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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (32444417)
Authors Lheureux S, Oaknin A, Garg S, Bruce JP, Madariaga A, Dhani NC, Bowering V, White J, Accardi S, Tan Q, Braunstein M, Karakasis K, Cirlan I, Pedersen S, Li T, Fariñas-Madrid L, Lee YC, Liu ZA, Pugh TJ, Oza AM
Title EVOLVE: A Multicenter Open-Label Single-Arm Clinical and Translational Phase II Trial of Cediranib Plus Olaparib for Ovarian Cancer after PARP Inhibition Progression.
Journal Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Date 2020 May 22
Abstract Text PARP inhibitors (PARPi) are standard-of-care therapy for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). We investigated combining cediranib (antiangiogenic) with olaparib (PARPi) at emergence of PARPi resistance.The proof-of-concept EVOLVE study (NCT02681237) assessed cediranib-olaparib combination therapy after progression on a PARPi. Women with HGSOC and radiographic evidence of disease progression were enrolled into one of three cohorts: platinum sensitive after PARPi; platinum resistant after PARPi; or progression on standard chemotherapy after progression on PARPi (exploratory cohort). Patients received olaparib tablets 300 mg twice daily with cediranib 20 mg once daily until progression or unacceptable toxicity. The coprimary endpoints were objective response rate (RECIST v1.1) and progression-free survival (PFS) at 16 weeks. Archival tissue (PARPi-naïve) and baseline biopsy (post-PARPi) samples were mandatory. Genomic mechanisms of resistance were assessed by whole-exome and RNA sequencing.Among 34 heavily pretreated patients, objective responses were observed in 0 of 11 (0%) platinum-sensitive patients, 2 of 10 (20%) platinum-resistant patients, and 1 of 13 (8%) in the exploratory cohort. Sixteen-week PFS rates were 55%, 50%, and 39%, respectively. The most common grade 3 toxicities were diarrhea (12%) and anemia (9%). Acquired genomic alterations at PARPi progression were reversion mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, or RAD51B (19%); CCNE1 amplification (16%); ABCB1 upregulation (15%); and SLFN11 downregulation (7%). Patients with reversion mutations in homologous recombination genes and/or ABCB1 upregulation had poor outcomes.This is currently the largest post-PARPi study identifying genomic mechanisms of resistance to PARPis. In this setting, the activity of cediranib-olaparib varied according to the PARPi resistance mechanism.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Cediranib AZD-2171|Recentin|AZD2171|AZD 2171 KIT Inhibitor 51 VEGFR1 Inhibitor 5 VEGFR2 Inhibitor 35 VEGFR3 Inhibitor 5 Cediranib (AZD-2171) is an ATP-competitive inhibitor of all three vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (FLT1, KDR, and FLT4) and KIT, thereby blocking VEGF-signaling, angiogenesis, and tumor cell growth (PMID: 15899831, PMID: 24714778, PMID: 32444417).
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown ovary serous adenocarcinoma not applicable Cediranib + Olaparib Phase II Actionable In a Phase II trial, Cediranib (AZD-2171) and Lynparza (olaparib) treatment was well-tolerated, and resulted in an objective response (OR) of 9% (all partial), a 16-week progression-free survival (PFS) of 47%, and a disease control rate (DCR) of 68% in serous ovarian cancer patients (n=34), with an OR of 0%, 20%, 8%, 16-week PFS of 55%, 50%, 39%, and a DCR of 82%, 60%, 62% in platinum-sensitive (n=11), platinum-resistant (n=10), and exploratory cohorts (n=13), respectively (PMID: 32444417; NCT02681237). 32444417