for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion



The primary goal of this Phase 1 study is to characterize the safety and tolerability of tebotelimab and establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of tebotelimab in advanced solid tumors, and tebotelimab in combination with margetuximab in HER2+ advanced solid tumors. Pharmacokinetics (PK), immunogenicity, pharmacodynamics (PD), and the anti-tumor activity of tebotelimab will also be assessed.

Official Title

A Phase 1, First-in-Human, Open-Label, Dose Escalation Study of MGD013, A Bispecific DART® Protein Binding PD-1 and LAG-3 in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Neoplasms


Advanced Solid Tumors, Hematologic Neoplasms, Ovarian Cancer, HER2-positive Advanced Solid Tumors, Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small-cell Lung Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cervical Cancer, TNBC - Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms, Neoplasm Metastasis, Margetuximab, tebotelimab


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Histologically proven, locally advanced unresectable or metastatic solid tumors (or hematologic malignancies, Cohort Expansion only) for whom no approved therapy with demonstrated clinical benefit is available or standard treatment was declined.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Measurable disease
  • Tissue specimen available for retrospective analysis of PD-1, PD-L1, LAG-3, and MHC-II expression
  • Acceptable laboratory parameters

HER2+ Cohort:

ii. History of HER2 positivity defined as 3+ by IHC or 2+ by Immunohistochemistry (IHC) in combination with in situ hybridization (ISH) positivity most recent tumor biopsy.

  • All patients in the HER2+ cohort must be willing to provide consent for a baseline and on-treatment tumor biopsy during the screening period and within 14 days prior to Cycle 3 Day 1. Exceptions may be made based on a medical contraindication at the discretion of the Sponsor's Medical Monitor. This requirement will be discontinued after an adequate number of samples are collected, as determined by the Sponsor.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases or primary CNS lymphoma
  • History of allogeneic bone marrow, stem-cell, or solid organ transplant
  • History of known or suspected autoimmune disease with the specific exceptions of vitiligo, resolved childhood atopic dermatitis, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment (within the past 2 years), and patients with a history of Grave's disease that are now euthyroid clinically and by laboratory testing.
  • Treatment with any systemic chemotherapy within 3 weeks prior to the initiation of study drug; treatment with biologics or investigational therapy within the 4 weeks prior to the initiation of study drug.
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to the initiation of study drug.
  • Prior treatment with combination of monoclonal antibodies against PD-1 and LAG-3 (Cohort Expansion only).
  • Treatment with radiation therapy within 2 weeks prior to the initiation of study drug.
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular disease.
  • QTcF prolongation > 480 milliseconds
  • HER2+ cohort: left ventricular ejection fraction less than 50%
  • Clinically significant pulmonary compromise, including a requirement for supplemental oxygen use to maintain adequate oxygenation.
  • Active pneumonitis or history of non-infectious pneumonitis.
  • Clinically significant gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Evidence of active viral, bacterial, or systemic fungal infection requiring parenteral treatment within 7 days prior to the initiation of study drug.
  • Known history of positive testing for human immunodeficiency virus or history of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
  • Known history of hepatitis B (except in hepatocellular carcinoma) or hepatitis C infection or known positive test for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antigen, or hepatitis C polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Vaccination with any live virus vaccine within 4 weeks prior to the initiation of study drug administration. Inactivated annual influenza vaccination is allowed
  • Dementia or altered mental status that would preclude understanding and rendering of informed consent
  • Confirmed or presumed COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 infection. While SARS-CoV-2 testing is not mandatory for study entry, testing should follow local clinical practice guidelines/standards. Patients with a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2 infection, known asymptomatic infection, or presumed infection are excluded. Patients may be considered eligible after a resolved SARS-CoV-2 infection once he or she remains afebrile for at least 72 hours and after other SARS-CoV-2-related symptoms have fully recovered to baseline for a minimum of 72 hours.


  • UCLA Hematology & Oncology Clinic
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
    Newport Beach California 92658 United States
  • USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Phase 1 research study
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About 353 people participating
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