Bortezomib and Vorinostat as Maintenance Therapy After Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: October 7, 2009
Last updated: September 28, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well bortezomib and vorinostat work in treating patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) after patients' own stem cell (autologous) transplant. Bortezomib and vorinostat in the laboratory may stop the growth of lymphoma cells and make them more likely to die by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving bortezomib together with vorinostat after an autologous stem cell transplant may thus kill lymphoma cells that remain after transplant.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adult Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Follicular Lymphoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Procedure: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Drug: Bortezomib
Drug: Carmustine
Drug: Cytarabine
Drug: Etoposide
Drug: Melphalan
Drug: Rituximab
Drug: Vorinostat
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Bortezomib* and Vorinostat as Maintenance Therapy After Autologous Transplant for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Using R-BEAM or BEAM Conditioning Transplant Regimen

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity of maintenance therapy with bortezomib and vorinostat [ Time Frame: 3 months after start of maintenance therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Grade of toxicity will be per National Cancer Institute-Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 3.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to disease progression [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (chemotherapy, ASCT, bortezomib, vorinostat))
All patients receive carmustine IV over 3 hours on day -7; cytarabine IV BID over 3 hours and etoposide IV BID over 2 hours on days -6 to -3; and melphalan IV over 30 minutes on day -2. Only patients with history of CD20+ NHL receive additional rituximab IV on days -19 and -12. Patients undergo ASCT on day 0. Patients then receive bortezomib IV on days 2 and 8, and vorinostat PO QD on days 1-14. Treatment with bortezomib and vorinostat repeats for total of 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Procedure: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Undergo ASCT
Other Name: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Drug: Bortezomib
Given IV
Other Names:
  • [(1R)-3-Methyl-1-[[(2S)-1-oxo-3-phenyl-2-[(pyrazinylcarbonyl)amino]propyl]amino]butyl]boronic Acid
  • LDP 341
  • MLN341
  • PS-341
  • PS341
  • Velcade
Drug: Carmustine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BCNU
  • Becenum
  • Becenun
  • BiCNU
  • Bis(chloroethyl) Nitrosourea
  • Bis-Chloronitrosourea
  • Carmubris
  • Carmustin
  • Carmustinum
  • FDA 0345
  • Gliadel
  • N,N'-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea
  • Nitrourean
  • Nitrumon
  • SK 27702
  • SRI 1720
  • WR-139021
Drug: Cytarabine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • .beta.-Cytosine arabinoside
  • 1-.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosyl-4-amino-2(1H)pyrimidinone
  • 1-.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • 1.beta.-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1.beta.-D-arabinofuranosyl-
  • Alexan
  • Ara-C
  • ARA-cell
  • Arabine
  • Arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • Arabinosylcytosine
  • Aracytidine
  • Aracytin
  • Aracytine
  • Beta-Cytosine Arabinoside
  • CHX-3311
  • Cytarabinum
  • Cytarbel
  • Cytosar
  • Cytosar-U
  • Cytosine Arabinoside
  • Cytosine-.beta.-arabinoside
  • Erpalfa
  • Starasid
  • Tarabine PFS
  • U 19920
  • U-19920
  • Udicil
  • WR-28453
Drug: Etoposide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Demethyl Epipodophyllotoxin Ethylidine Glucoside
  • EPEG
  • Lastet
  • Toposar
  • Vepesid
  • VP 16-213
  • VP-16
  • VP-16-213
Drug: Melphalan
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Alanine Nitrogen Mustard
  • CB-3025
  • L-PAM
  • L-Phenylalanine Mustard
  • L-Sarcolysin
  • L-Sarcolysin Phenylalanine mustard
  • L-Sarcolysine
  • Melphalanum
  • Phenylalanine Mustard
  • Phenylalanine Nitrogen Mustard
  • Sarcoclorin
  • Sarkolysin
  • WR-19813
Drug: Rituximab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BI 695500
  • C2B8 Monoclonal Antibody
  • Chimeric Anti-CD20 Antibody
  • IDEC-102
  • IDEC-C2B8
  • IDEC-C2B8 Monoclonal Antibody
  • MabThera
  • Monoclonal Antibody IDEC-C2B8
  • PF-05280586
  • Rituxan
  • Rituximab Biosimilar BI 695500
  • Rituximab Biosimilar PF-05280586
  • Rituximab Biosimilar RTXM83
  • RTXM83
Drug: Vorinostat
Given PO
Other Names:
  • L-001079038
  • SAHA
  • Suberanilohydroxamic Acid
  • Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid
  • Zolinza

Detailed Description:


I. Assess toxicities of combining vorinostat and bortezomib as maintenance therapy after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) for NHL.


I. Ability to complete planned therapy.

II. Time to disease progression, event-free survival.

III. Overall survival.


All patients receive carmustine intravenously (IV) over 3 hours on day -7; cytarabine IV twice daily (BID) over 3 hours and etoposide IV BID over 2 hours on days -6 to -3; and melphalan IV over 30 minutes on day -2. Only patients with history of cluster of differentiation (CD)20+ NHL receive additional rituximab IV on days -19 and -12. Patients undergo ASCT on day 0. Patients then receive bortezomib IV on days 2 and 8, and vorinostat orally (PO) once daily (QD) on days 1-14. Treatment with bortezomib and vorinostat repeats for total of 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for at least 2 years.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, transformed B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell or T-cell lymphoma, and deemed a candidate for autologous transplant
  • American Heart Association class I: patients with cardiac disease but without resulting limitation of physical activity; ordinary physical activity does not cause undue fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea, or anginal pain; additionally, patients > 60 years of age must have a left ventricular ejection fraction of at least >= 40% demonstrated by multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA) or echocardiogram (Echo)
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 mg/dL
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =< 3 x the upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine clearance (CrCL) (calculated creatinine clearance is permitted) > 40 mL/min
  • Diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and forced vital capacity (FVC) >= 50% of predicted (corrected for hemoglobin)
  • Autologous graft with a minimum of >= 3.0 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg; not CD34 selected
  • Signed informed consent
  • Female patients of childbearing potential has a negative serum pregnancy test beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • Female patient is either postmenopausal, free from menses for >= 2 years, surgically sterilized, or willing to use 2 adequate barrier methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy or agrees to abstain from heterosexual activity throughout the study
  • Male patient agrees to use an adequate method of contraception for the duration of the study
  • 30-120 days post ASCT for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • CrCL >= 40 ml/min
  • Platelets (PLT) >= 75,000 cells/mm^3 for 5 days after recovery from ASCT nadir
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500 cells/mm^3 for 5 days after recovery from ASCT nadir
  • Total bilirubin (TB) =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST/ALT =< 2.5 x ULN

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Karnofsky performance score < 70%
  • Uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infection (currently taking medication and with progression or no clinical improvement)
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Fertile men and women unwilling to use contraceptive techniques from the time of transplant until one month post maintenance therapy
  • Prior autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • Patients with evidence of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)/acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or abnormal cytogenetics analysis indicative of MDS on the pre-transplant bone marrow examination
  • Prolonged corrected QT interval (QTC) on electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus (DM)
  • >= grade 2 peripheral neuropathy
  • Prior history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positivity or known history of hepatitis B or C
  • Previous history of hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol; known hypersensitivity to the components of study drug or its analogs
  • Require therapeutic anticoagulation treatment, especially with Coumadin
  • Patient who has had chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or biological therapy, within 30 days (42 days for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) or who has not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 30 days earlier
  • Patient is currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or devise within 30 days of initial dosing with study drug(s)
  • Patient had prior treatment with an histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor (e.g., romidepsin [Depsipeptide], NSC-630176, MS 275, LAQ-824, belinostat [PXD-101], LBH589, MGCD0103, CRA024781, etc); patients who have received compounds with HDAC inhibitor-like activity, such as valproic acid, as anti-tumor therapy should not enroll in this study; patients who have received such compounds for other indications, e.g. valproic acid for epilepsy, may enroll after a 30-day washout period
  • History of central nervous system (CNS) disease
  • Symptomatic ascites or pleural effusions
  • Patient has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial
  • Patient is, at the time of signing informed consent, a regular user (including "recreational use") of any illicit drugs, substance abuse or had a recent history (within the last year) of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Patient with a history of a prior malignancy with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma or an in situ malignancy; adequately treated localized prostate carcinoma with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) < 1.0; or who has undergone potentially curative therapy with no evidence of disease for five years, and/or who is deemed at low risk for recurrence by his/her treating physician
  • Patient has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory (lab) abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the patient's participation for the full duration of the study or is not in the best interest of the patient to participate
  • Patient has a history of a gastrointestinal surgery or other procedures that might, in the opinion of the investigator, interfere with the absorption or swallowing of the study drugs
  • >= grade 2 peripheral neuropathy within 14 days before beginning maintenance therapy
  • Prolonged QTC
  • Poorly-controlled DM
  • Myocardial infarction (MI) with ASCT or developed dilated cardiomyopathy with ASCT
  • Untreated systemic infection
  • Potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) >= grade 2 toxicity
  • Patient had myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or has New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities; prior to study entry, any electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality at screening must be documented by the investigator as not medically relevant
  • Patient has hypersensitivity to VELCADE (bortezomib), boron, or mannitol
  • Female subject is pregnant or lactating; confirmation that the subject is not pregnant must be established by a negative serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) pregnancy test result obtained during screening; pregnancy testing is not required for postmenopausal or surgically sterilized women
  • Female patients who are lactating or have a positive serum pregnancy test during the screening period, or a positive urine pregnancy test on day 1 before first dose of study drug, if applicable
  • Serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study
  • Diagnosed or treated for another malignancy within 3 years of enrollment, with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, an in situ malignancy, or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy
  • Participation in clinical trials with other investigational agents not included in this trial, within 14 days of the start of this trial and throughout the duration of this trial
  • Radiation therapy within 3 weeks before randomization; enrollment of subjects who require concurrent radiotherapy (which must be localized in its field size) should be deferred until the radiotherapy is completed and 3 weeks have elapsed since the last date of therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00992446

United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Leona Holmberg Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
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Responsible Party: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier: NCT00992446     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2292.00, NCI-2009-01302, FH 2292/X05287, X05287, 2292, 2292.00, P30CA015704
Study First Received: October 7, 2009
Last Updated: September 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:
Autologous stem cell transplant
maintenance therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Follicular
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Etoposide phosphate
Nitrogen Mustard Compounds
Alkylating Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
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