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Bendamustine and Rituximab in Combination With Copanlisib for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

NCT04155840

Description:

This trial studies how well bendamustine and rituximab in combination with copanlisib work in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine and rituximab, 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. Copanlisib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving bendamustine and rituximab with copanlisib may work better than bendamustine and rituximab alone in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Related Conditions:
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

Phase 2

Trial Eligibility

Document

Title

  • Brief Title: Bendamustine and Rituximab in Combination With Copanlisib for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Official Title: MRD-Guided Abbreviation of Bendamustine and Rituximab Chemotherapy in Combination With Copanlisib in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: RG1005103
  • SECONDARY ID: P30CA015704
  • SECONDARY ID: NCI-2019-07289
  • NCT ID: NCT04155840

Conditions

  • Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Interventions

DrugSynonymsArms
Copanlisib1032568-63-0, BAY 80-6946, PI3K Inhibitor BAY 80-6946Treatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)
Copanlisib Hydrochloride1402152-13-9, 5-Pyrimidinecarboxamide, Dihydrochloride, Copanlisib DihydrochlorideTreatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)
RituximabC2B8 Monoclonal Antibody, Chimeric Anti-CD20 Antibody, CT-P10, IDEC-102, IDEC-C2B8, IDEC-C2B8 Monoclonal Antibody, MabThera, Monoclonal Antibody IDEC-C2B8, Rituxan, Rituximab ABBS, Rituximab Biosimilar ABP 798, Rituximab Biosimilar BI 695500, Rituximab Biosimilar GB241, Rituximab Biosimilar JHL1101, Rituximab Biosimilar SAIT101, RTXM83, TruximaTreatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)
Bendamustine16506-27-7, SDX-105Treatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)
Bendamustine Hydrochloride2-Benzimidazolinebutryric acid, Bendamustin Hydrochloride, Bendeka, Cytostasan Hydrochloride, Levact, Ribomustin, SyB L-0501, TreandaTreatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)

Purpose

This trial studies how well bendamustine and rituximab in combination with copanlisib work in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine and rituximab, 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. Copanlisib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving bendamustine and rituximab with copanlisib may work better than bendamustine and rituximab alone in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Detailed Description

      This is a dose de-escalation study of copanlisib.

      Patients receive copanlisib intravenously (IV) over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15 or days 1 and
      15 (depending on dose level). Patients also receive rituximab IV on day 1 and bendamustine IV
      on days 1 and 2 of cycles 1-4. Patients who achieve at least a partial response
      (MRD-positive) continue on treatment for 2 additional cycles. Treatment repeats every 28 days
      for up to 6 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning
      cycle 7, patients receive copanlisib IV over 1 hour on days 1 and 15 for an additional 6
      cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

      After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 14 days, then periodically
      for up to 3 years.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Treatment (copanlisib, rituximab, bendamustine)ExperimentalPatients receive copanlisib IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8 and 15 or days 1 and 15 (depending on dose level). Patients also receive rituximab IV on day 1 and bendamustine IV on days 1 and 2 of cycles 1-4. Patients who achieve at least a partial response (MRD-positive) continue on treatment for 2 additional cycles. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning cycle 7, patients receive copanlisib IV over 1 hour on days 1 and 15 for an additional 6 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Copanlisib
  • Copanlisib Hydrochloride
  • Rituximab
  • Bendamustine
  • Bendamustine Hydrochloride

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Histologically confirmed, non-17p del chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small
             lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) with any of the three following conditions:

               -  No prior CLL/SLL directed therapy and Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS)
                  score >= 7

               -  Age >= 65

               -  At least one prior CLL/SLL directed therapy with any CIRS score

          -  CLL/SLL requiring treatment as defined by at least one of the following criteria based
             on IWCLL 2018 guidelines:

               -  Evidence of progressive marrow failure as manifested by the development of, or
                  worsening of, anemia and/or thrombocytopenia

               -  Massive (> 6 cm below left costal margin), progressive or symptomatic
                  splenomegaly

               -  Massive nodes (> 10 cm in longest diameter), or progressive or symptomatic
                  lymphadenopathy

               -  Progressive lymphocytosis with an increase of > 50% over a 2-month period or
                  lymphocyte-doubling time of < 6 months. Lymphocyte-doubling time may be obtained
                  by linear regression extrapolation of absolute lymphocyte counts obtained at
                  intervals of 2 weeks over an observation period of 2 to 3 months. In patients
                  with initial blood lymphocyte counts of < 30x10^9/L (30,000/uL),
                  lymphocyte-doubling time should not be used as a single parameter to define
                  treatment indication. In addition, factors contributing to lymphocytosis or
                  lymphadenopathy other than CLL/SLL (eg, infection, steroid administration) should
                  be excluded

