This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition leukemia, lymphocytic, chronic, b-cell
Treatment bendamustine
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie
Collaborator Mundipharma Pte Ltd.
Start date March 2009
End date June 2015
Trial size 25 participants
Trial identifier NCT00951457, AGMT CLL-6 BendAlem


The primary objective of this study is to determine the percentage of patients achieving a response, defined as the percentage of patients achieving complete response, partial response and stable disease/ no change upon treatment with the combination therapy according to NCI response criteria (also established according to IWCLL guidelines) upon treatment with a combination of bendamustine and alemtuzumab.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

To determine the percentage of patients achieving a response, defined as the percentage of patients achieving complete response, partial response and stable disease/ no change upon treatment with the combination therapy
time frame: 2 -16 months

Secondary Outcomes

To evaluate the efficacy of a bendamustine/ alemtuzumab combination therapy in terms of complete response rates
time frame: 2 - 16 months
To evaluate the achievable cumulative doses of bendamustine and alemtuzumab in terms of maximum tolerated doses while on treatment
time frame: 2 -16 months
To determine response rates in all phases by 4-colour flow cytometric MRD analysis
time frame: 2 -16 months
To identify and characterize potential risk factors via FISH cytogenetics, CD38/ Zap-70 expression and mutational status
time frame: 2 - 6 months
To define clonal evolution by use of longitudinal FISH cytogenetics
time frame: 2 - 6 months
To define T cell subsets including prognostic EM T cells and Treg cells
time frame: 2 - 16 months
To document change upon quality of life by use of a standardized QoL questionnaire
time frame: 2 -16 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female patients with CD23+, CD5+, CD19+ light chain monoclonal B-CLL with treatment indication according to IWCLL criteria (Appendix 4) - 1st or greater relapse after fludarabine or any other primary treatment regimen OR Refractory to any previous treatment and simultaneous indication for treatment according to IWCLL criteria (Appendix 4) - Age 18 years and older - ECOG status 0 - 2 - Life expectancy > 6 months - Written informed consent given by the patient - Patient using a reliable means of contraception (e.g. physical barrier, contraceptive pill or patch, spermicide and barrier, or IUD) for the duration of the study. Male patients have to use an adequate contraception method for the duration of study treatment and for 6 months following completion of study treatment. Women of childbearing potential have to use an effective method of contraception for the duration of study participation. Exclusion Criteria: - HIV positive or positive for Hepatitis B or C - Active uncontrolled infection - Pregnant or lactating women - Hypersensitivity with anaphylactic reaction to humanised monoclonal antibodies or to the excipients of any of the applied drugs (e.g. Bendamustine hydrochloride or mannitol) - Previous treatment with bendamustine - Treatment with an experimental drug within the previous 2 months - Patients with a history of other malignancies within 2 years prior to study entry, except for adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix; basal or squamous cell skin cancer; low grade, early stage localized prostate cancer treated surgically with curative intent; good prognosis DCIS of the breast treated with lumpectomy alone with curative intent. - Transformation to aggressive B-cell malignancy (e.g. large B-cell lymphoma, Richter's syndrome, or prolymphocytic leukemia (PLL) - Decreased kidney function with creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min - Patients with severe co-morbidities or major organ dysfunctions (e.g. known severe liver damage, jaundice) - Patients with a history of severe cardiac disease; e.g. NYHA Functional Class III or IV heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months, ventricular tachyarrhythmias requiring ongoing treatment, or unstable angina - Any co-existing medical or psychological condition that would preclude participation in the study or compromise ability to give informed consent, or patients unable to comply with requirements of study protocol

Additional Information

Official title Bendamustine Combined With Alemtuzumab in Pretreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - A Phase I/II Trial With Concomitant Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy
Description This is a non-randomized, multicenter, open-label, single-arm Phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bendamustine combined with alemtuzumab in patients with pretreated CD20-positive CLL (according to the revised NCI/ IWCLL criteria). Eligible patients will receive bendamustine as 4 courses of 70 mg/m2 on days 1 and 2 every 28 days and 30 mg alemtuzumab s.c. continuously on days 1, 3 and 5 of every week, for a maximum of 16 weeks. Safety assessments will be conducted weekly; efficacy assessments including imaging will be performed at months 2, 4, 6, 10 and 16. Bone marrow biopsies will be performed upon CR (according to the 2008 IWCLL response criteria) or fixed at 6 and 16 months. Following recruitment of the first 3 and 7 patients safety evaluations will be performed by a data safety monitoring board. An interim analysis for response and safety as well as maximum tolerated dose levels will occur after the first 7 patients have completed treatment (Gehan timepoint). If the treatment is deemed clinically safe a further 13 patients will be enrolled.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie.