Nilotinib in Parkinson's Disease

ID#: NCT03205488

Age: 40 - 79 years

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Study Phase: Phase 2

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: October 16, 2017

End Date: October 01, 2020

Contact Information:
Tina Ward, MS
Summary: This study will assess the safety and tolerability of daily oral administration of nilotinib (150-300mg once daily) in Parkinson's Disease.
Eligibility: Inclusion Criteria; Cohort 1 and 2:

1. Idiopathic PD based on the UK Brain Bank diagnostic criteria.

2. Any race and either gender, age 40-79

3. Able to read and understand English with the capacity to provide voluntary informed consent by signing the informed consent form (ICF)

4. Willing to comply with all study procedures including multiple multiple lumbar punctures (LP)

5. Must be on a stable regimen of central nervous system acting medications (if applicable) for at least 30 days prior to the baseline visit (e.g., benzodiazepines, antidepressants, hypnotics) Inclusion criteria specific for Cohort 1: 6a. Diagnosis of PD duration > 5 year 7a. Hoehn & Yahr scale (H&Y) stage > 2 and < 4 in the ON state 8a. Must be on a stable regimen of PD medications, that includes levodopa, for at least 30 days prior to the screening visit A. Treatment with monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors will be allowed provided the dose has been stable for 60 days prior to baseline Inclusion criteria specific for Cohort 2: 6b. Diagnosis of PD duration < 3 years 7b. H&Y stage ≤ 2 8b. Participants who are currently NOT receiving symptomatic therapy (ST) (levodopa,dopamine agonists and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors) and NOT projected to require ST for at least 3 months from enrollment. a. Treatment with amantadine or an anticholinergic agent will be allowed provided the dose has been stable for 30 days prior to screening and will remain stable for the duration of the study Exclusion Criteria; Cohorts 1 and 2:

1. Diagnosis of atypical parkinsonism

2. History of bipolar disorder or major depression, or presence of active depression defined as a Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) score >17

3. History of a suicide attempt within the last 5 years or active suicidal ideations

4. History of schizophrenia or schizophrenia spectrum disorders

5. History of uncontrolled hypokalemia or hypomagnesaemia, or laboratory evidence of such on screening

6. History of cardiac arrhythmia, long QT syndrome, or a corrected QT interval (QTcF) ≥450ms at screening visit 1

7. Treated within 30 days prior to randomization, or planned use during the trial with any of the following classes of Concomitant drugs:

1. Class IA or III antiarrhythmic drugs

2. QT prolonging drugs

3. Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers

4. Anticoagulants

5. Proton pump inhibitors

8. A clinical history, or the active presence of a cardiovascular condition including:

1. Myocardial infarction, known cardiac ischemia, or angina

2. Cerebrovascular event (e.g. embolic stroke)

3. Congestive heart failure, symptomatic first degree atrioventricular (AV) block or PR interval > 220msec and all second and third degree AV block, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome, or other serious cardiac rhythm disturbances

4. History of Torsade de Pointes

5. Other cardiovascular history that, in the opinion of the Site Investigator, will preclude study participation

9. History of hepatic disease, including abnormal liver function defined as Total Bilirubin > 1.5 times upper limit, Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) and/or Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) > 2 times the upper limit of the normal, or coagulopathy with INR > 1.4

10. History of epilepsy or a seizure within the last 6 months

11. Active malignancy, or history of a neoplasm in the prior 5 years (excluding basal/squamous cell carcinoma)

12. Prior history of pancreatitis or total gastrectomy or evidence of abnormal pancreatic function defined as elevated amylase and/or lipase > 2 times upper limit of normal

13. Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), clinically significant chronic hepatitis such as hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV), or clinical history or signs of an active infection

14. History of drug or alcohol abuse ≤ 5 years

15. Active medical or psychiatric condition that in the opinion of the Site Investigator should preclude study participation

16. Previous surgical management for PD

17. Participants participating in any drug or device clinical investigation concurrently or within 30 days prior to screening for this study

18. Severe lactose and galactose intolerance

19. Participants with evidence of other significant laboratory abnormalities which in the opinion of the site investigator or clinical monitor should preclude study participation

20. Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to study drugs (nilotinib or matching placebo) or their components.

21. Female participants of child-bearing potential. Female participants must be post-menopausal, post-hysterectomy, or have a documented infertility based on a known medical or surgical condition

22. Participants with a history of bone marrow suppression or evidence of persistent myelosuppression defined as absolute neutrophil count <1.8 X 109/L, significant anemia, or thrombocytopenia defined as platelet count < 100 X 109/L Exclusion criteria specific for Cohort 1: 22a. Diagnosis of dementia based on the clinician's assessment, or a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score < 21 at baseline Exclusion criteria specific for Cohort 2: 22b.MoCA score < 26 at baseline 23b. Treated within 60 days prior to randomization or expected to require treatment within 3 months from randomization with any ST (including levodopa and dopamine agonists ) a. Treatment with amantadine or an anticholinergic agent will be allowed provided the dose has been stable for 30 days prior to screening and will remain stable for the duration of the study