ON 123300 (Narazaciclib) and Dexamethasone in Patients With Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Study Purpose

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells for which there is an urgent and unmet need to develop new, effective therapeutics. Onconova Therapeutics has developed a first-in-class oral inhibitor of CDK4 and ARK5 ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) which shows potent anti-myeloma activity in vitro and in vivo in preclinical models, and is undergoing evaluation in Phase 1-2 trials worldwide. In this study, the researchers will test the safety and preliminary efficacy of inhibition of CDK4 and ARK5 by ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) in combination with dexamethasone in myeloma patients in a Phase I/II clinical trial.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
  • - Able to provide a signed Written Informed Consent: Voluntary written consent must be given before performance of any study-related procedure not part of standard medical care.
  • - Male or female patients ≥18 years.
  • - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 2.
  • - Symptomatic MM having progressed on ≥2 prior line of therapies - including 1 proteasome inhibitor (bortezomib, carfilzomib etc.), 1 immunomodulatory drug (lenalidomide, pomalidomide, thalidomide etc.), and 1 CD38 targeting monoclonal antibody (daratumumab, isatuximab) either as monotherapy or in combination.
Refractoriness (progression while on therapy or ≤60 days after discontinuation of therapy) to prior line of therapy is not required.
  • - Subjects who received BCMA-targeted immune-effector therapies like CAR-T cells and/or bispecific antibodies prior can be enrolled provided they are ≥60 days out of the treatment.
  • - Subjects must not be candidates for treatment regimens known to provide clinical benefit to be eligible for this study.
  • - Subjects must have measurable disease defined by at least 1 of the following 4 measurements: - Serum M-protein > 0.5 g/dL or Urine M-protein > 200 mg/24 hours.
  • - Light chain MM without measurable disease in serum or urine: Serum immunoglobulin free light chain assay: involved free light chain level >10 mg/dL (> 100 mg/L) provided the serum free light chain ratio is abnormal.
  • - For oligo/non-secretory myeloma, measurable by standard imaging (PET/CT or MRI) ± bone marrow biopsy if myeloma biomarkers are inconclusive or non-contributory.
  • - Able to swallow and absorb oral medication.
  • - All previous therapies for cancer, including radiotherapy, major surgery and investigational therapies discontinued for ≥ 14 days before study entry, and all acute effects of any prior therapy resolved to baseline severity or Grade ≤ 1 Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE v5.0) excluding alopecia or fatigue.
  • - Adequate organ or marrow function.
  • - CrCl (Cockcroft-Gault equation) ≥ 45ml/min.
  • - ALT/AST ≤2 times upper limit of normal.
  • - Total bilirubin ≤2 times upper limit of normal (<3 x ULN for congenital hyperbilirubinemia states like Gilbert Syndrome) - Corrected serum calcium ≤12.5mg/dL or free ionized calcium ≤6.5mg/dL.
  • - ANC ≥1 x 109/L (prior growth factor permitted but must be without support 7 days before screening test) - Hemoglobin ≥8g/dL (without blood transfusion in 7 days prior to test, recombinant erythropoietin permitted) - Platelets ≥50 x 109/L.
  • - No active infections (including but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis) or chronic health conditions which may interfere in the study in the opinion of the investigator.
  • - HIV: undetectable HIV viral load and CD4 counts >200 for >6 months on continuous antiretroviral therapy may be screened.
  • - Hepatitis B: If HbcAb positive and HBV PCR-, may be screened.
  • - Hepatitis C: if completed anti-viral therapy and in sustained virological response >6 months, may be screened.
  • - Tuberculosis: Quantiferon or skin prick test positive but with negative chest imaging.
  • - (CXR or CT) and asymptomatic, may be screened.
  • - Note: A line of therapy consists of ≥1 complete cycle of a single agent, a regimen consisting of a.
  • - combination of several drugs, or a planned sequential therapy of various regimens3.
  • - A treatment is considered a new line of therapy if any one of the following three conditions are met: - Start of a new line of treatment after discontinuation of a previous line: if the treatment regimen is discontinued for any reason, and a different regimen is started, it should be considered a new line of therapy.
A regimen is considered to have been discontinued if all the drugs in that given regimen have been stopped. The regimen is not considered to have been discontinued if some of the drugs of the regiment, but not all, have been discontinued.
  • - The unplanned addition or substitution of one or more drugs in an existing regimen: Unplanned addition of a new drug, or switching to a different drug, or combination of drugs due to any reason, is considered a new line of therapy.
  • - Stem cell transplant (SCT): In patients undergoing >1 SCT, except in the case of a planned tandem SCT with a predefined interval such as 3 months, each SCT (autologous or allogeneic, should be considered a new line of therapy, regardless of whether the conditioning regime used is the same or different.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Active plasma cell leukemia at screening (>5% plasma cells by standard differential), Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia, PEOMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein and skin changes), known active or prior CNS involvement or exhibits meningeal signs (extradural skull or spinal mass causing extrinsic mass effect is not excluded) or clinically significant amyloidosis.
  • - History of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), or other cellular therapy product, within 60 days.
  • - Inability to tolerate oral medication, presence of poorly controlled gastrointestinal disease, or dysfunction that could affect study drug absorption including but not limited to: - Diarrhea > Grade 1, based on the NCI CTCAE grading, in the absence of antidiarrheals.
  • - Known GI disease or GI procedure that could interfere with the oral absorption or tolerance of study drug, including difficulty swallowing.
  • - Following cardiac conditions: - New York Heart Association (NYHA) stage III or IV congestive heart failure.
  • - myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) <6 months prior to enrollment.
  • - History of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmia or unexplained syncope not believed to be vasovagal in nature or due to dehydration.
  • - History of severe nonischemic cardiomyopathy e.
Impaired cardiac function (LVEF <45%) as assessed by echocardiogram or multi gated acquisition (MUGA) scan.
  • - Stroke or seizure within 6 months of enrollment.
  • - Are at risk for Torsades de pointes (TdP): Patients who have a marked baseline prolongation of QT/QTc interval (eg, repeated demonstration of a QTc interval >470 msec) using Fredericia's QT correction formula, or who have a history of additional risk factors for TdP (eg, heart failure, hypokalemia, family history of Long QT Syndrome), or who are currently taking medications that prolong the QT/QTc interval.
  • - Are currently taking or within 5 half-lives of taking strong inducers and inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzyme (CYP) 2C8 and CYP3A4.
  • - Have had major surgery within 14 days prior to screening to allow for postoperative healing of the surgical wound and site(s).
  • - Have received recent (within 28 days prior to screening) live attenuated vaccines.
  • - Active pregnancy or breastfeeding females.
  • - Known chronic alcohol or drug abuse.
  • - Lack of capacity to sign consent and/or participate in the trial.
  • - Any other condition deemed by the investigator to make the patient a poor candidate for clinical trial and/or treatment with investigational agents.
  • - Any altered mental status or any psychiatric condition that would interfere with the understanding of the informed consent or limit compliance with study requirements.
  • - Prior or concurrent malignancy, except for the following: - Adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell or squamous cell skin carcinoma) ≥1 year.
  • - Cervical carcinoma in situ adequately treated ≥1 year.
  • - Adequately treated Stage I or II cancer from which the subject is currently in complete remission ≥2 years.
  • - Any other cancer from which the subject has been disease-free for ≥ 3 years.
  • - Males or females of childbearing potential who do not agree to practice 2 highly effective methods of contraception.
Highly effective method of contraception has a failure rate of less than 1% per year when used consistently and correctly, and agree to remain on a highly effective method of contraception from the time of signing the informed consent form through 90 days after the last dose of study drug. For women, examples of highly effective contraceptives include A) user independent methods: 1. implantable progesterone only hormonal contraception 2. intrauterine device/intrauterine hormone releasing system 3. vasectomized partner B) user dependent methods: 1. combined estrogen and protestor hormonal contraception (oral intravaginal or transdermal) 2. progesterone only hormone contraception (oral or injectable). For men, highly effective barrier method of contraception include
  • - condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository from the time of signing the ICF until 90 days after receiving the last dose of treatment.
Intercourse with a pregnant woman must involve the use a condom. Women and men must agree not to donate eggs or sperm while on the study drug or up to 90 days after the last dose of drug.
  • - Uncontrolled, untreated or active infections, including but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 1/Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Adriana Rossi
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Adriana Rossi, MDSamir Parekh, MBBS
Principal Investigator Affiliation Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Additional Details

ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) is a multi-targeted kinase inhibitor targeting cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) 4 and 6, AMPK-related protein kinase 5 (ARK5), colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R), tyrosine-protein kinase kit (c-Kit), and fms-like tyrosine kinase (FLT)3 at low nM concentrations that can arrest the cell cycle and thus block tumor cell proliferation and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. As an apoptotic and antiproliferative agent, ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) modulates the levels and activities of regulatory proteins of the cell cycle, including cyclin D1 and inhibits retinoblastoma (Rb) protein binding. ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) inhibits cancer cell growth and suppresses deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis by preventing CDK-mediated G1-S phase transition, followed by tumor cell death by induction of mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) is being investigated for potential treatment of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies as a single agent and in combination with other anticancer therapies. This is supported by antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects that have been observed with ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) in a wide variety of malignant human cell lines in cell-based assay systems, and in mouse xenograft models of breast cancer, colon cancer, mantle cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and melanoma. Based on the nonclinical efficacy models, Onconova intends to study patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. As of the data cutoff date 05 January 2022, Onconova-sponsored Study 19-01 (United States [US]) is an ongoing exploratory Phase 1 dose escalation study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) capsules administered orally as escalating daily doses in patients with advanced cancer relapsed or refractory to at least 1 prior line of therapy. Enrolled patients will continue 28-day cycles of ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) + dexamethasone as long as the drug shows anti-myeloma activity with a disease response ≥PR (PR, VGPR, CR) and the patient does not exhibit any DLTs and the study is open. Patients will continue the regimen until disease progression/intolerable toxicity/death, withdrawal OR for a maximum up to 2 years after enrollment. Treatment would be discontinued for Grade 4 or above toxicity. For Grade 2-3 toxicity, will challenge with the lower dose first before discontinuing. (Grading of toxicities per CTCAE version 5.0)

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) + dexamethasone

Participants will continue 28-day cycles of ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) + dexamethasone as long as the drug shows anti-myeloma activity with a disease response ≥PR (PR, VGPR, CR) and the patient does not exhibit any DLTs and the study is open. Patients will continue the regimen until disease progression/intolerable toxicity/death, withdrawal OR for a maximum up to 2 years after enrollment.


Drug: - ON 123300

dosed starting at 200 mg of ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) daily for four weeks. Dose levels will be 160 mg, 200 mg, 240 mg, 280 mg, 320 mg. Treatment cycles will be four weeks long. ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) is available as an oral formulation ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) monolactate capsules (containing 40 mg free base) and is provided in 120 cc high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles with child-resistant closures containing 30 hard gelatin capsules. ON 123300 (NARAZACICLIB) is also available in tablet form. The tablets are 40 mm (oblong) and 120 mg (round). Either form, capsules or tablets, may be used in this study.

Drug: - Dexamethasone

Weekly oral dexamethasone 20mg

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