Last updated on June 2019

Study of Brentuximab Vedotin in Patients With R/R PTCL Treated With Gemcitabine


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Relapsed Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma | Refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Age: Between 18 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females of 18 years to 80 years of age;
  • Understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent document prior to any study related assessment or procedure;
  • Patients able to adhere to the study visit schedule and protocol requirements;
  • Patients with histologically proven, CD30 positive (at least 5% of cells according to local examination) peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) according to the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification for whom gemcitabine treatment is expected. A biopsy at relapse is highly recommended;
  • Patients who have evidence of relapsed disease after at least one line (and no more than three lines) of treatment or who were refractory to a first or subsequent line of treatment;
  • Patients with Ann Arbor stage I - IV;
  • Patients with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 - 2;
  • Patients with at least one measurable disease, i.e. one nodal or extra-nodal lesion of 1.5 cm or more;
  • Negative pregnancy test for females of childbearing potential (FCBP);
  • Female patients of child bearing potential must use an effective method of birth control (i.e. hormonal contraceptive, intrauterine device, diaphragm with spermicide, condom with spermicide or abstinence) during treatment period and 6 months thereafter.
  • Males must use an effective method of birth control during treatment period and 6 months thereafter.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any significant medical condition or laboratory abnormality unrelated to PTCL, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the patient from participating in the study and from signing the informed consent form;
  • Any condition that confounds the ability to interpret data from the study;
  • Other types of lymphomas, e.g. B-cell lymphoma;
  • Central nervous system and/or meningeal involvement by PTCL;
  • Signs or symptoms of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy;
  • Preexistent peripheral neuropathy grade 2, whatever the cause;
  • Contraindication to any drug contained in the chemotherapy regimen;
  • Known hypersensitivity to recombinant proteins, murine proteins, or to any excipient contained in the drug formulation of brentuximab vedotin;
  • Subjects with HIV or HTLV1 positivity;
  • Subjects with active hepatitis B or C. Chronic carriers of hepatitis B without hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA positive blood are eligible. Subjects with non-active hepatitis C (with normal transaminases) are eligible;
  • Chronic or acute, clinically significant, untreated bacterial, viral or fungal infection;
  • Any of the following laboratory abnormalities:
    1. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1500 cells/mm3 (1.5 x 109/L);
    2. Platelet count <75,000/mm3 (75 x 109/L);
    3. Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 3.0 x upper limit of normal (ULN). AST or ALT may be elevated up to 5 x ULN if their elevation can be ascribed to the presence of hematologic/solid tumor in the liver;
    4. Serum total bilirubin > 1.5 x ULN;
    5. Serum lipase level > 2 x ULN;
    6. Serum creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL and/or creatinine clearance or calculated creatinine clearance < 40 mL/minute;
    7. Hemoglobin < 8g/dL;
  • Active malignancies other than PTCL requiring systemic treatment;
  • Previous treatment with brentuximab vedotin;
  • Previous treatment with gemcitabine;
  • Pregnant or lactating females or women of childbearing potential not willing to use an adequate method of birth control for the duration of the study;
  • Known history of any of the following cardiovascular conditions:
    1. Myocardial infarction within 2 years of enrollment
    2. New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure
    3. 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
    4. Recent evidence (within 6 months before first dose of study drug) of a left-ventricular ejection fraction <50%
  • Patients that have not completed any prior treatment chemotherapy and/or other investigational agents within at least 5 half-lives of last dose of that prior treatment;
  • Diagnosed or treated for another malignancy within 3 years before the first dose or previously diagnosed with another malignancy and have evidence of residual disease. Patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of any type are not excluded if they have undergone complete resection.

Recruitment Status: Open


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