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Phase 1/1b Trial of ATR Inhibitor BAY 1895344 in Combination with FOLFIRI in GI Malignancies with a Focus on Metastatic Colorectal and Gastric/Gastroesophageal Cancers

This study is NOT currently recruiting participants.

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Sponsoring Institute

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Completed Study; data analyses ongoing
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 18 Years
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required


Population Exclusion(s)

Pregnant Women;


DNA Damage Repair;
Maximum Tolerated Dose

Recruitment Keyword(s)



Gi Cancers

Investigational Drug(s)

BAY 1895344

Investigational Device(s)



Drug: BAY 1895344

Supporting Site

National Cancer Institute


Advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer causes tumors in the stomach and intestines. Survival rates for some GI cancers are very low. Less than 10% of people with advanced colorectal cancer survive 5 years. Less than 5 percent of people with advanced gastroesophageal cancer survive 5 years. Better treatments are needed.


To test a study drug (BAY 1895344) combined with standard chemotherapy (FOLFIRI) in people with advanced GI cancer.


People aged 18 years and older with advanced GI cancers that progressed after treatment.


Participants will undergo screening. They will have a physical exam. They will have blood and urine tests. They will have tests of their heart function. They will have imaging scans of their tumors. If a recent biopsy is not available, a new sample may be taken.

Participants will receive a type of chemotherapy called FOLFIRI. Treatments will be given in a 28-day cycle. FOLFIRI consists of 3 different drugs. All 3 will be administered through a tube attached to a needle inserted into a vein in the arm. Each drug will be given at different times during the cycle.

BAY 1895244 is a tablet taken by mouth. Participants will take this drug twice a day on days 1, 2, 15, and 16 of each treatment cycle.

Screening tests will be repeated throughout the study.

Participants will have follow-up exams for 1 year.

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-For Dose Escalation: Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced or metastatic GI cancers with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors 1.1 (RECIST1.1) measurable disease who have progressed on at least one prior treatment for metastatic disease and for whom FOLFIRI is considered a reasonable treatment option. Patients with mismatch repair deficiency should have progressed on immunotherapy.

-For Dose Expansion: Patients must have either:

--colorectal cancer who have previously progressed on irinotecan and tolerated an irinotecan dose equal to or greater than the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D). If they have mismatch repair deficiency they should have progressed on immunotherapy. OR

-gastroesophageal cancer who have progressed on at least one first-line therapy for metastatic disease. If they have mismatch repair deficiency they should have progressed on immunotherapy.

-For Dose Expansion: Patients be willing to undergo biopsies for research purposes only. The accessible tumor can be the primary or metastatic tumor site. Both research biopsies should be taken from the same tumor site.

-Patients must have progressive disease on at least first-line therapy for metastatic disease. Previous treatment with irinotecan is allowed.

-Age >=18 years. Because no dosing or adverse event data are currently available on the use of BAY 1895344 in combination with FOLFIRI in patients <18 years of age, children are excluded from this study.

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status <=1.

-Patients must have adequate organ and marrow function as defined below:

leukocytes >=3,000/mcL

absolute neutrophil count >=1,500/mcL

platelets >=100,000/mcL

total bilirubin <=1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)

AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) <=3 (SqrRoot) institutional ULN

glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >=60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation

-INR <=1.5 (SqrRoot) ULN unless participant is receiving anticoagulant therapy, in which case PT or aPTT should be within expected therapeutic range of anticoagulants. If patient has a new diagnosis of VTE, then patient should be appropriately anticoagulated with LMWH or DOACs and be clinically stable for at least 1 week post treatment onset.

-Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients on effective anti-retroviral therapy, that does not interact with study therapy, with undetectable viral load within 6 months are eligible for this trial.

-For patients with evidence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the HBV viral load must be undetectable on suppressive therapy that does not interact with study therapy, if indicated.

-Patients with a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection must have been treated and cured. For patients with HCV infection who are currently on treatment, they are eligible if they have an undetectable HCV viral load and HCV therapy does not interact with study therapy.

-Patients with treated brain metastases are eligible if follow-up brain imaging after central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapy shows no evidence of progression.

- Patients with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment does not have the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the investigational regimen are eligible for this trial.

- Patients with known history or current symptoms of cardiac disease, or history of treatment with cardiotoxic agents, should have a clinical risk assessment of cardiac function using the New York Heart Association Functional Classification. To be eligible for this trial, patients should be class 2B or better.

- The effects of BAY 1895344 on the developing human fetus are unknown. For this reason and because DNA-damage response inhibitors agents as well as other therapeutic agents used in this trial, 5-FU and irinotecan, are known to be teratogenic, 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 and for 6 months after completion of BAY 1895344 administration.. 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 6 months after completion of study treatment administration.

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document. Participants with impaired decision-making capacity (IDMC) who have a legally authorized representative (LAR) and/or family member available will also be eligible.


-Patients with a history of prior treatment with an ATR inhibitor

- Patients with a history of other malignancy that could affect compliance with the protocol or interpretation of the results.

- Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 3 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study.

- Patients who have not recovered from adverse events due to prior anti-cancer therapy (i.e., have residual toxicities > Grade 1) with the exception of alopecia.

- Patients who are receiving any other investigational agents.

- History of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to BAY 1895344, 5-FU, leucovorin, or irinotecan. Patient eligibility can be discussed with the PI if prior reactions do not seem to warrant excluding the patient.

- Patients receiving any medications that are substrates of CYP3A4 with a narrow therapeutic window or strong inhibitors/inducers of CYP3A4 are ineligible, if they cannot be transferred to alternative medication. Because the lists of these agents are constantly changing, it is important to regularly consult a frequently-updated medical reference. 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. Appendix D should be presented to the patient.

- Patients with uncontrolled intercurrent illness.

- Patients with psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.

- Gastrointestinal pathology or history that adversely impact the ability to take or absorb oral medication.

- Pregnant women are excluded from this study because BAY 1895344 as a DNA-damage response inhibitor may have the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with BAY 1895344 breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with BAY 1895344 and for 4 months after end of treatment. These potential risks may also apply to other agents used in this study.

- Patients who were unable to tolerate prior irinotecan treatment are excluded from this study.

- Patients with a corrected QT (QTc) interval >=470 msec are excluded from this study.

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Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Alice P. Chen, M.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
(240) 781-3320

Mary Jane Ong
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
BG 10 RM 8D53
(240) 858-3296

NCI Referral Office
National Institute of Health Clinical Center (CC), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States: NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office

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