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Autologous CAR-T Cells Targeting B7-H3 in Recurrent or Refractory GBM CAR.B7-H3Tc

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05366179
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 9, 2022
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the safety of using T lymphocyte chimeric antigen receptor cells against the B7-H3 antigen (CAR.B7-H3T cells) in patients with glioblastoma. CAR.B7-H3T cells treatment has not been tested in humans and is not an approved treatment by the Food and Drug Administration for glioblastoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glioblastoma Multiforme Drug: CAR.B7-H3T cells infusion Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This is a phase 1, single center, open-label study aims to determine the safety of escalating doses of chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T) cells targeting the B7-H3 antigen administered via intraventricular infusion to adult subjects with relapsed or refractory glioblastoma (GBM).

Subjects with GBM who meet procurement eligibility criteria will have cells collected following their initial surgical resection to manufacture CAR.B7-H3T cells, preferably prior to initiation of adjuvant chemoradiation.

At the time that the subjects have confirmed refractory or recurrent GBM, CAR.B7-H3T cells will be manufactured for subjects who likely to be eligible for cell infusion.

Eligible subjects will receive up to 3 weekly infusions of CAR.B7-H3 cells. To receive the additional cycles of CAR.B7-H3 cells, all treatment-related toxicities must have resolved to grade < 3, the subject must not have experienced a dose limiting toxicity (DLT) and the subject must not have progressive disease that has been confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging per Immunotherapy response assessment in neuro-oncology criteria.

The data from the dose escalation will be used to determine a recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), which will be decided on based on the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and additional factors such as the feasibility of administering infusions.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Intraventricular Infusion of T Cells Expressing B7-H3 Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) in Subjects With Recurrent or Refractory Glioblastoma
Actual Study Start Date : September 2, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 31, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2030

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Single Arm

CAR.B7-H3 T cells:

Subjects with refractory or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, have cells collected following their initial surgical resection to manufacture CAR.B7-H3 T cells, preferably before initiation of adjuvant chemoradiation.

Drug: CAR.B7-H3T cells infusion

The Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR).B7-H3T cells will be administered via intraventricular infusion up to 3 weekly infusions. A 0.5 mL suspension of T cells infusion is given, over 5-10 minutes, via a Rickham catheter and will be followed by a normal-saline flush of 3-5 mL over 5-10 minutes.

Dose escalation will be performed considering the dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) listed in the protocol. Six doses will be explored. The starting dose will be 2 × 10^6 transduced cells/infusion (Dose Level (DL) 1) and will enroll at least 3 subjects. If there are no dose DLTs within 4 weeks of the third cellular product administration in the first 3 subjects, then the next cohort will evaluate 5 × 10^6 transduced cells/infusion (DL2).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with adverse event [ Time Frame: Up to 10 weeks ]

    Number of participants with adverse event (AE)s as a measure of safety and tolerability of intraventricular administration CAR.B7-H3 T cells in subjects with progressive recurrent or refractory glioblastoma multiforme.

    AEs will be classified and graded according to the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI-CTCAE) version 5.0. Dose Limiting Toxicities (DLTs) are defined as at least possibly related to CAR.B7-H3T cell product administration.

  2. Cytokine Release Syndrome [ Time Frame: Up to 10 weeks ]

    Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) will be graded according to American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) CRS Consensus Grading.

    Grade 1 - Mild (Symptomatic Management): Fever ≥38^ o C, No hypotension, No hypoxia, Grade 2 - Moderate (Moderate Intervention): Fever ≥38^ o C, Hypotension not requiring vasopressors, Hypoxia requiring low-flow nasal cannula (≤6 L/minute) or blow-by, Grade 3 - Severe (Aggressive Intervention): Fever ≥ 38^ o C , Hypotension requiring a vasopressor with or without vasopressin, Hypoxia requiring high-flow nasal cannula (>6 L/minute), facemask, nonrebreather mask, or Venturi mask, Grade 4 - Life-threatening (Life-sustaining intervention): Fever ≥38^oC, Hypotension requiring multiple vasopressors (excluding vasopressin),Hypoxia requiring positive pressure (e.g. Continuous positive airway pressure, BiPAP, intubation, mechanical ventilation), Grade 5 - Death: Death.

  3. Neurotoxicity [ Time Frame: Up to 10 weeks ]

    Neurotoxicity will be graded according to the Central Nervous System (CNS) Toxicity criteria.

