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A Phase II Study of Bendamustine, Mitoxantrone, and Rituximab (BMR) for Patients With Untreated High Risk Follicular Lymphoma


Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Follicular Lymphoma

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Trial Information

A Phase II Study of Bendamustine, Mitoxantrone, and Rituximab (BMR) for Patients With Untreated High Risk Follicular Lymphoma


The Study Drugs:

Bendamustine is designed to damage and destroy the DNA (genetic material) of cancer cells.

Mitoxantrone is designed to stop cancer cells from making DNA, which may stop the cells from
making more cells.

Rituximab is designed to attach to lymphoma cells, which may cause them to die.

Study Drug Administration:

If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will receive the study drugs
in 28-day "cycles."

On Days 1 and 2 of each cycle, you will receive bendamustine through a needle in a vein over
30-60 minutes.

On Day 1 of each cycle, you will receive rituximab by vein over several hours, depending on
how well you tolerate it. Usually, the first dose of rituximab is given over 6-8 hours. If
you tolerate the first dose well, you will receive the next doses over 4 hours.

On Day 2 of each cycle, you will receive mitoxantrone by vein over 15 minutes.

Study Visits:

At every study visit (Days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of each cycle), your vital signs will be
measured. You will be asked if you have experienced any side effects and to list any drugs
you may be taking. The measurement of vital signs on Days 8, 15, and 22 of each cycle may
be done by your personal doctor, and the results can be sent in to the study staff.

On Day 1 of each cycle, the following tests and procedures will be performed:

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

- Blood (about 1-2 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

- You will have a performance status evaluation.

On Days 8, 15, and 22 of each cycles, blood (about 1 teaspoon) will be drawn for routine
tests. These tests may be performed by your personal doctor, and the results can be sent in
to the study staff.

At the end of Cycle 3, you will have a PET scan and/or CT scan to check the status of the
disease.

If your bone marrow showed lymphoma at the beginning of the study, you will have an
additional bone marrow aspiration and biopsy if the disease goes away while you are on
study. This will be to check the status of the disease.

If at any time the doctor thinks it is necessary, you will have extra blood and urine
collected for routine tests.

Length of Study Participation:

You may receive up to 6 cycles (about 6 months) of study treatment. If the disease gets
worse or intolerable side effects occur, you will be taken off study treatment early.

End-of-Study Visit:

At 30-40 days after your last dose of study drugs, you will have an end-of-study visit. At
this visit, the following tests and procedures will be performed:

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

- You will have a performance status evaluation.

- Blood (about 1-2 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

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

- You will be asked if you have experienced any side effects and to list any drugs you
may be taking.

Long-Term Follow-Up:

Every 3 months for 2 years after your study treatment ends, you will have follow-up visits.
If after 2 years your body shows no signs of cancer, you will have follow-up visits every 6
months after that. These follow-up tests are considered routine care.

The following tests and procedures will be performed at these visits:

- You will have a performance status evaluation.

- Blood (about 1-2 teaspoons) will be drawn for routine tests.

- You will be asked how you are doing and whether you are receiving any new treatments
for the disease.

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

- The study doctor will check the results of any other scans and tests you may have for
routine care. The study doctor will also check the results of physical exams you may
have.

This is an investigational study. All 3 study drugs are commercially available. Rituximab
is FDA approved to treat follicular lymphoma. Mitoxantrone is FDA approved for use in
combination for certain types of leukemia. Bendamustine is FDA approved to treat chronic
lymphocytic leukemia.

The combination of rituximab, mitoxantrone, and bendamustine is not FDA approved to treat
follicular lymphoma. At this time, it is only being used in research.

Up to 37 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Age >18 years at the time of signing the informed consent form.

2. Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.

3. Untreated grade 1, 2, or 3a follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

4. At least one measurable lesion according to the International Working Group Criteria
for Response, of greater that 1.5cm.

5. ECOG performance status of < 2 at study entry.

6. Laboratory test results within these ranges: Absolute neutrophil count >/=1.5 x
10^9/L; Platelet count >/=100 x 10^9/L; Serum creatinine bilirubin hepatic metastases are present.

7. Disease free of prior malignancies for at least 5 years with exception of currently
treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma in-situ of the
cervix or breast.

8. Have a high risk FLIPI score, as defined by a FLIPI score >/= 3.

9. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine
pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10 to 14 days prior to
study entry.

10. An ejection fraction of >/= 50% as documented by a cardiac function study.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that
would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form.

2. Pregnant or breast feeding females.

3. Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the
subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or confounds
the ability to interpret data from the study.

4. Use of any prior chemotherapy for follicular lymphoma.

5. Known hypersensitivity to Bendamustine, mitoxantrone, or mannitol.

6. A history of congestive heart failure.

7. Any prior use of bendamustine or mitoxantrone.

8. Concurrent use of other anti-cancer agents or experimental treatments.

9. Known positive for HIV or infectious hepatitis type B or C.

10. Creatinine clearance less than 40 ml/min.

11. A known history of hepatic insufficiency (patients with a history of fulminate
hepatic failure, hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis, and autoimmune hepatitis).

12. Any history of grade 3b follicular 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:

Number of Patients with Complete response (CR) rate

Outcome Time Frame:

At 3 months

Safety Issue:

Yes

Principal Investigator

Nathan Fowler, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2008-0204

NCT ID:

NCT00901927

Start Date:

May 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Untreated High Risk Follicular Lymphoma
  • Bendamustine hydrochloride
  • Bendamustine HCI
  • Bendamustine
  • CEP-18083
  • SDX-105
  • Treanda
  • Mitoxantrone
  • Novantrone
  • Rituximab
  • Rituxan
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Follicular

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030