883PD - Preliminary results of ARIEL2, a phase 2 open-label study to identify ovarian cancer patients likely to respond to rucaparib

Date 28 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Gynaecological cancers
Topics Anticancer Agents
Ovarian Cancer
Translational Research
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Biological Therapy
Presenter Iain McNeish
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv305-iv326. 10.1093/annonc/mdu338
Authors I. McNeish1, R.L. Coleman2, A.M. Oza3, G.E. Konecny4, D. O'Malley5, G. Kichenadasse6, C. Scott7, A. Oaknin8, A. Floquet9, D. Park10, J. Brenton11, K. Lin12, S. Shetty12, M. Raponi13, J. Isaacson12, L. Rolfe14, H. Giordano15, A. Allen12, E. Swisher16
  • 1Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, University of Glasgow, G611QH - Glasgow/GB
  • 2Department Of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 77030 - Houston/US
  • 3Dept. Of Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital, CA-M5G 2M9 - Toronto/CA
  • 4Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology & Oncology, UCLA Westwood Oncology Hematology, 90095 - Los Angeles/US
  • 5Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 43210 - Columbus/US
  • 6Medical Oncology, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer-FCIC, 5042 - Bedford Park/AU
  • 7., Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville/AU
  • 8Medical Oncology, Vall d`Hebron University Hospital Institut d'Oncologia, Barcelona/ES
  • 9Oncologie, Institut Bergonié, Bordeaux/FR
  • 10St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, St Jude Heritage Medical Center, 92835 - Fullerton/US
  • 11Medical Oncology, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research InstituteAddenbrooke's Hospital, GB-CB2 0RE - Cambridge/GB
  • 12Clovis Oncology, Clovis Oncology, 94158 - San Francisco/US
  • 13Translational Medicine, Clovis Oncology, 94158 - San Francisco/US
  • 14Sheraton House, Clovis Oncology UK Ltd, CB30ax - Cambridge/GB
  • 15Clinical Science, Clovis Oncology, 94158 - San Francisco/US
  • 16Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 98109 - Seattle/US



PARP inhibitors (PARPi) such as oral rucaparib are thought to be effective in cancers with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD), best shown to date in patients (pts) with a germline BRCA1/2 mutation (gBRCAmut). The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) estimated ∼50% of pts with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (OC) have HRD tumors. Multiple mechanisms can lead to HRD, which in turn can lead to genomic loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Currently, the best molecular predictors of PARPi response (other than BRCA mutation) are not known and platinum-sensitivity, a surrogate predictive indicator for PARPi response, is inadequate. Molecular analysis of tumor tissue to assess BRCA mutations as well as genomic LOH, a phenotypic endpoint of HRD, could be a more inclusive method for selection of pts for PARPi therapy.


The primary objective of Phase 2 study ARIEL2 is to identify a molecular HRD signature associated with clinical benefit from rucaparib treatment. This signature will be prospectively applied to the final analysis of the “all-comer” Phase 3 randomized pivotal trial (ARIEL3). ARIEL2 is an ongoing single-arm, open-label biomarker study designed to refine the molecular HRD signature associated with rucaparib response. Eligible pts (n = 180) have relapsed, platinum-sensitive, high-grade OC and measurable disease. Tumor HRD status is assessed using Foundation Medicine's next generation sequencing platform with the current HRD algorithm, based on BRCA status and genomic LOH, developed using in vitro/in vivo and TCGA (and similar) bioinformatic data. PFS and response by RECIST will be correlated with tumor HRD status. Enrollment of gBRCAmut pts is limited to maximize non-gBRCAmut response predictors.


Preliminary efficacy data from ARIEL2 indicate RECIST responses in patients who are BRCA wild-type and have high tumor genomic LOH as well as in BRCAmut pts. Data for approximately 75 pts is anticipated to be available in late September.


Preliminary data indicate tumor genomic LOH as well as BRCA mutation analysis may predict OC pts likely to respond to rucaparib.


I. McNeish: Interactions with Clovis relevant to rucaparib. Advisory Boards for AZ and Roche within the past 2 years also; R. Coleman: Membership on Clovis advisory board and clinical trial funding from Sponsor (Clovis);

A.M. Oza: Clinical Trial Funding from Sponsor (Clovis) to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; D. O'Malley: Clinical trial support from Sponsor (Clovis) Participated in an advisory board for Sponsor (Clovis);

C. Scott: Corporate-Sponsored Research: Provision of drug and in-kind molecular analyses by Clovis Oncology of laboratory research not associated with these clinical trials Other Substantive Relationships: Clinical trial support for ARIEL2/3 at my site; A. Oaknin and A. Floquet: Clinical Trial support from Sponsor (Clovis); J. Brenton: Travel funding from Clovis Oncology for clinical trials meetings; K. Lin, S. Shetty, H. Giordano,, M. Raponi and L. Rolfe: Clovis Employment and Stock Ownership. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.