This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition patients with advanced cancer who have failed standard of care therapy
Treatment liposomeal curcumin
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor SignPath Pharma, Inc.
Start date March 2014
End date March 2017
Trial size 33 participants
Trial identifier NCT02138955, 0011594-24, 2013-001594-24, Lipocurc1002/P-1-010, SPP1002


This is a single center in patient/outpatient, uncontrolled dose escalating study in cancer patients to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of body surface area adjusted doses of liposomal curcumin administered intravenously as an 8 hour infusion once weekly for 8 weeks.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
liposomeal curcumin

Primary Outcomes

time frame: Eight(8) weeks
Determine the maximum tolerated dose of lipocurc
time frame: in the cohort after eight ( 8) weeks of treatment
Maximum tolerated dose
time frame: eight(8) weeks
Maximum tolerated dose defined by < Grade 1 hematologic toxicity,
time frame: Outcome measured weekly x 8 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Response by Recist criteria
time frame: Eight(8) weeks
Tumor response by resist criteria
time frame: 8 weeks
Tumor response
time frame: Eight weeks
time frame: Eight(8) weeks
Objective change in measurable tumor size by Resist criteria
time frame: once after 8 weeky treatments

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 85 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male and Female patients >18 years with a histologically/cytologically confirmed diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic cancer ,for whom no anti-tumor therapy of proven benefit is available at study enrollment. - ECOG 0-2. - Life expectancy of at least 3 months. - Measurable or non-measurable disease according to RECIST v1.1 criteria. - Patients should have at least one measurable lesion or disease which is non-measurable but can be clearly be evaluated for response. - Adequate bone marrow function as evidenced by an absolute neutrophil count :1500 cell/ul. - Hb greater than 9.5 g/dL and a platelet count greater than 100,000/ uL. - Renal function >50ml/min with estimated creatinine clearance (eCcr) using the Cockcroft-Gault formula or serum creatinine<1.5 mg/dL. - Adequate hepatic function as evidenced by serum total bilirubin <3.0 mg/dL, and AST and ALT less than 5 times the upper limit of normal(ULN). - Signed informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with lymphoma, hematological cancer or glioblastoma multiforme. - Active infection, or a fever >38.5C within three days prior to the first day of study drug dosing. - Current or past history evidence of disease (hemolytic diathesis, hemochromatosis) that could be exacerbated by administering liposomal curcumin. - Currently on coumadin or coumadin derivatives(oral anticoagulants), or any medications classified as cytochrome p450 inhibitors or inducers. - Last systemic therapy less than three(3) weeks before (six weeks if treatment was with BCNU or CCNU). - Unresolved toxicities from prior systemic anti-cancer therapy except symptomatic motor or sensory neuro-toxicities NCI-CTC Grade <2. - Clinically significant ECG aberrations according to the discretion of the investigator. - Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%.

Additional Information

Principal investigator Richard Greil, MD
Description Patients with solid tumors who either failed to initially respond to approved chemotherapy or who have progressive solid tumor cancers following initial response to approved chemotherapy, are eligible for treatment in this phase 1b trial of ascending doses of intravenous liposomal curcumin following a four week period without previous chemotherapy.The escalating dose range of liposomal curcumin will be from 100mg/M2 to 300 mg/M2 in cohorts of three to 6 patients, and administered over eight hours by a syringe pump weekly for eight weeks. Safety and tolerability will be determined by drug related adverse symptoms(if any), hematologic and serologic signs at each clinic visit and by electronic communication between visits. Pharmacokinetic profiles following infusion of drug will be compared with any adverse changes, and any beneficial subjective or objective responses. When the maximum tolerated dose level is reached in any cohort , another three patients will be accrued at a preceding dose level to assure tolerability in subsequent phase 2 clinical trials.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by SignPath Pharma, Inc..