Camonsertib in DNA damage response-deficient advanced solid tumors: phase 1 trial results

Timothy A Yap*, Elisa Fontana, Elizabeth K Lee, David R Spigel, Martin Højgaard, Stephanie Lheureux, Niharika B Mettu, Benedito A Carneiro, Louise Carter, Ruth Plummer, Gregory M Cote, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Joseph O'Connell, Joseph D Schonhoft, Marisa Wainszelbaum, Adrian J Fretland, Peter Manley, Yi Xu, Danielle Ulanet, Victoria RimkunasMike Zinda, Maria Koehler, Ian M Silverman, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Ezra Rosen

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Predictive biomarkers of response are essential to effectively guide targeted cancer treatment. Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related kinase inhibitors (ATRi) have been shown to be synthetic lethal with loss of function (LOF) of ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) kinase, and preclinical studies have identified ATRi-sensitizing alterations in other DNA damage response (DDR) genes. Here we report the results from module 1 of an ongoing phase 1 trial of the ATRi camonsertib (RP-3500) in 120 patients with advanced solid tumors harboring LOF alterations in DDR genes, predicted by chemogenomic CRISPR screens to sensitize tumors to ATRi. Primary objectives were to determine safety and propose a recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D). Secondary objectives were to assess preliminary anti-tumor activity, to characterize camonsertib pharmacokinetics and relationship with pharmacodynamic biomarkers and to evaluate methods for detecting ATRi-sensitizing biomarkers. Camonsertib was well tolerated; anemia was the most common drug-related toxicity (32% grade 3). Preliminary RP2D was 160 mg weekly on days 1-3. Overall clinical response, clinical benefit and molecular response rates across tumor and molecular subtypes in patients who received biologically effective doses of camonsertib (>100 mg d-1) were 13% (13/99), 43% (43/99) and 43% (27/63), respectively. Clinical benefit was highest in ovarian cancer, in tumors with biallelic LOF alterations and in patients with molecular responses. registration: NCT04497116 .

Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1400-1411
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


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