A Phase 2 Study of the MET RTK Inhibitor GSK1363089 (Formerly XL880) in Subjects With Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

This study is being conducted to determine the best confirmed response rate, safety, and tolerability of GSK1363089 treatment in adult subjects with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). GSK1363089 is a new chemical entity that inhibits multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) with growth-promoting and angiogenic properties. The primary targets of GSK1363089 are the HGF and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) RTK families (eg, MET, VEGFR2/kinase insert domain receptor [KDR]). Since MET overexpression has been associated with poorer prognosis and MET tyrosine kinase mutations have been reported in SCCHN, inhibition of MET receptor and VEGFR2/KDR activation by agents such as GSK1363089 may be of therapeutic benefit in this patient population.

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  • drug : GSK1363089 (foretinib)

Phase: Phase 2


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

- The subject has a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of SCCHN and - has recurrent and/or metastatic disease - is not eligible for curative intent surgery or radiotherapy - has no history of uncontrolled tumor bleeding including hemoptysis in patients with documented pulmonary metastasis. - The subject has measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as =20 mm with conventional techniques, or as =10 mm with spiral computerized tomography (CT) scan. - Subject is capable of swallowing capsules. - Fifteen unstained slides of tumor tissue, archival or fresh, or paraffin block are available, and there - confirmation that samples have been sent for analysis at the central laboratory. - The subject is at least 18 years old. - The subject has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =1. - In the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test, the subject has a serum cortisol level =20 g/dL (552 nmol/L) 30-90 minutes after injection of ACTH. - The subject has organ and marrow function as follows: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) =1500/mm3, platelets =100,000/mm3, hemoglobin =9 g/dL, bilirubin =1.5 mg/dL, serum creatinine =1.5 mg/dL and/or calculated creatinine clearance =60 mL/min, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =2.5 times the upper limit of normal if no liver involvement or =5 times the upper limit of normal with liver involvement. - The subject has signed the informed consent document. - Sexually active subjects must use a medically accepted method of contraception during the course of the study. - Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at enrollment. - The subject has had no other diagnosis of malignancy (unless non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, or a malignancy diagnosed =5 years ago, and has had no evidence of disease for 5 years prior to screening for this study).

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Ruth Lira 6507231367

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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