Study of the Combination of AFM13 and Pembrolizumab in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

Overview

  • Study type

    Interventional
  • Study phase

    I
  • Study IDs

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 16-000563
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 16-000563
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-000563
    NCT ID: NCT02665650
    Sponsor Protocol Number: AFM13-103

About this study

The purpose of this study is to establish a dosing regimen for the combination therapy of AFM13 and pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and to assess the safety and tolerability of this combination therapy.

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:

  1. Diagnosis of CD30+ classical Hodgkin lymphoma reconfirmed by histopathology. Note: where reconfirmation is not possible, patients will still be eligible where they have confirmation clearly documented in their medical records.
  2. Relapsed or refractory disease after standard therapy including brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®).
  3. Completion of, if applicable, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, antibodies and immunoconjugates including brentuximab vedotin and/or another investigational drug which could interact with this trial not less than 4 weeks (or 5 half-lives of the drug, whichever occurs later) prior to first dose of study drug. Cessation of small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors must be at least 7 days prior to first dose of study drug.
  4. Completion of, if applicable, an autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) at least 3 months prior to first dose of study drug.
  5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) <2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Is currently participating and receiving study therapy or has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study therapy or used an investigational device within 4 weeks of the first dose of treatment.
  2. Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent or if the patient has previously participated in MK-3475 clinical trials.
  3. Has received a live-virus vaccination within 30 days of planned treatment start. Note: Seasonal flu vaccines that do not contain live virus are permitted.
  4. Prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT).
  5. Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study drug.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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