Clinical Trials Using STING Agonist MK-1454

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying STING Agonist MK-1454. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Study of MK-1454 Alone or in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Participants With Advanced / Metastatic Solid Tumors or Lymphomas (MK-1454-001)

    The purpose of this study is to identify a maximum tolerated dose (MTD) or maximum administered dose (MAD) of MK-1454 alone and of MK-1454 in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in participants with advanced / metastatic solid tumors or lymphomas in Part 1, and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MK-1454 via intratumoral (IT) injection in combination with pembrolizumab in selected solid tumors in Part 2. MK-1454 will be administered IT; pembrolizumab (pembro) will be administered via intravenous (IV) infuison. In Part 1, participants will be allocated to one of three treatment arms: MK-1454 monotherapy (cutaneous / subcutaneous [cut / subcut] lesions), MK-1454+pembro (cut / subcut lesions), or MK-1454+pembro (visceral lesions). In Part 2, participants with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who are anti-programmed cell death-protein 1 or anti-programmed cell death-ligand 1 (anti-PD-1 / PD-L1) refractory or with anti-PD-1 / PD-L1 treatment-naïve triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) or with anti-PD-1 / PD-L1 treatment-naïve solid tumors with liver metastases / lesions will receive MK-1454 via IT injection at the RP2D determined in Part 1 PLUS pembrolizumab via IV infusion for up 35 cycles (up approximately 2 years).
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