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Oral Clofarabine for Relapsed/Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeremy Abramson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2008
Last updated: December 17, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

Oral clofarabine is related to two intravenous chemotherapy drugs used for this disease and works in two different ways. It affects the development of new cancer cells by blocking two enzymes that cancer cells need to reproduce. When these enzymes are blocked, the cancer call can no longer prepare the DNA needed to make new cells. Clofarabine also encourages existing cancer cells to die by disturbing components within the cancer cell. This causes the release of a substance that is fatal to the cell.

The phase I component of this research study is complete and demonstrated encouraging safety and efficacy in low-grade B-cell lymphomas. The phase II component of the trial is accruing to further study the efficacy of oral clofarabine in the treatment of relapsed non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Condition Intervention Phase
Follicular Lymphoma
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
Low Grade B-cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma
Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma
Drug: Clofarabine
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Oral Clofarabine in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase II: Determine the efficacy of oral clofarabine in patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma using overall response rate (complete and partial). [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase I: To determine the MTD and efficacy of oral clofarabine in patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Phase II: Determine the duration of response, progression-free survival and overall survival. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Clofarabine
    Taken orally once a day (in the AM) on days 1 through 21 of a 28-day cycle for a maximum of 6 cycles.
    Other Name: Clolar
Detailed Description:
  • Each treatment cycle lasts four weeks during which time the participant will be taking study drug for the first three weeks only. Participants will be supplied with a study medication-dosing calendar for each treatment cycle.
  • Clofarabine is a tablet that will be taken orally in the morning once daily on days 1 through 21 of each 28-day cycle. Participants can receive up to a total of 6 cycles if they do not experience any unacceptable side effects and if their cancer does not get worse.
  • The following tests and procedures will be performed at specified intervals through out the treatment period: blood tests, physical examinations, vital signs, radiological exams and urine tests.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory NHL that includes: follicular lymphoma of any grade; marginal zone lymphoma; small lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia; mantle cell lymphoma; lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma; low-grade B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified; diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
  • One or more prior line of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radioimmunotherapy.
  • Measurable disease on cross sectional imaging of at least 2cm.
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-2
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Life expectancy of greater than 3 months
  • Normal organ and marrow function as outlined in the protocol
  • Must agree to use adequate contraception prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy, rituximab, or radiotherapy within 4 weeks, or radioimmunotherapy within 8 weeks prior to entering the study
  • Receiving any other investigational agent
  • Known brain metastases
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to Clofarabine
  • Systemic fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection not controlled
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Prior history of another malignancy (except for non-melanoma skin cancer or in situ cervical or breast cancer) unless disease free for over one year
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00644189

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Abramson, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jeremy Abramson, MD, Director, Lymphoma Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00644189     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-401
Study First Received: March 24, 2008
Last Updated: December 17, 2016

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
oral chemotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Follicular
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell
Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Anaplastic
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral
Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders processed this record on April 28, 2017