Bendamustine and Bortezomib Combination Therapy in Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma(NHL)

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 24, 2007
Last updated: November 5, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of bendamustine and bortezomib in patients with indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is safe and tolerable.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Drug: Bendamustine
Drug: Bortezomib
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weekly Bendamustine and Bortezomib Combination Therapy in Relapsed or Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or B-CLL: A Single-Center Phase 2 Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Optimal dosage [ Time Frame: Treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: Treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Bendamustine
    starting with 60 mg/m2, dose escalation, weekly d1,8,15 q5w
    Drug: Bortezomib
    weekly 1.5mg/m2, d1,8,15,22 q5w
Detailed Description:

Bendamustin and bortezomib have been shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Both compounds appear not to be cross-resistant with prior therapy. Therefore, it is of interest to combine bendamustine and bortezomib in this patient population.

Preliminary results from patients with multiple myeloma showed that the combination of bendamustine and bortezomib is efficacious and well tolerated. However, there are so far no data on this combination in patients with NHL or CLL.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic recurrent or refractory indolent NHL or B-CLL
  • Adequate organ and bone marrow function
  • Karnofsky greater than 50%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Candidates for autologous stem cell transplantation
  • Secondary high grade lymphoma
  • Concurrent severe medical condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00426855

Sponsors and Collaborators
Kantonsspital Aarau
Principal Investigator: Peter R Moosmann, MD PhD Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Moosmann, MD PhD, Kantonsspital Aarau Identifier: NCT00426855     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ZOHT-01/07, 26866138LYM1003
Study First Received: January 24, 2007
Last Updated: November 5, 2009
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic

Keywords provided by Kantonsspital Aarau:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Low-Grade

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 26, 2015