First-in-Human (FIH) Trial of GEN3009 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas

  • End date
    Sep 4, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
Updated on 4 October 2022
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
hodgkin's disease
measurable disease
lymphocytic leukemia
refractory b-cell non-hodgkin lymphoma
beta human chorionic gonadotropin
beta human chorionic gonadotrophin
btk inhibitor


The drug that will be investigated in the study is an antibody, GEN3009. Since this is the first study of GEN3009 in humans, the main purpose is to evaluate safety. Besides safety, the study will determine the recommended GEN3009 dose to be tested in a larger group of patients and assess preliminary clinical activity of GEN3009. GEN3009 will be studied in a broad group of cancer patients, having different kinds of lymphomas. All patients will get GEN3009 either as a single treatment (monotherapy) or in combination with another antibody-candidate for treatment of cancer in the blood. The study consists of two parts: Part 1 tests increasing doses of GEN3009 ("escalation"), followed by Part 2 which tests the recommended GEN3009 dose from Part 1 ("expansion").


This trial will be conducted in 2 parts: Part 1 (Dose Escalation) and Part 2 (Dose Expansion). All subjects in Part 1 will receive GEN3009, administered at various dose levels in 28-day cycles. Dose Limiting Toxicity (DLT) will be assessed during the first treatment cycle of Part 1 and the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) and/or Recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) will be identified.

Subjects in Part 2 will be treated with the Part 1-defined RP2D of GEN3009. Some subjects will receive GEN3009 in combination of a fixed dose of another antibody-candidate. Subjects in Part 2 are assigned either to one of 3 groups: Part 2 Monotherapy (hereafter referred to as 'Part 2A'), Part 2 Combination Safety Run-in ('Part2B') or Part 2 Combination ('Part2C').

Various types of B-cell NHLs are studied, including diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), high-grade B cell lymphoma (HGBCL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL).

Condition Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Marginal Zone Lymphoma, Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, High-grade B-cell Lymphoma, Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma
Treatment GEN3009, Epcoritamab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04358458
Last Modified on4 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Be at least 18 years of age
Must sign an informed consent form prior to any screening procedures
Dose Escalation: Has histologically or cytologically confirmed relapsed and/or refractory B-cell NHL with no available standard therapy or is not a candidate for available standard therapy, and for whom, in the opinion of the investigator, the experimental therapy may be beneficial. All subjects must have received at least two prior lines of systemic therapy
Dose Expansion: Has histologically or cytologically confirmed relapsed or
Has measurable disease for B-cell NHL or has active disease for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
refractory B-cell NHL. All subjects must have received at least 2 prior lines
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1
of systemic therapy, and
Has adequate hepatic, renal, and bone marrow functions
For FL and DLBCL, at least 1 of the 2 prior lines of treatment must have been a CD20 containing systemic regimen
For CLL, subjects must have received at least one prior line of BTK inhibitor or BCL 2 inhibitor
A man who is sexually active with a woman of childbearing potential and has not had a vasectomy must agree to use a barrier method of birth control
Has one of the eligible subtypes of B-cell NHL
Dose Escalation: (DLBCL, HGBCL, PMBCL, FL, MCL, MZL, SLL, or CLL). Dose
Expansion: (DLBCL, FL, CLL)
Before the first dose of GEN3009, during the trial, and for 12 months after the last dose of GEN3009 and/or the combination, a woman must be either not of childbearing potential or of childbearing potential and practicing a highly effective method of birth control, and must have a negative serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) and urine pregnancy test at screening
Subjects must have a life expectancy of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria

Prior treatment with a CD37-targeting agent
Prior allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
Autologous HSCT within 3 months before the first dose of GEN3009
Chemotherapy or radiation therapy within 2 weeks of the first dose of GEN3009
Autoimmune disease or other diseases that require permanent or high-dose immunosuppressive therapy
Received a cumulative dose of corticosteroids more than the equivalent of 250 mg of prednisone within the 2-week period before the first dose of GEN3009
Has uncontrolled intercurrent illness
Toxicities from previous anti-cancer therapies have not resolved to baseline levels or to Grade 1 or less except for alopecia and peripheral neuropathy
Prior treatment with a CD3xCD20 bispecific antibody (Combination Expansion cohort only)
Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma or known CNS involvement at screening
Known past or current malignancy other than inclusion diagnosis
Lymphomas leukemic phase: high absolute lymphocyte count or the presence of abnormal cells in the peripheral blood indicating circulating lymphoma cells
Known history/positive serology for hepatitis B
Treatment with an anti-cancer biologic including anti-CD20 therapy, radio-conjugated or toxin-conjugated antibody or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, before the first dose of GEN3009. Treatment with small molecules such as BTK inhibitors, BCL2 inhibitors, or PI3K inhibitors within 5 half-lives prior to the first dose of GEN3009
Known medical history or ongoing hepatitis C infection that has not been cured
Treatment with an investigational drug or an invasive investigational medical device within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, prior to the first dose of GEN3009, and at any time during the study treatment period
Seizure disorder requiring therapy (such as steroids or anti-epileptics) (Combination Expansion cohort only)
Had allergic reactions to anti-CD20 or anti-CD37 monoclonal antibody treatment or intolerant to GEN3009 or to the combination therapy excipients
Has had major surgery within 4 weeks before screening or will not have fully recovered from surgery, or has major surgery planned during the time the subject is expected to participate in the trial (or within 4 weeks after the last dose of GEN3009 and/or the combination therapy)
Known history of seropositivity for HIV infection
Is a woman who is pregnant or breast-feeding, or who is planning to become pregnant while enrolled in this trial or within 12 months after the last dose of GEN3009 and/or the combination therapy
Is a man who plans to father a child while enrolled in this trial or within 12 months after the last dose of GEN3009 and/or the combination therapy
Has any condition for which, in the opinion of the investigator, participation would not be in the best interest of the subject (eg, compromise the well-being) or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments. Additionally, vulnerable subjects or subjects under guardianship, curatorship, judicial protection or deprived of liberty), are excluded from participation in this trial
Exposed to live/live attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to initiation of GEN3009 treatment
NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply
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