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A Phase II Study of Oral LBH589 in Adult Patients With Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Who Are Intolerant to or Have Progressed on or After Prior HDAC Inhibitor

Phase 2/Phase 3
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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Trial Information

A Phase II Study of Oral LBH589 in Adult Patients With Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Who Are Intolerant to or Have Progressed on or After Prior HDAC Inhibitor

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

1. Written informed consent obtained prior to any screening procedures

2. Age greater than or equal to 18 years old

3. Patients with biopsy-confirmed stages IB-IVA mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome.
Patients with SS who have bone marrow involvement are also eligible. Patients with
transformed CTCL are eligible.

4. Patients must have been treated with an HDAC inhibitor given for the treatment of
CTCL. Patients must have had disease progression on or following treatment with an
HDAC inhibitor. Patients are also eligible if they had an inadequate response to an
HDAC inhibitor defined as stable disease as the best response after at least 3 months
of therapy. Patients previously treated with an HDAC inhibitor are also eligible if
they experienced intolerance due to adverse events.

Exclusion criteria:

1. Patients with a history of visceral disease including CNS involvement (i.e. stage IVB
CTCL). Note, patients who have SS with bone marrow involvement are eligible.

2. Impaired cardiac function

3. Concomitant use of drugs with a risk of causing torsades de pointes

4. Patients who have received chemotherapy or any investigational drug or undergone
major surgery ≤ 3 weeks prior to starting study drug or who have not recovered from
side effects of such therapy

5. Less than 3 months since prior electron beam therapy

6. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding, or women of childbearing potential (WOCBP)
not willing to use a double method of contraception during the study and 3 months
after the end of treatment.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

To determine the overall response rate of patients treated with LBH589 by using the modified Severity-Weighted Assessment Tool to assess skin disease and the evaluation of disease in the viscera, lymph nodes, and blood (circulation SS cells)

Outcome Time Frame:


Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • adults
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Sézary Syndrome
  • CTCL
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous



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