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Brentuximab Vedotin and Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Treating Younger Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
     Summary
     Further Trial Information
     Eligibility Criteria
Trial Contact Information

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase II, Phase IBiomarker/Laboratory analysis, TreatmentActive13 to 30NCINCI-2013-00107
COG-AHOD1221, AHOD1221, U01CA097452, NCT01780662

Trial Description

Summary

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and the best dose of brentuximab vedotin when given together with gemcitabine hydrochloride and to see how well they work in treating younger patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as brentuximab vedotin, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving brentuximab vedotin together with gemcitabine hydrochloride may kill more cancer cells.

Further Study Information

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To estimate the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended Phase 2 dose of brentuximab vedotin in combination with gemcitabine (gemcitabine hydrochloride) administered every three weeks to children with relapsed or primary refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL).

II. To define and describe the toxicities of brentuximab vedotin in combination with gemcitabine administered on this schedule.

III. To determine the complete response (CR) rate after treatment with four cycles of gemcitabine with brentuximab vedotin among patients with relapsed or refractory HL.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To preliminarily define the antitumor activity of brentuximab vedotin in combination with gemcitabine within the confines of a Phase 1 study.

II. To describe the overall response rate (ORR) after 4 cycles of therapy among patients with relapsed or refractory HL.

III. To describe the proportion of patients with HL able to mobilize an adequate yield of cluster of differentiation (CD) 34+ stem cells after gemcitabine with brentuximab vedotin.

IV. To describe the relationship between disease response among patients with HL and changes in thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) during treatment, and to determine if specific micro ribonucleic acid (miRNA) profiles correlate with response to treatment.

V. To describe the frequency of the Fc gamma receptor IIIa (FcγRIIIa)-158 valine (V)/phenylalanine (F) polymorphism among patients who experience pulmonary toxicity on this protocol.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of brentuximab vedotin.

Patients receive brentuximab vedotin intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on day 1 and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 100 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 16 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment patients are followed up at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have had histologic verification of the malignancy at original diagnosis; patients must have histologic verification of recurrent Hodgkin disease at the time of relapse; no additional biopsy is required for patients with primary refractory disease (i.e. no prior CR)
  • PARTS A AND B: Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are eligible for both the phase 1 and 2 portions, if they are in one of the following categories:
  • Primary refractory disease (i.e. no prior CR)
  • Very early relapse (< 6 months from the end of initial therapy, including chemotherapy ± radiation)
  • Advanced stage (III or IV) at diagnosis who relapse less than one year from the end of initial therapy
  • Note that patients with low-stage disease (IA or IIA) at initial diagnosis, who were treated with radiation alone or fewer than four cycles of chemotherapy will NOT be eligible
  • Patients must have measurable disease, documented by clinical and radiographic criteria
  • Patients must have a life expectancy of >= 8 weeks (>= 56 days)
  • Karnofsky >= 50% for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky >= 50 for patients =< 16 years of age; patients who are unable to walk because of paralysis, but who are up in a wheelchair, will be considered ambulatory for the purpose of assessing the performance score
  • Patients must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior anti-cancer chemotherapy
  • At least 14 days after the last dose of myelosuppressive chemotherapy (28 days if prior nitrosourea); Note: cytoreduction with hydroxyurea can be initiated and continued for up to 24 hours prior to the start of therapy
  • At least 14 days after the last dose of a long-acting growth factor (e.g. Neulasta) or 7 days for short-acting growth factor; for agents that have known adverse events occurring beyond 7 days after administration, this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur; the duration of this interval must be discussed with the study chair
  • At least 7 days after the last dose of a biologic agent; for agents that have known adverse events occurring beyond 7 days after administration, this period must be extended beyond the time during which adverse events are known to occur; the duration of this interval must be discussed with the study chair
  • At least 42 days after the completion of any type of immunotherapy, e.g. tumor vaccines
  • At least 3 half-lives of the antibody after the last dose of a monoclonal antibody
  • At least 14 days after local palliative radiation therapy (XRT) (small port); at least 150 days must have elapsed if prior total body irradiation (TBI), craniospinal XRT or if >= 50% radiation of pelvis; at least 42 days must have elapsed if other substantial bone marrow (BM) radiation
  • Patients with prior autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) are excluded from this study
  • At least 28 days must have elapsed since the most recent dose of bleomycin, to allow adequate time to detect evidence of bleomycin-related pulmonary toxicity
  • PART A: FOR PATIENTS WITH KNOWN BONE MARROW INVOLVEMENT
  • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1000/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent, defined as not receiving platelet transfusions for at least 7 days prior to enrollment)
  • PART B: FOR PATIENTS WITHOUT KNOWN BONE MARROW INVOLVEMENT
  • Peripheral absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 750/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 75,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent, defined as not receiving platelet transfusions for at least 7 days prior to enrollment)
  • Patients with lymphoma metastatic to bone marrow who have granulocytopenia, anemia, and/or thrombocytopenia will be eligible for study but not evaluable for hematologic toxicity (in Part A, there will be a maximum of one per cohort); such patients must meet the blood counts as in Part A (may receive transfusions provided they are not known to be refractory to red cell or platelet transfusions); if dose-limiting hematologic toxicity is observed, all subsequent patients enrolled in Part A must be evaluable for hematologic toxicity
  • Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 70ml/min/1.73 m^2 OR
  • A serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows:
  • =< 0.6 mg/dL (for 1 to < 2 years of age)
  • =< 0.8 mg/dL (for 2 to < 6 years of age)
  • =< 1.0 mg/dL (for 6 to < 10 years of age)
  • =< 1.2 mg/dL (for 10 to < 13 years of age)
  • =< 1.4 mg/dL (for females >= 13 years of age)
  • =< 1.5 mg/dL (for males 13 to < 16 years of age)
  • =< 1.7 mg/dL (for males >= 16 years of age)
  • Bilirubin (sum of conjugated + unconjugated) =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age
  • Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) for age; for the purpose of this study, the ULN for SGPT is 45 U/L
  • Serum albumin >= 2 g/dL
  • No evidence of dyspnea at rest, no exercise intolerance due to pulmonary insufficiency, and a pulse oximetry > 92% while breathing room air
  • Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) > 60% by pulmonary function test (PFT), unless due to large mediastinal mass from HL; carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO), FEV1, and forced vital capacity all > 50% predicted value; Note: pulmonary function testing is not required for children < 8 years old, or for any child who is developmentally unable to comply with pulmonary function testing
  • Patients with seizure disorder may be enrolled if on anticonvulsants and well controlled
  • Nervous system disorders (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] version [v] 4) resulting from prior therapy must be < grade 2
  • All patients and/or their parents or legally authorized representatives must sign a written informed consent; assent, when appropriate, will be obtained according to institutional guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women will not be entered on this study; pregnancy tests must be obtained in girls who are post-menarchal; males or females of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method during protocol therapy and for at least 30 days after the last dose of brentuximab vedotin; abstinence is an acceptable method of birth control
  • Concomitant medications
  • Patients receiving stable or decreasing corticosteroids are not eligible for other concurrent conditions (e.g. asthma, autoimmune diseases, rash, documented adrenal insufficiency) are eligible for this study
  • Patients who are currently receiving another investigational drug are not eligible
  • Patients who are currently receiving other anti-cancer agents are not eligible
  • Patients who have an uncontrolled infection are not eligible
  • Prior therapy
  • Patients with prior exposure to brentuximab vedotin are not eligible; NOTE: prior exposure to gemcitabine is NOT an exclusion criterion
  • Patients who have undergone prior autologous or allogeneic SCT are not eligible
  • Patients with HL who were stage IA or IIA at initial diagnosis and treated with either radiation alone or < 4 cycles of chemotherapy are not eligible
  • Patients who have received a prior solid organ transplantation are not eligible
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to Escherichia coli (E.coli)-derived proteins, filgrastim, or any component of filgrastim are not eligible
  • Patients who in the opinion of the investigator may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study are not eligible

