Clinical Trial

Disease: B- cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, ALL, (NCT04557436)

Disease info:

B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is an aggressive (fast-growing) type of leukemia (blood cancer) in which too many B-cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the bone marrow and blood. It is the most common type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Also called B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia and precursor B-lymphoblastic leukemia. 

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in the United States for 2020 are: About 6,150 new cases of ALL (3,470 in males and 2,680 in females) About 1,520 deaths from ALL (860 in males and 660 in females)
Official title:
Phase 1, Open Label Study of CRISPR-CAR Genome Edited T Cells (PBLTT52CAR19) in Relapsed /Refractory B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

United Kingdom, London

Study start:
Sep. 19, 2020
10 participants
Gene editing method:
Type of edit:
Gene knock-out
CD52 molecule, T Cell Receptor alpha and beta locus (TCRαβ)
Delivery method:
Lentivirus (LV) - Ex-vivo
Safety updates:

No information 

PBLTT52CAR19 modified T cells are allogenic engineered human T cells (defined as TT52CAR19 +TCRαβ-) prepared for the treatment of CD19+ B cell leukaemia. The cells are from healthy adult volunteer donors and are not HLA-matched. They have been transduced to express and anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR19) using a lentiviral vector that also incorporates CRISPR guides for genome editing of CD52 and TRAC loci in the presence of transiently provided Cas9.
IND Enabling Pre-clinical
Phase I Safety
Phase II Safety and Dosing
Phase III Safety and Efficacy

Status: Active recruiting


This study aims to apply PBLTT52CAR19 T cells to secure molecular remission in children with relapsed/refractory B-ALL ahead of programmed allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The cells are to be used in a time-limited manner for their anti-leukaemia effects and then depleted by standard pre- transplant conditioning.

Recognition by TT52CAR19 T cells mediates eradication of CD19+ leukaemia and other CD19+ B cells through T cell mediated cytotoxicity.

This is an open label, single-centre, phase I, cohort study using genome edited T cells to bring patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL) into remission in anticipation of a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) that will hopefully prevent the leukaemia from returning. It involves a single infusion of allogenic T cells transduced with a self-inactivating (SIN) lentiviral vector in up to 10 subjects aged from 6 months to 18 years. The primary objective in this study is to test the safety and secondary objective will test the efficacy of this gene therapy procedure in this population.

Last updated: Apr. 8, 2022
Source: US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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