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First-in-Human Study of MS201408-0005A as Single Agent and in Combinations

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03306420
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study was terminated early due to lackluster pharmacodynamic data that showed no significant reduction of plasma kynurenine at steady state of M4112.)
First Posted : October 11, 2017
Results First Posted : February 6, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
EMD Serono ( EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. )

Brief Summary:
This is a Phase I, open-label study to determine the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary antitumor activity of MS201408-0005A as single agent (Part IA only) and in combination with MS201408-0005C or MS201408-0005B (Part IB, Part IC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic or Locally Advanced Unresectable Solid Tumors Drug: M4112 Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I, First-in-Human, Open-Label, Multiple-Ascending Dose Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Activity of MS201408-0005A as Single Agent and Sequentially in Combinations With MS201408-0005C or MS201408-0005B in Subjects With Metastatic or Locally Advanced Unresectable Solid Tumors
Actual Study Start Date : October 3, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 14, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : January 14, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Part IA Dose Escalation: M4112 100 mg
Participants received an oral dose of 100 milligrams (mg) M4112 twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).
Drug: M4112
All participants who received M4112 100,200,400,600 and 800 mg twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).

Experimental: Part IA Dose Escalation: M4112 200 mg
Participants received an oral dose of 200 mg M4112 twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).
Drug: M4112
All participants who received M4112 100,200,400,600 and 800 mg twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).

Experimental: Part IA Dose Escalation: M4112 400 mg
Participants received an oral dose of 400 mg M4112 twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).
Drug: M4112
All participants who received M4112 100,200,400,600 and 800 mg twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).

Experimental: Part IA Dose Escalation: M4112 600 mg
Participants received an oral dose of 600 mg M4112 twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).
Drug: M4112
All participants who received M4112 100,200,400,600 and 800 mg twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).

Experimental: Part IA Dose Escalation: M4112 800 mg
Participants received an oral dose of 800 mg M4112 twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).
Drug: M4112
All participants who received M4112 100,200,400,600 and 800 mg twice daily in 28-day cycles, starting from Day 1 of each cycle until confirmed disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (up to 15 Months).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants Who Experienced Dose Limiting Toxicities (DLTs) as Per National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI-CTCAE) Version 4.03 [ Time Frame: Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is of 28 days) ]
    DLTs was assessed as per NCI CTCAE v 4.03. DLT defined as any Grade greater than or equal (>=) 3 nonhematological AE or Immune-related adverse event (irAE) assessed by Investigator or Sponsor during first Cycle (first 28 days) of study treatment. Asymptomatic Grade >= 3 lipase or amylase elevation not associated with clinical manifestations of pancreatitis. Any TEAE observed in subsequent cycle. Any Grade 4 neutropenia of >= 5 days duration, Grade >= 3 febrile neutropenia, Grade 3 hemoglobin decrease despite blood transfusion or erythroid growth factor. Grade 4 hemoglobin decrease assessed as related to study drug. Any Grade 4 thrombocytopenia or Grade 3 thrombocytopenia with bleeding. Any Grade >= 3 clinical signs and symptoms related to increased QTc.

  2. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) and Who Experienced a Treatment Related Adverse Events (TRAE) According to National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4.03 [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    An adverse event (AE) was defined as any untoward medical occurrence in participant which does not necessarily have casual relationship with treatment was any unfavorable and unintended sign(including abnormal laboratory finding), symptom/disease temporally associated with use of medicinal product, whether/not considered related to medicinal product. A serious adverse event(SAE) was AE that resulted in any of the following outcomes: death; life threatening; persistent/significant disability/incapacity; initial/prolonged inpatient hospitalization; congenital anomaly/birth defect or was otherwise considered medically important. Term TEAE is defined as AEs starting/worsening after first intake of the study drug. TEAEs included both Serious TEAEs and non-serious TEAEs. Treatment related AE was defined as having a "Possible" or "Related" relationship to study treatment, as assessed by the Investigator.

  3. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Abnormalities in Laboratory Parameters [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    The laboratory measurements included hematology, biochemistry and hormonal tests. Number of participants with any clinically significant abnormalities in laboratory measurements were reported. Clinical significance was determined by the investigator.

  4. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Abnormalities in Vital Signs [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Vital signs assessment included blood pressure, pulse rate and body temperature. Number of Participants with any clinically significant abnormalities in vital signs were reported. Clinical significance was determined by the investigator.

