A Study of BBI608 in Adult Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer


Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.

Status and phase

Phase 2


Colorectal Cancer


Drug: Capecitabine
Drug: BBI608
Drug: Cetuximab
Drug: Panitumumab

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This is an open label, multi-center, Phase 2 study of BBI608 in combination with cetuximab, panitumumab or capecitabine in patients with advanced colorectal cancer.

Full description

This is an open label, multi-center, Phase 2 study of BBI608 administered in combination with either cetuximab, or panitumumab, or capecitabine. A cycle will consist of daily and continuous oral administration of BBI608 for four weeks in combination with either cetuximab, or panitumumab, or capecitabine.


200 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Signed written informed consent must be obtained and documented according to International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Good Clinical Practice(GCP), the local regulatory requirements, and permission to use private health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) prior to study-specific screening procedures.
  • A histologically or cytologically confirmed colorectal cancer that is metastatic, unresectable, or recurrent.
  • Patients must have received at least 2 regimens containing 5-Fluorouracil,oxaliplatin, or irinotecan.
  • Patients to be enrolled in the Cetuximab or Panitumumab combination arms must have colorectal cancer which is K-Ras wild-type.
  • ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1).
  • Karnofsky performance Status ≥ 70%
  • Male or female patients of child-producing potential must agree to use contraception or avoidance of pregnancy measures during the study and for 30 days after the last BBI608 dose.
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test.
  • Aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤1.5 × upper limit of normal(ULN), or ≤ 2.5 × ULN with metastatic liver disease.
  • Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 10 g/dl.
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 × ULN.
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 × ULN or creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal.
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L.
  • Platelets ≥ 100 x 10^9/L.
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months.

Exclusion criteria

  • Anti-cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or investigational agents within four weeks of first dose with the exception for a single dose radiation up to 8 Gray (equal to 800 RAD) with palliative intent for pain control up to 14 days before beginning the administration of BBI608.
  • Surgery within 4 weeks prior to first dose.
  • Any known symptomatic brain metastases requiring steroids. Patients with treated brain metastases must be stable for 4 weeks after completion of that treatment, with image documentation required. Patients must have no clinical symptoms from brain metastases and must be either off steroids or on a stable dose of steroids for at least 2 weeks prior to protocol enrollment. Patients with known leptomeningeal metastases are excluded, even if treated.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Significant gastrointestinal disorder(s), in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, extensive gastric and small intestine resection)
  • Unable or unwilling to swallow BBI608 capsules daily.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, clinically significant non-healing or healing wounds, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, significant pulmonary disease (shortness of breath at rest or mild exertion), uncontrolled infection or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


None (Open label)

200 participants in 3 patient groups

BBI608 in combination with cetuximab
Experimental group
Drug: Cetuximab
Drug: BBI608
BBI608 in combination with panitumumab
Experimental group
Drug: Panitumumab
Drug: BBI608
BBI608 in combination with capecitabine
Experimental group
Drug: BBI608
Drug: Capecitabine

Trial documents

Trial contacts and locations



Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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