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Sequential Regimen of Bendamustin-Debulking Followed by Obinutuzumab, Acalabrutinib and Venetoclax in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory CLL (CLL2-BAAG)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03787264
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 25, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
German CLL Study Group

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE December 20, 2018
First Posted Date  ICMJE December 25, 2018
Last Update Posted Date January 24, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE January 14, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 22, 2018)
Negativity rate of minimal residual disease (MRD) in peripheral blood (PB) measured by 4-color flow cytometry [ Time Frame: At final restaging (RE): 12 weeks after the start of the last induction cycle ]
MRD negativity is defined as less than one (1) CLL-cell among 10,000 leukocytes analyzed [0.01%], i.e. < 10-4. The MRD negativity rate is defined as the proportion of patients having achieved MRD negativity based on the full analysis set (FAS).
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT03787264 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 10, 2019)
  • Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: At final restaging (RE): 12 weeks after the start of the last induction cycle ]
    Proportion of patients having achieved a complete response (CR), a CR with incomplete recovery of the bone marrow (CRi), or a partial response(PR) as best response.
  • CR / CRi rate [ Time Frame: At final restaging (RE): 12 weeks after the start of the last induction cycle ]
    Proportion of patients having achieved a CR or CRi as best response
  • MRD in PB measured by 4-color flow cytometry at different times: At screening, after debulking, 4-weekly during induction, at initial response assessment (after 6 induction cycles), at RE, every 12 weeks during maintenance and follow up. [ Time Frame: From date of screening until the end of follow-up, up to 40 month. ]
    MRD negativity is defined as less than one (1) CLL-cell among 10,000 leukocytes analyzed [0.01%], i.e. < 10-4. MRD values will be categorized into negative (<10-4) and positive (≥10-4)
  • Safety: Adverse events (AE), serious adverse events (SAE) and adverse events of particular interest (AEPI) [ Time Frame: up to 40 months after first dose of study drug ]
    Type, frequency, and severity of AEs, SAEs and AESIs and their relationship to study treatment.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 22, 2018)
  • Overall response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: At final restaging (RE): 12 weeks after the start of the last induction cycle ]
    Proportion of patients having achieved a complete response (CR), a CR with incomplete recovery of the bone marrow (CRi), or a partial response(PR) as best response.
  • CR / CRi rate [ Time Frame: At final restaging (RE): 12 weeks after the start of the last induction cycle ]
    Proportion of patients having achieved a CR or CRi as best response
  • MRD in PB measured by 4-color flow cytometry at different times: At screening, after debulking, 4-weekly during induction, at initial response assessment (after 6 induction cycles), at RE, every 12 weeks during maintenance and follow up. [ Time Frame: From date of screening until the end of follow-up, up to 40 month. ]
    MRD negativity is defined as less than one (1) CLL-cell among 10,000 leukocytes analyzed [0.01%], i.e. < 10-4. MRD values will be categorized into negative (<10-4) and positive (≥10-4)
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Sequential Regimen of Bendamustin-Debulking Followed by Obinutuzumab, Acalabrutinib and Venetoclax in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory CLL
Official Title  ICMJE A Prospective, Open-label, Multicenter Phase-II Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Sequential Regimen of Bendamustine Followed by GA101 (Obinutuzumab), Acalabrutinib (ACP-196) and ABT-199 (Venetoclax) in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory CLL (CLL2-BAAG Protocol)
Brief Summary CLL2-BAAG is a prospective, open-label, multicenter phase-II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a sequential regimen of debulking with bendamustine followed by induction and maintenance with GA101 (obinutuzumab), acalabrutinib (ACP-196) and venetoclax (ABT-199) in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL.
Detailed Description In the CLL2-BAAG trial will be included a total of 46 patients with relapsed or refractory CLL in need of treatment.This trial will evaluate a debulking with two cycles bendamustine (only for patients with a higher tumor load), followed by an induction and a maintenance treatment with obinutuzumab, acalabrutinib and venetoclax in patients with re-lapsed/refractory CLL. The duration of maintenance treatment is depending on MRD levels. This trial combines one old (chemotherapy) and three novel, synergistic (antibody, BTK-inhibitor and Bcl-2 antagonist) principles of action in order to achieve deep and long lasting remissions with a short duration of treatment. Additionally, this trial has an extensive accompanying scientific program aiming at a better understanding of the kinetics of response and clonal evolution of CLL.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Bendamustine
    Debulking: Cycles 1-2: d1+2 - 70mg/m² i.v.
  • Biological: Obinutuzumab

    Induction: Cycle 1: d1 - 100 mg, d1 (or d2) - 900 mg, d8 + d15 - 1000 mg i.v.; Cycle 2 - 6: 1000 mg, d1 i.v.

    Maintenance: Cycle 1 - 8: 1000 mg, d1 i.v.

    Other Names:
    • GA101
    • Gazyvaro
  • Biological: Acalabrutinib

    Induction: Cycle 1: --; Cycles 2 - 6: d1-28: 2 x 100mg p.o.

    Maintenance: Cycle 1 - 8: d1-84: 2 x 100mg p.o.

    Other Names:
    • ACP-196
    • Calquence
  • Biological: Venetoclax

    Induction: Cycles 1 + 2: --; Cycle 3: d1-7: 20mg, d8-14: 50mg, d15-21: 100mg, d22-28: 200mg p.o.; Cycle 4 - 6: d1-28: 400 mg p.o.

    Maintenance: Cycle 1 - 8: d1-84: 400 mg p.o.

    Other Names:
    • ABT-199
    • Venclyxto
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: BAAG

Debulking: 2 debulking cycles (q 28d) of bendamustine will be administered unless the patient has a contraindication or a debulking is not clinically indicated

Induction: 6 cycles (q 28d) of Obinutuzumab + Acalabrutinib + Venetoclax

Maintenance: max. 8 cycles (q 84d) of Obinutuzumab + Acalabrutinib + Venetoclax

Maintenance treatment will be continued until (whichever occurs first):

  • 12 weeks (approx. 3 months) after confirmation of achievement of a CR/CRi and MRD negativity
  • maintenance cycle 8
  • progression of CLL or start of a subsequent therapy
  • unacceptable toxicity
Interventions:
  • Drug: Bendamustine
  • Biological: Obinutuzumab
  • Biological: Acalabrutinib
  • Biological: Venetoclax
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 22, 2018)
46
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE September 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Relapsed/refractory CLL in need of treatment according to iwCLL (international workshop on CLL) criteria

    In case of a recent previous treatment, patients must have recovered from acute toxicities and treatment regimen must be stopped within the following time periods before start of the study treatment in the CLL2-BAAG trial:

