for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Benjamin M Heyman, MD (ucsd)
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Benjamin M Heyman



Single center, open-label, phase 2 study to determine the efficacy of cirmtuzumab consolidation in patients with measurable disease on venetoclax.


This is a phase 2 study to test whether cirmtuzumab in combination with venetoclax given as consolidation therapy can decrease the number of cancer cells that may be left in the bone marrow or in the blood in patients who have been treated with venetoclax for at least one year. Consolidation therapy is given after initial cancer treatment to further reduce the number of cancer cells that may be left in the body. Cirmtuzumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits receptor tyrosine kinase like orphan receptor (ROR1) signaling and stemness, may be effective in reducing the risk of disease progression in patients with detectable minimal residual disease (MRD) after treatment with venetoclax.


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, CLL, cirmtuzumab, venetoclax, Lymphoid Leukemia, Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell, Cirmtuzumab + Venetoclax


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Must have detectable CLL/SLL (> 0.01% leukemia cells present)
  • Must have received at least 12 months of venetoclax.
  • Patients may be receiving venetoclax at the time of screening and study entry.
  • Patients who have discontinued venetoclax more than 6 months prior to study entry must still have a disease burden meeting criteria for low risk of TLS (i.e. no lymph node greater than 5 cm in diameter; absolute lymphocyte count less than 25 k/uL)

You CAN'T join if...

Evidence of other clinically significant uncontrolled condition(s) including, but not limited to:

  • Uncontrolled and/or active systemic infection (viral, bacterial or fungal)
  • Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) requiring treatment. Note: subjects with serologic evidence of prior vaccination to HBV (i.e. hepatitis B surface (HBs) antigen negative, anti-HBs antibody positive and anti-hepatitis B core (HBc) antibody negative) or positive anti-HBc antibody from intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) may participate.
  • Child class B or C cirrhosis

Treatment with any of the following within 7 days prior to the first dose of cirmtuzumab:

  • Steroid therapy for anti-neoplastic intent
  • Biologic agent (monoclonal antibody) within 30 days for anti-neoplastic intent.
  • Chemotherapy (purine analog or alkylating agent) or target small molecule agent within 14 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is shorter), or has not recovered to less than CTCAE grade 2 clinically significant adverse effect(s)/toxicity(s) of previous therapy.
  • CLL therapy, aside from venetoclax.
  • History of other malignancy that could affect compliance with the protocol or interpretation of results (example: patients with a history of curatively treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix are generally eligible.)
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating


  • UCSD Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
    San Diego California 92037 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Benjamin M Heyman, MD (ucsd)
    Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, Vc-health Sciences-schools. Authored (or co-authored) 22 research publications


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, San Diego
Phase 2 research study
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About 5 people participating
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