Why are we doing this research?
Phase I component is a dose-escalation study. The Phase II component is to establish the safety of 1000mg BID given continuously.
The study will open with a safety cohort of 3 subjects who are considered skeletally-mature. The initial 3 subjects will be administered CX-4945 twice a day at the adult RP2D of 1000 mg BID or at its BSA adjusted equivalent; however, the dose will be given continuously. If there are not excessive toxicities in this cohort, the study will proceed following the Phase II design for subjects who are skeletally-mature.
Following the safety lead in, the Phase 1 component of this trial will be initiated. Skeletally-immature children with refractory or recurrent medulloblastoma of the SHH subgroup, will be administered CX-4945 twice a day on a continuous basis at a starting dose of 600mg/m2 BID which corresponds approximately to the BSA adjusted recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of 1000mg. The Phase 1 study will escalate doses to determine the maximum tolerated dose skeletally-immature children.
The surgical study will be initiated after the first 3 patients in the skeletally-mature cohort are treated for initial assessment of safety and did not experience excessive toxicity. Skeletally-mature subjects with recurrent or refractory SHH medulloblastoma will be eligible as soon the surgical study is initiated and will receive drug at 1000mg BID or its BSA adjusted equivalent depending upon age and BSA. Skeletally-immature subjects will only be eligible to enroll on the surgical trial once the MTD is defined in the Phase 1 component and will receive drug at the established MTD for this cohort.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up to 2 years.
PBTC-053: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Phase I/ II and Surgical Study of CX-4945 in Patients with Recurrent SHH Medulloblastoma