A(B)VD Followed by Nivolumab as Frontline Therapy for Higher Risk Patients With Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)

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    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Updated on 6 February 2023
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classical hodgkin lymphoma


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

Condition Hodgkin Lymphoma
Treatment Bleomycin, doxorubicin, Nivolumab, dacarbazine, Vinblastine
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03033914
SponsorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Last Modified on6 February 2023

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