The primary objective of the Phase Ib study is to determine the dose-limiting toxicity (DLT)
and maximal tolerated dose (MTD) of BP1001 in combination with dasatinib in patients with
with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive (Ph+) Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) including
chronic phase patients who have failed initial tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy,
accelerated or blast phase, Ph+ Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) or High-risk Ph+ Myelodysplastic
Syndrome (MDS). The primary objective of the Phase IIa study is to assess the efficacy of the
combination of BP1001 and dasatinib in patients with Ph+ CML, Ph+AML, or high-risk Ph+ MDS.
The Grb2 gene has been mapped to the human chromosome region 17q22-qter, a region that is
duplicated in leukemias and solid tumors, which may result in an increased copy number of the
Grb2 gene product. As Grb2 is important for the transformation of murine hematopoietic cells,
and the proliferation of human leukemia cells that express high levels of oncogenic tyrosine
kinases, inhibition of Grb2 may have a significant impact on the natural history of
leukemias. The study drug (BP1001) may be able to inhibit the cells from making Grb-2.
Researchers hope that without this protein, the leukemia cells will die.
Researchers hope that the combination of BP1001 and Das will provide a benefit to Ph+ CML
patients, including chronic phase patients who have failed initial TKI therapy, accelerated
or blast phase Ph+ AML, and high-risk Ph+ MDS patients.
This is a Phase Ib/IIa, multicenter, study of BP1001 in combination with Das in participants
with Ph+ CML, including chronic phase patients who have failed initial TKI therapy,
accelerated or blast phase Ph+ AML, and high-risk Ph+ MDS.
This is a Phase Ib/IIa, multicenter, study of BP1001 in combination with dasatinib in
participants with Ph+ CML who are in chronic phase who have failed initial TKI therapy,
accelerated or blast phase, Ph+ AML or high-risk Ph+ MDS.
This trial will utilize a single arm, open label design to assess the safety profile, DLT,
MTD, PK, and efficacy of BP1001 in combination with dasatinib.
The Phase Ib study employs an open-label, sequential, dose-escalation design to assess
safety, tolerability and toxicity, tumor response and anti-leukemic activity.
A standard "3+3" design will be used in which successive cohorts of patients are being
treated with BP1001 at the MTD (or highest tested dose [HTD] if the MTD is not defined) and 1
level below the MTD (or HTD) in combination with a fixed dose of dasatinib to characterize
safety and biological effect, as well as identify the recommended Phase IIa dose.
Up to 6 evaluable participants are expected to participate in the Phase Ib part of the study
and up to 40 evaluable participants are expected to participate in the Phase IIa part of the
At the time of Screening, participants must meet all of the following criteria to be
considered eligible to participate in the study:
1. Adults ≥18 years of age
2. Females must be of non-childbearing potential, surgically sterile, postmenopausal, or
practice adequate methods of contraception during the study and for 30 days after the
last dose of study drug or dasatinib
3. Males must agree to use an adequate method of contraception during the study and for
at least 30 days after the last dose of study drug or dasatinib
4. Histologically documented diagnosis of Ph+ CML including chronic phase patients who
have failed initial TKI therapy, accelerated or blast phase, Ph+ AML or High-risk Ph+
Ph+ chronic phase CML patients who are resistant to 1 or more TKIs, including
dasatinib. Dasatinib-resistant patients can enroll in the Phase Ib portion of the
study but are excluded from the Phase IIa portion of the study.
One of the following parameters is required to meet criteria for accelerated CML:
- Blasts in Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow ≥15%
- Promyelocytes and Blasts in Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow ≥30%
- PB or BM basophils ≥20%
- Thrombocytopenia <100 x 103/ml, not resulting from therapy
- Cytogenetic clonal evolution CML blast phase is defined as ≥30% blasts in
peripheral blood or bone marrow, or presence of extramedullary disease, except
for liver or spleen.
