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Phase I-II Study in CD30 Positive Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Patients Refractory to First Line Chemotherapy or in First Relapse (HOVON 136 NHL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03356054
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 29, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stichting Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland

Brief Summary:
Patients with CD30 positive DLBCL, primary refractory or in first relapse after R-CHOP or R-CHOP-like therapy will receive brentuximab vedotin in combination with R-DHAP, followed in responsive patients by high dose chemotherapy and ASCT.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
DLBCL Combination Product: R-DHAP Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Patients with primary refractory or relapse diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after R-CHOP have a dismal prognosis. Only 25% long term survivors are observed after salvage with high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). CD30 expression is observed in 30% of refractory/relapse DLBCL.

Monotherapy with brentuximab vedotin is effective in relapse CD30 positive DLBCL. The addition of brentuximab vedotin to R-DHAP might improve the prognosis of these patients.

Treatment will consist of 3 cycles of brentuximab-vedotin in combination with R-DHAP. During the phase I part the recommended dose level for this combination will be established. Cycles will be given every 3 weeks.

Responsive patients will be treated with BEAM followed by ASCT. Total treatment duration is approximately 16 weeks.

Subsequently patients will be followed until 5 years after registration.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 37 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I-II Study Combining Brentuximab Vedotin With Second Line Salvage Chemotherapy (R-DHAP) in CD30 Positive Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Patients Refractory to First Line Chemotherapy or in First Relapse Who Are Eligible for High Dose Treatment Followed by Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Actual Study Start Date : March 5, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2027

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brentuximab vedotin-R-DHAP
Brentuximab vedotin added to R-DHAP
Combination Product: R-DHAP
3 cycles q 3 weeks

Drug: Brentuximab Vedotin
3 cycles q 3 weeks added to R-DHAP
Other Name: Adcetris

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The rate of patients with serious toxicity during cycle 1-2 of the combination brentuximab vedotin-R-DHAP [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Phase I

  2. Metabolic CR rate (PET-diagnostic CT) after the third cycle of brentuximab vedotin-R-DHAP salvage therapy [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
    Phase II

  3. Rate of CTCAE grade 3/4 non-hematological toxicity, including neurotoxicity after each cycle of brentuximab vedotin-R-DHAP [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks ]
    Phase II

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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:

  • CD30 positive DLBCL, i.e. more than 1% of DLBCL cells CD30 positive(central pathology review results not required to enter patient into the study), according to the WHO classification 2008:

    • CD30 positive DLBCL, including EBV positive DLBCL
    • CD30 positive primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma
  • Primary refractory to or in first relapse after first line therapy with R-CHOP or R-CHOP-like therapy

    • Relapse is defined as biopsy confirmed CD30 positive DLBCL after a complete response. The relapse must be histologically confirmed. In case a surgical biopsy is not possible, at least confirmation by FNA biopsy is required
    • Refractory disease is defined as:

