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Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of JCAR017 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331198
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Juno Therapeutics, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 in adult subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL. The study will include a Phase 1 part to determine the recommended dose of JCAR017 monotherapy in subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL, followed by a Phase 2 part to further assess the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 monotherapy treatment at the recommended dose. A separate Phase 1 cohort will assess the combination of JCAR017 and concurrent ibrutinib. In all subjects, the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of JCAR017 will be evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Lymphoma, Small Lymphocytic Biological: JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel) Biological: JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel) + ibrutinib Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Phase 1: subjects will be assigned to receive JCAR017, or JCAR017 + ibrutinib Phase 2: subjects will be assigned to receive JCAR017 at the recommended dose
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Phase 1/2 Study of JCAR017 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (017004)
Actual Study Start Date : December 26, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 1, 2022


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Phase 1 JCAR017 monotherapy
Subjects will be assigned to receive JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel)
Biological: JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel)
Participants will undergo leukapheresis to isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for the production of JCAR017. During JCAR017 production, participants may receive bridging chemotherapy for disease control. Upon successful generation of JCAR017 product, participants will receive treatment with JCAR017 therapy. Each cycle will include lymphodepleting chemotherapy followed by one dose of JCAR017 administered by intravenous (IV) injection.

Experimental: Phase 1 JCAR017 + ibrutinib
Subjects receiving ibrutinib at baseline will be assigned to receive JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel) at the recommended dose + ibrutinib
Biological: JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel) + ibrutinib
Participants eligible for this cohort should be receiving ibrutinib at the time of screening. For participants who previously discontinued ibrutinib, ibrutinib will be started at the time of enrollment. Ibrutinib treatment will continue for up to 90 days after JCAR017 infusion (or longer for participants who are receiving benefit from ibrutinib). Participants will undergo leukapheresis to isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for the production of JCAR017. During JCAR017 production, participants may receive bridging chemotherapy for disease control. Upon successful generation of JCAR017 product, participants will receive treatment with JCAR017 therapy. Each cycle will include lymphodepleting chemotherapy followed by one dose of JCAR017 administered by intravenous (IV) injection.

Experimental: Phase 2 JCAR017 monotherapy
Subjects will receive JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel) at the recommended dose from the Phase 1 monotherapy arm
Biological: JCAR017 (lisocabtagene maraleucel)
Participants will undergo leukapheresis to isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for the production of JCAR017. During JCAR017 production, participants may receive bridging chemotherapy for disease control. Upon successful generation of JCAR017 product, participants will receive treatment with JCAR017 therapy. Each cycle will include lymphodepleting chemotherapy followed by one dose of JCAR017 administered by intravenous (IV) injection.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Phase 1 monotherapy arm: recommended dose [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Recommended dose based on assessment of data from each dose level

  2. Phase 1 combination therapy arm: adverse events [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Proportion of subjects experiencing adverse events

  3. Phase 1 combination therapy arm: laboratory abnormalities [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Proportion of subjects experiencing laboratory abnormalities

  4. Phase 2: rate of complete remission (CR) [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Proportion of subjects who have CR after JCAR017 infusion based on Independent Review Committee (IRC) assessment using International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL) 2018 guidelines


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Phase 2: overall response rate [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Overall response rate based on IRC assessment using iwCLL 2018 guidelines

  2. Phase 2: minimal residual disease (MRD)-negative response rate [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    MRD will be measured via IgHV deep sequencing and flow cytometry of peripheral blood and bone marrow

  3. Phase 2: adverse events [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Proportion of subjects experiencing adverse events

  4. Phase 2: laboratory abnormalities [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Proportion of subjects experiencing laboratory abnormalities

  5. Phase 2: overall survival [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Overall survival

  6. Phase 2: progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    PFS, defined as the time from JCAR017 infusion to disease progression or death

  7. Phase 2: PK [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    AUC of JCAR017 in blood and bone marrow

  8. Phase 2: PK [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Cmax of JCAR017 in blood and bone marrow

  9. Phase 2: PK [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    Tmax of JCAR017 in blood and bone marrow

  10. Phase 2: health economics and outcomes research [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    EuroQol instrument EQ-5D-5L and numbers of intensive care unit (ICU) inpatient days and non-ICU inpatient days

  11. Phase 2: health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    EORTC QLQ-C30

  12. Phase 2: health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Through post-treatment Month 24 ]
    CLL-specific module QLQ-CLL-17



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of:

    1. CLL with an indication for treatment based on iwCLL guidelines and clinical measurable disease, or
    2. SLL (lymphadenopathy and/or splenomegaly and < 5×10^9 CD19+ CD5+ clonal B lymphocytes/L [< 5000/µL] in the peripheral blood at diagnosis with measurable disease that is biopsy-proven SLL)
  • Subjects (other than those in the ibrutinib + JCAR017 combination therapy arm) must have received and failed Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor (BTKi) treatment or have been deemed ineligible for BTKi therapy.
  • Subjects (other than those in the ibrutinib + JCAR017 combination therapy cohort) must have received previous treatment as follows:

    1. Subjects with CLL or SLL and high-risk features must have failed at least 2 lines of prior therapy.
    2. Subjects with CLL or SLL and standard-risk features must have failed at least 3 lines of prior therapy.
  • Subjects in the ibrutinib + JCAR017 combination therapy cohort must either:

    1. be receiving ibrutinib and progressing at the time of study enrollment
    2. be receiving ibrutinib for at least 6 months with a response less than complete response/remission (CR) and have high-risk features as defined in inclusion criterion 5a
    3. have BTK or PLCgamma2 mutations per local laboratory assessment, with or without progression on ibrutinib
    4. have previously received ibrutinib and have no contraindications to restarting ibrutinib
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of ≤ 1
  • Assessed by the Investigator to have adequate bone marrow function to receive lymphodepleting chemotherapy
  • Adequate organ function, defined as:

    1. Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 × age-adjusted upper limit of normal (ULN) OR calculated creatinine clearance > 30 mL/min
    2. Alanine aminotransferase ≤ 5 × ULN and total bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dL (or < 3.0 mg/dL for subjects with Gilbert's syndrome or leukemic infiltration of the liver)
    3. Adequate pulmonary function, defined as ≤ Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) Grade 1 dyspnea and saturated oxygen (SaO2) ≥ 92% on room air
    4. Adequate cardiac function, defined as left ventricular ejection fraction ≥ 40% as assessed by echocardiogram or multiple uptake gated acquisition scan performed within 30 days prior to determination of eligibility
  • Subject either currently has central vascular access or is a candidate to receive central vascular access or peripheral vascular access for leukapheresis procedure.
  • If prior CD19-targeted therapy has been administered, subject must have CD19-positive disease confirmed by immunohistochemistry or flow cytometry since completing the prior CD19-targeted therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with known active central nervous system (CNS) involvement by malignancy. Those with prior CNS disease that has been effectively treated will be eligible if treatment was completed at least 3 months prior to enrollment with no evidence of symptomatic disease and stable abnormalities on repeat imaging.
  • History of another primary malignancy that has not been in remission for at least 2 years. (The following are exempt from the 2-year limit: nonmelanoma skin cancer, completely resected stage 1 solid tumor with low risk for recurrence, curatively treated localized prostate cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ on biopsy or a squamous intraepithelial lesion on Pap smear, and in situ breast cancer that has been completely resected.)
  • Subjects with Richter's transformation
  • Prior treatment with any gene therapy product
  • Active hepatitis B, active hepatitis C, or any human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Systemic fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection that is not controlled
  • Presence of acute or extensive chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD)
  • History of any one of the following cardiovascular conditions within the past 6 months: Class III or IV heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA), cardiac angioplasty or stenting, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or other clinically significant cardiac disease
  • History or presence of clinically relevant CNS pathology such as epilepsy, generalized seizure disorder, aphasia, stroke with current neurologic sequelae, severe brain injuries, dementia, Parkinson's disease, cerebellar disease,cerebral edema, or psychosis
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women
  • Use of any of the following medications or treatments within the noted time prior to leukapheresis:

    1. Alemtuzumab within 6 months prior to leukapheresis
    2. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant within 100 days prior to leukapheresis
    3. Cladribine within 3 months prior to leukapheresis
    4. Donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) within 2 months prior to leukapheresis
    5. Radiation including large bone marrow fields such as sternum or pelvis within 6 weeks prior to leukapheresis
    6. Fludarabine within 4 weeks prior to leukapheresis
    7. GVHD therapies such as calcineurin inhibitors, methotrexate or other chemotherapeutics, mycophenolate mofetil, rapamycin, or immunosuppressive antibodies (such as anti-tumor necrosis factor-α [TNFα], anti-interleukin-6 [IL-6], or anti-interleukin-6 receptor [IL 6R]) within 4 weeks prior to leukapheresis
    8. Cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, bendamustine, chlorambucil, or melphalan within 2 weeks prior to leukapheresis
    9. Therapeutic doses of corticosteroids (defined as > 20 mg/day prednisone or equivalent) within 7 days prior to leukapheresis
    10. Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies within 7 days prior to leukapheresis
    11. Venetoclax within 4 days prior to leukapheresis
    12. Idelalisib or duvelisib within 2 days prior to leukapheresis
    13. Lenalidomide within 1 day prior to leukapheresis
    14. Experimental agents, including off-label use of approved drugs (with the exception of acalabrutinib which may be continued up to the day before leukapheresis), within 4 weeks prior to leukapheresis unless progression is documented on the experimental therapy and at least 3 half-lives have elapsed prior to leukapheresis
  • Uncontrolled medical, psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical conditions that do not permit compliance with the protocol, as judged by the Investigator; or subject unwillingness or inability to follow the procedures required in the protocol
  • Tumor invasion of venous or arterial vessels
  • Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 3 months prior to leukapheresis
  • Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism requiring ongoing therapeutic anticoagulation

