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Study of Gene Modified Donor T Cell Infusion in Patients With Recurrent Disease After Allogeneic Transplant

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02477878
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
A Phase I study of BPX-501 T cell infusion in adults with recurrent or minimal residual disease (MRD) hematologic malignancies post-allogeneic transplant. The treatment consists of increasing doses of BPX-501 T cell infusions to achieve a clinical response. Rimiducid will be investigated for the treatment of aGvHD after BPX-501 T cell infusion to determine a dose that can mitigate GvHD and preserve the graft versus leukemia effect.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndromes Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma Hematologic Neoplasms Biological: BPX-501 Drug: Rimiducid Phase 1

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Detailed Description:
Unmanipulated donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) is used after stem cell transplantation to treat and prevent relapse, to prevent infections and to establish full donor chimerism. The addition of mature T cells which exhibit a broad repertoire of T cell immunity against viral and cancer antigens, might provide a clinical benefit. However, an expected side effect of the presence of mature T cells is the potential occurrence of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). BPX-501 contains genetically modified donor T cells that have an inducible safety switch iCasp9 suicide gene. Evidence has emerged that escalating DLI has achieved higher clinical response rate with lower GVHD occurrence. Optimization of DLI dose and schedule as well as strategies of donor T-cell manipulation may lead to the consistent ability to separate GVHD from GvL (graft-versus-leukemia) activity and improve the safety of DLI treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Donor BPX-501 T Cell Infusion for Adults With Recurrent or Minimal Residual Disease Hematologic Malignancies Post-Allogeneic Transplant
Actual Study Start Date : July 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2033

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BPX-501 and Rimiducid

All subjects will receive 3 cycles of BPX-501 T cell infusions at escalating dose levels (DL). DL1 on Day 0, DL2 on Days 30 and 60. The first dose of BPX-501 T cells will occur ≥30 days after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

Two doses of Rimiducid ( 0.1 mg/kg and 0.4 mg/kg) will be investigated for the treatment of aGvHD after BPX-501 T cell infusion.

Biological: BPX-501
Biological: T cells transduced with CaspaCIDe suicide gene

Drug: Rimiducid
Rimiducid administered to treat GVHD
Other Name: AP1903

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BPX-501 Safety [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    To evaluate the safety of 2 stratified dose levels of BPX-501 T cell infusions based on patient-donor match in adult subjects with hematological malignancies

  2. Rimiducid Safety [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    evaluate the safety of the infusion of escalating doses of dimerizer drug rimiducid (AP1903) in subjects who develop acute GvHD after BPX-501 infusion

  3. GvHD [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    Assess incidence and severity of acute and chronic GvHD

  4. Rimiducid Activity [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    Determine the effect of Rimiducid on mitigating GvHD

  5. Rimiducid Efficacy [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    Assess time to resolution of GvHD after administration of Rimiducid

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response Rate [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    Measure overall survival, disease free survival and response rates after BPX-501 infusion

  2. Translational [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]
    Evaluate BPX-501 T cell function

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects aged >18yrs and < 65yrs
  2. Clinical diagnosis of one of the following adult hematological malignancies

    1. Leukemia
    2. Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    3. Lymphomas
    4. Multiple myeloma
    5. Other high-risk hematologic malignancies eligible for stem cell transplantation per institutional standard Life expectancy >10 weeks
  3. Evidence of recurrent disease that presents > 100 days or minimal residual disease (MRD) that presents > 30 days after one of the following:

    1. Matched related HSCT
    2. Mismatched related HSCT
  4. Signed patient informed consent;
  5. A minimum genotypic identical match of 4/8 is required, as determined by high resolution typing, at least one allele of each of the following genetic loci: HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-Cw, and HLA- DRB1
  6. Performance status: Karnofsky score > 50%
  7. Subjects with adequate organ function as measured by:

    1. Bone marrow:

      • > 25% donor T-cell chimerism
      • ANC >1 x 10E9/L
    2. Cardiac: left ventricular ejection fraction at rest must be >45%.
    3. Hepatic: direct bilirubin ≤ 3 x upper limit of normal, or AST/ALT ≤ 5 x upper limit of normal
    4. Renal: creatinine ≤ 2x of ULN for age
    5. Pulmonary: FEV 1, FVC, DLCO (diffusion capacity) > 50% predicted (corrected for hemoglobin)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. ≥ Grade II acute GVHD or chronic extensive GVHD due to a previous allograft at time of screening;
  2. Active CNS involvement by malignant cells;
  3. Current uncontrolled bacterial, viral or fungal infection (currently taking medication with evidence of progression of clinical symptoms or radiologic findings). The principal investigator is the final arbiter of this criterion;
  4. Positive HIV serology or viral RNA
  5. Pregnancy (positive serum βHCG test) or breast-feeding;
  6. Subjects of reproductive potential unwilling to use effective forms of birth control or abstinence for a year after transplantation;
  7. Bovine product allergy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02477878

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United States, Georgia
BMT Program at Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas
Westwood, Kansas, United States, 66205
United States, New York
Roswell Park
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT02477878    
Other Study ID Numbers: BP-008
First Posted: June 23, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Keywords provided by Bellicum Pharmaceuticals:
Adult leukemias and myelodysplasia
Adult lymphomas
Adult multiple myeloma
allogeneic stem cell transplant
donor lymphocyte infusion
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Hematologic Neoplasms
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Neoplasms by Site