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Maintenance Treatment Versus Observation in Elderly Patients With PCNS Lymphoma (BLOCAGE-01)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02313389
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Brief Summary:

Hypothesis

Our hypothesis is that maintenance chemotherapy will prolong complete remission obtained after a standard induction chemotherapy with an acceptable toxicity in the elderly.

Rationale

  • Treatment of the elderly is challenging, indeed age over 60 is associated both with a poor prognosis and a high risk of treatment induced neurotoxicity with devastating consequences on quality of life. Therefore it has become standard practice to treat elderly in first line with high-dose methotrexate (MTX) based polychemotherapy alone, avoiding whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) or deferring it for recurrence.
  • There is a clear need to improve disease control after induction chemotherapy. Since consolidation with WBRT or intensive chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue are either poorly effective and/or too toxic in the elderly population, maintenance chemotherapy is an interesting alternative approach. Several agents, such as high-dose MTX, temozolomide (TMZ), rituximab, with a reported activity in PCNSL and acceptable safety profile, as single agent or combined, are good candidates for maintenance

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Drug: Rituximab, Methotrexate, Temozolomide Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 295 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Trial Evaluating Maintenance Treatment Versus Observation in Elderly Patients Suffering From Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in Complete Remission After High Dose Methotrexate Based Chemotherapy in First Line
Study Start Date : September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2021


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: maintenance chemotherapy

Clinical examination and MRI will be performed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months until tumor progression.

Neurocognitive tests will be performed at randomization and annually. Quality of life questionnaires at randomisation and every 3 months

Drug: Rituximab, Methotrexate, Temozolomide
Seven monthly R-MT cycles including high dose MTX (3.5g/m2, D1), TMZ, rituximab.

No Intervention: observation

Clinical examination and MRI will be performed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months until tumor progression.

Neurocognitive tests will be performed at randomization and annually. Quality of life questionnaires at randomisation and every 3 months




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. progression free survival [ Time Frame: 6 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival [ Time Frame: 6 years ]
  2. Toxicity graded according to the NCI-CTCAE [ Time Frame: 6 years ]
    Toxicity graded according to the NCI-CTCAE

  3. Cognitive functions evaluated by a standardized and validated test battery exploring 5 cognitive domains [ Time Frame: 6 years ]
    Cognitive functions evaluated by a standardized and validated test battery exploring 5 cognitive domains

  4. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 years ]
    Quality of life assessed by the EORTC QLC-C30 questionnaire and the brain cancer module (BCM20)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria At registration Inclusion criteria

  • newly diagnosed primary cerebral lymphoma
  • Age ≥60 years
  • Pathology proven diagnosis or positive cytology of the CSF or vitreous
  • Karnofsky Performance Status ≥40
  • No evidence of systemic NHL (body CT scan, bone marrow biopsy)
  • Adequate haematological, renal and hepatic function
  • Calculated creatinine clearance > 40 ml/min

At randomization

  • Complete response on MRI after induction chemotherapy according to the IPCG criteria
  • Karnofsky Performance Status ≥40
  • Adequate haematological, renal and hepatic function

Exclusion criteria

  • Positive HIV serology
  • Preexisting immunodeficiency (organ transplant recipient)
  • Prior treatment for PCNSL
  • Isolated primary intra-ocular lymphoma
  • Low grade lymphoma
  • Any other active primary malignancy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02313389


Contacts
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Contact: Khe HOANG-XUAN, MD, PhD +33 - 1.42.16.03.81 khe.hoang-xuan@psl.aphp.fr

Locations
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France
Groupe Hospitalier Pitie Salpetriere Recruiting
Paris, France, 75013
Contact: Khe HOANG-XUAN, MD, PhD    +33 - 1.42.16.03.81    khe.hoang-xuan@psl.aphp.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Khe HOANG-XUAN, Md, PhD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

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Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02313389     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P130950
2014-002597-37 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: December 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Rituximab
Methotrexate
Temozolomide
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents