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Anti-GPC3 CAR T for Treating Patients With Advanced HCC

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02395250
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
RenJi Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether autologous T cells bearing chimeric antigen receptor that can specifically recognize glypican-3 (GPC3) is safe and effective for patients with relapsed or refractory hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Biological: anti-GPC3 CAR T Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous T Cells Redirected to GPC3 for Treating Patients With Advanced HCC
Actual Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: anti-GPC3 CAR T Biological: anti-GPC3 CAR T
Other Name: CAR T cells redirected to Glypican-3 in cancer cells

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events attributed to the administration of the anti-GPC3 CAR T cells [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Age of 18-70 years;
  2. Pathologically confirmed advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC);
  3. ≥1 measurable target lesion per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1);
  4. Tumor tissue positive for GPC3 expression per immunohistochemical staining (IHC) assay;
  5. Estimated survival > 12 weeks;
  6. Child-Pugh grade A;
  7. ECOG performance score of 0-1;
  8. HBV-DNA < 200 IU/mL if positive for HBsAg or HBcAb. Patients positive for HBsAg shall receive anti-viral treatment per "The guideline of prevention and treatment for chronic hepatitis B: a 2015 update";
  9. Have adequate venous access for apheresis or venous blood collection;
  10. White blood cells ≥ 2.5 x 109/L, platelet ≥ 60×109/L, haemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL, lymphocyte ≥ 0.4×109/L
  11. Serum albumin ≥ 30 g/dL, serum lipase and amylase≤1.5 upper limit of normal (ULN), serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 ULN and endogenous creatinine clearance ≥ 40mL/min, ALT and AST ≤ 5 ULN, Serum total bilirubin ≤ 2.5 ULN, Prothrombin Time is less than 4s longer than normal;
  12. Negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days before CAR T infusion, and with willingness to use reliable contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy until 12 months after CAR T infusions for females of childbearing age; Having undergone sterilization procedure or with willingness to use reliable contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy for males with female partner of childbearing age during the study;
  13. Able to understand and sign the informed consent form

Exclusion criteria:

If the patient meets any of the exclusion criteria, the patient must be excluded from the study.

  1. Pregnant or lactating female patients;
  2. Positive serum tests for HCV, HIV, or syphilis;
  3. Presence of HBV/HCV coinfection;
  4. Presence of any uncontrollable active infection, such as, but not limited to, active tuberculosis
  5. History of systemic administration of steroids (not including inhaled steroids), or other immunosuppressant drugs within 2 weeks before apheresis;
  6. History of allergy to immunotherapy and related drugs, or β-lactam antibiotics, or history of other severe allergy;
  7. History or current presence of hepatic encephalopathy;
  8. Presence of ascites with clinical significance that is defined as positive focused physical examination for ascites, or ascites that requires treatment intervention (not including any ascites shown on image examinations without the need for clinical intervention);
  9. ≥ 50% of normal liver occupied with HCC tumor tissue, or presence of tumor thrombus in the portal vein, or mesenteric vein, or inferior vena based on image analysis;
  10. Presence of HCC metastatic lesion in the central nervous system, or presence of other diseases of central nervous system with clinical significance;
  11. Presence of heart disease that requires treatment intervention, or poorly controlled hypertension (systolic pressure > 160 mmHg, or diastolic pressure > 100 mmHg);
  12. Presence of active auto-immune disease that requires immunosuppressant treatment;
  13. History of organ transplantation or currently on the waiting list for organ transplantation, including, but not limited to, liver transplantation;
  14. Anti-HCC therapies including, but not limited to, surgical resection, interventional therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, within 2 weeks before apheresis;
  15. History of receiving anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies, or other immunotherapy;
  16. History of other malignancies in the past 5 years, or presence of other active malignancies (not including cervical cancer in situ and basal cell carcinomas);
  17. Presence of other serious diseases or conditions, including uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c > 7% with treatment); severe cardiac dysfunction with LVEF < 45%; myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or unstable arrhythmia in the past 6 months pulmonary embolism; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; interstitial lung disease; forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) < 60%, gastric ulcer; history of gastrointestinal bleeding, or confirmed tendency for gastrointestinal bleeding;
  18. Determined by the investigator to be lack of compliance for the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02395250

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China, Shanghai
Shanghai Cancer Institute
Xuhui, Shanghai, China, 200032
Sponsors and Collaborators
RenJi Hospital
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Study Director: Bo Zhai, MD Renji
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Responsible Party: RenJi Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02395250    
Other Study ID Numbers: RJ-20150313
First Posted: March 23, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2019
Last Verified: November 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases