BREntuximab Vedotin in SEcond LIne Therapy BEfore Transplant

  • End date
    Aug 30, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Grupo Español de Linfomas y Transplante Autólogo de Médula Ósea
Updated on 27 January 2021


A Randomized Phase IIb Study, Evaluating Efficacy of Salvage Therapy with Brentuximab Vedotin-ESHAP vs ESHAP in Patients with Relapsed / Refractory Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Followed by Brentuximab Vedotin Consolidation (instead of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) in Those who Attained a Metabolic Complete Remission after Salvage Therapy


A phase IIb open label multi-center trial in patients with refractory / relapsed cHL.

Patients are randomized (1:1) to receive:

ESHAP- BV (Etoposide [40 mg/m2/ day IV, D1-4], Solumedrol [250 mg/day IV, D1-4], high dose Ara-C [2 g/m2 IV, D5] and cisplatinum [25 mg/m2/day IV, D1-4] + BV [1.8 mg/kg IV, D1], every 21 days (3 cycles, q21 days).


ESHAP (Etoposide [40 mg/m2/ day IV, D1-4], Solumedrol [250 mg/day IV, D1-4], high dose Ara-C [2 g/m2 IV, D5] and cisplatinum [25 mg/m2/day IV, D1-4] (3 cycles, q21 days)

Stem cell collection will be performed in all patients according to institutional guidelines, but preferably after the first / second cycle of ESHAP-BV or ESHAP.

Patients attaining a mCR (Deauville 1, 2) after receiving 3 cycles of ESHAP-BV, will receive up to 13 cycles of BV consolidation (administered every 3 weeks, over 39 weeks).

Patients who were randomized to ESHAP and attained a mCR after receiving 3 cycles will receive up to 16 cycles of BV (same dosage and time intervals).

Patients who attained less than mCR following ESHAP-BV/ESHAP they will be taken out of the trial and will be treated according to their physician's clinical decision. However, they will be followed in order to evaluate their clinical outcome in terms of ORR, CR rate, TTNT2 and OS, that will be analyzed the study separately.

Condition Hodgkin's Disease, Hodgkin's Disease
Treatment Induction with Brentuximab vedotin (BV), Induction without Brentuximab Vedotin, Consolidation with Brentuximab Vedotin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04378647
SponsorGrupo Español de Linfomas y Transplante Autólogo de Médula Ósea
Last Modified on27 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with classical HL CD30+ confirmed histologically (either at the time
of diagnosis / at the time of first relapse) will be included in the trial
Male or female patients 18 to 65 years of age
Voluntary written informed consent must be given before performance of any study-related procedure not part of standard medical care, with the understanding that consent may be withdrawn by the patient at any time without prejudice to future medical care
Female patient is either post-menopausal for at least 1 year before the screening visit or surgically sterile or if of childbearing potential, agree to practice 2 effective methods of contraception, at the same time, from the time of signing the informed consent through 6 months after the last dose of study drug, or agrees to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
Male patients, even if surgically sterilized, (i.e., status post-vasectomy) agree to practice effective barrier contraception during the entire study period and through 6 months after the last dose of study drug, or agrees to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
ECOG 0 to 2
Measurable disease at time of enrolment (lymphadenopathy/ extranodal mass of at least 1.5 cm)
No evidence of neuropathy grade 2
Clinical laboratory values as specified in the protocol below within 7 days before the first dose of study drug

Exclusion Criteria

Lymphocyte predominant nodular Hodgkin's lymphoma
Prior treatment with brentuximab vedotin
Female patient who are both lactating and breast-feeding or have a positive serum pregnancy test during the screening period or a positive pregnancy test on Day 1 before first dose of study drug
Any serious medical or psychiatric illness that could, in the investigator's opinion, potentially interfere with the completion of treatment according to the protocol
Known cerebral or meningeal disease (HL or any other etiology), including signs or symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
Symptomatic neurologic disease compromising normal activities of daily living or requiring medic
Any sensory or motor peripheral neuropathy greater than or equal to Grade 2
Known history of any of the following cardiovascular conditions defined in the protocol
Any active systemic viral, bacterial, or fungal infection requiring systemic antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to first study drug dose
Patients that have not completed any prior treatment chemotherapy and/or other investigational agents within at least 5 half-lives (or 28 days if the half-lives are unknown) of last dose of that prior treatment
Known hypersensitivity to recombinant proteins, murine proteins, or to any excipient contained in the drug formulation of brentuximab vedotin
Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive
Known hepatitis B surface antigen-positive, or known or suspected active hepatitis C infection
Focal radiation therapy within 30 days prior to study recruitment
Major surgery within 28 days prior to randomization
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
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