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BBR 2778 for Relapsed, Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 28, 2004
Last updated: May 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

BBR 2778 is a novel aza-anthracenedione that has activity in experimental tumors and shows reduced potential for cardiotoxicity in animal models. This cytotoxic agent has structural similarities with mitoxantrone as well as general similarities with anthracyclines (such as the tricyclic central quinoid chromophore).

The primary study objective is to compare the efficacy of BBR 2778 to a selection of single agents. Secondary objectives are to compare the safety and tolerability of BBR 2778 to a selection of single agents, and to assess the pharmacokinetic parameters of BBR 2778 in a subset of this patient population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Drug: pixantrone, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, rituximab, prednisone
Drug: Vinorelbine, Oxalplatin, Ifosfasmide, Etoposide, Mitoxatrone, Gemcitabine or Rituximab
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pixantrone (BBR 2778) Versus Other Chemotherapeutic Agents for Third-line Single Agent Treatment of Patients With Relapsed Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A Randomized, Controlled, Phase III Comparative Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response [ Time Frame: 84 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • toxicity [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: pixantrone, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, rituximab, prednisone
Day 1: pixantrone (150 mg/m2), cyclophosphamide (750 mg/m2), vincristine (1.4 mg/m2), rituximab (375 mg/m2) Days 1-5: prednisone (100 mg/day)
Other Name: BBR2778
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Vinorelbine, Oxalplatin, Ifosfasmide, Etoposide, Mitoxatrone, Gemcitabine or Rituximab
Day 1: cyclophosphamide (750 mg/m2), vincristine (1.4 mg/m2), rituximab (375 mg/m2) Days 1-5: prednisone (100 mg/day)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed aggressive [de novo or transformed] NHL according to REAL/WHO classification.
  • At least one objectively measurable lesion as demonstrated by CT, spiral CT, or MRI and plain radiograph of the chest (chest x-ray, for chest lesions only) that can be followed for response as target lesion.
  • Relapse after 2 or more prior regimens of chemotherapy
  • ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function
  • LVEF ≥50% determined by MUGA scan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with a cumulative dose of doxorubicin or equivalent exceeding 450 mg/m²
  • Prior allogenic stem cell transplant
  • Histological diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma or Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Active CNS lymphoma or HIV-related lymphoma.
  • Any chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or other anticancer treatment (including corticosteroid, 10 or more mg/day of prednisone or equivalent) within the 2 weeks before randomization
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00088530

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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: CTI BioPharma Identifier: NCT00088530     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00101049
Other Study ID Numbers: PIX301
Study First Received: July 28, 2004
Last Updated: May 20, 2013

Keywords provided by CTI BioPharma:
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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