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Ruxolitinib Phosphate in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell or Peripheral T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma After Donor Stem Cell Transplant

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: NCT01431209
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2011
Results First Posted : June 24, 2021
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2021
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Julie M Vose, MD, University of Nebraska

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial studies how well ruxolitinib phosphate works in treating patients with diffuse large B-cell or peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned (relapsed) or that does not respond to treatment (refractory) after donor stem cell transplant. Ruxolitinib phosphate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Mature T- and NK-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Refractory Mature T-Cell and NK-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Drug: Ruxolitinib Phosphate Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. Assess the overall response rate (ORR) of subjects with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) who are relapsed or refractory to front-line treatment and ineligible for stem cell transplantation or have recurrent disease after stem cell transplantation to oral ruxolitinib (ruxolitinib phosphate).


I. Evaluate safety of oral ruxolitinib in subjects with DLBCL and PTCL. II. Determine progression-free survival (PFS), duration of response, and overall response (OS) in subjects with DLBCL and PTCL.


I. Explore the relationship between responses to oral ruxolitinib and alterations in gene expression profiling (GEP) signatures as well as biomarker immunophenotypic changes related to JAK2/STAT3, NF-kB, PI3K/AKT, and mTOR pathways.

II. Evaluate potential effect of oral ruxolitinib exposure on JAK2/STAT3 pathway inhibition in serial tumor samples.


Patients receive ruxolitinib phosphate orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Multicenter, Investigator Initiated Study of Oral Ruxolitinib Phosphate for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell and Peripheral T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Study Start Date : August 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 28, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 26, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (ruxolitinib phosphate)
Patients receive ruxolitinib phosphate PO BID on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Drug: Ruxolitinib Phosphate
Given PO
Other Names:
  • INCB-18424 Phosphate
  • Jakafi

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Patients Achieving Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: From the date of start of treatment to date of death due to any cause, assessed up to 60 months ]
    The Kaplan-Meier method will be used to estimate the median OS time and its 95% CI.

  2. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: From the date of start of treatment to the date of event defined as the first documented progression or death due to any cause, assessed up to 60 months. ]
    The Kaplan-Meier method will be used to estimate the median PFS time and its 95% CI.

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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:

  • Subjects must have histologically documented relapsed or refractory disease, with a diagnosis of one of the following lymphoid malignancies: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma (any subtype); subjects must have received at least one prior systemic chemotherapy and must have either received an autologous stem cell transplant, refused or been deemed ineligible for an autologous stem cell transplant
  • Subjects must be willing and able to have a fresh tumor biopsy prior to start of study treatment for research evaluations and cohort categorizing; Note: if insufficient fresh tissue is obtained to provide sub-classification for cohorts, then tissue material from a previous relapse biopsy and/or original diagnostic block may be requested to meet this criterion
  • Subjects must have measurable lesions (at least one target lesion measuring 2 cm in diameter) by computerized tomography (CT) scan, and/or measurable lymphoma cutaneous lesions of any size
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 75,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL
  • Serum creatinine =< 2.0 g/dL or calculated creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min (Cockcroft-Gault method)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) or =< 5 x ULN if liver involved by lymphoma
  • Bilirubin < 2.0 x ULN unless subject has Gilbert's disease, low-grade hemolysis, or liver involvement with lymphoma
  • At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy, biological therapy, radiation therapy, major surgery, other investigational, or anti-cancer therapy that is considered disease-directed and recovered from prior toxicities to grade 0-1 at least 2 weeks prior to investigational therapy
  • Females will be either postmenopausal for at least 1 year or surgically sterile for at least 3 months; OR females of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at screening and agree to take appropriate precautions to avoid pregnancy from screening until 3 months after their last dose of study medication
  • Males must agree to take appropriate precautions to avoid fathering a child from screening until 3 months after their last dose of study medication
  • Able to comprehend and willing to sign an informed consent form (ICF)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of or active central nervous system (CNS) malignancy
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplant within the last 6 months, or active-graft-versus-host disease following allogeneic transplant, or subjects currently on immunosuppressive therapy following allogeneic transplant
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situation that would limit compliance with study requirements as judged by treating physician; subjects receiving antibiotics that are under control may be included in the study
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Clinically symptomatic and uncontrolled cardiovascular disease
  • History of myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina, or symptomatic congestive heart failure, within the 6 months prior to study drug administration
  • Current or recent history (< 21 days prior to start of treatment) of a clinically significant bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic or mycobacterial infection
  • History of other malignancy, with the exception of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, basal cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or other malignancies that have been in remission for at least 3 years
  • Presence of a malabsorption syndrome possibly affecting drug absorption (e.g., Crohn's disease or chronic pancreatitis)
  • Any prior or concomitant use of another JAK inhibitor
  • Known active hepatitis B or C, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, are unable or unlikely to comply with the dosing schedule and study evaluations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01431209

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United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Julie Vose University of Nebraska
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Julie M Vose, MD, University of Nebraska:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Julie M Vose, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Nebraska Identifier: NCT01431209    
Other Study ID Numbers: 283-11
NCI-2011-02733 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
283-11 ( Other Identifier: University of Nebraska Medical Center )
P30CA036727 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 9, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 24, 2021
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases