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First-in-human Safety and Tolerability of MP0317 in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05098405
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 28, 2021
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Molecular Partners AG

Brief Summary:
This study is investigating a new experimental therapy, MP0317, a DARPin® drug candidate targeting fibroblast activation protein (FAP) and CD40. Preclinical studies suggest that MP0317 may provide benefit for the treatment of tumors known to express high levels of FAP and for which approved therapies have been exhausted. This is the first study of MP0317 in humans and its main purpose is to test its safety and tolerability in patients with advanced solid tumors. This study will also examine the blood levels of MP0317 at several increasing dose levels and a recommended dose for further development will be determined. The recommended dose will be tested in a second part of the study to confirm safety and to further assess the preliminary biologic and anti-tumor activity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Malignant Solid Tumor Drug: MP0317, a tri-specific fibroblast activation protein (FAP) x CD40 DARPin® drug candidate Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, First-in-human, Multicenter, Open-label, Dose-escalation Study to Characterize the Safety and Tolerability of MP0317 in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors
Actual Study Start Date : October 11, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dose-escalation Cohorts

The starting dose is 0.03 mg/kg every 3 weeks (q3w) and up to 6 dose levels are planned.

Study treatment will be administered as an intravenous (IV) infusion until progressive disease (PD), unacceptable toxicity, withdrawal of consent or other reasons to discontinue treatment occur, whichever comes first.

Drug: MP0317, a tri-specific fibroblast activation protein (FAP) x CD40 DARPin® drug candidate

The study will start with dose-escalation cohorts to determine the recommended dose for expansion (RDE) or the maximum tolerated dose (MTD).

Once the RDE (or MTD) has been determined, a safety expansion cohort will be opened and additional patients will be treated with MP0317 monotherapy at this dose to confirm safety in a larger population.

Study treatment will be administered every 3 weeks (q3w) as an intravenous (IV) infusion until progressive disease (PD), unacceptable toxicity, withdrawal of consent or other reasons to discontinue treatment occur, whichever comes first. Treatment beyond PD will be allowed as per Immunotherapy Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (iRECIST).





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Type, incidence and severity of AEs and serious adverse events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: From first study drug administration and until 10 weeks after the last study drug administration or end of study (EOS) ]
    According to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) v5.0

  2. Incidence of dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) [ Time Frame: First study drug administration until 7 days after the second study drug administration ]
    DLTs will be reviewed as a subset of AEs that occur within 7 days after the second study drug administration

  3. Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: From first study drug administration and until 10 weeks after the last study drug administration or end of study (EOS) ]
    Based on occurrence of DLTs within an adaptive study design following Bayesian Logistic Regression Model (BLRM)

  4. Recommended dose for expansion (RDE) [ Time Frame: From first study drug administration and until 10 weeks after the last study drug administration or end of study (EOS) ]
    Based on incidence and nature of DLTs, and incidence, nature, and severity of AEs and SAEs


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum concentration-time profiles [ Time Frame: 6months ]
    Including parameters like maximum serum concentration (Cmax), time at Cmax (Tmax), minimal serum concentration (Cmin)

  2. Area under the serum curve (AUC) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis of MP0317

  3. Total clearance (CL) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    PK analysis of MP0317

  4. Volume of distribution at steady state (Vss) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    PK analysis of MP0317

  5. Half-life (t1/2) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    PK analysis of MP0317

  6. Occurrence of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Incidence, titer and time-course of ADAs

  7. Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Proportion of participants with complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1 and Immunotherapy Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (iRECIST)

  8. Disease control rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Best overall response (BOR) of CR, PR or stable disease (SD) lasting 4 or more weeks following first study drug administration

  9. Duration of response (DOR) of CR or PR [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    For participants with CR or PR, DOR will be calculated as the time from CR or PR to progressive disease (PD) or death.

