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Combination of Vorinostat and Bortezomib in Relapsed or Refractory T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00810576
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Terminated due to slow accrual.)
First Posted : December 18, 2008
Results First Posted : July 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2012
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

Primary Objectives:

  1. To evaluate the response rate for patients with T-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)receiving the combination of vorinostat and bortezomib
  2. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of the combination of vorinostat and bortezomib in patients with relapsed or refractory T-cell NHL.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. To assess overall survival and time to treatment failure in patients with T-cell NHL treated with the combination of vorinostat and bortezomib.
  2. Correlative studies will be done to assess the role of vorinostat mediated apoptosis along with bortezomib synergy. Changes in marker expression from baseline to post treatment will be correlated with patient clinical response.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Drug: Vorinostat Drug: Bortezomib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study To Determine The Safety and Efficacy Of The Combination of Vorinostat and Bortezomib In Patients With Relapsed Or Refractory T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vorinostat + Bortezomib
Vorinostat 200 mg orally twice on Days 1-14 + Bortezomib 1.3 mg/m^2 intravenous (IV) on Days 1, 4, 8, 11.
Drug: Vorinostat
Dose of 200 mg by mouth twice daily on days 1-14 of each 21-day study.
Other Names:
  • SAHA
  • Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid
  • MSK-390
  • Zolinza

Drug: Bortezomib
Dose of 1.3 mg/m^2 by vein on days 1, 4, 8, and 11 of a 21 day cycle.
Other Names:
  • Velcade
  • LDP-341
  • MLN341
  • PS-341

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Patients With Response [ Time Frame: Every two 21-day cycles ]
    Computed tomography scans and/or Positron emission tomography (PET) scans obtained every two cycles to evaluate response using International Workshop Criteria of Complete Response, Partial Response, Progressive Disease, or Stable Disease.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must have an established diagnosis of relapsed or refractory T-cell NHL Eligible histologies include; Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (unspecified), CD 30 + anaplastic large cell lymphoma ( ALK-1 positive and ALK-1 negative), angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, angiocentric/nasal type T/NK-cell lymphoma, intestinal T-cell lymphoma, hepatosplenic gamma delta T-cell lymphoma, subcutaneous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma, transformed Mycosis fungoides; All patients must have had at last one prior system regimen (radiation therapy does not qualify as systemic treatment).
  2. Patients who are eligible for blood and marrow transplant can receive this treatment to maximal reduction of tumor bulk: A minimum of two cycles of therapy will be given before crossing over to transplant.
  3. Patients must have at least one clear-cut bi-dimensionally measurable site by physical exam and/or computed tomography: Baseline measurements of measurable sites and evaluation of evaluable disease must be obtained within four weeks prior to registration of this study.
  4. Patient may have had prior radiation therapy for localized disease: Therapy must be completed at last four weeks before the enrollment in the study.
  5. Patient must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2.
  6. Patients must be age 18 years old and above.
  7. Patients are required to have adequate bone marrow reserve as indicated: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >/= 1000/mm^3; Platelets >/= 80,000/mm^3; Hemoglobin >/= 8g/dL; If there is bone marrow involvement by lymphoma then there is no minimum level of counts required; These values must be obtained within two weeks before protocol entry.
  8. Patients must have adequate liver function as indicated by:Bilirubin </= 1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN); Alanine transaminase (ALT) </= 2 times the (ULN) or aspartate transaminase (AST) </= 2 times the ULN; These values must be obtained within two weeks before protocol entry.
  9. Patients are required to have adequate renal function as indicated by a serum creatinine </= 2.5 mg/dL; This value must be obtained within two weeks before protocol entry.
  10. Male patients must agree to use an accepted and effective method of contraception for the duration of the study.
  11. Female patients must be willing to use two adequate barrier methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy or agree to abstain from heterosexual activity throughout the study or be post menopausal (free from menses > two years or surgically sterilized).
  12. Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test (Beta hCG) within 72 hours of receiving the first dose of vorinostat.
  13. Patients must have the ability able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with: T-cell lymphoma with skin involvement only are excluded if they have no evidence of systemic disease; T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL); T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia; Primary cutaneous CD30+ disorders: anaplastic large cell lymphoma and lymphomatoid papulosis
  2. Patients with active Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C infection.
  3. Patients with known HIV infection are excluded: These patients are excluded secondary to potential to target activated T-cells, in a population of patients already at risk for T-cell depletion, would be a contraindication to therapy.
  4. Patients with active infections requiring specific anti-infective therapy are not eligible until all signs of infections are resolved.
  5. Patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45%.
  6. Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease requiring ongoing treatment. This includes: Congestive heart failure; Severe CAD; Cardiomyopathy; Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia; Unstable angina pectoris; Recent MI.
  7. Patients with prior exposure to either vorinostat (including other HDAC inhibitors except valproic acid) or bortezomib: Patients who have received valproic acid (VPA) for the treatment of seizures may be enrolled on this study, but must not have received VPA within 30 days of study enrollment.
  8. Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding: Effects of this treatment on the fetus and young children are unknown at this time.
  9. Patients who have had an invasive solid tumor malignancy in the past five years except non-melanoma skin cancers or cervical carcinoma in situ or ductal/lobular carcinoma in situ of the breast who is currently without evidence of disease.
  10. Patients undergoing anti-neoplastic chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal (excluding contraceptives) or immunotherapy, or investigational medications within the past four weeks. Receipt of systemic corticosteroids within 7 days of study treatment unless patient has been taking a continuous dose of no more than 10 mg/day of prednisone for at least 1 month.
  11. Patients with deep vein thrombosis within three months.
  12. Patients with lymphoma involvement of the CNS.
  13. Patients who have undergone prior allogenic transplantation: Prior autologous transplantation is accepted.
  14. Patient with concurrent use of complementary or alternative medicines that would confound the interpretation of toxicities and anti-tumor activity of vorinostat and/or bortezomib.
  15. Patient with a history of allergic reaction attributable to compounds containing boron or mannitol.
  16. Patients with psychiatric illness and/or social situations that would limit compliance with the study medication and requirements.
  17. Patients with grade 2 or more neuropathy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00810576

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United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Principal Investigator: Barbara Pro, MD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00810576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0658
First Posted: December 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 9, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Relapsed T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Refractory T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
T-cell NHL
Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
CD 30 + anaplastic large cell lymphoma
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
Angiocentric/nasal type T/NK-cell lymphoma
Intestinal T-cell lymphoma
Hepatosplenic gamma delta T-cell lymphoma
Subcutaneous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma
Transformed Mycosis fungoides
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action