A Safety Study of SGN-LIV1A in Breast Cancer Patients


  • Study type

  • Study phase

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-007529
    NCT ID: NCT01969643
    Sponsor Protocol Number: SGNLVA-001

About this study

This study is being conducted to examine the safety and tolerability of SGN-LIV1A in patients with metastatic breast cancer, and to find the highest dose of the drug that can be given without unacceptable side effects. Other goals of the trial are to find out if SGN-LIV1A has any antitumor effects, to learn about the pharmacokinetics of SGN-LIV1A, and to explore the relationship between antigen expression and SGN-LIV1A effects.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer with radiographic evidence of metastatic disease
  • One of the following: a) Triple-negative disease (ER/PR/HER2-negative) and received at least 2 prior cytotoxic regimens in the metastatic setting; or b) ER- and/or PR-positive/HER2-negative disease and received at least 2 prior cytotoxic regimens in the metastatic setting and are no longer a candidate for hormonal therapy
  • Positive for LIV-1 expression by central pathology review on newly obtained tumor tissue biopsy
  • Measurable disease
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pre-existing neuropathy Grade 2 or higher
  • Malignant CNS disease that has not been definitively treated
  • P-gp inducers/inhibitors or strong CYP3A inducers/inhibitors within 2 weeks before first dose

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Minetta Liu, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office



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