Efficacy and Safety of Idelalisib in Combination With Rituximab in Patients With Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia With 17p Deletion


About this study

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate overall response rate (ORR) following treatment with idelalisib plus rituximab in participants with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion. An increased rate of deaths and serious adverse events (SAEs) among participants with front-line CLL and early-line indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL) treated with idelalisib in combination with standard therapies was observed by the independent data monitoring committee (DMC) during regular review of 3 Gilead Phase 3 studies. Gilead reviewed the unblinded data and terminated those studies in agreement with the DMC recommendation and in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All front-line studies of idelalisib, including this study, were also terminated.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented diagnosis of B-cell CLL, according to International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 2008
  • Presence of 17p deletion in CLL cells as demonstrated by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) testing
  • No prior therapy for CLL other than corticosteroids for disease complications
  • CLL that warrants treatment
  • Presence of measurable lymphadenopathy
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of ≤ 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known histological transformation from CLL to an aggressive lymphoma (ie, Richter transformation)
  • Known presence of myelodysplastic syndrome
  • History of a non-CLL malignancy except for the following:
    • the malignancy has been in remission without treatment for ≥ 5 years prior to enrollment, or
    • carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or
    • adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or other localized non-melanoma skin cancer, or
    • asymptomatic prostate cancer without known metastatic disease and with no current requirement for therapy or requiring only hormonal therapy and with normal prostate specific antigen for ≥ 1 year prior to enrollment, or
    • ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast treated with lumpectomy alone, or
    • other adequately treated Stage 1 or 2 cancer currently in complete remission
  • Evidence of ongoing systemic bacterial, fungal, or viral infection at the time of enrollment
  • Ongoing liver injury
  • History of noninfectious pneumonitis
  • Ongoing inflammatory bowel disease
  • History of prior allogeneic bone marrow progenitor cell or solid organ transplantation
  • Ongoing immunosuppressive therapy other than corticosteroids
  • Received last dose of study drug on another therapeutic clinical trial within 30 days prior to enrollment
  • Prior or ongoing clinically significant illness, medical condition, surgical history, physical finding, electrocardiogram (ECG) finding, or laboratory abnormality

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Asher Chanan-Khan, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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