for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Encinitas, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:



This is a Phase 1, open label, multi center, multiple dose, dose escalation, safety, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of palbociclib in combination with nab-P, in sequential cohorts of adult patients with mPDAC, with MTD expansion cohort(s). Approximately 30-60 patients are expected to be enrolled in the overall study.

Official Title

An Open-label Phase Ib Study Of Palbociclib (Oral Cdk 4/6 Inhibitor) Plus Abraxane (Registered) (Nab-paclitaxel) In Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma


The study has 2 parts:

• Part A (Dose-Escalation Cohorts): Consecutive cohorts of patients will receive escalating doses of oral palbociclib in combination with intravenous nab-P in 28-day cycles, in order to estimate the MTD(s) of the combination. The starting doses will be 75 mg palbociclib, and 100 mg/m2 nab-P. The observation period for dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) will be from Day 1 to Day 28. Pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of palbociclib and nab-P will also be assessed. Up to approximately 30 patients will be enrolled. The criteria for dose escalation will be based on a modified toxicity probability interval (mTPI) method.

• Part B [MTD Expansion Cohort(s)]: When the MTD(s) of palbociclib plus nab-P has been estimated with confidence, enrollment will proceed into 1 or 2 MTD expansion cohort(s) of up to 20 patients each at the MTD(s). The objective of the MTD expansion cohort(s) will be to provide additional information on safety, tolerability, biomarkers, PD activity, and PK/PD relationship for the combination regimen in order to determine the RP2D. The MTD expansion cohort(s) will only enroll patients who have not received previous treatment for their metastatic disease in order to evaluate preliminary activity of the combination in the target patient population.

All patients (in Part A and B) will receive nab-P intravenously once weekly for 3 weeks out of each 28-day cycle. Palbociclib oral dosing will be once daily on Days 1-21 of each 28-day cycle. To allow for PK evaluation of nab-P administered alone, nab-P will be administered on Day -2 for Cycle 1 only. Subsequent cycles will administer both nab-P and palbociclib on Day 1. Alternate dosing schedules for palbociclib may be explored based on emerging PK, PD, and safety data.

Patients will be treated as long as they are clinically benefiting from investigational product without unacceptable toxicity, objective disease progression, or withdrawal of consent. A modified visit schedule will be implemented for patients who are on investigational product for more than 2 years.


Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Ibrance, palbociclib, Abraxane, nab-paclitaxel, pancreas, Adenocarcinoma Paclitaxel Palbociclib Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel Nab-Paclitaxel Palbociclib + Nab-Paclitaxel


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Histologically or cytologically-confirmed metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • Availability of a tumor tissue specimen. If no archived tumor tissue is available,then a de novo biopsy is required for patient participation.
  • Karnofsky Performance Status 70 or greater.
  • Adequate Bone Marrow, Renal, and Liver Function.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Prior treatment with a CDK 4/6 inhibitor.
  • Prior treatment with nab-P for the treatment of metastatic disease.
  • Patients with known CNS metastases, carcinomatous meningitis, or leptomeningeal disease as indicated by clinical symptoms, cerebral edema, and/or progressive growth.
  • Diagnosis of any other malignancy within 3 years prior to enrollment, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  • QTc >480 msec, or family or personal history of long or short QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome or known history of QTc prolongation, or Torsade de Pointes.
  • Uncontrolled electrolyte disorders.
  • Cardiac or pulmonary disorders within 6 months of enrollment.
  • Known human immunodeficiency virus infection.
  • History of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis.
  • Other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition that may increase the risk associated with study participation.
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to nab-P.
  • Difficulty swallowing capsules or requirement for a feeding tube.
  • Previous high-dose chemotherapy requiring stem cell rescue.
  • Pregnant female patients; breastfeeding female patients; male patients with partners currently pregnant.
  • Active inflammatory or other gastrointestinal disease,
  • Active bleeding disorder in the past 6 months.
  • Patients treated within the last 7 days prior to the start of IP with strong/moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors, strong/moderate CYP3A4 inducers, CYP2C8 inhibitors, strong/moderate CYP2C8 inducers, or drugs that are known to prolong the QT interval.


  • UCSD Medical Center - Encinitas in progress, not accepting new patients
    Encinitas California 92024 United States
  • UC San Diego Medical Center - La Jolla (Thornton Hospital) in progress, not accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92037-0845 United States
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center - Investigational Drug Services in progress, not accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92037-0845 United States
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center in progress, not accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • UC San Diego Medical Center - Hillcrest in progress, not accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92103 United States
  • UCSD Medical Center - Vista in progress, not accepting new patients
    Vista California 92081 United States


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