Brigatinib and Binimetinib in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB-IV ALK or ROS1-Rearranged Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

  • End date
    Sep 30, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of California, San Francisco
Updated on 22 April 2022
kinase inhibitor
neutrophil count
secondary malignant neoplasm of liver
proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase ros


This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of brigatinib and binimetinib in treating patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer and a type of gene mutation called a rearrangement in the ALK or ROS1 genes. Brigatinib and binimetinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.



I. To determine the safety and tolerability of brigatinib in combination with binimetinib in stage IIIB or IV anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) or ROS1 rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the recommended phase 2 dose.


I. To determine preliminary efficacy of brigatinib in combination with binimetinib in any line of treatment.

II. To characterize the pharmacokinetic parameters of brigatinib in combination with binimetinib.


I. To assess circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (ctDNA) utility in evaluating treatment response.

II. To evaluate the blockade of downstream signaling indicating response or resistance to treatment of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Protein kinase B (AKT)/Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway activity evaluation.

OUTLINE: This a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive brigatinib orally (PO) once daily (QD) and binimetinib PO twice daily (BID) on days 1-28. Cycles repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 30 days and then every 6 months for 12 months.

Condition ALK Gene Rearrangement, Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma, Progressive Disease, ROS1 Gene Rearrangement, Stage IIIB Lung Cancer, Stage IIIC Lung Cancer, Stage IV Lung Cancer, Stage IVA Lung Cancer, Stage IVB Lung Cancer
Treatment Binimetinib, brigatinib
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04005144
SponsorUniversity of California, San Francisco
Last Modified on22 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Participants must have histologically or cytological confirmed stage IIIB/IV NSCLC
Documented ALK-rearrangement (or ROS1- rearrangement) break-apart fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (in >= 15% or tumor cells), or next generation sequencing assay performed on tumor sample or cell free DNA in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)-approved laboratory
At least one prior ALK or ROS1 targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). With progression or intolerance of most recent regimen
Dose Escalation Phase Only: At least one prior ALK or ROS1 targeted TKI. With progression or intolerance of most recent regimen
Measurable or evaluable disease defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria
Dose Expansion Phase Only: In addition to the criteria in Exclusion Criteria # 3, ALK+ patients with no prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy or other systemic therapy are also allowed
Life expectancy of at least 3 months
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2
Age >= 18 years
Leukocytes >= 3,000/microliter (mcL)
Absolute neutrophil count >=1,500/mcL
Platelets >= 75,000/mcL
Hemoglobin (Hgb) >= 9 gm/dL
Total bilirubin within normal institutional limits
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT)) =< 5 x institutional upper limit of normal
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT)) =< 5 x institutional upper limit of normal if there are liver metastases
Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR
Creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for participants with creatinine levels above institutional normal
Female participants who
Are postmenopausal for at least 1 year before the screening visit, OR
Are surgically sterile, OR
If they are of childbearing potential, agree to practice 2 effective methods of contraception, at the same time, from the time of signing the informed consent through 4 months after the last dose of the study drugs, or
Agree to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
Male participants, even if surgically sterilized (i.e., status post-vasectomy), who
Agree to practice effective barrier contraception during the entire study treatment period and through 4 months after the last dose of the study drugs, or
Agree to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
Ability to understand a written informed consent document, and willingness to sign it
Able to swallow and retain orally administered medication and does not have any clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may alter absorption such as malabsorption syndrome or major resection of the stomach or bowels
Participant is deemed by the investigator to have the initiative and means to be compliant with the protocol (treatment and follow-up)
Negative pregnancy testing required at screening and cycle 1 day 1 for women of
childbearing potential

Exclusion Criteria

Is currently participating and receiving study therapy or has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study therapy or used an investigational device within 7 days for prior TKI and 14 days for chemotherapy or radiation and 30 days for prior immunotherapy before the first dose of treatment
Prior treatment with either study drug as most recent treatment or prior discontinuation of either study drug due to toxicity
Known hypersensitivity to any study drug components
Known history of interstitial lung disease or interstitial pneumonitis, including clinically significant radiation pneumonitis
Known history of myositis
History of pancreatitis
History or current evidence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or current risk factors to RVO (e.g. uncontrolled glaucoma or ocular hypertension, history of hyperviscosity or hypercoagulability syndromes); history of retinal degenerative disease
Impaired cardiovascular function or clinically significant cardiovascular diseases, including any of the following
Symptomatic chronic heart failure grade >= 2, history or current evidence of clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia and/or conduction abnormality < 6 months prior to screening except atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Have significant, uncontrolled, or active cardiovascular disease, specifically including, but not restricted to
Myocardial infarction (MI) within 6 months prior to the first dose of brigatinib
Unstable angina within 6 months prior to first dose
Symptomatic congestive heart failure requiring treatment (New York Heart Association grade >= 2), history or current evidence of clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia and/or conduction abnormality =< 6 months prior to Screening except atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Congestive heart failure requiring treatment (New York Heart Association grade >= 2)
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 50% as determined by multigated acquisition scan (MUGA) or echocardiogram (ECHO)
QT interval corrected for heart rate using the Fridericia formula (QTcF) > 480 msec
History of clinically significant atrial arrhythmia
Any history of ventricular arrhythmia
Cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to first dose
History of chronic inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn?s disease requiring medical intervention (immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive medications or surgery) =< 12 months prior to first dose of study treatment
Impaired gastrointestinal (GI) function or disease that may significantly alter the absorption of binimetinib or brigatinib (e.g., ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled vomiting, malabsorption syndrome, small bowel resection with decreased intestinal absorption)
History of thromboembolic or cerebrovascular events =< 6 months prior to starting study treatment, including transient ischemic attacks, cerebrovascular accidents, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary emboli
Current neuromuscular disorder(s) associated with elevated creatine kinase (CK) (e.g., inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy)
Uncontrolled hypertension defined as persistent elevation of systolic blood pressure
Major surgery =< 3 weeks prior to starting study drugs, or persistent/ongoing side effects of major surgery
>= 150 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >= 100 mmHg despite current therapy
Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women
Other severe, acute, or chronic medical conditions including uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or psychiatric conditions or laboratory abnormalities that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the risk associated with study participation or may interfere with ability to participate actively in the study
History of another malignancy. Participants with fully resected non-melanoma skin cancer, indolent early stage second malignancies, or who have been disease free for > three years may be eligible following discussion with study principal investigator (PI)
Any symptomatic brain metastasis
Note: Participants previously treated or untreated for this condition who are asymptomatic in the absence of corticosteroid and anti-epileptic therapy are allowed. Brain metastases must be stable for >= 2 weeks, with imaging (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] or computed tomography [CT]) demonstrating no current evidence of progressive brain metastases at screening)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions. In addition, these patients are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy
Participants receiving any medications or substances that are inhibitors or inducers
of CYP3A enzyme(s) and CYP2C8 within 14 days of enrollment are ineligible
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