JNJ-68284528 (LCAR-B38M) is an autologous CAR-T therapy that targets B-Cell Maturation Antigen (BCMA), a molecule expressed on the surface of mature B lymphocytes and malignant plasma cells. The investigational therapy expresses an identical CAR protein as Legend's LCAR-B38M CAR-T product, which was evaluated in a first-in-human clinical study (Legend-2) conducted in multiple sites by Legend Biotech in China.

SparkCures ID 328
Developed By Janssen Research & Development
Generic Name JNJ-68284528
Additional Names LCAR-B38M
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Published Results

Updated Analysis of a Phase 1, Open-Label Study of LCAR-B38M, a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy Directed Against B-Cell Maturation Antigen, in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

December 03, 2018

As of June 25, 2018, 57 pts have been infused with LCAR-B38M CAR T cells. The median age was 54 years (range, 27–72), median number of prior therapies was 3 (range, 1–9), and 74% of pts had stage III disease by Durie-Salmon staging. The median duration of follow-up for all pts was 12 months (range, 0.7–25).

The overall response rate (partial response [PR] or better) was 88% (95% confidence interval [CI], 76–95). Complete response (CR) was achieved by 42 pts (74%; 95% CI, 60–85), very good partial response was achieved by 2 pts (4%; 95% CI, 0.4–12), and PR was achieved by 6 pts (11%; 95% CI, 4–22; Figure 1B). Among pts with CR, 39/42 were minimal residual disease (MRD) negative by 8-color flow cytometry. The median time to initial response was 1 month (range, 0.4–4). No clear relationship between LCAR-B38M CAR T cell dose and response was observed (Figure 1C). BCMA expression did not correlate with clinical response.

The median duration of response (DOR) was 16 months (95% CI, 12–not reached [NR]). The median DOR for pts who achieved a CR was 22 months (95% CI, 14–NR). At data cutoff, 18 pts (36%) who achieved PR or better progressed. The median progression-free survival (PFS) for all treated pts was 15 months (95% CI, 11–NR); median PFS for pts who achieved CR was 24 months (95% CI, 15–NR)­. The median overall survival was not reached. Overall, 17 pts died during the study and follow-up period; causes of death were progressive disease (PD; n=14), suicide after PD (n=1), esophagitis (n=1), and pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndrome (n=1).