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A Study to Assess the Effect of Treatment With Bendamustine in Combination With Rituximab on QT Interval in Patients With Advanced Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) or Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)

Phase 3
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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Trial Information

A Study to Assess the Effect of Treatment With Bendamustine in Combination With Rituximab on QT Interval in Patients With Advanced Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) or Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)


Inclusion Criteria:

- Histopathologic confirmation of one of the following CD20+ B-cell non-Hodgkin's
lymphomas. Tissue diagnostic procedures must be performed within 6 months of study
entry and with biopsy material available for review:

- follicular lymphoma (grade 1 or 2)

- immunoplasmacytoma/immunocytoma (Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia)

- splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma

- extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tumor (MALT)

- nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma

- mantle cell lymphoma

- Meets one of the following need-for-treatment criteria (with the exception of mantle
cell lymphoma for which treatment is indicated):

- presence of at least one of the following B-symptoms:

1. fever (>38ºC) of unclear etiology

2. night sweats

3. weight loss of greater than 10% within the prior 6 months

- large tumor mass (bulky disease)

- presence of lymphoma-related complications, including narrowing of ureters or
bile ducts, tumor-related compression of a vital organ, lymphoma induced pain,
cytopenias related to lymphoma/leukemia, splenomegaly, pleural effusions, or

- hyperviscosity syndrome due to monoclonal gammopathy

- CD20 positive B cells in lymph node biopsy or other lymphoma pathology specimen.

- No prior treatment. Patients on "watch and wait" may enter the study if a recent
biopsy (obtained within the last 6 months) is available.

- Adequate hematologic function (unless abnormalities related to lymphoma infiltration
of the bone marrow or hypersplenism due to lymphoma) as follows:

- hemoglobin of >= 10.0 g/dl

- absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1.5 x 10 9th power/L

- platelet count >= 100 x 10 9th power/L

- Bidimensionally measurable disease (field not previously radiated).

- Able to provide written informed consent.

- ECOG performance status <= 2.

- Estimated life expectancy >= 6 months.

- Serum creatinine of <= 2.0 mg/dL or creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min.

- ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x ULN, and alkaline phosphatase and total bilirubin within normal

- Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 50% by multiple gated acquisition scan
(MUGA) or cardiac echocardiogram (ECHO), prior for any patient to be treated with

- A medically accepted method of contraception to be used by women of childbearing
potential (not surgically sterile or at least 12 months naturally postmenopausal).

- Men capable of producing offspring and not surgically sterile must practice
abstinence or use a barrier method of birth control.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), or grade 3 follicular

- Transformed disease. Bone marrow blasts are permitted, however, transformed disease
indicating leukemic involvement is not permitted.

- Central nervous system (CNS) lymphomatous involvement or leptomeningeal lymphoma.

- Prior radiation for NHL, except for a single course of locally delimited radiation
therapy with a radiation field not exceeding 2 adjacent lymph node regions.

- Active malignancy, other than NHL, within the past 3 years except for localized
prostate cancer treated with hormone therapy, cervical carcinoma in situ, breast
cancer in situ, or non-melanoma skin cancer following definitive treatment.

- New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure, arrhythmias or
unstable angina, electrocardiographic evidence of active ischemia or active
conduction system abnormalities, or myocardial infarction within the last 6 months.
(Prior to study entry, ECG abnormalities at screening must be documented by the
investigator as not medically relevant).

- Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positivity.

- Active hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection (Hepatitis B surface antigen testing

- Women who are pregnant or lactating.

- Corticosteroids for treatment of lymphoma within 28 days of study entry. Chronically
administered low-dose corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone ≤20 mg/day) for indications
other than lymphoma or lymphoma-related complications are permitted.

- Any serious uncontrolled, medical or psychological disorder that would impair the
ability of the patient to receive therapy.

- Any condition which places the patient at unacceptable risk or confounds the ability
of the investigators to interpret study data.

- Any other investigational agent within 28 days of study entry.

- Known hypersensitivity to bendamustine, mannitol, or other study-related drugs.

- The patient has Ann Arbor stage I disease.

- The patient has a history of congenital long QT syndrome.

- The patient has a history of cardiac disease with significant potential for QT

- The patient has screening electrocardiography (ECG) on day 1 of cycle 1 with QTCF
interval greater than 450 ms that is confirmed by a second ECG. If the QTCF interval
is greater than 450 ms on both ECGs, the ECGs will be sent to ERT, the Central ECG
Reader vendor, for an overread (with 24-hour turn around time) and ERT will make a
final decision on enrollment.

- The patient has serum potassium or magnesium less than the lower limit of normal.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Assess the QT interval as corrected by the Fridericia method (QTCF) at the end of the cycle 1 bendamustine infusion

Outcome Time Frame:

Day 2 of Cycle 1

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Sponsor's Medical Expert

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

February 2010

Completion Date:

July 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell



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