for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California and other locations
study started



The primary objectives of this study are to determine the safety and efficacy of brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19) in adult participants with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Official Title

A Phase 1/2 Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KTE-X19 in Adult Subjects With Relapsed/Refractory B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (r/r ALL) (ZUMA-3)


Bridging therapy could be administered at the discretion of the investigator and is recommended for participants with high disease burden at baseline (M3 marrow [> 25% leukemic blasts] or ≥ 1,000 blasts/mm3 in the peripheral circulation) to control participant's disease prior to conditioning chemotherapy. Bridging therapy includes:

Attenuated VAD: Vincristine non-liposomal (1-2 mg IV weekly) or liposomal (2.25 mg/m2 IV weekly), and dexamethasone 20-40 mg IV or oral administration (PO) daily x 3-4 days per week. Optional doxorubicin 50 mg/m2 IV x 1 (first week only).

Mercaptopurine (6-MP): 50-75 mg/m2/day by mouth (administer at bedtime on an empty stomach to improve absorption).

Hydroxyurea: Doses titrated between 15-50 mg/kg/day (rounded to the nearest 500 mg capsule and given as a single daily oral dose on a continuous basis).

DOMP: Dexamethasone 6 mg/m2/day PO (or IV) divided twice daily (BID) Days 1-5, vincristine 1.5 mg/m2 (maximum dose 2 mg) IV on Day 1, methotrexate 20 mg/m2 PO weekly, 6-MP 50- 75mg/m2/day PO daily.

Attenuated FLAG/FLAG-IDA: fludarabine 30 mg/m2 IV days 1-2, cytarabine 2 g/m2 IV days 1-2, G-CSF 5 μg/kg subcutaneously (SC) or IV starts on Day 3 and can continue until day before the start of conditioning chemotherapy. With or without idarubicin 6 mg/m2 IV Days 1-2.

Mini-hyper CVAD (courses A and/or B):

Course A: Cyclophosphamide 150 mg/m2 every 12 hours x 3 days, dexamethasone 20 mg/d IV or PO daily Days 1-4 and 11-14, vincristine 2 mg IV x 1 Course B: methotrexate 250 mg/m2 IV over 24 hours on Day 1,cytarabine 0.5 g/m2 IV every 12 hours x 4 doses on Days 2 and 3.

After completion of the Month 24 visit, subjects who received an infusion of KTE-X19 will complete the remainder of the 15 year follow-up assessments in a separate long-term follow-up study, KT-US-982-5968


Relapsed/Refractory B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Leukemia, Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma, Lymphoid Leukemia, Cyclophosphamide, Fludarabine, Brexucabtagene autoleucel


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Relapsed or refractory B-precursor ALL defined as one of the following:
    • Primary refractory disease
    • First relapse if first remission ≤ 12 months
    • Relapsed or refractory disease after 2 or more lines of systemic therapy
    • Relapsed or refractory disease after allogeneic transplant provided individuals is at least 100 days from stem cell transplant at the time of enrollment
  2. Morphological disease in the bone marrow (≥ 5% blasts)
  3. Individuals with Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) disease are eligible if they are intolerant to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, or if they have relapsed/refractory disease despite treatment with at least 2 different TKIs
  4. Eastern cooperative oncology group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  5. Adequate renal, hepatic, pulmonary and cardiac function defined as:
    • Creatinine clearance (as estimated by Cockcroft Gault) ≥ 60 cc/min
    • Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dl, except in individuals with Gilbert's syndrome.
    • Cardiac ejection fraction ≥ 50%, no evidence of pericardial effusion, and no clinically significant arrhythmias
    • Baseline oxygen saturation > 92% on room air
  6. In individuals previously treated with blinatumomab, cluster of differentiation 19 (CD19) tumor expression in bone marrow or peripheral blood.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Diagnosis of Burkitt's leukemia/lymphoma according to World Health Organization (WHO) classification or chronic myelogenous leukemia lymphoid blast crisis
  2. History of malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ (e.g. cervix, bladder, breast) unless disease free for at least 3 years
  3. Isolated extramedullary disease
  4. Central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities
    • Presence of CNS-3 disease or CNS-2 disease with neurological changes
    • History or presence of any CNS disorder such as a seizure disorder, cerebrovascular ischemia/hemorrhage, dementia, cerebellar disease, or any autoimmune disease with CNS involvement
  5. History of concomitant genetic syndrome such as Fanconi anemia, Kostmann syndrome, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome or any other known bone marrow failure syndrome
  6. History of myocardial infarction, cardiac angioplasty or stenting, unstable angina, or other clinically significant cardiac disease within 12 months of enrollment
  7. History of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism within 6 months of enrollment.
  8. Primary immunodeficiency
  9. Known infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBsAg positive) or hepatitis C virus.
  10. Presence of fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection that is uncontrolled or requiring IV antimicrobials for management.
  11. Prior medication:
    • Salvage chemotherapy including TKIs for Ph+ ALL within 1 week prior to enrollment
    • Prior CD19 directed therapy other than blinatumomab
    • Treatment with alemtuzumab within 6 months prior to leukapheresis, or treatment with clofarabine or cladribine within 3 months prior to leukapheresis
    • Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) within 28 days prior to enrollment
    • Any drug used for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
    • At least 3 half-lives must have elapsed from any prior systemic inhibitory/stimulatory immune checkpoint molecule therapy prior to enrollment
    • Corticosteroid therapy for 7 days prior to enrollment
  12. Presence of any indwelling line or drain (e.g., percutaneous nephrostomy tube, indwelling Foley catheter, biliary drain, or pleural/peritoneal/pericardial catheter). Ommaya reservoirs and dedicated central venous access catheters such as a Port-a-Cath or Hickman catheter are permitted
  13. Acute GVHD grade II-IV by Glucksberg criteria or severity B-D by IBMTR index; acute or chronic GVHD requiring systemic treatment within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  14. Live vaccine ≤ 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  15. Women of child-bearing potential who are pregnant or breastfeeding because of the potentially dangerous effects of the preparative chemotherapy on the fetus or infant. Females who have undergone surgical sterilization or who have been postmenopausal for at least 2 years are not considered to be of childbearing potential
  16. Individuals of both genders of child-bearing potential who are not willing to practice birth control from the time of consent through 6 months after the completion of brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19)
  17. In the investigators judgment, the individuals is unlikely to complete all protocol-required study visits or procedures, including follow-up visits, or comply with the study requirements for participation
  18. History of autoimmune disease (e.g. Crohns, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus) resulting in end organ injury or requiring systemic immunosuppression/systemic disease modifying agents within the last 2 years

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.


  • University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Sacramento California 95817 United States
  • University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94143 United States


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