Phase II Trial of Talazoparib in BRCA1/2 Wild-type HER2-negative Breast Cancer and Other Solid Tumors

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02401347


The aim of this single-arm phase 2 clinical trial is to evaluate the anti-cancer activity of Talazoparib (also known as BMN 673) in patients with advanced breast cancer with specific genetic or tumor genomic alterations. Patients with either triple-negative or HER2-negative breast cancer are eligible.

Official Title

A Phase II Clinical Trial of the PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Wild Type Patients With Advanced Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Homologous Recombination Deficiency or Advanced HER2 Negative Breast Cancer or Other Solid Tumors With a Mutation in Homologous Recombination Pathway Genes

Stanford Investigator(s)

Melinda L. Telli, M.D.
Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Oncology)



   - No deleterious germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation based on full sequencing and
   comprehensive rearrangement testing at an external reference laboratory; patients with
   variants of unknown significance will be eligible

   - Measurable disease per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) version

   - Must have progressed on at least 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for the treatment of
   advanced breast cancer; there is no upper limit on the number of prior therapies

   - If prior platinum agent (eg, carboplatin or cisplatin) has been administered, no
   evidence of progression, or within 8 weeks of stopping platinum treatment

   - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2

   - Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 x
   upper limit of normal (ULN); if liver function abnormalities are due to hepatic
   metastasis, then AST and ALT ≤ 5 x ULN

   - Total serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (≤ 3 x ULN for Gilbert's syndrome)

   - Calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min or serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL

   - Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL with last transfusion at least 14 days before day 1 of study

   - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500/mm^3

   - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3

   - Able to take oral medications

   - Willing and able to provide written, signed informed consent after the nature of the
   study has been explained, and prior to any research-related procedures

   - Sexually active patients of childbearing potential must be willing to use an
   acceptable method of contraception such as an intrauterine device or double barrier
   contraception during treatment and for 30 days after the last dose of study drug

   - Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at
   screening and be willing to have additional serum pregnancy tests during the study;
   females considered not of childbearing potential include those who have been in
   menopause at least 2 years, or had tubal ligation at least 1 year prior to screening,
   or who have had total hysterectomy

   - Willing and able to comply with all study procedures


      - Histologically-confirmed metastatic or recurrent triple-negative breast cancer
      (defined as estrogen receptor ≤ 5%, progesterone receptor ≤ 5%, HER2-negative via
      immunohistochemistry [IHC] or fluorescent in situ hybridization [FISH])

      - An homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) score ≥ 42 on the HRD Assay as
      assessed on a tumor biopsy sample; in the case that obtaining an adequate
      metastatic tumor biopsy is not possible, we will assess the HRD score from the
      primary breast tumor


      - Histologically-confirmed metastatic or recurrent HER2-negative (via IHC or FISH)
      breast cancer or other histologically-confirmed metastatic solid tumor

      - Deleterious germline or somatic mutation implicated in the homologous
      recombination (HR) pathway, excluding BRCA1 or BRCA2, based on germline multiplex
      gene testing or direct tumor next generation DNA sequencing. Genes of interest
      include: PTEN, PALB2, CHEK2, ATM, NBN, BARD1, BRIP1, RAD50, Rad51c, Rad51d,
      HR-related genes at the discretion of the primary investigators.


   - Any patient with a deleterious mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2

   - Hormone receptor positive and/or HER2 positive breast cancer (Cohort A only)

   - HER2 positive breast cancer (Cohort B only)

   - Prior treatment with a PARP inhibitor

   - Non-measurable disease only

   - Pregnant or nursing patients

   - Any anti-cancer therapy within the past 21 days of the first day of treatment

   - Brain or central nervous system (CNS) metastases

      - Exception: Adequately treated brain metastases documented by baseline computed
      tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that have not progressed
      since previous scans and do not require corticosteroids (except prednisone ≤ 5
      mg/day or equivalent) for management of CNS symptoms. A repeated CT or MRI
      following the identification of CNS metastases (obtained at least 2 weeks after
      definitive therapy) must document adequately treated brain metastases

      - Subjects with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis are not permitted

   - Other malignancy that is either active or for which patient has received treatment in
   the last five years excluding non-melanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ of the

   - Radiation therapy in the last 14 days

   - Known to be human immunodeficiency virus positive

   - Known active hepatitis C virus

   - Known active hepatitis B virus

   - Use of any investigational product or investigational medical device within 28 days
   before day 1 of study drug

   - Major surgery requiring a prolonged hospitalization or recovery within 21 days before
   day 1 of study drug

   - Concurrent disease or condition that would interfere with study participation or
   safety, such as any of the following:

      - Active, clinically significant infection either grade > 2 by National Cancer
      Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version
      4.0 or requiring the use of parenteral anti-microbial agents within 7 days before
      day 1 of study drug

      - Clinically significant bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy, including known
      platelet function disorders

      - Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of BMN 673


drug: Talazoparib Tosylate

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Anastasia L Harper

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