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Phase II Venetoclax, Obinutuzumab and Bendamustine in High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma as Front Line Therapy

NCT03113422

Description:

Patients with high tumor burden, low grade follicular lymphoma that has never been treated, will receive venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab and bendamustine. Venetoclax is an oral Bcl-2 family protein inhibitor. It targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is overexpressed in many patients with follicular lymphoma. Venetoclax may help to slow down the growth of cancer or may cause cancer cells to die. The purpose of this study is to see whether adding venetoclax to obinutuzumab and bendamustine improves the response (the tumor shrinks or disappears) in patients with follicular lymphoma. As of 9/5/2018, a higher than expected incidence of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) was experienced among patients receiving venetoclax, obinutuzumab and bendamustine on Cycle 1, Day 1 of treatment. TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. These patients developed an increase in some of their blood tests (uric acid, phosphorus, potassium and/or creatinine). They received a medication called rasburicase and continued with treatment. It is unclear if the TLS was due to the venetoclax or the standard treatment of obinutuzumab and bendamustine. For the remaining patients, venetoclax will start on Cycle 2, Day 1 (previously Cycle 1, Day 1).

Related Conditions:
  • Follicular Lymphoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

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Title

  • Brief Title: Phase II Venetoclax, Obinutuzumab and Bendamustine in High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma as Front Line Therapy
  • Official Title: Phase II Study of Venetoclax (ABT-199/GDC-0199) in Combination With Obinutuzumab and Bendamustine in Patients With High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma as Front Line Therapy

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: PrE0403
  • SECONDARY ID: ML39161
  • NCT ID: NCT03113422

Conditions

  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Follicular
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Adult High Grade

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
Induction VenetoclaxGDC-0199, ABT-199, RO5537382Induction Venetoclax
Maintenance VenetoclaxGDC-0199, ABT-199, RO5537382Maintenance Venetoclax

Purpose

Patients with high tumor burden, low grade follicular lymphoma that has never been treated, will receive venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab and bendamustine. Venetoclax is an oral Bcl-2 family protein inhibitor. It targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is overexpressed in many patients with follicular lymphoma. Venetoclax may help to slow down the growth of cancer or may cause cancer cells to die. The purpose of this study is to see whether adding venetoclax to obinutuzumab and bendamustine improves the response (the tumor shrinks or disappears) in patients with follicular lymphoma. As of 9/5/2018, a higher than expected incidence of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) was experienced among patients receiving venetoclax, obinutuzumab and bendamustine on Cycle 1, Day 1 of treatment. TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. These patients developed an increase in some of their blood tests (uric acid, phosphorus, potassium and/or creatinine). They received a medication called rasburicase and continued with treatment. It is unclear if the TLS was due to the venetoclax or the standard treatment of obinutuzumab and bendamustine. For the remaining patients, venetoclax will start on Cycle 2, Day 1 (previously Cycle 1, Day 1).

Detailed Description

      Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common low grade lymphoma comprising 70% of low-grade
      non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and 22% of all cases of NHL. The survival rates for patients
      with indolent NHL remained unchanged from the 1950s through the early 1990s, but recent
      evidence suggests that outcomes continue to improve. High-risk patients with FL, defined as
      having advanced stage and high tumor burden have significantly shorter progression free
      survival despite significant advances.

      This is an open-label phase II study of venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab and
      bendamustine. Patients will receive induction therapy with obinutuzumab and bendamustine for
      six cycles (1 cycle = 28 days). Venetoclax will start with 2nd cycle of induction therapy
      (previously started with cycle 1). There will be a formal, detailed toxicity evaluation after
      21 patients complete 3 cycles of treatment.

      Patients who achieve partial response or stable disease will receive therapy with
      obinutuzumab every 2 months for 12 cycles and venetoclax every month for 24 cycles. Patients
      who achieve a complete response will receive obinutuzumab every 2 months for 12 cycles.
      Patients with progressive disease will not continue onto the maintenance arm.

      Tumor assessments will be performed approximately every 12 weeks during induction and every 6
      months during maintenance therapy.

      Mandatory pre-treatment tumor tissue sample (i.e., obtained during a previous procedure or
      biopsy) will be required for research (if sufficient tissue is available). Optional tumor
      biopsy samples obtained during treatment or post-treatment will also be requested for
      research.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Induction VenetoclaxExperimentalCycle 1-6: Obinutuzumab intravenously (IV) and bendamustine IV. Cycle 2-6: Venetoclax (oral)
  • Induction Venetoclax
Maintenance VenetoclaxExperimentalPatients with stable or improved disease will receive venetoclax by mouth daily for 24 cycles (1 cycle=1 month) and obinutuzumab IV every 2 months for 12 cycles. Patients with no evidence of disease will receive obinutuzumab IV every 2 months for 12 cycles.
  • Maintenance Venetoclax

Eligibility Criteria

        -  Patient must have a histologically confirmed (biopsy-proven) diagnosis of follicular
             B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (WHO classification: follicular center grades 1, 2, and 3a
             [3b patients are not eligible]), with no evidence of transformation to large cell
             histology.

          -  Patient must meet criteria for High Tumor Burden (higher risk) as defined by either
             the Groupe D'Etude des Lymphomes Follicularies (GELF) criteria [at least one
             criterion] OR the follicular lymphoma international prognostic index (FLIPI) [score of
             3, 4, or 5].

          -  Patient must have Stage II, III or IV disease.

          -  Baseline measurements and evaluations (PET/ CT) must be obtained within 10 weeks of
             randomization to the study. Patient must have at least one objective measurable
             disease parameter.

          -  Age ≥ 18 years.

          -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2.

          -  Ability to understand and willingness to sign Institutional Review Board
             (IRB)-approved informed consent.

          -  Willing to provide mandatory tissue samples (if sufficient tissue available) for
             research purposes.

          -  Adequate organ function as measured by the following criteria:

               -  Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) ≥ 1000/mm³

               -  Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL

               -  Platelets ˃75,000/mm³

               -  Creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min, calculated with the use of 24-hour creatinine
                  clearance or by Cockcroft-Gault formula

               -  Total Bilirubin ≤ 1.5x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) or ≤ 3x ULN for patients with
                  documented Gilbert's syndrome

               -  Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/ alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5x ULN

               -  Alkaline Phosphatase <5x ULN

          -  All females of childbearing potential (not surgically sterilized and between menarche
             and 1 year post menopause) must have a blood or urine test to rule out pregnancy
             within 2 weeks prior to registration.

          -  Women must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.

          -  Patient must have had no prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy or immunotherapy for
             lymphoma. For purposes of this trial, prednisone or other corticosteroids used for
             non-lymphomatous conditions will not be considered as prior chemotherapy. In addition,
             a prior/recent short course (<2 weeks) of steroids for symptom relief of
             lymphoma-related symptoms will not make a patient ineligible.

          -  Patient must have no recent history of malignancy except for adequately treated basal
             cell or squamous cell skin cancer, Stage I melanoma of the skin, or in situ cervical
             cancer. Individuals in documented remission without treatment for ≥ 2 years prior to
             enrollment may be included at the discretion of the investigator.

          -  Patient must have no active, uncontrolled infections.

          -  Patients must be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis B surface antigen
             (HBsAg+) and hepatitis C (HCV) antibody within 6 weeks of registration. Patients who
             are chronic carriers of HBV with positive HBsAg+ and positive HCV serology are
             excluded, as chemotherapy and B-cell depleting therapy have been associated with virus
             reactivation and fulminant hepatitis. NOTE: Patients with a past or resolved HBV
             infection (defined as the presence of hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc] and absence
             of HBsAg) may be included if HBV DNA is undetectable. If enrolled, patients must be
             willing to undergo monthly HBV DNA testing. Patients with positive HCV antibody must
             be negative for HCV by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to be eligible for study
             participation.

          -  HIV positive patients are not excluded, but to enroll, must meet all of the below
             criteria:

               -  HIV is sensitive to antiretroviral therapy.

               -  Must be willing to take effective antiretroviral therapy if indicated.

               -  No history of CD4 prior to or at the time of lymphoma diagnosis <300 cells/mm³.

               -  No history of AIDS-defining conditions.

               -  If on antiretroviral therapy, must not be taking zidovudine or stavudine.

               -  Must be willing to take prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia during
                  therapy and until at least 2 months following the completion of therapy or until
                  the CD4 cells recover to over 250 cells/mm³, whichever occurs later.

          -  Evidence of significant, uncontrolled concomitant diseases that could affect
             compliance with the protocol or interpretation of results or that could increase risk
             to the patient.

          -  No major surgery within 2 weeks prior to cycle 1, other than for diagnosis.

          -  A condition that precludes oral route of administration (venetoclax).

          -  No known allergies to both xanthine oxidase inhibitors and rasburicase.

          -  Patient must not require the use of warfarin (because of potential drug-drug
             interactions that may potentially increase the exposure of warfarin). Blood thinners
             of other classes are permitted.

          -  Patient may not receive the following agents within 7 days prior to the first dose of
             venetoclax:

               -  Strong and moderate CYP3A inhibitors

               -  Strong and moderate CYP3A inducers

               -  Consumed grapefruit, grapefruit products, Seville oranges (including marmalade
                  containing Seville oranges), or star fruit within 3 days prior to the first dose
                  of venetoclax.

          -  Patient must not have serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with
             participation in this clinical study.
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Complete Response (CR) at End of Induction
Time Frame:36 months
Safety Issue:
Description:CR assessed in accordance with Lymphoma Response Criteria (Cheson Criteria)

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Overall Response Rate (ORR)
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:ORR assessed in accordance with Lymphoma Response Criteria (Cheson Criteria)
Measure:Convert to CR during Maintenance Therapy
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Conversion to CR during Maintenance Therapy assessed in accordance with Lymphoma Response Criteria (Cheson Criteria)
Measure:Progression-Free Survival (PFS) in the intent to treat (ITT) population.
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:PFS assessed in accordance with Lymphoma Response Criteria (Cheson Criteria)
Measure:Overall Survival (OS) in the ITT population.
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:OS assessed in accordance with Lymphoma Response Criteria (Cheson Criteria)
Measure:Number of participants with treatment-related adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Number of participants with abnormal laboratory values and/or adverse events related to treatment
Measure:Patient compliance in receiving induction and maintenance therapy
Time Frame:60 months
Safety Issue:
Description:Medication diary to tabulate missing doses of venetoclax per patient and record number of doses received for obinutuzumab and bendamustine per patient.

Details

Phase:Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Recruiting
Lead Sponsor:PrECOG, LLC.

Trial Keywords

  • High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma
  • Venetoclax
  • Obinutuzumab
  • Bendamustine
  • Bcl-2 Family Protein Inhibitor
  • Monoclonal Antibody

Last Updated

February 6, 2020