               -  Constitutional symptoms, defined as any 1 or more of the following
                  disease-related symptoms or signs:

                    -  Unintentional weight loss of > 10% within the previous 6 months

                    -  Significant fatigue (ie, inability to work or perform usual activities)

                    -  Fevers > 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F) or 38 degrees Celsius (C) for? 2 weeks
                       without other evidence of infection

               -  Night sweats for > 1 month without evidence of infection

          -  Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2

          -  Previous exposure to other PI3K inhibitors (except copanlisib) is acceptable provided
             there is no resistance (resistance defined as no response [response defined as partial
             response (PR) or complete response (CR)]) at any time during therapy, or progressive
             disease (PD) after any response (PR/CR) or after stable disease within 6 months from
             the end of the therapy with a PI3K inhibitor

          -  Willingness and ability to comply with study and follow-up procedures, and give
             written informed consent

          -  Female subjects of childbearing potential must be surgically sterile, be
             post-menopausal (per institutional guidelines), or must have a negative serum
             pregnancy test within 7 days prior to cycle 1 day 1 and agree to use medically
             acceptable contraception throughout the study period and for 4 months after the last
             dose of either study drug. Men of reproductive potential may not participate unless
             they agree to use medically acceptable contraception throughout the study period and
             for 4 months after the last dose of either study drug

          -  Patients must be expected to receive at least 2 cycles of therapy

          -  Patients should have an expected survival if untreated of >= 90 days

          -  Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) (< 3 x ULN for patients with
             Gilbert-Meulengracht syndrome or for patients with cholestasis due to compressive
             adenopathies of the hepatic hilum) (collected no more than 7 days before starting
             study treatment)

          -  Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) =< 2.5 x ULN (=< 5
             x ULN for patients with liver involvement by lymphoma) (no more than 7 days before
             starting study treatment)

          -  Lipase =< 1.5 x ULN (no more than 7 days before starting study treatment)

          -  Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 30 mL/min/1.73 m^2 according to the Modification
             of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) abbreviated formula (no more than 7 days before
             starting study treatment). If not on target, this evaluation may be repeated once
             after at least 24 hours either according to the MDRD abbreviated formula or by 24 hour
             sampling. If the later result is within acceptable range, it may be used to fulfill
             the inclusion criteria instead

          -  International normalized ratio (INR) =< 1.5 and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) =<
             1.5 x ULN. Prothrombin time (PT) can be used instead of INR if =< 1.5 x ULN (collected
             no more than 7 days before starting study treatment)

          -  Platelet count >= 75,000 /mm^3. For patients with confirmed lymphomatous bone marrow
             infiltration, platelet count >= 50,000 /mm^3 (collected no more than 7 days before
             starting study treatment)

          -  Hemoglobin (Hb) >= 8 g/dL (collected no more than 7 days before starting study
             treatment). Packed red blood cell transfusion or erythropoietin should not be given
             less than 7 days before the exam collection

          -  Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/mm^3 (collected no more than 7 days before
             starting study treatment). For patients with confirmed lymphomatous bone marrow
             infiltration, ANC count >= 750/mm^3. Myeloid growth factors should not be given less
             than 7 days before the exam collection

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Presence of chromosome 17p deletion, known p53 deletion, or known p53 mutation that
             impairs normal function

          -  Prior treatment including systemic therapy or radiotherapy within 21 days of study
             initiation

          -  Prior treatment with bendamustine within 2 years

          -  Prior treatment with copanlisib

          -  Documented evidence of resistance to prior treatment with idelalisib or other PI3K
             inhibitors defined as: No response (response defined as partial response [PR] or
             complete response [CR]) at any time during therapy, or Progression (PD) after any
             response (PR/CR) or after stable disease within 6 months from the end of the therapy
             with a PI3K inhibitor

          -  Active autoimmune disease or prior autoimmune disease requiring systemic
             immunosuppression within the past 6 months

          -  Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus defined as hemoglobin A1c > 8.5%

          -  Known lymphomatous involvement of the central nervous system

          -  Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. All patients must be
             screened for HIV up to 28 days prior to study drug start using a blood test for HIV
             according to local regulations

          -  Hepatitis B (hepatitis B virus [HBV]) or C (hepatitis C virus [HCV]) infection. All
             patients must be screened for HBV and HCV up to 28 days prior to study drug start
             using the routine hepatitis virus laboratorial panel. Patients positive for hepatitis
             B surface antigen (HBsAg) or hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) will be eligible if
             they are negative for HBV-deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), these patients should receive
             prophylactic antiviral therapy. Patients positive for anti-HCV antibody will be
             eligible if they are negative for HCV-ribonucleic acid (RNA)

