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Brentuximab Vedotin and Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01896999
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of ipilimumab and nivolumab when given together with brentuximab vedotin, and how well they work in treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement or has not responded to previous treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Brentuximab vedotin is a combining monoclonal antibody with an anticancer drug that binds to a protein on the surface of lymphoma cells called cluster of differentiation (CD)30 and may kill the cells. It is not known whether giving brentuximab vedotin and nivolumab with or without ipilimumab may kill more cancer cells.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma Refractory Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin Biological: Ipilimumab Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Biological: Nivolumab Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 189 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study With an Expansion Cohort/Randomized Phase II Study of the Combinations of Ipilimumab, Nivolumab and Brentuximab Vedotin in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
Actual Study Start Date : January 24, 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 20, 2025


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Phase I Arm I (brentuximab vedotin, ipilimumab)
Patients receive brentuximab vedotin IV over 90 minutes on day 1 and ipilimumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-4, 8, 12, and 16. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 16 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADC SGN-35
  • Adcetris
  • Anti-CD30 Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-MMAE SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-Monomethylauristatin E SGN-35
  • cAC10-vcMMAE
  • SGN-35

Biological: Ipilimumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Anti-Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated Antigen-4 Monoclonal Antibody
  • BMS-734016
  • MDX-010
  • MDX-CTLA4
  • Yervoy

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Experimental: Phase I Arm II (brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab)
Patients receive brentuximab vedotin IV over 90 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-16 and nivolumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-46. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 16 cycles and every 14 days beginning cycle 17 for up to 46 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADC SGN-35
  • Adcetris
  • Anti-CD30 Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-MMAE SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-Monomethylauristatin E SGN-35
  • cAC10-vcMMAE
  • SGN-35

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Biological: Nivolumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-936558
  • MDX-1106
  • NIVO
  • ONO-4538
  • Opdivo

Experimental: Phase I Arm III (brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab, ipilimumab)
Patients receive brentuximab vedotin IV over 90 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-16, nivolumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-46, and ipilimumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 every 12 weeks for up to 9 doses. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 16 cycles and every 14 days beginning cycle 17 for up to 46 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADC SGN-35
  • Adcetris
  • Anti-CD30 Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-MMAE SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-Monomethylauristatin E SGN-35
  • cAC10-vcMMAE
  • SGN-35

Biological: Ipilimumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Anti-Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated Antigen-4 Monoclonal Antibody
  • BMS-734016
  • MDX-010
  • MDX-CTLA4
  • Yervoy

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Biological: Nivolumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-936558
  • MDX-1106
  • NIVO
  • ONO-4538
  • Opdivo

Experimental: Phase II Arm I (brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab)
Patients receive brentuximab vedotin IV over 90 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-16 and nivolumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-34. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 34 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADC SGN-35
  • Adcetris
  • Anti-CD30 Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-MMAE SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-Monomethylauristatin E SGN-35
  • cAC10-vcMMAE
  • SGN-35

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Biological: Nivolumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-936558
  • MDX-1106
  • NIVO
  • ONO-4538
  • Opdivo

Experimental: Phase II Arm II (brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab, ipilimumab)
Patients receive brentuximab vedotin IV over 90 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-16, nivolumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 of cycles 1-34, and ipilimumab IV over 30 minutes on day 1 every 12 weeks for up to 9 doses. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 34 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADC SGN-35
  • Adcetris
  • Anti-CD30 Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-MMAE SGN-35
  • Anti-CD30 Monoclonal Antibody-Monomethylauristatin E SGN-35
  • cAC10-vcMMAE
  • SGN-35

Biological: Ipilimumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Anti-Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated Antigen-4 Monoclonal Antibody
  • BMS-734016
  • MDX-010
  • MDX-CTLA4
  • Yervoy

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies

Biological: Nivolumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-936558
  • MDX-1106
  • NIVO
  • ONO-4538
  • Opdivo




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of each combination (Phase I) [ Time Frame: 21 days ]
    MTD defined as the highest dose level at which less than 33% of 6 patients experience a dose limiting toxicity (DLT), will be graded by the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 5.0. Upon completion of the trial, frequency of subjects experiencing toxicities will be tabulated. Toxicities will be assessed and graded according to CTCAE version 5.0 terminology. Exact 95% confidence intervals (CI) around the toxicity proportions will be calculated.

  2. CR rate (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    The analysis of CR between two arms will be performed using Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel (CMH) test stratifying on prior brentuximab vedotin (BV) (Yes versus [vs.] No). Multivariable logistic regression modeling will be used to adjust for the effect of any covariates that are associated with these categorical outcomes.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete response (CR) rate (Phase I) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    Assessed using the Revised Response Criteria for Malignant Lymphoma and reported along with the 95% CI.

  2. Partial response (PR) rate (Phase I) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    Assessed using the Revised Response Criteria for Malignant Lymphoma and reported along with the 95% CI.

  3. Overall response rate (ORR) rate (Phase I) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    Assessed using the Revised Response Criteria for Malignant Lymphoma and reported along with the 95% CI.

  4. Duration of response (DOR) (Phase I) [ Time Frame: From the documented beginning of response up to 3 years ]
    DOR will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% CI for the Kaplan-Meier estimates. Descriptive statistics will be used to evaluate the DOR achieved with the protocol therapy and with the most recent prior systemic therapy.

  5. Overall survival (OS) (Phase I) [ Time Frame: From the date of study entry up to 3 years ]
    OS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% CI for the Kaplan-Meier estimates.

  6. Progression-free survival (PFS) (Phase I) [ Time Frame: From entry onto study up to 3 years ]
    PFS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% CI for the Kaplan-Meier estimates.

  7. ORR (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
    Assessed using Revised Response (Cheson) and Deauville criteria. The analysis of ORR between two arms will be performed using Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel (CMH) test stratifying on prior BV (Yes vs. No). Multivariable logistic regression modeling will be used to adjust for the effect of any covariates that are associated with these categorical outcomes.

  8. PFS (or modified PFS) (Phase II) [ Time Frame: From randomization up to 5 years ]
    PFS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology and compared between arms using stratified log-rank test. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% confidence intervals for the Kaplan-Meier estimates. Cox proportional regression model will be used to estimate hazard ratios (95% CI) and assess the relationship between other prognostic factors with time-to-event outcome. Point estimates of all endpoints will be accompanied by the corresponding 90% confidence intervals.

  9. OS (Phase II) [ Time Frame: From randomization up to 5 years ]
    OS will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology and compared between arms using stratified log-rank test. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% confidence intervals for the Kaplan-Meier estimates. Cox proportional regression model will be used to estimate hazard ratios (95% CI) and assess the relationship between other prognostic factors with time-to-event outcome. Point estimates of all endpoints will be accompanied by the corresponding 90% confidence intervals.

  10. DOR (Phase II) [ Time Frame: From the documented beginning of response up to 5 years ]
    DOR, will be estimated using Kaplan-Meier methodology and compared between arms using stratified log-rank test. Greenwood's formula will be used to calculate 95% confidence intervals for the Kaplan-Meier estimates. Cox proportional regression model will be used to estimate hazard ratios (95% CI) and assess the relationship between other prognostic factors with time-to-event outcome. Point estimates of all endpoints will be accompanied by the corresponding 90% confidence intervals. The DOR achieved with the most recent prior systemic therapy will be collected on the case report forms (CRFs), and descriptive statistics will be used to evaluate the DOR achieved with the protocol therapy and with the most recent prior systemic therapy.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Change in the percentage of activated T cells and natural killer cells (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Time 1) to 9 weeks (Time 3, time of first re-staging) ]
    These quantities of interest will be calculated for each patient and the Wilcoxon signed-rank test will be used to test for significant difference between the time points. Using Wilcoxon rank sum test (two-sided type I error of 0.1), differences between those who progress or die within one year versus (vs.) those who are event-free at one year will be evaluated.

  2. Change in the percentages of activated T cells and natural killer cells (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: Day 1 of cycle 2 (Time 2) or 9 weeks (Time 3) to up to 6 weeks after completion of study treatment (Time 4, end of study) ]
    These quantities of interest will be calculated for each patient and the Wilcoxon signed-rank test will be used to test for significant difference between the time points. Using the Wilcoxon rank sum test (two-sided type I error of 0.1), differences between those who progress or die within one year vs. those who are event-free at one year will be evaluated.

  3. Pre- and post-treatment levels of cytokines and T cell specific biomarkers (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 6 weeks after completion of study treatment ]
    Pre- and post-treatment levels of these markers will be compared using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test with two-sided type I error of 0.1. Marker levels between patients who fail at 1-year vs. patients who are event-free at 1-year will be evaluated. Given limited data, the analyses of PD-1, co-expression of Tim-3 with PD-1, ICOS, sCD30, galectin-1 and the peripheral blood absolute lymphocyte to monocyte ratio will be mainly exploratory and will be summarized descriptively at the time-points described above. The association with PFS will be explored.

