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CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-Transduced Cord Blood NK Cells, High-Dose Chemotherapy, and Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Participants With B-cell Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03579927
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR).CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced cord blood NK cells when given together with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant and to see how well they work in treating participants with B-cell lymphoma. Cord blood-derived CAR-NK cells may react against the B-cell lymphoma cells in the body, which may help to control the disease. Giving chemotherapy before a stem cell transplant may help kill any cancer cells that are in the body and helps make room in the patient's bone marrow for new blood-forming cells (stem cells) to grow. The stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blood-forming cells that were destroyed by the chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
CD19 Positive Mantle Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Follicular Lymphoma Refractory B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Refractory Follicular Lymphoma Procedure: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Drug: Carmustine Drug: Cytarabine Drug: Etoposide Biological: Filgrastim Drug: Melphalan Biological: Rituximab Biological: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Natural Killer Cells Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To establish the safety and relative efficacy of CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced cord blood natural killer (CB-NK) cells in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) undergoing high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To estimate the relapse-free survival (RFS). II. To estimate the overall survival (OS). III. To quantify the persistence of infused CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced CB-NK cells in the recipient.

OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced CB-NK cells followed by a phase II study.

Participants receive rituximab intravenously (IV) over 3 hours on days -14 and -8, carmustine IV over 2 hours on day -13, etoposide IV over 3 hours twice daily (BID) on days -12 to -9, cytarabine IV over 1 hour BID on days -12 to -9, melphalan IV over 30 minutes on day -8, CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced CB-NK cells IV over 1 hour on day -5. Participants undergo autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) on day 0. Beginning day 0, participants receive filgrastim subcutaneously (SC) once daily (QD) until evidence of an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 0.5 x 10^9/L per 3 consecutive days.

After completion of study treatment, participants are followed for up to 15 years.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immunotherapy With Ex Vivo-Expanded Cord Blood-Derived CAR-NK Cells Combined With High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for B-Cell Lymphoma
Estimated Study Start Date : December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 1, 2020


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (CAR transduced CB-NK cells, chemotherapy, ASCT)
Participants receive rituximab IV over 3 hours on days -14 and -8, carmustine IV over 2 hours on day -13, etoposide IV over 3 hours BID on days -12 to -9, cytarabine IV over 1 hour BID on days -12 to -9, melphalan IV over 30 minutes on day -8, CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced CB-NK cells IV over 1 hour on day -5. Participants undergo ASCT on day 0. Beginning day 0, participants receive filgrastim SC QD until evidence of an ANC of 0.5 x 10^9/L per 3 consecutive days.
Procedure: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Undergo ASCT
Other Names:
  • Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • autologous stem cell transplantation

Drug: Carmustine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BCNU
  • Becenum
  • Becenun
  • BiCNU
  • Bis(chloroethyl) Nitrosourea
  • Bis-Chloronitrosourea
  • Carmubris
  • Carmustin
  • Carmustinum
  • FDA 0345
  • Gliadel
  • N,N'-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea
  • Nitrourean
  • Nitrumon
  • SK 27702
  • SRI 1720
  • WR-139021

Drug: Cytarabine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • .beta.-Cytosine arabinoside
  • 1-.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosyl-4-amino-2(1H)pyrimidinone
  • 1-.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • 1-Beta-D-arabinofuranosyl-4-amino-2(1H)pyrimidinone
  • 1-Beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • 1.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-Amino-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl-
  • 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1.beta.-D-arabinofuranosyl-
  • Alexan
  • Ara-C
  • ARA-cell
  • Arabine
  • Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • Arabinosylcytosine
  • Aracytidine
  • Aracytin
  • Aracytine
  • Beta-cytosine Arabinoside
  • CHX-3311
  • Cytarabinum
  • Cytarbel
  • Cytosar
  • Cytosine Arabinoside
  • Cytosine-.beta.-arabinoside
  • Cytosine-beta-arabinoside
  • Erpalfa
  • Starasid
  • Tarabine PFS
  • U 19920
  • U-19920
  • Udicil
  • WR-28453

Drug: Etoposide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Demethyl Epipodophyllotoxin Ethylidine Glucoside
  • EPEG
  • Lastet
  • Toposar
  • Vepesid
  • VP 16-213
  • VP-16
  • VP-16-213

Biological: Filgrastim
Given SC
Other Names:
  • FILGRASTIM, LICENSE HOLDER UNSPECIFIED
  • G-CSF
  • Neupogen
  • r-metHuG-CSF
  • Recombinant Methionyl Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor
  • rG-CSF
  • Tevagrastim

Drug: Melphalan
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Alanine Nitrogen Mustard
  • CB-3025
  • L-PAM
  • L-Phenylalanine Mustard
  • L-sarcolysin
  • L-Sarcolysin Phenylalanine mustard
  • L-Sarcolysine
  • Melphalanum
  • Phenylalanine Mustard
  • Phenylalanine nitrogen mustard
  • Sarcoclorin
  • Sarkolysin
  • WR-19813

Biological: Rituximab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ABP 798
  • BI 695500
  • C2B8 Monoclonal Antibody
  • Chimeric Anti-CD20 Antibody
  • CT-P10
  • IDEC-102
  • IDEC-C2B8
  • IDEC-C2B8 Monoclonal Antibody
  • MabThera
  • Monoclonal Antibody IDEC-C2B8
  • PF-05280586
  • Rituxan
  • Rituximab Biosimilar ABP 798
  • Rituximab Biosimilar BI 695500
  • Rituximab Biosimilar CT-P10
  • Rituximab Biosimilar GB241
  • Rituximab Biosimilar IBI301
  • Rituximab Biosimilar PF-05280586
  • Rituximab Biosimilar RTXM83
  • Rituximab Biosimilar SAIT101
  • RTXM83

Biological: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Natural Killer Cells
Given CAR.CD19-CD28-zeta-2A-iCasp9-IL15-transduced CB-NK cells IV
Other Names:
  • Cord Blood NK Cells
  • Umbilical Cord Blood-derived NK Cells




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of adverse events defined as graft failure, grade 3, 4 graft versus host disease, grade 3,4 cytokine release syndrome, grade 3, 4, neuro-toxicity, or death from any cause [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days within natural killer (NK) cell infusion ]
    Frequencies of toxicity will be summarized by dose. The relationships between toxicity and efficacy as functions of dose and other covariates will be assessed by fitting Bayesian regression models.

