Treating Patients With Melanoma and ALK Alterations With Ensartinib

Conditions:Skin Cancer
Therapuetic Areas:Oncology
Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:January 10, 2018
End Date:January 2020
Contact:Alexander Shoushtari, MD

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A Phase 2 Study of the ALK Inhibitor Ensartinib for Patients With Melanomas Harboring ALK Alterations or Aberrant ALK Expression

The purpose of this study is to test the effects of the study drug, ensartinib, on the
patient and the cancer. Ensartinib is a new, investigational type of treatment for melanoma
with a particular type of abnormality.

Inclusion Criteria:

For Screening Phase:

- Patients ≥18 years of age

- Histologically confirmed advanced malignant melanoma, regardless of subtype

For Treatment Phase, as above and in addition:

- Progression following PD-1 based checkpoint inhibitor therapy, with or without
ipilimumab. Tumors harboring BRAF V600 alterations must also have received prior
therapy with BRAF inhibitors (with or without a MEK inhibitor). Patients with uveal
melanoma are exempt from PD-1 based progression since there is no accepted standard
frontline therapy.

- Tumors must harbor an alteration in ALK using a CLIA-certified laboratory, including,
but not limited to, ALKATI, ALK fusions, or ALK mutations.

- Disease must be measurable according to RECIST 1.1. Disease that has undergone local
therapy in the past 30 days is not considered measurable unless the investigator has
documented progression despite the local therapy.

° If a patient has consented to the pre-screening portion, has been determined to have
ALK alterations, but has no measurable disease, the trial may be favored later, and
the patient should be consented (or re-consented) to the treatment portion of the
trial at the discretion of the investigator.

- Asymptomatic untreated brain metastases are allowed. Symptomatic metastases that have
undergone local therapy with RT or surgery and have not required an increase in
steroid dose in prior 2 weeks are allowed. Disease that has undergone local therapy is
not considered measurable.

- Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status
(PS) of 0-2

- Acceptable liver, renal, and hematological function:

- total bilirubin ≤1.5x upper limit of normal (ULN); patients with Gilbert's
Syndrome must have bilirubin ≤3x ULN

- Aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT) ≤3
x ULN (≤5x if liver metastases are present)

- Estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) ≥ 30 mL/min using a cancer-specific
GFR Model; the calculator found at:

- Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL

- Neutrophils ≥1.5 x 10^9/L

- Platelets ≥100 x 10^9/L

- Prothrombin time, international normalized ratio [INR], and/or activated partial
thromboplastin time within ≤1.5 x ULN

- Prothrombin time, international normalized ratio [INR], and/or activated partial
thromboplastin time within ≤1.5 x ULN

Exclusion Criteria:

For Screening Phase:

- Any prior ALK inhibition.

For Treatment Phase, as above and in addition:

Prior therapy with immune-activating agents within less than 1 cycle length prior to first
day of study treatment (e.g. 3 weeks for ipilimumab or pembrolizumab; 2 weeks for

- Prior therapy with BRAF/MEK agents within 3 weeks prior to first day of study

- Any other systemic or regional anticancer therapy (cytotoxic chemotherapy,
embolization) within 3 weeks or 1 cycle length, whichever is shorter, prior to first
day of study treatment

- Prior RT or clinically relevant major surgery (e.g. craniotomy, metastasectomy) within
2 weeks prior to first day of study treatment.

- Any other active malignancy other than melanoma that, in the opinion of the
investigator, would interfere with study participation.

- Receipt of any other systemic anticancer therapy except for hormonal therapy for a
hormonally sensitive (e.g. breast or prostate) cancer.

- Receipt of strong CYP3A inhibitors or inducers per Appendix A.

- Clinically significant cardiovascular disease, including:

- QTc interval by Bazett's formula >480 ms

- Symptomatic bradycardia <45 beats per minute

- Other clinically significant ECG abnormalities (e.g. bundle branch block) may be
eligible after discussion with the Principal Investigator

- Clinically uncontrolled hypertension in the investigator's opinion.

- The following within 6 months prior to Cycle 1 Day 1:

- Congestive heart failure (New York Heart Class III or IV).

- Cardiomyopathy.

- o Arrhythmia or conduction abnormality requiring medication. Note: patients with
atrial fibrillation/flutter adequately controlled by medication in the opinion of
the treating physician and arrhythmias controlled by pacemakers are eligible.

- Severe/unstable angina, coronary artery/peripheral bypass graft, or myocardial

- Cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemia.

- Any serious, active infection at the time of treatment such as bacteremia

- Interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis that is symptomatic or may interfere with the
detection or management of suspected drug-related pulmonary toxicity. Patients with
prior pneumonitis that has resolved are eligible.

- Patients must not be pregnant or breast feeding, or unable or unwilling to use proper
contraception during the study and up to 3 months following study completion.
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