  4. Effects of combinations on systemic immunity (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: Baseline to up to 6 weeks after completion of study treatment ]
  5. Differentially expressed genes between two groups (patients who fail at 1-year vs. patients who are event-free at 1-year or responders vs. non-responders) (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Assessed using gene expression profiling (GEP). Differentially expressed genes will be identified using a rank-based method developed by Dr. Hong (RankProd, R package, Bioconductor Project) with multiple comparison adjustment using a false discovery rate approach. A two-way unsupervised hierarchical clustering analysis will be applied to both the genes and the samples to illustrate whether GEP can separate two groups or is associated with other clinical factors. The genes ranked as most significant will be assessed by gene ontology and pathway analysis for their potential functions in lymphoma biology and treatment failure.

  6. Microbiome analysis (Phase I and II) [ Time Frame: Completion of study treatment ]
    Will compare the gut microbiome between Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients and healthy controls with respect to global diversity, taxonomic abundance, and bacterial functional pathways. The relative abundance of each taxon (phyla to genera) and functional pathways among different groups will be statistically compared in univariate analysis using t-test (or Wilcoxon test) and in multivariate analysis using logistic regression. Global diversity tests and multivariate analysis for taxonomic abundance and functional pathways will be adjusted for potential confounders (age, gender, race, and body mass index [BMI]) in the comparisons of HL patients and controls, and further adjusted for stage and grade when examining the clinical response among HL patients.

  7. Absolute maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax) (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, event free survival (EFS), OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (Kaplan-Meier [KM] curve and log-rank testing).

  8. Metabolic whole body tumor volume (MTV) and tumor lesion glycolysis (TLG) [ Time Frame: Up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, EFS, OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (KM curve and log-rank testing).

  9. Percent change in SUVmax, MTV and TLG between baseline and during therapy [ Time Frame: Baseline up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, EFS, OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (KM curve and log-rank testing).

  10. Percent change in size (sum of perpendicular diameters [SPD]) on computed tomography (CT) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, EFS, OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (KM curve and log-rank testing).

  11. Absolute CT tumor volumes [ Time Frame: Up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, EFS, OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (KM curve and log-rank testing).

  12. Percent change in CT size (SPD) and in CT tumor volume between baseline and during therapy [ Time Frame: Baseline up to cycle 10 ]
    Image data will be evaluated using Lugano response criteria with various D 5PS cut-offs in the entire cohort and in different therapy cohorts to determine if the existing set of criteria is sufficient to segregate the group into various response categories. Will correlate PFS, EFS, OS 5PS in two reading settings (1-3 [negative] vs 4-5 [positive] and D 5PS 1-4 [negative] vs 5 [positive]) (KM curve and log-rank testing).



