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A(B)VD Followed by Nivolumab as Frontline Therapy for Higher Risk Patients With Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)

NCT03033914

Description:

The aim of this study is to improve the chance of cure for people with higher risk Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of the Phase I study is to test any good and bad effects of the study drug called Nivolumab when combined with ABVD for the front-line treatment of HL.The purpose of this Phase II study is to test whether including nivolumab in treatment for untreated Hodgkin lymphoma can improve the chance of cure for patients with abnormal PET scans after 2 cycles of ABVD.

Related Conditions:
  • Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 1/Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: A(B)VD Followed by Nivolumab as Frontline Therapy for Higher Risk Patients With Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
  • Official Title: Phase I/II of Nivolumab and A(B)VD in the Front-line Setting for High Risk Hodgkin Lymphoma

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: 16-1536
  • SECONDARY ID: CA209-447
  • NCT ID: NCT03033914

Conditions

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
doxorubicin< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreated
Bleomycin< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreated
vinblastine< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreated
dacarbazine< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreated
Nivolumab< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreated

Purpose

The aim of this study is to improve the chance of cure for people with higher risk Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of the Phase I study is to test any good and bad effects of the study drug called Nivolumab when combined with ABVD for the front-line treatment of HL.The purpose of this Phase II study is to test whether including nivolumab in treatment for untreated Hodgkin lymphoma can improve the chance of cure for patients with abnormal PET scans after 2 cycles of ABVD.

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
< 60 years of age with advanced stage (HL) untreatedExperimentalThe study will employ a 3+3 design and include 3 treatment cohorts. In each cohort, patients will receive 6 cycles of A(B)VD and 8 doses of nivolumab. In dose level 1, patients will receive nivolumab in combination with AVD during cycle 6 only followed by 6 additional doses of nivolumab. In subsequent dose levels, nivolumab will be combined with increasing numbers of cycles of AVD. Based upon safety data from another study with Nivolumab, we will no longer need to evaluate dose level 2. If we determine that dose level 1 is safe, the next group of patients will enroll onto dose level 3. A PET scan will be performed after 2 cycles of ABVD and those with a PET-negative response (defined by Deauville 1, 2 or 3) will proceed with 4 additional cycles of ABVD or AVD (per treating physician preference).
  • doxorubicin
  • Bleomycin
  • vinblastine
  • dacarbazine
  • Nivolumab
60 years of age and older with HL (any stage) untreatedExperimentalThe study will employ a 3+3 design and include 3 treatment cohorts. In each cohort, patients will receive 6 cycles of AVD and 12 doses of nivolumab. In this cohort, patients will receive nivolumab in combination with AVD during cycles 5 and 6 only, followed by 8 additional doses of nivolumab. In subsequent cohorts, nivolumab will be combined with increasing numbers of cycles of AVD. Based upon safety data from another study with Nivolumab, we will no longer need to evaluate dose level 2. If we determine that dose level 1 is safe, the next group of patients will enroll onto dose level 3.
  • doxorubicin
  • vinblastine
  • dacarbazine
  • Nivolumab

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Cohort A overview: Patients age less than 60 with untreated stage III or IV classical
             Hodgkin lymphoma will be eligible for cohort A. In phase I, patients could enroll onto
             cohort A if they had have a baseline IPS ≥3 OR if their PET scan after 2 cycles of
             ABVD is positive (Deauville 4 or 5). Enrollment onto phase I has now ceased and
             enrollment will begin for phase II. In phase II, patients less than 60 years of age
             with stage III or IV HL are eligible. Patients may enroll anytime within the first 2
             cycles of ABVD or after PET-2.

          -  Cohort B overview: Patients 60 or older with untreated classical Hodgkin lymphoma
             (regardless of stage) will be eligible for cohort B.

        The following eligibility criteria applies to both cohort A and B except when stated
        otherwise:

          -  Histologic diagnosis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma

               -  FDG-avid disease by FDG-PET/CT

               -  Ann Arbor Stage III or IV disease (Cohort A only)

               -  WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25
                  IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 2 weeks prior to the start of study drug.
                  Women who undergo fertility preservation within 2 weeks of beginning chemotherapy
                  are expected to have false-positive pregnancy tests and therefore testing may be
                  waived for these patients.

               -  WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25
                  IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 24 hours prior to the start of study
                  drug. Women who undergo fertility preservation within 2 weeks of beginning
                  chemotherapy are expected to have false-positive pregnancy tests and therefore
                  testing may be waived for these patients.

               -  Women must not be breastfeeding

          -  Men who are sexually active with WOCBP must agree to follow instructions for method(s)
             of contraception for the duration of treatment with study drug plus 5 half-lives of
             study drug plus 90 days (duration of sperm turnover) for a total of 31 weeks
             posttreatment completion

          -  Age ≥ 18

          -  Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x Upper limit of normal (ULN) or creatinine clearance (CrCl) ≥
             40 mL/min (measured using the Cockcroft-Gault formula

          -  AST/ALT ≤ 3 x ULN (5x ULN for those with lymphoma involvement of the liver)

          -  Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (except subjects with Gilbert Syndrome, who can have total
             bilirubin < 3.0 mg/dL)

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Subjects with active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases.

          -  Subjects with nodular lymphocyte-predominant HL

          -  Any serious or uncontrolled medical disorder that, in the opinion of the investigator,
             may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug
             administration, impair the ability of the subject to receive protocol therapy, or
             interfere with the interpretation of study results.

          -  Prior malignancy active within the previous 3 years except for locally curable cancers
             that have been apparently cured, such as basal or squamous cell skin cancer,
             superficial bladder cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the prostate, cervix, or breast.

          -  Subjects with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease. Subjects with vitiligo,
             type I diabetes mellitus, residual hypothyroidism due to autoimmune condition only
             requiring hormone replacement, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or
             conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted
             to enroll.

          -  Subjects with a condition requiring systemic treatment with systemic corticosteroids
             (equivalent of >10mg/day of prednisone). Patients may receive steroid therapy if
             steroids are tapered down to 10mg or less by 4 weeks after initiating A(B)VD to
             control lymphoma-related symptoms.

          -  Any of the following cardiovascular conditions or values within 6 months before the
             first dose of study drug:

               -  A left-ventricular ejection fraction < 50%

               -  Myocardial infarction within 2 years of randomization

               -  New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure

          -  Evidence of current uncontrolled cardiovascular conditions, including cardiac
             arrhythmias, congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, or electrocardiographic evidence
             of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities

          -  Any positive test for hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus indicating acute
             infection.

          -  Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known
             acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

          -  History of severe hypersensitivity reaction to any monoclonal antibody.

          -  Adjusted DLCO <60% (if unadjusted DLCO is >/=60% then there is no need to calculate
             adjusted
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:number of patients who have dose limiting toxicity
Time Frame:2 years
Safety Issue:
Description:For this objective, the standard 3+3 scheme will be used. Initially, 3 patients will enroll onto dose level 1. If no patients experience DLT, enrollment will proceed to the next dose level. If 1 DLT is observed, 3 additional patients will enroll onto dose level 1. If 1 or fewer patients out of 6 experience DLT, enrollment will proceed to the next dose level. If 2 or more DLTs are observed at a given dose level, the previous dose will be declared the MTD. Adverse events will be assessed according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.03. If CTCAE grading does not exist for an adverse event, the severity of mild, moderate, severe, and life-threatening, corresponding to Grades 1 - 4, will be used.

Details

Phase:Phase 1/Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Trial Keywords

  • Nivolumab
  • adriamycin
  • bleomycin
  • vinblastine
  • dacarbazine
  • 16-1536

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