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Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2010 Oct;66(5):935-43. doi: 10.1007/s00280-010-1243-y. Epub 2010 Jan 28.

Phase 1 study of the investigational, oral angiogenesis inhibitor motesanib in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors.

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  • 1Division of Internal Medicine, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.



The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and pharmacokinetics of motesanib (AMG 706), a small-molecule antagonist of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor, and c-Kit in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors.


Patients were administered motesanib orally once daily (QD) at doses of 50, 100, and 125 mg QD. The total study duration for each patient consisted of three cycles of 28 days per cycle. The primary endpoints were the incidence of dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), estimation of the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), and assessment of pharmacokinetic parameters of motesanib.


Fifteen patients were enrolled and received motesanib. No DLTs were observed and, therefore, the MTD was not reached. Motesanib had acceptable toxicity at doses up to 125 mg QD. The pharmacokinetics of motesanib appears to be dose proportional. No objective responses per RECIST were observed. However, all 15 patients achieved stable disease, and five patients had durable (>24 weeks) stable disease.


The results of this study demonstrate that motesanib is tolerable in Japanese patients at doses up to 125 mg QD.

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