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Phase I Study of the Focal Adhesion Kinase Inhibitor BI 853520 in Japanese and Taiwanese Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors.

Target Oncol. 2019 Feb 06;:

Authors: Doi T, Yang JC, Shitara K, Naito Y, Cheng AL, Sarashina A, Pronk LC, Takeuchi Y, Lin CC

BACKGROUND: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibitors have demonstrated anti-tumor activity preclinically and are currently being evaluated in humans. A first-in-human study evaluating the novel FAK inhibitor BI 853520 in a predominantly Caucasian population with advanced or metastatic non-hematologic malignancies demonstrated acceptable tolerability and favorable pharmacokinetics.
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to investigate the safety, tolerability, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of BI 853520 in Japanese and Taiwanese patients with advanced solid tumors.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this open-label, phase I, dose-finding study, BI 853520 was administered once daily (QD) in a continuous daily dosing regimen with 28-day cycles and escalating doses to sequential cohorts of patients. Twenty-one patients (62% male; median age 65 years) were treated at two sites in Japan and Taiwan.
RESULTS: The median duration of treatment was 1.2 months (range 0.2-7.7). As no dose-limiting toxicities were observed during cycle 1 in the 50, 100, or 200 mg cohorts, the MTD of BI 853520 was determined to be 200 mg QD. Drug-related adverse events were reported in 19 patients (90%), and all except one were of grade 1 or 2. Pharmacokinetic parameters were supportive of a once-daily dosing schedule. A confirmed objective response rate of 5% and disease control rate of 29% were achieved; median duration of disease control was 3.7 months.
CONCLUSIONS: This trial demonstrated a manageable and acceptable safety profile, favorable pharmacokinetics, and potential anti-tumor activity of BI 853520 in pretreated Japanese and Taiwanese patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

PMID: 30725402 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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