Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Active, not recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
24

Inclusion Criteria

Patient agrees to concomitant antiretroviral therapy (ART) if not currently on ART, or is on ART for ˃ 4 weeks and has a HIV viral load ˂ 400 copies/mL.
Patient consents to the mandatory translational research projects with biopsied tumor material.
CD4+ T-cell counts are ≥ 350 cells/ųL
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Patient agrees to concomitant antiretroviral therapy (ART) if not currently on ART, or is on ART for ˃ 4 weeks and has a HIV viral load ˂ 400 copies/mL.
Patient consents to the mandatory translational research projects with biopsied tumor material.
CD4+ T-cell counts are ≥ 350 cells/ųL
Men agree not to donate sperm or father a child. Men without a vasectomy and with a partner of childbearing potential must agree to use condoms during trial treatment and during 5 months thereafter.
Archival or fresh tumor biopsy specimen for FGFR (subtypes 1-3) mRNA expression testing available. Acceptable samples include core needle biopsies for deep tumor tissue (minimum three cores) or excisional, incisional, punch, or forceps biopsies for cutaneous, subcutaneous, or mucosal lesions.
Patient is able and willing to swallow the trial IMP as whole tablet.
without transfusion or erythropoietin within 2 weeks before the first administration of trial treatment
Women with childbearing potential are using highly effective contraception, are not pregnant or lactating and agree not to become pregnant during trial treatment and during 5 months thereafter. A negative urine or serum pregnancy test before registration is required for all women with child-bearing potential.
High FGFR1-3 mRNA expression levels based on central analysis of archival or fresh tumor biopsy specimen (high expression defined as ≥ 1 FGFR isoform with RNAscope score of 3 or 4).
Patients with known brain metastases must have undergone definitive treatment (surgery and/or radiation) at least 2 weeks prior to registration and must be clinically stable (no requirement of steroids and no worsening neurological deficits for 2 weeks prior registration).
Patient failed standard systemic therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease (1-3 prior chemotherapy regimens and at least 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor (combination allowed)).
Measurable or evaluable disease (according to RECIST v1.1). Previously irradiated lesions should not be counted as target lesions unless there has been demonstrated progression in the lesion since radiotherapy before enrolment and no other lesions are available for selection as target lesions.
Adequate hepatic function: total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (≤ 3 x ULN for patients with known Gilbert syndrome), ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN for patients with liver involvement of their cancer).
Written informed consent according to Swiss law and ICH-GCP regulations before registration and prior to any trial specific procedures including screening procedures. Informed consent for trial entry must be offered only after positive results of individual FGFR testing has been received.
WHO performance status 0-2.
Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC (from inoperable stage IIIB to stage IV according to the 8th edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer TNM staging system) with squamous-cell or predominantly squamous-cell histology (referred to SQCLC).
Patients with a prior malignancy and treated with curative intention are eligible if treatment of that malignancy was completed at least 2 years before registration and the patient has no evidence of disease at registration. Less than 2 years is acceptable for malignancies with low risk of recurrence and/or no late recurrence.
Adequate renal function: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 30 mL/min/1.73m2 according to the CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) abbreviated formula.
Adequate pancreatic function: lipase ≤ 2 x ULN.
No history of AIDS-defining opportunistic infection within past 12 months
Age ≥ 18 years.
without granulocyte colony-stimulating factor support within 2 weeks before the first administration of trial treatment

Exclusion Criteria

Arterial or venous thrombotic events or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attacks), deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior registration.
Previous drug- or procedure-related AE ≥G2 (according to CTCAE v5.0) at registration (exception: chronic kidney disease G2, or persistent alopecia of any grade, and/or anemia [hemoglobin ≥ 90 g/L] can be included).
Unstable cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy. Patients with arrhythmia not requiring therapy or under control with anti-arrhythmic therapy are eligible.
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Arterial or venous thrombotic events or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attacks), deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior registration.
Previous drug- or procedure-related AE ≥G2 (according to CTCAE v5.0) at registration (exception: chronic kidney disease G2, or persistent alopecia of any grade, and/or anemia [hemoglobin ≥ 90 g/L] can be included).
Unstable cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy. Patients with arrhythmia not requiring therapy or under control with anti-arrhythmic therapy are eligible.
Symptomatic arterial hypotension.
Current evidence of endocrine alteration of calcium phosphate homeostasis (e.g. parathyroid disorder, history of parathyroidectomy, tumoral calcinosis, paraneoplastic hypercalcemia).
Concomitant use of other anti-cancer drugs or radiotherapy except for local pain control.
Seizure disorder requiring medication.
New-onset angina (within last 3 months prior registration).
Any concomitant drugs contraindicated for use with the trial drug according to the IB.
Known hypersensitivity to the trial drug, or to any component of the trial drug.
Myocardial infarction (MI) within past 6 months prior registration.
Use of strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 and strong inducers of CYP3A4 within 2 weeks prior registration or during trial treatment.
History of organ allograft.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) NYHA Class 2 or greater, unstable angina (symptoms of angina at rest).
Other investigational medicinal products within 4 weeks prior registration.
Chemotherapy, or radiotherapy, or immunotherapy, or small molecule drugs within 3 weeks (1 week for palliative radiotherapy) prior to registration.
Any other serious underlying medical, psychiatric, psychological, familial or geographical condition, which in the judgment of the investigator may interfere with the planned staging, treatment and follow-up, affect patient compliance or place the patient at high risk from treatment-related complication.
Symptomatic untreated brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease.
Major surgery within 2 weeks prior registration.
Current diagnosis of any retinal disorders including retinal detachment, retinal pigment epithelial detachment (RPED), serous retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion.
Any malabsorption condition.
Concomitant therapies that are known to increase serum phosphate levels (i.e. antacids, laxatives oral/rectal, oral phosphate binders, potassium phosphate) and that cannot be discontinued or switched to a different medication before trial entry.
Active tuberculosis.
Previous treatment with anti-FGFR directed therapies (e.g. receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors including rogaratinib or FGFR-specific antibodies).
Patients with known coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure not meeting the above criteria, must be on a stable medical regimen that is optimized in the opinion of the treating physician, in consultation with a cardiologist if appropriate.
Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer or bone fracture.
Active chronic Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B Virus infection. Uncontrolled active systemic infection requiring intravenous (i.v.) antimicrobial treatment.

Summary

Conditions
Squamous Cell Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase 2
Design
  • Allocation: N/A
  • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
  • Intervention Model Description: This is a single-arm, multicenter phase II clinical trial. The trial uses a single-stage design based on a time-to-event rate to a specific time-point using Kaplan-Meier estimators. Rogaratinib is given at a dose of 800 mg twice daily in continuous 28-days cycles, without treatment breaks (except for toxicity management). Trial treatment is continued until evidence of tumor progression, unacceptable toxicity, consent withdrawal or withdrawal by the investigator. In order to include 24 patients into the trial, it is expected that 52 patients with advanced SQCLC have to be screened for tumor FGFR mRNA overexpression. Taking into account patients who are FGFR mRNA positive but cannot be enrolled (attrition rate of 20%), it is estimated that 68 patients will have to be screened in total.Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Squamous-cell lung cancer (SQCLC) is a distinct histologic subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is challenging to treat because of specific clinicopathologic characteristics (older age, advanced disease at diagnosis, central location of tumors) and the absence of molecular alterations,...