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03331198


Contacts
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Contact: Juno Medical Information 866-599-JUNO (5866) medicalinformation@junotherapeutics.com

Locations
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United States, Arizona
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Gilbert, Arizona, United States, 85234
Contact: Brenda Noggy    480-256-3425    brenda.noggy@bannerhealth.com   
Contact: Javier J Munoz, MD    480-256-3620    javier.munoz@bannerhealth.com   
Principal Investigator: Javier J Munoz, MD         
United States, California
City of Hope Recruiting
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Contact: Hormoz Mirshkarlo, MD    626-256-4673 ext 69074    hmirshkarlo@coh.org   
Principal Investigator: Tanya Siddiqi, MD         
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Recruiting
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Contact: Krisma C Montalvo    858-246-0386    kcmontalvo@ucsd.edu   
Contact: Natalie McCarthy    858-822-0743    nmccarthy@ucsd.edu   
Principal Investigator: Thomas J Kipps, MD, PhD         
University of California San Francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Andrew Chon    415-476-2351    andrew.chon@ucsf.edu   
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Kaplan, MD         
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Contact: Study Coordinator    312-695-1301    cancertrials@northwestern.edu   
Principal Investigator: Shuo Ma, MD, PhD         
University of Chicago Medical Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Sadi Dixon, RN    773-702-2070    sdixon2@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu   
Contact: John Tyson    773-702-9440    jtyson3@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu   
Principal Investigator: Peter Riedell, MD         
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Jacob D Soumerai, MD    617-724-4000    jsoumerai@mgh.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jacob D Soumerai, MD         
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Emma Logan, RN    617-667-5984    eklogan@bidmc.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jon Arnason, MD         
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center Recruiting
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Contact: Gail A Paulsen    402-559-3853    gpaulsen@unmc.edu   
Contact: Lindsay Hicks    402-559-6044    lindsay.hick@unmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Julie Vose, MD         
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center Recruiting
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Contact: Kara Yannotti, RNC    551-996-5168    Kara.Yannotti@Hackensackmeridian.org   
Principal Investigator: Tatyana Feldman, MD         
United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Hanna Weissbrot    212-304-5558    hw2432@cumc.columbia.edu   
Contact: Sarah Leach    212-304-5585    sl3971@cumc.columbia.edu   
Principal Investigator: Nicole Lamanna, MD         
Weill Cornell Medical College Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: June Greenburg    212-746-2651    jdg2002@med.cornell.edu   
Contact: Koen Van Besien    212-746-2048    kov9001@med.cornell.edu   
Principal Investigator: Koen Van Besien, MD, PhD         
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Philip Chicci    215-955-3758    Philip.Chicchi@jefferson.edu   
Contact: Neil McElhenney    215-503-1011    Neil.McElhenney@jefferson.edu   
Principal Investigator: Matthew Carabasi, MD         
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
Contact: Linda Fukas         
Contact    412-623-6037    fukaslj@upmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Dorritie, MD         
United States, Texas
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: William G Wierda, MD, PhD    713-792-7026    wwierda@mdanderson.org   
Principal Investigator: William G Wierda, MD, PhD         
United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute Recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Contact: Kolleen Hicks, BS    801-587-7604    Kolleen.Hicks@hci.utah.edu   
Contact: Natalie Tullis, BSN    801-213-6098    Natalie.Tullis@hci.utah.edu   
Principal Investigator: Deborah Stephens, DO         
United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Contact: SCCA Immunotherapy Trials Intake    206-606-4668    immunotherapy@seattlecca.org   
Principal Investigator: David Maloney, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Juno Therapeutics, Inc.
Celgene Corporation
Investigators
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Study Director: Heidi Gillenwater, MD Juno Therapeutics, Inc.

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Responsible Party: Juno Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 017004
TRANSCEND-CLL-004 ( Other Identifier: Juno Therapeutics, Inc. )
First Posted: November 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Juno Therapeutics, Inc.:
JCAR017
chimeric antigen receptor
CLL
SLL
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
small lymphocytic lymphoma
CAR
CAR T cells
autologous T cell therapy
immunotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Leukemia
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, B-Cell
Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases