Phase III randomized trial of cetuximab (CET) plus either brivanib alaninate (BRIV) or placebo in patients (pts) with metastatic (MET) chemotherapy refractory K-RAS wild-type (WT) colorectal carcinoma (CRC): The NCIC Clinical Trials Group and AGITG CO.20 trial.

Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
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General Poster Session C: Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
Oral Abstract Session: Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
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J Clin Oncol 30, 2012 (suppl 4; abstr 386)
Lillian L. Siu, Jeremy D. Shapiro, Derek J. Jonker, Christos Stelios Karapetis, John Raymond Zalcberg, John Simes, Felix Couture, Malcolm J. Moore, Timothy Jay Price, Jehan Siddiqui, Louise M. Nott, Danielle Charpentier, Winston S. Liauw, Michael B. Sawyer, Michael Jefford, Nadine M Magoski, Andrew Mark Haydon, Ian B. Walters, Dongsheng Tu, Christopher J. O'Callaghan, NCIC Clinical Trials Group and AGITG; Princess Margaret Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Cabrini Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; CHUQ-Pavillon Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, St. John's, NF, Canada; Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia; Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; St. George Hospital and University of New South Wales, Kogarah, Australia; Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; NCIC Clinical Trials Group, Kingston, ON, Canada; Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT

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Background: The anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody CET has improved survival in pts with MET, chemotherapy refractory, K-RAS wild type (WT) CRC. The addition of BRIV, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial and fibroblast growth factor receptors (VEGFR/FGFR), to CET has shown encouraging activity in an early phase clinical trial. Methods: Pts with MET CRC previously treated with combination chemotherapy were randomized 1:1 to receive CET 400 mg/m2 IV loading dose followed by weekly maintenance of 250 mg/m2 plus either BRIV 800 mg PO daily (Arm A) or placebo (Arm B). Pts may have had 1 prior anti-VEGF, but no prior anti-EGFR therapy. The trial was amended shortly after opening to enrol K-RAS WT pts. Primary endpoint was overall survival (OS). Results: From 02/2008 to 02/2011, 750 pts were randomized (376 in Arm A and 374 in Arm B). Demographics: median age=64 (range 27-88); male=64%; ECOG 0:1:2 (%)=32:58:10; >3 prior chemotherapy regimens=92%; prior anti-VEGF therapy=41%; K-RAS WT=97%. Median OS in the intent-to-treat population was 8.8 months in Arm A and 8.1 months in Arm B, hazard ratio (HR)=0.88; 95% CI=0.74 to 1.03; p=0.12. Median progression-free survival (PFS) was 5.0 months in Arm A and 3.4 months in Arm B, HR=0.72; 95% CI=0.62 to 0.84; p<0.0001. Both partial responses (13.6% vs 7.2%, p=0.004) and stable disease (50% vs 44%) were higher in Arm A. Incidence of any ≥grade 3 adverse event (AE) was 78% in Arm A and 53% in Arm B. Most frequent ≥grade 3 AEs were fatigue (25%), hypertension (11%) and rash (10%) in Arm A, vs fatigue (11%), rash (5%) and dyspnea (5%) in Arm B. Time to deterioration of physical function was shorter and global quality of life scores were lower in Arm A vs Arm B. Pts received ≥90% dose intensity of CET=57% in Arm A vs 83% in Arm B; of BRIV/placebo=48% in Arm A vs 87% in Arm B. Conclusions: Despite positive effects on PFS and objective response, the combination of CET+BRIV did not significantly improve OS in pts with MET, chemotherapy refractory, K-RAS WT CRC. AEs were consistent with those reported for each drug given as monotherapy.