Panobinostat and Everolimus in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Lymphoma or Multiple Myeloma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
City of Hope Medical Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Panobinostat and everolimus may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the cancer. Giving panobinostat together with everolimus may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of panobinostat when given together with everolimus in treating patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma or multiple myeloma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm Drug: everolimus Drug: panobinostat Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Other: pharmacological study Phase 1

Detailed Description:



  • To evaluate the safety and feasibility of combining panobinostat with everolimus in patients with recurrent or refractory lymphoma or multiple myeloma.
  • To define the maximum tolerated dose of panobinostat in combination with everolimus in these patients.


  • To obtain preliminary data for response to this treatment regimen in these patients.
  • To perform correlative studies relevant to this treatment regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of panobinostat.

Patients receive oral panobinostat 3 days a week and oral everolimus once every other day for 4 weeks Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Blood and bone marrow samples may be collected for pharmacokinetic and correlative laboratory studies.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for ≥ 4 weeks.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study Evaluating the Combination of the Deacetylase Inhibitor, LBH589 Plus the mTOR Inhibitor RAD001, in Relapsed and Refractory Adult Patients With Lymphoma
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

Intervention Details:
    Drug: everolimus
    Beginning with 5 mg every other day Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a 28 day cycle. Dose escalation will be determined by the toxicities associated with treatment.
    Drug: panobinostat
    10 mg every Monday and Thursday of a 28 day cycle. Dose escalation will be determined by the toxicities associated with treatment.
    Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
    Pre-study, day 1 and day 26 samples to evaluation how the study drugs work in vitro (in a test tube).
    Other: pharmacological study
    Pre-study, day 1 and day 26

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum tolerated dose [ Time Frame: 90 days post treatment start ]
  2. Toxicity [ Time Frame: 90 days post treatment start ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacokinetic and correlative studies [ Time Frame: Day 1 and Day 26 of the first cycle of treament ]

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


  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of one of the following:

    • Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (including small lymphocytic lymphoma [SLL])

      • Any histology, including B, T, or NK/T cell allowed
    • Multiple myeloma (MM)
  • Relapsed or refractory disease

    • Patients with lymphoma must have relapsed after or be refractory to an upfront regimen (e.g., CHOP or ABVD) and a salvage regimen (e.g., ICE or ESHAP)

      • Patients with SLL should have relapsed after a fludarabine-containing regimen
    • Patients with MM must have progressed within 100 days after receiving a regimen containing bortezomib and either thalidomide or lenalidomide AND have a 25% increase in serum paraproteins, urinary light chains, or plasma cell number in the bone marrow
  • No active CNS disease


  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm³ (transfusion allowed in patients with biopsy-proven bone marrow involvement)
  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (≤ 5.0 times ULN if elevation due to leukemic involvement)
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN OR creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
  • Serum potassium normal
  • Serum phosphorous normal
  • Serum total calcium (corrected for serum albumin) or serum ionized calcium normal
  • Serum magnesium normal
  • TSH and free T4 normal (thyroid hormone replacement allowed)
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 300 mg/dL (or ≤ 7.75 mmol/L) AND fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 times ULN (elevated levels allowed provided an appropriate lipid-lowering medication has been initiated)
  • LVEF normal by MUGA or ECHO
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective double-method (including barrier method) contraception during and for 3 months after completion of study treatment
  • No impaired cardiac function, including any of the following:

    • QTc > 450 msec by screening ECG
    • Congenital long QT syndrome
    • History of sustained ventricular tachycardia
    • History of ventricular fibrillation or torsades de pointes
    • Bradycardia, defined as heart rate (HR) < 50 beats/min (pacemaker allowed provided HR ≥ 50 beats/min)
    • Myocardial infarction or unstable angina within the past 6 months
    • NYHA class III-IV congestive heart failure
    • Right bundle branch block and left anterior hemiblock (bifascicular block)
  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • No unresolved diarrhea > CTCAE grade 1
  • No impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of oral agents (e.g., ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel resection)
  • No other concurrent severe or uncontrolled medical condition
  • No other primary malignancy within the past 5 years other than curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • No known HIV or hepatitis C positivity
  • No significant history of non-compliance to medical regimens
  • No known hypersensitivity to everolimus, other rapamycins (e.g., sirolimus or temsirolimus), or their excipients


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation allowed
  • More than 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) or radiotherapy and recovered
  • More than 1 week since prior and no concurrent immunization with live attenuated vaccines
  • More than 4 weeks since prior valproic acid
  • No other prior histone deacetylase inhibitors
  • No concurrent chronic systemic corticosteroids or another immunosuppressive agent, other than for control of itching (as in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma)

    • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed provided patient has been on a stable dosage regimen for ≥ 2 weeks before study entry
    • Topical or inhaled corticosteroids allowed
  • No concurrent drugs that may induce torsades de pointes
  • No concurrent CYP3A4 inhibitors
  • No concurrent radiotherapy or other anticancer therapy
  • No concurrent grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or seville (sour) oranges
  • No concurrent medications that may cause QTc prolongation
  • No other concurrent investigational therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00962507

United States, California
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010-3000
City of Hope Medical Group
Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
Sponsors and Collaborators
City of Hope Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Leslie Popplewell, MD City of Hope Medical Center

Responsible Party: City of Hope Medical Center Identifier: NCT00962507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08099
P30CA033572 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CHNMC-08099 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ )
CDR0000652208 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ )
NCI-2010-00259 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: August 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by City of Hope Medical Center:
recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
adult nasal type extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma
anaplastic large cell lymphoma
angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
cutaneous B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
refractory multiple myeloma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors