This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition mantle cell lymphoma
Treatment bendamustine, lenalidomide, rituximab
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Fondazione Italiana Linfomi ONLUS
Start date April 2012
End date July 2014
Trial size 42 participants
Trial identifier NCT01737177, FIL R2-B


This is a prospective, multicenter phase II trial designed to evaluate the safety and activity of the combination of Bendamustine, Lenalidomide and Rituximab (R2-B) in patients with first relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and the efficacy and safety of a maintenance treatment with Lenalidomide for 18 months from the end of R2-B (from month 7 to 24) for those responding to the induction.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
1 arm for all patients
bendamustine, lenalidomide, rituximab
INDUCTION PHASE (COURSE 1-4) Bendamustine: 70 mg/m2 on day 2 and 3 every 28 Lenalidomide: 10 mg/daily on day 1 to 14 of a 28 days course Rituximab: 375 mg/m2 on day 1 every 28 days; only for the first cycle in the induction phase will start on day 8 CONSOLIDATION PHASE (courses 5-6) Patients in CR and PR at the end of the induction phase Lenalidomide: 15 mg/daily on day 1 to 21 of a 28 days course. Rituximab: 375 mg/m2 on day 1 every 28 days MAINTENANCE PHASE (courses 7-24) Patients in CR or PR at the end of the consolidation treatment with Lenalidomide until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity up to 18 months (from month 7 to month 24) - Lenalidomide: 15 mg/daily on day 1 to 21 of a 28 days

Primary Outcomes

Complete Response (CR) rate
time frame: At the end of the consolidation phase (6 months)
Maintenance Progression Free Survival (maPFS)
time frame: 36 months

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: 24 months
Overall Response Rate (ORR)
time frame: at the end of the consolidation phase (6 months)
Progression Free Survival (PFS) in all patients
time frame: 42 months
Overall Survival (OS)
time frame: 36 months
Molecular response rate
time frame: 24 months
Molecular relapse rate during study period
time frame: 42 months
Disease kinetics of minimal residual disease (MRD) during study period
time frame: up to 42 months
Cumulative incidence of second primary malignancies
time frame: up to 42 months
To evaluate the possible relationship between Cereblon expression and response to therapy
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patient has a diagnosis of MCL according to the WHO classification; - Patient age is ≥ 18 years; - Patient has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of ≤ 2; - Understands and voluntarily signs an informed consent form; - Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements; - Patients treated with one prior regimen and relapsed, or refractory to front line therapy; front line consolidation with autologous stem cell transplantation is considered to be part of first line therapy; - Patient has at least one site of measurable nodal disease at baseline ≥ 2.0 cm in the longest transverse diameter as determined by CT scan (MRI is allowed only if CT scan can not be performed). Note: Patients with bone marrow involvement are eligible; - Adequate haematological counts: ANC > 1.5 x 109/L and platelet count > 75 x 109/L unless due to bone marrow involvement by MCL; - Conjugated bilirubin up to 2 x ULN unless due to liver involvement by MCL; - Alkaline phosphatase and transaminases up to 2 x ULN unless due to liver involvement by MCL; - Creatinine clearance ≥ 30 ml/min; a dose reduction of Lenalidomide for patients with creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min but < 50 mL/min is planned; - Written informed consent was obtained from the patient prior to any study-specific screening procedures; - Patient has the ability to swallow capsules or tablets; - Life expectancy ≥ 6 months; - Disease free of prior malignancies (a part MCL) with the exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix or breast; Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who have received an experimental drug or used an experimental medical device within 4 weeks before the planned start of treatment. Concurrent participation in non-treatment studies is allowed, if it will not interfere with participation in this study; - Patient has a history of CNS involvement with lymphoma; - Patients with previous history of malignancies (a part MCL) ≤ 3 years before study accrual with the exception of currently treated basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix; - History of clinically relevant liver or renal insufficiency; significant cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurologic, rheumatologic, hematologic, psychiatric, or metabolic disturbances; - Patient has any other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition(s) (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, active or uncontrolled infection) that could cause unacceptable safety risks or compromise compliance with the protocol; - Creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min; - Patient has a known history of HIV seropositivity; - Patient has active HBV hepatitis. The following categories of HBV positive patients but with non evidence of active hepatitis may be considered for the study and treated with R2-B (see also Section 8.1.8): - patient is HBsAg + with HBV DNA < 2000 UI/ml (inactive carriers); HBV DNA > 2000 UI/ml is criteria of exclusion; - patient is HBsAg - HBsAb +; - patient is HBsAg - but HBcAb + - Patients with HCV active hepatitis are excluded from the study. Patient with no evidence of active hepatitis and/or advanced chronic liver disease according to liver biopsy or fibro-scan evaluation may be included into the study - Patients have received previous treatment with either Bendamustine and/or Lenalidomide.

Additional Information

Official title Bendamustine, Lenalidomide and Rituximab (R2-B) Combination as a Second-Line Therapy for First Relapsed-Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphomas: A Phase II Study
Principal investigator Francesco Zaja, M.D.
Description This is a phase II study, non randomized, multicenter. Patients with MCL refractory to front line therapy or in first relapse will be enrolled. The study includes an induction phase, a consolidation phase, a maintenance phase and a follow up phase.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Fondazione Italiana Linfomi ONLUS.