Clinical Trial

Disease: Multiple Myeloma, MM, (NCT03399448)

Disease info:

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the spongy tissue found in the centre of most bones. Multiple myeloma is characterised by abnormalities in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. In myeloma, these abnormal cells multiply uncontrollably, increasing from about one percent of cells in the bone marrow to the majority of bone marrow cells. The abnormal cells form tumours within the bone, causing bone pain and an increased risk of fractures.

Relapsed myeloma refers to when a patient had active treatment that their disease responded to, went off treatment and then the disease came back. 

Refractory myeloma is a disease that is progressing despite active treatment.


Multiple myeloma occurs in approximately 4 per 100,000 people per year; there are currently about 100,000 affected individuals in the United States.
Official title:
Phase 1 Trial of Autologous T Cells Engineered to Express NY-ESO-1 TCR and CRISPR Gene Edited to Eliminate Endogenous TCR and PD-1 (NYCE T Cells)

Principal Investigator: Edward Stadtmauer, MD


United States, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104

Study start:
Sep. 5, 2018
3 participants
Gene editing method:
Type of edit:
Gene knock out
T cell receptor genes, (TCRα, TCRβ) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)
Delivery method:
Lentivirus (LV) and Electroporation - Ex-vivo
Sponsor has terminated trial to pursue other targets.
IND Enabling Pre-clinical
Phase I Safety
Phase II Safety and Dosing
Phase III Safety and Efficacy

Status: Terminated


This is a first-in-human trial proposed to test HLA-A*0201 restricted NY-ESO-1 redirected T cells with edited endogenous T cell receptor and PD-1.

Autologous T cells transduced with a lentiviral vector to express NY-ESO-1 and electroporated with CRISPR guide RNA to disrupt expression of endogenous TCRα, TCRβ and PD-1 (NYCE T Cells).

Last updated: Dec. 28, 2023
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