for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
completion around



This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter, non-randomized study to investigate the safety, tolerability, and clinical activity of HER2-specific dual-switch CAR-T cells, BPX-603, administered with rimiducid to subjects with previously treated, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors which are HER2 amplified/overexpressed.

Official Title

A Phase 1/2, Open-Label, Multicenter, Non-Randomized, Safety and Activity Study of HER2-Targeted Dual Switch CAR-T Cells (BPX-603) In Subjects With Previously Treated Advanced HER2-Positive Solid Tumors


  • Phase 1: Cell dose escalation to identify the maximum dose of BPX-603 administered without or with rimiducid. The first subject in each dose cohort will receive BPX-603 alone (without rimiducid) in order to assess safety of the CAR-T monotherapy.
  • Phase 2: Indication-specific dose expansion to assess the safety, pharmacodynamics (including BPX-603 persistence and response to temsirolimus as applicable), and clinical activity at the recommended dose for expansion (RDE) identified in Phase 1 in various HER2+ solid tumors.
  • During Phase 1 or 2, temsirolimus (single IV dose at 25 mg) may be administered following BPX-603 infusion in response to treatment-emergent toxicity in order to activate the iRC9 safety switch.


HER-2 Gene Amplification, HER2-positive Gastric Cancer, HER2-positive Breast Cancer, HER-2 Protein Overexpression, Solid Tumor, Adult, HER2, CAR-T, breast cancer, solid tumors, gastric cancer, Stomach Neoplasms, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, HER2-targeted dual-switch CAR-T cells


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Documented evidence of HER2 amplification/overexpression by local testing.
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of a locally advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2+ solid tumor malignancy for which standard treatment is no longer effective, does not exist, or subject is ineligible.
  • Subjects with a solid tumor malignancy for which HER2-targeted therapy is approved as a standard treatment (e.g., breast, gastric cancers) must have received prior treatment with approved HER2-directed therapy.
  • Measurable disease (at least one target lesion) per RECIST v1.1.
  • Life expectancy > 12 weeks.
  • ECOG 0-1.
  • Adequate organ function.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Symptomatic, untreated, or actively progressing central nervous system metastases.
  • Prior CAR T cell or other genetically-modified T cell therapy.
  • Impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac disease.
  • Symptomatic intrinsic lung disease or those with extensive tumor involvement of the lungs.
  • Severe intercurrent infection.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Known HIV positivity.


  • University of California San Diego (UCSD)
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • City of Hope National Medical Center
    Duarte California 91010 United States


currently not accepting new patients, but might later
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Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
Phase 1 research study
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Expecting 220 study participants
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