          -  Previous or concurrent history of malignancies within 3 years prior to study. Any
             exceptions beyond those listed below must be approved by the principal investigator:

               -  Cervical carcinoma in situ

               -  Non-melanoma skin cancer

               -  Superficial bladder cancer (Ta [non-invasive tumor], Tis [carcinoma in situ] and
                  T1 [tumor invades lamina propria])

               -  Localized prostate cancer

          -  Active, clinically serious infections (> Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse
             Events [CTCAE] grade 2)

          -  Known hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs, study drug classes, or excipients in
             the formulation

          -  Proteinuria of >= CTCAE grade 3 as assessed by a 24 hours (h) total urine protein
             quantification or estimated by urine protein : creatinine ratio > 3.5 on a random
             urine sample

          -  Unresolved toxicity from prior therapy higher than National Cancer Institute
             (NCI)-CTCAE grade 1 attributed to any prior therapy/procedure excluding alopecia or
             sensory neuropathy. Concurrent diagnosis of pheochromocytoma

          -  Pregnant or breast-feeding patients. Women of childbearing potential must have a
             pregnancy test performed a maximum of 7 days before start of treatment, and a negative
             result must be documented before start of treatment

          -  Substance abuse, medical, psychological or social conditions that may interfere with
             the patient's participation in the study or evaluation of the study result

          -  Congestive heart failure > New York Heart Association (NYHA) class 2

          -  Unstable angina (angina symptoms at rest), new-onset angina (begun within the last 3
             months)

          -  Myocardial infarction less than 6 months before start of test drug

          -  Uncontrolled arterial hypertension despite optimal medical management (per
             investigator's assessment)

          -  Arterial or venous thrombotic or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident
             (including transient ischemic attacks), deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
             within 3 months before the start of study treatment

          -  Non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture

          -  Patients with seizure disorder requiring medication

          -  Patients with evidence or history of bleeding diathesis. Any hemorrhage or bleeding
             event >= CTCAE grade 3 within 4 weeks prior to the start of study treatment

          -  Any illness or medical conditions that are unstable or could jeopardize the safety of
             the patients and their compliance in the study

          -  History of having received an allogeneic bone marrow or organ transplant

          -  Anti-arrhythmic therapy (beta blockers or digoxin are permitted)

          -  Major surgical procedure or significant traumatic injury (as judged by the
             investigator) less than 28 days before start of treatment, open biopsy less than 7
             days before start of treatment

          -  Systemic continuous corticosteroid therapy at a daily dose higher than 15 mg
             prednisone or equivalent is not allowed. Patients may be using topical or inhaled
             corticosteroids. Previous corticosteroid therapy must be stopped or reduced to the
             allowed dose at least 7 days performing the screening computed tomography
             (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If a patient is on chronic corticosteroid
             therapy, corticosteroids should be de-escalated to the maximum allowed dose before the
             screening. Patients may be using topical or inhaled corticosteroids

          -  Use of CYP3A4 inhibitors and inducers. Copanlisib is primarily metabolized by CYP3A4.
             Therefore, concomitant use of strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g., ketoconazole,
             itraconazole, clarithromycin, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir and saquinavir), and
             strong inducers of CYP3A4 (e.g., rifampin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
             St. John's wort) are not permitted from day -14 of cycle 1 until the end of treatment
             visit
      
Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
Minimum Eligible Age:65 Years
Eligible Gender:All
Healthy Volunteers:No

Primary Outcome Measures

Measure:Estimate the marrow minimal residual disease (MRD)-negative rate
Time Frame:End of cycle 4 (each cycle is 28 days)
Safety Issue:
Description:Will use a Simon optimal two-stage design.

Secondary Outcome Measures

Measure:Marrow MRD-negative rate
Time Frame:At 1 year
Safety Issue:
Description:
Measure:Progression free survival (PFS)
Time Frame:At 1 and 3 years
Safety Issue:
Description:
Measure:MRD conversion rate among those who are MRD-positive after 4 cycles
Time Frame:End of cycle 4 (each cycle is 28 days)
Safety Issue:
Description:
Measure:Proportion of subjects who experience grade 3+ immune-mediated adverse events or any grade 5 adverse event possibly related to copanlisib
Time Frame:Up to 3 years
Safety Issue:
Description:

Details

Phase:Phase 2
Primary Purpose:Interventional
Overall Status:Not yet recruiting
Lead Sponsor:University of Washington

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