Trial of eRapa to Prevent Progression in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Patients Under Active Surveillance

2020-01-22 12:12:52 | BioPortfolio


Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) who have had abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis will be given Encapsulated Rapamycin (eRapa) at one of three escalating doses/schedules for 12 months with the aim of reducing polyp burden.


Patients with FAP who have had abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis will be given eRapa at one of three escalating doses/ schedules (0.5mg every other day, 0.5mg daily every other week, or 0.5mg daily) for 12 months with the aim of reducing polyp burden. Patients will serve as their own controls. Patients will be assessed with surveillance endoscopy at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months for change in polyp burden. Correlation between immune markers and clinical outcomes will be explored.

This is a Phase IIa trial which will enroll at approximately 6 sites within the United States that have specialty expertise in FAP treatment and surveillance. The trial is anticipated to last approximately 24 months for treatment and follow up.

The trial will enroll 30 patients with the genetic or clinical diagnosis of FAP. The clinical diagnosis includes individuals with 100 or more cumulative tubular adenomas throughout the colorectum. Patients must be post-colectomy or subtotal colectomy and have documented residual polyps in their rectum for which they are receiving active surveillance.

Study Design


Familial Adenomatous Polyposis


Encapsulated Rapamycin (eRapa)


Not yet recruiting


Rapamycin Holdings Inc.

Results (where available)

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