    Grade 0: Normal or no change from baseline exam at start of therapy, Grade 1: Mild lethargy and/or irritability or visual, motor, or sensory symptoms without change in neurological exam, Grade 2: Moderate lethargy, disorientation, or psychosis lasting < 48 hours or mild increase in pre-existing neurological deficit, Grade 3: >48hours of severe lethargy, but responsive to verbal stimuli or disorientation or psychosis lasting >48 hours, Grade 4: Coma, unresponsive to verbal stimuli, increasing neurological deficit above grade 3, evidence of herniation, development of uncontrolled seizures, intracerebral hemorrhage.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identification of Recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]
    RP2D for intraventricular administration of CAR.B7-H3 T cells is determined based on the modified 3+3 dose-finding rule. Dose escalation will be performed considering the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), dose level (DL) will be increased unless there is no DLT.

  2. Objective Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]

    ORR is defined as the percentage of subjects with [compete response (CR) + partial response (PR) + stable disease] per Immunotherapy response assessment in neuro-oncology (iRANO) criteria.

    Complete response (CR): Disappearance of all enhancing disease for ≥ 4 weeks; no new lesions; stable or improved T2-weighted-fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (T2/FLAIR); no more than physiological steroids; clinically stable or improved.

    Partial response (PR): ≥ 50% decrease in the sum of biperpendicular diameters of enhancing disease for ≥ 4 weeks; no new lesions; stable or improved T2/FLAIR; stable or decreased steroid dose, clinically stable or improved.

    Stable disease (SD): Does not qualify for CR, PR or progressive disease; no new lesions; stable or improved T2/FLAIR; stable or decreased steroid dose; clinically stable or improved.

  3. Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]

    PFS is defined as the time from with the initial CAR.B7-H3 T cell infusion until disease progression per iRANO criteria or death as a result of any cause. Subjects who do not meet criteria for progression by the analysis cut-off date will be censored at their last evaluable disease assessment date.

    Immunotherapy response assessment in neuro-oncology (iRANO) criteria.

    Progressive disease (PD): ≥ 25% increase in the sum of biperpendicular diameters of enhancing disease; or new lesions; or substantial worsened T2/FLAIR; or substantial clinical decline.

  4. Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    OS is defined as the time from initial intraventricular infusion of CAR.B7-H3 T cells infusion to date of death for any cause

  5. Duration of Response (DOR) [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    DOR is defined as the time from documentation of PR or better to progressive disease (PD).

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


  1. Karnofsky score of > 60%
  2. Diagnosis of recurrent supratentorial- or infra-tentorial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) based on Response assessment in neuro-oncology criteria (RANO) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria. Disseminated GBM down the spinal cord is not allowed. Must have previously undergone resection or biopsy at initial diagnosis.
  3. Must have undergone at least 4005 cGy of radiation with concurrent temozolomide.
  4. No current or previous exposure to antiangiogenic agents, such as bevacizumab.
  5. Female subjects of childbearing potential must be willing to abstain from heterosexual activity or to use 2 forms of effective methods of contraception from the time of informed consent until 6 months after study treatment discontinuation.
  6. Male subjects with female partners must have had a prior vasectomy or agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through 3 months after the cell infusion therapy. If a male subject receives multiple infusions, they must remain on contraception throughout the duration and 3 months after the last cell infusion therapy.
  7. Subject is willing and able to comply with study procedures based on the judgement of the investigator or protocol designee.


  1. Subject is pregnant or lactating (Note: Breast milk cannot be stored for future use while the mother is being treated on study).
  2. Subjects with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment has the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the investigational regimen.
  3. Active infection with HIV, human T-cell leukemia virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus (HCV). Note: To meet eligibility subjects are required to be negative for HIV antibody, negative for HTLV1 and 2 antibodies, negative for Hepatitis B surface antigen, and negative for HCV antibody and viral load.
  4. Contraindication to MRI contrast agents or an inability to undergo MRI scans due to MRI non-compatible implanted materials.
  5. Prior exposure to chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for treatment of glioblastoma.
  6. Evidence of disseminated disease involving the brainstem, cerebellum or spinal cord.
  7. Previously implanted carmustine wafers or brachytherapy for the treatment of glioma.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05366179

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Contact: Yasmeen Rauf, MD (984) 974-0000 raufy@med.unc.edu
Contact: Catherine Cheng 919-445-4208 catherine_cheng@med.unc.edu

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United States, North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27514
Contact: Caroline Babinec       Caroline_babinec@med.unc.edu   
Contact: Catherine Cheng       catherine_cheng@med.unc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Yasmeen Rauf, MD UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05366179    
Other Study ID Numbers: LCCC2059-ATL
First Posted: May 9, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2022
Last Verified: October 2022

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:
Brain Tumor
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Cell therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue