This is an open-label, multisite Phase I dose escalation, safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and
pharmacodynamics (PD) trial of BNT152+153 in various solid tumor indications.
The clinical trial will enroll patients with various solid tumors that are metastatic or
unresectable for whom there is no available standard therapy likely to confer clinical
benefit, or patients who are not candidates for such available therapy.
The trial consists of Part 1 and Part 2 with adaptive design elements:
- Part 1 consists of Groups A and B.
- Group A is a BNT153 monotherapy dose escalation in patients with advanced solid
malignancies until the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) is defined. If MTD is not
reached, maximum administered dose (MAD) may be used for further development (or
another dose as determined by the safety review committee (SRC).
- Group B is a BNT152 monotherapy dose escalation in patients with advanced solid
malignancies until the MTD or optimal biological dose (OBD) is defined, whichever
- Group A will be activated first and activation of Group B is at sponsor's decision.
- Part 2 will start once Part 1 is completed, i.e., dose escalations for both BNT152 and
BNT153 monotherapy are completed.
- Histologically or cytologically confirmed solid tumor that is metastatic (Stage IV) or
unresectable and for whom there is no available standard therapy likely to confer
clinical benefit, or patient who is not a candidate for such available therapy. If
there is no contraindication, patients should have exhausted all standard of care
(SoC) therapies before entering the trial.
- Measurable or evaluable disease per RECIST1.1.
- Male and female aged ≥ 18 years.
- Prior to any trial-related assessments or procedures, must sign an informed consent
form (ICF) indicating that he or she understands the purpose and procedures required
for the trial and are willing to participate in the trial.
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1.
- Adequate coagulation function at screening as determined by:
1. International normalized ratio (INR) or prothrombin time ≤ 1.5 × upper limit
normal (ULN); unless on therapeutic anticoagulants with values within therapeutic
2. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) ≤ 1.5 × ULN (unless on therapeutic
anticoagulants with values within therapeutic window).
- Adequate hematologic function at screening as determined by:
1. White blood cell count (WBC) ≥ 3 × 10^9/L
2. Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 × 10^9/L (patient may not use granulocyte-colony
stimulating factor (G-CSF) or granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor
(GM-CSF) to achieve these WBC and absolute neutrophil count levels)
3. Platelet count ≥ 100 × 10^9/L
4. Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 9.0 g/dL (may not transfuse or use erythropoietin to obtain
this Hgb level in the past 7 days).
- Adequate hepatic function at screening as determined by:
1. Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL (or ≤ 2.0 mg/dL for patients with known Gilbert's
syndrome or liver metastasis)
2. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 × ULN;
≤ 3 × ULN for patients with liver metastasis.
- Adequate renal function at screening as determined by: Glomerular filtration rate ≥ 45
mL/min/1.73 m^2 - according to the abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease
(MDRD) equation: Glomerular filtration rate = 186 × (Screatinin-1.154) × (age-0.203)
(where Screatinin, the serum creatinine level, is expressed in mg/dL; multiply it by
0.742 if the patient is female; multiply it by 1.212, if the patient is
African-American [Levey et al. 1999]).
- Able and willing to comply with scheduled visits, treatment schedule, laboratory
tests, lifestyle restrictions, and other requirements of the trial.
- Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative serum (beta-human
chorionic gonadotropin [beta-hCG]) test/value at screening. Patients who are
post-menopausal or permanently sterilized can be considered as not having reproductive
- WOCBP must agree to use highly effective contraception during the trial and for 6
months after receiving the last dose of BNT152 or BNT153. Birth control methods are
considered highly effective if they have a failure rate of less than 1% per year, when
used consistently and correctly.
- WOCBP must agree not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purposes of assisted
reproduction during the entire trial, until 6 months after last BNT152 or BNT153
- A man who is sexually active with a WOCBP and has not had a vasectomy must agree to
use a barrier method of birth control, e.g., either condom with spermicidal
foam/gel/film/cream/suppository or partner with occlusive cap (diaphragm or
cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository, and all men
must also agree to not donate sperm during the trial and for 6 months after receiving
the last dose of BNT152 or BNT153.
Prior and concomitant therapy:
- Use of any investigational medical product or device within 28 days before
administration of first dose of trial treatment.
