Cediranib Maleate and Olaparib Compared to Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma


This randomized phase II trial studies how well cediranib maleate and olaparib work compared to bevacizumab in treating patients with glioblastoma that has come back. Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Study Start Date

September, 15 2017

Estimated Completion Date

October 2019


  • Drug: Cediranib Maleate
  • Drug: Olaparib
  • Biological: Bevacizumab
  • Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis

Study ID

National Cancer Institute (NCI) -- NCI-2016-01769



Trial ID


Study Type


Trial Phase

Phase 2

Enrollment Quota



National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Inclusion Criteria

  • Unequivocal evidence of progressive disease on contrast-enhanced brain computed tomography (CT) or MRI as defined by Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria, or have documented recurrent glioblastoma on diagnostic biopsy
  • Previous therapy with at least radiotherapy and temozolomide
  • Must be 12 weeks from radiotherapy
  • if patients are within 12 weeks of radiotherapy, then the progressive lesion must be outside of the high-dose radiation target volume or have unequivocal evidence of progressive tumor on a biopsy specimen
  • Only first and second recurrences of GBM are eligible
  • From the projected start of scheduled study treatment, the following time periods must have elapsed: 5 half-lives from investigational agents, 4 weeks from cytotoxic therapy (except 23 days for temozolomide and 6 weeks from nitrosoureas), 6 weeks from antibodies, or 4 weeks (or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter) from other systemic anti-tumor therapies
  • treatment on study may start one day after discontinuation of the optune device
  • All adverse events grade > 1 related to prior therapies (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and/or surgery) must be resolved, except for alopecia
  • Willingness to release archival tissue sample for research purposes, if available
  • Karnofsky performance status >= 60
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL
  • Hemoglobin >= 10.0 g/dL and no blood transfusions in the 28 days prior to entry/randomization
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Urine protein: creatinine (UPC) ratio < 1 or urine dipstick for proteinuria =< 2+ (note: if the UPC ratio is >= 1.0 then a 24-hour urine collection should be performed and this must demonstrate =< 1g of protein in 24 hours)
  • CT or MRI within 14 days prior to start of study drug
  • Corticosteroid dose must be stable or decreasing for at least 5 days prior to the scan
  • Female subjects must either be of non-reproductive potential, not breast-feeding or must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 28 days of study treatment, confirmed prior to treatment on day 1
  • Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also agree to use adequate contraception prior to the study, for the duration of study participation, and 4 months after completion of olaparib + cediranib administration
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants should not have received any other investigational agents nor have participated in an investigational trial within the past 4 weeks
  • Participants may not have had prior use of PARP inhibitors
  • patients may not have received prior treatment affecting the VEGF pathway in the recurrent setting, including but not limited to thalidomide, bevacizumab, sunitinib, or sorafenib
  • Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to olaparib, cediranib or bevacizumab
  • Participants may not have any evidence of ongoing inadequately controlled hypertension (defined as a systolic blood pressure [BP] of > 140 mmHg or a diastolic BP of > 90 mmHg)
  • patients with hypertension may not be on more than three antihypertensive medications for management of their blood pressure (medications that combine two anti-hypertensives into one are considered as two medications) it is strongly recommended that patients who require three antihypertensive medications for baseline management of pre-existing hypertension be actively followed by a cardiologist or blood pressure specialist for management of BP while on protocol
  • Participants may not have had any prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • Participants may not have had history of abdominal fistula or gastrointestinal perforation within the past 6 months
  • Participants may not have had a history of intra-abdominal abscess within the past 6 months
  • Patients may not have a known or confirmed history of pneumonitis
  • Participants may not have current signs and/or symptoms of bowel obstruction or signs and/or symptoms of bowel obstruction within 3 months prior to starting study drugs
  • Participants may not have a dependency on IV hydration or total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia
  • Participants with any concomitant or prior invasive malignancies are ineligible with the following exceptions:
  • Treated limited-stage basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Carcinoma in situ of the breast or cervix
  • Prior cancer treated with curative intent with no evidence of recurrent disease 3 years following diagnosis and judged by the investigator to be at low risk of recurrence
  • Participants with any of the following:
  • History of myocardial infarction within six months
  • Unstable angina
  • History of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) within 6 months
  • New York Heart Association grade II or greater congestive heart failure
  • Significant vascular disease (e.g. aortic aneurysm, history of aortic dissection)
  • Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease
  • If cardiac function assessment is clinically indicated or performed: participants will be ineligible if left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is less than normal per institutional guidelines, or < 55%, if the threshold for normal is not otherwise specified by institutional guidelines
  • Participants may not have corrected QT (QTc) > 470 msec or family history of long QT syndrome
  • Participants may not have a major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to starting cediranib
  • Participants should not have any uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Participants receiving any medications or substances that are strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4 or moderate inhibitors of CYP3A4 are ineligible
  • the study team should check a frequently-updated medical reference for a list of drugs to avoid or minimize use of as part of the enrollment/informed consent procedures, the patient will be counseled on the risk of interactions with other agents, and what to do if new medications need to be prescribed or if the patient is considering a new over-the-counter medicine or herbal product dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers are permitted for management of hypertension patient drug information handout and wallet card should be provided to patients
  • Pregnant women are excluded
  • breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with cediranib and olaparib
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible
  • appropriate studies will be undertaken in patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy when indicated
  • Current use of a prohibited medication
  • the following medications or non-drug therapies are prohibited:
  • Other anti-cancer therapy while on study treatment
  • Concurrent treatment with bisphosphonates is permitted
  • however, treatment must be initiated prior to the first dose of study therapy prophylactic use of bisphosphonates in patients without bone disease is not permitted, except for the treatment of osteoporosis.
  • The concurrent use of all herbal supplements is prohibited during the study (including, but not limited to, cannabis, S. John's wort, kava, ephedra [ma huang], gingko biloba, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], yohimbe, saw palmetto or ginseng)
  • Raloxifene is allowed for patients taking it for bone health
  • Participants should not have evidence of coagulopathy or bleeding diathesis
  • therapeutic anticoagulation for prior thromboembolic events is permitted
  • Invasive procedures defined as follows:
  • Anticipation of need for major surgical procedures during the course of the study
  • Core biopsy within 7 days prior to day 1 (D1) therapy




18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Study Locations and Contact Information (5)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
DanaFarber Harvard Cancer Center LAO - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles Isabel ArrillagaRomany 877-726-5130 None
DanaFarber Harvard Cancer Center LAO - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles Isabel ArrillagaRomany 877-726-5130 None
DanaFarber Harvard Cancer Center LAO - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles Isabel ArrillagaRomany 877-726-5130 None
DanaFarber Harvard Cancer Center LAO - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles Isabel ArrillagaRomany 877-726-5130 None
DanaFarber Harvard Cancer Center LAO - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles Isabel ArrillagaRomany 877-726-5130 None

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