Squamous-cell lung cancer (SQCLC) is a distinct histologic subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is challenging to treat because of specific clinicopathologic characteristics (older age, advanced disease at diagnosis, central location of tumors) and the absence of molecular alterations, which can be successfully treated with targeted therapy. A recent investigation showed that a substantial proportion of patients with SQCLC (46%) exhibit tumor overexpression of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and are potentially sensitive to FGFR-targeting treatment. Rogaratinib is a novel pan-FGFR inhibitor which showed strong anti-tumor efficacy in pre-clinical models as a single agent in FGFR pathway-addicted tumor models. The clinical experience with rogaratinib comes from two ongoing phase I trials enrolling patients with refractory, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors who were selected based on tumoral overexpression of FGFR mRNA. Such selection identifies patients with high FGFR tumor target levels due to DNA aberrations in FGFR-encoding genes and due to non-genetic and epigenetic regulation of FGFR expression (incl. promoter activation). To date, rogaratinib has shown to be well tolerated (no dose-limiting toxicity) with promising clinical activity, in particular in bladder cancer. Despite the constant improvement in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer, there is still a high-unmet medical need to develop new and highly active anticancer drugs for patients who have failed standard systemic treatment, and have an otherwise very unfavorable prognosis. SQCLC patients overexpressing tumor FGFR mRNA, who will be included into this clinical trial, do not have currently any alternative systemic treatment with a proven and clinically reasonable benefit. The objective of the trial is to determine clinical activity and safety of rogaratinib in patients with advanced SQCLC overexpressing tumor FGFR1-3 mRNA.

Inclusion Criteria

Patient agrees to concomitant antiretroviral therapy (ART) if not currently on ART, or is on ART for ˃ 4 weeks and has a HIV viral load ˂ 400 copies/mL.
Patient consents to the mandatory translational research projects with biopsied tumor material.
CD4+ T-cell counts are ≥ 350 cells/ųL
...
Patient agrees to concomitant antiretroviral therapy (ART) if not currently on ART, or is on ART for ˃ 4 weeks and has a HIV viral load ˂ 400 copies/mL.
Patient consents to the mandatory translational research projects with biopsied tumor material.
CD4+ T-cell counts are ≥ 350 cells/ųL
Men agree not to donate sperm or father a child. Men without a vasectomy and with a partner of childbearing potential must agree to use condoms during trial treatment and during 5 months thereafter.
Archival or fresh tumor biopsy specimen for FGFR (subtypes 1-3) mRNA expression testing available. Acceptable samples include core needle biopsies for deep tumor tissue (minimum three cores) or excisional, incisional, punch, or forceps biopsies for cutaneous, subcutaneous, or mucosal lesions.
Patient is able and willing to swallow the trial IMP as whole tablet.
without transfusion or erythropoietin within 2 weeks before the first administration of trial treatment
Women with childbearing potential are using highly effective contraception, are not pregnant or lactating and agree not to become pregnant during trial treatment and during 5 months thereafter. A negative urine or serum pregnancy test before registration is required for all women with child-bearing potential.
High FGFR1-3 mRNA expression levels based on central analysis of archival or fresh tumor biopsy specimen (high expression defined as ≥ 1 FGFR isoform with RNAscope score of 3 or 4).
Patients with known brain metastases must have undergone definitive treatment (surgery and/or radiation) at least 2 weeks prior to registration and must be clinically stable (no requirement of steroids and no worsening neurological deficits for 2 weeks prior registration).
Patient failed standard systemic therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease (1-3 prior chemotherapy regimens and at least 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor (combination allowed)).
Measurable or evaluable disease (according to RECIST v1.1). Previously irradiated lesions should not be counted as target lesions unless there has been demonstrated progression in the lesion since radiotherapy before enrolment and no other lesions are available for selection as target lesions.
Adequate hepatic function: total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (≤ 3 x ULN for patients with known Gilbert syndrome), ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN for patients with liver involvement of their cancer).
Written informed consent according to Swiss law and ICH-GCP regulations before registration and prior to any trial specific procedures including screening procedures. Informed consent for trial entry must be offered only after positive results of individual FGFR testing has been received.
WHO performance status 0-2.
Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC (from inoperable stage IIIB to stage IV according to the 8th edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer TNM staging system) with squamous-cell or predominantly squamous-cell histology (referred to SQCLC).
Patients with a prior malignancy and treated with curative intention are eligible if treatment of that malignancy was completed at least 2 years before registration and the patient has no evidence of disease at registration. Less than 2 years is acceptable for malignancies with low risk of recurrence and/or no late recurrence.
Adequate renal function: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 30 mL/min/1.73m2 according to the CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) abbreviated formula.
Adequate pancreatic function: lipase ≤ 2 x ULN.
No history of AIDS-defining opportunistic infection within past 12 months
Age ≥ 18 years.
without granulocyte colony-stimulating factor support within 2 weeks before the first administration of trial treatment

