Two-Part, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Phase 1/2 Study of BIW-8962 as Monotherapy in Subjects With Lung Cancer

Purpose: This Phase 1/2 study is designed to assess the following: safety and tolerability of BIW-8962, Dose Limiting Toxicities (DLTs), Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD), Recommended Phase 2 Dose (RP2D) in Phase 1 in subjects with advanced/recurrent lung cancers or mesothelioma and preliminary efficacy in Phase 2 in subjects with advanced/recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer.

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Placebo Controlled Study of VS-6063 in Subjects With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (COMMAND)

Purpose: This study is a Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of defactinib (VS-6063) in subjects with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have not progressed (confirmed partial response or stable disease) following ≥ 4 cycles of treatment with pemetrexed/cisplatin or pemetrexed/carboplatin. Prior to entry and randomization to the study, each subject must have tumor Merlin status(high or low) established by immunohistochemistry performed at a central laboratory. Subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive oral VS-6063 400 mg twice per day, or matched placebo. Randomization will be stratified by tumor Merlin status (high versus low). Progression will be assessed both locally and by central review using the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) Version 1.1. Subjects will continue to receive treatment until disease progression or other discontinuation criteria are met. Following documentation of nonfatal disease progression, all subjects will be followed for overall survival by telephone contact every 2 months until end of life or the close of the study.

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Window of Opportunity Study of VS-6063 (Defactinib) in Participants With Surgical Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Purpose: This is an open label neoadjuvant (treatment with VS-6063 prior to mesothelioma surgery) study in subjects with malignant pleural mesothelioma who are eligible for surgery. Subjects will receive VS-6063 (defactinib) for 12 days. Pre- and post-treatment biopsies and blood samples will be collected. The purpose of this study is to assess biomarker responses from tumor tissue. The safety, pharmacokinetics, and tumor response rate to VS-6063 (defactinib) will be also be assessed.

Arms: Experimental: VS-6063 (defactinib)
Administered orally (BID) for 12 days (+/- 2 days)
Assigned Interventions
Drug: VS-6063
Other Name: defactinib

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Nintedanib (BIBF 1120) in Mesothelioma

Purpose: This is an exploratory study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of nintedanib (BIBF 1120) in combination + (pemetrexed / cisplatin) followed by nintedanib (BIBF 1120) versus placebo + pemetrexed / cisplatin followed by placebo for the treatment of patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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A Phase II Study of Single-agent DOVitinib in Advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Which Has Progressed Following Prior Platinum-Antifolate Chemotherapy (DOVE-M)

Purpose: This is a single-arm, open label, two stage, phase II study of dovitinib in patients with advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM). The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential efficacy of dovitinib in the second- or third-line treatment of MPM using progression free survival (PFS).

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Phase II Evaluation of Mithramycin, an Inhibitor of Cancer Stem Cell Signaling, in Patients With Malignancies Involving Lungs, Esophagus, Pleura, or Mediastinum

Purpose: Increasing evidence indicates that activation of stem cell gene expression is a common mechanism by which environmental carcinogens mediate initiation and progression of thoracic malignancies. Similar mechanisms appear to contribute to extra-thoracic malignancies that metastasize to the chest. Utilization of pharmacologic agents, which target gene regulatory networks mediating stemness may be novel strategies for treatment of these neoplasms. Recent studies performed in the Thoracic Oncology Laboratory, SB/NCI, demonstrate that under exposure conditions potentially achievable in clinical settings, mithramycin diminishes stem cell gene expression and markedly inhibits growth of lung and esophageal cancer and MPM cells in vitro and in vivo. These finding add to other recent preclinical studies demonstrating impressive anti-tumor activity of mithramycin in epithelial malignancies and sarcomas that frequently metastasize to the thorax.

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PIT: Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Purpose: The PIT (Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts) trial will determine whether or not PIT radiotherapy is effective in preventing or delaying the onset of chest nodules in patients with Mesothelioma.

Arm: Experimental: PIT Arm
Radiation: Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts (PIT)
21 Gy in 3 fractions
Other Name: Radiation
Arm: No Intervention: No PIT Arm

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SS1(dsFV)PE38 Plus Pemetrexed and Cisplatin to Treat Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma


Standard therapy for mesothelioma is a combination of the drugs pemetrexed and cisplatin. However, the benefits of this treatment are limited, and in most treated patients the disease continues to worsen.
SS1(dsFV)PE38 is a genetically engineered drug. It contains an antibody that binds to a certain protein on mesothelioma cells and a toxin (type of poison) made from a product of a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is hoped that the antibody will attach to the cancer cells, allowing the toxin to enter and kill the cells.
To find out if SS1(dsFV)PE38, together with pemetrexed and cisplatin is safe and tolerable in patients with mesothelioma.
To determine the maximum tolerated dose of SS1(dsFV)PE38 (the highest dose that does not cause unacceptable side effects).
To see if SS1(dsFV)PE38 given with pemetrexed and cisplatin has any effect on patients’ tumors.
To learn how the body breaks down SS1(dsFV)PE38.
Patients 18 years of age and older with epithelial pleural mesothelioma whose disease cannot be cured with surgery, and have not had prior treatment with chemotherapy.
Treatment with pemetrexed, cisplatin and SS1(dsFV)PE38 in two 21-day cycles as follows:
  • Day 1 – Intravenous (through a vein) infusions of pemetrexed and cisplatin.
  • Days 1 and 2 – Intravenous solution to prevent dehydration that might occur with SS1(dsFV)PE38.
  • Days 1, 3 and 5 – Intravenous infusion of SS1(dsFV)PE38. Small groups (3 to 6) of patients are given SS1(dsFV)PE38 at a certain dose level. If the first group experiences no significant side effects, the next group a higher dose. This continues in succeeding groups until the maximum tolerated study dose (highest dose that patients can be given safely) is determined.
Continuing standard treatment with additional cycles of pemetrexed and cisplatin.
Evaluations during the treatment period:
  • Physical examination, including vital signs and body weight checks, and pregnancy test for women who can become pregnant.
  • Questions about medications and side effects.
  • Blood and urine tests.
  • Disease evaluation with CT, chest X-ray, and possibly PET scans, lung function tests, pulse oximetry, performance of daily activities and quality-of-life questionnaires.
Post-treatment evaluations:
  • Clinic visits at months 1, 3, 6, 12, 15, 18 and 21 for physical examination and disease assessment.
  • End-of-study visit for bl…

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