  10. Time to progression (TTP) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Time from first study drug administration to PD

  11. Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Time from first study drug administration to PD or death

  12. Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 12 months; including 6 months survival follow-up ]
    Time from first study drug administration to death of any cause



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Has an advanced, histologically-proven solid tumor of one of the following types, and for which approved therapies have been exhausted or for which the Investigator considers the patient ineligible or unable to tolerate other treatments:

    1. Colorectal cancer
    2. Ovarian cancer
    3. Endometrial cancer
    4. Gastric cancer
    5. Pancreatic cancer
    6. Anal cancer
    7. Cervical cancer
    8. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)
    9. Mesothelioma
    10. Prostate cancer
    11. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
    12. Melanoma
    13. Urothelial/bladder cancer
    14. Microsatellite instability high cancer of any type
    15. Cutaneous squamous cell cancer
    16. Breast cancer
  2. Has signed and dated written informed consent before performing any study procedure, including screening
  3. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0 to 1
  4. Anticipated life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks by Investigator judgement
  5. Measurable disease according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1
  6. Should agree to undergo mandatory paired (pre and on-treatment) tumor biopsies and be considered to have biopsiable disease. The biopsies should be performed as follows:

    1. At least 1 tumor lesion ≥ 20 mm amenable to percutaneous biopsy other than the target lesion(s) used to follow response as defined by RECIST v1.1.
    2. For cutaneous or subcutaneous lesions, tumors should be ≥ 5 mm in diameter amenable to biopsy by excisional or punch biopsies without unacceptable risk of a major procedural complication.
    3. For core needle biopsy specimens, at least 3 to 6 cores with an 18-gauge needle should be collected.
    4. The on-treatment tumor biopsy should be taken from the same lesion as the pre-treatment biopsy. The biopsied lesion should be large enough to take both biopsies ≥ 1 cm apart.
  7. Should agree to undergo mandatory paired (pre and on-treatment) skin biopsies
  8. At least 28 days must have elapsed between any prior major surgery and screening. The following procedures are not considered major:

    1. Obtaining the pre-treatment tumor and skin biopsies as per protocol requirements
    2. Placement of a port for central venous access
    3. Needle, punch or excisional biopsy of a clinically or radiographically detected lesion
  9. Laboratory parameters at screening:

    a. Hematology: i. Platelet count ≥ 100,000 cells/mm3 ii. Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000 cells/mm3 iii. Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL b. Serum creatinine < 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or creatinine clearance > 50 mL/min on the basis of Cockcroft-Gault glomerular filtration rate estimation c. Coagulation: i. International normalized ratio (INR) < 1.5 ii. Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) ≤ 1.5 x ULN unless therapeutically warranted d. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 3 x ULN e. Bilirubin normal, except for patients with known familial hyperbilirubinemia (such as Gilbert syndrome); for patients with documented Gilbert's syndrome (Gilbert-Meulengracht syndrome) total bilirubin ≤ 3 x ULN is acceptable f. Albumin > 2.8 g/dL or > 28 g/L, and without albumin transfusion for ≥ 7 days before screening

  10. Is using highly effective contraception, for females of childbearing potential (FCBP) and for men, as follows:

    1. Female: Is not pregnant, is not breastfeeding, and one of the following applies:

      • Not a FCBP
      • A FCBP who agrees and/or whose male partner agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance from screening, during the treatment period, and for at least 3 months after the last study drug administration. A FCBP must have a negative serum pregnancy test result at screening.

Male: Agreement to use a highly effective contraception method from screening, during the treatment period, and for at least 3 months after the last study drug administration and to refrain from donating sperm during this period.

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Known hypersensitivity to excipients used in the MP0317 formulation
  2. Autoimmune diseases, except autoimmune endocrinopathies that are stable with hormone replacement therapy
  3. Inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, colitis, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, interstitial fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that may have elevated tissue fibroblast activation protein (FAP) expression unless approved after consultation with the Sponsor
  4. Serious illness or concomitant non-oncological disease considered by the Investigator to be incompatible with participating in the protocol
  5. Left ventricular ejection fraction of < 50% on echocardiographic exam or multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan at screening
  6. History or evidence of clinically significant cardiovascular disease defined as at least one of the following criteria:

