Everolimus in Treating Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by Boston Medical Center
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Novartis
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01637090
First received: April 2, 2012
Last updated: July 21, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a rare form of lymphoma of the skin. While early stages are usually confined to the skin, later stages may spread to blood, lymph nodes and other organs. At this point, patients usually require systemic chemotherapy. This study will investigate the effect of everolimus as a treatment for patients diagnosed with CTCL that has either not responded to previous treatments or has recurred despite previous treatments. Everolimus is the common name for the commercial drug Afinitor® (Novartis). It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in kidney and brain cancer. In several different forms of lymphomas, everolimus is used as an investigational drug, which means it has not been approved by the FDA for this group of diseases.

Everolimus blocks a protein (mTOR) that helps cells and tumors to grow. Earlier studies have indicated that the drug everolimus may work against lymphomas including cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Participation in this study will last as long as the study doctor believes disease has not gotten worse, and patients continue to tolerate the study medication for a maximum of 1 year. Once off the treatment, patients will be followed for two years.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Drug: Everolimus
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PHASE II TRIAL OF THE mTOR INHIBITOR EVEROLIMUS IN RELAPSED OR REFRACTORY CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA (CTCL)

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Further study details as provided by Boston Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months after beginning treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine the efficacy of everolimus in the treatment of CTCL as overall response rate (ORR)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to response [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine time to response (TTR)/duration of objective response (DOR)

  • progression-free survival [ Time Frame: two years after discontinuing study treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine progression-free survival of CTCL patients treated with everolimus

  • Number of participants with adverse events as a measure of safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Determine the adverse event profile and tolerability of everolimus in patients with CTCL

  • effect of mTOR on tumors [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine mTOR pathway activation and number of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in pre-treated tumor tissue and evaluate changes following treatment


Estimated Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: all patients on study

This will be a prospective, phase II non-randomized, open label study of single agent everolimus for the treatment of CTCL recurrent or refractory to at least one previous treatment other than topical medication. The purpose will be evaluation of safety and anti-tumor response as evaluated by serial skin examinations and assessment of tumor burden in tissue and blood.

This study will be conducted in 2 stages. During stage 1 we will enroll a maximum of 11 subjects to evaluate response rate and will only continue to stage 2, if we observe two or more responses. During stage 2, we will expand the study to an overall N of 28 patients.

Drug: Everolimus

The study drug everolimus will be self-administered (by the patients themselves). The investigator will instruct the patient to take the study drug exactly as specified in the protocol. Everolimus should be administered orally once daily, preferably in the morning, at the same time every day with our without food. Everolimus tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. The tablets must not be chewed or crushed.

Everolimus will be administered orally as once daily dose of 10 mg continuously from study day 1 until progression of disease or unacceptable toxicity.

If vomiting occurs, no attempt should be made to replace the vomited dose. All dosages prescribed and dispensed to the patient and all dose changes during the study must be recorded.


  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically and histologically confirmed diagnosis of CTCL (at least stage IB for mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome, and T2 and/or refractory to at least one prior treatment for CTCL other than mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome)
  • Relapsed or refractory disease after at least one standard systemic treatment including extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), oral bexarotene, interferon, HDAC inhibitors
  • ≥18 years old
  • WHO performance status ≤ 2
  • Life expectancy ≥ 6 months
  • ANC ≥ 1.5 x 109/L, Platelets ≥ 100 x 109/L, Hb >9 g/dL
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5x ULN (≤ 5x ULN in patients with liver metastases)
  • INR ≤1.5 (Anticoagulation is allowed if target INR ≤ 1.5 on a stable dose of warfarin or on a stable dose of LMW heparin for >2 weeks at time of randomization)
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤300 mg/dL OR ≤7.75 mmol/L
  • Fasting triglycerides ≤ 2.5 x ULN.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients currently receiving anticancer therapies or who have received anticancer therapies within 4 weeks of stating study drug
  • Treatment with any investigational drug within the past 4 weeks
  • Patients, who have had major surgery or significant traumatic injury within 4 weeks of starting study drug, patients who have not recovered from the side effects of any major surgery, or patients that may require major surgery during the study
  • Patients receiving chronic, systemic treatment with corticosteroids or any immunosuppressive agent other than topical or inhaled corticosteroids
  • Patients receiving immunization with attenuated live vaccines within one week of study entry or during study period
  • Uncontrolled brain or leptomeningeal metastases, including patients who continue to require glucocorticoids for brain or leptomeningeal metastases
  • Other malignancies within the past 3 years except for adequately treated carcinoma of the cervix or basal or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin.
  • Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as:
  • Symptomatic congestive heart failure of New York heart Association Class III or IV
  • unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months of start of study drug, serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia or any other clinically significant cardiac disease
  • severely impaired lung function as defined as spirometry and DLCO that is 50% of the normal predicted value and/or O2 saturation that is 88% or less at rest on room air
  • uncontrolled diabetes as defined by fasting serum glucose >1.5 x ULN (Note: Optimal glycemic control should be achieved before starting trial therapy.)
  • active (acute or chronic) or uncontrolled severe infections
  • liver disease such as cirrhosis or severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C).
  • A known history of HIV seropositivity
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease that may significantly alter the absorption of everolimus
  • Patients with an active, bleeding diathesis
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, or adults of reproductive potential who are not using effective birth control methods. Adequate contraception must be used throughout the trial and for 8 weeks after the last dose of study drug, by both sexes.
  • Male patient whose sexual partner(s) are WOCBP who are not willing to use adequate contraception, during the study and for 8 weeks after the end of treatment
  • Patients who have received prior treatment with an mTOR inhibitor
  • Patients with a known hypersensitivity to everolimus or other rapamycins or to its excipient
  • History of noncompliance to medical regimens
  • Patients unwilling to or unable to comply with the protocol
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01637090

Contacts
Contact: Stefan Schieke, MD 508-580-1020 Stefan.Schieke@bmc.org

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Contact: Sally Fennessey    617-638-8261    sfenness@bu.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
Novartis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam Lerner, MD Boston University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01637090     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-30213
Study First Received: April 2, 2012
Last Updated: July 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Everolimus
Sirolimus
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antifungal Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014