Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Clinical Trial
Study of VIP152, Venetoclax, and Prednisone (VVIP) in Relapsed/Refractory Lymphoid Malignancies
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are blood cancers that can be difficult to treat. They can also return after treatment. Examples include diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). More effective treatments are needed for these diseases.
To test the safety of a study drug (VIP152) in combination with other drugs used to treat people with aggressive blood cancers.
People aged 18 years or older diagnosed with DLBCL, PTCL, or related blood cancers. The cancers must have either not responded to treatment or returned after treatment.
Participants will undergo screening. They will have a physical exam with scans and blood and urine tests. They will have imaging scans and tests of their heart function. They may also provide a bone marrow aspiration or biopsy.
Participants may provide a saliva sample for DNA testing.
Participants will receive study treatment in cycles. Each cycle is 21 days.
Participants will take two drugs by mouth at home once a day on days 1-10 of each cycle.
On days 2 and 9 they will come to the clinic to receive VIP152. This drug will be administered through a small plastic tube with a needle placed in a vein.
On day 11, participants will receive a fourth medication as an injection under the skin. They will rest and recover on days 12-21.
Screening tests will be repeated periodically throughout the study period.
Treatment will continue for up to 24 cycles.
Participants will have follow-up visits for up to 5 years.
High unmet medical need for relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) after exhausting chemotherapy and/or chemo-immunotherapy regimens
Targeted therapies aimed at disrupting cell death pathway in hematologic malignancies are emerging and showing significant activity in both the relapsed and first-line settings
VIP152 is a selective inhibitor of PTEFb/CDK9 and is expected to show efficacy in tumor indications that overexpress MYC and MCL-1. VIP152 monotherapy has demonstrated a mild toxicity profile and preliminary efficacy in Phase 1 studies in advanced cancer
The combination of VIP152 with venetoclax and prednisone (VVIP) targets major cell-death pathways in lymphoid malignancies (BCL-2 and MCL-1) and may overcome chemo-resistance and/or single drug resistance to venetoclax
Phase 1: To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D), and the safety and toxicity profile of the combination of VIP152 with venetoclax and prednisone (VVIP) in relapsed/refractory lymphoid malignancies
Phase 2: To determine the complete response (CR) rate of the combination of VIP152 with venetoclax and prednisone (VVIP) in R/R lymphoid malignancies
Participants must have a histologically or cytologically confirmed lymphoid malignancy as listed below, confirmed by the Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, as follows:
R/R MYC-rearranged DLBCL/HGBCL (MYC aberration must be confirmed by NCI Laboratory of Pathology to enroll)
R/R non-GCB DLBCL without MYC-rearrangement (COO and non-MYC aberration must be confirmed by NCI Laboratory of Pathology to enroll. COO determination at enrollment will utilize immunohistochemistry and Han s algorithm)
R/R PTCL (PTCL-NOS, PTCL-TFH, follicular TCL, AITL, ATLL, ALK+ ALCL and ALK- ALCL per 2016 WHO classification)
Relapsed and/or refractory disease, as defined below:
Aggressive B-cell lymphoma: relapsed after and/or refractory to at least 2 prior systemic therapies, 1 or more which includes an anthracycline and anti-CD20 targeting agent
PTCL: relapsed after and/or refractory to at least 2 prior systemic therapies, 1 or more which includes an anthracycline (and a brentuximab vedotin-containing regimen for participants with ALK+ or ALK- ALCL)
Must have evaluable disease by clinical exam (i.e., palpable lymphadenopathy, measurable skin lesions, etc.), laboratory assessment (i.e., disease involvement of bone marrow or peripheral blood by morphology, cytology or flow cytometry), and/or imaging (measurable lymph nodes, masses, or bony lesions on CT or MRI and/or evaluable FD-Gavid lesions on PET).
NOTE: Lesions that have been irradiated cannot be included in the tumor assessment unless unequivocal tumor progression has been documented in these lesions after radiation therapy.
Age >= 18 years
ECOG performance status <= 2
Adequate organ and marrow function as defined below unless dysfunction is secondary to disease:
Absolute neutrophil count* >=1,000/mcL
Hemoglobin >=8 g/dL
INR <=1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) for participants not receiving therapeutic anticoagulation
PTT/aPTT <= 1.5 X institutional ULN normal except if the aPTT is elevated because of a positive Lupus Anticoagulant
Total bilirubin** <=1.5 X institutional ULN (or <=3 X institutional ULN for participants with documented Gilberts syndrome)
AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT)*** <= 2.5 X institutional ULN
Serum creatinine <= 2.0 mg/dL
--Creatinine clearance**** >= 40 mL/min/1.73 m2 for participants with creatinine levels above 2 mg/dL
Cr Cl will be calculated with the use of the 24-hour creatinine clearance or modified
Cockcroft-Gault equation (eCCR; with the use of ideal body mass [IBM] instead of mass): (140 - Age) x IBM (kg) (SqrRoot) [0.85 if female]/72 x serum creatinine (mg/dL)
*RBC transfusions and use of G-CSF will be allowed in order to meet eligibility parameters.
