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Bendamustine and Bevacizumab for Advanced Cancers

This study has been completed.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: June 25, 2010
Last updated: November 16, 2015
Last verified: May 2014
The goal of this clinical research study is to find the highest tolerable combination dose of bendamustine and bevacizumab that can be given to patients with advanced cancer. The safety of the drug combination will also be studied.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Cancer
Drug: Bendamustine
Drug: Bevacizumab
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Bendamustine and Bevacizumab for Patients With Advanced Cancers

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of Bendamustine and Bevacizumab [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    MTD defined as highest dose below any dose that has one third or more patients with dose limiting toxicity (DLT). If not more than 33% of the patients in the cohort develop DLT, this cohort considered MTD. DLT defined as any Grade 3 or 4 non-hematologic toxicity as defined in most current version of NCI Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE).

Enrollment: 59
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Bendamustine + Bevacizumab
Bendamustine starting dose of 70 mg/m^2 by vein on Days 1 and 2 of a 28 day cycle. Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg by vein on Days 1 & 15 of every 28 day cycle.
Drug: Bendamustine
Starting dose of 70 mg/m^2 by vein on Days 1 and 2 of a 28 day cycle
Other Names:
  • Bendamustine hydrochloride
  • Bendamustine HCI
  • CEP-18083
  • SDX-105
  • Treanda
Drug: Bevacizumab
10 mg/kg by vein on Days 1 & 15 of every 28 day cycle
Other Names:
  • Avastin
  • Anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • rhuMAb-VEGF

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must have histologically confirmed cancer.
  2. Patients should be refractory to standard therapy, relapsed after standard therapy, or have no standard therapy that increases survival by at least 3 months.
  3. Performance status Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-2 (capable of all self care but unable to carry out any work activities). Pediatric: performance status Karnovsky (>10) or Lansky (<10).
  4. Adequate renal function (serum creatinine </= 2.0 mg/dL or the calculated Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) >/= 40 mL/min if creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL). Pediatric: serum creatinine </= 1.5 mg/dL or 2x upper limit of normal, for age.
  5. Hepatic function: total bilirubin </= 1.0 mg/dL (Patients with Gilbert's Syndrome must have a total bilirubin </= 3.0 mg/dL); ALT </= 3 times upper limit of normal. If patient has liver metastases, total bilirubin </= 5 mg/dL; ALT </= 5 times upper limit of normal.
  6. Adequate bone marrow function (Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >/= 1,000 cells/uL; Platelets (PLT) >/= 75,000 cells/uL), unless these abnormalities are due to bone marrow involvement.
  7. At least three weeks from previous cytotoxic chemotherapy. After targeted or biologic therapy there should be 5 half-lives or 3 weeks, whichever is shorter.
  8. All females in childbearing age MUST have a negative urine human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test unless prior hysterectomy or menopause (defined as age above 55 and six months without menstrual activity). Patients should not become pregnant or breast-feed while on this study. Sexually active patients should use effective birth control.
  9. Must be >/= 13 years of age.
  10. Sign informed consent. Pediatric participants: age 13-17 would sign assent, parent or guardian would sign consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant females.
  2. Inability to complete informed consent process and adhere to protocol treatment plan and follow-up requirements.
  3. Serious or non-healing wound, ulcer or bone fracture.
  4. Uncontrolled systemic vascular hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 140 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure > 90 mm Hg).
  5. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness, including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection requiring parental antibiotics, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  6. History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation or intra-abdominal abscess within 28 days.
  7. Patients with clinical bleeding, active gastric or duodenal ulcer.
  8. Patients with history of bleeding central nervous system (CNS) metastasis will be excluded from the trial.
  9. Patients with major surgery within 28 days prior to entering the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01152203

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Study Chair: Apostolia M. Tsimberidou, MD, PhD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01152203     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-0979
NCI-2010-01690 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
Study First Received: June 25, 2010
Last Updated: November 16, 2015

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bendamustine Hydrochloride
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on March 28, 2017