Bendamustine and Rituximab Followed by 90-yttrium (Y) Ibritumomab Tiuxetan for Untreated Follicular Lymphoma (Fol-BRITe)
The purpose of the study is to learn about the safety and effectiveness of treating follicular lymphoma with bendamustine and rituximab followed by radioimmunotherapy (RIT) using 90-yttrium (Y) ibritumomab tiuxetan.
The researchers will also test blood and bone marrow for the BCL2 gene-Jh that is a commonly found in people with follicular lymphoma (FL) and look at how the BCL2 gene-Jh responds to the study treatment.
Bendamustine is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) that has progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab or a rituximab-containing treatment regimen. Bendamustine is not approved by the FDA to treat follicular lymphoma.
Rituximab is approved by the FDA for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
90-yttrium (Y) ibritumomab tiuxetan is approved by the FDA for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular B-cell NHL, including rituximab refractory follicular NHL. It is also approved for the treatment of follicular NHL that is previously untreated with radioimmunotherapy and that achieved a partial or complete response to first-line chemotherapy.
Study participants will will receive bendamustine and rituximab for up to 16 weeks. If participants' cancer responds well to the treatment with bendamustine and rituximab, they will receive up to 12 weeks of radioimmunotherapy (RIT). After the RIT is complete, participants will be asked to return to the clinic every 3 months for a maximum of 10 years for follow-up visits.
Radiation: Y-90 ibritumomab
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Multicenter, Open Label, Phase II Study of Bendamustine and Rituximab Followed by 90-yttrium (Y) Ibritumomab Tiuxetan for Untreated Follicular Lymphoma (Fol-BRITe Study)|
- Complete Response Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]The primary endpoint is complete response (CR) rate. Historical complete response (CR) rate has been 35%. This rate will be considered as the null hypothesis.
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2020|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Single Arm
Subjects will receive bendamustine and rituximab, followed by 90-yttrium (Y) Ibritumomab Tiuxetan
90mg/m2, IV - Days 1 and 2 of every cycleDrug: Rituximab
375mg/m2, IV - Cycle 1 only: Day -7 (+1 day) Day 1 of every cycle
Other Name: RituxanRadiation: Y-90 ibritumomab
0.4mCi/kg, IV - Within 4 hours of rituximab, give over 10 minutes
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01234766
|United States, Maine|
|Maine Center for Cancer Medicine|
|Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074|
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
|Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|United States, Rhode Island|
|Rhode Island Hospital|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903|
|Principal Investigator:||Frederick Lansigan, MD||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|