Autolus Therapeutics presents AUTO1 and AUTO3 data at the 2020 EHA25 Virtual Congress
- AUTO1 continued favorable safety profile and high level of clinical activity, pivotal Phase 1b/2 AUTO1-AL1 program in adult ALL initiated and enrolling patients
- AUTO3 profile potentially supports use in a broader outpatient setting
Conference Call and Webcast to be held Friday, June 12, 2020 at
As of the data cut-off date of May 13, 2020, 19 patients had received AUTO1. AUTO1 was well tolerated, with no patients experiencing ≥ Grade 3 CRS. Three patients (16%) with high leukemia burden (>50% blasts) experienced Grade 3 neurotoxicity that resolved swiftly with the application of steroids. Of the 19 patients, 16 (84%) achieved MRD-negative CR. Two out of 16 patients received a transplant while in remission and CD19-negative relapse occurred in 3 (16%) patients. Durability of remissions is encouraging. Event Free Survival (EFS) and Overall Survival (OS) at 6 months are 62% and 72% respectively in all patients, and 76% and 92% respectively in the 13 patients treated with the closed (commercial) process. Median EFS and OS has not been reached, at a median follow up of 12.2 months (range up to 24.4 months).
“I am very encouraged by the tolerable safety profile and high level of sustained CRs we have observed with
“Approximately 60% of adult ALL patients relapse or are refractory to first line therapy and there continues to exist a high unmet need,” said Dr.
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AUTO3 in DLBCL
“These data are very encouraging, in terms of safety and tolerability, with a high level of clinical activity,” said Dr. Wendy Osborne, Consultant Hematologist, Freeman Hospital,
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About AUTO1-AL1 pivotal study
The AUTO1-AL1 study will enroll patients with relapsed / refractory ALL. The study will have a short Phase1b component prior to proceeding to a single arm Phase 2 study. The primary end point is overall response rate and the key secondary end points include duration of response MRD negative CR rate and safety. The study will enroll approximately 100 patients across 30 of the leading academic and non-academic centers in the US, UK and Europe.
AUTO3 is a programmed T cell therapy containing two independent chimeric antigen receptors targeting CD19 and CD22 that have each been independently optimized for single target activity. By simultaneously targeting two B cell antigens, AUTO3 is designed to minimize relapse due to single antigen loss in patients with B cell malignancies. AUTO3 is currently being tested in diffuse large B cell lymphoma in the ALEXANDER clinical trial, with a 20-patient cohort that was initiated in Q2 2020 to assess feasibility of treatment in an outpatient setting.
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