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

National Cancer Institute

Peter ColePrincipal Investigator

Trial Sites

U.S.A.
Alabama
  Birmingham
 Children's Hospital of Alabama at University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Joseph G Pressey Ph: 205-934-0309
California
  Loma Linda
 Loma Linda University Cancer Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center
 Albert Kheradpour Ph: 909-558-3375
  Los Angeles
 Children's Hospital Los Angeles
 Leo Mascarenhas Ph: 323-361-4110
  Oakland
 Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland
 Carla B Golden Ph: 510-450-7600
  Orange
 Children's Hospital of Orange County
 Violet Shen Ph: 714-997-3000
  Palo Alto
 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center
 Neyssa M Marina Ph: 650-498-7061
  Email: clinicaltrials@med.stanford.edu
District of Columbia
  Washington
 Children's National Medical Center
 Jeffrey S Dome Ph: 202-884-2549
Georgia
  Atlanta
 AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston Campus
 Todd M Cooper Ph: 404-785-1112
Illinois
  Chicago
 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
 Joanna L Weinstein Ph: 773-880-4562
Indiana
  Indianapolis
 Riley's Children Cancer Center at Riley Hospital for Children
 James M Croop Ph: 317-274-2552
Kentucky
  Lexington
 University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
 Lars M Wagner Ph: 859-257-3379
Maryland
  Baltimore
 Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
 Allen R. Chen Ph: 410-955-8804
  Email: jhcccro@jhmi.edu
Massachusetts
  Boston
 Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo Ph: 866-790-4500
Michigan
  Ann Arbor
 C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at University of Michigan Medical Center
 Rajen Mody Ph: 800-865-1125
Minnesota
  Minneapolis
 Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
 Emily G Greengard Ph: 612-624-2620
Missouri
  Saint Louis
 Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Saint Louis
 Robert J Hayashi Ph: 800-600-3606
  Email: info@siteman.wustl.edu
New York
  Bronx
 Montefiore Medical Center
 Peter D Cole Ph: 718-904-2730
  Email: aecc@aecom.yu.edu
Ohio
  Cincinnati
 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
 John P Perentesis Ph: 513-636-2799
  Columbus
 Nationwide Children's Hospital
 Mark A Ranalli Ph: 614-722-2708
Oregon
  Portland
 Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University
 Susan J Lindemulder Ph: 503-494-1080
  Email: trials@ohsu.edu
Pennsylvania
  Pittsburgh
 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
 Jean M Tersak Ph: 412-692-5573
Tennessee
  Memphis
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
 Wayne L Furman Ph: 901-595-4644
Texas
  Houston
 Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
 Terzah M Horton Ph: 713-798-1354
  Email: burton@bcm.edu
Washington
  Seattle
 Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center - Seattle
 Douglas S Hawkins Ph: 866-987-2000
Wisconsin
  Milwaukee
 Midwest Children's Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 Michael E Kelly Ph: 414-805-4380

Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT01780662
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 22, 2014

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