Last updated on August 2019

Rituximab Bendamustine Hydrochloride and Bortezomib Followed by Rituximab and Lenalidomide in Treating Older Patients With Previously Untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Therapy-related Toxicity | Toxic encephalopathy | Lymphoma
  • Age: Between 60 - 120 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female


  • Histologically confirmed untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), with documented cyclin D1 by immunohistochemical stains and/or t(11;14) by cytogenetics or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • Patients must have at least one objective measurable disease parameter
  • Abnormal PET scans will not constitute evaluable disease, unless verified by CT scan or other appropriate imaging
  • Measurable disease in the liver is required if the liver is the only site of lymphoma
  • Patient must have no CNS involvement


  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • ANC 1,500/mcL (1.5 x 10^9/L)*
  • Platelets 100,000/mcL (100 x 10^9/L)* NOTE: *Unless due to marrow involvement.
  • AST/ALT 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Bilirubin 2 times ULN
  • Calculated creatinine clearance by Cockroft-Gault formula 30 mL/min
  • Women (sexually mature female) must not be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males use an accepted and effective method of contraception
  • Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a female of child-bearing potential, even if they have had a successful vasectomy
  • All patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure
  • No evidence of prior malignancy except adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ cervical carcinoma, or any surgically or radiation-cured malignancy continuously disease free for 5 years so as not to interfere with interpretation of radiographic response
  • Patient agrees that if randomized to Arms C or D, and proceed onto Arms G or H, they must register into the mandatory RevAssist program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of RevAssist
  • Patients must have no medical contra-indications to, and be willing to take, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis as all patients registering to the lenalidomide/rituximab Arms G and H will be required to have DVT prophylaxis
  • Patients randomized to Arms G or H who have a history of a thrombotic vascular event will be required to have therapeutic doses of low-molecular weight heparin or warfarin to maintain an INR between 2.0 - 3.0
  • Patients on Arms G and H without a history of a thromboembolic event are required to take a daily aspirin (81 mg or 325 mg) for DVT prophylaxis
  • Patients who are unable to tolerate aspirin should receive low molecular weight heparin therapy or warfarin treatment
  • Women must agree to abstain from donating blood during study participation and for at least 28 days after discontinuation from protocol treatment
  • Males must agree to abstain from donating blood, semen, or sperm during study participation and for at least 28 days after discontinuation from protocol treatment
  • HIV-positive patients are not excluded but, to enroll, must meet all of the below
  • HIV is sensitive to antiretroviral therapy
  • Must be willing to take effective antiretroviral therapy, if indicated
  • No history of CD4 prior to or at the time of lymphoma diagnosis < 300 cells/mm
  • No history of AIDS-defining conditions
  • If on antiretroviral therapy, must not be taking zidovudine or stavudine
  • Must be willing to take prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) during therapy and until at least 2 months following the completion of therapy or until the CD4 cells recover to over 250 cells/mm, whichever occurs later
  • Patients must not have grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
  • Patients must not have NYHA Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia
  • Patients must not have hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol
  • Patients must not have a serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with study participation


  • No prior therapy for MCL, except < 1 week of steroid therapy for symptom control
  • HIV-positive patients are not excluded, but to enroll, must meet all of the below
  • Must be willing to take effective antiretroviral therapy if indicated
  • If on antiretroviral therapy, must not be taking zidovudine or stavudine
  • Patients must not be participating in any other clinical trial or taking any other experimental medications within 14 days prior to registration

Recruitment Status: Closed

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