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A Comparison of Three Chemotherapy Regimens for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Status
Active
Cancer Type
Hematopoietic Malignancies
Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Unknown Primary
Trial Phase
Phase II
Eligibility
18 - 70 Years, Male and Female
Study Type
Treatment
NCT ID
NCT04115631
Protocol IDs
EA4181 (primary)
NCI-2019-05536
EA4181
Study Sponsor
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group

Summary

This phase II trial compares three chemotherapy regimens consisting of bendamustine, rituximab, high dose cytarabine, and acalabrutinib and studies how well they work in treating patients with newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine and cytarabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Acalabrutinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. This study is being done to find out if one the drug combinations of bendamustine, rituximab, high dose cytarabine, and acalabrutinib is better or worse than the usual approach for mantle cell lymphoma.

Objectives

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
I. Positron mission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) complete response (CR)/peripheral blood minimal residual disease (MRD) negative rate.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
I. Progression-free survival at 36 months.
II. Toxicity rates (incidence of grade 3/4 infections, renal and neurologic toxicities, cumulative dose of cytarabine & acalabrutinib, dose reduction, and treatment discontinuation due to toxicity).
III. Objective response rate (ORR).
IV. Overall survival at 36 months.
V. Mobilization failure rate (defined as a yield < 2 x 10^6 CD34+ stem cells/kg with a maximum of 4 courses of apheresis).
VI. To compare PET/CT negative rate between the three arms.
VII. To evaluate the association between baseline PET quantitative assessment (qPET) and MRD status at end of treatment (EOT).
VIII. To evaluate the association between the change of qPET parameters from baseline to EOT and MRD, and compare this association across all 3 arms.
IX. To determine the incremental prognostic value of baseline qPET to standard risk markers (Mantle Cell Lymphoma International Prognostic Index [MIPI]) in predicting MRD status at EOT.
X. To determine the prognostic value of baseline, interim and EOT PET in predicting progression-free survival (PFS).

EXPLORATORY IMAGING OBJECTIVES:
I. Interim PET status both qualitatively (Deauville) and quantitatively will be correlated with MRD status at EOT (end of induction).
II. Explore the incremental prognostic value of interim qPET to standard risk markers (MIPI) in predicting MRD status at EOT.
III. Explore the incremental prognostic value of interim qPET to Ki67 in predicting MRD status at EOT.
IV. Explore the association of interim and EOT PET with overall survival (OS).

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 arms.

ARM A: Patients receive bendamustine hydrochloride intravenously (IV) on days 1 and 2 and rituximab IV or rituximab and hyaluronidase human subcutaneously (SC) on day 1 or 2. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 3 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning cycle 4, patients receive rituximab IV or rituximab and hyaluronidase human SC on day 1 and cytarabine IV every 12 hours (Q12 hours) on days 1 and 2. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 3 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM B: Patients receive acalabrutinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-28, bendamustine hydrochloride IV on days 1 and 2, and rituximab IV or rituximab and hyaluronidase human SC on day 1 or 2. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 3 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning cycle 4, patients receive acalabrutinib PO BID on days 1-7 and 22-28, rituximab IV or rituximab and hyaluronidase human SC on day 1, and cytarabine IV Q12 hours on days 1 and 2. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 3 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM C: Patients receive acalabrutinib PO BID on days 1-28, bendamustine hydrochloride IV on days 1 and 2, and rituximab IV or rituximab and hyaluronidase human SC on day 1 or 2. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 2-3 months for years 1-3, and then every 6 months for years 4-5, and then annually until year 10.

