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Persistence of ex vivo expanded tumour and pathogen specific T-cells after allogeneic stem cell transplant for myeloid malignancies (the INTACT study)

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Fig. 1: Study schema and clinical outcomes.
Fig. 2: Tracking antigen-specific T-cell responses by tetramer and TCR sequencing.


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This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (PG1088118). E.B. was an NHMRC Early Career Fellow (ECF1089398), a NSW Cancer Institute Early Career Fellow (ECF181576) and a current NSW Health Cell and Gene Therapy Fellow. WJ was supported by a scholarship from the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand and Leukaemia Foundation Australia, and is a current Leukaemia Foundation Australia Fellow. We are grateful to Gillian Huang and Elissa Atkins for clinical trial management. Microchimerism assays, DNA quantification, and flow cytometry were performed at the Westmead Scientific Platforms, which are supported by the Westmead Research Hub, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research the Cancer Institute of New South Wales, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Ian Potter Foundation.

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EB and DJG designed the study and wrote the trial protocol. WJ, MG, CMB, KM, DJG and EB recruited and treated patients on the study. SA, RS and LEC performed T-cell product manufacturing. WJ, JS, KHL, GC-G, RS, RB and HMM performed correlative studies. WJ, SA, RS, EP, AC, NM, BG and EB performed data analysis. All authors contributed to the writing of and approved the final manuscript.

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LEC, KM, EB, and DJG hold patents in adoptive cell therapy for opportunistic infection and malignancy. EB declares advisory board membership for IQVIA, Abbvie, MSD, Astellas, Novartis, BMS, Bastion Education and research funding from MSD. The remaining authors declare no competing interests.

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Jiang, W., Avdic, S., Lee, K.H. et al. Persistence of ex vivo expanded tumour and pathogen specific T-cells after allogeneic stem cell transplant for myeloid malignancies (the INTACT study). Leukemia 37, 2330–2333 (2023).

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