  5. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With On-Treatment Shift in Eastern Cooperative Oncology Performance Status (ECOG PS) Score From 0 to 1 [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    ECOG PS score is widely used by doctors and researchers to assess how a participants' disease is progressing, and is used to assess how the disease affects the daily living abilities of the participant, and determine appropriate treatment and prognosis. The score ranges from Grade 0 to Grade 4, where Grade 0 = Fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction, Grade 1 = Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature (like light house work, office work), Grade 2 = Ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities, Grade 3 = Capable of only limited self-care, confined to bed or chair more than 50% of waking hours and Grade 4 = Completely disabled. Cannot carry on any self-care. Totally confined to bed or chair. Number of participants with on-treatment shift in ECOG PS Score from 0 to 1 were reported.

  6. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Change From Baseline in Physical Examination Abnormalities [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    A complete physical examination (including, general appearance, skin, pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, external genitourinary only as medically relevant, lymphatic, neurologic and musculoskeletal systems, head/neck, extremities, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and cognitive status) was performed. Number of participants with clinical significant change from baseline in physical examination abnormalities were reported. Clinical significance was determined by the investigator.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Area Under the Plasma Concentration Curve From Time Zero to 8 Hours Post Dose AUC(0-8h) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Area under the drug concentration-time curve from 0 to 8 h post dosing for M4112. AUC0-8 was calculated according to the mixed log-linear trapezoidal rule.

  2. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmax) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Pharmacokinetic PK parameter Cmax was obtained directly from the plasma concentration versus time curve.

  3. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Time to Reach Maximum Plasma Concentration (Tmax) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Time to reach the maximum plasma concentration (Tmax) was obtained directly from the concentration versus time curve.

  4. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Dose Normalized Area Under the Plasma Concentration-Time Curve From Time Zero to 8 Hour Post-dose (AUC0-8/Dose) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Dose normalized was calculated as area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to 8 h postdose divided by dose.

  5. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Dose Normalized Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmax/Dose) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Dose normalized was calculated as Cmax obtained directly from the concentration versus time curve divided by dose.

  6. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Accumulation Ratio for Area Under the Plasma Concentration-Time Curve From Time Zero to 8 Hour Post-dose (Racc[AUC0-8h]) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Accumulation ratio for Area Under the Plasma Concentration-Time Curve From Time Zero to 8 hours After Administration (Racc[AUC0-8h]) of M4112 was reported. Racc(AUC0-8h) calculated as AUC0-8h, on Cycle 1 Day 15 divided by AUC0-8h on Cycle 1 Day 1.

  7. Part IA Dose Escalation: Accumulation Ratio for Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Racc [Cmax]) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 h post-dose on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1 (Each Cycle is for 28 days) ]
    Accumulation ratio for Cmax was calculated as Cmax, Cycle 1 Day 15 divided by Cmax, Cycle 1 Day 1.

  8. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Pre-dose Observed Plasma Concentration (Cpre) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose on Days 8, 15 (Cycle 1) and Day 1 (Cycle 2) (Each Cycle is 28 days) ]
    Maximum pre-dose observed plasma concentration was reported.

  9. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Dose Normalized Pre-dose Observed Plasma Concentration (Cpre/Dose) of M4112 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose on Days 8, 15 (Cycle 1) and Day 1 (Cycle 2) (Each Cycle is 28 days) ]
    Dose normalized pre-dose observed plasma concentration (Cpre/dose) of M4112 was reported.

  10. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Slope of Concentration-QTc (cQTc) Regression of M4112 [ Time Frame: Baseline up to safety follow-up visit, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Time-matched, replicate ECGs and PK samples collected in the dose-escalation phase and planned to analyze QTC response using slope analysis of exposure/response.

  11. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Number of Participants With Best Overall Response (BOR) [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug administration until PD, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    BOR was determined according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version1.1(RECIST 1.1).Best response obtained among all tumor assessment visits after the date of first study drug administration until documented disease progression. BOR rate is defined as the number of participants with BOR was either confirmed complete response (CR) partial response (PR), stable disease (SD) and progressive disease (PD) relative to the number of participants belonging to the study of interest. CR:Disappearance of all target lesions; PR:At least a 30% decrease in the sum of the LD of target lesions, taking as reference the baseline sum LD; PD:At least a 20% increase in the sum of the LD of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum LD recorded since the treatment started or the appearance of one or more new lesions; SD:Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for PR nor sufficient increase to qualify for PD, taking as reference the smallest sum LD since the treatment started.

