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1587 Preliminary Clinical Results from a Phase 1 Study of ACTR707 in Combination with Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed or Refractory CD20+ non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts
Session: 626. Aggressive Lymphoma (Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas)—Results from Prospective Clinical Trials: Poster I
Hematology Disease Topics & Pathways:
Diseases, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, B-Cell Lymphoma, Lymphoid Malignancies
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Hall B, Level 2 (Orange County Convention Center)

Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD1, Jason R. Westin, MD2, Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS3, Luke P. Akard, MD4, Samantha Jaglowski, MD, MPH5, Jessica Sachs, MD6*, Ann Ranger, PhD6*, Patricia Harris, MPH6*, Francis Payumo, BSc, MSc6* and Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD7

1Sarah Cannon Research Institute/Tennessee Oncology, Nashville, TN
2Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma, MD Anderson, Houston, TX
3Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
4Indiana Bone and Marrow Transplantation, Franciscan Health, Indianapolis, IN
5The Ohio State Univ. Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
6Unum Therapeutics Inc., Cambridge, MA
7Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Background: The Antibody-Coupled T-cell Receptor (ACTR) platform is an autologous engineered T-cell therapy that combines the cell-killing ability of T cells and the tumor-targeting ability of co-administered antibodies to exert potent antitumor immune responses. ACTR707 comprises the extracellular domain of CD16 linked to a CD3ζ signaling domain and a CD28 co‑stimulatory domain. ACTR707 is in clinical development in combination with rituximab (NCT03189836) or trastuzumab (NCT03680560).

Here we present clinical findings from the dose escalation phase of Study ATTCK-20-03, an ongoing, multicenter, phase 1 study of ACTR707+rituximab in subjects with relapsed or refractory (R/R) CD20+ NHL.

Methods: The primary objectives of this first-in-human study are to evaluate the safety of the combination of ACTR707 and rituximab and to determine a recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D). Other objectives include evaluating antitumor activity and ACTR T-cell persistence. Subjects must have CD20+ NHL that is R/R after prior treatments, which must include anti-CD20 antibody-containing chemotherapy. Subjects receive lymphodepleting chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide and fludarabine) for 3 days, followed by rituximab and a single dose of ACTR707. Additional doses of rituximab are administered q3w until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or Investigator decision. The study includes a dose escalation phase (increasing doses of ACTR707 with fixed dose of rituximab at 375 mg/m2 q3w) and an expansion phase at the RP2D.

Results: Six subjects received ACTR707 at Dose Level 1 (DL1; 23-38×106 ACTR+ T cells), 3 subjects at DL2 (30-50×106 ACTR+ T cells), and 5 subjects at DL3 (45-55×106 ACTR+ T cells). The majority of the subjects were diagnosed with DLBCL (93%) and had refractory disease (71%), defined as progressive disease as the best response to any prior treatment or relapse <1 year post autologous stem cell transplant.

In DL1 through DL3, as of 27 May 2019, there were no dose-limiting toxicities, AEs of cytokine release syndrome (CRS), serious or severe neurologic AEs, or AEs leading to deaths on treatment. TEAEs reported in >2 subjects, regardless of causality or grade, included neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, febrile neutropenia, pyrexia, cough, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. SAEs considered possibly related to ACTR707 were febrile neutropenia (n=2) and cytopenia (n=1).

ACTR707 expansion generally reached peak levels within 1 to 2 weeks after administration. All subjects with complete response (CR) up to 1 year had detectable ACTR at the last timepoint evaluated. Higher ACTR707 CD8:CD4 T-cell ratios were associated with clinical responses.

Clinical activity was reported across DL1 through DL3, with an overall response rate of 64% including durable complete responses (CRs), with one subject in CR for 387+ days (Table 1).

Conclusions: Data available from DL1 through DL3 of ACTR707+rituximab suggest that clinical responses can be achieved without severe T cell-mediated toxicities (eg, CRS and neurotoxicity) that have been reported with other autologous T-cell products. Dose escalation continues at a target dose of 80×106 ACTR+ T cells; enrollment in DL4 (n=6) was recently completed. Updated data, including identified correlates of clinical outcomes, will be presented for DL1 through DL4.

Disclosures: Flinn: AbbVie, Seattle Genetics, TG Therapeutics, Verastem: Consultancy; TG Therapeutics, Trillum Therapeutics, Abbvie, ArQule, BeiGene, Curis, FORMA Therapeutics, Forty Seven, Merck, Pfizer, Takeda, Teva, Verastem, Gilead Sciences, Astra Zeneca (AZ), Juno Therapeutics, UnumTherapeutics, MorphoSys, AG: Research Funding; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd: Research Funding; Acerta Pharma, Agios, Calithera Biosciences, Celgene, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Incyte, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite Pharma, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, Portola Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; TG Therapeutics, Trillum Therapeutics, Abbvie, ArQule, BeiGene, Curis, FORMA Therapeutics, Forty Seven, Merck, Pfizer, Takeda, Teva, Verastem, Gilead Sciences, Astra Zeneca (AZ), Juno Therapeutics, UnumTherapeutics, MorphoSys, AG: Research Funding. Westin: Genentech: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding; Janssen: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding; Kite: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding; Unum: Research Funding; Curis: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding; Juno: Other: Advisory Board; MorphoSys: Other: Advisory Board; 47 Inc: Research Funding; Celgene: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding; Novartis: Other: Advisory Board, Research Funding. Cohen: Genentech, Inc.: Consultancy, Research Funding; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.: Research Funding; Gilead/Kite: Consultancy; LAM Therapeutics: Research Funding; UNUM: Research Funding; Hutchison: Research Funding; Astra Zeneca: Research Funding; Lymphoma Research Foundation: Research Funding; ASH: Research Funding; Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company: Research Funding; Seattle Genetics, Inc.: Consultancy, Research Funding; Janssen Pharmaceuticals: Consultancy. Akard: Celgene: Speakers Bureau; Novartis: Speakers Bureau; Takeda: Speakers Bureau; Bristol-Myers Squibb: Speakers Bureau; Gilead: Speakers Bureau. Jaglowski: Juno: Consultancy, Other: advisory board; Kite: Consultancy, Other: advisory board, Research Funding; Unum Therapeutics Inc.: Research Funding; Novartis: Consultancy, Other: advisory board, Research Funding. Sachs: Unum Therapeutics Inc.: Employment. Ranger: Unum Therapeutics Inc.: Employment. Harris: Unum Therapeutics Inc.: Employment. Payumo: Unum Therapeutics Inc.: Employment. Bachanova: Celgene: Research Funding; Gamida Cell: Research Funding; Seattle Genetics: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; GT Biopharma: Research Funding; Kite: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Incyte: Research Funding; Novartis: Research Funding.

*signifies non-member of ASH