for males (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Lawrence Fong



The study will be conducted in 2 Stages. The primary objective of Stage 1 of the study is to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of ES414 administered intravenously to patients with mCRPC. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), immunogenicity, cytokine response, and clinical activity of ES414. The primary objective of Stage 2 of the study is to evaluate the clinical activity of ES414 in patients that have or have not received prior chemotherapy. Secondary objectives are to further characterize the safety profile, PK, PD, and immunogenicity of ES414.

Official Title

A Phase 1 Study of ES414 in Patients Wtih Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer


Stage 1 - Dose Escalation: The dose escalation stage of the study will test weekly doses of 0.2 mcg/kg to 300 mcg/kg over 9 dose levels (cohorts). Cohorts 1 to 3 consist of single patients and Cohorts 4 - 9 will consist of a minimum of 3 patients; an additional 3 patients may be added to the cohort if adverse events possibly related to ES414 or dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) occur. The next dose cohort will only enroll after the patient(s) in the current dose cohort have completed the first cycle of dosing (4 weeks) with no significant adverse events or DLTs. Six patients will be enrolled at the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and this dose will be used for Stage 2.

Stage 2 - Expansion: The continuous intravenous infusion MTD dose regimen will be further examined in 2 expansion cohorts; the first cohort are patients that have received prior chemotherapy, such as docetaxel for mCRPC, and the second cohort are those that have not received prior chemotherapy for mCRPC. Serum samples will be collected for serial PK assessment for ES414 drug levels and antibody formation. Response will be assessed every 2 months during the first 6 months of treatment and then every 3 months until progression of mCRPC, intolerable side effects, or withdrawal of consent.


Prostate Cancer metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer CRPC Prostatic Neoplasms


You can join if…

Open to males

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate. No evidence of neuroendocrine differentiation or small cell features.
  • Surgically or medically castrated, with testosterone ≤ 50 ng/dL (≤ 1.7 nmol/L).
  • Progressive prostate cancer by either serum PSA levels, soft tissue or bone disease as defined by the PCWG2 criteria.
  • In Stage 1, patients may or may not have received prior chemotherapy for mCRPC. In Stage 2, patients will be enrolled into two cohorts based on whether or not they have received prior chemotherapy for mCRPC. Any prior chemotherapy must have been completed ≥ 4 weeks prior to administration of ES414. Additionally, in countries where abiraterone or enzalutamide are commercially available, patients in Stage 1 and 2 must have progressed on abiraterone and/or enzalutamide prior to study entry.
  • ECOG ≤ 1
  • Life expectancy > 6 months per investigator
  • Adequate hematologic, renal, and hepatic parameters

You CAN'T join if...

  • Any chemotherapy, sipuleucel-T, or investigational drug in prior 4 weeks, or abiraterone or enzalutamide in prior 2 week
  • Any radiation therapy in prior 2 weeks
  • Any prior therapy targeted against PSMA
  • History of seizures
  • History of central nervous system metastasis
  • History of nephrotic syndrome
  • Spot urine total protein:creatinine ratio >1,000 mg/gm
  • Planned palliative procedures for alleviation of bone pain
  • Active infection requiring treatment with systemic anti-infectives or major surgery in prior 4 weeks.
  • Any prednisone (or equivalent corticosteroids) use within 2 weeks of study entry
  • Chronic immunosuppressive therapy
  • Known history of HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C infection
  • Evidence of severe or uncontrolled systemic diseases
  • History of bleeding disorders or thromboembolic events in prior 3 months


  • University of California
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Seattle Washington 98109 United States

Lead Scientist


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
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Aptevo Therapeutics
Phase 1
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