Marker Therapeutics Announces Complete Response in First Lymphoma Patient Treated with MT-601 after CAR T Relapse
Patient with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma who relapsed after anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapy tolerated initial dose level well and achieved complete response after MT-601 treatment
After relapse following anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapy, the participant was treated with 2 doses of MT-601 at the 200 million cell dose level without prior lymphodepletion. MT-601 treatment was well tolerated with no reports of higher than Grade 1 treatment-related adverse events. The tolerability at this initial dose level is consistent with the favorable clinical safety profile and tolerability previously reported for other multiTAA-specific T cell products. Eight weeks after the 2nd infusion of MT-601, the participant demonstrated complete metabolic response based on PET-CT scans.
Marker previously reported non-clinical proof-of-concept data that showed that MT-601 has the potential to eliminate lymphoma cells that are resistant to anti-CD19 CAR T cells, highlighting the therapeutic potential of MT-601 in vitro (Press Release,
“We are delighted to announce that the first study participant treated in the
“The complete response we have observed in this CAR T relapsed patient with lymphoma marks a remarkable milestone for Marker and our technology,” said
MT-601 utilizes a novel non-genetically modified approach that specifically targets six different tumor antigens upregulated in lymphoma cells (Survivin, PRAME, WT-1, NY-ESO-1, SSX-2, MAGEA-4). Marker is currently investigating MT-601 in the Company-sponsored Phase 1 APOLLO trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT05798897) for the treatment of lymphoma patients who are relapsed/refractory after or ineligible to anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapies.
About multiTAA-specific T cells
The multi-tumor associated antigen (multiTAA)-specific T cell platform is a novel, non-genetically modified cell therapy approach that selectively expands tumor-specific T cells from a patient's/donor’s blood capable of recognizing a broad range of tumor antigens. Clinical trials that enrolled more than 180 patients with various hematological malignancies and solid tumors showed that autologous and allogeneic multiTAA-specific T cell products were well tolerated and demonstrated durable clinical responses, and consistent epitope spreading. The latter is typically not observed with other T cell therapies and enables the potential contribution to a lasting anti-tumor effect.
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Source: Marker Therapeutics