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PHASE I (ARMS A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, X, Y, Z)
  • Patients must have pathologically confirmed relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL); a biopsy at any relapse is acceptable; other histologies including lymphocyte predominant (LP) HL are not permitted
  • Patients must have relapsed after first line chemotherapy; may have relapsed after autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplant, or have primary refractory disease; no upper limit for number of prior therapies; if status post allogeneic stem cell transplant, no active graft versus host disease
  • Patients may have received prior brentuximab vedotin, but must not have received brentuximab vedotin within 6 months prior to registration, and must not have relapsed within 6 months of receiving previous brentuximab vedotin; patients may not have received prior nivolumab or PD1/PDL1 axis agents; patients in the nivolumab/brentuximab cohorts ONLY (D, E, F, Y) may have received prior ipilimumab
  • Patients may have received other prior activating immunotherapies (i.e. checkpoint inhibitors), but must not have received them within 6 months prior to registration, and there must be no serious unresolved complication of therapy at the time of registration; for the purposes of this study monoclonal antibodies and antibody drug conjugates are not considered to be activating immunotherapies and there are no additional time restrictions on prior exposure to these agents (except prior brentuximab vedotin)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)-American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) performance status between 0-2
  • Patients must have measurable disease; baseline measurements and evaluations must be obtained within 4 weeks of registration to the study; abnormal positron emission tomography (PET) scans will not constitute evaluable disease unless verified by a diagnostic quality computed tomography (CT) scan; patients must use the same imaging modality (CT or PET/CT) throughout the study
  • Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding due to risk of fetal harm by the chemotherapeutic agents prescribed in this protocol; all females of childbearing potential must have a blood test or urine study within 2 weeks prior to registration to rule out pregnancy; a female of childbearing potential is any woman, regardless of sexual orientation or whether they have undergone tubal ligation, who meets the following criteria: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months)
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and sexually active males must either abstain from sexual intercourse for the duration of their participation in the study or agree to use both double barrier contraception and birth control pills or implants for at least one week prior to the start of the study drug and continuing for 5 months after the last dose of study drug (for female patients) and for 7 months after the last dose of study drug (for male patients who are sexually active with WOCBP); should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she (or the participating partner) should inform the treating physician immediately
  • Patients must have no evidence of dyspnea at rest and a pulse oximetry > 92% while breathing room air
  • Patients must have forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) > 60% by pulmonary function test (PFT), unless due to large mediastinal mass from HL; carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO), FEV1, and FVC all > 50% predicted value; all pulmonary function tests must be obtained within one month prior to registration
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500/mcL (1.5 x 10^9/L) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • Platelets >= 75,000/mcL (75 x 10^9/L) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • Bilirubin =< 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (unless documented Gilbert's syndrome, for which bilirubin =< 3 x upper limit of normal [ULN] is permitted) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • Calculated creatinine clearance by Cockcroft-Gault formula >= 30 ml/min (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • No evidence of prior malignancy except adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ cervical carcinoma or any surgically- or radiation-cured malignancy continuously disease free for >= 5 years so as not to interfere with interpretation of radiographic response
  • Patient must have no current or prior history of central nervous system (CNS) involvement
  • All prior therapy must have been completed at least 21 days prior to enrollment; no concomitant anti lymphoma therapy, including systemic corticosteroids for the purpose of treatment of lymphoma are allowed; topical steroids are allowed
  • No history of Steven's Johnson's syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)s syndrome, or motor neuropathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients are allowed on this study if they have a CD4 count > 400, and are on a stable antiviral regimen; patients with poorly controlled HIV or other chronic active viral infections will be excluded
  • Patients must not have autoimmune disorders or conditions of immunosuppression that require current ongoing treatment with systemic corticosteroids (or other systemic immunosuppressants), including oral steroids (i.e., prednisone, dexamethasone) or continuous use of topical steroid creams or ointments or ophthalmologic steroids; a history of occasional (but not continuous) use of steroid inhalers is allowed