    • chemotherapy ≥ 28 days
    • antibody treatment ≥ 14 days
    • kinase inhibitors, BCL2-antagonists or immuno-modulatory agents ≥ 3 days
    • corticosteroids may be applied until the start of the BAAG-regimen, these have to be reduced to an equivalent of ≤ 20mg prednisolone per day during treatment Please note: Patients with a progression during previous treatment with venetoclax, ibrutinib or another BTK inhibitor, as well as patients with a known resistance mutation (e.g. BTK-/PLCg2) are excluded from study participation. However, patients who progressed after termination of treatment with venetoclax, ibrutinib, other BTK inhibitors and/or obinutuzumab or who stopped treatment due to in-tolerance to ibrutinib are eligible for participation.
  2. Adequate renal function, as indicated by a creatinine clearance ≥30ml/min calculated according to the modified formula of Cockcroft and Gault or directly measured with 24 hr. urine collection
  3. Adequate hematologic function as indicated by a neutrophil count ≥ 1.0 x 109/L, a hemoglobin value ≥8.0 g/dL and a platelet count ≥ 25 x 109/L, unless directly attributable to the patient´s CLL (e.g. bone marrow infiltration), in this case, platelet count should be ≥ 10 × 109/L.
  4. Adequate liver function as indicated by a total bilirubin ≤2x, AST/ALT ≤2.5x the institutional ULN value, unless directly attributable to the patient's CLL or to Gilbert's Syndrome
  5. Negative serological testing for hepatitis B (HBsAg nega-tive and anti-HBc negative, patients positive for anti-HBc may be included if PCR for HBV DNA is negative and HBV-DNA PCR is performed every 4 weeks until one year after last dosage of GA101 (obinutuzumab)), negative testing for hepatitis-C RNA and negative HIV test within 6 weeks prior to registration
  6. Age ≥ 18 years
  7. ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status 0 - 2, ECOG 3 is only permitted if related to CLL (e.g. due to anemia or severe constitutional symptoms)
  8. Life expectancy ≥ 6 months
  9. Ability and willingness to provide written informed consent and to adhere to the study visit schedule and other proto-col requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. (Suspicion of) transformation of CLL (i.e. Richter's trans-formation, pro-lymphocytic leukemia) or central nervous system (CNS) involvement
  2. Progression during previous treatment with venetoclax, ibrutinib or another BTK inhibitor, and/or presence of known mutations associated with resistance to therapy, e.g. Bru-ton´s Tyrosine Kinase and Phospholipase C Gamma 2 (PLCg2)
  3. Confirmed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  4. Malignancies other than CLL currently requiring systemic therapies
  5. Uncontrolled infection requiring systemic treatment
  6. Any comorbidity or organ system impairment rated with a CIRS (cumulative illness rating scale) score of 4, excluding the eyes/ears/nose/throat/larynx organ system1 or any other life-threatening illness, medical condition or organ system dysfunction that - in the investigator´s opinion - could compromise the patients safety or interfere with the absorption or metabolism of the study drugs (e.g, inability to swallow tablets or impaired resorption in the gastrointestinal tract)
  7. Significantly increased risk of bleeding according to the investigator´s evaluation, e.g. due known bleeding diathesis (e.g. von-Willebrandt´s disease or hemophilia), major surgical procedure ≤ 4 weeks or stroke/intracranial hemorrhage ≤ 6 months.
  8. Requirement of therapy with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors/inducers or anticoagulant with phenprocoumon (marcumar) or other vitamin K-antagonists
  9. Use of investigational agents ≤ 28 days prior to start of study treatment, however, kinase inhibitors, BCL2-antagonists and antibody treatment are allowed in accordance with inclusion criterion number 1 (see above).
  10. Known hypersensitivity to obinutuzumab (GA101), venetoclax (ABT-199), acalabrutinib (ACP-196) or any of the excipients Please note: Patients with a known hypersensitivity to bendamustine are allowed to participate but will not receive a debulking with bendamustine
  11. Pregnant women and nursing mothers (a negative preg-nancy test is required for all women of childbearing potential within 7 days before start of treatment)
  12. Fertile men or women of childbearing potential unless:

    • surgically sterile or ≥ 2 years after the onset of menopause, or
    • willing to use two methods of reliable contraception including one highly effective (Pearl Index <1) and one additional effective (barrier) method during study treatment and for 18 months after end of study treatment.
  13. Vaccination with a live vaccine ≤ 28 days prior to registration
  14. Legal incapacity
  15. Prisoners or subjects who are institutionalized by regula-tory or court order
  16. Persons who are in dependence to the sponsor or an investigator
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Paula Cramer, Dr. med. +49 221 478 88220 paula.cramer@uk-koeln.de
Contact: Moritz Fürstenau, Dr. med. +49 221 478 88220 moritz.fuerstenau@uk-koeln.de
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Germany
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03787264
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CLL2-BAAG
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party German CLL Study Group
Study Sponsor  ICMJE German CLL Study Group
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Paula Cramer, Dr. med. German CLL Study Group
PRS Account German CLL Study Group
Verification Date January 2019

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