A Study of the Effects of ALKS 4230 (Nemvaleukin Alfa) on Subjects With Solid Tumors

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Updated on 2 May 2021
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To better understand the safety and tolerability of ALKS 4230 in humans


To investigate the safety and tolerability of ALKS 4230, determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) and assess anti-tumor activity in Monotherapy and ALKS 4230 in Combination with pembrolizumab.

Condition Advanced Solid Tumors
Treatment ALKS 4230, ALKS 4230 + pembrolizumab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02799095
SponsorAlkermes, Inc.
Last Modified on2 May 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

For Part A, the subject has histological or cytological evidence of a solid tumor; for Part B, the subject has a diagnosis of melanoma or renal cell carcinoma
All subjects must have advanced solid tumors that have returned after treatment with established approved therapies or be intolerant of established therapies
Subjects enrolled in Part B or Part C must have at least 1 lesion that may qualify as a target lesion
Subject can move around on their own, has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1, and has an estimated life expectancy of at least 3 months
Subject must have adequate hematologic reserve
Subjects must have adequate liver function
Subjects must have adequate kidney function
Subjects must be recovered from the effects of any prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, other prior systemic anticancer therapy, radiotherapy or surgery
Subjects who have received investigational agents must wait at least 4 weeks
Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days of the start of treatment and on Day 1 before the first dose is administered. A female not of childbearing potential is one who has undergone bilateral oophorectomies or who is postmenopausal, defined as >45 years of age and without a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months
Meets contraceptive requirements defined in the protocol
Additional criteria may apply

Exclusion Criteria

Subject is currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or is planning to become pregnant during the study
Subjects with an active infection or with a fever >/= 38.5 degrees C within 3 days of the first scheduled day of dosing for Cycle 1
Subjects with active or symptomatic central nervous system metastases are excluded. Subjects with central nervous system metastases are eligible for the study if the metastases have been treated by surgery and/or radiation therapy, the subject is off corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks and the subject is neurologically stable
Subjects have a mean QT interval corrected by the Fridericia Correction formula value of >470 msec (in females) or >450 msec (in males)
Subjects with known hypersensitivity to any components of ALKS 4230
Subjects with known hypersensitivity to any components of pembrolizumab (for patients in combination arm only)
Subjects who require pharmacologic doses of corticosteroids; replacement doses, topical, ophthalmologic, and inhalational steroids are permitted
Subjects who developed autoimmune disorders while on prior immunotherapy, including pneumonitis, nephritis, and neuropathy
Subjects with any other concurrent uncontrolled illness, including mental illness or substance abuse, which may interfere with the ability of the subject to cooperate and participate in the study
The subject is known to be positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B or C, or active tuberculosis, or has a known history of tuberculosis
Subjects with dyspnea at rest of requiring oxygen therapy
Subjects active autoimmune disease requiring systemic treatment within the past 30 days
Subjects who received radiotherapy within the last 4 weeks before start of study treatment administration with the exception of limited field palliative radiotherapy
Subjects who have received systemic immunomodulatory agents within 28 days prior to C1D1
Subjects who have received administration of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks of Cycle 1, Day1
Prior solid organ and/or non-autologous hematopoietic stem cell or bone marrow transplant recipients
Subjects who have received prior IL-2 based or IL-15 based cytokine therapy
Additional criteria may apply
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