Melanoma Clinical Trial
Safety & Activity of Controllable PRAME-TCR Therapy in Previously Treated AML/MDS or Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and activity of BPX-701 in participants with relapsed AML, previously treated MDS, or metastatic uveal melanoma expressing high levels of PReferentially expressed Antigen in MElanoma (PRAME). Participants' T cells are modified to recognize and target the PRAME tumor marker on cancer cells.
The goal of this study is to characterize the safety, feasibility, and clinical activity of BPX-701, a genetically modified autologous T cell product incorporating an HLA-A2-restricted PRAME-directed TCR and a rimiducid-inducible safety switch, when administered to subjects with relapsed AML, previously treated MDS, or metastatic uveal melanoma.
The study will be comprised of multiple parts:
Part 1 (Phase 1): Cell dose escalation to identify the maximum dose of BPX-701 T cells (escalating doses from 1.25 x 10E6 cells/kg up to 5.0 x 10E6 cells/kg to be explored) Parts 2 and 3 (Phase 2): Dose expansion to assess the safety, pharmacodynamics (including BPX-701 T cell persistence and response to rimiducid as applicable), and clinical activity at the recommended dose identified in Part 1 During Parts 1, 2, or 3, rimiducid may be administered following BPX-701 T cell infusion in response to uncontrollable, treatment-emergent toxicity
Signed informed consent
Participants in Arm 1:
MDS not responding to hypomethylation therapy or recurrence after initial response AML with disease relapse following first complete remission with intermediate or adverse genetics according to the European Leukemia Net criteria. AML participants with prior stem cell transplant must be >100 days post-transplant with no evidence of active graft-versus-host disease and not requiring systemic immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive therapy (>10mg prednisone daily or treatment with a calcineurin inhibitor)
Participants in Arm 2:
Metastatic uveal melanoma with a radiographically measurable tumor, absolute neutrophil count >/=1000/uL, and platelets >/=75,000/uL
HLA-A2.01 positive by local testing
Tumor with positive PRAME expression by central testing
Age >/= 18 years
Participant has a life expectancy >12 weeks and is able to carry out daily life activities without difficulty (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 or 1).
Participant has adequate venous access for apheresis or agrees to use of a central line for blood collection.
Participant does not have significant side effects from previous anticancer treatment.
Adequate organ function including absolute lymphocyte count >/=200/uL.
Sexually active participants must use medically acceptable methods of contraception for at least 1 year after study treatment.
Participants with AML must not have:
Acute promyelocytic leukemia,
Primary refractory disease,
Uncontrolled disseminated intravascular coagulation,
Signs or symptoms of cancer cells in the brain or nervous system,
Peripheral blast count >/=20,000/uL
Participants with uveal melanoma must not have an untreated brain tumor
Participant has a history of major surgery or treatment with other cancer therapy within 2-4 weeks (1 week for hydroxyurea) before study treatment.
Participant has an active, autoimmune disease that requires immunosuppressive therapy. Exceptions are vitiligo, type I diabetes, certain cases of hypothyroidism and psoriasis, or Hashimoto's thyroiditis on a stable dose of thyroid replacement therapy
History of clinically significant heart problems.
Current severe, uncontrolled systemic disease including an ongoing, active infection requiring treatment with antibiotics within 2 weeks before study treatment.
Participant is currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
Participant requires chronic, systemic steroid therapy.
Participant is positive for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, West Nile virus, or Chagas disease.
Participant has side effects from earlier cancer treatment that have not resolved
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There are 3 Locations for this study
Denver Colorado, 80218, United States
Portland Oregon, 97239, United States
Nashville Tennessee, 37203, United States
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