Eligibility

  1. Baseline measurements and evaluations must be obtained within 42 days prior to randomization to the study. Abnormal PET or CT scans may constitute evaluable disease. Patient must have at least one objective measurable disease parameter by PET or CT. CT objectives measurable criteria includes measured dominant lesions are defined as nodes, nodal masses, and extranodal lesions that are clearly measurable in two diameters and PET objective measurable criteria includes an area of fludeoxyglucose F-18 (FDG) uptake as measured by standardized uptake value (SUV) and a Deauville score of 4 or 5. Measurable disease in the liver is required if the liver is the only site of lymphoma.
  2. MIPI score must be calculated and entered in Oncology Patient Enrollment Network (OPEN)
  3. Patient must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0-2.
  4. Patient must have untreated histologically confirmed mantle cell lymphoma, with cyclin D1 (BCL1) expression by immunohistochemical stains and/or t(11;14) by cytogenetics or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) as confirmed by the enrolling center. The diagnosis must be confirmed by formal hematopathology review at the enrolling center.
  5. Patients being treated with gastric reducing agent proton pump inhibitors must be switched to an alternative drug before starting acalabrutinib.
  6. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,000/mcL (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization). If disease includes marrow involvement or hypersplenism, please reference the below revised ANC requirement: * ANC >= 500/mcL
  7. Platelets >= 75,000 mcL (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization). If disease includes involvement or hypersplenism, please reference the below revised platelet requirement: * Platelets >= 25,000/mcL
  8. Total bilirubin =< 2 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization). If disease includes hepatic infiltration or is causing biliary obstruction, or if elevated bilirubin is due to Gilbert's disease, please reference the below revised bilirubin requirements: * Bilirubin =< 3 x institutional ULN
  9. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) =< 2.5 x institutional ULN (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization). If disease includes hepatic infiltration or is causing biliary obstruction, or if elevated bilirubin is due to Gilbert's disease, please reference the below revised AST/ALT requirements: * AST/ALT =< 5 x institutional ULN
  10. Prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) in the absence of lupus anticoagulant) < 2 x institutional ULN (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization). Patients receiving anticoagulant therapy (other than warfarin or equivalent vitamin K antagonists which are excluded), higher INR/aPTT may be permitted to enroll to this study after discussion with the study chair and discussion must be uploaded and documented on the baseline forms within Medidata Rave.
  11. Creatinine =< institutional ULN, OR glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >= 40 mL/min/1.73 m^2 (obtained within 14 days prior to randomization).
  12. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients on effective anti-retroviral therapy with undetectable viral load within 6 months are eligible for this trial.
  13. For patient with evidence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the HBV viral load must be undetectable on suppressive therapy, if indicated. Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), chronic is defined as (positive [+]) hepatitis B surface antigen (HepBsag), (+) hepatitis core antibody (HepBcab), (negative [-]) IgM hepatitis B core antibody (Hepbcab), and (-) hepatitis B surface antibody (HepBsab).
  14. Patient with a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection must have been treated and cured. For patients with HCV infection who are currently on treatment, they are eligible if they have an undetectable HCV viral load.
  15. Patient with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment does not have the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the study supplied regimen are eligible for this trial.
  16. Patient with known history or current symptoms of cardiac disease, or history of treatment with cardiotoxic agents, should have a clinical risk assessment of cardiac function using the New York Heart Association Functional classification. To be eligible for this trial, patients should be class 2B or better.
  17. Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must agree to use accepted and effective method(s) of contraception or to abstain from sexual intercourse for the duration of their participation in the study and for 12 months after treatment ends.
  18. Patient must be able to fulfill one of the following eligibility requirements pertaining to biospecimen availability for submission following randomization: * Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue specimen from the original diagnostic biopsy (i.e. lymph node [LN] bone marrow core biopsy and aspiration [BM Bx], etc). is available for submission OR, * If tumor tissue is not available and patient has circulating mantle cells in the peripheral blood, then peripheral blood collected prior to initiation of protocol therapy may be submitted. ** NOTE: Biospecimens must be submitted within 60 days following randomization to Adaptive Biotechnologies for ClonoSEQ ID molecular marker identification of unique clonal immunoglobulin DNA sequence. If peripheral blood will be submitted, Adaptive Biotechnologies should be contacted prior to patient randomization for guidance pertaining to collection and submission requirements.

Treatment Sites in Georgia

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital


5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
www.emoryhealthcare.org

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


1365 Clifton Road NE
Building C
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-778-5180
winshipcancer.emory.edu

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