A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Polatuzumab Vedotin in Combination With Rituximab, Gemcitabine and Oxaliplatin Compared to Rituximab, Gemcitabine and Oxaliplatin Alone in Participants With Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (POLARGO)

 Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma / Posted 5 months ago

Brief Summary
This study is a multicenter, open-label study of polatuzumab vedotin administered by intravenous (IV) infusion in combination with rituximab, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin (R-GemOx) in participants with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The study comprises of two stages: a safety run-in stage and a randomized controlled trial.
  • Inclusion Criteria :
    • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
    • Sexes Eligible for Study: All
    • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
    • Histologically-confirmed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (NOS) or history of transformation of indolent disease to DLBCL
    • Relapsed disease (disease that has recurred following a response that lasted ≥ 6 months from completion of the last line of therapy) or refractory disease (disease that progressed during therapy or progressed within 6 months (< 6 months) of prior therapy)
    • At least one (≥ 1) line of prior systemic therapy:
    • Patients may have undergone autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) prior to recruitment; chemotherapy followed by consolidative autologous HSCT will be counted as one line of therapy
    • Patients may have undergone allogeneic HSCT prior to recruitment, so long as they are off all immunosuppressive therapy and have no active GVHD; chemotherapy followed by allogeneic HSCT will be counted as one line of therapy
    • Local therapies (e.g., radiotherapy) will not be considered as lines of treatment
    • At least one bi-dimensionally measurable lesion, defined as > 1.5 cm in its longest dimension as measured by CT or MRI
    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0,1 or 2
    • Adequate hematological function
    • For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraception, and agreement to refrain from donating eggs
    • For men: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraceptive measures, and agreement to refrain from donating sperm,
  • Exclusion Criteria :
    • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies (or recombinant antibody-related fusion proteins) or known sensitivity or allergy to murine products
    • Contraindication to rituximab, gemcitabine or oxaliplatin
    • Peripheral neuropathy assessed to be > Grade 1 according to NCI CTCAE v5.0
    • Prior use of polatuzumab vedotin or a gemcitabine plus platinum-based agent combination, recent participation in a clinical trial, and/or treatment with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy within 2 weeks
    • Planned autologous or allogenic stem cell transplantation at time of recruitment
    • Primary or secondary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma
    • Richter's transformation or prior CLL
    • Abnormal laboratory values or health conditions, as assessed by the investigator, any known conditions preventing adherence to protocol or active bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic, or other infection
    • Vaccination with a live vaccine within 4 weeks prior to treatment
    • Recent major surgery (within 6 weeks before the start of Cycle 1 Day 1) other than for diagnosis
    • Any other diseases, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the patient at high risk from treatment complications
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding, or intending to become pregnant during the study or within 12 months after the last dose of study drug
    • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test result within 7 days prior to initiation of study drug
  • Study start date : February 7, 2020
  • Study end date : July 18, 2023
  • Wales-Based Study Contact : Please speak to your clinician
  • Principal Investigator : Clinical Trials, Hoffmann-La Roche
Contact details

Kings College HospitalLondon,England,SW9 8RR global-roche-genentech-trials@gene.com

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