    1. Evidence of poorly controlled arterial hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg)
    2. Myocardial infarction or instable angina pectoris within 6 months before screening
    3. Heart failure (New York Heart Association Class III or IV)
    4. Any cardiac arrhythmia that is not well controlled
    5. QT corrected (QTc) prolongation ≥ Grade 2 (> 480 ms) at screening measured on 2 separate electrocardiograms (ECG) at least 10 minutes apart
    6. Clinically significant valvular heart disease
  7. Severe dyspnea, pulmonary dysfunction or need for continuous supportive oxygen inhalation
  8. Arterial thromboembolic event, stroke or transient ischemia attack within 12 months before screening
  9. Known central nervous system (CNS) metastases that are either untreated or are treated but are associated with clinical symptoms (e.g. headache, convulsions); patients with CNS metastases that have been treated with radiotherapy and/or surgery are eligible if they are clinically without symptoms for at least 6 weeks before screening; if under treatment with corticosteroids (not exceeding 10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent) and/or anticonvulsive agents, patients must be on a stable dose for at least 14 days before first study drug administration.
  10. Active uncontrolled bleeding or a bleeding diathesis
  11. Therapy for active infection needs to be completed at least 7 days before first study drug administration
  12. Known positivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or history of HIV (HIV testing is not mandatory)
  13. Active hepatitis B (chronic or acute; HBV) defined as having a positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) test at screening. Patients with past or resolved HBV infection (defined as having a negative HBsAg test and a positive hepatitis B core antigen antibody test) are eligible.
  14. Active hepatitis C (HCV) infection defined as having a positive HCV antibody test followed by a positive HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) test at screening. The HCV RNA test will be performed only for patients who have a positive HCV antibody test. Patients who are positive for HCV antibodies are eligible only if polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is negative for HCV RNA.
  15. Serious or non-healing wound, skin ulcer or non-healing bone fracture
  16. Abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months before screening
  17. Any live vaccines within 28 days before first study drug administration
  18. An allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant
  19. History of another primary malignancy except for:

    1. Malignancy treated with curative intent and with no known active disease ≥ 2 years before screening and of relatively low potential risk for recurrence
    2. Adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer or lentigo maligna without evidence of residual disease
    3. Adequately treated carcinoma in situ without evidence of disease
    4. Cancer patients with incidental histologic findings of prostate cancer that, in the opinion of the Investigator, is not deemed to require active therapy (e.g. incidental prostate cancer identified following cystoprostatectomy that is tumor/node/metastasis Stage ≤ pT2N0) may be eligible, pending discussion and approval by the Sponsor
  20. Previous treatment with a DARPin® molecule
  21. Concurrent enrollment in another clinical study, unless it is an observational (non-interventional) clinical study, or it is the follow-up period of an interventional study
  22. Use of an investigational agent within 28 days before first study drug administration
  23. Any anticancer treatment, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or radiotherapy, within 21 days before first study drug administration; however, the following are allowed:

    1. Hormonal therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists or antagonists
    2. Hormone-replacement therapy or oral contraceptives
    3. Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases within 14 days before first study drug administration
  24. Continuous corticosteroid use exceeding 10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent
  25. Any condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would interfere with evaluation of the investigational medicinal product (IMP) or interpretation of the patient's data
  26. Unable or unwilling to comply with all study requirements for clinical visits, examinations, tests and procedures
  27. Patient deprived of liberty by a judicial or administrative decision, patient admitted to a social institution or who is under a measure of legal protection, patient hospitalized without consent or who is in an emergency situation

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05098405


Contacts
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Contact: Medical Director MPAG +41 44 755 77 00 info@molecularpartners.com

Locations
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France
Centre Léon Bérard Recruiting
Lyon, Cedex 08, France, 69373
IUCT-O Institut Claudius Régaud Recruiting
Toulouse, Cedex 09, France, 31059
Netherlands
NKI-AvL Recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066 CX
UMCU Recruiting
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584 CW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Molecular Partners AG
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Molecular Partners AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05098405    
Other Study ID Numbers: MP0317-CP101
2020-005516-22 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: October 28, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2021
Last Verified: December 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Molecular Partners AG:
Designed ankyrin repeat protein
DARPin®
fibroblast activation protein
CD40 antigen
advanced malignant solid neoplasm
relapsed malignant solid neoplasm
refractory malignant solid neoplasm
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms