Avelumab In Combination Regimens That Include An Immune Agonist, Epigenetic Modulator, CD20 Antagonist and/or Conventional Chemotherapy in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (R/R DLBCL)


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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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  • 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
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-000313
    NCT ID: NCT02951156
    Sponsor Protocol Number: B9991011

About this study

Study B9991011 is a multi-center, international, randomized, open label, 2 component (Phase 1b followed by Phase 3), parallel-arm study of avelumab in combination with various agents for the treatment of Relapsed/Refractory (R/R) Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).

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.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Relapsed or refractory DLBCL following at least 2 lines (and a maximum of 4 lines) of prior rituximab containing multi-agent chemotherapy which may include an autologous stem cell transplantation unless patients are not considered suitable for intensive second-line chemotherapy or autologous stem cell transplantation. Patients who are ineligible for intensive second line chemotherapy,must have received at least one prior rituximab-containing combination chemotherapy regimen. Patients who are ineligible for intensive second line chemotherapy, must have received at least one prior rituximab-containing combination chemotherapy regimen.
  • Baseline measurable disease with at least 1 bi dimensional lesion >1.5cm on CT scan which is FDG avid on PET scan.
  • A biopsy (archived or Screening/recent) will be collected at Screening.
  • At least 18years of age (or ≥20 years in Japan).
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status (PS) 0 or 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Transformed lymphoma or Burkitt's Lymphoma.
  • Active/symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma based on clinical evaluation.
  • Prior organ transplantation including prior allogeneic SCT.
  • Prior therapy with an anti PD 1, anti PD L1, anti PD L2, anti CD137, or anti cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen 4 (CTLA 4) antibody (including ipilimumab, tremelimumab or any other antibody, or drug specifically targeting T cell co stimulatory or immune checkpoint pathways).

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

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office



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