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A Study of JNJ-67856633 in Participants With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03900598
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 3, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose regimen or the maximum tolerated dose of JNJ-67856633 in participants with relapsed/ refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Drug: JNJ-67856633 Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) represents a diverse set of diseases. Among them diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) represents the most common subtype of NHL, accounting for 30 percent (%) to 40% of all newly diagnosed cases. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma translocation protein 1 (MALT1) is a key mediator of the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-kappaB) signaling pathway and has been shown to play a critical role in different types of lymphoma, including activated B cell-like (ABC) subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). JNJ-67856633 is a MALT1 inhibitor and will be administered orally. The study will evaluate the following: Dose Escalation (Part 1): One or more recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2Ds) of JNJ-67856633. Cohort Expansion (Part 2): JNJ-67856633 is well tolerated and achieves antitumor responses at the RP2D. The study consists of screening phase (less than or equal to 28 days before first dose), treatment phase (from Cycle 1 Day 1 till end of treatment visit [within 30 (+7) days after the last dose]) and post-treatment phase. A prescreening period may also apply to participants in select cohorts in Part 2. The total study duration will be approximately 3 years. Efficacy assessments will include radiographic image assessments, positron emission tomography scan, bone marrow assessment, endoscopy or colonoscopy etc. Safety will be monitored throughout the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, First-in-Human, Open-Label Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of JNJ-67856633, an Inhibitor of MALT1, in Participants With NHL and CLL
Actual Study Start Date : April 3, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 16, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Leukemia Lymphoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Part 1 (Dose Escalation): JNJ-67856633
Participants will receive JNJ-67856633 until disease progression, intolerable toxicity, withdrawal of consent, or the investigator or sponsor decision. Subsequent dose levels will be assigned by the sponsor using an adaptive dose escalation strategy based on all available safety, pharmacokinetic (PK), and biomarker data.
Drug: JNJ-67856633
JNJ-67856633 capsule will be administered orally.

Experimental: Part 2 (Cohort Expansion): JNJ-67856633
Participants will receive JNJ-67856633 at the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) determined in Part 1.
Drug: JNJ-67856633
JNJ-67856633 capsule will be administered orally.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Part 1: Dose-Limiting Toxicity (DLT) [ Time Frame: Approximately 21 days ]
    The DLTs are based on drug related adverse events and defined as any of the following events: any toxicity that would require discontinuation of treatment; and/or hematological / non-hematological toxicity of Grade 3 or higher.

  2. Part 1 and Part 2: Number of Participants with Adverse Events (AEs) as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant participating in a clinical study that does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the pharmaceutical/biological agent under study.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. JNJ-67856633 Plasma Concentrations [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    Concentration assessment will be done to evaluate the effect of JNJ-67856633.

  2. Part 1 and Part 2: Change in Gene Expression After Treatment with JNJ-67856633 [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    Change in gene expression after treatment with JNJ-67856633 will be analyzed.

  3. Part 1 and Part 2: Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    ORR is defined as the percentage of participants who have a partial response (PR) and complete response (CR) according to the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL), non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia response criteria.

  4. Part 1 and Part 2: Complete Response Rate [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    Complete response rate is defined as the percentage of participants who achieve a best response of CR according to the iwCLL, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia response criteria.

  5. Part 1 and Part 2: Time to Response (TTR) [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    TTR is defined for participants who achieved PR or CR as the time from the first dose of study drug to first response of PR or CR.

  6. Part 1 and Part 2: Duration of Response (DoR) [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 years ]
    DoR is defined for participants who achieved PR or CR as the time between the date of initial documentation of PR or CR to the date of first documented evidence of disease progression or death, whichever comes first.

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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:

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status grade of 0 or 1
  • Cardiac parameters within the following range: corrected QT interval (QTc intervals corrected using Fridericia's formula [QTcF]) less than or equal to (<=)480 milliseconds based on the average of triplicate assessments performed no more than 5 minutes apart (plus minus [+-]3 minutes)
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative highly sensitive serum (Beta human chorionic gonadotropin) at screening and prior to the first dose of study drug, and until 30 days after the last dose
  • In addition to the user-independent, highly effective method of contraception, a male or female condom with or without spermicide is required, example, condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository. Male condom and female condom should not be used together (due to risk of failure with friction)
  • Men must wear a condom when engaging in any activity that allows for passage of ejaculate to another person. Male participants should also be advised of the benefit for a female partner to use a highly effective method of contraception as condom may break or leak

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known active central nervous system (CNS) involvement for dose escalation and specific expansion cohorts as determined by the study evaluation team (SET)
  • Prior solid-organ transplantation
  • Either of the following: a) Received an autologous stem cell transplant less than or equal to (<=)3 months before the first dose of study drug. b) Prior treatment with allogenic stem cell transplant <=6 months before the first dose of study drug, has evidence of graft versus host disease, or requires immunosuppressant therapy
  • History of malignancy (other than the disease under study in the cohort to which the participant is assigned) within 1 year prior to the first administration of study drug. Exceptions are squamous and basal cell carcinomas of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or malignancy which in the opinion of the investigator, with concurrence with the sponsor's medical monitor, is considered cured with minimal risk of recurrence within 1 year before the first dose of study drug. Concomitant malignancies that are unlikely to progress and/or preclude evaluation of study endpoints may be allowed after discussion with the Study Responsible Physician
  • Prior treatment with a mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma translocation protein 1 (MALT1) inhibitor

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03900598

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Contact: Study Contact 844-434-4210

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
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Study Director: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Clinical Trial Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Identifier: NCT03900598    
Other Study ID Numbers: CR108587
2018-003549-40 ( EudraCT Number )
67856633LYM1001 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Research & Development, LLC )
First Posted: April 3, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

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As noted on this site, requests for access to the study data can be submitted through Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project site at


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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell