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Study of Lenalidomide in Combination With RICE With Lenalidomide Maintenance Post-Auto Transplant for DLBCL (RICER)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2014 by Hackensack Meridian Health.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2014
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hackensack Meridian Health

Brief Summary:

The standard of care therapy for DLBCL in the relapsed setting is RICE with the plan for the patient to proceed to transplant. This protocol will add Revlimid to the first 7 days of the RICE therapy and again after transplant as maintenance. To improve over all outcome and survival.

Hypothesis is that combining lenalidomide with standard of care (RICE) may increase overall response rate thus increasing the number of patients able to proceed with autologous stem cell transplant. This in turn may translate into improved overall survival and progression free survival.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Drug: Revlimid Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a 3-Stage, phase I/II, single-arm, open-label study. The first and second stage of the study will assess the safety and efficacy of lenalidomide, rituximab, Ifosfamide, etoposide, and carboplatin (RICER) for the treatment of DLBCL patients in first relapse. The third stage of the study will assess the safety and efficacy of post-ASCT lenalidomide maintenance in patients with DLBC.

In stage I of the study, escalating doses of lenalidomide (10, 15, 20, and 25 mg daily x 7 days on Days 1-7) along with RICE therapy will be given to cohorts of subjects in a standard 3+3 design (see section 5.4.2 for dose escalation schema) until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) has been determined.

In stage II, all subjects will be given RICE plus the MTD of lenalidomide. The starting dose of lenalidomide in Stage II will be modified for reduced renal function as outlined in Section 5.4.2.

In both stage I and stage II, subjects who have stable disease or progression of disease after 2 cycles of RICER will be taken off study. Subjects who achieve > PR to 2 cycles of RICER will receive a third cycle followed by stem cell collection and ASCT.

Each cycle is 14 days. Delays in initiating a new cycle are allowed up to 14 days for Stages I and II. The planned number of cycles is 3.

After the second cycle, restaging with PET and CT scans is performed. Patients with progressive disease are removed from the study, chemosensitive patients (CR/Cru and PR) proceed with third cycle of RICER. Stem cell collection will be completed within 10-14 days after third cycle of RICER. HDCMT-autoSCT will be performed after patient recovers from stem cell collection toxicities. HDCMT (high dose chemotherapy) followed by autologous stem cell transplant involves administration of chemotherapy with BEAM (BCNU, Etoposide, Ara-C, Melphalan) followed by infusion of autologous stem cells. Involved-field radiation to the sites of bulky disease will be allowed prior to HDCMT-SCT.

Stage III, after recovery from aSCT, but not to exceed 90 days all eligible subjects will receive lenalidomide maintenance therapy (po daily on Days 1-21 q28 days) for up to 1 year. Delays in initiating a new cycle up to 28 days are allowed in Stage III. Subjects will be followed for progression- free survival and overall survival for up to 2 years. The starting dose of lenalidomide maintenance treatment will be based on calculated creatinine clearance within 28 days prior to the start of lenalidomide maintenance

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 67 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Lenalidomide in Combination With Rituximab, Ifosfamide, Etoposide, and Carboplatin (RICER)
Study Start Date : June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Revlimid (Lenalidomide) in Combination
Study of Lenalidomide in Combination with Rituximab, Ifosphamide, Etoposide, and Carboplatin (RICE-R) as Salvage Therapy with Single Agent Lenalidomide as Maintenance Therapy Post-Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Drug: Revlimid

Stage I:

Cohort 1: RICE + Lenalidomide 10mg days 1-7 Cohort 2: RICE + Lenalidomide 15mg days 1-7 Cohort 3: RICE + Lenalidomide 20mg days 1-7 Cohort 4: RICE + Lenalidomide 25mg days 1-7

Stage III:

Lenalidomide 25mg days 1-21 every 28 days

Other Name: Lenalidomide

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stage 1 - Safety (type, frequency, severity and relationship of adverse events to study treatment) and tolerability [ Time Frame: overall response rate ]
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  2. Stage 1 - Overall response rate (CR, PR, SD) [ Time Frame: overall response rate ]
  3. Stage 2 - Proportion of patients with a stem cell collection of at least 3x106 CD34+ cells prior to ASCT [ Time Frame: 1 and 2 Year Progression ]
    Stage 2 - 1 and 2 Year Progression Free Survival (PFS)

  4. Stage 3 - Overall response rate (CR, PR, SD) and complete response rate, and conversion to higher quality of response during maintenance (e.g. from PR to CR) [ Time Frame: Evaluate PFS at 2 yrs post transplant ]
    Evaluate PFS at 2 yrs post transplant

