Last Update: May 03, 2023
An Open-label, Multi-center Phase I/Ib Dose Finding and Expansion Study of HRO761 as Single Agent and in Combinations in Patients With Microsatellite Instability-High or Mismatch Repair Deficient Advanced Solid Tumors. Identifier:
Novartis Reference Number:CHRO761A12101
All compounds are either investigational or being studied for (a) new use(s). Efficacy and safety have not been established. There is no guarantee that they will become commercially available for the use(s) under investigation.

Study Description

The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of HRO761 and identify the recommended dose(s), i.e., the optimal safe and active dose of HRO761 alone or in combination with tislelizumab or irinotecan that can be given to patients who have cancers with specific molecular alterations called MSIhi (Microsatellite Instability-high) or dMMR (Mismatch Repair Deficient) that might work best to treat these specific cancer types and to understand how well HRO761 is able to treat those cancers.

MSIhi or dMMR Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Solid Tumors, Including Colorectal Cancers
Phase 1
May 12, 2023
Aug 11, 2026
18 Years - (Adult, Older Adult)






Concentrate for solution for infusion


Concentrate for solution for infusion

Eligibility Criteria

Key Inclusion criteria:

Patients with advanced unresectable or metastatic MSIhi or MMR deficient (dMMR) solid tumors who have progressed after or are intolerant to prior standard therapy.

Arm A and C: Patients must have progressed on the most recent therapy for advanced disease including one prior line of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Arm B: Patients may have received prior chemotherapy or targeted therapy but should not have or without prior treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status ≤ 1
Measurable disease as determined by RECIST version 1.1
HRO761 s.a. (Arm A) dose finding only: Patients must have a site of disease amenable to biopsy and be a candidate for tumor biopsy according to the treating institution's guidelines. Patients must be willing to undergo a new tumor biopsy at screening, and during therapy on the study. A biopsy from the same lesion is preferred if safe and medically feasible. Exceptions may be considered after documented discussion with Novartis.
All patients (Arm A, B and C) will have available archival tumor tissue obtained prior to study treatment initiation (in addition to newly obtained tumor biopsy at screening for Arm A), to allow retrospective MSIhi/dMMR status confirmation.

Key Exclusion criteria:

Impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac disease
Clinically significant eye impairment
Patients with a primary Central Nervous System (CNS) tumor or tumor metastatic to the CNS
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection
Active Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) or Tuberculosis infection. Patients whose disease is controlled under antiviral therapy should not be excluded.
History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to any ingredient of study drug(s)
Impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease that may significantly alter the absorption of study drugs (e.g., severe ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, small bowel resection), except for prior gastrectomy.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Study Location

Novartis Investigative Site


Kashiwa,Chiba,277 8577,Japan

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