387P - Phase I dose of oral quisinostat, in combination with gemcitabine (G) and cisplatin (Cis) or paclitaxel (P) and carboplatin (Carbo) in patients (pt...

Date 10 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster display
Topics Clinical Research
Basic Scientific Principles
Presenter Mikhail Fedyanin
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 114-135. 10.1093/annonc/mdw368
Authors M. Fedyanin1, S. Tjulandin2, S. Cheporov3, V. Vladimirov4, V. Moiseenko5, S. Orlov6, G. Manikhas7, A. Cakana8, V. Azarova9, O. Karavaeva9, N. Vostokova9, S. Baranovskiy9
  • 1Clinical Pharmacology And Chemotherapy, Russian Oncology Research Center named after Blokhin N.N., 115478 - Moscow/RU
  • 2Clinical Pharmacology And Chemotherapy, N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, 115478 - Moscow/RU
  • 3Chemotherapy, State "Regional Clinical Oncology Hospital" health care institution of Yaroslavl region, 150054 - Yaroslavl/RU
  • 4Chemotherapy Outpatient Departament, Pyatigorsk Affiliate of Stavropol Regional Oncology Center, 357500 - Pyatigorsk/RU
  • 5Chemotherapy, GBUZ Saint-Petersburg clinical scientific and practical center special kinds of medical care (oncology), 197758 - Saint Petersburg/RU
  • 6Bioeq, LLC, 197342 - Saint Petersburg/RU
  • 7Department Of Gynaecological Oncology, Saint-Petersburg State Budget institution Healthcare Municipal Clinical Oncology Dispensary, 197022 - Saint Petersburg/RU
  • 8Janssen Pharmaceutica N.v., Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., HP12 4EG - High Wycombe/GB
  • 9Ipharma, LLC, 143026 - Moscow/RU



The mechanism of action of quisinostat (Q) includes protein acetylation, leading to re-activation of tumor suppressor genes and restoration of tumor sensitivity to chemotherapy


The primary endpoint was to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of Q. Secondary endpoints included safety, overall response rate, and pharmacokinetics parameters. Q was administered orally at escalated doses (8, 10 and 12 mg); 3 week cycle on Days 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. In the 1st arm NSCLC pts received Q with G (1000 mg/m2) on Day 7 and 14 and Cis (75 mg/m2) on Day 7 of each cycle, for 2nd line. If Q was deemed tolerable at 12 mg, another dosage cohort was to have been started: Q (12 mg) with G (1250 mg/m2) on Days 7 and 14 and Cis (75 mg/m2) on Day 7 of each cycle for 1st line NSCLC. In the 2nd arm pts received Q with P (175 mg/m2) and Carbo (AUC5) on Day 7 of each cycle, in 2nd or subsequent lines for pts with NSCLC or OC. Dose escalation was according to the “3 + 3” dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) algorithm. After definition of MTD, additional pts were to have been included


51 pts (QGCis – 28 pts, QPCarbo – 23 pts; NCSLC – 33 pts, OC – 18 pts) were enrolled: 49% male; median age = 59.6 (range 40-74) years. There were no DLTs. Q was tolerated to the maximum dose of 12 mg chosen for this study, and therefore there were MTD criteria never met; Q at 12 mg in combo was chosen and is dose recommended for Phase 2 development. The most common adverse events (AE) were neutropenia - 56% and 57%, thrombocytopenia - 39% and 75%, anemia - 35% and 64% for group of QPCarbo and QGCis, respectively. Any serious AE were revealed in 21.6% pts, Q related serious AE – in 13.7%, AE ¾ grades – in 64.7%, and 23.5% pts discontinued therapy due to AE. 46 pts were evaluable for response, with responses observed in 8 (17%): 8 PRs (NSCLC: 2/30 pts, 6.7%; OC: 6/16 pts, 37.5%). Most pts with OC with partial response had platinum resistance relapses


On successfully completing the trial, the recommended dose of Q for phase 2 study is 12 mg in combination with G 1250 mg/m2) and Cis (75 mg/m2) or P (175 mg/m2) and Carbo (AUC5). The combination QPCarbo showed activity in the treatment of pts with platinum resistant OC

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M. Fedyanin: consultant of NewVac. S. Orlov: Employment - BioEq, LLC. A. Cakana: Employment - Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. V. Azarova, O. Karavaeva, N. Vostokova: Employment - IPHARMA, LLC S. Baranovskiy: Employment – NewVac. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.