Study of Relacorilant in Combination With Pembrolizumab for Patients With Adrenocortical Carcinoma Which Produces Too Much Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT04373265


This study will investigate the safety and efficacy of Relacorilant in combination with Pembrolizumab for Patients with Adrenocortical Carcinoma which Produces Too Much Stress Hormone (Cortisol).

Official Title

A Phase 1b, Open-Label Study of Relacorilant in Combination With Pembrolizumab for Patients With Adrenocortical Carcinoma With Excess Glucocorticoid Production

Stanford Investigator(s)

Electron Kebebew, MD, FACS
Electron Kebebew, MD, FACS

Harry A. Oberhelman, Jr. and Mark L. Welton Professor

Julie Chen
Julie Chen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism


Inclusion Criteria:

* Histologically or cytologically confirmed ACC (advanced unresectable and/or metastatic)
* Measurable disease based upon RECIST v1.1 as determined by the Investigator.
* Documented GC excess (too much cortisol).
* For patients who have received mitotane within 3 months prior to screening, mitotane levels must be \<4 mg/L at screening.
* Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤2.
* Adequate organ and bone marrow function (determined through blood and urine tests)
* Negative pregnancy test for patients of childbearing potential at the Screening and every 6 weeks (+ or - 7 days) in female patients of childbearing potential.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to enrollment. If the participant underwent major surgery, they must have recovered adequately prior to starting study treatment.
* Have received and responded (complete response \[CR\] or partial response \[PR\]) to prior treatment with any prior checkpoint inhibitor or any other agents targeting T-cell stimulation pathways
* Taking a concomitant medication that is a strong Cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) inducer, or that is a substrate of CYP3A with a narrow therapeutic index
* Known untreated parenchymal brain metastasis or have uncontrolled central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Patients must not require steroids and must be neurologically stable without corticosteroids for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the study. Patients with neurologic symptoms must undergo a CT/MRI to rule out occult CNS metastases.
* Requirement for chronic systemic GC treatment, such as active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment (corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medication)
* Patients requiring inhaled glucocorticoids but have no other alternative treatment option if their condition deteriorates during the study.
* Clinically relevant toxicity from prior systemic cytotoxic therapies or radiotherapy that in the opinion of the Investigator has not resolved to NCI-CTCAE v5.0 Grade 1 or less prior to the first dose of relacorilant.
* Treated with the following prior to the first dose of relacorilant:

1. Any investigational product, systemic anticancer therapy, or radiation therapy within 21 days
2. Antibodies or anticancer vaccines within 60 days
3. Mifepristone or other GR antagonists within 5 half-lives of these medications
4. Adrenostatic medications within 5 half-lives of these medications
* History of severe hypersensitivity to another monoclonal antibody
* Other concurrent cancer or a history of another invasive malignancy within the last 3 years that has a likelihood of recurrence of \>30% within the next 5 years. Adequately treated basal and squamous skin cancers, ductal carcinoma in situ, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, non-muscle invasive urothelial cancer or other tumors curatively treated with no evidence of disease are permissible.
* Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or current chronic/active infection with hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus including: Chronic or active hepatitis B as diagnosed by serologic tests. In equivocal cases, hepatitis B or C polymerase chain reaction may be performed and must be negative for enrollment.
* Clinically significant uncontrolled condition(s) or a condition which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may confound the results of the trial or interfere with the patient's participation, including but not limited to:

1. Unstable angina pectoris, angioplasty, cardiac stenting, or myocardial infarction 3 months before study entry.
2. Active infection that requires parenteral antibiotics.
3. Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial.


drug: Relacorilant

drug: Pembrolizumab

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Patrick Yuan