Infigratinib in Recurrent High-Grade Glioma Patients

Nader Sanai (Other)
Overall Status
Recruiting ID
Ivy Brain Tumor Center (Other), Barrow Neurological Institute (Other), QED Therapeutics (Other)
Anticipated Duration (Months)
Patients Per Site
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This trial is an open-label, multicenter, Phase 0 trial that will enroll up to 20 participants with recurrent high-grade glioma with FGFR1 K656E or FGFR3 K650E mutation or FGFR3-TACC3 translocation which are scheduled for resection. In the lead-in cohort, a total of 20 participants will be enrolled into the proposed phase 0 clinical trial. Participants will be administered infigratinib prior to surgical resection of their tumor.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
Early Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
20 participants
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
A Phase 0 Study of Infigratinib in Recurrent High-Grade Glioma Participants Scheduled for Resection to Evaluate Central Nervous System (CNS) Penetration With PK Triggered Expansion Cohort
Actual Study Start Date :
Jul 21, 2020
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Dec 31, 2022
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Jul 29, 2023

Arms and Interventions

Experimental: Arm 1

Phase 0: 125 mg of infigratinib administered orally for 7 days prior to surgical resection. Expansion Cohort: 125 mg of infigratinib administered orally for 21 days of a 28-day treatment cycles.

Drug: Infigratinib
The Phase 0 study will include treatment of recurrent high-grade glioma participants with 125 mg of infigratinib 7 days prior to surgical resection. Participants with tumors demonstrating PK-response will continue treatment with the same dose continuously for 21 days in 28-day cycles after surgery.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Phase 0: Concentration of infigratinib in enhancing and non-enhancing tumor tissue [Day 7 at 8 hours post dose]

    Phase 0: Tumor tissue will be collected approximately 8hrs after infigratinib administration on Day 7 to determine the concentration of infigratinib in the tumor tissue.

  2. Phase 0: Concentration of infigratinib in plasma (0-24H) [Day 7 at 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 24 hours post dose]

    Samples will be collected at 8 timepoints during 24 hours after infigratinib administration on Day 7.

  3. Phase 0: Concentration of infigratinib in CSF [Day 7 at 8 hours post dose]

    CSF will be collected at approximately 8hrs after infigratinib administration on Day 7 to determine the concentration of infigratinib in CSF.

  4. Expansion Cohort: 6-month Progression-free survival [6 months from the time of surgery]

    Expansion Cohort: 6-month Progression-free survival (PFS6) rate from time of surgery to date of recurrence

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Phase 0: PD Analysis [Intraoperatively]

    Phase 0: percentage of pERK+, MIB-1+ and Cleaved Caspase 3+ cells from the surgical tissue will be quantified and compared to baseline archival tissue.

  2. Number of Adverse Events [up to 30 days after the last study dose]

    Number of Adverse Events

  3. Incidence of drug-related toxicity [up to 30 days after the last study dose]

    Drug-related toxicity

  4. Incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events [up to 30 days after the last study dose]

    Treatment-emergent adverse events

  5. Number of Deaths [up to 60 months]

    Number and Incidence of Deaths

  6. Number of clinical laboratory abnormalities per CTCAE [up to 30 days after the last study dose]

    Clinical laboratory abnormalities per CTCAE

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. Prior resection of histologically diagnosed high-grade gliomas (III and IV) defined as participants who have progressed on or following standard (Stupp regimen) therapy, which included maximal surgical resection, temozolomide, and fractionated radiotherapy.

  2. Recurrence must be confirmed by diagnostic biopsy with local pathology review or contrast-enhanced MRI.

  3. Have measurable disease preoperatively, defined as at least 1 contrast-enhancing lesion, with 2 perpendicular measurements of at least 1 cm, as per RANO criteria.

  4. Sufficient archival tissue available to confirm eligibility.

  5. Archival tissue must demonstrate: FGFR1 K656E or FGFR3 K650E mutation or FGFR3-TACC3 translocation from NGS sequencing or IHC and RT-PCR.

  6. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document (personally or by the legally authorized representative, if applicable).

  7. Has voluntarily agreed to participate by giving written informed consent (personally or via legally authorized representative(s), and assent if applicable). Written informed consent for the protocol must be obtained prior to any screening procedures. If consent cannot be expressed in writing, it must be formally documented and witnessed, ideally via an independent trusted witness.

  8. Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plans, laboratory tests and other procedures.

  9. Age ≥18 at time of consent

  10. Have a performance status (PS) of ≤2 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology (Group (ECOG) scale (Oken et al. 1982)

  11. Ability to swallow oral medications.

  12. Has adequate bone marrow and organ function as defined by the following laboratory values (as assessed by the local laboratory for eligibility):

  13. Adequate bone marrow function:

  • absolute neutrophil count ≥1,000/mcL

  • Platelets (at time of surgery) ≥100,000/mcL

  • hemoglobin ≥8.0 g/dL Participants may receive erythrocyte transfusions to achieve this hemoglobin level at the discretion of the investigator.

  1. Adequate hepatic and renal function:
  • total bilirubin ≤1.5 X ULN Participants with Gilbert's syndrome with a total bilirubin ≤2.0 times ULN and direct bilirubin within normal limits are permitted.

  • AST(SGOT) ≤3 X institutional ULN

  • ALT(SGPT) ≤3 X institutional ULN

  • Calculated or measured creatinine clearance ≥45 mL/min

  1. Other Lab Values:
  • Amylase or lipase ≤2 X institutional ULN

  • calcium or phosphorus, or calcium-phosphorus product <55 mg2/dL2

  1. Inorganic phosphorus within normal limits

  2. Total corrected serum calcium within normal limits

  3. Confirmed negative serum pregnancy test (β-hCG) before starting study treatment or participant has had a hysterectomy.

