Autologous LN-145 in Patients With Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer


Iovance Biotherapeutics

Status and phase

Phase 2


Metastatic Non Small Cell Lung Cancer


Biological: LN-145

Study type


Funder types



2020-003629-45 (EudraCT Number)

Details and patient eligibility


This is a prospective, open-label, multi-cohort, non-randomized, multicenter phase 2 study evaluating LN-145 in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer

Full description

LN-145 is a ready-to-infuse TIL therapy that utilizes an autologous TIL manufacturing process, as originally developed by the NCI and further optimized by Iovance for the treatment of patients with metastatic NSCLC. The cell transfer therapy used in this study involves patients receiving a non-myeloablative (NMA) lymphodepleting preparative regimen, followed by infusion of autologous TIL, then finally followed by the administration of IL-2.


170 estimated patients




18 to 70 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients who are over 70 years of age may be allowed to enroll after discussion with the Medical Monitor.
  • Have historically or pathologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic Stage IV NSCLC without EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 genomic alterations.
  • For patients who have actionable mutations (other than EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 genomic alterations), 1 additional line of therapy with the appropriate health authority approved targeted therapy is required.
  • Patients must have documented radiographic disease progression on or after the first-line therapy, including concurrent or sequential ICI and platinum-based chemotherapy ± bevacizumab. No more than 1 prior line is allowed if ICI and platinum-based chemotherapy were administered concurrently and no more than 2 prior lines are allowed for sequential administration of platinum-based chemotherapy and ICI as 2 separate lines.
  • LN-145 manufacture is allowed for patients who have residual resectable disease after completion of the platinum-based chemotherapy component of the front-line ICI and platinum-based chemotherapy combination and meet all eligibility criteria except documented disease progression. These patients must intend to receive TIL therapy after disease progression
  • Prior systemic therapy in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting, or as part of definitive chemoradiotherapy, will count as a line of therapy if the patient had disease progression during or within 12 months after the completion of such therapy.
  • At least 1 resectable lesion for TIL production and at least one remaining measurable lesion, as defined by RECIST v1.1
  • Have adequate organ function
  • LVEF > 45%, NYHA Class 1
  • Have adequate pulmonary function
  • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
  • Patients of childbearing potential or those with partners of childbearing potential must be willing to practice an approved method of highly effective birth control during treatment and up to 12 months after all protocol-related therapy

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who have EGFR, ALK or ROS1 driver mutations
  • Patients who have symptomatic, untreated brain metastases.
  • Patients who have had allogeneic organ transplant or prior cell therapy within the past 20 years
  • Patients who have any form of primary immunodeficiency
  • Patients who are on systemic steroid therapy ≥ 10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent.
  • Patients who have received a live or attenuated vaccination within 28 days prior to the start of treatment
  • Patients who have had another primary malignancy within the previous 3 years
  • Participation in another interventional clinical study within 21 days

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


None (Open label)

170 participants in 5 patient groups

Cohort 1
Experimental group
Patients whose tumors did not express programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), i.e., tumor proportion score (TPS) < 1% prior to ICI treatment and Patients with no available historical TPS for PD-L1 expression
Biological: LN-145
Cohort 2
Experimental group
Patients whose tumors expressed PD-L1 TPS ≥1% prior to ICI treatment
Biological: LN-145
Cohort 3
Experimental group
Patients, regardless of tumor PD-L1 TPS prior to ICI treatment, who are unable to safely undergo a surgical tumor resection for TIL generation
Biological: LN-145
Cohort 4
Experimental group
Patients, regardless of tumor PD-L1 expression status prior to ICI treatment, who have meet all inclusion/exclusion criteria except the requirement to have documented disease progression may elect to have the tumor harvest procedure and TIL production prior to disease progression on their current anticancer treatment. Documentation of progressive disease and identification of a target lesion for RECIST v1.1 assessment is required at Baseline for these patients.
Biological: LN-145
Retreatment Cohort
Experimental group
Patients who were previously treated with LN-145 in Cohort 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Biological: LN-145

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Iovance Biotherapeutics Study Team

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