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Columbus, Ohio 43210


This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of lenalidomide when given together with alvocidib in treating patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma. Lenalidomide may stop the growth of leukemia or lymphoma by blocking blood flow to the cancer. Alvocidib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving lenalidomide together with alvocidib may kill more cancer cells.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of flavopiridol (alvocidib) in combination with lenalidomide in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). II. To define the specific toxicities and the dose limiting toxicity (DLT) of flavopiridol in combination with lenalidomide in the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory CLL/SLL. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To assess preliminary efficacy of flavopiridol combined with lenalidomide in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL to justify future, rigorous phase II studies of the combination in CLL. II. To determine the pharmacokinetics of flavopiridol and lenalidomide alone and in combination in patients with CLL/SLL. III. To correlate select pre-treatment prognostic markers, including interphase cytogenetics with minimal residual disease, progression-free survival, response, and toxicity following combination therapy with flavopiridol and lenalidomide. IV. To determine patient cytokine expression profiles immediately pre-treatment, after flavopiridol dosing, and after combination flavopiridol and lenalidomide therapy to assess the impact of lenalidomide on flavopiridol induced cytokine release (interleukin [IL]-6). V. To assess if pre-treatment ex vivo and in vivo (day 1 and day 3 of lenalidomide) immune (B-cell, natural killer [NK] cell, and T-cell) activation correlates with response and toxicity of lenalidomide therapy. VI. To assess the in vivo effect of lenalidomide on flavopiridol on the modulation of selected intracellular pharmacodynamic targets including signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (acute-phase response factor) (STAT3), myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (BCL2-related) (Mcl-1), and other downstream IL-6 targets. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of lenalidomide. Patients receive alvocidib intravenously (IV) over 4.5 hours on days 1, 8, and 15 in course 1 followed by a week of rest. Beginning in course 2 and all subsequent courses, patients receive lenalidomide orally (PO) once daily (QD) on days 1-21 and alvocidib IV over 4.5 hours on days 3, 10, and 17. Treatment repeats every 35 days for up to 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed B-cell CLL/SLL according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, or B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL) arising from CLL with at least one of the following indications for treatment: - Progressive disease or marked splenomegaly and/or lymphadenopathy - Anemia (hemoglobin < 11 mg/dL) or thrombocytopenia (platelets < 100,000/mm^3) - Unexplained weight loss exceeding 10% of body weight over the preceding 6 months - National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0 (CTCAE v 4.0) grade 2 or 3 fatigue - Fevers > 100.5 or night sweats for greater than 2 weeks without evidence of infection - Progressive lymphocytosis, with an increase exceeding 50% over a 2 month period or a doubling time of less than 6 months - Must have at least one prior therapy that includes either fludarabine (or equivalent nucleoside analogue) or an alternative regimen if a contra-indication to fludarabine exists (i.e., autoimmune hemolytic anemia); prior therapy with flavopiridol is not permitted; prior lenalidomide is permitted provided that it has been > 6 months since the last lenalidomide dose - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< (Karnofsky >= 60%) - White blood cell count =< 150,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,000/mm^3 - Platelets >= 30,000/mm^3 - Total bilirubin =< 1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) - Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) =< 2.5 X institutional ULN - Creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance >= 60 ml/min - Recovery to =< grade 1 from all toxicities associated with prior therapy - Not pregnant or breast-feeding; woman of child bearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test (serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin [HCG]) within 7-14 days of starting cycle 1 of treatment; woman of child bearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test (serum beta-HCG) within 10-14 days of starting cycle 2, the start of lenalidomide treatment (i.e. days 14-18 of cycle 1), and an additional test within 24 hours of starting cycle 2 treatment - Patient must agree to use adequate contraception for 4 weeks prior to the start of lenalidomide and up to 28 days following the last dose of lenalidomide to avoid risk of pregnancy - Women of child-bearing potential will be required to use two methods of birth control; one "highly effective method" and one "additional effective method" as defined below: - Highly effective methods - Intrauterine device - Hormonal (oral contraceptive, implants) - Tubal ligation - Partner's vasectomy - Abstinence - Alternative effective methods - Latex condoms - Diaphragm - Cervical cap - Men must agree to use latex condoms - Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days and again within 24 hours prior to starting cycle 1 of lenalidomide; further, they must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control: one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before starting lenalidomide; FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing; men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP, even if they have had a successful vasectomy; all patients must be counseled by a trained counselor every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure - Patients must agree not to donate blood, semen, sperm/ova during the course of taking lenalidomide and for 28 days after stopping lenalidomide treatment - Patients must have the ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document - Patients who are glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient are not eligible for this study - Only human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients meeting all of the following criteria may be enrolled on this trial: - Cluster of differentiation (CD) 4 count > 500/mm^3 - Not receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) or anti-HIV viral therapy - HIV viral load < 10,000 HIV messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) copies/mm^3 - No history of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining illness Exclusion Criteria: - Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents - Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements - Pregnant women are excluded from this study; breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated on this study



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Principal Investigator
Kristie Blum
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Columbus, Ohio 43210
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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