inhibitor danusertib hydrochloride (PHA-739358) in breast (BC), ovarian (OC), pancreatic (PC), colorectal (CRC), small-cell (SCLC) and non-small-cell lung (NSCLC) cancers. METHODS: Consenting adult patients with good performance and organ function with advanced/metastatic tumours who had failed systemic therapy were treated in independent, disease-specific cohorts with danusertib 500 mg/m(2) given as 24-h i.v. infusion every 14 days with until progression or unacceptable toxicity. A two-stage design was applied. Primary end point was the progression-free rate (PFR) at 4 months (RECIST1.1). RESULTS: A total of 223 patients were enrolled with 219 actively treated. The median relative dose intensity of danusertib was similar for all tumour types (84.6%-99.6%). The median number of biweekly treatment cycles ranged from 3 to 4/patient (maximum 5-40 cycles/entity) and the median treatment duration varied between 7.6 and 10.0 weeks per histotype. Danusertib did not meet pre-specified protocol criteria for clinically relevant activity in any of the treated cancers. The PFR at 4 months was 18.4% in BC, 12.1% in OC, 10.0% in PC, 10.4% in NSCLC (all histotypes), 16.1% in squamous NSCLC and 0% in SCLC and CRC. Some radiological and/or biochemical indication of antitumor activity was seen in BC, OC, PC and NSCLC, including two confirmed partial responses. The most frequent drug-related non-laboratory adverse events (AEs) were fatigue/asthenia, nausea, diarrhoea, anorexia, vomiting, alopecia, constipation and pyrexia. Common laboratory AEs included haematological toxicity, hypalbuminaemia and increases in liver enzymes. Treatment was discontinued due to AEs in only 5.5% of patients. Plasma concentrations of danusertib were in line with results from earlier studies. CONCLUSION: Single-agent danusertib did show only marginal anti-tumour activity in common solid tumours after failure of prior systemic therapies. The safety and PK profile was consistent with previous experience.
- Aurora kinase danusertib
- multi-tumor study