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Phase 2 Study of DKN-01 in Colorectal Cancer


Brief Summary

This is a Phase 2 randomized, open-label, two-part, multicenter study with a safety run-in to evaluate efficacy and safety of DKN-01 plus FOLFIRI/FOLFOX and bevacizumab versus standard of care (SOC) [FOLFIRI/FOLFOX and bevacizumab] as second-line treatment of advanced CRC patients.

Primary Purpose
Study Type
Phase 2


Healthy Volunteers
Minimum Age
18 Years
Maximum Age

Adult patients with advanced CRC with measurable disease (RECIST v1.1) who have radiographically progressed during or following one line of systemic treatment will be enrolled in the study.

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients meeting all of the following criteria will be considered eligible for study entry:

1. Disease progression following first-line systemic therapy with any fluoropyrimidine-based regimen for advanced disease (except FOLFOXIRI, see exclusion criteria).

  • Patients may have received prior neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy which could have included irinotecan or oxaliplatin. If progression has occurred within 12 months from last dose of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment, this regimen will be considered as the one line of systemic therapy for advanced disease.
  • If assigned to receive FOLFIRI, patient may have received no prior irinotecan as part of first-line systemic therapy.
  • If assigned to receive FOLFOX, patient may have received no prior oxaliplatin as part of first line systemic therapy.
  • Prior treatment with an anti-VEGF or anti-EGFR therapy is allowed as first-line and/or maintenance systemic therapy.
  1. Able to provide written informed consent for any study specific procedures.
  2. One or more tumors measurable on radiographic imaging as defined by RECIST 1.1
  3. Sufficient tumor tissue for mandatory pre-treatment evaluation (fresh biopsy [preferred], or archived tissue block specimen).
  4. ECOG performance status ≤1 within 7 days of first dose of study drug. Acceptable liver, renal, hematologic, and coagulation function
  5. Females of childbearing potential and male partners of female patients must agree to use adequate contraception during the study and for 6 months after their last dose of study drug

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients meeting any of the following criteria are not eligible for study entry:

  • Diagnosis of Microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H)/mismatch repair-deficient (dMMR) and/or BRAF V600E mutation positive colorectal cancer.
  • Prior therapy with an anti-DKK1, FOLFOXIRI, PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L-2 or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or coinhibitory checkpoint.
  • Systemic anti-cancer therapy within 28 days prior to first dose of study drug.
  • Major surgery within 28 days prior to first dose of study drug.
  • Prior radiation therapy within 14 days prior to first dose of study drug.
  • Active leptomeningeal disease or uncontrolled brain metastases.
  • Any active cancer ≤ 2 years before first dose of study drug with the exception of cancer for this study.
  • New York Heart Association Class III or IV cardiac disease, myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, or unstable arrhythmia.
  • Fridericia-corrected QT interval (QTcF) > 470 msec (female) or history of congenital long QT syndrome.
  • Active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, within 14 days of study entry requiring systemic therapy.
  • Serious nonmalignant disease
  • Pregnant or nursing.
  • History of osteonecrosis of the hip or have evidence of structural bone abnormalities in the proximal femur on MRI scan that are symptomatic and clinically significant.
  • Known osteoblastic bony metastasis.
  • Major surgery 28 days prior to study entry.
  • Prior radiation therapy within 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Significant allergy to a pharmaceutical therapy that, in the opinion of the Investigator, poses an increased risk to the patient.
  • Active substance abuse.
  • Known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency.
  • Administration of a live vaccine within 28 days before first dose of study drug

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
Colorectal Cancer
  • UCLA Burbank
  • UCLA Irvine
  • UCLA Porter Ranch
  • UCLA San Luis Obispo
  • UCLA Santa Monica
  • UCLA Westwood
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