Development of a Modeling Framework to Simulate Efficacy Endpoints for Motesanib in Thyroid Cancer Patients

To develop a modeling framework that simulates clinical endpoints (objective response rate and progression-free survival) to support development of motesanib. The framework was evaluated using results from a phase 2 study of motesanib in thyroid cancer.

Models of probability and duration of dose modifications and overall survival were developed using data from 93 patients with differentiated thyroid cancer and 91 patients with medullary thyroid cancer, who received motesanib 125 mg once daily. The models, combined with previously developed population pharmacokinetic and tumor growth inhibition models, were assessed in predicting dose intensity, tumor size over time, objective response rate, and progression-free survival. Dose–response simulations were performed in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.

Author(s): Laurent Claret, Jian-Feng Lu, Yi-Na Sun, Rene Bruno

Year: November 1, 2010