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Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
This will be a multi-center, proof of concept phase 0 study to assess the suppression of p-AKT in Vestibular Schwannoma (VS) and meningiomas by AR-42 in adult patients undergoing tumor resection. AR-42 is a small molecule which crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB) in rodents, but the investigators are not certain yet if it will penetrate human VS. Meningiomas are outside the BBB, but seem to be unusually resistant to all current medical treatments. The primary endpoint of the bioactivity of suppression of p-AKT by AR-42 was selected as drug activity seems more informative than bioavailability. Our preclinical data and others have shown dose dependent suppression of p-AKT by AR-42 in both VS and meningiomas.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Collaborator: Johns Hopkins University
- Drug: AR-42
Early Phase 1
- Patients with vestibular schwannoma and/or meningioma diagnosed by MRI where surgical
resection has been selected as treatment.
- Patients diagnosed with NF2 must meet Manchester Criteria.
- Age > 18 years of age
- Prior biologic therapy, chemotherapy, surgery or radiation is permitted.
- At the time of screening, the patient must have normal organ and marrow function.
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group/World Health Organization (ECOG/WHO) performance
status of 0-1.
- Patients must be able to swallow capsules.
- Patients or their legal representatives must be able to read, understand and provide
informed consent to participate in the trial.
- Tumor type will be confirmed by a neuropathologist.
- Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy
test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL prior to starting AR-42.
- The patient must be willing to comply with fertility requirements
- Pregnant women are excluded from this study because the potential for teratogenic or
abortifacient effects of AR-42 are not known. Because there is an unknown but
potential risk for AEs in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with
AR-42, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with AR-42.
- Pediatric patients are excluded from the phase 0 study as the effects of AR-42 are not
known on children and there is no potential direct benefit to them.
- Patients with malabsorption or any other condition that in the opinion of the
principal investigator could cause difficulty in absorption of drug.
- Patients requiring chronic corticosteroids (dose equivalent > 20mg prednisolone).
- Concurrent use of complementary or alternative medicines that in the opinion of the
principal investigator would confound the interpretation of toxicities and/or
antitumor activity of the study drug.
- Patients with a "currently active" second malignancy that, in the opinion of the
principal investigator, will interfere with patient participation, increase patient
risk, or confound data interpretation.
- Patients with a mean QTcB > 450 msec in males and > 470 msec in females.
- Patients with long QT syndrome.
- Patients who are being treated for an active infection.
- Patients receiving the following concomitant medications:
- Any other anti-neoplastic chemotherapy or biologic therapy during the study
- Concomitant radiotherapy
- Concomitant HDAC inhibitors (e.g. valproic acid) as class-specific adverse
reactions may be additive
- Use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factors including G-CSF, pegylated G-CSF or
GM-CSF should follow ASCO guidelines for patients receiving anti-cancer therapy.
- Drugs associated with QT/QTc prolongation (see Appendix A)
- Patients who are receiving concurrent anti-neoplastic therapy.
- Any other medical condition, including mental illness or substance abuse, deemed by
the principal investigator to likely interfere with a patient's ability to sign
informed consent, cooperate and participate in the study, or interfere with the
interpretation of the results.
- Patients with significant cardiovascular disease, including a myocardial infarction or
unstable angina within 6 months or unstable cardiac arrhythmias are not eligible for
- Known HIV infection, as their immunosuppressive conditions may complicate potential
pancytopenias seen with HDAC inhibitors and complicate evaluation of drug effect.
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study