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



9-ING-41 has anti-cancer clinical activity while not causing myelosuppression, and has both pre-clinical anti-fibrotic activity and activity against myelofibrosis. This Phase 2 study will study its efficacy in patients with advanced myelofibrosis.

Official Title

Phase 2 Study of 9-ING-41, a Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Beta (GSK 3β) Inhibitor, as a Single Agent or Combined With Ruxolitinib, in Patients With Myelofibrosis


9-ING-41 is a first-in-class, intravenously administered, maleimide-based, small molecule, potent selective GSK-3β inhibitor with significant pre-clinical and clinical anticancer activity. In the ongoing Actuate 1801 study in a cohort of over 90 patients with advanced refractory malignancies, 9-ING-41 has exhibited no significant toxicity, including no myelosuppression, and significant anti-tumor activity. 9-ING-41 also has significant pre-clinical ability to reverse pathologic fibrosis in multiple models of pulmonary and pleural fibrosis. Reversal of fibrosis by an anti-fibrotic agent in patients with advanced myelofibrosis (MF) has recently been demonstrated to be of clinical benefit. 9-ING-41 has the potential to act both as an anti-neoplastic agent (without causing myelosuppression) and an anti-fibrotic agent in patients with MF. The efficacy of Ruxolitinib is limited in many patients by the inability to tolerate adequate doses for an adequate duration with myelosuppression being a frequent dose limiting toxicity. 9-ING-41 may reduce the dose of Ruxolitinib needed for optimal therapeutic response and/or reverse myelosuppression so than an adequate dose of Ruxolitinib can be tolerated. Pre-clinical data show synergy in MF between 9-ING-41 and Ruxolitinib. This Phase 2 study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of 9-ING-41, as a single agent or in combination with Ruxolitinib, in patients with advanced, poor prognosis MF.


Myelofibrosis primary myelofibrosis post polycythemia vera myelofibrosis post essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis Ruxolitinib Jak2 inhibitors glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta GSK3beta 9-ING-41


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

Patient -

  1. Is able to understand and voluntarily sign a written informed consent and is willing and able to comply with the protocol requirements including scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests and other study procedures
  2. Is aged ≥ 18 years
  3. Has documented diagnosis of symptomatic primary MF, PPV-MF or PET-MF as defined by the World Health Organization classification
  4. Is ineligible or unwilling to undergo stem cell transplantation at time of study entry
  5. Has laboratory function within specified parameters per local laboratory (may be repeated):
  6. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 100/mL; platelets ≥ 20,000/mL
  7. Transaminases (AST/ALT) and alkaline phosphatase ≤ 3 (≤ 10 X the upper limit of normal (ULN) if considered to be MF-related) x ULN; bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (unless patient has Gilbert's Syndrome)
  8. Serum amylase and lipase ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  9. Has adequate performance status (PS): Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group (ECOG) PS 0-2
  10. Has received the final dose of any of the following treatments/procedures with the specified minimum intervals before first dose of 9-ING-41 (unless in the opinion of the investigator and the study medical coordinator the treatments/procedures will not compromise patient safety or interfere with study conduct:
  11. Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or systemic radiation therapy - 14 days maximum, or ≥ 5 half-lives (whichever is shorter)
  12. Surgery with general anesthesia - 7 days
  13. Patients who are to receive 9-ING-41 plus Ruxolitinib must have attempted ≥12 weeks of Ruxolitinib therapy and required dose reductions/interruptions and/or had an inadequate response
  14. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative baseline blood or urine pregnancy test within 72 hours of first study therapy. Women may be neither breastfeeding nor intending to become pregnant during study participation and must agree to use effective contraceptive methods (hormonal or barrier method of birth control, or true abstinence) for the duration of study participation and in the following 100 days after discontinuation of study treatment
  15. . Male patients with partners of childbearing potential must take appropriate precautions to avoid fathering a child from screening until 100 days after discontinuation of study treatment and use appropriate barrier contraception or true abstinence
  16. . Must not be receiving any other investigational product

You CAN'T join if...

Patient -

  1. Is pregnant or lactating
  2. Is known to be hypersensitive to any of the components of 9-ING-41 or to the excipients used in its formulation
  3. Has >10% blasts in peripheral blood or bone marrow biopsy
  4. Has had a myocardial infarction within 12 weeks of the first dose of 9-ING-41
  5. Has any medical and/or social condition which, in the opinion of the investigator or study medical coordinator would preclude study participation
  6. Is considered to be a member of a vulnerable population (for example, prisoners)
  7. Herbal preparations / medications are prohibited throughout the study. These herbal medications include, but are not limited to St. John's wort, Kava, ephedra (ma huang), Gingko biloba, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), yohimbe, saw palmetto, and Ginseng. Patients should stop using cannabinoids or herbal preparations/medications at least 7 days prior to first dose of study treatment -


  • University of California Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • University of Southern California accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States


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Actuate Therapeutics Inc.
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