A Dose-Finding Study of Folotyn® (Pralatrexate Injection) Plus CHOP With Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL)


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  • 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
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-000613
    NCT ID: NCT02594267
    Sponsor Protocol Number: SPI-FOL-101

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of pralatrexate in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) regimen in patients with newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).

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

  1. Age 18 years or above
  2. Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function
  3. Histologically confirmed, new diagnosis of PTCL
  4. Eligible for CHOP regimen
  5. Measurable disease based on Cheson 2007 criteria
  6. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status < 2
  7. Willing to perform at least two methods of contraception
  8. Negative pregnancy test of females with childbearing potential.

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Active concurrent malignancy (except non melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix) or life threatening disease. If there is a history of prior malignancies or life threatening diseases, the patient must be disease free for at least 5 years.
  2. Congestive heart failure Class III/IV according to the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification.
  3. Uncontrolled hypertension
  4. Central nervous system (CNS) metastases .
  5. Active uncontrolled infection, underlying medical condition, or other serious illness that would impair the ability of the patient to receive protocol treatment
  6. Major surgery within 30 days prior to enrollment.
  7. Use of any investigational drugs, biologics, or devices within 30 days prior or during the study treatment.
  8. Previous exposure to pralatrexate.
  9. Pregnant or breastfeeding.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Patrick Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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