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A Study of MT-0169 in Participants With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma


About the study

This will be a Phase 1 Open-Label, dose escalation of MT-0169 (an Engineered toxin body (ETB) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. MT-0169 is an investigational drug that recognizes and binds to the CD38 receptor, which may be found on the surface of multiple myeloma cancer cells. It delivers a dose of a modified toxin that kills these cells.

Who can take part

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


Inclusion Criteria

  1. Confirmed diagnosis of MM per revised IMWG diagnostic criteria
  2. Patients with RRMM who have failed treatment with, are intolerant to, or are not candidates for available therapies that are known to confer clinical benefit

Must meet all of the following criteria for prior therapy:

  1. Must be refractory to ≥1 proteasome inhibitor (PI), ≥1 immunomodulatory drug (IMiD), and ≥1 steroid
  2. Must either have received ≥3 prior lines of therapy or ≥2 prior lines of therapy if 1 line included a combination of PI and IMiD (prior treatment with anti-CD38 therapy is permitted).

With measurable disease, defined as ≥1 of the following:

  1. Serum M-protein ≥500 mg/dL (≥5 g/L) on serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP).
  2. Urine M-protein ≥200 mg/24 h on urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP).
  3. Serum FLC assay result with an involved FLC level ≥10 mg/dL (≥100 mg/L) if serum FLC ratio is abnormal.

Patients with serum M-protein, urine M-protein, or involved immunoglobulin FLC not meeting the measurable disease criteria above will be eligible if they have ≥1 of the following:

  1. Bone marrow (BM) aspirate/biopsy with plasma cell percentage ≥30%
  2. PET imaging with ≥1 plasmacytoma lesion with a single diameter of ≥2cm.
  3. With Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance score of 0 or 1.

With the following cardiovascular parameters:

  1. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) > 50% by echocardiogram or cardiac MRI.
  2. Cardiac troponin (high sensitivity or conventional) and NT-proBNP or BNP values within the institutional normal range
  3. QT interval corrected by the Fridericia method (QTcF) on screening electrocardiogram (ECG)[ QTcF of ≤450 millisecond (ms) in males or ≤470 ms in females]

Must meet the following clinical laboratory criteria at entry:

  1. Total bilirubin ≤1.5*the upper limit of the normal range (ULN), except for Gilbert's syndrome (direct bilirubin must be <2.0*ULN)
  2. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤2.5*ULN.
  3. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥30 (mL/min/1.73 square meter [m2]), using the modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) equation
  4. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1000 per cubic millimeter (/mm3) (≥1.0*109 per liter [/L]); ≥750/mm3 (≥0.75*109/L) may be acceptable for participants with >50% of plasma cells in BM
  5. Platelet count ≥75,000/ mm3 (≥75*109/L); ≥50,000/ mm3 (≥50*109/L) may be acceptable for participants with ≤ 50% of plasma cells in BM
  6. Hemoglobin ≥7.5 g/dL without transfusion within 7 days before the lab test.
  7. Serum albumin ≥2.5 g/dL.

Female patients who:

  1. are postmenopausal for at least 1 year prior to screening OR
  2. are surgically sterile OR
  3. If they are of childbearing potential, agree to practice 1 highly effective method of contraception and 1 additional effective barrier method at the same time from study entry through 30 days after the last dose of study drug OR
  4. agree to practice true abstinence if in line with the preferred, usual lifestyle [periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, postovulation methods), withdrawal, spermicides only, and lactational amenorrhea are not acceptable. Female and male condoms should not be used together]

Male patients, even if surgically sterilized (postvasectomy) who:

  1. Agree to practice effective barrier contraception during the entire study and through 90 days after last dose of study drug OR
  2. Agree to practice true abstinence if in line with the preferred, usual lifestyle [periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, postovulation methods), withdrawal, spermicides only, and lactational amenorrhea are not acceptable. Female and male condoms should not be used together]
  3. Confirmed diagnosis of MM per IMWG diagnosis criteria:
  4. RRMM, having failed treatment with, is intolerant to, or is determined not to be a candidate for available therapies considered SOC or are known to confer clinical benefit.

Must meet the following criteria for prior therapy:

  1. Refractory or intolerant to at least 1 proteasome inhibitor (PI) and at least 1 immunomodulatory drug (IMiD), and at least 1 steroid.
  2. Receipt of ≥3 prior lines of therapy, including a PI, an IMiD, and an anti-CD38 therapy such as daratumumab and isatuximab.

Measurable disease, defined as ≥1 of the following

  1. Serum M-protein ≥50 mg/dL (≥5 g/L) on SPEP.
  2. Urine M-protein ≥200 mg/24 hours on UPEP.
  3. Serum FLC assay result with and involved FLC level ≥10 mg/dL (≥100mg/L), provided the serum FLC ratio is abnormal.

Serum M-protein, urine M-protein or involved immunoglobulin FLC not meeting measurable disease criteria if they have extramedullary disease with either:

  1. Imaging showing at least 1 extramedullary lesion (except CNS listed below that has a single diameter of ≥2 cm, or
  2. Plasma cell leukemia.


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. With polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance, smoldering myeloma, amyloidosis, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, or Immunoglobulin M (IgM) myeloma.
  2. With sensory or motor neuropathy of NCI CTCAE V5 Grade ≥3.

Have received final dose of any of the following treatments/procedures within the following interval before the first dose of MT-0169:

  1. Myeloma-specific therapy, including PIs and IMiDs: 14 days
  2. Anti-CD38 (a) therapy: Isatuximab 90 days; daratumumab 60 days
  3. Corticosteroid therapy for myeloma: 7 days
  4. Radiation therapy for localized bone lesions: 14 days
  5. Major surgery:30 days
  6. Autologous stem cell transplant: 90 days
  7. Investigational therapy: 30 days
  8. Have received an allogeneic stem cell transplant or organ transplantation.
  9. Have not recovered to Grade ≤1 or baseline, from adverse reactions to prior myeloma treatment or procedures (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy) excluding alopecia and Grade 2 neuropathy.
  10. With clinical signs of central nervous system (CNS) involvement of MM.
  11. With a history of myelodysplastic syndrome or another malignancy other than MM except for the following: any malignancy in complete remission for 3 years, adequately treated local basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical carcinoma in situ, superficial bladder cancer, or asymptomatic prostate cancer without known metastatic disease and not requiring therapy or requiring only hormonal therapy and with normal prostate-specific antigen level for ≥1 year before the start of study therapy.
  12. With known or suspected light chain amyloidosis of any organ (amyloid on the BM biopsy without other evidence of amyloidosis is acceptable).

With any of the following cardiovascular conditions:

  1. Congestive heart failure (NYHA) class ≥II or cardiomyopathy, active ischemia, or any other uncontrolled cardiac condition or myocardial infarction or clinically significant arrhythmia requiring therapy including anticoagulants within the past 6 months or at screening (stable therapy for > 6 months is acceptable).
  2. Resting tachycardia (heart rate of > 100 bpm) at screening
  3. Clinically significant uncontrolled hypertension at screening
  4. Cardiac MRI at screening demonstrates evidence of amyloid cardiomyopathy or myocarditis

With a history of documented significant pleural or pericardial effusions of at least CTCAE Grade 3 within 3 months before the start of treatment. This will also exclude patients with:

  1. Pericarditis (any Grade)
  2. Non-malignant pleural effusion (Grade ≥2)
  3. Patients with a history of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema associated with diffuse peripheral edema and history of intravascular hypovolemia associated with systemic antineoplastic therapy.

With chronic or active infection requiring systemic therapy, history of symptomatic viral infection that has not been fully cured. The following exceptions apply for those with positive serologies of HIV, HBV, or HCV:

  1. With HIV and an undetectable viral load and CD4+ T-cell (CD4+) counts ≥350 cells/mL may be allowed but patient must be taking appropriate opportunistic infection prophylaxis if clinically relevant
  2. With positive HBV serology may be allowed if undetectable viral load, receiving antiviral prophylaxis for potential HBV reactivation per institutional guidelines
  3. With positive HCV serology may be allowed if quantitative PCR for plasma HCV RNA is below the lower limit of detection. Concurrent antiviral HCV treatment per institutional guidelines is allowed.
  4. Have received a live attenuated vaccine within 28 days of first dose of MT-0169.
  5. With a history of CTCAE Grade 3 ≥ systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)/ cytokine release syndrome (CRS) reactions following infusion with any monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) or Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T therapy
  6. With a chronic condition requiring systemic corticosteroids at >10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent.
  7. Are lactating and breastfeeding or have a positive serum pregnancy test during the screening period or patients of reproductive potential who are not employing an effective birth control
  8. With a concurrent medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude study conduct and assessment including, but not limited to, uncontrolled medical conditions, active infection, risk of bleeding, diabetes mellitus, pulmonary disease, alcoholic liver disease, or primary biliary cirrhosis.
  9. With known allergy or intolerance to any of the drugs used in the study or excipients in MT-0169
  10. With a history of hypersensitivity or serious toxic reaction to kanamycin or another aminoglycoside.
  11. Failed to recover to Grade ≤1 or baseline from adverse reactions to prior treatment or procedures (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy) excluding alopecia and stable Grade 2 neuropathy.

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Study’s details


Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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Phase 1

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Dec 17, 2024

Treatment type



Molecular Templates, Inc. identifier


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