Scott M. Hynes

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PURPOSE This phase I study aims at assessing the safety and tolerability of LY2603618, a selective inhibitor of Checkpoint Kinase 1, in combination with pemetrexed and determining the maximum tolerable dose and the pharmacokinetic parameters. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN This was an open-label, multicenter, dose-escalation study in patients with advanced solid(More)
LY2603618 is an inhibitor of checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1), an important regulator of the DNA damage checkpoints. Preclinical experiments analyzed NCI-H2122 and NCI-H441 NSCLC cell lines and in vitro/in vivo models treated with pemetrexed and LY2603618 to provide rationale for evaluating this combination in a clinical setting. Combination treatment of(More)
This phase I trial evaluated LY2603618, a selective inhibitor of the DNA damage checkpoint kinase 1, in combination with gemcitabine. Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors were enrolled. All patients received gemcitabine (1000 mg/m on days 1, 8, and 15 every 28 days) and either 170 mg (cohort 1) or 230 mg (cohort 2) of LY2603618. The primary(More)
Introduction LY2603618 is a selective inhibitor of checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) protein kinase, a key regulator of the DNA damage checkpoint, and is predicted to enhance the effects of antimetabolites, such as pemetrexed. This phase II trial assessed the overall response rate, safety, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of LY2603618 and pemetrexed in patients with(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective was to determine safety, toxicity, and a recommended phase II dose regimen of LY2606368, an inhibitor of checkpoint kinase 1, as monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This phase I, nonrandomized, open-label, dose-escalation trial used a 3 + 3 dose-escalation scheme and included patients with advanced solid tumors. Intravenous(More)
The disposition and metabolism of a Chk-1 inhibitor (LY2603618) was characterized following a 1-h intravenous administration of a single 250-mg dose of [14C]LY2603618 (50 µCi) to patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. LY2603618 was well tolerated with no clinically significant adverse events. Study was limited to three patients due to challenges(More)
LY2603618 is a selective inhibitor of deoxyribonucleic acid damage checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) and has been in development for the enhancement of chemotherapeutic agents. The study described was to assess the potential interaction between LY2603618 and cytochrome P450 isoform 2D6 (CYP2D6) substrate desipramine in patients with cancer. Before clinical(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether checkpoint kinase 1 inihibitor (CHK1), LY2603618, and gemcitabine prolong overall survival (OS) compared to gemcitabine alone in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. Patients with Stage II-IV locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer were randomized (2:1) to either 230 mg of LY2603618/1000 mg/m2(More)
To develop a population pharmacokinetic model to quantitate the distribution kinetics of glycylsarcosine (GlySar), a substrate of peptide transporter 2 (PEPT2), in blood, CSF and kidney in wild-type and PEPT2 knockout mice. A stepwise compartment modeling approach was performed to describe the concentration profiles of GlySar in blood, CSF, and kidney(More)
This first-in-human report examined the recommended Phase 2 dose and schedule of litronesib, a selective allosteric kinesin Eg5 inhibitor. Two concurrent dose-escalation studies investigated litronesib across the dose range of 0.125–16 mg/m2/day, evaluating the following schedules of administration on a 21-day cycle: Days 1, 2, 3; Days 1, 5, 9; Days 1, 8;(More)