A First in Human Study of the Menin-KMT2A (MLL1) Inhibitor JNJ-75276617 in Participants With Acute Leukemia

  • End date
    Jun 20, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Updated on 23 October 2022
acute leukemia
direct bilirubin
gilbert's syndrome
serum bilirubin level


The purpose of this study is to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose(s) (RP2D[s]) of JNJ-75276617 in Part 1 (Dose Escalation) and to determine safety and tolerability at the RP2D(s) in Part 2 (Dose Expansion).


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by uncontrolled clonal expansion of hematopoietic progenitor cells (myeloid blasts) in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, and other tissues. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a hematologic malignancy propagated by impaired differentiation, proliferation, and accumulation of lymphoid progenitor cells in the bone marrow and/or extramedullary sites. JNJ-75276617 is an orally bioavailable, potent, and selective protein-protein interaction inhibitor of the binding between histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2A ([KMT2A], also called mixed-lineage leukemia 1 [MLL1]; wild-type and fusion) and menin, with activity in leukemic cell lines and primary leukemia patient or patient-derived samples with either KMT2A alterations including gene rearrangements (KMT2A-r), duplications, and amplification, or nucleophosmin 1 gene (NPM1) alterations. The primary goal of this FIH study is to establish the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of JNJ-75276617 with an acceptable safety profile. The total duration of the study is up to 2 years and 10 months. Safety assessment will include adverse events (AEs), serious adverse events (SAEs), physical examination, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status, vital signs, electrocardiogram, clinical safety laboratory assessment and pregnancy testing.

Condition Acute Leukemias, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Treatment JNJ-75276617
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04811560
SponsorJanssen Research & Development, LLC
Last Modified on23 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Relapsed or refractory acute leukemia and has exhausted, or is ineligible for, available therapeutic options
Acute leukemia harboring histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2A (KMT2A) or nucleophosmin 1 gene (NPM1) alterations
Pretreatment clinical laboratory values meeting the following criteria: (a) Hematology: white blood cell (WBC) count less than or equal to (<=) 30 10^9/liter (L) (hydroxyurea may be used to lower WBC count at screening and during study; (b) Chemistry: Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <=2.5 upper limit of normal (ULN), total serum bilirubin <= 1.5 ULN (participants with elevated bilirubinemia, such as Gilbert's syndrome, may enroll if conjugated bilirubin is within clinically acceptable range) and renal function; Estimated or measured glomerular filtration rate greater than or equal to (>=) 60 milliliter per minute (mL/min)/1.73 meter square (m^2) per four variable modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) equation
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status grade of 0, 1, or 2
A woman of childbearing potential must have a negative highly sensitive serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin at screening and within 48 hours prior to the first dose of study treatment
A male must agree to all the following during the study and for 90 days after the last dose of study treatment: A male must agree to all the following during the study and for 90 days after the last dose of study treatment: (a) wear a condom when engaging in any activity that allows for passage of ejaculate to another person; (b) not to donate sperm or freeze for future use for the purpose of reproduction. In addition, the participant should be advised of the benefit for a female partner to use a highly effective method of contraception as condom may break or leak

Exclusion Criteria

Acute promyelocytic leukemia according to World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 criteria
Active central nervous system (CNS) disease
Prior solid organ transplantation
QTc according to Fridericia's formula (QTcF) for males >= 450 millisecond (msec) or for females >= 470 msec. Participants with a family history of Long QT syndrome are excluded
Exclusion criteria related to stem cell transplant: a. Willing and able to undergo allogeneic stem cell transplant (if clinically indicated); b. Received prior treatment with allogenic bone marrow or stem cell transplant <=3 months before the first dose of study treatment; c. Has evidence of graft versus host disease; d. Received donor lymphocyte infusion <=1 month before the first dose of study treatment; e. Requires immunosuppressant therapy (exception: daily doses <=10 milligrams (mg) prednisone or equivalent are allowed for adrenal replacement)
Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or radiotherapy within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives (whichever is shorter) before the planned first dose of study treatment
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