      1. progressive disease during first line therapy, In this case biopsy confirmation of CD30 positive DLBCL is preferred but not required
      2. stable disease after at least 3 cycles of first line therapy, In this case biopsy confirmation of CD30 positive DLBCL is preferred but not required
      3. PR after at least 6 cycles of first line therapy, or in the case of stage I-II disease after at least 3 cycles of therapy and definitive involved field radiotherapy. In this case refractory disease must be histologically confirmed
  • Age ≥ 18 years (upper age limit for ASCT at the discretion of the participating center)
  • Measurable disease: on CT scan at least 1 lesion/node with a long axis of > 1.5 cm and at least one positive lesion on 18F-FDG PET scan
  • WHO performance status 0-2, status 3 only if disease related (see appendix C)
  • Adequate hepatic function: total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN (unless due to lymphoma involvement of the liver or a known history of Gilbert's syndrome as defined by > 80% unconjugated bilirubin) and ALAT/ASAT ≤ 3 times ULN (unless due to lymphoma involvement of the liver; in that case ALAT/ASAT may be elevated up to 5 times ULN)
  • Adequate renal function: GFR > 60 ml/min as estimated by the Cockroft&Gault formula at rehydration: CrCL = (140-age [in years] x weight [kg] (x 0.85 for females) / (0.815 x serum creatinine [μmol/L])
  • Adequate bone marrow function: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5x109/L and platelet count ≥ 100 x 109/L, unless caused by diffuse bone marrow infiltration by the NHL
  • Hemoglobin must be ≥ 8 g/dL (5.0 mmol/L), transfusion is allowed
  • Eligible for high-dose chemotherapy and ASCT
  • Resolution of relevant toxicities from first-line therapy
  • Life expectancy of > 3 months with treatment
  • Negative pregnancy test at study entry, if applicable
  • Female patient is either post-menopausal for at least 1 year before screening visit or surgically sterile or if of childbearing potential, agrees to practice 2 effective methods of contraception, at the same time, or agrees to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse, from the time of signing the informed consent through 12 months after the last dose of study drug
  • Male patients, even if surgically sterilized, (i.e. status post vasectomy) agree to practice effective barrier contraception, or agrees to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse, during the entire study period and through 12 months after the last dose of study drug
  • Written informed consent
  • Patient is capable of giving informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Peripheral sensory or motor neuropathy grade ≥ 2
  • Known cerebral or meningeal disease (NHL or any other etiology), including signs and symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Symptomatic neurological disease compromising normal activities of daily living or requiring medications
  • Transformed lymphoma
  • DLBCL after organ transplantation
  • Immunodeficiency-associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disease
  • Use of other investigational agents within at least 5 half-lives of the most recent agent used prior to study entry
  • Treatment with myelosuppressive chemotherapy or biological therapy ≤ 4 weeks before study entry
  • Female patients who are breast feeding
  • History of another malignancy less than 3 years before study inclusion, or previously diagnosed with another malignancy and have evidence of residual disease, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, completely resected melanoma TNMpT1 and carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix
  • Known hypersensitivity to recombinant proteins, murine proteins, or to any excipient contained in the drug formulation of brentuximab vedotin
  • Active hepatitis B or C infection as defined by positive serology and transaminitis. Non-active hepatitis B carriers or anti-HBc positive patients may be included if protected with lamuvidine or entecavir (see 9.4)
  • HIV positivity
  • Radiation therapy within 8 weeks prior to start of protocol treatment. Emergency radiation therapy is allowed, as long as measurable disease (at non-irradiated sites) persists
  • Patients with a serious psychiatric disorder that could, in the investigator's opinion, potentially interfere with the completion of treatment according to protocol
  • Major organ dysfunction, unless NHL-related
  • Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as:

    • Known history of symptomatic congestive heart failure (NYHA III, IV, appendix E), myocardial infarction ≤ 6 months prior to first study drug
    • Evidence of current serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, angina pectoris, electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities
    • Recent evidence (within 6 months before first dose of study drug) of a left-ventricular ejection fraction <45%
    • Severely impaired pulmonary function as defined as spirometry and DLCO (diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide) that is 50% or less of the normal predicted value and/or O2 saturation that is 90% or less at rest on room air
  • Thyroid abnormalities when thyroid function cannot be maintained in the normal range by medication
  • Current participation in another clinical trial interfering with this trial
  • Any psychological, familial, sociological and geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule
  • Claustrophobia to the extent that PET-CT is impossible

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03356054

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Contact: P.J. Lugtenburg, Dr. +31 (0)10 7031672 p.lugtenburg@erasmusmc.nl
Contact: M. Minnema, Prof. dr. m.c.minnema@umcutrecht.nl

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NL-Rotterdam-ERASMUSMC Recruiting
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stichting Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland
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Principal Investigator: P.J. Lugtenburg, Dr. NL-Rotterdam-ErasmusMC
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Stichting Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03356054    
Other Study ID Numbers: HO136
2016-001211-21 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: November 29, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Brentuximab Vedotin
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents