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Closed (no longer recruiting)Last updated: 3 May 2024

Epimab: This Phase I/II trial is trying to determine the recommended dose, safety and tolerability of a new targeted therapy (EMB-02) in people with advanced solid cancersA Phase I/II Trial of EMB-02, a Bi-specific Antibody Against PD-1 and LAG-3, in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

Clinical summary


This is an open-label trial with two phases. In Phase 1, participants will receive EMB-02 one weekly (intravenously) at ascending dose levels. In Phase II, participants will receive EMB-02 weekly (intravenously) at the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D).


This trial is treating patients with advanced solid cancers


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Trial sponsor

Shanghai EpimAb Biotherapeutics Co., Ltd.

Scientific Title

A Phase I/II Trial of EMB-02, a Bi-specific Antibody Against PD-1 and LAG-3, in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors



  • Willing and able to provide written informed consent.
  • Phase I: Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced/metastatic solid tumors and have failed (progressed on, or are intolerant of) standard therapies. Moreover, the disease should be measurable or evaluable per RECIST v1.1
  • Phase II Cohort A: Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced/metastatic melanoma, excluding uveal melanoma. > 1 prior therapy, including prior treatment with PD-1/L1(mandatory) and/or CTLA-4 inhibitors(optional). And the disease is measurable or evaluable per RECIST v1.1
  • Archival tumor samples available for retrospective analysis or biopsy will be taken.
  • ECOG performance status 0 or 1 for phase I, and ≤2 for phase II; life expectancy > 3 Months
  • Adequate organ function to participate in the trial.
  • Recovery from adverse events (AEs) related to prior anticancer therapy.
  • Highly effective contraception


  • Patients who have active autoimmune disease or history of autoimmune disease
  • History of severe irAE.
  • History of severe allergic reactions
  • Use of systemic corticosteroids.
  • Symptomatic central nervous system metastases.
  • Patients with cardiac dysfunction
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c > 8% (via medical history)
  • Prior treatment with a LAG-3 inhibitor
  • Anticancer therapy or radiation < 5 half-lives or 4 weeks (whichever is shorter) prior to study treatment;
  • Prior organ or stem cell/bone marrow transplant.
  • Concurrent malignancy < 5 years prior to entry.
  • Patients with active infections.
  • Major surgery < 4 weeks or minor surgery < 2 weeks prior to study treatment
  • Live virus vaccines < 30 days prior to screening
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding females
  • Any investigational agents or study drugs from a previous clinical study within 30 days of the first dose of study treatment
  • Any other serious underlying medical conditions
  • Abuse on alcohol, cannabis- derived products or other drugs


  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • You have had treatment but your cancer has gotten worse or has not responded to the treatment you have been given.


  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

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