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New Combination of Chemoimmunotherapy for Systemic B-cell Lymphoma With Central Nervous System Involvement

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: NCT02329080
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 31, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 22, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group (IELSG)

Brief Summary:
This is an open, non comparative, multicentre phase II trial, to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of a new sequential combination of HD-MTX-AraC-based chemoimmunotherapy, followed by R-ICE regimen, and by high-dose chemotherapy supported by ASCT.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Drug: Methotrexate Drug: Rituximab Drug: Cytarabine Drug: Thiotepa Drug: liposomial cytarabine Drug: Etoposide Drug: Ifosfamide Drug: Carmustine Radiation: whole brain radiotherapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Treatment includes 6 courses of chemoimmunotherapy, the first three courses with an high dose methotrexate-based combination (MATRIX) followed by other three courses of R-ICE combination and finally a BCNU-thiotepa- containing conditioning and subsequent autologous stem cell transplantation.

MATRIX (courses 1, 2, 3):

Rituximab 375 mg/m2, Methotrexate 3.5 g/m2, Cytarabine 2 g/m2, Folinic rescue 15 mg/m2, Thiotepa 30 mg/m2, Intrathecal liposomial cytarabine 50 mg, rHuG-CSF 2,5 g/kg s.c.

R-ICE (courses 4, 5, 6):

Rituximab 375 mg/m2, Etoposide 100 mg/m2/d , Ifosfamide 5 g/m2, Intrathecal liposomial cytarabine 50 mg

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 76 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An International Phase II Trial Assessing Tolerability and Efficacy of Sequential Methotrexate-Aracytin-based Combination and R-ICE Combination, Followed by HD Chemotherapy Supported by ASCT, in Patients With Systemic B-cell Lymphoma With CNS Involvement at Diagnosis or Relapse (MARIETTA Regimen)
Study Start Date : December 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2023

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MATRIX - R-ICE - Conditioning and ASCT

MATRIX (courses 1,2,3): Rituximab 375 mg/m2 d0/Methotrexate 3.5 g/m2 d1/Cytarabine 2 g/m2 d2 & d3/Thiotepa 30 mg/m2 d4/Liposomial Cytarabine 50 mg* d5

R-ICE (courses 4,5,6):Rituximab 375 mg/m2 d1/Etoposide 100 mg/m2 d1,d2, d3/Ifosfamide 5 g/m2 d2/Carboplatin 5 AUC d2/Liposomial Cytarabine 50 mg* d4

*If liposomal cytarabine is not available, standard intrathecal chemotherapy with methotrexate 10 mg + cytarabine 40 mg + hydrocortisone 50 mg can be administered. Oral steroids are suggested for 2-3 days after intrathecal liposomial cytarabine delivery to prevent chemical or aseptic meningitis/ arachnoiditis.

Conditioning and ASCT: BCNU (carmustine)** 400 mg/m2 d-6/Thiotepa 5 mg/kg d-5 & d-4 ASCT: 5 x 106 CD34+cells/kg d0

**In case of BCNU unavailability, the recommended conditioning regimen (Phase IV) is: Thiotepa 5 mg/kg d-6 & d-5/Busulfan 3.2 mg/kg d-4,d -3,d-2/Clonazepam 2 mg/d d-4,d -3,d-2 ASCT: 5 x 106 CD34+cells/kg d0

Drug: Methotrexate
methotrexate 3.5 g/m2 on day 1 courses 1, 2,3 of MATRIX regimen

Drug: Rituximab
Rituximab 375 mg/m2 as conventional IV infusion on day 0 courses 1, 2,3 (MATRIX regimen) and on day 1 courses 4,5,6 (R-ICE)

Drug: Cytarabine
Cytarabine 2 g/m2 every 12 hours, in 3-hr infusion on days 2,3 courses 1, 2,3 (MATRIX regimen)

Drug: Thiotepa
Thiotepa 30 mg/m2 in 30 minutes infusion on day 4 courses 1, 2,3 (MATRIX regimen) and 5 mg/kg in 250 ml of saline sol. in 2-hrs infusion every 12 hours on day -5 and -4 of conditioning and ASCT

Drug: liposomial cytarabine
Intrathecal liposomial cytarabine 50 mg on day 5 courses 1, 2,3 (MATRIX regimen) and on day 4 courses 4,5,6 (R-ICE)

