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Brentuximab Vedotin Plus Lenalidomide and Rituximab for the Treatment of Relapsed / Refractory DLBCL

Trial Status: Active

Participants in this study will have diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has come back or not gotten better with treatment. The trial will study whether brentuximab vedotin plus two drugs works better to treat this type of cancer than the two drugs alone. Patients will be randomly assigned to get either brentuximab vedotin or placebo. The placebo will look like brentuximab vedotin, but has no medicine in it. Since the study is "blinded," patients and their doctors will not know whether a patient gets brentuximab vedotin or placebo. All patients in the study will get rituximab and lenalidomide. These are drugs that can be used to treat DLBCL.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants with relapsed or refractory diffuse and transformed large B-cell lymphoma (R/R DLBCL). DLBCL and cell of origin (GCB versus non-GCB) will be histologically determined by local pathology assessment for the purposes of study eligibility and stratification.
  • Participants must have R/R disease following 2 or more lines of prior systemic therapy.
  • Participants must be HSCT or CAR-T ineligible according to the investigator and must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • One or more co-morbidities, including cardiac, pulmonary, renal or hepatic dysfunction that in the opinion of the Investigator make the subject medically unfit to received HSCT or CAR-T therapy
  • Active disease following induction and salvage chemotherapy
  • Inadequate stem cell mobilization (for HSCT)
  • Relapse following prior HSCT or CAR-T
  • Unable to receive CAR-T therapy due to financial, geographic, insurance, or manufacturing issues
  • Participants will need to have a formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue (obtained ≤4 weeks before Day 1) submitted to the central pathology lab.
  • An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0 to 2
  • Participants must have fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid disease by positron emission tomography (PET) and bidimensional measurable disease of at least 1.5 cm by computed tomography (CT), as assessed by the site radiologist within 28 days of Day 1.

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of another malignancy within 2 years before the first dose of study drug or any evidence of residual disease from a previously diagnosed malignancy
  • History of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Active cerebral/meningeal disease related to the underlying malignancy. Subjects with a history of cerebral/meningeal disease related to the underlying malignancy are allowed if prior CNS disease has been effectively treated and without progression for at least 3 months.
  • Any uncontrolled Grade 3 or higher (per NCI CTCAE version 5.0) viral, bacterial, or fungal infection within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug. Routine antimicrobial prophylaxis is permitted
  • Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biologics, and/or other antitumor treatment with immunotherapy that is not completed 3 weeks prior to first dose of study drug, unless underlying disease has progressed on treatment
  • Current therapy with immunosuppressive medications (including steroids), other systemic anti-neoplastic, or investigational agents a) Prednisone (or equivalent) ≤10 mg/day may be used for non-lymphomatous purposes
  • Documented history of a cerebral vascular event (stroke or transient ischemic attack), unstable angina, myocardial infarction, or cardiac symptoms consistent with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III-IV within 6 months prior to the first dose of study drugs
  • Congestive heart failure, Class III or IV, by the NYHA criteria
  • Grade 2 or higher peripheral sensory or motor neuropathy at baseline


University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE


University of Maryland / Greenebaum Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Nicole M. Glynn-Cunningham
Phone: 410-328-7996


Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE


Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Status: ACTIVE


Saint Louis
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Garrett Pagano
Phone: 314-273-1054


University of Nebraska Medical Center

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE


University of Virginia Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Status: ACTIVE

Trial Phase Phase III

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Seagen Inc.

  • Primary ID SGN35-031
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2020-05554
  • ID NCT04404283