The purpose of this research is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of idasanutlin as a single agent and the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of idasanutlin in combination with either chemotherapy or venetoclax in children and young adults with acute leukemias or solid tumors that are recurrent or refractory to standard therapy.
Patients must meet the following criteria for study entry:
Signed informed consent before any study-specific screening procedures are conducted, and age-appropriate assent when considered appropriate according to local, regional, or national guidelines
Age < 30 years at time of signing informed consent
Study Part 1 (single-agent therapy dose escalation): histologically confirmed diagnosis of neuroblastoma or other solid tumor that has progressed or recurred despite standard therapy, and for which there is no therapy proven to prolong survival with an acceptable quality of life.
Study Part 1 (safety run-in), Study Part 2, and Study Part 3: histologically confirmed diagnosis of neuroblastoma, AML, or precursor-B ALL that has progressed or recurred espite, or is refractory to, standard therapy.
Adequate performance status:
Adequate end-organ function defined by the following laboratory results obtained within 28 days prior to initiation of study drug:
Able to swallow tablets or liquid
For females of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraception, agreement to refrain from donating eggs.
Additional Inclusion Criteria for Patients with Solid Tumors (including Neuroblastoma)
At least one evaluable or measurable radiological site of disease as defined by standard criteria for the patient’s tumor type (e.g., INRC), or measurable bone marrow disease by morphology Updated 12/13/2019
Adequate end-organ hematologic function, as specified in the following parameters:
Tumor tissue from relapsed disease, obtained subsequent to last anti-cancer therapy regimen administered and obtained within 6 months prior to study enrollment, or willingness to undergo a core or excisional biopsy sample collection prior to enrollment
Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks, in the investigator's judgment
Additional Inclusion Criteria for Patients with Leukemia
Patients who meet any of the following criteria will be excluded from study entry:
Primary CNS tumors
Symptomatic CNS metastases that result in a neurologically unstable clinical state or require increasing doses of corticosteroids or local CNS-directed therapy to control the CNS disease
CNS3 leukemia (total nucleated cell count ≥ 5/μL with blasts on cytocentrifuge in an atraumatic lumbar puncture, or clinical signs of CNS leukemia including cranial nerve palsy)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia
White blood cell count > 50 × 109/L
Down syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, history of severe aplastic anemia, or any known bone marrow failure predisposition syndrome (including, but not limited to, Fanconi anemia or dyskeratosis congenita)
Burkitt-type acute lymphoblastic leukemia (mature B-cell)
T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia
Prior treatment with an MDM2 antagonist
Prior treatment with venetoclax (if potential for enrollment in a venetoclax arm)
Infection considered by the investigator to be clinically uncontrolled or of unacceptable risk to the patient upon induction of neutropenia, including patients who are, or should be, on antimicrobial agents for the treatment of active infection.
Pregnant or breastfeeding, or intending to become pregnant during the study
Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test result within 1 week prior to initiation of study drug.
Active GI disease (e.g., gut graft-versus-host disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) or GI conditions that may significantly alter drug absorption of oral drugs (e.g., uncontrolled vomiting, diarrhea, or malabsorption syndrome)
Active viral hepatitis or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Presence of any CTCAE ≥ Grade 2 clinically significant treatment-related toxicity with the exception of alopecia, ototoxicity, peripheral neuropathy and parameters otherwise permitted in the inclusion criteria (e.g., hematological criteria)
Clinically relevant QTc prolongation (QTcF > 450 ms using the Fridericia correction)
Any uncontrolled medical condition or other identified abnormality that precludes the patient's safe participation in and completion of the study, as judged by the investigator
Systemic anticancer therapy within 28 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, prior to initiation of study treatment
Treatment with monoclonal antibodies, antibody drug conjugates, or cellular therapy (e.g., CAR-T cell infusion) for anti-neoplastic intent within 30 days prior to initiation of study treatment
I-131 MIBG therapy within 6 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment
Myeloablative therapy with autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell rescue within 100 days of study treatment initiation
Immunosuppressive therapy for treatment of graft-versus-host disease within 2 weeks of study treatment initiation
Radiotherapy (non-palliative) within 3 weeks prior to study treatment initiation
Known hypersensitivity to any study drug or component of the formulation that could potentially be allocated according to tumor type
Received the following within 7 days prior to initiation of study treatment
Received strong CYP2C8 and strong CYP3A4 inducers within 14 days prior to the initiation of study treatment
For patients assigned or randomized to venetoclax arms:
Received anti-coagulant or anti-platelet agent within 7 days or 5 half-lives prior to study treatment initiation
Underwent major surgical procedure within 21 days of study treatment initiation, or anticipate need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study Gastrostomy, tumor biopsy, and insertion of central venous access devices are not generally considered major surgery, but the Medical Monitor should be notified of these or other minor procedures prior to initiating therapy.