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A phase 2 trial looking at a new drug FP-1305 to treat advanced cancers.
Research title: A Phase I/II open–label, three-part, dose-finding and separate cohort expansion trial to assess the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of repeated doses of CLEVER-1 antibody FP-1305, in advanced solid tumours (MATINS).
Why is this trial being carried out?
The MATINS trial wants to see if a new drug called FP-1305 can be used to treat advanced cancer. This is the first time that FP-1305 has been tested in humans.
Advanced cancer is cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. People with advanced pancreatic cancer aren’t able to have surgery to remove the cancer, and some people may need to have chemotherapy. This trial will look at several different types of advanced cancer, including advanced pancreatic cancer.
FP-1305 is a new drug. It works by helping the body’s immune system to recognise and destroy cancer cells. The MATINS trial will look at whether FP-1305 is effective at treating advanced cancer. It will also look at the dose of FP-1305 that works best against cancer while remaining safe.
Who is the trial suitable for?
- have advanced pancreatic cancer
- have advanced liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), gallbladder cancer, advanced bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), advanced bowel (colorectal) cancer, advanced ovarian cancer, advanced cutaneous or uveal melanoma (skin cancer), gastric adenocarcinoma or estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer
- have had other standard treatments which haven’t worked
- you are well enough to take part in this trial – you will have tests to check this.
- it is less than three weeks since your last dose of chemotherapy
- you have had immunotherapy less than 6 weeks ago
- you have had major surgery in the last month
- you have had a serious infection in the 2 weeks before starting the trial
- your cancer has spread to your brain
- you have a serious medical condition, including heart failure, an auto-immune disorder, HIV, or you are having kidney dialysis – your doctor will be able to tell you more about this
- you take steroids, or another type of treatment that suppresses your immune system
- you have had an organ transplant.
There may be other reasons for not being able to take part in this trial. It is important to speak to your doctor about whether this trial might be suitable for you.
What does the trial involve?
Before taking part in the MATINS trial, you will need to have some tests to check that you are able to take part. These are known as screening tests.
Screening tests include blood tests and a CT or MRI scan. You will need to have a sample of the cancer taken (a biopsy), but if you have had a biopsy in the last 6 months you won’t need to have another one. The doctor will also ask you questions about your health and the medicines you are taking.
FP-1305 is given once every three weeks. It is given directly into a vein by intravenous infusion – you may hear this being called a ‘drip’. The drip will take one to two hours.
The trial will last for up to one year. If FP-1305 is helping you, you can have this treatment for longer – your doctor or nurse can tell you more about this.
The first time you have this treatment you will need to stay in hospital so that a nurse can monitor you – your doctor will be able to tell you more about this.
You will need to have tests at the hospital in between your treatment sessions. This is to see how the drug is working. Your doctor can tell you how often you will have these tests.
Recruitment start date: Currently suspended
Recruitment end date: Currently suspended
How to join a trial
Please speak to your oncologist about whether this trial is suitable for you.
If you have any questions about pancreatic cancer you can speak to one of our specialist nurses on our Support Line.
How to find out more
For further information about this trial please visit the Clinicaltrials.gov website.
The MATINS trial will be carried out at:
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH
- Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, SM2 5PT
In Birmingham, the trial lead is Dr Yuk Ting Ma
You can contact the Royal Marsden Hospital by speaking to your oncologist for a referral to the trial.
Published: December 2019
Review date: December 2021