“Olaparib for PAH: a Multicenter Clinical Trial”
The main OBJECTIVE of this proposal is to extend our preclinical findings on the role of DNA damage and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARP) inhibition as a therapy for a devastating disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), to early-phase clinical trials. We, and others, have published strong evidence that DNA damage accounts for disease progression in PAH and showed that PARP1 inhibition can reverse PAH in several animal models1. Interestingly, PARP1 inhibition is also cardioprotective. Olaparib, an orally available PARP1 inhibitor, can reverse cancer growth in animals and humans with a good safety profile, and is now approved for the treatment of ovarian cancer in Canada, Europe and the USA. The time is thus right to translate our findings in human PAH. The primary objective of this Phase 1B study is to confirm the safety of using olaparib in PAH patients, and precise the sample size of a future Phase 2 trial. In addition to safety, efficacy signals will thus be assessed.
Drug - Olaparib
Olaparib up to 300 mg BID for 24 weeks
Olaparib for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: a Multicenter Clinical Trial