Recruitment paused due to COVID-19
Principal Investigator: Arkadiusz Dudek, PhD, MD
Study Sponsor: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Regions Cancer Care Center
Phase of Study: Phase 1
Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to evaluate safety, tolerability and to identify the most appropriate dose of TAK-981 as treatment for patients with cancer. In addition, this study will also serve to obtain information on the amount of study drug in your blood after taking single and/or multiple doses of the study drug.
The main purposes of this study are:
– To determine if TAK-981 is safe in patients with cancer.
– To select the dose for future studies.
– To measure the amount of TAK-981 in your blood.
– To assess the anti-tumor effect of TAK-981.
– To assess how the research drug reaches its target protein (called SUMO activating enzyme). Small Ubiquitin-like
Modifier (or SUMO) proteins are proteins that attach and detach from other proteins. This happens in normal and
tumor cells to modify their function. SUMOylation is the process of adding these SUMO proteins to other proteins.
The process of SUMOylation allows growth of tumor cells, and prevents the immune system from attacking the
tumor. TAK-981 reduces SUMOylation, allowing the immune system to attack the tumor cells.
– To obtain information on how your body reacts to the study drug by looking at biomarkers. Biomarkers are
measurable substances that can be found in different tissues of your body like the blood, skin and the tumor.
– To determine if the amount of TAK-981 in your blood has any impact on your ECG results (heart function test).
TAK-981 is an investigational drug that has not yet been studied in humans. It has not been approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or other regulatory authorities for use by the general public. TAK-981 will be investigated in adult patients with metastatic solid tumors or lymphomas for which standard curative treatment or life-prolonging treatment does not exist, is no longer effective or if it cannot be tolerated or is not indicated for you.
– Adult male of female patients >/= 18 years old.
– Eastern Cooperative Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1.
– Patients with histologically confirmed advanced (local regionally recurrent not amenable to curative therapy) or metastatic solid tumors that have no standard therapeutic option with a proven clinical benefit, are intolerant or have refused them, OR
– Patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma not amenable to therapies with proven clinical benefit or who are intolerant or who refuse them. Patients with low-grade lymphomas such as follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma, and marginal zone lymphomas may not need to exhaust all available therapy.
– Adequate bone marrow reserve and renal and hepatic function.
– Treatment with systemic anticancer treatments or investigational products within 14 days before the first dose of study drug or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter. Patients should have recovered from previous treatment toxicity to Grade 1, baseline (except alopecia and peripheral neuropathy), or the toxicity is considered established as a sequela.
– History of uncontrolled brain metastasis. Patients with brain metastases are allowed if they are previously treated with surgery, whole-brain radiation, or stereotactic radiosurgery and the patients is receiving a corticosteroid dose ≤10 mg/day of prednisone equivalent at the time of receiving the first dose of TAK-981. For asymptomatic patients, screening brain imaging is not required.
– Patient has received extended field radiotherapy ≤4 weeks before the start of treatment (≤2 weeks for limited field radiation for palliation), and who has not recovered to grade 1 or better from related side effects of such therapy (except for alopecia).
– Patient is receiving any live vaccine (eg, varicella, pneumococcus) within 4 weeks of initiation of study treatment.
– History of any of the following ≤6 months before first dose: congestive heart failure New York Heart Association Grade III or IV, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, unstable symptomatic ischemic heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension despite appropriate medical therapy, ongoing symptomatic cardiac arrhythmias of >Grade 2, pulmonary embolism, or symptomatic cerebrovascular events, or any other serious cardiac condition (eg, pericardial effusion or restrictive cardiomyopathy). Chronic atrial fibrillation on stable anticoagulant therapy is allowed.
Lisa Wahowske, RN, BSN, OCN