MENLO PARK, Calif. & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adicet Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACET), a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing first-in-class allogeneic gamma delta chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for cancer, today announced that an abstract detailing updated safety and efficacy data from the Company’s Phase 1 study of ADI-001 for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) was made available as part of the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, to be held June 3-7, 2022. The abstract provides a summary of clinical data as of a February 14, 2022, data-cut date.
“We are very pleased to see the continued positive data resulting from our ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating ADI-001 in relapsed/refractory NHL. We believe that our allogeneic gamma delta CAR T cell therapy approach may improve complete response rate and durability by the complementary innate, adaptive and CAR-mediated anti-tumor response,” said Chen Schor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adicet. “We look forward to presenting updated data on safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and longer follow up, including available data from patients enrolled in dose level 3, at the upcoming 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting with a coinciding press release as well as a company webcast later that afternoon.”
Data highlights as of the February 14, 2022 data-cut date included in the ASCO abstract were as follows:
- Six evaluable patients were enrolled in dose level 1 (DL1; 30 million CAR+ cells) and dose level 2 (DL2; 100 million CAR+ cells), 33% (2/6) were female and the median age was 62 years (range 45-75). There were five patients with large B-cell lymphoma and one with mantle cell lymphoma. Indolent lymphomas, such as follicular lymphoma, are currently not enrolled in the study.
- Overall, the patients were heavily pretreated with a median number of prior therapies of 3.5 (range 2-5) and had a poor prognostic outlook as indicated by the median International Prognostic Index (IPI) score of 3.5 (range 2-4). One patient previously progressed following two prior treatments with autologous anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapy (lisocabtagene maraleucel) prior to receiving ADI-001.
- At Day 28, the overall response rate (ORR) and the complete response (CR) rate based upon independent central reading by PET/CT were 67% (4/6 patients).
As of the February 14, 2022 data-cut date, of the four patients who achieved CR after treatment with ADI-001:
- Two patients remained in CR with ≥ three months post-treatment follow-up, including a triple-hit large B-cell lymphoma patient who had previously progressed following two administrations of autologous anti-CD19 CAR-T and a total of five lines of prior therapy.
- As previously disclosed, one patient, a 66-year-old female who had responded to ADI-001, developed COVID-19 related pneumonia approximately two and a half months after ADI-001 administration and later died of complications from it, unrelated to ADI-001. This patient was previously reported as a partial response (PR) by local radiological assessment and has been assessed as a CR by independent central reading.
- One patient with a CR had not reached the three-month assessment date as of the data-cut date for the ASCO abstract submission.
- Safety data from the trial at the February 14, 2022 data-cut date were consistent with the previously reported well tolerated profile, with no occurrence of Grade ≥ 3 Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS), Immune Effector Cell-Associated Neurotoxicity Syndrome (ICANS) or Graft vs Host Disease. No dose-limiting toxicities were documented.
- All response data have been determined per protocol by independent central reading of PET/CT per Lugano (2014) criteria.
The full abstract is available online on the ASCO website.
Updated data from a May 31, 2022 data-cut date will be presented during an oral presentation by Sattva Neelapu, M.D. Professor in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2022. Adicet will summarize the data from the May 31, 2022 data-cut date in a press release and provide additional information in a company webcast on June 6, 2022.
Details of the oral presentation are as follows:
Abstract Number: 7509
Abstract Title: A Phase 1 Study of ADI-001: Anti-CD20 CAR-engineered Allogeneic Gamma Delta (γδ) T cells in Adults with B-cell malignancies
Presenting Author: Sattva Neelapu, M.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Session Type/Title: Clinical Science Symposium/ Beating Bad Blood: The Power of Immunotherapy in Hematologic Malignancies
Date: Monday, June 6, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM CDT
Adicet Investor Webcast/ Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and webcast on June 6, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the results. The live webcast of the presentation can be accessed under “Presentations & Events” in the investors section of the Company’s website at www.adicetbio.com or by dialing (877) 800-3802 (domestic) or +1 (615) 622-8057 (international) and reference the conference ID 5466375. The archived webcast will be available on the Company’s website beginning approximately two hours after the event.
ADI-001 is an investigational allogeneic gamma delta CAR T cell therapy being developed as a potential treatment for relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL. ADI-001 targets malignant B-cells via an anti-CD20 CAR and via the gamma delta innate and T cell endogenous cytotoxicity receptors. Gamma delta T cells engineered with an anti-CD20 CAR have demonstrated potent antitumor activity in preclinical models, leading to long-term control of tumor growth. In April 2022, ADI-001 was granted Fast Track Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL.
About the GLEAN Study
This Phase 1 study is an open-label, multi-center study of ADI-001 enrolling adults diagnosed with B-cell malignancies who have either relapsed, or are refractory to at least two prior regimens. The primary objectives of the study are to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ADI-001, and to determine optimal dosing as a monotherapy. The study is expected to enroll approximately 75 patients. For more information about the clinical study design, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04735471).
About Adicet Bio, Inc.
Adicet Bio, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer. Adicet is advancing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” gamma delta T cells, engineered with CAR and T cell receptor-like targeting moieties to enhance selective tumor targeting, facilitate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune response, and improve persistence for durable activity in patients. For more information, please visit our website at www.adicetbio.com.
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