Outpatient treatment with lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) across a variety of clinical sites from three ongoing clinical studies in relapsed/refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL).

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Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology


Background: Currently approved CAR T cell therapies are generally administered as inpatient (inpt) treatment at university medical centers due to concerns about frequency, onset, severity, and management of AEs, including cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurologic events (NEs). We sought to characterize whether patients (pts) could be safely monitored in the outpatient (outpt) setting after receiving liso-cel, an investigational, CD19-directed CAR T cell product administered at equal target doses of CD8+ and CD4+ CAR+ T cells, across university and non-university sites in TRANSCEND NHL 001 (NCT02631044), OUTREACH (NCT03744676), and PILOT (NCT03483103). Methods: Eligible pts had R/R LBCL after systemic chemoimmunotherapy; moderately impaired organ function was allowed. For outpt infusion of liso-cel, pts were required to receive safety monitoring education, have a caregiver and stay within 1 h travel to site of care for 30 d post-treatment. All study sites had a multidisciplinary CAR T cell team and standard operating procedures for toxicity monitoring and management. Results: At data cutoff, 53 pts had received liso-cel on Study Day 1 and were monitored as outpts (university, n = 33; non-university, n = 20), including pts ≥65 y of age (n = 23) and with high tumor burden (SPD ≥50 cm2; n = 16). Any grade CRS and NEs were reported in 18 (34%) and 14 pts (26%), respectively. Severe CRS and/or NEs occurred in only 2 pts (4%) and were reversible. Median (range) time to onset of CRS and NEs was 5 (2–9) and 8.5 (3–22) d, respectively. Tocilizumab and/or corticosteroids for treatment of CRS and/or NEs were required in 8 pts (15%). Overall, 30 pts (57%) required hospitalization post-treatment, with a median (range) time to hospitalization post-treatment of 5.5 (2–22) d; 9 pts (17%) were hospitalized Study Day 4 or earlier. Two pts required ICU-level care. There were no grade 5 treatment-emergent AEs. Safety in pts monitored as outpts was comparable across types of sites. Overall response rate was 81% (95% CI, 68–91). Safety and efficacy were consistent with data from inpts across the 3 studies (N = 270). Conclusions: Pts with R/R LBCL were successfully treated with liso-cel and monitored for CAR T cell-related toxicity in the outpt setting across different types of sites. Incidences of severe CRS, NEs, and early hospitalization were low; 43% of pts did not require hospitalization. A larger dataset will be presented, including comparisons of outpts vs inpts and sites of care. Clinical trial information: NCT02631044 (TRANSCEND NHL 001), NCT03744676 (OUTREACH), NCT03483103 (PILOT).

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Earle A. Chiles Research Institute