  4. For females of reproductive potential: use of highly effective contraception for at least 1 month prior to screening and agreement to use such a method during study participation and for an additional 3 months after the end of treatment administration.

  5. For males of reproductive potential: use of condoms or other methods to ensure effective contraception with partner and for an additional 1 month after the end of treatment administration. A condom is required to be used also by vasectomized men as well as during intercourse with a male partner to prevent delivery of the drug via seminal fluid.

  6. Agreement to adhere to Lifestyle Considerations throughout study duration.

  7. Participants who received chemotherapy must have recovered (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] Grade ≤1) from the acute effects of chemotherapy except for residual alopecia or Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy prior to Day 1. A washout period of at least 21 days is required between last chemotherapy dose and Day 1 (provided the patient did not receive radiotherapy).

  8. Participants who received radiotherapy must have completed and fully recovered from the acute effects of radiotherapy. A washout period of at least 14 days is required between end of radiotherapy and Day 1.

Exclusion Criteria:
  1. Have a history of liver transplant.

  2. Have impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of oral infigratinib (e.g., ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, small bowel resection).

  3. Known active systemic bacterial infection (requiring intravenous [IV] antibiotics at time of initiating study treatment), fungal infection, or detectable viral infection (such as known human immunodeficiency virus positivity or with known active hepatitis B or C [for example, hepatitis B surface antigen positive]. Screening is not required for enrollment.

  4. Have a history and/or current evidence of extensive tissue calcification including, but not limited to, the soft tissue, kidneys, intestine, myocardium, vascular system, and lung with the exception of calcified lymph nodes, minor pulmonary parenchymal calcifications, and asymptomatic coronary calcification.

  5. Have current evidence of corneal or retinal disorder/keratopathy including, but not limited to, bullous/band keratopathy, inflammation or ulceration, keratoconjunctivitis confirmed by ophthalmic examination. Subjects with asymptomatic ophthalmic conditions assessed by the investigator to pose minimal risk for study participation may be enrolled in the study.

  6. Have current evidence of endocrine alterations of calcium/phosphate homeostasis, e.g., parathyroid disorders, history of parathyroidectomy, tumor lysis, tumoral calcinosis etc.

  7. Have had a recent (≤3 months prior to first dose of study drug) transient ischemic attack or stroke.

  8. CTCAE (v5.0) Grade ≥2 hearing loss.

  9. CTCAE (v5.0) Grade ≥2 neuropathy.

  10. Have clinically significant cardiac disease including any of the following:

  11. Known congestive heart failure requiring treatment (New York Heart Association Grade ≥2), LVEF <50% or local lower limit of normal as determined by MUGA scan or echocardiogram (ECHO), or uncontrolled hypertension (refer to the European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Hypertension guidelines [Williams et al 2018]).

  12. Presence of Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v5.0 Grade ≥2 ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, or conduction abnormality.

  13. Unstable angina pectoris or acute myocardial infarction ≤3 months prior to first dose of study drug.

  14. QTcF >470 msec (males and females). Note: If the QTcF is >470 msec in the first ECG, a total of 3 ECGs separated by at least 5 minutes should be performed. If the average of these 3 consecutive results for QTcF is ≤470 msec, the participant meets eligibility in this regard.

  15. Known history of congenital long QT syndrome.

  16. Has serious and/or uncontrolled preexisting medical condition(s) that, in the judgment of the investigator, would preclude participation in this study (for example, interstitial lung disease, severe dyspnea at rest or requiring oxygen therapy, severe renal impairment [e.g. estimated creatinine clearance <30ml/min], history of major surgical resection involving the stomach or small bowel, or preexisting Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or a preexisting chronic condition resulting in baseline Grade 2 or higher diarrhea).

  17. Prior therapy with any mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK) or FGFR inhibitor. Prior therapy is defined as a therapeutic dosing, as determined by the Investigator.

  18. Are currently receiving or are planning to receive during participation in this study, treatment with agents that are known strong inducers or inhibitors of CYP3A4 and medications which increase serum phosphorus and/or calcium concentration. Participants are not permitted to receive enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs, including carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, and primidone.

  19. Current use of coumarin-derived anticoagulant for treatment, prophylaxis or otherwise. Therapy with heparin, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or fondaparinux is allowed.

  20. Have any known hypersensitivity to gemcitabine, cisplatin, calcium-lowering agents, infigratinib, or their excipients.

  21. Treatment with another investigational drug or other intervention within 30 days prior to enrollment or within 5 half-lives of the investigational product, whichever is longer.

  22. Have consumed grapefruit, grapefruit juice, grapefruit hybrids, pomegranates, star fruits, pomelos, Seville oranges or products containing juice of these fruits within 7 days prior to first dose of study drug.

  23. Have used medications known to prolong the QT interval and/or are associated with a risk of Torsades de Pointes (TdP) 7 days prior to first dose of study drug.

  24. Have used amiodarone within 90 days prior to first dose of study drug.

Contacts and Locations


SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
1Chandler Regional Medical CenterChandlerArizonaUnited States85224
2St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixArizonaUnited States85013
3HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical CenterScottsdaleArizonaUnited States85251

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Nader Sanai
  • Ivy Brain Tumor Center
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • QED Therapeutics


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Additional Information:


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Nader Sanai, Deputy Director, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 2020-08
  • 20-500-092-34-38
First Posted:
Jun 11, 2020
Last Update Posted:
Mar 14, 2022
Last Verified:
Mar 1, 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Mar 14, 2022