A Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of Subcutaneously-Administered Cytokine (ALKS 4230) as a Single Agent and in Combination With Anti-PD-1 Antibody (Pembrolizumab) in Subjects With Select Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors (ARTISTRY-2)

Status: Active


This study will characterize the safety and tolerability and identify the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of subcutaneous (SC) ALKS 4230 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • For Part A the subject has histological or cytological evidence of a solid tumor. For Part B the subject must have 1 of the unspecified adult solid tumor types defined in the protocol
  • Record of programmed cell death ligand 1 protein expression status, or availability of fresh or archival tumor tissue for cellular characterization and PD-L1 status
  • Subjects must have adequate liver function
  • Subjects must have adequate kidney function
  • Subjects must be recovered from the effects of any prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, other prior systemic anticancer therapy, radiotherapy or surgery
  • Subjects who have received radiation therapy must wait at least 4 weeks after their last radiation treatment before enrollment into the study
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days of the start of treatment and on Day 1 before the first dose is administered
  • Subject will agree to follow contraceptive requirements defined in the protocol
  • Additional criteria may apply

Exclusion Criteria

  • Subject is currently pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Subjects with an active infection or with a fever ≥ 38.5°C within 3 days of the first scheduled day of dosing for Cycle 1
  • Subjects with active or symptomatic central nervous system metastases are excluded. Subjects with central nervous system metastases are eligible for the study if the metastases have been treated by surgery and/or radiation therapy, the subject is off corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks, and the subject is neurologically stable
  • Subjects with known hypersensitivity to any components of ALKS 4230 or to pembrolizumab or any of its excipients
  • Subjects who require pharmacologic doses of steroids; replacement doses, topical, ophthalmologic, and inhalational steroids are permitted
  • Subjects who developed autoimmune disorders while on prior immunotherapy, including pneumonitis, nephritis, and/or neuropathy
  • Subjects with any other concurrent uncontrolled illness, including mental illness or substance abuse, which may interfere with the ability of the subjects to cooperate and participate in the study
  • The subject is known to be positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B or C, or active tuberculosis, or has a known history of tuberculosis
  • Additional criteria may apply

Locations & Contacts


Emory University Hospital / Winship Cancer Institute
Status: Active
Name Not Available


Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute
Status: Active
Name Not Available

New York

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Status: Active
Name Not Available

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
Status: In review
Name Not Available


M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: Approved
Name Not Available

Trial Objectives and Outline

This study will evaluate ALKS 4230 administered SC as lead-in monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with advanced solid tumors.

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase I/II

Trial Type


Lead Organization

Lead Organization
Alkermes, Inc.

Trial IDs

Primary ID ALKS 4230-001
Secondary IDs NCI-2019-02348
Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT03861793