To evaluate the anti-cancer activity of commercially available, targeted anti-cancer
therapies used off-label for treatment in patients with advanced solid cancer with known
To determine outcomes of patients who were treated with matched targeted anti-cancer
therapies based on known genomic aberrations.
To obtain treatment related adverse events in patients with advanced solid tumor who were
treated with off -label targeted therapies.
To determine co-genomic aberrations that may contribute to treatment response or resistance
To determine feasibility of detecting the genomic alterations in plasma, and the genomic
evolution of circulating biomarkers.
Study Treatment Assignment:
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, the study doctor will review the
test results in your medical records that were previously performed as part of your routine
care. The results of the testing may be helpful in managing your treatment and may also help
the doctor to find effective off-label use of FDA approved therapies for the type of cancer
After reviewing the screening tests and the molecular test results in your medical records,
the study staff and your study doctor will work together to find an off-label use for an FDA
approved therapy that is best for you. You may receive a single therapy or a combination of
therapies. You and the study doctor will discuss this.
The study doctor or study staff will tell you which drug(s) you will be taking, the dose of
the study drug(s), and how often you should take them. You will sign a separate consent form
that explains in more detail how the study drug(s) are administered and the potential
benefits and side effects of taking the study drug(s).
While you are receiving treatment and during follow-up, you will have your routine, standard
of care clinic visits and routine tests so that the doctor may check the status of the
disease to learn if the therapy chosen to treat the disease is having any effect. Information
from these routine visits will be collected and stored by the study staff. The timing of
these visits will depend on the type of therapy you receive.
During every cycle of therapy (about every 3-4 weeks):
- You will have a physical exam.
- Blood (about 2 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.
- If your doctor thinks it is needed, urine will be collected for routine tests.
- If your doctor thinks it is needed, you will have an EKG to check the health of your
After even numbered cycles (2, 4, 6, and so on), or more often if the doctor thinks is it
needed, you will have the same imaging scan(s) which were done during Screening to check the
status of the disease.
This is an investigational study.
Up to 100 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.
1. Patients with advanced or metastatic cancer that is refractory to standard therapy or
that has relapsed after standard therapy or has no standard therapy that increases
survival by at least three months.
2. Patients with a potentially actionable genomic alteration.
3. All prior treatment-related toxicities must be resolved to CTCAE (Version 4.0) < or =
Grade 2 (except alopecia) at the time of screening.
4. Patients willing to sign informed consent.
5. Patients under the age of 18 years old are allowed as long as the safety profile of
the drug is established in the pediatric population.
1. Any serious and/or unstable pre-existing medical disorder, psychiatric disorder, or
other conditions that could interfere with subject's safety, obtaining informed
consent or compliance to the study procedures, in the opinion of the Investigator.
2. Have a known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs
chemically related to planned treatment drug.
3. Rapidly progressing leptomeningeal or brain metastases or spinal cord compression.
4. Clinical trial (including targeted and/or non-targeted) other than registry study is
available; patient is willing and eligible to enroll in such trial.
Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD