for males ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Lawrence Fong
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Lawrence Fong



An open-label, Phase 1/2a, study of HPN424 as monotherapy to assess the safety, tolerability and PK in patients with advanced prostate cancer refractory to androgen therapy

Official Title

A Phase 1/2a Open-label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of HPN424 in Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer Refractory to Androgen Therapy


Advanced Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer, Harpoon, TriTAC, Prostatic Neoplasms, HPN424 In Part 1 (Dose Escalation), HPN424 In Part 2 (Dose Expansion)


You can join if…

Open to males ages 18 years and up

  1. Male patients ≥18 years of age at the time of signing informed consent
  2. Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  3. Progressive metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC):
    1. Serum testosterone levels less than 50 ng/dL (or ≤0.50 ng/mL or 1.73 nmol/L) within 28 days prior to start of study drug
    2. Radiographic evidence of metastatic disease
    3. Disease progression on the prior systemic regimen, per Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 3 (PCWG3) criteria
    4. A sequence of at least 2 rising PSA values measured at a minimum of 1 week apart with a 2 ng/mL minimum starting value, or

    ii. Appearance of two or more new lesions on bone scans, or iii. Progressive visceral disease, or

    iv. Progressive nodal disease; previously normal (<1.0 cm) lymph nodes must have grown by ≥5 mm in the short axis from baseline or nadir and be ≥1.0 cm in the short axis to be considered to have progressed

  4. Must have received at least 2 prior systemic therapies approved for mCRPC
  5. Ongoing androgen depletion therapy with a gonadotropin releasing hormone analog or inhibitor, or orchiectomy (surgical or medical castration)
  6. For patients previously treated with first generation anti-androgens, discontinuation must have occurred ≥4 weeks (for flutamide or nilutamide) or ≥6 weeks (for bicalutamide) prior to start of study drug, with no evidence of an anti-androgen withdrawal response (i.e., no decline in serum PSA)
  7. For patients previously treated with a second-generation anti-androgen (e.g., enzalutamide or equivalent) or with abiraterone acetate, discontinuation must have occurred 2 weeks or 5 half-lives prior to start of study drug
  8. For patients previously treated with systemic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or treatment with an investigational anticancer agent, discontinuation must have occurred ≥2 weeks, or at least 4 half-lives (up to 4 weeks), whichever is longer, prior to start of study drug.
  9. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1

    10. Adequate bone marrow function, including:

    1. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1500/mm3 or ≥1.5 x 109/L
    2. Platelets ≥100,000/mm3 or ≥100 x 109/L
    3. Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL (no transfusions allowed within 1 week prior to screening)
      1. Adequate renal function, including:
    4. Estimated creatinine clearance ≥50 mL/min as calculated using the method standard for the institution

      12. Adequate liver function, including:

      1. Total serum bilirubin ≤1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) unless the patient has documented Gilbert syndrome in which case the maximum total serum bilirubin should be 5 mg/dL
      2. Aspartate and Alanine transaminase (AST and ALT) ≤2.5 x ULN
        1. Resolved acute effects of any prior therapy to baseline severity or CTCAE Grade ≤1 except for adverse events (AEs) not constituting a safety risk per the Investigator
        2. If of reproductive potential, willing to use 1 effective method of contraception (as defined in this protocol) during the treatment period, if partner is a female of childbearing potential.
        3. Willing to complete all scheduled visits and assessments at the institution administering therapy
        4. Able to read, understand and provide written informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Previously treated or current brain metastases
  2. Untreated spinal cord compression. Participants must be neurologically stable off steroids for at least 4 weeks prior to first dose of study drug
  3. Ongoing treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha therapies, systemic corticosteroids (prednisone dose >10 mg per day or equivalent), or other immune suppressive drugs
  4. History of or known or suspected autoimmune disease (exception(s): patients with vitiligo, resolved childhood atopic dermatitis, hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism that is clinically euthyroid at Screening are allowed)
  5. History of clinically significant cardiovascular disease such as symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF), uncontrolled hypertension defined as sustained BP >150 mmHg systolic, or >100 mmHg diastolic despite optimal antihypertensive treatment (BP must be controlled at screening), unstable angina pectoris, clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias, history of stroke (including TIA, or other ischemic event) within 6 months before first dose of study drug, myocardial infarction within 6 months before first dose of study drug, history of thromboembolic event within 3 months before first dose of study drug
  6. Known active or chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C as demonstrated by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity and/or anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) positivity, respectively, or known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive status
  7. Clinically active liver disease, including liver cirrhosis of Child-Pugh class B or C
  8. Second primary malignancy that has not been in remission for greater than 3 years.

    Exceptions that do not require a 3-year remission: non-melanoma skin cancer, resected melanoma in situ, or non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma

  9. In the judgment of the Investigator, patient has a clinically significant concurrent illness or psychological, familial, sociological, geographical, or other concomitant condition that would not permit adequate follow-up and compliance with the study protocol

    10. Any serious underlying medical or psychiatric condition (e.g., alcohol or drug abuse),

    dementia or altered mental status or any issue that would impair the ability of the patient to understand informed consent or that in the opinion of the Investigator would contraindicate the patient's participation in the study or confound the results of the study

    11. Known hypersensitivity, allergies, or intolerance to immunoglobulins, or to any

    excipient contained in HPN424 (see Investigator's Brochure)

    12. Is a participant or plans to participate in another interventional clinical study,

    while taking part in this protocol. Participation in an observational study is acceptable


  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Lawrence Fong
    Lawrence Fong, M.D. is the Efim Guzik Distinguished Professor in Cancer Biology in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, where he leads the Cancer Immunotherapy Program. He also co-directs the Parker Institute of Cancer Immunotherapy at UCSF and co-leads the Cancer Immunity and Immunotherapy Program in the Cancer Center.


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Harpoon Therapeutics
Phase 1/2 Prostate Cancer Research Study
Study Type
Expecting 110 study participants
Last Updated