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405 CDX1140–01, a phase 1 dose-escalation/expansion study of CDX-1140 alone (Part 1) and in combination with CDX-301 (Part 2) or pembrolizumab (Part 3)
  1. Rachel Sanborn1,
  2. Ralph Hauke2,
  3. Nashat Gabrail3,
  4. Mark O’Hara4,
  5. Nina Bhardwaj5,
  6. Rodolfo Bordoni6,
  7. Michael Gordon7,
  8. Danny Khalil8,
  9. Maen Abdelrahim9,
  10. Thomas Marron10,
  11. Thomas Hawthorne11,
  12. Lawrence Thomas11,
  13. Tracey Rawls11,
  14. Mark Rogalski11,
  15. Diego Alvarado11,
  16. Laura Vitale11,
  17. Tibor Keler12 and
  18. Michael Yellin11
  1. 1Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR, USA
  2. 2Nebraska Cancer Center, Omaha, NE, USA
  3. 3Gabrail Cancer Center, Canton, OH, USA
  4. 4Abramson Cancer Center at UPenn, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  5. 5Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
  6. 6Northside Hospital, Marietta, GA, USA
  7. 7HonorHealth, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  8. 8Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
  9. 9Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
  10. 10Mount Sinai Hospiral, New York, NY, USA
  11. 11Celldex Therapeutics, Hampton, NJ, USA
  12. 12Celldex Therapuetics, Hampton, NJ, USA


Background CDX-1140 is an agonist anti-CD40 mAb selected to optimize systemic exposure and hence tumor microenvironment (TME) ingress. CDX-1140 activity may be enhanced by combining with CDX-301 (recombinant Flt3L), a dendritic cell growth factor, or with pembrolizumab, an anti-PD-1 mAb.

Methods Patients with advanced solid or hematologic (Part 1 only) tumors are enrolled. Part 1 dose-escalation results have been presented (SITC 2019). In Part 2, CDX-1140 dose-escalation (0.09–1.5 mg/kg q4w) is in combination with CDX-301 (75 mcg/kg sc QD x 5 for 2 cycles). In Part 3, CDX-1140 dose-escalation (0.72–1.5 mg/kg q3w) is in combination with pembrolizumab 200 mg q3w. Part 1 and 2 expansion cohorts are dosed at the CDX-1140 MTD, 1.5 mg/kg q4w. Part 3 expansion cohorts are planned. Peripheral blood and tumor biomarkers analysis are ongoing.

Results 92 patients have been treated (Part 1 n=57, Part 2 n=31, Part 3 n=4). Part 1 expansion cohorts in SCCHN (n=7) and RCC (n=5) are fully enrolled. Part 2 dose-escalation completed to the highest CDX-1140 dose and a SCCHN expansion cohort is ongoing. Part 3 dose-escalation recently initiated. Safety data is available for 23 and 10 patients at the MTD in Part 1 and 2, respectively. In general, the safety profiles were similar, with arthralgia (52% vs. 50%), pyrexia (44% vs 50%), fatigue (30% vs. 50%), chills (39% vs. 40%), vomiting (30% vs. 20%), nausea (26% vs 40%), myalgia (22% vs. 30%), increased ALT (22% vs. 20%), and increased AST (22% vs. 30%) being the most common drug related AEs at the MTD in Part 1 and 2, respectively. Most AEs were low grade. Across all cohorts, cytokine release syndrome (CRS) (G2 n=4, G3 n=2) occurred in 6 (Part 1 n=2; Part 2 n=4) and pneumonitis (G3) occurred in 5 (Part 1 n=4; Part 2 n=1) patients. Immune activation in the TME consistent with CD40 agonism and increases serum inflammatory cytokines were observed. Evidence of anti-tumor activity/clinical benefit include SD (n=13), tumor cavitation (n=2) and a uPR in solid tumors. A patient with follicular lymphoma has an ongoing durable complete metabolic response.

Conclusions The CDX-1140 MTD dose of 1.5 mg/kg, a dose level expected to provide good systemic exposure and TME penetration, is generally well tolerated alone and with CDX-301. Transaminitis and CRS have generally been low grade and infrequent. A cohort combining CDX-1140 with chemotherapy will be initiated in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Trial Registration NCT03329950

Ethics Approval The study was approved by the following: Providence St. Joseph Health IRB, approval number MOD2020001128; WIRB, approval number 1188814 (Hauke, Gabrail, Bordoni & Gordon); University of Pennsylvania IRB, approval number UPCC 18917; Mount Sinai School of Medicine IRB, approval number 18-00202; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center IRB, approval number 18-225A; Houston Methodist IRB, approval number MOD00000836

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