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A Phase I/II of Vorinostat Plus CHOP in Untreated T-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Lymphoma

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Trial Information

A Phase I/II of Vorinostat Plus CHOP in Untreated T-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


The Study Drugs:

Vorinostat is designed to cause chemical changes in different groups of proteins that are
attached to DNA (the genetic material of cells), which may slow the growth of cancer cells
or cause the cancer cells to die.

Cyclophosphamide is designed to interfere with the multiplication of cancer cells, which may
slow or stop their growth. This may cause the cancer cells to die.

Doxorubicin is designed to stop the growth of cancer cells, which may cause the cells to
die.

Vincristine is designed to interfere with the multiplication of cancer cells, which may slow
or stop their growth. This may cause the cancer cells to die.

Prednisone is designed to decrease inflammation by preventing white blood cells from
completing an inflammatory reaction. This drug can cause lymphocytes, a type of white blood
cell, to break apart and die.

Study Drug Administration:

If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will begin to take
vorinostat on the first day of treatment which is Day -1. Vorinostat capsules are taken by
mouth, either 3 times a day or 2 times a day, depending on what the study doctor thinks is
in your best interest. If you are taking vorinostat 3 times a day, it should be taken in
the morning, afternoon and evening. If you are taking vorinostat 2 times a day, you will
take the capsules in the morning and evening. The capsules must be taken with food (within
30 minutes after a meal). You will receive the vorinostat capsules on the first day of each
cycle. You will also receive instructions on how to take the drug. You should return any
unused vorinostat capsules back to study staff at the end of each cycle. You will take
vorinostat for 5 days (Days -1 through 3) of each cycle and then beginning on Day 1,
cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and doxorubicin will be given though a needle in your vein.
This will happen for each 21-day study cycle. Cyclophosphamide is given over 1 hour.
Vincristine is given over 15 minutes. Doxorubicin is also given over 15 minutes.

The starting dose of vorinostat may change On Days 1-5 of each cycle, you will take
prednisone tablets by mouth.

If you begin to experience severe or intolerable side effects, the study drug schedule may
be stopped for up to 3 weeks. If the side effects improve, you may be able to receive the
study drugs again, with either a lower dose of vorinostat or if you are taking vorinostat
three times daily, you may take it twice a day instead. The chemotherapy drugs
(cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) may also be lowered depending
on what side effects are being experienced. If you continue to have severe or intolerable
side effects with the lower dose of vorinostat and chemotherapy, you will taken off study.

Study Visits:

On Day 1 of all cycles, the following tests and procedures will be performed:

- Your medical history will be recorded, including any drugs that you are taking.

- You will be asked about any side effects you may have experienced.

- You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your vital signs and weight.

- Blood (about 5 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

- Your performance status will be recorded.

On Day 1 of Cycle 2 you will have an ECG.

On or before Day 1 of Cycle 3 the following tests and procedures will be performed if your
doctor thinks necessary:

- You will have CT and/or PET scans to check the status of the disease.

- You may have a bone marrow aspirate and/or biopsy to check the status of the disease.

Length of Study:

You will receive the study drugs for up to 6 cycles. You may be taken off study early if
the disease gets worse or if severe or intolerable side effects occur.

End-of-Study Visit:

If you go off study treatment for any reason, you will have an end-of-study visit within 4
weeks after your last dose of study drugs or before starting a new treatment. At this
visit, the following tests and procedures will be performed:

- You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your vital signs.

- Your performance status will be recorded.

- You will be asked about any side effects you may have experienced.

- Blood (about 5 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

- You will have CT scans and PET scans to check the status of the disease.

- If you had skin lesions when you began the study, the skin lesions will be
photographed.

- If the doctor thinks it is needed, you will have bone marrow biopsy and/or aspirate.

Follow-up Visits:

After you are off study treatment, you will have follow-up visits. You will go to these
visits every 3 months for the1st year, every 4 months for the 2nd and 3rd years, and every 6
months for the 4th and 5th years. After this, you will return 1 time each year unless the
lymphoma returns. The following tests and procedures will be performed:

- You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your vital signs.

- Your performance status will be recorded

- You will be asked about any side effects you may have experienced.

- Blood (about 5 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

- You will have CT scans and PET scans to check the status of the disease.

- If you had skin lesions when you began the study, the skin lesions will be
photographed.

- If the doctor thinks it is needed, you will have bone marrow biopsy and/or aspirate.

This is an investigational study. Vorinostat is FDA approved and commercially available for
the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that has not come back or not responded to prior
therapy. CHOP is currently FDA approved for treatment of patients with NHL. The use of
vorinostat in combination with CHOP in patients with T-cell NHL is investigational.

