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Dose Adjusted EPOCH Regimen in Combination with Ofatumumab or Rituximab in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Burkitt Lymphoma or Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Trial Status: Active

This phase II trial studies how well a dose adjusted regimen consisting of etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride (EPOCH) works in combination with ofatumumab or rituximab in treating patients with Burkitt lymphoma that is newly diagnosed, or has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed), or has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) or relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ofatumumab and rituximab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) together with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more cancer cells.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Burkitt’s or Burkitt-like leukemia/lymphoma, either previously untreated, or relapsed/refractory, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related; patients with double or triple hit high-grade leukemia/lymphoma are eligible also; patients HIV positive will be described and reported separately or relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
  • Zubrod performance status =< 3 (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] scale)
  • Creatinine less than or equal to 2.0 mg/dL (unless considered tumor related)
  • Bilirubin less than or equal to 2.0 mg/dL (unless considered tumor related)
  • Adequate cardiac function defined as no history of clinically significant arrhythmia, or history of myocardial infarction (MI) within 3 months prior to study enrollment; cardiac function will be assessed by history and physical examination

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Active and uncontrolled disease/infection as judged by the treating physician
  • Unable or unwilling to sign the consent form
  • Subjects who have current active hepatic or biliary disease (with exception of patients with Gilbert's syndrome, asymptomatic gallstones, liver metastases or stable chronic liver disease per investigator assessment)

Texas

Houston
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Elias Jabbour
Phone: 713-792-4764

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To evaluate the clinical efficacy of the combination of dose adjusted (DA)-EPOCH + ofatumumab in patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory Burkitt leukemia or relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) defined by complete response rate.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To evaluate the safety of this combination, the overall survival and event-free survival rates.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive DA-EPOCH regimen comprising doxorubicin hydrochloride intravenously (IV), vincristine sulfate IV, and etoposide IV continuously over 96 hours on days 1-4; cyclophosphamide IV over 1-2 hours on day 5; and prednisone orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-5. Patients also receive ofatumumab IV over 2 hours on days 1, 2, and 11 of cycle 1; on days 1 and 8 of cycles 2 and 4; and on days 1 and 11 of cycle 3 for a total of 9 injections. Patients may receive rituximab instead of ofatumumab if their insurance provider does not cover the cost of ofatumumab. Patients receive rituximab IV over 2 hours on days 1 and 11 of cycles 1 and 3 and on days 2 and 8 of cycles 2 and 4. Treatment repeats every 21-28 days for up to 8 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 2-4 months for 1 year and then every 4-8 months for 2 years.

Trial Phase Phase II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
M D Anderson Cancer Center

Principal Investigator
Elias Jabbour

  • Primary ID 2014-0123
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2014-01707
  • Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT02199184