  12. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Duration of Response [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug administration until PD, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Duration of response defined as time from first documentation of objective response complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) whichever is first recorded) to date of first documentation of objective progression of disease or death due to any cause whichever occurs first. CR: Disappearance of all evidence of target and non-target lesions. PR: At least 30% reduction from baseline in the sum of longest diameter (SLD) of all lesions.

  13. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Disease Control Rate [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug administration until PD, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Disease control was defined as percentage of participants with complete response (CR), partial response (PR), or stable disease (SD) as the best overall response according to radiological assessments as adjudicated by the IRC from randomization until the first occurrence of PD. CR defined as disappearance of all target and non-target lesions and any pathological lymph nodes (whether target or non-target) must have reduction in short axis to < 10 mm. PR defined as at least a 30% decrease in the sum of diameters of target lesions taking as reference the baseline sum diameters. PD was defined as an increase of at least 20% in the sum of the diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum of the diameters of target lesions recorded since treatment started. Percentage of participants with disease control were reported.

  14. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Time to Tumor Response [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug administration until PD, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Tumor response was defined as the presence of at least 1 confirmed complete response (CR) or confirmed partial response (PR) as judged by RECIST version 1.1. CR was defined for target lesions (TLs) as the disappearance of all lesions, and for non-target lesions (NTLs) as the disappearance of all non-target non-measurable lesions and/or normalization of serum levels of tumor markers. PR was defined for TLs as at least a 30 percent (%) decrease from baseline (BL) in the sum of longest diameter (SLD) of TLs.

  15. Part 1A Dose Escalation: Progression Free Survival Time (PFS) [ Time Frame: From first dose of study drug administration until PD, assessed up to 15.4 months ]
    Progression free survival time defined as time from start date to the date of the first documentation of objective progression of disease or death due to any cause, whichever occurs first. PD was defined as at least a 20 percent (%) increase in the sum of longest diameter (SLD), taking as reference the smallest SLD recorded from baseline or the appearance of 1 or more new lesions. PFS was measured using Kaplan-Meier (KM) estimates.



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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:

  • Subjects with histologically or cytologically proven advanced or metastatic solid malignancies for whom no effective standard therapy exists or has failed or subjects who are intolerant to established therapy known to provide clinical benefit for their condition (dose escalation cohorts; Part I).
  • An eastern cooperative oncology group performance status (ECOG PS) of 0 to 1 at screening and adequate hematological, renal and hepatic function as defined by protocol specified criteria.
  • Other protocol defined inclusion criteria could apply.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy as defined by the occurrence of an adverse drug reaction requiring drug discontinuation (dose escalation cohorts), concurrent anticancer treatment or immunosuppressive agents.
  • Prior organ transplantation including allogeneic stem cell transplantation, brain metastases (except those meeting certain protocol specified criteria which are acceptable), significant acute or chronic infections, a history of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease.
  • Current significant cardiac conduction abnormalities and hypokalemia as specified in the protocol.
  • Warfarin or other Vitamin K antagonists treatment, strong inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450 (CYP)3A4, and drugs with a narrow therapeutic index, which are predominantly metabolized by CYP3A4 and drugs known to have a high risk to prolong QTc as per label.
  • Pregnancy or lactation.
  • Severe hypersensitivity reactions to monoclonal antibodies, known hypersensitivity to the investigational medicinal products or to one or more of the excipients, autoimmune diseases (inflammatory bowel diseases, interstitial lung disease, or pulmonary fibrosis), and live vaccines within 28 days prior to study entry.
  • Pneumonitis and history of pneumonitis.
  • Other protocol defined exclusion criteria could apply.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03306420


Locations
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United States, Connecticut
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
United States, Texas
University of TX M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Partner
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics (START)
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Investigators
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Study Director: Medical Responsible EMD Serono Inc., a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by EMD Serono ( EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. ):
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] February 7, 2019
Study Protocol  [PDF] September 8, 2017

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03306420    
Other Study ID Numbers: MS201408-0005
First Posted: October 11, 2017    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 6, 2020
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by EMD Serono ( EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. ):
MS201408-0005A
MS201408-0005B
MS201408-0005C
First-in-Human
Advanced solid tumors