Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab +/- Zanidatamab in HER2 Postive Advanced Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

Canadian Cancer Trials Group (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Industry)

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This study is being done to answer the following question:

Can the chance of gastroesophageal cancer growing or spreading be lowered by adding a drug called zanidatamab to the usual combination of drugs?

We are doing this study because we want to find out if this approach is better or worse than the usual approach for this type of cancer. The usual approach is defined as care most people get for gastroesophageal cancer

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
Phase 2

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to compare the usual approach alone to using zanidatamab plus the usual approach. The addition of zanidatamab to the usual approach could shrink cancer. But, it could also cause side effects.

This study will help the study doctors find out if this different approach is better than the usual approach. To decide if it is better, the study doctors will be looking to see if adding zanidatamab to the usual approach reduces the risk of cancer getting worse by at least 37% compared to the usual approach.

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
168 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
A Randomized Phase II Study of Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab +/- Zanidatamab in HER2 Positive Advanced Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Oct 16, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Dec 31, 2025
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Jun 30, 2026

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Active Comparator: Paclitaxel and Ramucriumab

Drug: Paclitaxel
80 mg/m²

Drug: Ramucirumab
8 mg/kg

Experimental: Zanidatamab + Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab

Drug: Paclitaxel
80 mg/m²

Drug: Ramucirumab
8 mg/kg

Drug: Zanidatamab
Dose and schedule to be assigned at enrollment

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Progression-free survival [36 months]

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Overall survival [36 months]

  2. Objective response rate [36 months]

  3. Number and severity of adverse events [36 months]

  4. Quality of Life utilizing the EORTC QLQ C30 [36 months]

  5. Quality of Life utilizing the EORTC QLQ-OES18 [36 months]

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Participants must have histologically or pathologically confirmed gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (stomach, gastroesophageal junction or esophagus) that is unresectable or metastatic and which must be HER2 positive as confirmed by central testing using FDA-approved HER2 assay. HER2 positive is defined as IHC 3+, or IHC 2+ and FISH positive.

  • Participants must have received and failed at least one prior trastuzumab-containing regimen in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for treatment of locally advanced or metastatic disease. Failure is defined as demonstrated objective disease progression (radiologic) on the most recently administered HER2 targeting agent.

  • Participants must have presence of measurable or evaluable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (RECIST 1.1).

  • Participants must be considered a suitable candidate for, and able to receive chemotherapy for advanced disease with paclitaxel and ramucirumab.

  • Participants must consent to the provision of samples of blood, serum and plasma in order that the specific correlative marker assays may be conducted.

  • Participants must consent to provision of, and investigator(s) must confirm access to a representative formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) block of tumour tissue/ or a predetermined number of freshly cut slides of representative tumour tissue of adequate amount and quality in order that the central HER2 testing may be done

  • Participants must be ≥ 18 years of age.

  • Participants must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1

  • Participants must have a life expectancy of at least 12 weeks at the time of study entry

  • Imaging investigations including CT/MRI of chest/abdomen/pelvis or other scans as necessary to document all sites of disease must be done within 28 days prior to randomization

  • Participants must have adequate cardiac function by ECHO or MUGA defined as EF ≥ 50%. This is to be performed within 4 weeks (preferred) but no more than 8 weeks prior to randomization

  • Participants must have adequate normal organ and marrow function

  • Participant is able (i.e. sufficiently fluent) and willing to complete the quality of life and/or health utility questionnaires in either English or French

  • Participant consent must be appropriately obtained in accordance with applicable local and regulatory requirements.

  • Participant must be accessible for treatment and follow-up. Investigators must assure themselves the participants enrolled on this trial will be available for complete documentation of the treatment, adverse events, and follow-up.

  • In accordance with CCTG policy, protocol treatment is to begin within 2 working days of participant enrollment

  • Participants of childbearing potential must have agreed to use a highly effective contraceptive method for the entire period of study treatment and for at least 7 months after discontinuing study therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Participants with a history of other malignancies except: adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, curatively treated in-situ cancer of the cervix, or other solid tumours curatively treated with no evidence of disease for ≥ 5 years. Patients with a history of other malignancies detected at an early stage and whom the investigator believes have been curatively treated and are at a low risk of recurrence MAY be eligible

  • Participants receiving therapy in a concurrent clinical study. Patients must agree not to participate in other clinical studies during their participation in this trial while on study treatment

  • Participants with active or uncontrolled intercurrent illness

  • Participants with human immunodeficiency virus infection (positive HIV 1/2 antibodies), active hepatitis B infection (positive HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)) or positive for hepatitis C (HCV) antibody may be considered for enrollment, if infection is adequately controlled in the opinion of the investigator.

  • Any active disease condition which would render the protocol treatment dangerous or impair the ability of the patient to receive protocol therapy

  • Any condition (e.g. psychological, geographical, etc.) that does not permit compliance with the protocol

  • Any unresolved toxicity (CTCAE grade 2 or greater) from previous anti-cancer therapy which in the opinion of the investigator puts the participant at higher than expected risk during protocol treatment. However, participants with irreversible toxicity that is not reasonably expected to be exacerbated by the investigational products in the Investigator's opinion may be included.

Contacts and Locations


No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Canadian Cancer Trials Group
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals


  • Study Chair: Elena Elimova, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto ON Canada

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Canadian Cancer Trials Group Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • GA4
First Posted:
Sep 21, 2023
Last Update Posted:
Sep 21, 2023
Last Verified:
Sep 1, 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Sep 21, 2023