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A Study to Evaluate Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of Rituximab (MabThera/Rituxan) in Participants With Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) or Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01889069
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2013
Results First Posted : August 13, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche

Brief Summary:
This single arm, multicenter study will evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic (PK) of subcutaneous (SC) rituximab in previously untreated participants with cluster of differentiation 20 positive (CD20+) DLBCL or FL. In addition to standard chemotherapy, participants will receive at least 4 doses of rituximab 1400 mg SC once a month during the Induction period, and at least 6 doses of rituximab 1400 mg SC once every two months during the Maintenance period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Drug: Rituximab Drug: Cyclophosphamide Drug: Vincristine Drug: Doxorubicin Drug: Prednisone Drug: Bendamustine Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 159 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single Arm, Multicentre, Phase IIIB Study to Evaluate Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetic (PK) of Subcutaneous (SC) Rituximab Administered During Induction Phase or Maintenance in Previously Untreated Patients With CD20+ Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) or Follicular Lymphoma (FL)
Actual Study Start Date : July 31, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 28, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : May 28, 2019


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Rituximab
Participants will receive at least 4 doses of rituximab 1400 mg SC once a month during the Induction period, and at least 6 doses of rituximab 1400 mg SC once every two months during the Maintenance period, in addition to standard chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy regimen included cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin and prednisone (CHOP); or cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone (CVP); or bendamustine as per standard local practice.
Drug: Rituximab
Rituximab will be administered at a dose of 1400 mg SC once a month for at least 4 doses during the Induction period, and at a dose of 1400 mg SC once every two months for at least 6 doses during the Maintenance period.
Other Names:
  • MabThera
  • Rituxan

Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Cyclophosphamide will be administered as per standard local practice as a part of standard chemotherapy regimen.

Drug: Vincristine
Vincristine will be administered as per standard local practice as a part of standard chemotherapy regimen.

Drug: Doxorubicin
Doxorubicin will be administered as per standard local practice as a part of standard chemotherapy regimen.

Drug: Prednisone
Prednisone will be administered as per standard local practice as a part of standard chemotherapy regimen.

Drug: Bendamustine
Bendamustine will be administered as per standard local practice as a part of standard chemotherapy regimen.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants With Administration-Associated Reactions (AAR) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 54 months ]
    AARs were defined as all adverse events (AEs) occurring within 24 hours of rituximab administration and which were considered related to study drug. AARs included infusion/injection-related reactions (IIRRs), injection-site reactions, administration site conditions and all symptoms thereof. Grading was completed according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 4.0.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants With At Least One Grade ≥ 3 Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 54 months ]
    An AE was any untoward medical occurrence in a participant administered a pharmaceutical product and which did not necessarily have to have a causal relationship with the treatment. An adverse event was therefore any unfavourable and unintended sign (including an abnormal laboratory finding, for example), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of a pharmaceutical product, whether or not considered related to the pharmaceutical product. Pre-existing conditions which worsened during the study were also considered as adverse events. Grading was completed according to the CTCAE, version 4.0.

  2. Percentage of Participants With At Least One Grade ≥ 3 Infusion/ Injection Related Reactions (IIRRs) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 54 months ]
    Grading of IIRRs was completed according to the CTCAE, version 4.0.

  3. Percentage of Participants With At Least One Treatment-Emergent Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 54 months ]
    SAE was defined as any experience that suggested a significant hazard, contraindication, side effect, or precaution, and fulfilled any of the following criteria: fatal (resulted in death), life-threatening, required in-patient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, resulted in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, was a congenital anomaly/ birth defect, was medically significant or required intervention to prevent any of the other outcomes listed here.

  4. Percentage of Participants With Event-Free Survival (EFS) According to IWG Response Criteria [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to first occurrence of progression or relapse, or initiation of a non-protocol-specified anti-lymphoma therapy or death, whichever occurs first (up to maximum 54 months) ]
    EFS was defined as the time from first dose of rituximab to first occurrence of progression or relapse, according to the International Working Group (IWG) response criteria or other country standards, or initiation of a non-protocol-specified anti-lymphoma therapy or death, whichever occurred first.

