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Trial 3C-08-1

Phase I Clinical Trial with LBH589 and Infusional 5-FU/LV in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer who Failed 5-FU Based Chemotherapy.

Type: Treatment
Phase: Phase I
Status: Closed to Accrual with Ongoing Follow-up
Treatments: Chemotherapy: Systemic
Randomized: No
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Trial Leaders/Researchers:  Heinz Josef Lenz, M.D.
Other Trial Staff:  Ramona Lujan, R.N., Jiayi Jiang, D.M., Raluca Agafitei, Coordinator, Jennifer Berg, D.M.

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You may participate in this study if:
1Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced/metastatic colorectal cancer
2Measurable disease
3Must have received prior therapy (in any setting) with 5-FU, CPT-11, and oxaliplatin. Patients may have received prior erbitux and bevacizumab, but it is not required.
4Must have received at least one prior chemotherapy regimen for advanced disease
5Tumor must be accessible for core biopsy at the beginning of treatment and patients have a high intra-tumoral TS expression level prior to the beginning of treatment
6At least 18 years of age
7Life expectancy of >12 weeks
8ECOG performance status 0-2 (Karnofsky >50%)
9WBC = / > 3.0; AGC = / > 1.5; platelets = / > 100,000; Hgb = / > 9.0
10SGOT and SGPT < / = 2.5 x uln (< / = 5 x uln if transaminase elevation due to liver mets); bilirubin < / - 1.5 x uln
11Creatinine < / = 1.5 x uln or 24-hr CrCl = / > 50 ml/min
12Potassium = / > LLN; phosphorus = / > LLN; calcium = / > LLN; Mg = / > LLN; albumin = / > 3 gm/dl
13TSH and free T4 wnl (may be on thyroid hormone replacement)
14INR < / = 1.5 x uln unless receiving therapeutic anti-coagulation
15Baseline MUGA must demonstrate LVEF = / > LLN
16Clinically euthyroid. Patients are permitted to receive thyroid hormone supplements to treat underlying hypothyroidism.
17Eligibility of patients receiving any medications or substances known to affect or with the potential to affect the activity or pharmacokinetics of LBH589 will be determined following review by the PI.
18Signed an approved study-specific informed consent and HIPAA

You may not participate in this study if:
1Previously received other investigational agent within 28 days of study entry. Patients who have received chemotherapy, any investigational drug, or undergone major surgery <4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from side effects of such therapy.
2Planning to receive other anti-cancer therapy (cytotoxic, biologic, radiation, or hormonal other than for replacement) while on this study
3Known brain metastases
4History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to LBH589. These compounds include sodium butyrate, trichostatin A (TSA), trapoxin (TPX), MS-27-275 and depsipeptide.
5Severe and/or uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic CHF, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
6Pregnant or breastfeeding females. Female patients of reproductive potential must use two adequate barrier methods of contraception or must abstain from heterosexual activity throughout the study and for 30 days after the last dose of study medication. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days of the first administration of oral LBH589. Male patients whose sexual partners are WOCBP must use an adequate method of contraception for the duration of the study, and for 30 days after the last dose of study medication.
7History of another primary malignancy within 5 years other than curatively treated CIS of the cervix, or basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
8Unresolved diarrhea > Gr 1
9Acute infection requiring iv antibiotics, anti-viral or anti-fungal medications within 2 weeks prior to the start of study drugs
10Known positivity for HIV or hepatitis C; baseline testing for HIV and hepatitis C is not required.
11Impaired cardiac function including any one of the following: [a] Screening ECG with a QTc >450 msec; [b] congenital long QT syndrome; [c] History of sustained ventricular tachycardia; [d] Any history of ventricular fibrillation or torsades de pointes; [e] Bradycardia <50/min. Patients with a pacemaker and HR = / > 50/min are eligible. [f] MI or unstable angina within 6 mos of study entry; [g] CHF NYHA Class III or IV); [h] RBBB and left anterior hemiblock (bifasicular block).
12Prior cancer treatment with an HDAC inhibitor (e.g., vorinostat, Depsipeptide, MS-275, LAQ-824, PXD-101, and valproic acid)
13Uncontrolled HTN
14Concomitant use of drugs with a risk of causing torsades de pointes
15Any significant history of non-compliance to medical regimens
16Impairment of GI function or GI disease that may significantly alter absorption of oral panobinostat (e.g., ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, obstruction, or stomach and/or small bowel resection)
17Patients who will need valproic acid for any medical condition during the study or within 5 days prior to first LBH589

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