3PD - PEGylated human IL-10 (AM0010) in advanced solid tumors

Date 20 November 2015
Event ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology 2015
Session Poster Discussion session
Topics Immunotherapy
Presenter Aung Naing
Citation Annals of Oncology (2015) 26 (suppl_8): 1-4. 10.1093/annonc/mdv513
Authors A. Naing1, J.R. Infante2, K. Papadopoulos3, K. Autio4, P. Ott5, D. Wong6, G.S. Falchook7, M.R. Patel8, S. Pant9, M. Oft10
  • 1Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 77030 - Houston/US
  • 2Drug Development, Sarah Cannon Research Institute / Tennessee Oncology, PLLC, Nashville/US
  • 3Clinical Trials, START Center for Cancer Care, San Antonio/US
  • 4Department Of Medicine, Genitourinary Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York/US
  • 5Center For Immuno-oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston/US
  • 6Medicine, Hematology & Oncology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles/US
  • 7Drug Development, Sarah Cannon Research Institute at HealthONE, Denver/US
  • 8Cattlemen Office, Florida Cancer Specialists, Tampa/US
  • 9Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City/US
  • 10Clinical Research, ARMO BioSciences, Redwood City/US



PEGylated IL-10 induces tumor rejection in mice and establishes immunological memory. We conducted a Phase I study to establish the safety and anti-tumor-activity of AM0010.


One hundred and forty three patients with advanced tumors including melanoma, renal cell (RCC), colorectal (CRC), prostate, ovarian and pancreatic cancer (PDAC) were enrolled in escalation cohorts and expansion cohorts (1 to 40 µg/kg). AM0010 was self-administrated daily subcutaneously. PK, anti-drug antibodies and immune responses were monitored. Patients had a median of 3 prior regimens (0-11) for advanced or metastatic disease.


20 µg/kg was established as therapeutically active and the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D). The maximum tolerated dose was not reached. Treatment-related adverse events (TrAE) included injection site reaction, rash, fatigue, anorexia, fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea, thrombocytopenia and anemia. Most adverse events were low grade. G3 TrAE events included anemia, thrombocytopenia, nausea, increased lipase, dyslipidemia, and transaminitis. Only one patient discontinued treatment due to TrAEs. Prolonged immune related AEs were not observed. In monotherapy, partial responses (PR) were observed in patients with RCC, melanoma and lymphoma. Of 16 evaluable patients with RCC (at RP2D), 19% had a PR and 81% had disease control. Disease control rate with or without tumor reductions was observed in several other indications, including patients with pancreatic (50%), lung (33%), ovarian (75%) or colon cancer (27%). Prolonged disease stabilization was observed in several patients including a CRC patient (>17months) and a PDAC patient (>11months). At RP2D AM00010 induced a characteristic Th1-Th2 immune activation signature in the serum: IL-18, IFNg, IL-4, GM-CSF, IL-7 and FasL and a reduction of TGFß. AM0010 treatment increased activated PD-1 positive CD8 T cells in circulation and in the tumor tissue.


In monotherapy, AM0010 has a well-tolerated safety profile and produces durable tumor responses accompanied by systemic immune stimulation. The pharmacodynamics and clinical activity observed support the ongoing combination with checkpoint inhibitors and chemotherapies.

Clinical trial identification

Trial registration: www.clinicaltrials.gov NCT02009449


M. Oft: Ownership: ARMO BioSciences. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.