for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
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The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19) in adults with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (r/r CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (r/r SLL).

Official Title

A Phase 1 Multicenter Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of KTE-X19 in Adult Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma


Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Relapsed/Refractory Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Lymphoma Leukemia Leukemia, Lymphoid Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Cyclophosphamide Fludarabine brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19)


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Documentation of relapsed or refractory CLL and SLL; must have received at least 2 prior lines of treatment, one of which must include a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor.
  • Cohort 1 and 2: Subjects with r/r CLL who have received at least 2 prior lines of treatment, one of which must include a BTK inhibitor.
  • Cohort 3: Subjects with r/r CLL and SLL must present with ≤ 1% circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood or ALC < 5000 cells/μL. Subjects must have received at least 2 prior lines of treatment, one of which must include a BTK inhibitor.
  • Cohort 4: Subjects with r/r CLL who have received at least 2 prior lines of treatment and must have received ibrutinib as a single agent or in comibation with anti-CD20 antibodies, BCL-2 inhibitors, and PI3k inhibitors for at least 6 months as the last line of therapy prior to screening. Ibrutinib administration will continue up to 30 hours prior to leukapheresis. In case of treatment interruption with ibrutinib, the principal investigator should reach out to the medical monitor to discuss.
  • An indication for treatment per IWCLL 2018 criteria and radiographically measurable disease (at least 1 lesion > 1.5 cm in diameter)
  • Adequate hematologic function as indicated by:
  • Platelet count ≥ 50 × 109/L

  • Neutrophil count ≥ 0.5 × 109/L

  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL unless lower values are attributable to CLL
  • Adequate renal, hepatic, cardiac and pulmonary function defined as:
  • Creatinine clearance (as estimated by Cockcroft-Gault) ≥ 60 mL/min
  • Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL unless subject has Gilbert's syndrome
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50%, no evidence of pericardial effusion, no New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV functional classification, no clinically significant arrhythmias
  • No clinically significant pleural effusion
  • Baseline oxygen saturation > 92% on room air
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • At least 2 weeks or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, must have elapsed since any prior systemic therapy or BTKi (ibrutinib or acalabrutinib) at the time the subject is planned for leukapheresis, except for systemic inhibitory/stimulatory immune checkpoint therapy. At least 3 half-lives must have elapsed from any prior systemic inhibitory/stimulatory immune checkpoint molecule therapy at the time the subject is planned for leukapheresis (eg, ipilimumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, OX40 agonists, 4-1BB agonists)

You CAN'T join if...

  • A history of treatment including any of the following:
  • Prior CD19 directed therapy
  • Prior allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (SCT) or donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) within 6 months prior to enrollment
  • History of autoimmune disease resulting in end-organ injury unless attributable to CLL (eg, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA))
  • Diagnosis of Richter's transformation or a history of malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ (eg, skin, cervix, bladder, breast), superficial bladder cancer, asymptomatic localized low grade prostate cancer for which watch-and-wait approach is standard of care, or any other cancer that has been in remission for > 3 years prior to enrollment
  • History of severe hypersensitivity reaction attributed to aminoglycosides

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.


  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Stanford University
    Stanford California 94035 United States


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