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|NCT03220646 : The Purpose of This Study is to Test Any Good and Bad Effects of a Study Drug Called Abemaciclib (LY2835219) in Patients With Recurrent Brain Tumors.|
|Ages||Min: 18 Years Max: N/A|
- Patients must provide written informed consent prior to any screening procedures.
- Age 18 years or older.
- KPS = 60
- Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan and laboratory tests
- Patient is able to swallow and retain oral medication
- Required baseline laboratory status:
- Hemoglobin > 8 g/dL (SI Units: 80 g/L). Patients may receive erythrocyte
transfusions to achieve this hemoglobin level at the discretion of the
investigator. Initial treatment must not begin earlier than the day after the
- Platelet count = 100 x 10^9/L
- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) = 1.5 x 10^9/L without growth factor support
- Total bilirubin = 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
- AST/SGOT and/or ALT/SGPT = 3 x ULN
- Serum Creatinine = 1.5 x ULN
- Stable dose of corticosteroids for > 5 days prior to baseline MRI
- Before starting study treatment, patients must have recovered from toxic effects of
prior therapies (except for residual alopecia or Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy) and at
least 3 weeks must have elapsed since any prior signaling pathway modulators, (e.g.,
EGFR, FGFR, or other tyrosine kinase inhibitors), at least 3 weeks must have elapsed
since temozolomide, 4 weeks must have elapsed since carboplatin or cisplatin, and at
least 6 weeks from nitrosoureas (e.g., BCNU, CCNU). In general, at least 4 weeks must
have elapsed from any other anticancer therapy (e.g. bevacizumab).
- Patients must be able to undergo contrast enhanced MRI scans (or contrast enhanced CT
scans for patients unable to tolerate MRI).
- Patients must have shown unequivocal evidence for tumor progression by MRI (or CT for
patients who cannot tolerate MRI) in comparison to a prior scan. The same type of
scan, i.e., MRI (or CT for patients who cannot undergo MRI) must be used throughout
the period of protocol treatment for tumor measurement.
- Life expectancy of greater than 8 weeks
- If a female of childbearing potential, must have a negative serum pregnancy test
within 7 days of the first dose of abemaciclib and agree to use a medically approved
contraceptive method during the treatment period and for 3 months following the last
dose of abemaciclib. If a male, agree to use a reliable method of birth control and to
not donate sperm during the treatment period and for at least 3 months following the
last dose of abemaciclib. Contraceptive methods may include an intrauterine device
[IUD] or barrier method. If condoms are used as a barrier method, a spermicidal agent
should be added as a double barrier protection.
Note: Cases of pregnancy that occur during maternal exposures to abemaciclib should be
reported. If a patient or spouse/partner is determined to be pregnant following abemaciclib
initiation, she must discontinue treatment immediately. Data on fetal outcome and
breast-feeding are collected for regulatory reporting and drug safety evaluation.
- Women must agree not to breast feed while on abemaciclib treatment and for at least
three months following the last dose of study therapy.
- No limit on number of prior therapies
- Evidence of significant intracranial hemorrhage
- No other investigational or standard anti-tumor therapy allowed
- Patients must not have a known history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds
of similar chemical or biologic composition.
- Patients must not have a serious preexisting medical condition(s) or uncontrolled
intercurrent illness that would preclude participation in this study (for example,
interstitial lung disease, severe dyspnea at rest or requiring oxygen therapy, history
of major surgical resection involving the stomach or small bowel, or preexisting
Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or a preexisting chronic condition resulting in
baseline Grade 2 or higher diarrhea) or psychiatric illness/social situations that
would limit compliance with study requirements.
- Patients who have a personal history of any of the following conditions: syncope of
cardiovascular etiology, ventricular arrhythmia of pathological original (including,
but not limited to, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation), or sudden
- HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of
the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions. This applies only to patients who have
a documented history of HIV; HIV testing is not otherwise required.
- Have an active systemic fungal and/or known viral infection (for example, human
immunodeficiency virus antibodies, hepatitis B surface antigen, or hepatitis C
- Patients must not be on EIAEDs
- Females who are pregnant or lactating
- Must abstain from grapefruit juice
- Patients must not have other active concurrent malignancy
- Concurrent treatment on another clinical trial. Supportive care trials or
non-therapeutic trials (i.e. Quality of life) are allowed.
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