Up to 52 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Patients must have a new diagnosis of T-cell NHL eligible histologies
include:Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (unspecified), CD 30 + anaplastic large cell
lymphoma (ALK) (ALK-1 positive and ALK-1 negative), angioimmunoblastic T-cell
lymphoma, intestinal T-cell lymphoma, subcutaneous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma.

2. Patients who are eligible for blood and marrow transplant can receive this treatment
to maximal reduction of tumor bulk. A minimum of four cycles of therapy will be given
before evaluation for to hematopoetic stem cell transplant.

3. Patients must have biopsy proven disease which can include bone marrow and/or lymph
node (cutaneous only disease is excluded)

4. Patient must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of
0 to 2.

5. Patients must be age 18 years old and above.There is no dosing or adverse event data
are currently available on the use of vorinostat in patients <18 years of age,
children are excluded from this study but may be eligible for future pediatric phase
2 combination trials.

6. There is Patients are required to have adequate bone marrow reserve as indicated:
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >/= 1000/mm^3, Platelets >/= 50,000/mm3, Hemoglobin
>/= 8g/dL. If there is bone marrow involvement by lymphoma then there is no minimum
level of counts required.

7. Patients must have adequate liver function as indicated by: Bilirubin the upper limit of normal (ULN), Alanine transaminase (ALT) aspartate transaminase (AST) within two weeks before protocol entry.

8. Patients are required to have adequate renal function as indicated by a serum
creatinine protocol entry.

9. Left ventricular ejection fraction must be evaluated by nuclear medicine scan or
echocardiography and measure >/= 50%.

10. Concomitant steroids may continue provided they are being used for symptom management
and not for treatment of lymphoma.

11. Male patients must agree to use a barrier method of contraception or agree to abstain
from heterosexual activity for the duration of the study

12. Female patients must be willing to use two adequate barrier methods of contraception
to prevent pregnancy or agree to abstain from heterosexual activity throughout the
study or be post menopausal (free from menses > two years or surgically sterilized).

13. Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test
(Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)) within 72 hours of receiving the first dose
of vorinostat.

14. Patients must have the ability able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. 1. Patients with a) T-cell lymphoma with skin involvement only are excluded if they
have no evidence of systemic disease b)T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) c)
T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia d) Primary cutaneous CD30+ disorders:
anaplastic large cell lymphoma and lymphomatoid papulosis e) Angiocentric/nasal type
T/Natural Killer (NK)-cell lymphoma f) Hepatosplenic gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma

2. Patients with active Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C infection.

3. Patients with known HIV infection are excluded. a) These patients are excluded
secondary to potential to target activated T-cells, in a population of patients
already at risk for T-cell depletion, would be a contraindication to therapy.

4. Patients with active infections requiring specific anti-infective therapy are not
eligible until all signs of infections are resolved.

5. Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease requiring ongoing treatment. This
includes:a) Congestive heart failure, b) Severe CAD, c) Cardiomyopathy, d)
Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, e) Unstable angina pectoris, f) Recent MI (within 6
months).

6. Patients with prior exposure to either vorinostat (including other histone
deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors except valproic acid) or anthracyclines: a) Patients
who have received valproic acid (VPA) for the treatment of seizures may be enrolled
on this study, but must not have received VPA within 30 days of study enrollment.

7. Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding. a)Effects of this treatment on the fetus
and young children are unknown at this time.

8. Patients who have had an invasive solid tumor malignancy in the past five years
except non-melanoma skin cancers or cervical carcinoma in situ or ductal/lobular
carcinoma in situ of the breast who is currently without evidence of disease.

9. Patients undergoing anti-neoplastic chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal (excluding
contraceptives) or immunotherapy, or investigational medications within the past four
weeks.

10. Patients with deep vein thrombosis within three months.

11. Patient with concurrent use of complementary or alternative medicines.

12. Patients with psychiatric illness and/or social situations that would limit
compliance with the study medication and requirements.

13. Patients with grade 2 or more neuropathy.

14. Patients with known central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of vorinostat

Outcome Time Frame:

Continual reassessment during each 21-day cycle to assess dose limiting toxicity

Safety Issue:

Yes

Principal Investigator

Yasuhiro Oki, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2008-0484

NCT ID:

NCT00787527

Start Date:

November 2008

Completion Date:

December 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • SAHA
  • Vorinostat
  • Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid
  • MSK-390
  • CHOP
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Doxorubicin
  • AD
  • Hydroxydaunomycin hydrochloride
  • Cytoxan
  • Neosar
  • Vincristine
  • Prednisone
  • Untreated T-cell
  • T-cell NHL
  • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
  • PTCL
  • CD 30
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
  • Intestinal T-cell lymphoma
  • Subcutaneous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030