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

Cancer Type
Solid Tumor
Unknown Primary
Trial Phase
Phase I
Phase II
18 Years and older, Male and Female
Study Type
Protocol IDs
ALKS 4230-001 (primary)
Study Sponsor
Alkermes, Inc.


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


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


  1. For Phase I the subject has histological or cytological evidence of a solid tumor. For Phase II the subject must have 1 of the specified adult solid tumor types: gastric, ovarian, lung, head and neck.
  2. Subject must have at least one target lesion based on RECIST
  3. Subject has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG PS) score of 0 or 1
  4. Subjects must have adequate liver function
  5. Subjects must have adequate kidney function
  6. Subjects must be recovered from the effects of any prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, other prior systemic anticancer therapy, radiotherapy or surgery
  7. Subjects who have received radiation therapy must wait at least 4 weeks after their last radiation treatment before enrollment into the study
  8. 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
  9. Subject will agree to follow contraceptive requirements defined in the protocol
  10. Additional criteria may apply

Treatment Sites in Georgia

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

1365 Clifton Road NE
Building C
Atlanta, GA 30322

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