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ABI-009 (Nab-Rapamycin) in Recurrent High Grade Glioma and Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Study Purpose

A Phase 2, Open-label Study of ABI-009 (nab-Rapamycin) in Bevacizumab-Naïve Subjects with Progressive High Grade Glioma Following Prior Therapy and Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma. ABI-009 will be tested as single agent or in combination with standard therapies

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria Specific for Arms A 1. All subjects must have histologic evidence of high grade glioma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade 3 or grade 4) and radiographic evidence of recurrence or disease progression (defined as either a greater than 25% increase in the largest bi-dimensional product of enhancement, a new enhancing lesion, or a significant increase in T2 FLAIR). Subjects must have at least 1 measurable lesion by RANO criteria (≥ 10 mm in 2 perpendicular diameters). 2. Subjects must have previously completed standard radiation therapy and been exposed to temozolomide. 3. No prior treatment with mTOR inhibitors, or BEV or any other anti-angiogenic agents, including sorafenib, sunitinib, axitinib, pazopanib, or cilengitide (for the ABI-009 + BEV arm), or MRZ or any other proteasome inhibitors, including BTZ, CFZ, or IXZ (for the ABI-009 + MRZ arm). 4. At least 4 weeks from surgical resection and at least 12 weeks from the end of radiotherapy prior to enrollment in this study, unless relapse is confirmed by tumor biopsy or new lesion outside of radiation field, or if there are two MRIs confirming progressive disease that are approximately 8 weeks apart. Inclusion Criteria Specific for Arms B 1. Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed glioblastoma. 2. Subjects must have had surgery and have a measurable post-contrast lesion after surgery detected by MRI. No prior treatment with mTOR inhibitors, and no prior local or systemic therapy for GBM. Exclusion Criteria Common for Both Arms A and B A patient will not be eligible for inclusion in this study if any of the following criteria apply: 1. Co-medication or concomitant therapy that may interfere with study results. 2. History of thrombotic or hemorrhagic stroke or myocardial infarction within 6 months. 3. Pregnant or breast feeding. 4. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection requiring IV antibiotics & psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, or disorders associated with significant immunocompromised state. 5. Active gastrointestinal bleeding. 6. Pre-existing thyroid abnormality is allowed provided thyroid function can be controlled with medication. 7. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as defined by HbA1c >8% despite adequate therapy. 8. Patients with history of interstitial lung disease and/or pneumonitis, or pulmonary hypertension. 9. Use of strong inhibitors and inducers of CYP3A4 within the 14 days prior to receiving the first dose of ABI-009. Additionally, use of any known CYP3A4 substrates with narrow therapeutic window (such as fentanyl, alfentanil, astemizole, cisapride, dihydroergotamine, pimozide, quinidine, terfanide) within the 14 days prior to receiving the first dose of ABI-009. 10. Known other previous/current malignancy requiring treatment within ≤ 3 years except for limited disease treated with curative intent, such as in situ prostate cancer, intracapsular renal cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ, squamous or basal cell skin carcinoma, and superficial bladder carcinoma. 11. Any comorbid condition that restricts the use of study drug and confounds the ability to interpret data from the study as judged by the Investigator or Medical Monitor. 12. Known Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), or active Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

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Aadi, LLC
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

High Grade Recurrent Glioma and Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
Arms & Interventions


Experimental: ABI-009

Experimental: ABI-009 + bevacizumab

Experimental: ABI-009 + temozolamide

Experimental: ABI-009 + lomustine

Experimental: ABI-009 + temozolamide + radiotherapy

Experimental: ABI-009 + marizomib


Drug: - ABI-009

ABI-009 as single agent or in combination with other agents

Drug: - Bevacizumab


Drug: - Temozolomide


Drug: - Lomustine


Radiation: - radiation


Drug: - Marizomib


Contact a Trial Team

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St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Fullerton, California




St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare

Fullerton, California, 92835

Site Contact

Linda Gozar

714-992-3000 #4332

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California




Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Newport Beach, California, 92663

Site Contact

Laura Heim


John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, California




John Wayne Cancer Institute

Santa Monica, California, 90404

Site Contact

Hanh Nguyen