A Phase 1-2 Study of ST101 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
This is an open-label, two-part, phase 1-2 dose-finding study designed to determine the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, and proof-of-concept efficacy of ST101 administered IV in patients with advanced solid tumors. The study consists of two phases: a phase 1 dose escalation/regimen exploration phase and a phase 2 expansion phase.
A Phase 1-2 Dose-escalation and Expansion Study of ST101 in Patients With Advanced Unresectable and Metastatic Solid Tumors
Dose escalation / regimen exploration phase During the dose escalation/regimen exploration phase, only patients diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic melanoma, carcinoma or sarcoma of any tumor type who are refractory or intolerant to all available therapies that would impact survival will be enrolled.
ST101 will be administered intravenously (IV), initially once per week. The dose escalation cohorts will be recruited using a standard 3+3 design. At each new dosing cohort, there will be a 1-week observation period after dosing the first patient in order to assess safety prior to dosing the remainder of the patients in that cohort. The dose cohorts will be 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 mg/kg with once weekly (QW) dosing in all cohorts except for the highest dose level which will be dosed every other week (Q2W).
The expansion phase consists of 4 specific tumor-type cohorts, which each follow the same Simon 2-stage design. Fifteen (15) patients will be enrolled in each cohort and treated with the ST101 RP2D. If one or more responses is observed that cohort will be expanded to a total of 30 patients to further assess efficacy.
Responses will be graded using response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) 1.1 (Eisenhauer 2009) for hormonal receptor positive (HRpos) locally advanced/metastatic breast cancer (LA/MBC) and melanoma, modified response assessment in neuro-oncology (RANO) (Ellingson 2017) for GBM and prostate cancer clinical trials working group 3 (PCWG3) (Scher 2016) for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).During the expansion phase, only patients diagnosed with the following tumor types will be allowed into this phase of the study:
- HRpos LA/MBC that has progressed after prior 1-2 hormone-based therapies. Previous treatment with cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor or chemotherapy is allowed as monotherapy or in combination.
- Melanoma that has progressed after/or on treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) and have received 1-2 prior lines of therapy for their advanced/metastatic disease. Patients that have BRAF mutated disease should also have received one line of appropriate targeted therapy.
- Primary (de novo) GBM that has recurred or progressed (per modified RANO criteria) after 1 standard treatment regimen. Standard therapy is defined as maximal surgical resection, radiotherapy, and concomitant temozolomide with radiotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy with temozolomide. Patients that undergo tumor treating fields as an adjuvant to first line therapy are allowed.
- CRPC that has progressed after previous treatment with taxanes, abiraterone and enzalutamide/apalutamide.
The tumor types in the expansion phase may change based on emerging data from the dose escalation phase of this study. Additional mini cohorts of 10 patients may be added to the expansion phase based on efficacy signals during the dose escalation phase.
Glioblastoma, Melanoma Stage IV, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, GBM, Brain Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Metastatic Melanoma, Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Melanoma Recurrent, Prostate Cancer Metastatic, Recurrent Glioblastoma, Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma, Breast Neoplasms, Prostatic Neoplasms, Melanoma, Brain Neoplasms, Recurrence, Temozolomide, Radiation
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Open to people ages 18 years and up
- Inclusion Criteria
- Able and willing to sign informed consent form (ICF) and comply with the protocol and the restrictions and assessments therein.
- Male or female ≥18 years of age.
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1.
- Must have a locally advanced or metastatic inoperable tumor as follows:
- Agrees to provide a newly obtained biopsy of an accessible lesion (if they can be biopsied based on the investigator's assessment) prior to the start of study treatment, and to repeat biopsy once during study treatment. Tissue obtained for the biopsy must not be previously irradiated (unless progressing following irradiation), but a new or progressing lesion in the radiation field is acceptable. Archived biopsies are acceptable for GBM patients.
- In the investigator's opinion, the patient may not derive clinical benefit from, or is ineligible for, a particular form of standard therapy on medical grounds, or the patient failed or did not tolerate one or more of other anti-cancer therapies:
- For the dose escalation/regimen exploration phase up to 3 previous lines of systemic anticancer therapies are allowed. Since this is a FIH study, it's important that patients are not refractory to therapeutic intervention due to multiple lines of prior therapies.
- For the expansion phase: i. HRpos LA/MBC must have progressed after prior 1-2 hormone-based therapies. Previous treatment with cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor or chemotherapy is allowed as monotherapy or in combination ii. Melanoma that has progressed after or on treatment with a CPI and have received 1-2 prior lines of therapy for their advanced/metastatic disease. Patients that have BRAF mutated disease should also have received one line of appropriate targeted therapy iii. Primary (de novo) GBM that has recurred or progressed (per modified RANO criteria) after 1 standard treatment regimen (surgery, radiotherapy, and temozolomide therapy). Patients that undergo tumor treating fields as an adjuvant to first line therapy are allowed.
iv. CRPC that has progressed after previous treatment with taxanes, abiraterone and enzalutamide/apalutamide or that are intolerant to these treatments.
- Evaluable disease per RECIST 1.1, modified RANO or PCWG3 with at least one target lesion
- Disease that progressed on, or is non-responsive to, the previous line of therapy per RECIST 1.1, modified RANO or PCWG3.
- If not menopausal or surgically sterile, willing to practice at least one of the following highly effective methods of birth control for at least a (partner's) menstrual cycle before and for four months after ST101 administration: (1) total abstinence from sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex; (2) sexual intercourse with vasectomized male/sterilized female partner; (3) combined (estrogen and progestogen containing) or progestogen-only hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation (oral, parenteral, transvaginal or transdermal) for at least 3 consecutive months prior to investigational product administration; (4) other acceptable forms of birth control (condoms, contraceptive sponge, diaphragm or vaginal ring with spermicide or cream); (5) use of an intrauterine contraceptive device.
- All previous anti-cancer therapy-related adverse events should have resolved to grade 1 or baseline value with the exception of alopecia. Levothyroxine is allowed for patients that previously received a CPI and experienced thyroid dysfunction.
You CAN'T join if...
- Use of small molecule or tyrosine kinase inhibitor within 2 weeks or 5 half-lives (whichever is shorter) prior to the first dose of study drug; chemotherapy, investigational drug or biological cancer therapy within 3 weeks prior to the first dose of study therapy; nitrosourea or radioisotope within 6 weeks prior to first dose.
- Known hypersensitivity to ST101 or any of its excipients.
- Baseline corrected interval between q and t wave on electrocardiogram (ECG) (QTc) > 480 msec using Fredericia's formula.
- Symptomatic ascites or pleural effusion. A patient who is clinically stable following treatment for these conditions (including therapeutic thoraco- or paracentesis) is eligible.
- Known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Patients with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are clinically stable for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry, have no evidence of new or enlarging brain metastases, and are off steroids for at least 14 days prior to first dose of study drug. This criterion does not apply to patients on the GBM cohort.
- Presence of any other active malignancy requiring systemic therapy other than the disease under study.
- Active infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and CD4+ T-cell count <350/μL. Patients not on established ART for at least four weeks and having a detectable HIV viral load. Testing is not required for eligibility.
- Active infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, defined by a detectable viral load. Testing is not required for eligibility.
Active autoimmune disease or a documented history of autoimmune disease or syndrome that requires systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents. Vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy are exceptions to this rule. Patients requiring intermittent use of bronchodilators or topical steroids would not be excluded from the study. Patients with hypothyroidism that is stable on hormone replacement or controlled type 1 diabetes will not be excluded from the study.
10. Use of systemic corticosteroids to treat inflammatory or autoimmune symptoms
within 15 days or other immunosuppressive drugs within 30 days prior to the start of the study. Inhaled and topical corticosteroids are permitted. Up to 10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent is permitted as replacement therapy for adrenal insufficiency only.
11. Active infection requiring systemic therapy. 12. Active immune thrombocytopenic purpura or other chronic thrombocytopenic
13. Therapeutic anticoagulation that cannot be interrupted for a biopsy or had a
thromboembolic event within the last 6 months.
14. History or clinical evidence of any surgical or medical condition which the
investigator judges as likely to interfere with the results of the study or pose an additional risk in participating, or makes the patient unlikely to comply with the study related visits and assessments particularly any pre-existing condition that would put the patient at additional risk should they experience an infusion-related reaction, e.g., rapidly progressive or uncontrolled disease involving a major organ system - vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, hematologic, neurologic, neoplastic, renal, endocrine, or an immunodeficiency
15. Unable to comply with the visits and requirements of the protocol due to
16. Exclusion Criteria for GBM Cohort:
a) Any prior therapy for GBM other than that which is considered SOC for primary
GBM, including but not limited to the following: i. more than one line of adjuvant temozolomide ii. prior treatment with another investigational drug iii. prior treatment with bevacizumab (Avastin) or other vascular-endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors or VEGF-receptor signaling inhibitors iv. prior treatment with nitrosoureas v. prior therapy that included interstitial brachytherapy or Gliadel® Wafers (carmustine implants) b) secondary GBM (i.e., GBM that progressed from low-grade diffuse astrocytoma or AA) c) tumor with a clinically significant mass effect (>5 mm midline shift) while on a stable corticosteroid dose d) prednisone or equivalent dose of >10mg per day e) known history of allergy
accepting new patients
San Francisco California 94143 United States
- Sarah Cannon Research Institute
in progress, not accepting new patients
Denver Colorado 80218 United States
- Northwestern Medicine Cancer Centers
accepting new patients
Warrenville Illinois 60555 United States
Lead Scientist at UCSF
- Nicholas Butowski
Dr. Nicholas Butowski is a neuro-oncologist who specializes in brain tumors, neuroimaging, cognitive and rehabilitative neurology, and complementary therapies for neurological disorders. He is director of clinical services in neuro-oncology and a researcher at the Brain Tumor Center.
- accepting new patients
- Start Date
- Completion Date
- Sapience Therapeutics
- Anticancer Activity of ST101, A Novel Antagonist of CCAAT/Enhancer Binding Protein β
- Phase 1/2 research study
- Study Type
- Expecting 162 study participants
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