    • Replacement doses of steroids for patients with adrenal insufficiency are allowed; patients who discontinue use of these classes of medication for at least 2 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment are eligible if, in the judgment of the treating physician investigator, the patient is not likely to require resumption of treatment with these classes of drugs during the study
    • Exclusion from this study also includes patients with a history of symptomatic autoimmune disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic progressive sclerosis [scleroderma], systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune vasculitis [e.g., Wegener's Granulomatosis]); motor neuropathy considered of autoimmune origin (e.g., Guillain-Barre syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis); other CNS autoimmune disease (e.g., Multiple sclerosis); patients with autoimmune hypothyroid disease or type I diabetes on replacement treatment are eligible
  • Patients must not have grade 2 or greater peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • Patients must not have New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia
  • Patients must not have previously existing hypersensitivity to brentuximab vedotin or ipilimumab
  • Patients must not have a serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with study participation
  • Patients must not be participating in any other clinical trial or taking any other experimental medications within 21 days prior to registration
  • Routine vaccinations, including seasonal influenza, should be given at least 2 weeks prior to study treatment; vaccines are not prohibited on study, but must be given at least 6 weeks after cycle 1 and not within 7 days of treatment
  • Patients registering to Arms D, E, F, G, H, I, X, Y must not currently be smoking tobacco or other substances and must not have smoked within the past 6 months
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must have pathologically confirmed relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL); a biopsy at any relapse is acceptable; other histologies including lymphocyte predominant (LP) HL are not permitted
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must have relapsed after first line chemotherapy; may have relapsed after autologous stem cell transplant, or have primary refractory disease; no upper limit for number of prior therapies; patient must not have received a prior allogeneic stem cell transplant
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients may have received prior brentuximab vedotin, but must not have received brentuximab vedotin within 6 months prior to registration, and must not have relapsed within 6 months of receiving previous brentuximab vedotin; patients may not have received prior nivolumab or PD1/PDL1 axis agents; patients may not have received prior ipilimumab
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients may not have received other prior activating immunotherapies (i.e. checkpoint inhibitor therapies); for the purposes of this study monoclonal antibodies and antibody drug conjugates are not considered to be activating immunotherapies and there are no additional time restrictions on prior exposure to these agents (except prior brentuximab vedotin)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): ECOG-ACRIN performance status between 0-2
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must have measurable disease; baseline measurements and evaluations must be obtained within 4 weeks of registration to the study; abnormal PET scans will not constitute evaluable disease unless verified by a diagnostic quality CT scan; patients must use the same imaging modality (CT or PET/CT) throughout the study
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding due to risk of fetal harm by the chemotherapeutic agents prescribed in this protocol; all females of childbearing potential must have a blood test or urine study within 24 hours prior to enrollment to rule out pregnancy; a female of childbearing potential is any woman, regardless of sexual orientation or whether they have undergone tubal ligation, who meets the following criteria: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and sexually active males must either abstain from sexual intercourse for the duration of their participation in the study or agree to use both double barrier contraception and birth control pills or implants for at least one week prior to the start of the study drug and continuing for 5 months after the last dose of study drug (for female patients) and for 7 months after the last dose of study drug (for male patients who are sexually active with WOCBP); should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she (or the participating partner) should inform the treating physician immediately
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must have no evidence of dyspnea at rest and a pulse oximetry > 92% while breathing room air
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must have FEV1/FVC > 60% by pulmonary function test (PFT), unless due to large mediastinal mass from HL; carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO), FEV1, and FVC all > 50% predicted value; all pulmonary function tests must be obtained within one month prior to registration
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): ANC >= 1500/mcL (1.5 x 0^9/L) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Platelets >= 75,000/mcL (75 x 10^9/L) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): AST/ALT =< 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Bilirubin =< 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (unless documented Gilbert's syndrome, for which Bilirubin =< 3 x upper limit of normal [ULN] is permitted) (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Calculated creatinine clearance by Cockroft-Gault formula >= 30 ml/min (obtained within 2 weeks prior to registration)
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): No evidence of prior malignancy except adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ cervical carcinoma or any surgically- or radiation-cured malignancy continuously disease free for >= 5 years so as not to interfere with interpretation of radiographic response
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patient must have no current or prior history of CNS involvement
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): All prior therapy must have been completed at least 21 days prior to enrollment (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C); no concomitant anti lymphoma therapy, including systemic corticosteroids for the purpose of treatment of lymphoma are allowed; topical steroids are allowed
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): No history of Steven's Johnson's syndrome, TENs syndrome, or motor neuropathy
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): HIV positive patients are eligible provided they meet the other protocol criteria including the following:

    • Long term survival expected were it not for the cHL
    • HIV viral loads undetectable by standard clinical HIV testing
    • Willing to adhere to effective combination antiretroviral therapy
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must not have autoimmune disorders or conditions of immunosuppression that require current ongoing treatment with systemic corticosteroids (or other systemic immunosuppressants), including oral steroids (i.e., prednisone, dexamethasone) or continuous use of topical steroid creams or ointments or ophthalmologic steroids; a history of occasional (but not continuous) use of steroid inhalers is allowed; replacement doses of steroids for patients with adrenal insufficiency are allowed; patients who discontinue use of steroid medication for at least 2 weeks prior to initiation of therapy are eligible if, in the judgment of the treating physician investigator, the patient is not likely to require resumption of treatment with these classes of drugs during the study; exclusion from this study also includes patients with a history of symptomatic autoimmune disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic progressive sclerosis [scleroderma], systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune vasculitis [e.g., Wegener's Granulomatosis]); motor neuropathy considered of autoimmune origin (e.g., Guillain-Barre syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis); other CNS autoimmune disease (e.g., Multiple sclerosis); patients with autoimmune hypothyroid disease or type I diabetes on replacement treatment are eligible
  • RANDOMIZED PHASE II (ARMS K AND L): Patients must not have grade 2 or greater peripheral sensory ne

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01896999


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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Catherine S Diefenbach ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group

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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01896999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2013-01275
NCI-2013-01275 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
S14-00011
E4412
E4412 ( Other Identifier: ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group )
E4412 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA180820 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U24CA196172 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunoconjugates
Nivolumab
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Ipilimumab
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents