A Single-Arm Phase II Trial of Sitravatinib in Advanced Well-Differentiated/Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma

Matthew Ingham, Shing Lee, Brian A. Van Tine, Edwin Choy, Jay Oza, Sahil Doshi, Liner Ge, Peter Oppelt, Gregory Cote, Brian Corgiat, Naomi Sender, Sarah Sta Ana, Lavan Panchalingam, Emmanuel Petricoin, Gary K. Schwartz

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PURPOSE: To evaluate sitravatinib, an inhibitor of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK), for the treatment of well-differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma (WD/DD LPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, Phase II trial enrolled patients with advanced WD/DD LPS who had received at least one prior systemic regimen and had progression within 12 weeks of enrollment. Patients received sitravatinib 150 mg (later amended to 120 mg) orally daily. A Simon two-stage design was used to evaluate for an improvement in the primary endpoint, progression-free rate at 12 weeks (PFR12), from 20% to 40%. Secondary endpoints included antitumor activity and safety. A subset of patients underwent paired biopsies analyzed using reverse-phase protein array. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients enrolled. Median age was 62 years and 31% had received 3 or more prior lines. Most patients (93%) had DDLPS or mixed WD/DD LPS. Overall, 12 of 29 patients (41%) were alive and progression-free at 12 weeks and the study met the primary endpoint. There were no confirmed responses. Median progression-free survival was 11.7 weeks [95% confidence interval (CI): 5.9-35.9] and median overall survival was 31.7 weeks (95% CI: 18.1-90.1). The most common treatment-related adverse events were diarrhea (59%), hypertension (52%), hoarseness (41%), mucositis (31%), and nausea (31%). Baseline expression of phospho-RTKs was not significantly different between patients with and without clinical benefit from sitravatinib, but the number of samples was small. CONCLUSIONS: Sitravatinib provided a PFR12 of 41% and meaningful disease control in a subset of patients with advanced, progressive WD/DD LPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1039
Number of pages9
JournalClinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 14 2023


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