A Study of CART-TnMUC1 in Patients With TnMUC1-Positive Advanced Cancers

What's the purpose of this trial?

Multi-center, open-label, first in human Phase 1 study of the safety, tolerability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of the administration of genetically modified autologous T cells (CART-TnMUC1 cells) engineered to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) capable of recognizing the tumor antigen, TnMUC1 and activating the T cell (CART- TnMUC1 cells).

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of metastatic treatment-resistant ovarian cancer (including cancers of the fallopian tube), pancreatic adenocarcinoma, hormone receptor (HR)-negative and HER2-negative (triple negative) breast cancer (TNBC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score of 0 or 1
  • Prior therapies as defined by tumor type:
    • Multiple myeloma: relapsed or refractory disease previously treated with or intolerant to at least three different lines of therapy that contained at least one of the following drug classes: proteasome inhibitor, an immune modulatory drug, alkylators, CD38 monoclonal antibody and glucocorticoids. Patients must be at least 90 days since autologous stem cell transplant
    • NSCLC: i.) Patients without driver mutations must have received standard therapy, including both checkpoint inhibition and platinum-based chemotherapy or be intolerant of these standard therapies ii.) Patients with driver mutations must have received or be intolerant to prior targeted therapy directed at the specific identified mutations in addition to the standard chemotherapy classes
    • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: disease progression following at least one standard of care systemic chemotherapy for metastatic or unresectable disease or be intolerant of these standard therapies
    • TNBC: ER and/or PR < or =10%, HER2 negative and experienced disease progression following at least one prior systemic anti-cancer therapy regimen as part of their treatment for management of metastatic breast cancer or be intolerant to these standard therapies
    • Ovarian: platinum-resistant (progression of disease by either CA-125, clinical or radiographic assessment within 6 months of last platinum-based chemotherapy ) and must have received at least two prior lines of therapy for metastatic ovarian cancer, including at least one prior line of therapy including a platinum-containing regimen or be intolerant of these standard therapies
  • Evaluable disease as defined by tumor type
  • TnMUC1+ disease, determined by centrally tested TnMUC1 expression in a prior or archival tumor biopsy
  • Toxicities from any previous therapy must have recovered to Grade 1 or baseline
  • Estimated estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 60 m/min by Modification of Diet in Renal Disease criteria
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 x upper institutional limit of normal with the following exception: Patients with known hepatic metastases, AST or ALT ≤ 3 x upper institutional limit of normal
  • Serum total bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dL with the following exception: patients with known Gilbert's disease, serum total bilirubin < 3 mg/dL
  • Serum albumin ≥ 3.0 g/dL (solid tumor patients in Arm 1 and Phase 1a only, not applicable to patients with multiple myeloma)
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50%. LVEF assessment must have been performed within 6 months of treatment start
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1000/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/μL (for Multiple Myeloma patients with bone marrow plasma cells ≥ 50% of cellularity: ≥ 30,000/μL)
  • Patients of reproductive potential agree to use approved contraceptive methods per protocol

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active invasive cancer other than the proposed cancers included in the study
  • Current treatment with systemic high-dose corticosteroids (defined as a dose greater than the equivalent of prednisone 10 mg/day)
  • Active autoimmune disease (including connective tissue disease, uveitis, sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease or multiple sclerosis) or have a history of severe autoimmune disease requiring prolonged immunosuppressive therapy (any immunosuppressive therapy should have been stopped within 6 weeks prior to screening visit)
  • Current human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections
  • Other active or uncontrolled medical or psychiatric condition that would preclude participation in the opinion of the Sponsor or Principal Investigator
  • Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant
  • Active and untreated central nervous system (CNS) malignancy
  • History of severe infusion reaction to monoclonal antibodies or biological therapies, or to study product excipients that would preclude the patient safely receiving CART-TnMUC1 cells
  • Active or recent (within the past 6 months prior to apheresis) cardiovascular disease, defined as (1) New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure, (2) unstable angina or (3) a history of recent (within 6 months) myocardial infarction or sustained (> 30 second) ventricular tachyarrhythmias, or (4) cerebrovascular accident
  • Have inadequate venous access for or contraindications for the apheresis procedure
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

Additional Trial Information

Phase 1

Enrollment: 80 patients (estimated)

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Trial Locations

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Mayo Clinic (Arizona)

Phoenix, AZ

Open and Accepting


Cedars-Sinai The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Open and Accepting


Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus

Tampa, FL

Open and Accepting


University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chicago, IL

Open and Accepting


Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Washington University Medical Campus

St. Louis, MO

Open and Accepting


Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Open and Accepting

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Pittsburgh, PA

Open and Accepting


Sarah Cannon TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Open and Accepting


MD Anderson Cancer Center The University of Texas

Houston, TX

Open and Accepting


University of Washington School of Medicine

Seattle, WA

Open and Accepting
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