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Session: Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

Type: Poster Session

Time: Monday June 3, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Hall A

Relacorilant (RELA) with nab-paclitaxel (NP): Safety and activity in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and ovarian cancer (OvCA).

Pancreatic Cancer

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

Poster Board Number:
Poster Session (Board #235)

J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr 4130)

Author(s): Pamela N. Munster, Jasgit C. Sachdev, Gini F. Fleming, Erkut Hasan Borazanci, Jennifer A. Grabowsky, Manish Sharma, Joseph Custodio, Andrew Greenstein, Lawrence Lu, Dat Nguyen, Stacie Peacock Shepherd; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; HonorHealth Research Institute/TGen, Scottsdale, AZ; The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL; HonorHealth Research Institute, Scottsdale, AZ; UC San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Corcept Therapeutics, Menlo Park, CA

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) pathway activation has been linked with chemotherapy resistance (CTR). RELA (formerly CORT125134, Corcept Therapeutics), a potent selective GR modulator, in combination with paclitaxel reduced CTR and enhanced activity against tumor growth in preclinical models of solid tumors. Methods: Patients (pts) with advanced solid tumors, ≤3 prior lines of cytotoxic therapy, ECOG status 0-1, and adequate marrow function received RELA (100, 150, or 200mg) + NP (60, 80, or 100mg/m2). Once daily RELA was given either continuously (CON) or intermittently (INT) (day before, of, and after NP). NP was dosed weekly for 3 of 4 weeks (wks) of a 28-day cycle. Prior NP therapy was allowed. Results: 72 pts have been enrolled [mean age 60 (range 18-81), mean number of prior therapies 3, prior taxane (TXN) treatment 54/72 (75%)]. 61 pts received ≥1 dose of RELA. Grade ≥3 AE ≥10% for CON: neutropenia (6/43, 14%); INT: neutropenia (6/18, 33%), anemia (2/18, 11%), and mucosal inflammation (2/18, 11%). Prophylactic G-CSF became mandatory in later cohorts. Recommended Phase 2 Dose: RELA 100mg-CON/150mg-INT + NP 80mg/m2 (exposures similar to NP 100mg/m2 due to CYP3A4 inhibition by RELA). Disease control (DC) > 24 wks was noted in 5/27 (19%) PDAC pts: 3 PR, 2 SD (27-50 wks). 3 pts achieved benefit despite progression on prior TXN with time to progression (TTP) 1.9-3.6x longer than prior TXN. 4/13 (31%) OvCA pts had DC > 24 wks: 1 CR, 1 PR, 2 SD (33-54+ wks). 1 pt had TTP 4.4x longer than prior TXN. 3 additional PRs were observed: acinar pancreatic cancer, TTP 31 wks (4.4x prior TXN); vulvar SCC HPV+, TTP 55 wks (3.9x prior TXN); cholangiocarcinoma, DC 29+ wks. Expression of GR-regulated genes involved in inflammation, apoptosis, and CTR distinguished pts with DC from pts without DC, providing proof of mechanism. Conclusions: RELA+NP resulted in durable disease control in pts with metastatic PDAC, OvCA, and other solid tumors, including those that have progressed on prior TXN. TTP was often several-fold longer than previously achieved on TXN therapy. Toxicities are manageable with prophylaxis for neutropenia. Further evaluation in OvCA NCT03776812, PDAC, and others are planned. Clinical trial information: NCT02762981

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