ASCO: Study of AUTO3

Phase I Alexander study of AUTO3, the first CD19/22 dual targeting CAR T cell therapy, with pembrolizumab in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) DLBCL

Abstract No : 8001

Abstract Type : Oral Abstract Session

Indication : Diffused Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)

Intervention : AUTO3 + Pembrolizumab

Company : Autolus Therapeutics

Technology : CAR T Cell Therapy


As of Jan 21, 2020, 28 patients underwent leukapheresis, 27 successfully manufactured, 1 being manufactured, and 19 patients treated with AUTO3. The median age was 57 (28 - 71) and median number of prior therapies was 3 (2 - 10). 89% had refractory disease, 74% were DLBCL NOS, and 26% were tDLBCL. Dose escalation from 50 to 450 x 106 cells with pem regimen A and B have been completed without DLTs. G > 3 treatment emergent AEs that occurred > 15% were neutropenia (89%), thrombocytopenia (58%), anemia (47%), febrile neutropenia (16%), and hypophosphataemia (16%). Across all dose levels, there were 0% sCRS with primary infusion and 5% severe neurotoxicity (sNT) (1/19), which resolved. There were no cases of sCRS and no neurotoxicity of any grade at > 50 x 106 cells. Eighteen patients were evaluable for efficacy. Among the 11 treated at dose > 50 x 106, the ORR and CRR were 64% and 55%, and all CRs are ongoing (1-12 mth). Two out of 3 patients achieved CR at 450 x 106 cells on pem regimen B. Additional patients and longer follow up, as well as biomarkers, will be presented.


AUTO3 at > 50 x 106 CAR T cells with pembrolizumab induces CRs without severe CRS or neurotoxicities of any grade.


Durable complete responses in 10/11 patients from raises hopes from first bicistronic CAR therapy.

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