Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Clinical Trial
A(B)VD Followed by Nivolumab as Frontline Therapy for Higher Risk Patients With Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
The aim of this study is to improve the chance of cure for people with higher risk Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of the Phase I study is to test any good and bad effects of the study drug called Nivolumab when combined with ABVD for the front-line treatment of HL.The purpose of this Phase II study is to test whether including nivolumab in treatment for untreated Hodgkin lymphoma can improve the chance of cure for patients with abnormal PET scans after 2 cycles of ABVD.
The phase II portion of cohort A will enroll patients with untreated stage III or IV Hodgkin lymphoma. All patients will begin with 2 cycles of ABVD as standard of care treatment. A PET scan will be performed after 2 cycles of ABVD. Enrollment at MSK may occur at any point during the first two cycles of ABVD treatment. Enrollment at non-MSK locations will occur after the PET scan is performed. MSK patients with a PET-negative response (defined by Deauville 1, 2 or 3) will proceed with 4 additional cycles of ABVD or AVD (per treating physician preference) on-study. Non-MSK patients with a PET-negative response are not eligible for this study. Patients with a PET-positive response (Deauville 4 or 5) will proceed with 4 cycles of AVD plus nivolumab on-study. Non-MSK patients must have a PET-positive response to enroll on this study
Cohort A overview: Patients age less than 60 with untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma will be eligible for cohort A. In phase I, patients could enroll onto cohort A if they had have a baseline IPS ≥3 OR if their PET scan after 2 cycles of ABVD is positive (Deauville 4 or 5). Enrollment onto phase I has now ceased and enrollment will begin for phase II.
In phase II, patients less than 60 years of age with stage III or IV HL are eligible. MSK patients may enroll anytime within the first 2 cycles of ABVD Non-MSK patients must enroll after positive PET-2 scan.
Cohort B overview: Patients 60 or older with untreated classical Hodgkin lymphoma (regardless of stage) will be eligible for cohort B.
The following eligibility criteria applies to both cohort A and B except when stated otherwise:
Histologic diagnosis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma
FDG-avid disease by FDG-PET/CT
Non-MSK patients ONLY: PET-2 positive disease (Cohort A only)
Ann Arbor Stage III or IV disease (Cohort A only)
WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 2 weeks prior to the start of study drug. Women who undergo fertility preservation within 2 weeks of beginning chemotherapy are expected to have false-positive pregnancy tests and therefore testing may be waived for these patients.
WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 24 hours prior to the start of study drug. Women who undergo fertility preservation within 2 weeks of beginning chemotherapy are expected to have false-positive pregnancy tests and therefore testing may be waived for these patients.
Reliable methods of birth control include a double barrier method, oral contraceptive, implant, dermal contraception, long-term injectable contraceptive, intrauterine device, tubal ligation or total abstinence during the study
Women must not be breastfeeding
Men who are sexually active with WOCBP must agree to follow instructions for method(s) of contraception (i.e. use of a condom during intercourse) for the duration of treatment with study drug plus 5 half-lives of study drug plus 90 days (duration of sperm turnover) for a total of 31 weeks posttreatment completion
Age ≥ 18
Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x Upper limit of normal (ULN) or creatinine clearance (CrCl) ≥ 40 mL/min (measured using the Cockcroft-Gault formula
AST/ALT ≤ 3 x ULN (5x ULN for those with lymphoma involvement of the liver)
Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN (except subjects with Gilbert Syndrome, who can have total bilirubin < 3.0 mg/dL)
Subjects with active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases.
Subjects with nodular lymphocyte-predominant HL
Any serious or uncontrolled medical disorder that, in the opinion of the investigator, may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, impair the ability of the subject to receive protocol therapy, or interfere with the interpretation of study results.
Prior malignancy active within the previous 3 years except for locally curable cancers that have been apparently cured, such as basal or squamous cell skin cancer, superficial bladder cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the prostate, cervix, or breast.
Subjects with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease. Subjects with vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, residual hypothyroidism due to autoimmune condition only requiring hormone replacement, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll.
Subjects with a condition requiring systemic treatment with systemic corticosteroids (equivalent of >10mg/day of prednisone). Patients may receive steroid therapy if steroids are tapered down to 10mg or less by 4 weeks after initiating A(B)VD to control lymphoma-related symptoms.
Any of the following cardiovascular conditions or values within 6 months before the first dose of study drug:
A left-ventricular ejection fraction < 50%
Myocardial infarction within 2 years of randomization
New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure
Evidence of current uncontrolled cardiovascular conditions, including cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities
Any positive test for hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus indicating acute infection.
Known history of testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or known acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
History of severe hypersensitivity reaction to any monoclonal antibody.
Adjusted DLCO <60% (if unadjusted DLCO is >/=60% then there is no need to calculate adjusted
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There are 10 Locations for this study
Detroit Michigan, 48201, United States More Info
Basking Ridge New Jersey, 07920, United States More Info
Hackensack New Jersey, 07601, United States More Info
Middletown New Jersey, 07748, United States More Info
Montvale New Jersey, 07645, United States More Info
Commack New York, 11725, United States More Info
Harrison New York, 10604, United States More Info
New York New York, 10065, United States More Info
Uniondale New York, 11553, United States More Info
Vancouver , V5Z4E, Canada More Info
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