This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions neuroendocrine tumor, carcinoid tumor, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
Treatment amg 479
Phase phase 2
Target IGF1-R
Sponsor Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Collaborator Brigham and Women's Hospital
Start date March 2010
End date August 2016
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT01024387, 09-240


The purpose of this research study is to determine the effectiveness of AMG 479 against carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. AMG 479 is an antibody that is made in the laboratory. Antibodies are highly specific proteins produced by the body's immune system that recognize foreign substances in teh body. AMG 479 has been used in other research studies and information from those other research studies suggests that AMG 479 may help to prevent the growth of some neuroendocrine tumors.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

To determine the objective response rate associated with AMG 479 in patients with advanced carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
time frame: 2 years

Secondary Outcomes

To determine the duration of response associated with AMG 479 in this patient population.
time frame: 4 years
To determine the safety and tolerability of AMG 479 in this patient population.
time frame: 2 years
To determine the progression free survival and overall survival of carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients receiving AMG 479.
time frame: 4 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Locally unresectable or metastatic carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. To be classified as having a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, patients must have clinical evidence of currently having or having had a primary pancreatic neuroendocrine lesion. - Measurable disease by RECIST criteria - Evidence of progressive disease (by RECIST) within 12 months of study entry. - Tumors must be considered well- or moderately-differentiated. Patients with poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of small cell carcinoma are excluded from this study. - Adequate hepatic, renal, bone marrow and glycemic function as outlined in the protocol - Prior treatment with chemotherapy, hepatic artery embolization, surgery or other therapeutic agents is allowed. - Prior or concurrent therapy with somatostatin analogs is permitted: however patients must continue on a stable dose of somatostatin analogs while receiving study treatment. - 18 years of age or older - ECOG performance status 0, 1, or 2 - Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks - Negative pregnancy test - Ability to sign informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Poorly differentiated or small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas - Insulin secreting pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (insulinomas) - Clinically apparent central nervous system metastases or carcinomatous meningitis. - Myocardial infraction in the past 6 months - Major surgery 4 weeks prior to enrollment - Uncontrolled serious medical or psychiatric illness - Pregnant or lactating women. Both men and women of childbearing potential must be advised of the importance of using effective birth control measures during the course of the study. - Prior antitumor therapy within 4 weeks of enrollment (with the exception of somatostatin analogs). - Recent infection requiring systemic anti-infective treatment that was completed 14 days or less prior to enrollment (with the exception of uncomplicated urinary tract infection or upper respiratory tract infection). - Known positive test for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C, chronic or active hepatitis B - Prior IGF or IGF receptor inhibitor therapy

Additional Information

Official title A Multi-Institutional, Phase II Open-Label Study of AMG 479 in Advanced Carcinoid and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Principal investigator Matthew Kulke, MD
Description - Participants will receive treatment with AMG 479 once every three weeks (1 cycle is 3 weeks). AMG 479 is given by intravenous infusion. - At the beginning of every cycle, participants will have the following procedures: medical history, physical exam, blood tests and an electrocardiogram (EKG). - Following every 3 cycles, participants will have the following procedures: blood tests, an assessment of the tumor by CT scan or MRI and 24-hour urine sample (if applicable). - Participants may remain in the research study as long as their doctor determines that they are showing evidence of clinical benefit from the treatment.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.