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stage 2 • Incidence of DLT for determination of MTD to be used in Stage II conversion to higher quality of response during maintenance (e.g. from PR to CR) [ Time Frame: Response time ]
    Stage 2 - 1 and 2 Year Progression Free Survival (PFS)

  2. Time to Response [ Time Frame: 1 and 2 Year Progression Free Survival (PFS) ]
    Stage 2 - 1 and 2 Year Progression Free Survival (PFS)

  3. Stage 2 - 1 and 2 year Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Survival Time ]
    1 and 2 Year Progression Free Survival (PFS)

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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:Understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent form.

  1. Age 18 years at the time of signing the informed consent form.
  2. Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  3. Histologically confirmed diffuse large B cell lymphoma
  4. Relapsed or refractory after one prior therapeutic treatment for DLBCL. Refractory is defined as patients received adequate prior treatment and did not respond during treatment or progressed within 90 days of last treatment.
  5. Measurable disease with at least on bidimensional lymph node or tumor mass >1.5 cm in the longest diameter that can be followed for response as a target lesion as measured by PET or CT
  6. Histologically confirmed involvement of the bone marrow by DLBCL on the bone marrow biopsy without other measurable disease
  7. Eligible for autologous stem cell transplant
  8. All previous cancer therapy, including radiation, hormonal therapy and surgery, must have been discontinued at least two weeks prior to treatment in this study.
  9. ECOG performance status of 2 at study entry (see Appendix B).
  10. Laboratory test results within these ranges:

    • Absolute neutrophil count >1000 /mm³
    • Platelet count > 50,000/mm³ (unless bone marrow is heavily infiltrated with underlying disease (50% or more) Calculated creatinine clearance of ≥ 60 mL/min by Cockroft-Gault formula (Appendix E) for patients enrolled into the phase I portion of the study (Stage I). Calculated creatinine clearance of ≥ 30 mL/min by Cockroft-Gault formula for patients enrolled into the phase II portion of the study (Stage II). See Section 5.4.2 for lenalidomide dose adjustment for calculated creatinine clearance > 30ml/min and < 60ml/min.
    • Total bilirubin < 1.5 x ULN.
    • AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) < 3 x ULN.
  11. Disease free of prior malignancies for > 5 years with exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "insitu" of the cervix or breast.
  12. All study participants must be registered into the mandatory RevAssist® program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of RevAssist®.
  13. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP)† must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days prior to and again within 24 hours of starting lenalidomide and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before she starts taking lenalidomide. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy. All patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure. See Appendix A: Risks of Fetal Exposure, Pregnancy Testing Guidelines and Acceptable Birth Control Methods.
  14. Able to take aspirin (81 or 325 mg) daily as prophylactic anticoagulation (patients intolerant to ASA may use warfarin or low molecular weight heparin).


Exclusion Criteria: Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form.

  1. Pregnant or breast feeding females. (Lactating females must agree not to breast feed while taking lenalidomide).
  2. Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or confounds the ability to interpret data from the study.
  3. Evidence of laboratory TLS by Cairo-Bishop Definition of Tumor Lysis Syndrome. Subjects may be enrolled upon correction of electrolyte abnormalities.
  4. Use of any other experimental drug or therapy within 28 days of baseline.
  5. Known hypersensitivity to thalidomide.
  6. The development of erythema nodosum if characterized by a desquamating rash while taking thalidomide or similar drugs.
  7. Concurrent use of other nonprotocol anti-cancer agents or treatments.
  8. Known positive for HIV or active infectious hepatitis, type B or C.
  9. Refusal of autologous stem cell transplant.
  10. Patients with active central nervous system involvement based on clinical evaluation. Previously treated CNS involvement that has remained asymptomatic for more than ninety days is allowed if no active CNS disease present as confirmed by MRI or/and lumbar puncture.
  11. Concurrent uncontrolled serious medical ort psychiatric conditions likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study, as judged by investigator.
  12. Prior Lenalidomide exposure for more than 28 days.


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01241734

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United States, New Jersey
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hackensack Meridian Health
Celgene Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Tatyana Feldman, MD Hackensack Meridian Health

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Responsible Party: Hackensack Meridian Health Identifier: NCT01241734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00001132 - RV-DLBCL-PI-0463
First Posted: November 16, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Keywords provided by Hackensack Meridian Health:
Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents