Phase I clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of ADP-A2M10 SPEAR T cells in patients with MAGE-A10+ advanced non-small cell lung cancer

George R. Blumenschein, Siddhartha Devarakonda, Melissa Johnson, Victor Moreno, Justin Gainor, Martin J. Edelman, John V. Heymach, Ramaswamy Govindan, Carlos Bachier, Bernard Doger de Spéville, Matthew J. Frigault, Anthony J. Olszanski, Vincent K. Lam, Natalie Hyland, Jean Marc Navenot, Svetlana Fayngerts, Zohar Wolchinsky, Robyn Broad, Dzmitry Batrakou, Melissa M. PentonyJoseph P. Sanderson, Andrew Gerry, Diane Marks, Jane Bai, Tom Holdich, Elliot Norry, Paula M. Fracasso

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BackgroundADP-A2M10 specific peptide enhanced affinity receptor (SPEAR) T cells (ADP-A2M10) are genetically engineered autologous T cells that express a high-affinity melanoma-associated antigen A10 (MAGE-A10)-specific T-cell receptor (TCR) targeting MAGE-A10+ tumors in the context of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*02. ADP-0022-003 was a phase I dose-escalation trial that aimed to evaluate the safety and antitumor activity of ADP-A2M10 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (NCT02592577).MethodsEligible patients were HLA-A*02 positive with advanced NSCLC expressing MAGE-A10. Patients underwent apheresis; T cells were isolated, transduced with a lentiviral vector containing the TCR targeting MAGE-A10, and expanded. Patients underwent lymphodepletion with varying doses/schedules of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide prior to receiving ADP-A2M10. ADP-A2M10 were administered at 0.08–0.12×109 (dose group 1), 0.5–1.2×109 (dose group 2), and 1.2–15×109 (dose group 3/expansion) transduced cells.ResultsEleven patients (male, n=6; female, n=5) with NSCLC (adenocarcinoma, n=8; squamous cell carcinoma, n=3) were treated. Five, three, and three patients received cells in dose group 1, dose group 2, and dose group 3/expansion, respectively. The most frequently reported grade ≥3 adverse events were lymphopenia (n=11), leukopenia (n=10), neutropenia (n=8), anemia (n=6), thrombocytopenia (n=5), and hyponatremia (n=5). Three patients presented with cytokine release syndrome (grades 1, 2, and 4, respectively). One patient received the highest dose of lymphodepletion (fludarabine 30 mg/m2 on days –5 to –2 and cyclophosphamide 1800 mg/m2 on days −5 to −4) prior to a second infusion of ADP-A2M10 and had a partial response, subsequently complicated by aplastic anemia and death. Responses included: partial response (after second infusion; one patient), stable disease (four patients), clinical or radiographic progressive disease (five patients), and not evaluable (one patient). ADP-A2M10 were detectable in peripheral blood and in tumor tissue. Peak persistence was higher in patients who received higher doses of ADP-A2M10.ConclusionsADP-A2M10 demonstrated an acceptable safety profile and no evidence of toxicity related to off-target binding or alloreactivity. There was persistence of ADP-A2M10 in peripheral blood as well as ADP-A2M10 trafficking into the tumor. Given the discovery that MAGE-A10 and MAGE-A4 expression frequently overlap, this clinical program closed as trials with SPEAR T cells targeting MAGE-A4 are ongoing.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere003581
JournalJournal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 27 2022


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