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Study of Volasertib and Belinostat in Patients With Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive B-cell and T-cell Lymphomas

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: NCT02875002
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2017
Massey Cancer Center
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University

Brief Summary:
This phase 1, multicenter, open-label study is designed to find the RP2D of volasertib, a PLK1 inhibitor, and belinostat, an HDAC inhibitor, when given in combination to patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell or T-cell lymphoma. A standard 3+3 dose-escalation design will be employed with study enrollment beginning at dose level 1.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive B- and T-cell Lymphomas Lymphoma Drug: volasertib Drug: belinostat Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study of Volasertib and Belinostat in Patients With Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive B-cell and T-cell Lymphomas
Study Start Date : October 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma
Drug Information available for: Belinostat

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: All subjects
Subjects have relapsed and refractory aggressive B- and T-cell lymphomas and will receive both Belinostat and Volasertib.
Drug: volasertib
Volasertib (BI6727) is a small molecule inhibitor of the polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) protein. Infusion for 60 minutes. Dosing will start at 25 mg/m^2, is schedule to increase to 100mg/m^2, and be administered on days 1 and 8 of each 28-day cycle.

Drug: belinostat
Belinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor. Infusion will take 30 minutes. Dosing will start at 600 mg/m^2 , is scheduled to increase to 1000 mg/m^2, and will be administered on days 1,2,3 and 8,9,10 of each 28-day cycle.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Doses (MTD) [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]

    Dose escalation will follow the traditional 3+3 plan to determine the MTD and the recommended phase 2 doses (RP2D). The MTD will be defined as that dose level at which ≤ 1/6 patients experience Dose Limited Toxicity (DLT), with ≥ 2/6 experiencing DLT at the next higher dose level.

    If the MTD is not reached at dose level 5, consideration will be given to amending the dose level escalation schema to add an additional dose level.

  2. Adverse Events [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
    To evaluate the safety and toxicity of volasertib and belinostat when given in combination

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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:

A patient must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be eligible to participate in the study.

  • Histologically confirmed aggressive B-cell or T-cell lymphoma including the following:
  • B-cell lymphomas
  • DLBCL (including transformed follicular lymphoma)
  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) excluding cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Disease that is relapsed or refractory after a minimum of 2 previous therapies, if B-cell lymphoma, or a minimum of 1 previous therapy, if PTCL
  • For patients who have had autologous stem cell transplant, disease relapse must be more than 100 days following transplant.
  • For patients who have had allogeneic stem cell transplant, all of the following conditions must be met:
  • ≥ 6 months since allogeneic transplant
  • Graft vs. host disease (GVHD) is not present
  • Patient is not currently on immunosuppressive therapy
  • At least one site of measurable disease by PET/CT: a node measurable in 2 diameters and with longest diameter >1.5cm or an extranodal lesion measurable in 2 diameters and with longest diameter >1cm.
  • Age ≥ 18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2 (see Appendix 1)
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • CBC with differential providing evidence of adequate bone marrow function as defined below:
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1500/mm3 without growth factor support for 7 days
  • Platelets ≥ 75,000/mm3 (without transfusion for 7 days)
  • Adequate renal function defined as: Creatinine ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or calculated or actual creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min (see Appendix 2 for the Cockcroft -Gault Formula to calculate creatinine clearance)
  • Adequate hepatic function as defined below:
  • AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN
  • ALT ≤ 2.5 x ULN
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • Note: Patients with documented Gilbert's syndrome are eligible if total bilirubin is ≤ 3.0 mg/dL.
  • Serum potassium and serum magnesium within normal limits Note: Electrolytes may be corrected with supplementation.
  • For a woman of childbearing potential (WCBP), a negative serum pregnancy test performed within 14 days prior to study enrollment (7 days prior to initiation of study treatment) Note: WCBP is defined as any woman who has not had a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy and is not postmenopausal (i.e., she has had menses in the preceding 24 consecutive months)
  • WCBP and male patients must agree to use a highly effective method of birth control for the duration of study treatment and for 6 months following completion of study treatment Note: A highly effective method of contraception is defined as one that results in a low failure rate (i.e. less than 1% per year) when used consistently and correctly, such as implants, injectables, combined oral contraceptives, some intrauterine devices (IUDs), sexual abstinence or vasectomised partner.
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

A patient who meets any of the following exclusion criteria is ineligible to participate in the study.

  • Any investigational treatment within 30 days prior to initiation of study treatment
  • Plans for concurrent treatment with other investigational agents
  • Plans for other concurrent cancer treatment including steroids for cancer control
  • Chemotherapy or large field radiotherapy within 3 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment
  • Previous histone deacetylase inhibitor administered as cancer treatment.
  • History of brain metastasis including leptomeningeal metastasis
  • QTc interval ≥450 (i.e., ≥ grade 0, per CTCAE version 4) on ECG prior to initiation of study treatment. If baseline QTc on screening ECG is ≥ 450 ms (i.e., ≥ grade 1)
  • Check potassium and magnesium serum levels
  • Correct any identified hypokalemia and/or hypomagnesemia and repeat ECG to confirm QTc interval
  • For patients with baseline HR < 60 or > 100 bpm, manual read of QT by cardiologist is required, with Fridericia correction applied to determine the QTcF interval.
  • Note: For patients with HR 60-100 bpm, no manual read of QTc is required.
  • Any of the following related to risk of torsades de pointes and sudden cardiac death:
  • History of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT, ventricular fibrillation (VF), torsades de pointes, or resuscitated cardiac arrest unless currently addressed with an implanted cardiac defibrillator
  • Concomitant treatment with an anti-arrhythmic agent to prevent or control arrhythmia. Agents used for rate-control of atrial fibrillation are permitted provide that they are not prohibited due to potential drug interactions (see Section 6.4)
  • Known congenital long QT syndrome
  • Second degree atrioventricular (AV) block type II, third degree AV block, or ventricular rate < 50 bpm
  • Any of the following related to ischemic heart disease:
  • Angina with ordinary physical activity
  • Note: If angina only occurs with strenuous, rapid, or prolonged exertion, the patient is eligible.
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study enrollment
  • Note: If myocardial infarction occurred within 6-12 months prior to study enrollment, patient must be asymptomatic and have had a negative cardiac risk assessment (e.g., treadmill stress test, nuclear medicine stress test, or stress echocardiogram)
  • ECG with evidence of cardiac ischemia (i.e., ST depression of ≥ 2 mm, measured from isoelectric line to ST segment; T-wave inversion ≥ 4 mm measured from isoelectric line to peak of T-wave)
  • Any of the following related to heart failure:
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II, III or IV congestive heart failure (see Appendix 3) or known left ventricular ejection fraction < 40% by MUGA scan or < 50% by echocardiogram or MRI
  • Known hypertrophic cardiomegaly or restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Clinically significant infection including active hepatitis B or hepatitis C requiring treatment
  • Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity nNote: HIV testing is not required
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds similar to the chemical or biologic composition of belinostat or volasertib
  • History of another primary malignancy, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ, and/or other in situ cancers treated by local excision, that has not been in remission for at least 2 years
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Medical, psychological, or social condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the patient's risk, interfere with the patient's participation in the study, or hinder evaluation of study results

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02875002

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United States, Connecticut
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06511
United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Virginia
Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Massey Cancer Center
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
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Principal Investigator: Steven Gore, MD Yale School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Iris Isufi, MD Yale School of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Yale University Identifier: NCT02875002    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1601017105
First Posted: August 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Behavioral Symptoms
Antineoplastic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action