Phase I Study to Evaluate Safety, Tolerability, Anti-Tumour Activity and PK Profiles of Foxy-5 in Metastatic Breast, Colon or Prostate Cancer
Phase I Dose Escalating Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Anti-Tumour Activity and Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Profiles of Foxy-5 in Patients With Metastatic Breast, Colon or Prostate Cancer
  • Phase

    Phase 1
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    foxy-5 ...
  • Study Participants

The Wnt proteins belong to a family of proteins that have been demonstrated to play a role in the formation and dissemination of tumours. The present project focuses on the critical role of the Wnt-5a protein in the pathobiological processes that lead to metastatic cancer disease.

WntResearch has identified a formylated 6 amino acid peptide fragment, named Foxy-5, which mimick the effects of Wnt-5a to impair migration of epithelial cancer cells and thereby acting anti-metastatic. The aim of the present clinical phase 1 trial is to establish the recommended dose for a clinical phase 2 study and thereby further develop Foxy-5 as a first in class anti-metastatic cancer drug. Foxy-5 is designed to inhibit the development of metastasis by reducing the motility of cancer cells and should thereby increase the survival rates of patients with solid malignant tumours.
Study Started
Jun 30
Primary Completion
Nov 30
Study Completion
Nov 30
Last Update
Feb 02

Drug Foxy-5

Foxy-5 Experimental

Slow infusion of lyophilised and reconstituted Foxy-5 three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for three weeks.


Inclusion Criteria:

Males and females of at least 18 years of age
Histologically/cytologically documented diagnosis of metastatic breast, colon or prostate cancer, refractory to standard therapy or for which no curative therapy exists
Loss of or reduced Wnt-5a protein expression in primary or metastatic tumour cells, characterised by IHC analysis
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of <= 1
Life expectancy of at least 3 months
Unresectable disease, i.e. the metastases cannot be surgically removed with a curative intent
>= 4 weeks must have elapsed since the patient has received any other IMP
>=4 weeks must have elapsed since the patient has received any anti cancer treatment; including radiotherapy (except for single dose of palliative radiotherapy), cytotoxic chemotherapy, biologic agents or targeted therapy
>= 2 weeks must have elapsed since any prior surgery or therapy with bone marrow stimulating factors
Adequate haematological functions as defined by:
Absolute neutrophil count >= 1.5 10E9/L
Platelets >= 100 10E9/L
Hemoglobin >= 5.6 mmol/L
Adequate hepatic function as defined by:
Total bilirubin <= 1.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN)
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) <= 2.5 x ULN*

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <= 2.5 x ULN*

* For patients with liver metastasis adequate hepatic function is defined by AST <= 5 x ULN and ALT <= 5 ULN.

Adequate renal function as defined by Serum creatinine <= 1,5 x ULN
Provision of written informed consent
Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plans, laboratory tests and other study procedures
Sexually active males and females of child-producing potential, must use adequate contraception (intrauterine devices, hormonal contraceptives (contraceptive pills, implants, transdermal patches, hormonal vaginal devices or injections with prolonged release) or diaphragm always with spermicidal jelly and a male condom) for the study duration and at least six months afterwards

Exclusion Criteria:

Active uncontrolled bleeding or bleeding diathesis (e.g., active peptic ulcer disease)
Any active infection requiring antibiotic treatment
Known infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis virus
Active heart disease including myocardial infarction or congestive heart failure within the previous 6 months, symptomatic coronary artery disease, or symptomatic arrhythmias currently requiring medication
Known or suspected active central nervous system (CNS) metastasis. (Patients stable 8 weeks after completion of treatment for CNS metastasis are eligible)
Impending or symptomatic spinal cord compression or carcinomatous meningitis
Requiring immediate palliative surgery and/or radiotherapy
Pre-existing neuropathy, i.e., Grade >2 neuromotor or neurosensory toxicity
Participation in other clinical studies within 4 weeks of first dose of study treatment
History of severe allergic or hypersensitive reactions to excipients
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Chronic immunosuppressant use (e.g. systemic steroids for treatment of autoimmune disease)
History of second malignancy, including histologically confirmed diagnosis of malignant melanoma except for carcinoma in situ or basal cell carcinoma
Severe or uncontrolled chronic or uncontrolled systemic disease (e. g. severe respiratory or cardiovascular disease)
Other medications or conditions that in the Investigator's opinion would contraindicate study participation of safety reasons or interfere with the interpretation of study results
No Results Posted