Melanoma Clinical Trial
TCR-engineered T Cells in Solid Tumors (ACTengine IMA201-101)
The study purpose is to establish the safety and tolerability of IMA201 in patients with solid tumors that express melanoma-associated antigen 4 and/or 8 (MAGEA4/8).
SCREENING: Patient eligibility will be determined by HLA (human leukocyte antigen) screening and the biomarkers screening. If the patient is eligible, white blood cells will be taken during leukapheresis for the manufacture of the IMA201 product.
MANUFACTURING: IMA201 product will be made from the patient's white blood cells.
TREATMENT: Lymphodepletion with cyclophosphamide and fludarabine will occur in the days before the IMA201 infusion to improve the duration of time that IMA201 stays in the body.
After IMA201 infusion, a low dose of IL-2 will be given twice daily for a period of time.
Patients will be closely monitored for safety and for a total of 3 years post IMA201 infusion.
Patient ≥ 18 years of age
Pathologically confirmed advanced and/or metastatic solid tumor
Patients may enter screening procedure before, during, or after the last available indicated standard of care treatment. There is no limitation for prior anti cancer treatments.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1
HLA phenotype positive for the study
Patients must have measurable disease according to RECIST 1.1
Disease accessible to biopsy
Adequate pulmonary function per protocol
Adequate organ and bone marrow function per protocol
Acceptable coagulation status per protocol
Adequate hepatic function per protocol
Adequate renal function per protocol
Patient's tumor must express tumor antigen by qPCR using a fresh tumor biopsy specimen
Life expectancy more than 3 months
Confirmed availability of production capacities for IMA201 product
Patients must have recurrent/progressing and/or refractory solid tumors and must have received or not be eligible for all available indicated standard of care treatment.
For hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients only, Child-Pugh score of ≤ 6
IMA201 product must have passed all of the release tests
Female patient of childbearing potential must use adequate contraception prior to study entry until 12 months after the infusion of IMA201
Male patient must agree to use effective contraception or be abstinent while on study and for 6 months after the infusion of IMA201
The patient must have recovered from any side effects of prior therapy to Grade 1 or lower (except for non-clinically significant toxicities; e.g., alopecia, vitiligo) prior to lymphodepletion. As determined by the investigator, the patient may still be eligible if the patient has not fully recovered from Grade ≥ 2 toxicities if these toxicities are not anticipated to further improve (e.g., chronic neuropathy) and such toxicities are not anticipated to worsen with the lymphodepletion therapy
History of other malignancies (except for adequately treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ) within the last 3 years
Solid tumors with low likelihood of tumor biomarker expression per protocol
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Serious autoimmune disease Note: At the discretion of the investigator, these patients may be included if their disease is well controlled without the use of immunosuppressive agents.
History of cardiac conditions as per protocol
Prior stem cell transplantation or solid organ transplantation
Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease that could compromise participation in the study
History of hypersensitivity to cyclophosphamide (CY), fludarabine (FLU), or IL-2, or to any of the rescue medications
History of or current immunodeficiency disease or prior treatment compromising immune function at the discretion of the treating physician
HIV infection, active hepatitis B virus (HBV), active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, ongoing active anti-HCV treatment or detectable HBV or HCV viral load at the most recent laboratory report. Patients with both HBV and HCV infections will be excluded from screening
Patients with a history of HCV infection and with an undetectable viral load per the most recent laboratory report and/or completed anti-HCV treatment but are HCV antibody positive are permitted.
History of treated HBV infection is permitted if the viral load is undetectable per the most recent laboratory report. Note: HCC patients with controlled HBV infection, as defined by resolved (anti-hepatitis B surface antigen [HBs-Ag] antibody (Ab) negative, anti-core antigen [HBc Ag] Ab positive) or chronic stable (anti HBs-Ag Ab positive) HBV infection will be eligible for screening. Patients with active HBV infection who are not on anti-HBV treatment will be excluded.
Any condition contraindicating leukapheresis, lymphodepletion, low-dose IL-2, and/or IMA201 treatment
Patients with any active viral infection
Patients with active brain metastases
NOTE: Patients with a history of brain metastases may be eligible, if an imaging scan with contrast enhancement not older than 4 weeks is able to exclude the existence of currently active brain metastasis, and steroid therapy has been discontinued for ≥2 weeks.
Treatment with protocol-defined excluded treatments, medical devices, and/or procedures per protocol
Concurrent participation in an interventional part of another clinical trial
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There are 5 Locations for this study
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 15232, United States
Houston Texas, 77030, United States
Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia, 53127, Germany
Dresden Saxony, 01307, Germany
Hamburg , 20246, Germany
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