Saracatinib Trial TO Prevent FOP (STOPFOP)

  • End date
    Aug 1, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Updated on 4 October 2022


This is a phase 2 study, designed as a European multicentre 6-month double blind random-ized controlled trial (RCT) of AZD0530 versus matched placebo, followed by a 12 month trial comparing open-label extended AZD0530 treatment with historical control data.

Study population: Male and female adult patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of FOP who meet the inclusion (active disease) and exclusion criteria will be eligible for participation in this study. The total number of enrolled patients will be 20.

Intervention: Patients will be randomized to receive either AZD0530 100mg once daily or matched placebo, taken orally for the first 6 months, immediately followed by an open-label extension in which all patients will receive AZD0530 100mg once daily oral dose for a further 12 months.

Endpoints: Endpoints include objective change in heterotopic bone volume measured by low-dose whole-body computer tomography (CT) , [18F] NaF Positron Emission Tomography (PET) activity and patient reported outcome measures.

Condition Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
Treatment Matching Placebo, AZD0530 Difumarate
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04307953
SponsorAmsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Last Modified on4 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Male or female aged 18-65 with a clinical diagnosis of FOP at screening, including congenital malformation of the great toes and a history of spontaneous or injury-induced heterotopic ossification (HO), and have a confirmed classic FOP phenotype by the documentation of an ACVR1R206H/+ genomic sequence
Female participants who are women of child-bearing potential will be required to use a highly effective method of contraception as defined in section 5.4, in combination with a condom or diaphragm or cervical/vault caps with spermicidal foam/gel/film/suppository), from the time of enrolment until 4 weeks after final dose of study drug, unless practicing true sexual abstinence as defined in section 5.4
Male participants will be required to avoid procreative sexual intercourse with women of child-bearing potential from time of enrollment until 4 weeks after final dose of study drug through use of highly effective contraceptive methods. Male participants with a pregnant female partner will be required to use a condom for the duration of the study and for 4 weeks final dose of study drug. Male study participants will not be permitted to donate sperm for from the time of enrolment and until 4 weeks after final dose of study drug
Participants will have to be able to understand and complete study and willing to sign
informed consent (IC). They have to be able to attend and comply with the
study visits and related activities, adhere to all study-related restrictions
and able to undergo procedures such as PET and CT imaging

Exclusion Criteria

Not willing to strictly adhere to the reproductive restrictions as defined in section 5.4
Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding (from the time 3 months prior to 4 weeks after completion of participation in the study)
The presence of significant concomitant illness or history of significant illness such as cardiac, respiratory, renal, rheumatologic, neurologic, psychiatric, endocrine, metabolic, lymphatic disease, or infectious disease, that might confound the results of the study or pose additional risk to the patient
Evidence of active bleeding (including hematuria or hematochezia,) acute or chronic gastrointestinal illness, inflammatory bowel disease, or mucositis
Malignant disease / cancer requiring treatment in the past 3 years (except some primary non melanoma skin cancer)
Severely impaired renal function defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate <30 mL/min/1.73 m2 calculated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation
Showing uncontrolled diabetes mellitus with an HbA1C > 9%
Significant viral illness or active infections at screening or randomisation; Subjects should not have subacute or acute fevers of >101 degrees F at time of screening or randomisation
Evidence of prolonged QT interval at screening or randomization (defined as QTc of >450 ms) .or known congenital long-QT syndrome
Current blood clotting or bleeding disorder, or significantly abnormal INR-prothrombin time or partial thromboplastin time at screening, or clinically significant abnormalities in other screening laboratories, including significant abnormalities in vitamin B12 or thyroid function tests would be cause for exclusion.-
Abnormal liver function test results defined as aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >2.0 x upper limit of normal (ULN); alanine aminotransferase (ALT) >2.0 x ULN; and / or total bilirubin >1.5 x ULN
Neutropenia defined as an absolute neutrophil count of <1,500/µl
Known allergy or intolerance to AZD0530 or any excipients used in the investigational medicinal products
Thrombocytopenia defined as platelet count <100 × 103/µl
Simultaneous participation in another interventional clinical study or a non-interventional study with imaging measures or invasive procedures (eg. collection of blood or tissue samples); Participation in the FOP Connection Registry ([]( or other studies in which patients completed study questionnaires are possible
Treatment with another investigational or drug that might interfere with HO formation and the interpretation of the study drug in the last 90 days
Current use or history of regular alcohol consumption exceeding 14 units/week (6 glasses of 13.0% wine (175ml), 6 pints of 4.0% lager or ale (568ml), 5 pints of 4.5% cider (568 ml) or 14 glasses of 10.0% spirits (25ml)) within 6 months of screening
Currently active metabolic bone disease, other than FOP
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