  2. Complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) [ Time Frame: At day 30 post NK cell infusion ]
    Efficacy is defined as the patient being alive and in CR or PR at day 30 post NK cell infusion. Frequencies of efficacy will be summarized by dose. The relationships between toxicity and efficacy as functions of dose and other covariates will be assessed by fitting Bayesian regression models.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free survival (PFS) time [ Time Frame: At day 100 ]
    Unadjusted distributions of the time-to-event outcome PFS will be estimated using the method of Kaplan and Meier. The relationship of PFS to prognostic covariates and NK cell dose level will be evaluated by Bayesian piecewise exponential survival regression.

  2. Overall survival (OS) time [ Time Frame: At day 100 ]
    Unadjusted distributions of the time-to-event outcome OS will be estimated using the method of Kaplan and Meier. The relationship of OS to prognostic covariates and NK cell dose level will be evaluated by Bayesian piecewise exponential survival regression.

  3. Response status [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
    Participants have a bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy to check the status of the disease.

  4. Number of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) NK cells in blood by flow cytometry [ Time Frame: Up to 16 weeks post CAR NK cell infusion ]
    The number of CAR NK cells in blood by flow cytometry will be measured on days 3, 7, 14, 21, and at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks post CAR NK cell infusion. In addition to preliminary graphical analysis to assess possible patterns over time Bayesian longitudinal regression using a generalized Poisson regression model for the count at each time point as a function of patient baseline covariates, and random latent patient effects to induce within-patient correlation among each patient's vector of CAR NK cell counts.



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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18-70.
  2. Patients with B-cell lymphoma who are candidates to autologous stem-cell transplantation, including: 1. Primary refractory or relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in response to salvage treatment. 2. Primary refractory or relapsed follicular lymphoma or other indolent B-cell histology in response to salvage treatment. 3. Chemosensitive mantle-cell lymphoma in first or later line of treatment. 4. Patients with B cell lymphoma (all CD19+ NHL) with progressive or refractory disease who would otherwise not be candidates for autologous stem cell transplantation.
  3. Adequate organ function: Renal: Creatinine clearance (as estimated by Cockcroft Gault) >/= 60 cc/min. Hepatic: ALT/AST </= 2.5 x ULN or </= 5 x ULN if documented liver metastases, Total bilirubin </= 1.5 mg/dL, except in subjects with Gilbert's Syndrome in whom total bilirubin must be </= 3.0 mg/dL. Cardiac: Cardiac ejection fraction >/= 50%, no evidence of pericardial effusion as determined by an ECHO, and no clinically significant ECG findings. Pulmonary: No clinically significant pleural effusion, Baseline oxygen saturation > 92% on room air.
  4. Patients must have a cord blood unit available which is matched with the patient at 4, 5, or 6/6 HLA class I (serological) and II (molecular) antigens.
  5. Availability of autologous peripheral blood stem cell graft, containing at least 6.0 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg.
  6. Performance status < 2 (ECOG).
  7. Negative Beta HCG in woman with child-bearing potential.
  8. All participants who are able to have children must practice effective birth control while on study. Acceptable forms of birth control for female patients include: hormonal birth control, intrauterine device, diaphragm with spermicide, condom with spermicide, or abstinence, for the length of the study. If the participant is a female and becomes pregnant or suspects pregnancy, she must immediately notify her doctor. If the participant becomes pregnant during this study, she will be taken off this study. Men who are able to have children must use effective birth control while on the study. If the male participant fathers a child or suspects that he has fathered a child while on the study, he must immediately notify his doctor.
  9. Signed consent to long-term follow-up protocol PA17-0483.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Primary CNS lymphoma.
  2. Grade >/= 3 non-hematologic toxicity from prior therapy that has not resolved to </= G1.
  3. Prior whole brain irradiation.
  4. Active hepatitis B, either active carrier (HBsAg +) or viremic (HBV DNA >/= 10,000 copies/mL, or >/= 2,000 IU/mL).
  5. Evidence of either cirrhosis or stage 3-4 liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C or positive hepatitis C serology.
  6. Active infection requiring parenteral antibiotics.
  7. HIV infection.
  8. Radiation therapy in the month prior to enroll.
  9. Presence of fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection requiring IV antimicrobials for management. Note: Simple UTI and uncomplicated bacterial pharyngitis are permitted if responding to active treatment.
  10. Concomitant use of other investigational agents.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03579927


Contacts
Contact: Katy Rezvani 713-792-8750 krezvani@mdanderson.org

Locations
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact       krezvani@mdanderson.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katy Rezvani M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03579927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-0295
NCI-2018-01111 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
2017-0295 ( Other Identifier: M D Anderson Cancer Center )
P30CA016672 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Follicular
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Rituximab
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Cytarabine
Melphalan
Lenograstim
Etoposide phosphate
Etoposide
Carmustine
Mechlorethamine
Nitrogen Mustard Compounds
Podophyllotoxin
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic