- Opening of the hematological arm of the CAR-T NKR-2 THINK trial with first Multiple Myeloma patient.
- No toxic events reported in patients enrolled in the solid arm of the study so far.
Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium – Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a leader in the discovery and development of engineered cell-based therapies, today announced a further step in the CAR-T NKR-2 THINK trial with the registration of a first refractory Multiple Myeloma patient. This patient is expected to receive the first dose-level (3×108 CAR-T NKR-2 cells) in the coming weeks, opening the first cohort of the hematological arm of the study.
“Following the registration of three patients in solid indications, the THINK trial is now following on from our previous NKR-2 Phase I trial which demonstrated the safety and signs of efficacy of CAR-T NKR-2 cells in cancer patients suffering from hematological cancers,” said Christian Homsy, CEO of Celyad. “We now look forward to enrolling patients suffering from AML or MM into the hematological arm of THINK and we hope that the related results will be as encouraging as they have been so far with lower dose levels.”
“Multiple Myeloma causes approximately 10% of all hematologic malignancies, and while efficient treatments are available, most patients will eventually relapse. Celyad has generated breakthrough preclinical data in murine models, leading to 100% long-term survival. The enrollment of a first refractory Multiple Myeloma patient demonstrates the consistency of our clinical approach and highlights the unique ability of our CAR-T NKR-2 technology to target both solid and hematological malignancies” remarked Dr. Frédéric Lehmann, VP Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Celyad.