for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Lee Rosen (ucla)



Study of NGM120 in subjects with advanced solid tumors and and pancreatic cancer (Part 1 and 2) and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (Part 3).

Official Title

A Phase 1/2 Dose-Finding Study Followed by Expansion Cohorts of NGM120, a GFRAL Antagonist Monoclonal Antibody Blocking GDF15 Signaling, in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors and Pancreatic Cancer Using Combination Therapy


Pancreatic Cancer, Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Melanoma, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, Pancreatic Neoplasms, NGM120


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

(Part 1 and 2):

1. Have histologically confirmed metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Recurrent unresectable pancreatic cancer is acceptable as long as the treatment is first-line. 2. Have not received any approved chemotherapy, except in the adjuvant setting. 3. Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks 4. Male subjects must agree to use contraception as per protocol during the treatment period and for at least 90 days after the last study treatment administration and refrain from donating sperm during this period. 5. Provision of an archival tumor sample (within 5 years). If an archival sample is unavailable, a fresh biopsy can be obtained during Screening. If archival tissue or biopsy sample is unavailable, the subject is ineligible. Inclusion Criteria (Part 3 Prostate Cancer): 1. Metastatic, castrate resistance, histologically confirmed prostate cancer; continuous medical castration for ≥8 weeks prior to screening. 2. Effective castration with serum testosterone levels <0.5 ng/mL (50 ng/dL; 1.7 nmol/L). 3. Have serum GDF15 levels ≥1300 pg/mL. 4. Have experienced PSA progression under 1 or more lines of ADT in the absence or presence of radiographic and/or clinical progression, who decline or are not eligible to receive chemotherapy. 5. Have had PSA doubling time of >3 months.

You CAN'T join if...

(All parts):

1. Subject was using immunosuppressive medications within 14 days before Screening with the exception of topical (intranasal, inhaled, and local injection), systemic (prednisone equivalent 10 mg/day or less), or as needed for hypersensitivity reactions such as computed tomography (CT) scan premedication. 2. Subject has active infections or other serious underlying significant medical illness, abnormal and clinically significant laboratory findings or psychiatric illness/social situation. 3. Subject is using a pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator, neurostimulator, cochlear implants, cochlear implants, or other electronic medical equipment. 4. Subject has documented immunodeficiency or organ transplant. 5. Subject has an untreated central nervous system disease, leptomeningeal disease or cord compression. 6. Subject has a history, or presence, of significant cardiovascular diseases; including uncontrolled hypertension, clinically relevant cardiac arrhythmia, unstable angina or myocardial infarction within 6 months before randomization, congestive heart failure > New York Heart Association Class II, severe peripheral vascular disease, corrected QT (QTc) prolongation >470 msec, clinically significant pericardial effusion. 7. Subject has a history or presence of documented inflammatory bowel disease. 8. Subject is known to be positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.


  • NGM Clinical Study Site
    Santa Monica California 90404 United States
  • NGM Clinical Study Site
    Los Angeles California 90048 United States
  • NGM Clinical Study Site
    San Diego California 92123 United States
  • NGM Clinical Study Site
    Los Angeles California 90084 United States
  • NGM Clinical Study Site
    Sacramento California 98517 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Lee Rosen (ucla)
    HS Clinical Professor, Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 109 research publications


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc
Phase 1/2 research study
Study Type
Expecting 75 study participants
Last Updated