Treatment of Relapsed and/or Chemotherapy Refractory B-cell Malignancy by Tandem CAR T Cells Targeting CD19 and CD20

Chinese PLA General Hospital (Other)
Overall Status
Completed ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Placing a tumor antigen chimeric receptor that has been created in the laboratory into patient autologous or donor-derived T cells may make the body build immune response to kill cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying genetically engineered lymphocyte therapy in treating patients with B-cell leukemia or lymphoma that is relapsed (after stem cell transplantation or intensive chemotherapy) or refractory to chemotherapy.

Detailed Description


To assess the efficacy of TanCAR19/20 T cells in relapsed or refractory NHL, defined as overall response rate (ORR).

  1. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of TanCAR19/20 T cells. II. To evaluate time to response (TTR), duration of overall response (DOR), progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS).

  2. To determine in vivo expansion and persistence of TanCAR19/20 T cells.

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 group according to order of enrollment. Patients receive anti-CD19/20-CAR (coupled with CD137 and CD3 zeta signalling domains)vector-transduced autologous T cells on day1 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed intensively for 6 months, every 3 months for 2 years, and annually thereafter for 3 years.

Study Design

Study Type:
Actual Enrollment :
100 participants
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Clinical Study of CD19/CD20 tanCAR T Cells in Relapsed and/or Chemotherapy Refractory B-cell Leukemias and Lymphomas
Actual Study Start Date :
Apr 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date :
May 10, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date :
Jan 31, 2020

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: anti-CD19/20 CAR T cells

Patients receive anti-CD19/20-CAR retroviral vector-transduced autologous or donor-derived T cells on day 1 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Biological: anti-CD19/20-CAR vector-transduced T cells
genetically engineered lymphocyte therapy
Other Names:
  • genetically engineered lymphocyte therapy
  • Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. Occurrence of study related adverse events [Until week 24]

      defined as >= Grade 3 signs/symptoms, laboratory toxicities, and clinical events) that are possibly, likely, or definitely related to study treatment

    Secondary Outcome Measures

    1. Anti-tumor responses to tanCART19/20 cell infusions [up to 96 weeks]

    Other Outcome Measures

    1. In vivo existence of TanCART19/20 [2 years]

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    16 Years to 70 Years
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:

    Inclusion Criteria

    Patients eligible for inclusion in this study have to meet all of the following criteria:
    1. Age ≥18 and ≤70 years.

    2. Performance status (ECOG) between 0 and 2.

    3. Histologically confirmed CD20+ and/or CD19+ B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including the following types defined by WHO 2008:

    • DLBCL not otherwise specified, DLBCL associated with chronic inflammation, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)+ DLBCL in the elderly.

    • Primary mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL). The mediastinal mass had to have an axial diameter <5 cm or extranodal lesion size <3 cm. Patients with large lesions (≥5 cm) were enrolled in our other clinical trial (NCT0334662).

    • Transformed FL (tFL) .

    • FL.

    • Some indolent lymphomas including MCL and chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL).

    1. Refractory disease or relapsed after treatment with ≥2 lines of chemotherapy including rituximab and anthracycline and either having failed autologous HSCT or being ineligible for or not consenting to autologous HSCT.

    We defined chemotherapy-refractory disease as meeting one or more of the following criteria:

    • No response to first-line therapy (primary refractory disease).

    • No response to second-line or later therapy.

    • PD as the best response to the most recent therapy regimen.

    • Stable disease (SD) as the best response after at least 2 cycles of the most recent line of therapy with a SD duration of no longer than 6 months from the last dose of therapy.

    Failure following autologous HSCT was defined as follows:
    • PD or relapsed disease ≤12 months after ASCT (requires biopsy-proven recurrence in relapsed subjects).

    • No response or relapse after salvage therapy is given post-ASCT.

    1. PD or relapse ≥3 months after treatment with a targeted CD19 therapy, including CD19-CAR T cells or anti-CD19/anti-CD3.

    2. Successful leukapheresis assessment and pre-culture of T cells.

    3. Life expectancy > 3 months.

    4. Adequate organ function:

    • Creatinine < 1.6 mg/dL (140 µmol/L) or creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/min.

    • ALT/AST < 3× upper limit of the normal range.

    • Bilirubin <2.0 mg/dL unless the subject had Gilbert's Syndrome (<3.0 mg/dL).

    • A minimum level of pulmonary reserve defined as ≤ Grade 1 dyspnoea and pulse oxygenation > 91% with room air. No clinically significant pleural effusion.

    • Cardiac ejection fraction ≥50%, no evidence of pericardial effusion as determined by an echocardiogram (ECHO), and no clinically significant electrocardiogram (ECG) findings.

    1. An adequate bone marrow reserve defined as:
    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC)>1,000/mm3.

    • Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC)≥300/mm3.

    • Platelet count ≥ 50,000/mm3.

    • Haemoglobin > 7.0 mg/dL.

    1. Measurable or assessable disease according to the "IWG Response Criteria for Malignant Lymphoma" (Cheson 2007). Patients in CR with no evidence of disease were not eligible.

    2. Informed consent/assent requiring that all patients have the ability to understand and the willingness to provide written informed consent.

    Exclusion Criteria:
    Patients eligible for this study must not meet any of the following criteria:
    1. Patients with definite involvement of gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy should be performed to conform gastrointestinal involvement for patients suspected. However, patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement were cautiously enrolled in this clinical study.

    2. CD19 CAR T cell treatment failure or recurrence, detection of a clear HAMA effect, or negative tumour puncture detection of CD19 and CD20.

    3. Pregnant or lactating women.

    4. Uncontrolled active bacterial or viral infection. (active hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, HIV infection) or treponema pallidum infection.

    5. Class III/IV cardiovascular disability according to the New York Heart Association Classification and a cardiac ejection fraction ≥50%.

    6. History of allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

    7. Any autoimmune disease or primary immunodeficiency.

    8. Requirement for urgent therapy due to tumour mass effects such as respiratory obstruction or blood vessel compression.

    9. Current or expected need for systemic corticosteroid therapy.

    10. Any organ failure.

    11. The patients with the second tumour requiring for therapy or intervention.

    12. Subjects considered unlikely to complete all protocol-required study visits or procedures, including follow-up visits, or comply with the study requirements for participation according to the investigator's judgement.

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 Biotherapeutic Department and Pediatrics Department of Chinese PLA General Hospital Beijing Beijing China 100853

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Chinese PLA General Hospital


    None specified.

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    Han weidong, PI, Chinese PLA General Hospital Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • CHN-PLAGH-BT-020
    First Posted:
    Mar 31, 2017
    Last Update Posted:
    Sep 2, 2020
    Last Verified:
    Dec 1, 2019

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Sep 2, 2020