8-K 1 d544297d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 10, 2018



Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36070   26-0038620

(state or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


Two Corporate Drive

South San Francisco, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 365-5600

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01 Other Events

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (“FivePrime”) has decided to close the bladder cancer cohort of its Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating the safety, PK and activity of bemarituzumab (FPA144) as monotherapy in patients with metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal (“GEJ”) and bladder cancer whose tumors overexpress the FGFR2b protein (the “FPA144-001 Trial”). FivePrime decided to close the bladder cancer cohort after evaluating the feasibility and timing of activating necessary clinical sites, the rate of patient enrollment in the bladder cancer cohort and the current landscape of potential treatment options for bladder cancer patients. FivePrime will continue to treat bladder cancer patients currently on study but will not enroll additional patients in this cohort.

FivePrime previously closed enrollment in the four cohorts of patients with gastric and GEJ cancer in the expansion portion of the FPA144-001 Trial in order to focus its efforts on its Phase 1/3 global registrational trial evaluating bemarituzumab in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin, and oxaliplatin, a regimen known as mFOLFOX6, as front-line treatment of patients with gastric or GEJ cancer that overexpresses FGFR2b. Following the completion of treatment for patients in the bladder cancer cohort who are currently on study, FivePrime will close the FPA144-001 Trial.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

/s/ Francis Sarena

  Francis Sarena
  Chief Strategy Officer and Secretary

Dated: April 10, 2018