Aim: To ascertain the maximum tolerated dose (MTD)/maximum feasible dose (MFD) of WP1066 and p-STAT3 target engagement within recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) patients. Patients & methods: In a first-in-human open-label, single-center, single-Arm 3 + 3 design Phase I clinical trial, eight patients were treated with WP1066 until disease progression or unacceptable toxicities. Results: In the absence of significant toxicity, the MFD was identified to be 8 mg/kg. The most common adverse event was grade 1 nausea and diarrhea in 50% of patients. No treatment-related deaths occurred; 6 of 8 patients died from disease progression and one was lost to follow-up. Of 8 patients with radiographic follow-up, all had progressive disease. The longest response duration exceeded 3.25 months. The median progression-free survival (PFS) time was 2.3 months (95% CI: 1.7 months-NA months), and 6-month PFS (PFS6) rate was 0%. The median overall survival (OS) rate was 25 months (95% CI: 22.5 months-NA months), with an estimated 1-year OS rate of 100%. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data demonstrated that at 8 mg/kg, the T1/2 was 2-3 h with a dose dependent increase in the Cmax. Immune monitoring of the peripheral blood demonstrated that there was p-STAT3 suppression starting at a dose of 1 mg/kg. Conclusion: Immune analyses indicated that WP1066 inhibited systemic immune p-STAT3. WP1066 had an MFD identified at 8 mg/kg which is the target allometric dose based on prior preclinical modeling in combination with radiation therapy and a Phase II study is being planned for newly diagnosed MGMT promoter unmethylated glioblastoma patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 2022|
- Phase I
- STAT3 inhibitor
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