Ph+ AML is defined as:
• Ph+ and meets diagnostic criteria for AML
o Myeloid blasts ≥20 % or presence of AML-defining recurrent cytogenetic abnormality.
Ph+ high-risk MDS defined as:
• Ph+ high risk MDS ≥10% myeloid blasts or IPSS ≥intermediate-2
5. Adequate hepatic and renal functions as defined by:
1. Aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤2.5 times the upper
limit of normal (ULN); and
2. Total bilirubin ≤1.5 times ULN; and
3. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of at least 40 ml/min. These
estimations can be calculated using any of the following methods (Appendix D):
i. Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-Epi) equation
- GFR = 141 × min (Scr /κ, 1)α × max(Scr /κ, 1)-1.209 × 0.993Age × 1.018 [if
female] × 1.159 [if black] ii. Cockcroft gault equation
- Cockcroft Gault equation utilizing the TBW (Total body weight) to calculate an
estimated creatinine clearance iii. CrCl = [(140 - age) x TBW] / (Scr x 72) x
0.85 [if female]
- Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation iv. GFR (mL/min/1.73
m2) = 175 × (Scr)-1.154 × (Age)-0.203 × 0.74 [if female] x 1.212 [if African
- Creatinine clearance estimated by 24-hr urine collection for creatinine clearance
6. Documented Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2
7. Recovered from the effects of any prior surgery, radiotherapy, or antineoplastic
treatment (with the exception of alopecia), based on Investigator assessment
8. Willing and able to provide written informed consent
At the time of Screening, participants who meet any of the following criteria will be
excluded from participating in the study:
1. Patients with T315I mutation will not be excluded, but their response will be analyzed
2. Another primary malignancy other than CML, AML, or MDS within the past 2 years except
non-melanoma skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
3. Known, active leptomeningeal leukemia requiring intrathecal therapy. NOTE: Patients
with a history of CNS disease may be allowed to participate based on at least 2
consecutive documented, negative spinal fluid assessment prior to Screening
4. Isolated extramedullary leukemia without also meeting bone marrow criteria for acute
leukemia (i.e., ≥20% blasts in bone marrow aspirate)
5. Receipt of any anti-cancer therapy within 14 days of starting BP1001, with the
exception of hydroxyurea or anagrelide, or TKI (within 2 days)
6. Uncontrolled active, untreated, or progressive infection
7. Receipt of any investigational agent within 14 days or 5 half-lives of starting BP1001
8. Females who are pregnant, test positive for pregnancy, or are breast-feeding during
the Screening period, or intend to become pregnant or breast-feed during the course of
the study or within 30 days after last dose of study drug
9. Prior exposure to BP1001
10. Patients with a history of intolerance to dasatinib or for whom dasatinib may not be
11. Serious intercurrent medical or psychiatric illness which, in the opinion of the
Investigator, would interfere with the ability of the participant to complete the
12. Known active or clinically significant hepatitis B infection (based on positive
surface antigen [HBsAg]), hepatitis C infection (based on positive antibody [HCV Ab]),
or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1 or HIV-2, based on positive antibody)
13. Presence of concurrent conditions that, in the opinion of the Investigator and/or
Medical Monitor, may compromise the participant's ability to tolerate study treatment
or interfere with any aspect of study conduct or interpretation of results. This
includes but is not limited to, unstable or uncontrolled angina, New York Heart
Association (NYHA) class III or IV congestive heart failure, uncontrolled and
sustained hypertension, clinically significant cardiac dysrhythmia or clinically
significant ECG abnormality (e.g., QTcF >470 msec)
14. Has had any of the following: clinically significant pleural effusion within 2 months,
myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, coronary/peripheral artery bypass
graft, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack within 6 months.
15. Uncontrolled seizure disorder (i.e., seizures within the past 2 months).
16. Unable or unwilling to communicate or cooperate with the Investigator or follow the
protocol for any reason