A Phase I Open-label Study for Subjects With Advanced Malignancies

  • End date
    Dec 1, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Athenex, Inc.
Updated on 22 August 2021


This is a first-in-human (FIH) Phase 1 dose escalation study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, and preliminary activity of PT01 administered IV in subjects with advanced malignancies.'


The study consists of a Dose Escalation Phase and a Dose Expansion Phase, both of which include a 28-day Screening Period, Baseline, a Treatment Period (comprised of 28-day cycles with weekly dosing on Days 1, 8, 15, and 22), and a Follow-up Period. Unique to the Dose Escalation Phase is the inclusion of Cycle 0 during which a single dose of PT01 will be administered before Cycle 1 for detailed exploration of the PK/PD relationship.

All PT01 IV doses will be administered at the clinical site.

Condition Advanced Solid Malignancies
Treatment PT01 (Pegtomarginase)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04136834
SponsorAthenex, Inc.
Last Modified on22 August 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Eligible subjects must have/be
Able to understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent form (ICF)
Male and female adults 18 years of age at the time of informed consent
Advanced solid malignancies for which no standard therapy is available. Subjects in whom available standard therapy is contraindicated may be eligible
For Dose Expansion Phase
Expansion Group A: Histologically confirmed unresectable locally advanced or
metastatic (AJCC stage IIIB, IIIC, or IV) cutaneous malignant melanoma for
which no standard therapy is suitable
\. At least 1 measurable site of disease as defined per RECIST v1.1 criteria
(Dose Expansion Phase) or evaluable disease (Dose Escalation Phase only)
\. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 1
\. Life expectancy of >12 weeks
\. Adequate hematologic status within 28 days prior to dosing as demonstrated
by not requiring transfusion support or granulocyte-colony stimulating factor
(G-CSF) to
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) 1.5 109/L
Platelet count 100 109/L
Hemoglobin 90 g/L 9. Adequate liver function as demonstrated by
Serum bilirubin <2 the upper limit of normal (ULN)
Aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 3 ULN or 5 ULN in subjects with liver metastases
Gamma-glutamyl transferase 5 ULN Athenex, Inc. Confidential Page 9 Final v2.0_17 Jun 2019 Clinical Study Protocol_Amendment 01 ATX-PT01-001
Alkaline phosphatase 3 ULN or 5 ULN if bone or liver metastasis is present 10. Serum creatinine 1.5 ULN or estimated creatinine clearance 50 mL/min according to the Cockcroft-Gault formula 11. Prothrombin time(PT) (or International Normalized Ratio[INR]) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) 1.5 ULN or within the intended therapeutic range within 72 hours before the first dose of study drug in subjects receiving anticoagulant therapy 12. Willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, and laboratory tests 13. Absence of any other malignancy which has been active or treated within the past 3 years, except for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, and nonmelanoma skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas) 14. Men who are sterile (including vasectomy confirmed by post vasectomy semen analysis) OR agree to use a condom with spermicide and to not donate sperm during the study and for at least 90 days following last dose of PT01 15. Female subjects must be postmenopausal (>12 months without menses) or surgically sterile (ie,by hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy) or must be using highly effective contraception (ie, oral contraceptives, intrauterine device, double barrier method of condom and spermicide) and agree to continue use of contraception for 90 days after their last dose of PT01 16. Subjects who are of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at Screening and within 72 hours prior to the first dose 17. Peripheral forearm veins suitable for venous access including cannulation for infusion of PT01 and multiple blood sampling

Exclusion Criteria

Eligible subjects must not have/be
Received prior arginase or arginine deiminase therapy
Received recent anticancer therapy defined by
Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and monoclonal antibodies (but excluding nitrosourea, mitomycin-C, targeted therapy) 28 days prior to starting study drug or who have not recovered from side effects of such therapy to Grade1 (National Cancer Institute [NCI] Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] v4.03) except for subjects with alopecia; subjects receiving luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists may be considered for enrollment after discussion with the Sponsor
Last administration of nitrosourea or mitomycin-C 42 days prior to starting study drug or who have not recovered from the side effects of such therapy to Grade 1
Targeted therapy (eg, sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib) 14 days prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from the side effects of such therapy to Grade 1
Radiotherapy 28 days prior to starting study drug or 14 days prior to starting study drug in the case of localized radiotherapy (eg, for analgesic purpose or for lytic lesions at risk of fracture) or who have not recovered from radiotherapy toxicities to Grade 1
Undergone major surgery (eg, intrathoracic, intraabdominal, or intrapelvic), open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury 28 days prior to starting study treatment; subjects who have had minor procedures, percutaneous biopsies, or placement of vascular access device 7 days prior to starting study drug; or subjects who have not recovered from side effects of such procedure or injury
Uncontrolled concurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active serious infection Athenex, Inc. Confidential Page 10 Final v2.0_17 Jun 2019 Clinical Study Protocol_Amendment 01 ATX-PT01-001 requiring systemic antimicrobials (within 14 days prior to first dose), uncontrolled arterial hypertension (>160/100 mm Hg on antihypertensive medications), chronic pulmonary disease requiring oxygen, known bleeding disorders, uncontrolled endocrine diseases, altered mental status, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with protocol requirements
Significant cardiac or pulmonary disease defined by New York Heart Association Class III or IV, history of myocardial infarction within 6 months prior starting study drug, significant unstable arrhythmia, or evidence of ischemia on ECG
Symptomatic or uncontrolled brain metastases requiring current treatment (fewer than 28 days from last cranial radiation or from last steroids use)
Healing or open wound(s)
Lack of recovery of prior AEs to Grade 1 severity (except alopecia or lymphopenia) due to medications administered prior to the first dose of study drug
Any other condition or finding (including social situation) that, in the opinion of the Investigator, may render the subject to be either at excessive risk for treatment complications or not able to provide evaluable outcome information
Known allergy to any of the formulation components of PT01
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