  5. Percentage of Participants With Progression-Free Survival (PFS) According to IWG Response Criteria [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to first occurrence of progression or relapse, or death, whichever occurs first (up to maximum 54 months) ]
    PFS was defined as the time from first dose of rituximab to the first occurrence of disease progression or relapse, according to the International Working Group (IWG) response criteria or other country standards, or death from any cause, whichever occurred first.

  6. Percentage of Participants With Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Day 1 until death (up to maximum 54 months) ]
    OS was defined as the time from first dose of rituximab to death from any cause.

  7. Percentage of Participants With Disease-Free Survival (DFS) According to IWG Response Criteria [ Time Frame: From 4 to 8 weeks after end of Induction period up to relapse or death from any cause, whichever occurs first (up to maximum 54 months) (end of Induction period = up to 8 months) ]
    DFS assessed in participants achieving complete response (CR) including complete response unconfirmed (Cru) and was defined as the period from 4 to 8 weeks after end of Induction period up to relapse or death from any cause, whichever occured first.

  8. Percentage of Participants With Complete Response (CR) According to IWG Response Criteria [ Time Frame: At 4 to 8 weeks after end of Induction period (end of Induction period = up to 8 months) ]
    Complete response required: 1) the complete disappearance of all detectable clinical and radiographic evidence of disease and disappearance of all disease-related symptoms if present before therapy, and normalization of those biochemical abnormalities, 2) all lymph nodes and nodal masses had regressed to normal size, 3) the spleen, if considered to be enlarged before therapy on the basis of a CT scan, must have regressed in size and not be palpable on physical examination and 4) if the bone marrow was involved by lymphoma before treatment, the infiltrate was cleared on repeat bone marrow aspirate and biopsy of the same site. CR/unconfirmed (CRu) included those patients who fulfilled criteria 1 and 3 above as well as 1) a residual lymph node mass greater than 1.5 cm in greatest transverse diameter that regressed by more than 75% in the SPD and 2) indeterminate bone marrow. Response was assessed according to the IWG response criteria.

  9. FL: Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Induction collection: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, and Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    FL participants could be enrolled during induction or maintenance phase and they should have received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during induction or 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during maintenance. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data only collected for participants enrolled during Induction. During the induction phase each Cycle is 21 days.

  10. FL: Overall Geometric Least Square (LS) Mean Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Induction collection: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, and Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    FL participants could be enrolled during induction or maintenance phase and they should have received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during induction or 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during maintenance. PK data only collected for participants enrolled during Induction. During the induction phase each Cycle is 21 days.

  11. FL: Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab in Participants With Complete Response/Complete Response Unconfirmed (CR/CRu) [ Time Frame: Induction collection: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, and Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    FL participants could be enrolled during induction or maintenance phase and they should have received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during induction or 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during maintenance. PK data only collected for participants enrolled during Induction. During the induction phase each Cycle is 21 days.

  12. DLBCL: Plasma Concentrations of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  13. DLBCL: Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 pre-dose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  14. DLBCL: Area Under the Plasma Concentration-Time Curve (AUC) of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  15. DLBCL: Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  16. DLBCL: Apparent Total Clearance (CL/F) of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  17. DLBCL: Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab in Participants With Complete Response/Complete Response Unconfirmed (CR/CRu) [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  18. DLBCL: Overall Geometric Least Square (LS) Mean Plasma Trough Concentrations of Rituximab [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  19. DLBCL: Plasma Concentrations During Different Scheduling of Rituximab SC R-CHOP-14 or R-CHOP-21 [ Time Frame: Cycle 2 Predose, Cycle 3 Predose, Cycle 4 Predose, Cycle 5 Predose, Baseline Predose, Cycle 7 Predose on Day 1, Cycle 7 Day 7, Cycle 7 Day 14, Cycle 8 Predose on Day 1 ]
    Plasma concentrations of rituximab in participants with DLBCL by chemotherapy regimen cyclophosphamide, oncovine (vincristine), doxorubicin, prednisone/prednisolone given every 14 days (R-CHOP-14) or cyclophosphamide, oncovine (vincristine), doxorubicin, prednisone/prednisolone given every 21 days (R-CHOP-21) in the PK) population.DLBCL participants received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must have been able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC; therefore DLBCL participants could be enrolled at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5 and as a result the baseline PK sample could be collected at Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, or Cycle 5. Each Cycle is 21 days.

