ARTICLE ABSTRACTTo determine a recommended dose of liposomal eribulin (E7389-LF) in combination with nivolumab in patients with advanced solid tumors, and to evaluate the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and biomarker impact of this regimen.
Japanese patients with advanced, nonresectable, or recurrent solid tumors and no existing alternative standard/effective therapy (except nivolumab monotherapy) were assigned to either E7389-LF 1.7 mg/m2 plus nivolumab 360 mg every 3 weeks, E7389-LF 2.1 mg/m2 plus nivolumab 360 mg every 3 weeks, E7389-LF 1.1 mg/m2 plus nivolumab 240 mg every 2 weeks, or E7389-LF 1.4 mg/m2 plus nivolumab 240 mg every 2 weeks. Primary objectives were to evaluate the safety/tolerability of each dose cohort and to determine the recommended phase II dose (RP2D). Secondary/exploratory objectives, including safety [dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) and adverse events (AE)], pharmacokinetics, efficacy [including objective response rate (ORR)], and biomarker results were used in determining the RP2D.
Twenty-five patients were enrolled to treatment [E7389-LF 1.7 mg/mg2 every 3 weeks (n = 6), E7389-LF 2.1 mg/m2 every 3 weeks (n = 6), E7389-LF 1.1 mg/m2 every 2 weeks (n = 7), E7389-LF 1.4 mg/m2 every 2 weeks (n = 6)]. Twenty-four patients were evaluated for DLTs, of whom 3 had DLTs (1 at E7389-LF 1.7 mg/m2 every 3 weeks, 1 at 1.1 mg/m2 every 2 weeks, and 1 at 1.4 mg/m2 every 2 weeks). All patients had ≥1 treatment-related treatment-emergent AE (TEAE); 68.0% had ≥1 grade 3–4 treatment-related TEAE. Changes in vasculature and IFN-related biomarkers were seen in each cohort. The overall ORR was 16%.
E7389-LF plus nivolumab was tolerable overall; the recommended dose for future study was 2.1 mg/m2 plus nivolumab 360 mg every 3 weeks.
This phase Ib part of a phase Ib/II study assessed the tolerability and activity of a liposomal formulation of eribulin (E7389-LF) plus nivolumab in 25 patients with advanced solid tumors. The combination was tolerable overall; 4 patients had a partial response. Vasculature and immune-related biomarker levels increased, suggesting vascular remodeling.