Total bilirubin must be <= 3 X institutional ULN for eligibility even if secondary to disease.
AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) must be <= 5 X institutional ULN for eligibility even if secondary to disease.
Creatinine clearance must be >= 30 mL/min for eligibility even if secondary to disease.
Negative serum or urine pregnancy test must be obtained within 7 days before the first dose of study drug in women of childbearing potential. Postmenopausal women, as defined below, are allowed to enroll without a pregnancy test:
--Age >50 years with amenorrhea for at least 12 months or
--Age <=50 years with 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level within postmenopausal range (>40 mIU/mL) OR
Permanently sterilized women (e.g., tubal occlusion, hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, uterine ablation)
Women and men of reproductive potential must agree to use highly effective contraception when sexually active. This applies for the period between signing of the informed consent and 90 days after the last administration of study drug.
Highly effective contraception includes:
Established use of oral, injected or implanted hormonal methods of contraception
Placement of certain intrauterine devices (IUD) or intrauterine systems (IUS)
Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, salpingectomy or vasectomy of the partner (provided that partner is the sole sexual partner of the woman of childbearing potential trial participant and that the vasectomized partner has received medical assessment of the surgical success)
In addition, participants must agree to use condoms.
Participants that are positive for hepatitis B core antibody, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), or hepatitis C antibody must have a negative hepatitis B and/or C viral load by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and agree to additional monitoring.
Ability of participant to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
Breastfeeding participants must be willing to discontinue breastfeeding from study treatment initiation through 90 days after the last administration of study drug.
-The following restrictions apply to current or prior anti-cancer treatment, prior to the first dose of study drug:
Participants who are actively receiving any other anti-cancer investigational agents.
Any chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or anti-cancer antibodies within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug
Radio- or toxin-immunoconjugates within 10 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug
Prior allogeneic stem cell (or other organ) transplant within 6 months or any evidence of active graft-versus-host disease or requirement for immunosuppressants within 28 days prior to first dose of study drug
Not recovered (i.e., <= Grade 1 or baseline) from adverse events due to previously administered anti-cancer treatment, surgery, or procedure.
NOTE: Exceptions to this include events not considered to place the participant at unacceptable risk of participation in the opinion of the PI (e.g., alopecia).
-Participants requiring the following agents within 14 days or 5 half-lives of the drug (whichever is shorter) prior to the first dose of venetoclax and VIP152 are excluded:
Strong CYP3A inhibitors
Strong CYP3A inducers
Moderate CYP3A inhibitors (dose-escalation cohort only)
Moderate CYP3A inducers (dose-escalation cohort only)
NOTE: Moderate CYP3A inhibitors and inducers should be used with caution for participants in the dose-expansion cohorts and an alternative medication used, whenever possible.
Known allergy to both xanthine oxidase inhibitors and rasburicase; or, known hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs
Known active bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic, or other infection (excluding fungal infections of nail beds) at study enrollment, or any major episode of infection requiring treatment with IV antibiotics or hospitalization (relating to the completion of the course of antibiotics) within 2 weeks prior to first dose of study drug
Active CMV infection as determined by a positive CMV PCR
Active SARs-CoV-2 infection based on PCR assay; prior SARs-CoV-2 infection allowed if completely recovered from infection and negative PCR testing
Clinically significant history of liver disease, including viral or other hepatitis, current alcohol abuse, or cirrhosis; as well as active infection with HBV or HCV except as noted above in inclusion criteria
Participants with occult (defined as positive total hepatitis B core antibody [HBcAb] and positive HBsAg) or prior HBV infection (defined as positive total hepatitis B core antibody [HBcAb] and negative HBsAg) may be included if HBV DNA is undetectable.
Participants who are positive for HCV antibody must be negative for HCV by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to be eligible for study participation
Malabsorption syndrome or other condition that precludes enteral route of administration
History of other active malignancy requiring therapy that could affect compliance with the protocol or interpretation of results
Symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or cardiac arrhythmia
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45%
Clinically relevant findings on electrocardiogram (ECG) such as a second- or third-degree AV block or prolongation of the QTc interval (Fridericia) over 470 msec (participants with AV block and pacemaker in place for >1 year and checked by a cardiologist within <6 months before the first dose of study drug, will not be excluded).
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness (including psychiatric) or social situations that may limit interpretation of results or that could increase risk to the participant
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