Liposomal Vincristine in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 30, 2003
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

October 4, 2000
May 30, 2003
November 6, 2013
June 2000
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Liposomal Vincristine in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Pivotal Phase II Multicenter Study of Vincristine Sulfate Liposomes Injection in Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma That is Refractory or Relapsed After Second-Line Combination Chemotherapy Revised Title Per 03/01 SR Pivotal Phase II Multicenter Study of Vincristine Sulfate Liposomes Injection in Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma That is Refractory to or Relapsed After Second-Line Combination Chemotherapy

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of liposomal vincristine in treating patients who have refractory or relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


  • Determine the complete and partial tumor responses in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is refractory to or relapsed after second-line combination chemotherapy treated with vincristine sulfate liposomes injection.
  • Determine the toxicity of this treatment regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the duration of response, time to progression, and survival in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive vincristine sulfate liposomes IV over 1 hour. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for a maximum of 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 8 weeks until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: liposomal vincristine sulfate
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Rodriguez MA, Pytlik R, Kozak T, Chhanabhai M, Gascoyne R, Lu B, Deitcher SR, Winter JN; Marqibo Investigators. Vincristine sulfate liposomes injection (Marqibo) in heavily pretreated patients with refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma: report of the pivotal phase 2 study. Cancer. 2009 Aug 1;115(15):3475-82. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24359.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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  • Histologically confirmed aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma including:

    • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified
    • Anaplastic large null-/T-cell lymphoma
    • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma including:

      • Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma with sclerosis
      • Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma
      • Immunoblastic B-cell lymphoma
      • T-cell-rich B-cell lymphoma
      • Anaplastic large B-cell lymphoma
  • At least one bidimensionally measurable lesion with clearly defined margins at least 2 cm in the largest dimension by physical examination or CT scan
  • No prior or active CNS lymphoma or AIDS-related lymphoma
  • Must have received 2 or more prior chemotherapy courses from time of diagnosis of aggressive lymphoma or from time of biopsy-proven transformation from indolent to aggressive

    • Prior first and second-line therapy must have been combination chemotherapy
    • Prior first-line chemotherapy regimen must have contained anthracycline
    • Must have had at least a minor response to first-line therapy



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-3

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Granulocyte count at least 500/mm^3 (unless due to lymphoma bone marrow involvement)
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3 (unless due to lymphoma bone marrow involvement)


  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT no greater than 4 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times ULN


  • Not specified


  • No prior neurological disorders unrelated to chemotherapy (including familial neurological diseases or acquired demyelinating disorders)
  • No neuromuscular impairment (neuromotor, neurosensory, or neurocerebellar)
  • No prior grade 3 or 4 sensory or motor neuropathy related to chemotherapy


  • No uncontrolled severe medical illness or infection
  • HIV negative
  • No other malignancies within the past 5 years except curatively resected basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • See Radiotherapy
  • No prior allogeneic bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy
  • No concurrent biological agents


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior corticosteroids at a dose greater than 10 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent


  • Prior involved-field radiotherapy allowed if irradiated area is not the only source of measurable disease
  • Prior total body radiotherapy with high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation allowed
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy to any disease site


  • At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery except for diagnosis of lymphoma
  • No concurrent surgical removal of any indicator lesion


  • At least 4 weeks since prior alternative or investigational anticancer treatment
  • No other concurrent systemic anticancer therapy
  • No other concurrent investigational drug
  • No concurrent phenytoin
  • No concurrent hepatic drug metabolism inhibitors or inducers (cytochrome P450 isoenzymes in the CYP 3A subfamily)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Canada,   United States
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Inex Pharmaceuticals
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Study Chair: Barbara Gallimore, PhD Inex Pharmaceuticals
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
December 2002

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