recovered to NCI CTCAE v. 4.03 < Grade 2 from all acute toxicities (excluding Grade 2 toxicities that are not considered a safety risk by the Sponsor and Investigator) or toxicity must be deemed irreversible by the Investigator.
  7. At least 2 weeks since last radiotherapy. If radiation was localized to the only site of measurable disease, there must be documentation of disease progression of the irradiated site. Subjects must have recovered from all acute toxicities from radiotherapy. Subjects may be on a daily dose of corticosteroids ( 20mg prednisone or equivalent), as part of their management from prior radiotherapy.
  8. ECOG (Eastern cooperative oncology group) performance status of 0 or 1.
  9. Acceptable liver function:
  10. Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (x ULN); does not apply to subjects with Gilbert's syndrome diagnosed as per institutional guidelines.
  11. AST Aspartate Amino-transferasa (SGOT) and ALT Aspartate-Alanina-transferasa (SGPT) less than 3 x ULN; if liver metastases are present, then 5 x ULN is allowed.
  12. Acceptable renal function with serum creatinine less than 1.5 x ULN or a calculated creatinine clearance 60 mL/min using the Cockcroft-Gault formula.
  13. Acceptable hematologic status:
  14. ANC (absolut neuthophil count) 1500 cells/L.
  15. Platelet count 100,000/L.
  16. Hemoglobin 9.0 g/dL.
  17. Female subjects must be either:
  18. Of non-child-bearing potential (surgically sterilized or at least 2 years post-menopausal); or
  19. If of child-bearing potential, subject must use an adequate method of contraception consisting of two-barrier method or one barrier method with a spermicide or intrauterine device. Both females and male subjects with female partners of child-bearing potential must agree to use an adequate method of contraception for 2 weeks prior to screening, during, and at least 4 weeks after last dose of trial medication. Female subjects must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to start of trial medication.
  20. Not breast feeding at any time during the study.
  21. Written and voluntary informed consent for the treatment phase understood, signed and dated.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Ongoing treatment with an anticancer agent not contemplated in this protocol.
  2. Prior treatment (at least 1 full treatment cycle) with an FTase inhibitor.
  3. Any history of clinically relevant coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction within the last 3 years, New York Heart Association (NYHA) grade III or greater congestive heart failure, cerebro-vascular attack within the prior year, or current serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication except atrial fibrillation.
  4. Known uncontrolled brain, leptomeningeal or epidural metastases (unless treated and well controlled for at least 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1).
  5. Non-tolerable > Grade 2 neuropathy or evidence of emerging or rapidly progressing neurological symptoms within 4 weeks of Cycle 1 Day 1. Non-tolerable grade 2 toxicities are defined as those with moderate symptoms that the patient is not able to endure for the conduct of instrumental activities of daily life or that persists 7 days.
  6. Major surgery, other than diagnostic surgery, within 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1 Day 1, without complete recovery.
  7. Active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, requiring systemic therapy. Known infection with HIV, or an active infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
  8. Subjects who have exhibited allergic reactions to tipifarnib or structural compounds similar to tipifarnib or to the drug product excipients. This includes hypersensitivity to imidazoles, such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, miconazole and others in this drug class. Patients with hypersensitivity to these agents will be excluded from enrolment.
  9. Concomitant disease or condition that could interfere with the conduct of the study, or that would, in the opinion of the Investigator, pose an unacceptable risk to the subject in this study.
  10. The subject has legal incapacity or limited legal capacity.
  11. Significantly altered mental status that would limit the understanding or rendering of informed consent and compliance with the requirements of this protocol. Unwillingness or inability to comply with the study protocol for any reason.

Recruitment Status: Open


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