Bevacizumab (B) plus everolimus (E) in refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

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4080 Background: For patients (pts) with mCRC, no standard therapy exists after progression on 5-FU, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, bevacizumab, and/or cetuximab/panitumumab. Preclinical data demonstrate combined VEGF and mTOR inhibition has greater anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor activity than either monotherapy. B inhibits VEGF; E inhibits mTOR. Phase I data in patients demonstrated B + E was safe and activity was seen in several pts with refractory mCRC. METHODS: 25 pts with refractory mCRC were enrolled in an expanded cohort of B + E. Doses: B 10 mg/kg q2 wks; E 10 mg PO QD. Blood, skin, and tumor biopsies pre- and on-treatment were collected for markers of response and resistance. RESULTS: At this time, 19 pts (10M: 9F) are evaluable for toxicity; 17 for efficacy. Median age 57 years (range 35-78). Median number prior regimens 3. All pts had prior B exposure; 17 pts had progressive disease on prior B-based therapy. There was one Grade (Gr) 4 adverse event (AE) of hypokalemia. Grade 3 AE related to treatment were bowel perforation/fistula, (n=2), hyperglycemia (3), hypokalemia (3), hypertension (2), fatigue (1), alk phos elevation (1; lab only), hypoalbuminemia (1), and volume depletion (1). Other events of interest were: Gr1-2 mucositis (n=10), Gr1 hyperlipidemia (11). Of 17 pts evaluable for response, 4 pts had SD as best response (median 24 wks, range 17-31+ wks); there were 3 minor responses in pts who had progressed on B (median 16 wks, range 16-27 wks). No CR or PR were seen. Biomarker data is pending. CONCLUSIONS: B+E has activity in refractory mCRC in pts who had progressed on a B-based regimen, suggesting B+E may overcome resistance to B. Patient accrual is continuing and updated data will be presented. [Table: see text].

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Cited Authors

  • Bullock, KE; Hurwitz, HI; Uronis, HE; Morse, MA; Blobe, GC; Hsu, SD; Zafar, SY; Nixon, AB; Howard, LA; Bendell, JC

Published Date

  • May 20, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 15_suppl

Start / End Page

  • 4080 -

PubMed ID

  • 27961646

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-7755


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States