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



AFM13-203 is a phase 2, open-label, multi-center, multi-cohort study with a safety run-in followed by expansion cohorts. The study is evaluating the safety and efficacy of AFM13 in combination with AB-101 in subjects with R/R classical HL and CD30-positive PTCL.

Official Title

A Phase 2, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study of Innate Cell Engager AFM13 in Combination With Allogeneic Natural Killer Cells (AB-101) in Subjects With Recurrent or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma and CD-30 Positive Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma


The study will start with a safety run-in exploring AFM13/AB-101 combination treatment in subjects with classical HL. Two dose levels of AFM13 and AB-101, respectively, will be tested in 4 cohorts. Cohort 1 and 2 will enroll in parallel. Enrolment into Cohort 3 and 4 will start only if the combination treatment has been well tolerated.

Following the safety run-in observation period, a thorough risk-benefit analysis will be performed to determine 2 of the 4 cohorts/dose levels that will be further evaluated in the main part of the study which will also include subjects with classical HL and will follow a Simon two-stage design.

An additional exploratory cohort (Cohort 5) will enroll subjects with select CD30-positive PTCL subtypes after completion of the safety run-in.

All subjects will be treated with AFM13/AB-101 for a maximum of 3 cycles (cycle length is 48-days).


Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma, Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Hodgkin Disease, T-Cell Lymphoma, Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral, Cyclophosphamide, Fludarabine, Interleukin-2, AFM13, Safety run-in in Hodgkin Lymphoma, Exploratory: AFM13 + AB-101 on CD30-positive PTCL


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Subjects with a diagnosis of FDG-avid relapsed or refractory classical HL OR select subtypes of FDG-avid CD30-positive relapsed or refractory PTCL
  • For subjects with R/R PTCL a pre-enrollment tumor biopsy positive for CD30 locally assessed by Ber-H2 targeted immunohistochemistry at ≥1% is mandatory (PTCL subtypes: PTCL-NOS, Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, ALCL, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, ALCL, ALK-negative)
  • Subjects with R/R classical HL must have received at least two lines of therapy including one prior line of combination chemotherapy. Prior therapy must also have included brentuximab vedotin and a PD1 check point inhibitor.
  • Subjects with R/R PTCL must have received at least one prior line of combination chemotherapy. Subjects with ALCL subtype of PTCL must have received or been intolerant to brentuximab vedotin.
  • Subjects with R/R classical HL AND R/R PTCL: Prior ASCT is permitted if completed at least 3 months prior to the first dose of study treatment. Prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation will be permitted if completed at least 1 year from study enrollment and there are no signs or symptoms of GVHD. Prior CAR-T therapy is permitted if last CAR-T dose completed at least 6 months prior to the first dose of study treatment.
  • Ability to understand and sign the ICF

You CAN'T join if...

  • Active central nervous system (CNS) involvement (untreated or uncontrolled parenchymal brain metastasis or positive cytology of cerebrospinal fluid)
  • Previous treatment with AFM13 or CBNK cells
  • History of a solid organ allograft, or an inflammatory or autoimmune disease likely to be exacerbated by IL-2 (including subjects requiring systemic treatment within the past 3 months or a documented history of clinically severe autoimmune disease that may require systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents
  • Treatment with any therapeutic mAb or immunosuppressive medications
  • Known active Hepatitis B or C defined per protocol
  • Active HIV Infection
  • History of any other systemic malignancy, unless previously treated with curative intent and the subject has been disease free for 2 years or longer
  • Active acute or chronic graft vs. host disease (GVHD) or GVHD requiring immunosuppressive treatment, clinically significant central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction


  • UC Irvine Health not yet accepting patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • City of Hope National Medical Center accepting new patients
    Duarte California 91010 United States
  • Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota accepting new patients
    Minneapolis Minnesota 55455 United States


accepting new patients at some sites,
but this study is not currently recruiting here
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Phase 2 research study
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Expecting 154 study participants
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