Drug: Etoposide
Etoposide 100 mg/m2/d in 500 mL saline sol. in 30 minutes on day 1-2-3 courses 4,5,6 (R-ICE)

Drug: Ifosfamide
Ifosfamide 5 g/m2 in 1.000 mL saline sol. in 24-hour infusion on day 2 courses 4,5,6 (R-ICE)

Drug: Carmustine
BCNU (carmustine) 400 mg/m2 in 500 mL glucose 5% sol. in 1-hr infusion on day-6 of conditioning and ASCT

Radiation: whole brain radiotherapy
whole-brain irradiation 36 Gy + tumor- bed boost 10 Gy in patients with residual disease in the parenchymal brain/cerebellum.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. progression free survival [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete remission rate [ Time Frame: at the end of chemoimmunotherapy (up to 22-24 weeks from treatment start) ]
  2. response duration [ Time Frame: after the 2nd, 4th and 6th courses of chemoimmunotherapy and 45 days after ASCT. During follow up every 3 months for 2 years, than every 6 months for 3 years and yearly thereafter ]
  3. overall survival [ Time Frame: from entry onto trial until death from any cause or date of the last visit of follow-up (5 years) ]
  4. number of participants with adverse events [ Time Frame: from time informed consent is given until 30 days after end of treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  2. CNS involvement (brain, meninges, cranial nerves, eyes and/or spinal cord) at diagnosis (concomitant to extra-CNS disease) or relapse after conventional chemo(-immuno)therapy
  3. Diagnosis of CNS involvement either by brain biopsy or CSF cytology examination. Neuroimaging alone is acceptable when stereotactic biopsy is formally contraindicated or when the disease has been previously histologically documented in other areas and the CNS localization is concomitant with a diffuse progression of systemic disease.
  4. No previous treatment with high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy and/or brain irradiation. One-two courses of R-CHOP combination as upfront therapy are admitted in patients with large amount and/or extensive extra-CNS disease that could condition prognosis in an early phase of treatment. Local investigator decides if initial R-CHOP is needed based on patient's conditions
  5. Age 18-70 years
  6. ECOG performance status 0-3
  7. Adequate bone marrow (Platelets count ≥100.000/mm3, hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL, neutrophils count≥1.500/mm3), renal (creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/min), cardiac (LVEF ≥50%), and hepatic function (total serum bilirubine ≤3 mg/dL, AST/ALT and GGT ≤2.5 per upper normal limit value), unless the abnormality is due to lymphoma infiltration
  8. Absence of HIV infection and of detectable HCV-RNA and/or HBsAg and/or HBV-DNA
  9. No concurrent malignancies. Previous malignancies are accepted if surgically cured or if there was no evidence of disease in the last 3 years at a regular follow-up
  10. Absence of any familial, sociological or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule
  11. Female patients must be non-pregnant and non-lactating. Sexually active patients of childbearing potential must implement adequate contraceptive measures during study participation
  12. No treatment with other experimental drugs within the 6 weeks previous to enrolment
  13. Given written informed consent prior to any study specific procedures, with the understanding that the patient has the right to withdraw from the study at any time, without any prejudice. Informed consent signed by a patient's guardian is acceptable if the patient is not able to decide inclusion in the study due to cognitive impairment

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Other lymphoma categories other than diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In particular, patients with primary mediastinal lymphoma, intravascular large B-cell lymphoma or leg-type large B-cell lymphoma are excluded.
  2. Patients with positive flow cytometry examination of the CSF, but negative results in CSF conventional cytology, and without any other evidence of CNS disease.
  3. Patients with exclusive CNS disease at presentation (primary CNS lymphoma) are excluded
  4. Previous treatment with support of autologous or allogeneic stem cells/bone marrow transplantation.
  5. Symptomatic coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias not well controlled with medication or myocardial infarction within the last 6 months (New York Heart Association Class III or IV heart disease)
  6. Any other serious medical condition which could impair the ability of the patient to participate in the trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02329080

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Sponsors and Collaborators
International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group (IELSG)
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Study Chair: Andrés JM Ferreri, MD IELSG
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Responsible Party: International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group (IELSG) Identifier: NCT02329080    
Other Study ID Numbers: IELSG42
First Posted: December 31, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 22, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors