for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



The purpose of this study is to evaluate the overall minimal residual disease (MRD) negative rate of participants who receive JNJ-68284528.

Official Title

A Phase 2, Multicohort Open-Label Study of JNJ-68284528, a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell (CAR-T) Therapy Directed Against BCMA in Subjects With Multiple Myeloma


Multiple myeloma is characterized by the production of monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig) proteins or protein fragments (M proteins) that have lost their function. The main aim of the study is to determine the safety and efficacy of JNJ-68284528 in various clinical settings. JNJ-68284528 is an autologous chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy that targets B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). The study comprises of a Screening Phase (less than or equal to [<=] 28 days prior to apheresis) followed by Apheresis (will occur upon enrollment); a Treatment Phase including a conditioning regimen followed by infusion of JNJ-68284528 and post-infusion assessments from Day 1 to Day 100 (participants who receive an infusion of JNJ-68284528 should continue all subsequent assessments); and a Post-treatment Phase (Day 101 and up to the end of each study cohort). Safety evaluations will include a review of adverse events, laboratory test results, vital sign measurements, physical examination findings (including neurologic examination), assessment of cardiac function, immune effector cell-associated encephalopathy (ICE) score, handwriting assessment, and assessment of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status grade. Efficacy evaluations will include measurements of tumor burden/residual disease, myeloma proteins, bone marrow examinations, skeletal surveys, extramedullary plasmacytomas, and serum calcium corrected for albumin. For certain participants (those without measurable disease in serum or urine) efficacy will be assessed via imaging: positron emission tomography/ computed tomography (PET/CT) or whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The overall duration of the study is up to 2.5 years.


Multiple Myeloma Cellular Therapy CAR-T Therapy BCMA CAR-T Neoplasms, Plasma Cell Dexamethasone Lenalidomide Bortezomib Daratumumab JNJ-68284528


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Cohort A: Received a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 prior lines of therapy including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and immunomodulatory therapy (IMiD), and lenalidomide refractory per International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) guidelines
  • Cohort B: Received one line of prior therapy including a PI and an IMiD, and disease progression per IMWG criteria less than or equal to (<=) 12 months after treatment with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or <=12 months from the start of anti-myeloma therapy for participants who have not had an ASCT
  • Cohort C: Previously treated with a PI, an IMiD, an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody and B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed therapy
  • Cohort D: Newly diagnosed multiple myeloma per IMWG with a history of 4 to 8 total cycles of initial therapy, including induction, high-dose therapy, and ASCT with or without consolidation
  • Cohort E: Have newly diagnosed multiple myeloma without prior therapy (one cycle of prior therapy before enrollment is acceptable) and classified as high risk defined as either: 1) International Staging System (ISS) stage III criteria, Beta 2 microglobulin greater than or equal to (>=) 5.5 milligram per liter (mg/L) (via local or central laboratory assessment) or 2) high risk cytogenetic features del(17/17p), t (14;16), t(14;20), 1q amplification (at least 4 copies)

Cohorts A, B, C, E:

  • Serum monoclonal paraprotein (M-protein) level greater than or equal to (>=) 1.0 gram per deciliter (g/dL) or urine M-protein level >=200 milligram (mg)/24 hours
  • Light chain multiple myeloma in whom only measurable disease is by serum free light chain (FLC) levels in the serum: Serum immunoglobulin FLC >=10 mg/dL and abnormal serum immunoglobulin kappa lambda FLC ratio
  • Cohort A: For participants with neither serum nor urine measurable disease, baseline positron emission tomography/ computed tomography (PET/CT) or whole -body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to satisfy the measurable disease criteria. A minimum of one lesion with a bi-dimensional measurement of at least 1 centimeter (cm)*1 cm is required
  • Cohorts B, C: For participants with neither serum nor urine measurable disease, baseline positron emission tomography/ computed tomography (PET/CT) or whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to satisfy the measurable disease criteria
  • Cohorts A, B, C, D, E, F: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status grade of 0 or 1
  • Cohort F: Participant must have a documented efficacy response of very good partial response (VGPR) or better, without progressive disease prior to enrollment, as assessed per IMWG 2016 criteria

You CAN'T join if...

  • Cohorts A, B, D, F: Any therapy that is targeted to BCMA
  • Cohorts A, B, C, D, F: Prior treatment with chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) therapy directed at any target

Cohorts A, B, C, D, F:

  • Ongoing toxicity from previous anticancer therapy must resolve to baseline levels or to Grade 1 or less except for alopecia or peripheral neuropathy
  • Received a cumulative dose of corticosteroids equivalent to >=70 mg of prednisone within the 7 days (Cohort A, B, C, F) or 14 days (Cohort D) prior to apheresis
  • Serious underlying medical condition, such as (a) evidence of active viral or bacterial infection requiring systemic antimicrobial therapy, or uncontrolled systemic fungal infection; (b) active autoimmune disease or a history of autoimmune disease within 3 years; (c) overt clinical evidence of dementia or altered mental status; (d) any history of Parkinson's disease or other neurodegenerative disorder
  • Cohorts A, B, C, D, E, F: Known active, or prior history of central nervous system (CNS) involvement or exhibits clinical signs of meningeal involvement of multiple myeloma


  • University of California, San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center accepting new patients
    Seattle Washington 98109 United States


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