Phase 3 Frontline Therapy Trial in Patients With Advanced Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    III What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-006385
  • NCT ID:

    NCT01712490
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    C25003

About this study

This open-label, randomized, 2-arm, multicenter, phase 3 study has the primary objective of comparing the modified progression-free survival (mPFS) obtained with brentuximab vedotin (ADCETRIS®) plus AVD (doxorubicin [Adriamycin], vinblastine, and dacarbazine; abbreviated A+AVD) versus that obtained with ABVD (doxorubicin [Adriamycin],bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) for the frontline treatment of advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma(HL)

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment-naïve
  • Histologically confirmed classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 2
  • Bidimensional measurable disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cerebral/meningeal disease, including signs and symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Pulmonary diffusion capacity > 25% lower than normal predicted value
  • Sensory or motor peripheral neuropathy
  • Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive
  • Known hepatitis B surface antigen-positive, or known or suspected active hepatitis C infection

Please note that there are additional exclusion criteria. The study center will determine if you meet all of the criteria.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

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