A Phase II, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of Capmatinib in Subjects With MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutation Positive, Advanced, NSCLC With Brain Metastases

A Phase II, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of Capmatinib in Subjects With MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutation Positive, Advanced, Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer That Has Metastasized to the Brain

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04460729

Novartis Reference Number: CINC280A2203

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Study Description

The purpose of this study is to establish the intracranial efficacy of single agent capmatinib in the population of treatment-naïve or pretreated with one or two prior lines of systemic therapies for advanced stage Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) with MET exon 14 mutation that has metastasized to the brain.

Cohort 1 (asymptomatic brain metastases (BM) without prior brain therapy) has been selected to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from capmatinib therapy in this setting and to establish a clinically relevant response outcome.

Cohort 2 is a heterogeneous group of patients (symptomatic with and without prior brain therapy, asymptomatic with prior brain therapy, or with leptomeningeal disease.), and the outcomes will be descriptive only

Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC)
Phase 2
Overall status 
Not yet recruiting
Enrollment count 
60 participants
Start date 
Nov 04, 2020
Completion date 
Nov 10, 2023
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)


400 mg administered orally twice daily

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Histologically confirmed stage IV (according to Version 8 of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)) NSCLC that is EGFR wt, ALK rearrangement negative as assessed by a validated test as part of the participant's standard of care and has MET∆ex14 mutation per Novartis-designated central laboratory or (US only) locally with FoundationOne Companion Diagnostic (F1CDx) .
Treatment naïve or up to two prior lines of systemic therapy for stage IIIb-IV NSCLC

Measurable intracranial lesions:

Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 (without leptomeningeal carcinoma): At least 1 measurable intracranial lesion per RANO-BM criteria, documented by a radiologist/neuroradiologist (treated or untreated).
Cohort 2 (with leptomeningeal carcinoma): participants with leptomeningeal carcinoma may not have measurable lesions. In this circumstance, the participant's disease will be considered to have non-target lesions only at baseline and their response based on descriptive clinical criteria by physician assessment.
Capable of undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
ECOG performance status of 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria:

Only for Cohort 1: any neurological symptoms related to brain metastases
For participants in Cohort 2 with prior brain therapy: Treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery within 14 days prior to the start of study treatment or treatment with WBRT within 14 days prior to the start of study treatment
Prior treatment with any MET targeting therapy or HGF inhibitor
Participants with other known druggable molecular alterations (such as ROS1 translocation or BRAF mutation) who might be candidates to alternative targeted therapies as applicable per local regulations and treatment guidelines
Presence or history of ILD or interstitial pneumonitis, including clinically significant radiation pneumonitis (i.e., affecting activities of daily living or requiring therapeutic intervention)
Clinically significant, uncontrolled heart diseases including History of familial long QT syndrome, sudden death or congenital long QT syndrome

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply


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