Phase 1 Program

SCCA Clinical Studies: Phase 1 Program

PEGPH20 for Stage IV Previously Untreated Pancreatic Cancer (2542.00)
A Phase 1b/2 Multicenter, International, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Study of Gemcitabine (Gemzar) Combined With PEGPH20 Compared to Gemcitabine Combined With Placebo in Patients With Stage IV Previously Untreated Pancreatic Cancer
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Pancreatic Cancer Phase I/II 2542.00

PEGPH20 is a PEGylated version of human recombinant PH20 hyaluronidase that, in preclinical studies, has been shown to remove HA from the extracellular matrix surrounding tumor cells by depolymerizing this substrate. 87% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA) overexpress HA. PDA tumor tissue may be especially sensitive to the HA-degradation properties of PEGPH20 and thus more responsive to the cytotoxic effects of a given dose of gemcitabine. Modifying the extracellular environment to increase the penetration and efficacy of anti-cancer agents represents a novel approach to treating pancreatic cancer and may provide important therapeutic outcomes in patients with Stage IV Previously Untreated Pancreatic Cancer.

This Phase 1B/2 study will assess safety, tolerability, treatment effect, and various PK/PD endpoints.

Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD William P. Harris, MD
SCCA Phase 1 Program Office 206-288-7551 Refer Patient
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • One or more metastatic tumors measurable on CT scan per RECIST 1.1 criteria
  • Patients with histologically confirmed Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the pancreas previously untreated for metastatic disease
  • Baseline CA19-9 of ≥ 100 U/mL in the absence of biliary obstruction or other physiological process unrelated to the tumor that may cause an elevation in CA19-9 levels
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Signed, written IRB/EC-approved informed consent
  • A negative serum pregnancy test, if female
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • New York Heart Association Class III or IV cardiac disease, myocardial infarction within the past 12 months, or cardiac arrhythmia requiring medical therapy
  • Known brain metastasis
  • Active, uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infection requiring systemic therapy
  • Known allergy to hyaluronidase
  • Women currently pregnant or breast feeding
Last Updated
September 27, 2013
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