  20. Rituximab Administration Satisfaction Questionnaire (RASQ) Convenience and Satisfaction Domain Scores [ Time Frame: DLBCL: Cycle (C) 2, C3, C4, C5, C6, End of C8; FL: Induction: C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, Maintenance: C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10, C12, End of treatment (4-8 weeks after last dose) ]
    Patient-assessed satisfaction was evaluated using RASQ. Participants were asked questions regarding convenience and satisfaction for rituximab SC. Each domain is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with higher scores indicative of more positive feelings toward therapy. The score for each domain was averaged among all participants. DLBCL participants could be enrolled at cycle 2, cycle 3, or cycle 4. FL participants could be enrolled during induction or maintenance phase and they should have received at least 1 infusion of rituximab and must be able to receive at least 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during induction or 4 cycles of rituximab SC if enrolled during maintenance. Each Cycle is 21 days for DLBCL. Each Cycle 21 days during the Induction phase and 2 months during Maintenance phase for FL.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed, CD20+ DLBCL or CD20+ follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) Grade 1, 2 or 3a, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system
  • Currently being treated with rituximab intravenously (IV) in the Induction or Maintenance period, having received at least one full dose of rituximab IV, defined as standard full dose of rituximab IV 375 milligrams per square-meter (mg/m^2) administered without interruption or early discontinuation (i.e. tolerability issues)
  • Expectation and current ability for the participant to receive at least 4 additional cycles of treatment during the Induction period or 6 additional cycles of treatment during the Maintenance period (participants with follicular NHL)
  • An International Prognostic Index (IPI) score of 1-4 or IPI score of 0 with bulky disease, defined as one lesion greater than or equal to (>=) 7.5 centimeters (cm), or Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) (low, intermediate or high risk) assessed before the first rituximab IV administration in Induction period
  • At least one bi-dimensionally measurable lesion defined as >=1.5 cm in its largest dimension on computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status less than or equal to (<=) 3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Transformed lymphoma or FL IIIB
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma, histologic evidence of transformation to a Burkitt lymphoma, primary effusion lymphoma, primary mediastinal DLBCL, DLBCL of the testis, or primary cutaneous DLBCL
  • History of other malignancy
  • Ongoing corticosteroid use greater than (>) 30 milligrams per day (mg/day) of prednisone or equivalent
  • Inadequate renal, hematologic, or hepatic function
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies or known sensitivity or allergy to murine products
  • Contraindications to any of the individual components of standard chemotherapy
  • Other serious underlying medical conditions, which, in the Investigator's judgement, could impair the ability of the participant to participate in the study
  • Recent major surgery (within 4 weeks prior to dosing, other than for diagnosis)
  • Active hepatitis B virus (HBV), active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01889069


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
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Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] January 31, 2017
Study Protocol  [PDF] September 6, 2016

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01889069    
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28881
2013-000647-12 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: June 28, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 13, 2020
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Qualified researchers may request access to individual patient level data through the clinical study data request platform (www.vivli.org). Further details on Roche's criteria for eligible studies are available here (https://vivli.org/members/ourmembers/). For further details on Roche's Global Policy on the Sharing of Clinical Information and how to request access to related clinical study documents, see here (https://www.roche.com/research_and_development/who_we_are_how_we_work/clinical_trials/our_commitment_to_data_sharing.htm).
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Follicular
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Prednisone
Cyclophosphamide
Bendamustine Hydrochloride
Rituximab
Doxorubicin
Vincristine
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors