A Phase 1/2a Study Investigating TAK-079 Administered Subcutaneously in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma


The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability, maximum tolerated dose (MTD)/recommended phase 2 dose of TAK-079 monotherapy and when combined with a backbone regimen of pomalidomide and dexamethasone (PomDex) in Phase 1, and to provide a preliminary evaluation of the clinical activity of TAK-079 monotherapy in Phase 2a in participants with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

The information from the study may be used to:

  • To develop a better understanding of how people’s genetic makeup and cell proteins affects the safety and effectiveness of TAK-079
  • To generate information needed for research, development and regulatory approval of TAK-079 and diagnostic tests related to diseases or conditions that TAK-079 might treat
SparkCures ID 946
Trial Phase Phase 1/2
Enrollment 100 Patients
Trial Sponsors
  • Takeda Oncology
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Am I Eligible?

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may or may not be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional will be required to determine full eligibility.

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Have relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma
  • Have been treated with at least three prior lines of multiple myeloma therapy including a proteasome inhibitor, an immunomodulatory agent, an alkylating agent, and steroids OR 2 lines of prior therapy if one of the lines included a combination of a proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulatory agent
  • Have not received allogeneic stem cell transplant.
  • Prior treatment with an anti-CD38 antibody is allowed; details should be discussed with your doctor

The following criteria is provided for health care professionals.


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of <=2.
  2. Has received previous myeloma-specific therapy.
  3. In the Combination Cohort (TAK-079-PomDex) only must be able to take concurrent prophylactic anticoagulation per standard clinical practice as directed by the investigator and the Pomalyst product information.
  4. Documentation of RRMM as defined by the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) criteria.
  5. For Participants with MM, measurable disease defined as one of the following:
    • Serum M-protein ≥ 0.5 g/dL (≥ 5 gram per liter [g/L]).
    • Urine M-protein ≥ 200 mg/24 hours.
    • In participants without measurable M-protein in serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) or urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP), a serum FLC assay result with involved FLC level ≥ 10 mg/dL (≥ 100 milligram per liter [mg/L]), provided serum FLC ratio is abnormal.
  6. Prior therapy should meet all the following criteria:

    Participants in the dose Escalation Cohort (escalation phase) and participants in the dose Confirmation Cohort;

    • Should be previously treated with at least a proteasome inhibitor (PI), an immunomodulatory drug (IMiD), and a steroid. Note: Participants who have had a previous autologous stem cell transplant will have additionally been exposed to an alkylating agent; however, participant who have not had a previous autologous stem cell transplant may not have been exposed to an alkylating agent per standard practice.
    • Should be refractory or intolerant to at least 1 PI and at least 1 IMiD.
    • Should either have received ≥ 3 prior lines of therapy or should have received at least 2 prior lines of therapy if one of those lines included a combination of PI and IMiD.
    • In phase 1, previous exposure to an anti-CD38 agent, as a single agent or in combination, is allowed but is not required. (Participants in the dose Escalation Cohort).
    • In phase 1 dose Confirmation Cohort, cohorts of participants that are refractory at any time to at least 1 anti-CD38 agent or who are anti-CD38 naïve will be enrolled.

    Participants in the Combination Cohort (TAK-079 added to PomDex cohort only):

    • Have undergone prior therapy with > 2 prior anti-myeloma therapies (line of therapy defined below).
    • Has either relapsed or relapsed and refractory disease. Should have progressed on or within 60 days of completing the last anti-myeloma therapy (refractory defined below).
  7. In the phase 2a portion of the study, up to 2 cohorts of participants with RRMM may be enrolled: 1 that is refractory to at least 1 anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy at any time during treatment and 1 that is naïve to daratumumab.

Note: Refractory is defined as at least a 25% increase in M-protein (response of stable disease during prior therapy) or PD during treatment or within 60 days after last dose of prior therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Sensory or motor neuropathy of National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) Grade ≥ 3.
  2. Have received allogeneic stem cell transplant.
  3. Have received anti-CD38 antibody therapy and do not fulfill a 180-day washout period before receiving TAK-079.
  4. Not recovered from adverse reactions to prior myeloma treatment or procedures (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy) to NCI CTCAE Grade ≤ 1 or baseline, excluding alopecia.
  5. Clinical signs of central nervous system (CNS) involvement of MM.
  6. Active chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, active HIV, or cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
  7. POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes) syndrome, monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance, smoldering myeloma, solitary plasmacytoma, amyloidosis, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, or IgM myeloma.
  8. Positive Coombs tests at screening.
  9. For participants in the Combination Cohort (TAK-079-PomDex) only: participant has previously received pomalidomide or has hypersensitivity to thalidomide or lenalidomide.

US Trial Locations

Accepting Patients

The following is a listing of trial locations that are open and accepting patients.

Verified Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Washington University Medical Campus

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New York
Verified Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital

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Published Results

Preliminary Results from a Phase 1b Study of TAK-079, an Investigational Anti-CD38 Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) in Patients with Relapsed/ Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)

November 13, 2019

In the 14 patients receiving at least 4 cycles of therapy by the time of the data cutoff, the objective response rate (ORR; partial response or better) was 43%, 1 patient's response deepened over time to VGPR, the clinical benefit rate (minimal response or better) was 57%. Within this group, in patients never exposed to anti-CD38 therapy, the ORR was 46%.


Travel Assistance May Be Available
Travel Assistance May Be Available

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