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A Phase II Trial of Panobinostat and Lenalidomide in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01460940
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2011
Results First Posted : March 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial studies how well giving panobinostat together with lenalidomide works in treating patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. Panobinostat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Biological therapies, such as lenalidomide, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop cancer cells from growing. Giving panobinostat together with lenalidomide may be an effective treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adult Lymphocyte Depletion Hodgkin Lymphoma Adult Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Adult Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin Lymphoma Adult Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Adult Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Drug: panobinostat Drug: lenalidomide Phase 2

Detailed Description:
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the overall response rate (ORR), including complete responses (CR) and partial responses (PR), with combined lenalidomide and panobinostat in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the safety and tolerability of combined lenalidomide and panobinostat in patients with previously treated Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with previously treated Hodgkin's lymphoma receiving combined lenalidomide and panobinostat. III. Evaluate changes in natural killer (NK) cell number and function, plasma cytokines, gene expression profile of peripheral blood, and plasma proteins via proteomics, before, during, and after lenalidomide and panobinostat therapy. IV. Determine levels of histone acetylation before and after treatment with panobinostat. V. Determine the pharmacokinetics of lenalidomide in the presence of panobinostat. VI. To collect deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples for potential later analysis of associations between outcomes and polymorphisms in genes coding for drug metabolizing enzymes, transporters and molecular targets of lenalidomide or panobinostat. OUTLINE: Patients receive panobinostat orally (PO) on days 1, 3, and 5 of weeks 1-4 and lenalidomide PO on days 1-7 of weeks 1-3. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at least every 3 months for 2 years, and then every 6 months for 3-5 years

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Panobinostat and Lenalidomide in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Study Start Date : October 13, 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 16, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 16, 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lenalidomide and Panobinostat
In the phase I trial, three patients will be enrolled at each dose level, starting at dose level 1 using a standard 3 + 3 dose escalation phase I design.
Drug: panobinostat
Administered orally Monday, Wednesday, Friday of every week for 4 weeks. A cycle is define as 28 days.
Other Names:
  • HDAC inhibitor
  • LBH589
  • hydroxamic acid

Drug: lenalidomide
Lenalidomide will be administered orally daily on days 1-21. Lenalidomide will not be given on days 22-28. A cycle is define as 28 days.
Other Names:
  • CC-5013
  • Revlimid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the Overall Response Rate (ORR), Including Complete Responses (CR) and Partial Responses (PR) [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    Overall response rate (CR + PR) will be determined using the International response criteria with combined panobinostat and lenalidomide in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the Safety and Tolerability of Combined Lenalidomide and Panobinostat in Patients With Previously Treated Hodgkin's Lymphoma. [ Time Frame: up to 24 months ]
    Safety and tolerability will be assessed for patients using the NIH-NCI Common Terminology Criteria (CTCAE) version 4.0

  2. Progression-free Survival in Patients With Previously Treated Hodgkin's Lymphoma Receiving Combined Lenalidomide and Panobinostat [ Time Frame: 3-5 years ]
    Determined from the date of start of therapy to death from any cause or censored at the last date the patient is known to be alive

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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:

  • Histologically confirmed classical or lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma that is relapsed or refractory after at least one prior chemotherapy; patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma may have one of the following World Health Organization (WHO) subtypes:

    • Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Mixed cellularity Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Lymphocyte-deplete Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Nodular Lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Patients must have relapsed or progressed after at least one prior cytotoxic chemotherapy

    • Previous autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation is permitted
    • Previous treatment with either single agent panobinostat or lenalidomide is permitted
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1200/μL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/μl
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x upper limit normal (ULN)
  • Serum bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN
  • Calculated creatinine clearance >= 60ml/min by Cockcroft-Gault estimation of CrCI
  • Measurable Disease must be present either on physical examination or imaging studies; non-measurable disease alone is not acceptable; any tumor mass > 1 cm is acceptable; lesions that are considered non-measurable include the following:

    • Bone lesions
    • Leptomeningeal disease
    • Ascites
    • Pleural/pericardial effusion
    • Inflammatory breast disease
    • Lymphangitis cutis/pulmonis
    • Bone marrow involvement (involvement by non-Hodgkin lymphoma should be noted)
  • Baseline multi gated acquisition (MUGA) or echocardiogram (ECHO) must demonstrate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 45%
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-2
  • Able to provide written informed consent obtained prior to participation in the study and any related procedures being performed
  • 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 and again within 24 hours prior to starting Cycle 1 of lenalidomide (prescriptions must be filled within 7 days as required by RevAssist) 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.
  • Able to take aspirin (81 or 325 mg) daily as prophylactic anticoagulation (patients intolerant of aspirin or at increased risk of venous thrombosis may use warfarin or low molecular weight heparin)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are candidates for high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation with curative intent should not be enrolled
  • Patients with active central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma
  • Use of valproic acid for any medical condition while receiving protocol treatment or within 5 days prior to first panobinostat dose
  • Impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac diseases, including any one of the following:

    • History or presence of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmia; (patients with a history of atrial arrhythmia are eligible but should be discussed with Novartis prior to enrollment)
    • Any history of ventricular fibrillation or Torsade de Pointes
    • Bradycardia defined as heart rate (HR) < 50 beats per minute (bpm); patients with pacemakers are eligible if HR >= 50 bpm
    • Screening electrocardiogram (ECG) with a QTc > 450 msec
    • Right bundle branch block + left anterior hemiblock (bifascicular block)
    • Patients with myocardial infarction or unstable angina =< 6 months prior to starting study drug
    • Other clinically significant heart disease (e.g., congestive heart failure [CHF] New York [NY] Heart Association class III or IV, uncontrolled hypertension, history of labile hypertension, or history of poor compliance with an antihypertensive regimen)
  • Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI disease that may significantly alter the absorption of panobinostat
  • Patients with diarrhea > Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade 2
  • Other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes or active or uncontrolled infection) including abnormal laboratory values, that could cause unacceptable safety risks or compromise compliance with the protocol
  • Patients using medications that have a relative risk of prolonging the QT interval or inducing torsade de pointes if treatment cannot be discontinued or switched to a different medication prior to starting study drug
  • Known hypersensitivity to thalidomide or lenalidomide.
  • The development of erythema nodosum if characterized by a desquamating rash while taking thalidomide or similar drugs
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding females
  • Patients with known positivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B or C; baseline testing for HIV and hepatitis C is not required. Patients who are seropositive because of hepatitis B virus vaccine are eligible.
  • Concurrent use of other anti-cancer agents or treatments
  • Patients with any significant history of non-compliance to medical regimens or unwilling or unable to comply with the instructions given to him/her by the study staff

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01460940

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United States, Missouri
Washington University
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Kristie Blum, MD Ohio State University
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01460940    
Other Study ID Numbers: OSU-10049
NCI-2011-03323 ( Registry Identifier: Clinical Trial Reporting Program (CTRP) )
First Posted: October 27, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 14, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:
refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action