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A Phase III Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Multi-center Study of Panobinostat for Maintenance of Response in Patients With Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) (PATH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01034163
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2009
Results First Posted : July 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The primary objective was to provide drug to ongoing patients who were receiving panobinostat and to characterize the safety and tolerability of panobinostat in patients with HL after achieving a complete response following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) with high dose chemotherapy (HDT). Primary objective as stated above reflects a change from the original protocol as of an amendment. The original objective was no longer feasible with only 41 of 367 patients randomized after the study was halted due to poor recruitment. An amendment was written to allow patients on panobinostat to continue their treatment until discontinuation/completion criteria were met (patients were unblinded). Therefore, the study was completed as per this amendment. No secondary objectives were included for this trial from the amendment; this was a change from the original protocol.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug: Panobinostat Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Multi-center Study of Panobinostat for Maintenance of Response in Patients With Hodgkin's Lymphoma Who Are at Risk for Relapse After High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Panobinostat (PAN)
Participants received 45 mg orally 3 times a week (TIW), every other week (QOW),
Drug: Panobinostat
Other Name: LBH589

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Participants received matching placebo to PAN TIW, QOW.
Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 23 months ]
    Safety monitoring was conducted throughout the study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient age is greater than or equal to 18 years
  2. Patient has a history of histologically confirmed classical HL (i.e. Nodular sclerosing (NSHL), Mixed-cellularity (MCHL), Lymphocyte-rich (LRHL), Lymphocyte depleted (LDHL))
  3. Patient has achieved a complete response by CT/MRI scan within 9 weeks (± 1 week) from the day of their first autologous peripheral blood/ bone marrow stem cell transfusion (AHSCT) following HDT. Complete response is defined as:

    Normalization of all nodes and lesions compared to pre-transplant scan performed prior to salvage therapy for relapse. Any residual abnormal masses on the post transplant CT/MRI must be metabolically inactive on a PET scan.

  4. Patient has at least one of the following factors that places them at risk for relapse:

    • Primary refractory disease (including relapse in ≤ 3 months of completion of 1st line treatment)
    • First relapse >3 but <12 months from last dose of 1st line treatment
    • Multiple relapses (prior to transplant)
    • Stage III/IV disease (at relapse, prior to transplant)
    • Hemoglobin <10.5 gm/dL (at relapse, prior to transplant)

Exclusion Criteria:

Patient has been treated with allogeneic transplant 2. Patient has received any anti-lymphoma therapy after AHSCT including but not limited to:

  • chemotherapy prior to start of study
  • biologic immunotherapy including monoclonal antibodies or experimental therapy prior to start of study
  • radiation therapy 3. Patient has not recovered from reversible toxicity due to any prior therapies (e.g. returned to baseline or Grade ≤1) except for hematological laboratory parameters Note: Patient does not meet this criteria if the toxicity is stable and irreversible, and there is no evidence that panobinostat causes a similar toxicity 4. Patient has received prior treatment with DAC inhibitors including panobinostat

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01034163    
Other Study ID Numbers: CLBH589E2301
First Posted: December 17, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 7, 2016
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Phase III randomized
double blind
placebo controlled multi-center study
Hodgkin's lymphoma
at risk for relapse
autologous stem cell transplant
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action