- Has been receiving: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or molecularly-targeted agents or
tyrosine kinase inhibitors within 2 weeks or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) of the
start of trial treatment; immunotherapy/monoclonal antibodies within 3 weeks of the
start of trial treatment; nitrosourea, antibody-drug conjugates, or radioactive
isotopes within 6 weeks of the start of trial treatment.
- Ongoing participation in the active treatment phase of an interventional clinical
- Receives concurrent systemic (oral or IV) steroid therapy >10 mg prednisone daily or
its equivalent for an underlying condition.
- Has had major surgery within the 4 weeks before the first dose of trial treatment.
- Ongoing or active infection requiring IV treatment with anti-infective therapy that
has been administered less than 2 weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment.
- Has side effects of any prior therapy or procedures for any medical condition not
recovered to NCI CTCAE v.5 Grade ≤ 1. Note: peripheral neuropathy Grade ≤ 2 is
allowed; alopecia of any grade is allowed.
- Current evidence of new or growing brain or leptomeningeal metastases during
screening. Patients with known brain metastases may be eligible if they:
1. had radiotherapy, surgery or stereotactic surgery for the brain metastases,
2. have no neurological symptoms (excluding Grade ≤ 2 neuropathy),
3. have stable brain metastasis on the computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) scan within 4 weeks before signing the informed consent,
4. are not undergoing acute corticosteroid therapy or steroid taper. Notes: Patients
with central nervous system (CNS) symptoms should undergo a CT-scan or MRI of the
brain to exclude new or progressive brain metastases. Spinal bone metastases are
allowed, unless imminent fracture with cord compression is anticipated.
- Has a history of a cerebrovascular accident or had a transient ischemic attack less
than 6 months before signing the ICF.
- Effusions (pleural, pericardial, or ascites) requiring drainage.
- Fever ≥ 38°C within 3 days before signing the ICF.
- Active autoimmune disease including but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease,
systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, or multiple
sclerosis (except type 1 diabetes with well-regulated blood sugar).
- Has any active immunologic disorder or after organ transplantation requiring
immunosuppression with steroids or other immunosuppressive agents (e.g., azathioprine,
cyclosporine A) with the exception of patients with isolated vitiligo, resolved
childhood asthma or atopic dermatitis, controlled hypoadrenalism or hypopituitarism,
and patients with a history of Graves' disease with stable thyroid function. Patients
with controlled hyperthyroidism must be negative for thyroglobulin, thyroid peroxidase
antibodies, and thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin prior to administration of trial
- Known history of seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with CD4+
T˗cell (CD4+) counts <350 cells/µL and with a history of acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome (AIDS)-defining opportunistic infections.
- Known history/positive serology for hepatitis B requiring active antiviral therapy
(unless immune due to vaccination or resolved natural infection or unless passive
immunization due to immunoglobulin therapy). Patients with positive serology must have
hepatitis B virus viral load below the limit of quantification.
- Active hepatitis C virus infection; patients who have completed curative antiviral
treatment with hepatitis C virus viral load below the limit of quantification are
- Known hypersensitivity to a component of any trial treatment.
- Another primary malignancy that has not been in remission for at least 2 years, with
the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death (including but
not limited to adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous
cell skin cancer, localized prostate cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ). In case of
uncertainties, the medical monitor should be consulted.
- Abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs) that are clinically significant, such as
Fridericia-corrected QT prolongation >480 ms.
- In the opinion of the treating investigator, has any concurrent conditions that could
pose an undue medical hazard or interfere with the interpretation of the trial
results; these conditions include, but are not limited to:
1. Ongoing or active infection requiring antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal therapy.
2. Concurrent congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] Functional
Classification Class III or IV).
3. Concurrent unstable angina.
4. Concurrent cardiac arrhythmia requiring treatment (excluding asymptomatic atrial
5. Acute coronary syndrome within the previous 6 months.
6. Symptomatic pulmonary embolism within the previous 3 months.
7. Significant pulmonary disease (shortness of breath at rest or on mild exertion)
for example due concurrent severe obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Cognitive, psychological or psychosocial impediment that would impair the ability of
the patient to receive therapy according to the protocol or adversely affect the
ability of the patient to comply with the informed consent process, protocol, or
protocol-required visits and procedures.
- Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Patients unable to consent.