CD19/79b Bi-specific CAR-T Cell Therapy

  • End date
    Jun 30, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Shenzhen Geno-Immune Medical Institute
Updated on 7 July 2022


The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility, safety and efficacy of CD19/79b bi-specific CAR-T cell therapy in patients with CD19 and/or CD79b positive B cell malignancies. Another goal of the study is to learn more about the safety and function of the anti-CD19/79b bi-specific CAR-T cells and their persistency in patients.


Patients with refractory and/or recurrent B cell malignancies have poor prognosis despite complex multimodal therapy. Despite impressive progress, more than 50% of patients treated with CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR19) experience progressive disease. Further, more than 40% patients with progressive large B cell lymphoma (LBCL) experienced reduced or lost expression of CD19 on the tumor cells after CAR19 treatment; low surface CD19 density before treatment was associated with progressive disease. Therefore, novel curative approaches are needed. The investigation attempts to use genetically modified T cells to express a 4th generation lentiviral anti-CD19/79b bi-specific CAR (bi-4SCAR-CD19/79b). The CAR molecules enable the T cells to recognize and kill tumor cells through the recognition of a surface antigen, CD19 or CD79b, which is expressed at high levels on tumor cells but not at significant levels on normal tissues.

CD79b is a B cell surface antigen, which is a component of B cell receptor. CD79b is up-regulated in more than 90% of B-cell lymphomas. Recent studies have shown that CD79b CAR-T cells have potential in targeting B-cell lymphomas. In addition, several immunotherapy drugs based on targeting CD79b have been reported worldwide. The CD79b specific CAR-T cells with binding moiety of CD79b specific scFv exhibited a high affinity and antitumor effect against CD79b+ tumor cells.

A potential strategy to prevent relapse due to antigen escape is to infuse T-cells capable of recognizing multiple antigens. To overcome tumor escape of single target antigen and enhance in vivo CAR-T efficacy, a novel bi-specific CD19/79b CAR-T therapy regimen is developed to include booster and consolidation CAR-T applications to target highly-refractory B cell cancer. The aim is to evaluate safety and long term efficacy of the bi-CAR-T therapy strategy in CD19 and/or CD79b positive cancer patients.

Condition B Cell Malignancies
Treatment bi-4SCAR CD19/79b T cells
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05436509
SponsorShenzhen Geno-Immune Medical Institute
Last Modified on7 July 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

age older than 6 months
malignant B cell surface expression of CD19 or CD79b molecules
the KPS score over 80 points, and survival time is more than 1 month
greater than Hgb 80 g/L
no contraindications to blood cell collection

Exclusion Criteria

accompanied with other active diseases and difficult to assess patient response
bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, unable to control
living with HIV
active HBV or HCV infection
pregnant and nursing mothers
under systemic steroid treatment within a week of the treatment
prior failed CD19 and CD79b CAR-T treatment
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