Exclusion Criteria

Arterial or venous thrombotic events or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attacks), deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior registration.
Previous drug- or procedure-related AE ≥G2 (according to CTCAE v5.0) at registration (exception: chronic kidney disease G2, or persistent alopecia of any grade, and/or anemia [hemoglobin ≥ 90 g/L] can be included).
Unstable cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy. Patients with arrhythmia not requiring therapy or under control with anti-arrhythmic therapy are eligible.
...
Arterial or venous thrombotic events or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attacks), deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior registration.
Previous drug- or procedure-related AE ≥G2 (according to CTCAE v5.0) at registration (exception: chronic kidney disease G2, or persistent alopecia of any grade, and/or anemia [hemoglobin ≥ 90 g/L] can be included).
Unstable cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy. Patients with arrhythmia not requiring therapy or under control with anti-arrhythmic therapy are eligible.
Symptomatic arterial hypotension.
Current evidence of endocrine alteration of calcium phosphate homeostasis (e.g. parathyroid disorder, history of parathyroidectomy, tumoral calcinosis, paraneoplastic hypercalcemia).
Concomitant use of other anti-cancer drugs or radiotherapy except for local pain control.
Seizure disorder requiring medication.
New-onset angina (within last 3 months prior registration).
Any concomitant drugs contraindicated for use with the trial drug according to the IB.
Known hypersensitivity to the trial drug, or to any component of the trial drug.
Myocardial infarction (MI) within past 6 months prior registration.
Use of strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 and strong inducers of CYP3A4 within 2 weeks prior registration or during trial treatment.
History of organ allograft.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) NYHA Class 2 or greater, unstable angina (symptoms of angina at rest).
Other investigational medicinal products within 4 weeks prior registration.
Chemotherapy, or radiotherapy, or immunotherapy, or small molecule drugs within 3 weeks (1 week for palliative radiotherapy) prior to registration.
Any other serious underlying medical, psychiatric, psychological, familial or geographical condition, which in the judgment of the investigator may interfere with the planned staging, treatment and follow-up, affect patient compliance or place the patient at high risk from treatment-related complication.
Symptomatic untreated brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease.
Major surgery within 2 weeks prior registration.
Current diagnosis of any retinal disorders including retinal detachment, retinal pigment epithelial detachment (RPED), serous retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion.
Any malabsorption condition.
Concomitant therapies that are known to increase serum phosphate levels (i.e. antacids, laxatives oral/rectal, oral phosphate binders, potassium phosphate) and that cannot be discontinued or switched to a different medication before trial entry.
Active tuberculosis.
Previous treatment with anti-FGFR directed therapies (e.g. receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors including rogaratinib or FGFR-specific antibodies).
Patients with known coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure not meeting the above criteria, must be on a stable medical regimen that is optimized in the opinion of the treating physician, in consultation with a cardiologist if appropriate.
Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer or bone fracture.
Active chronic Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B Virus infection. Uncontrolled active systemic infection requiring intravenous (i.v.) antimicrobial treatment.

Locations

Fribourg, 1708
Bellinzona, 6500
Chur, CH-7000
Bruderholz, 4101
Geneva, 1211
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Fribourg, 1708
Bellinzona, 6500
Chur, CH-7000
Bruderholz, 4101
Geneva, 1211
Baden, 5404
Basel, 4031
Bern, 3010
Winterthur, CH-8401
St. Gallen, 9007
Liestal, 4410

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT03762122
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Study Chair: Alfredo Addeo, MD University Hospital, Geneva