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A Study of AK104, a PD-1/CTLA-4 Bispecific Antibody, for Advanced Solid Tumors or With mXELOX/XELOX as First-line Therapy for Advanced Gastric or GEJ Adenocarcinoma


About the study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), immunogenicity, pharmacodynamics (PD) and anti-tumor activities of AK104,a PD-1/CTLA-4 bispecific antibody, when administered as a single agent in adults subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors, or combined with oxaliplatin and capecitabine as first-line therapy in adult subjects with advanced unresectable or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written and signed informed consent.
  2. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Score of 0 or 1.
  3. Estimated life expectancy of ≥3 months.
  4. For Phase Ib Cohort 1, histologically or cytologically documented advanced or metastatic solid tumor that is refractory/relapsed to standard therapies, or for which no effective standard therapy is available. For other cohorts in Phase Ib and Phase II, histologically or cytologically documented advanced unresectable or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma or gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.
  5. For cohorts other than cohort 1 in Phase Ib and Phase II: No prior systemic chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma. Subjects who have received prior adjuvant chemotherapy or neoadjuvant chemotherapy with curative intent, or definitive chemoradiotherapy for advanced disease, will be eligible provided that progression has occurred >6 months from last treatment.
  6. Subjects must have at least one measurable lesion in accordance with RECIST v1.1. A lesion previously treated with local therapies such as radiotherapy can be considered a target lesion if there is objective evidence of progression in the lesion.
  7. For cohorts other than cohort 1 in Phase Ib and Phase II: Subjects must provide an available tumor tissue samples taken < 6 months prior to first dose of study treatment.
  8. Adequate organ function.
  9. Females of childbearing potential who are sexually active with a nonsterilized male partner must use at least one highly effective method of contraception.
  10. Nonsterilized males who are sexually active with a female partner of childbearing potential must use highly effective method of contraception from Day 1 and for 120 days after the last dose of investigational product.


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects with known HER2-positive gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma (not applicable for Cohort 1 in Phase Ib).
  2. Subjects squamous cell, undifferentiated or other histological types of with gastric or GEJ cancer (not applicable for Cohort 1 in Phase Ib).
  3. Other invasive malignancies within 2 years, except for locally treatable (manifested as cured) malignancies, such as basal or skin squamous cell carcinoma, superficial bladder cancer, cervical or breast carcinoma in situ.
  4. Receipt of last radiotherapy or any anti-tumor treatment [chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, Chinese patent drugs with antitumor indications, or immunomodulators or tumor embolization] within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment.
  5. Prior exposure to any anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-CTLA-4 antibody, or any other antibody or drug therapy for T cell co-stimulatory or checkpoint pathways, such as ICOS or agonists (e.g. CD40, CD137, GITR and OX40 etc).
  6. Subjects with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease, or a medical history of autoimmune disease, with the exceptions of the following: vitiligo, alopecia, Grave disease, psoriasis or eczema not requiring systemic treatment within the last 2 years, hypothyroidism (caused by autoimmune thyroiditis) only requiring steady doses of hormone replacement therapy and type I diabetes only requiring steady doses of insulin replacement therapy, or completely relieved childhood asthma that requires no intervention in adulthood, or primary diseases that will not relapse unless triggered by external factors.
  7. Active or previously documented inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or chronic diarrhea). Inability to swallow, malabsorption syndrome, uncontrollable nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal diseases which significantly affect the absorption of administered drug.
  8. Known history of primary immunodeficiency virus infection.
  9. Known history of allogeneic organ transplantation or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
  10. Known history of interstitial lung disease.
  11. Known history of active tuberculosis (TB).
  12. Serious infections within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug, including but not limited to complications requiring hospitalization, sepsis or severe pneumonia.
  13. An active infection requiring systemic therapy.
  14. Subjects with untreated chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA exceeding 500 IU/ mL or active hepatitis C virus (HCV) should be excluded. Subjects with non-active HBsAg carriers, treated and stable hepatitis B (HBV DNA <500 IU/ mL) , and cured hepatitis C can be enrolled. Subjects with positive HCV antibodies are eligible only if the HCV RNA test results are negative.
  15. Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  16. Central nervous system (CNS) metastasis, meningeal metastasis, spinal cord compression, or leptomeningeal disease.
  17. Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring repeated drainage.
  18. Clinically active hemoptysis, active diverticulitis, peritoneal abscess, or gastrointestinal obstruction.
  19. Clinically significant bleeding symptoms or significant bleeding tendency such as gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic gastric ulcer or vasculitis within 1 month prior to the first dose of study treatment.
  20. Unresolved toxicities from prior anticancer therapy, defined as having not resolved to NCI CTCAE v5.0 Grade 0 or 1, or to levels dictated in the inclusion/exclusion criteria.

  21. Receipt of live or attenuated vaccination within 30 days prior to the first dose of study treatment, or plan to receive live or attenuated vaccine during the study.
  22. Known history of serious hypersensitivity reaction to other monoclonal antibodies.
  23. Subjects with known contraindications to XELOX(refer to the package inserts of oxaliplatin and capecitabine)(not applicable for Cohort 1 in Phase Ib).
  24. Known history of allergy or hypersensitivity to AK104 or any of its components (applicable for all cohorts in Phase Ib and Phase II), or oxaliplatin, other platinum compounds, capecitabine, or any of their components (not applicable for Cohort 1 in Phase Ib).
  25. Any conditions that, in the investigator's opinion, may put subjects treated with the study drug at risks, or interfere with the evaluation of study drug or subject safety, or the interpretation of results.

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Study’s details


Gastric Adenocarcinoma,Advanced Solid Tumors,Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma

Age (in years)

18 - 75


Phase 1/Phase 2

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Aug 31, 2023

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