To determine the safety and tolerability of galunisertib when combined with Stereotactic Body
Radiotherapy (SBRT) (hypofractionated radiation).
Drug: Galunisertib 150mg by mouth twice a day
Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT02906397
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years and older
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Patients must have histologically confirmed hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that is
inoperable (where surgery is not indicated due to disease extension, co-morbidities or
other technical reasons)
≥18 years of age and ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written
informed consent document. A legally authorized representative signature in the event
that the subject is not able to sign themselves is permitted.
Patients must have either not been eligible for sorafenib therapy, have failed
sorafenib therapy, have discontinued sorafenib therapy due to intolerable toxicity or
have refused sorafenib
ECOG performance status ≤2
Childs Pugh score of ≤7
Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
Must be able to swallow tablets
Must be willing to comply with protocol procedures (including completion of diaries
and outcome measures)
Local or loco-regional therapy (ie surgery, radiation therapy, hepatic arterial
embolization, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous ethanol
injection or cryoablation) must have been completed ≥4 weeks prior to enrollment
Must be willing to undergo a pretreatment biopsy
A history of prior radiotherapy is permitted, as long as the prior radiated site is
not overlapping with the site of planned SBRT
Measurable disease as defined by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors
(RECIST) version 1.1
An index lesion measuring between 1cm-10cm that is amenable to hypofractionated
radiation therapy at the discretion of the treating radiation oncologist
Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test performed at
Subjects must use an approved contraceptive method (for example, intrauterine device,
birth control pills or barrier device) which has an expected failure rate of <1%, if
appropriate for at least 3 months after the last dose of galunisertib.
Patients who are HIV-positive are eligible if:
CD4+ cell count is greater or equal to 250cells/mm3.
If patient is on retroviral therapy, there must be minimal interactions or
overlapping toxicity of the antiretroviral therapy with the experimental cancer
No history of non-malignancy AIDS defining conditions other than low CD4+ count.
Probable long-term survival with HIV if cancer were not present.
Must have adequate organ and hematopoietic function as defined below:
Laboratory Test Required Value Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 x 10^9/L Platelet count ≥100
x 10^9/L Hemoglobin ≥9.0 x 10^9/L Alanine transaminase ≤2.5 x ULN Aspartate
aminotransferase ≤2.5 x ULN Serum creatinine or CrCl ≤2.0 x ULN Total Bilirubin ≤1.5 x ULN
Any history of a serious medical or psychiatric condition that would prevent the
patient from signing the informed consent form
Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Use of any other chemotherapy, radiotherapy or experimental drug within 4 weeks prior
to first study treatment date
A history of radiotherapy that, in the opinion of the investigator, would render SBRT
unsafe to administer
Those who have not recovered from adverse events ≤ grade 1 secondary to therapy
administered >4 weeks prior to first study treatment date, with the exception of
stable grade 2 neuropathy
Subjects may not receive concomitant anticancer agents. Antiviral agents aimed at
treating infectious hepatitis are permitted
History of or suspected hypersensitivity to radiation or to galunisertib
Subjects with a history of or evidence of cardiac disease during screening, defined as
any one of the following: myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study entry,
unstable angina pectoris, New York Heart Association Class III/IV congestive heart
failure, uncontrolled hypertension.
Subjects with a documented major ECG abnormalities (not responding to medical
treatments) or not clinically stable for at least 6 months.
Subjects with major abnormalities documented by ECHO with Doppler (for example,
moderate or severe heart valve function defect) that is not stable for at least 6
months.. Note: Left ventricular [LV] ejection fraction <50% is allowed only if
clinically stable for at least 6 months (evaluation based on the institutional lower
limit of normal).
Subjects with a predisposition toward developing aneurysms of the ascending aorta or
aortic stress including a family history of aneurysms, Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos
Type IV, bicuspid aortic valve or evidence of damage to the large vessels of the heart
documented by previously obtained or screening CT scan/MRI
Subjects with uncontrolled brain metastases. Subjects with brain metastases must have
stable neurological status following local therapy (surgery or radiation) for at least
weeks prior to first study treatment and must be off steroids
Any concurrent condition requiring the continued or anticipated use of systemic
steroids beyond physiologic replacement dosing (excluding non-systemic inhaled,
topical skin and/or eye drop-containing corticosteroids) or immunosuppressive therapy
(excludes low-dose methotrexate). All other systemic corticosteroids above physiologic
replacement dosing must be discontinued at least 4 weeks prior to first study
Active drug or alcohol use or dependence as documented in the chart that, in the
opinion of the investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements
A second primary malignancy that, in the judgment of the investigator, may affect the
interpretation of results
Prior malignancies. Patients with carcinoma in-situ of any origin and patients with
prior malignancies who are in remission and whose likelihood of recurrence is very low
(such as basal cell carcinoma) as judged by the Lilly clinical research physician
(CRP), are eligible.
Any illness or condition that in the opinion of the investigator may affect the safety
of the subject or the evaluation of any study endpoint
Any other conditions judged by the investigator that would limit the evaluation of the
All locations for NCT02906397
United States (1)
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02906397. The sponsor of the trial is University of Pennsylvania and it is looking for 15 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title: A Pilot Study of Galunisertib (LY2157299) Plus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
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