ENMD-2076, an aurora-A kinase inhibitor with anti-angiogenic properties, has shown activity in solid and hematologic malignancies. We investigated oral ENMD-2076 in an open-label, single-arm phase II study using 275 mg daily on a 28-day cycle in patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) receiving ≤1 line of prior therapy. Primary endpoint was 6-month progression-free survival (PFS) with ≤15% indicating no interest, and ≥40% indicating further interest in ENMD-2076. Secondary/exploratory endpoints included clinical benefit (CBR ≥6-months) and objective response (ORR) rates, PFS, OS, safety, and whole-exome sequencing (WES) for potentially associated biomarkers. Overall, 23/25 (92%) patients receiving ENMD-2076 were efficacy evaluable with median follow-up of 14 months (range 2.2–39.5). Common subtypes were leiomyosarcoma (n = 10), undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (n = 3), angiosarcoma (n = 3), and alveolar soft-part sarcoma (n = 3). The 6-month PFS was 20.8% (95% CI:3.2–38.4) with a CBR of 17% (95% CI:1.55–33.23) and ORR of 9% (95% CI:3.08–20.46). Median PFS was 2.5 months (95% CI:2.20–4.47) and OS was 14.1 months (95% CI:6.07–20.07). The most common high-grade treatment-related adverse event was hypertension (60%). WES identified PTPRB mutations in 3/4 patients (p = 0.018) benefiting from ENMD-2076. Although this study failed to meet its primary endpoint, occasional responses and prolonged stable disease was noted. ENMD-2076 evaluation in PTPRB mutated tumors and/or angiosarcoma is warranted.