Purpose: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of XL647 and determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of oral XL647 once-daily using intermittent or continuous dosing schedules.
Methods: Patients with advanced solid malignancies were enrolled in successive cohorts to receive escalating dose levels of oral once-daily XL647 using two different dosing schedules: 5 consecutive days of every 14-day cycle (study XL647-001) or continuously over 28-day cycles (study XL647-002). PK sampling was performed to determine Cmax, and AUC. Patients remained on study until progressive disease or unacceptable AEs.
Results: In XL647-001, 42 individuals were enrolled across 9 dose levels. The most frequently occurring drug-related AEs were diarrhea, nausea, rash, and fatigue. Expansion of the 4.68 mg/kg cohort to 6 patients occurred without further dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and this was considered the MTD. In XL647-002, 31 patients were enrolled across 5 dose levels. A DLT of grade 3 pneumonitis occurred in 1/6 patients at 300 mg, which was declared the MTD. The most common AEs included grade 1/2 rash, diarrhea, fatigue, dysgeusia, and QTc prolongation. Levels of pharmacodynamic plasma markers were not consistently changed after XL647 and no conclusions could be drawn with this limited data set.
Conclusions: For oral XL647, the MTD was 4.68 mg/kg or 350 mg fixed dose when administered once-daily for 5 consecutive days of every 14-day cycle and was 300 mg when administered once-daily continuously. XL647 was well tolerated at doses up to the MTD.
Keywords: Angiogenesis; EGFR; Kinase inhibitor; Tesevatinib; VEGFR; XL647.