This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid tumors
Treatment pasireotide long acting release (lar)
Phase phase 2
Sponsor H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Collaborator Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Start date January 2011
End date December 2017
Trial size 29 participants
Trial identifier NCT01253161, CSOM230DUS23T, MCC-16438


The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the study drug, Pasireotide LAR can shrink or slow the growth of Metastatic Neuroendocrine Carcinomas. The safety of this drug will also be studied. The patient's physical state, changes in the size of the tumor, and laboratory findings taken while on-study will help us decide if Pasireotide LAR is safe and effective.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking no masking
pasireotide long acting release (lar) SOM 230
Intramuscular injection of Pasireotide LAR

Primary Outcomes

Rate of Progression-free Survival (PFS) at One Year
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Median Overall Survival (OS)
time frame: Up to 48 months
Overall Radiographic Response Rate (ORR)
time frame: Up to 48 months
Occurrence of Adverse Events Possibly Related to Study Treatment
time frame: Up to 48 months

Eligibility Criteria

All participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Locally unresectable or metastatic carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors - Tumors must be considered well or moderately differentiated (or low to intermediate grade). Patients with poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas or small cell carcinomas are excluded from the study. - No prior systemic antineoplastic neuroendocrine tumor treatment (including prior somatostatin analogs). However patients who have received a short course of subcutaneous (SQ) octreotide (<10 days) in the past are eligible if > 1 week has elapsed from their last octreotide injection. - Minimum of four weeks since any major surgery - Measureable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤1 - Life expectancy 12 weeks or more - Adequate bone marrow function as shown by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.0 x 10^9/L, Platelets ≥ 75 x 10^9/L, hemoglobin (Hgb) > 8 g/dL - Adequate liver function as shown by: serum bilirubin ≤ 2.0 x upper limit of normal (ULN), and serum transaminases activity ≤ 2 x ULN, with the exception of serum transaminases (< 3 x ULN) if the patient has liver metastases - Adequate renal function as shown by serum creatinine ≤ 2.0 x ULN - Fasting serum cholesterol ≤300 mg/dL OR ≤7.75 mmol/L AND fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 x ULN. Note: In case one or both of these thresholds are exceeded, the patient can only be included after initiation of appropriate lipid lowering medication. - Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days of the administration of the first study treatment. Women must not be lactating. Both men and WOCBP must be advised of the importance of using effective birth control measures during the course of the study. - Signed informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from patients after they have been fully informed of the nature and potential risks by the investigator (or his/her designee) with the aid of written information. Exclusion Criteria: - Uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastases, including patients who continue to require glucocorticoids for brain or leptomeningeal metastases - Patients with prior or concurrent malignancy except for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or other adequately treated in situ cancer, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease free for 5 years - Patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or a fasting plasma glucose > 1.5 ULN or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >8%. Note: At the principle investigator's discretion, non-eligible patients can be re-screened after adequate medical therapy has been instituted. - Patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis - Patients who have congestive heart failure: New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV, unstable angina, or a history of acute myocardial infarction within the 6 months preceding enrollment - Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as: - Severely impaired lung function - Any active (acute or chronic) or uncontrolled infection/ disorders - Nonmalignant medical illnesses that are uncontrolled or whose control may be jeopardized by the treatment with the study therapy - Known hypersensitivity to somatostatin analogues or any component of the pasireotide LAR formulation - Corrected QT interval (QTcF) of >470 msec on screening Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Risk factors for Tosades de Pointes such as cardiac failure, clinically significant/symptomatic bradycardia - Clinically significant hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia that are not correctable - History of sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, advanced heart block, or idiopathic syncope thought to be related to ventricular arrhythmia - Concomitant medication(s) known to increase the QT interval - History of noncompliance to medical regimens or unwillingness to comply with the protocol

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Study of Pasireotide LAR in Patients With Metastatic Neuroendocrine Carcinomas
Principal investigator Jonathan Strosberg, M.D.
Description This is a multi-institutional, prospective phase II open-label trial. The investigational drug used in this study is pasireotide LAR 60mg. Pasireotide will be administered as an intramuscular injection at the beginning of every cycle which is defined as 28 days (+/- 3 days). Study treatment should begin within 14 days following enrollment into the study and continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent. Safety and efficacy will be assessed throughout the treatment period.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.