Obinutuzumab With or Without PI3K-delta Inhibitor TGR-1202, Lenalidomide, or Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Grade I-IIIa Follicular Lymphoma


About this study

This randomized phase II trial studies how well obinutuzumab with or without PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202, lenalidomide, or combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with grade I-IIIa follicular lymphoma that has come back or does not respond to treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as obinutuzumab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202 may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Biological therapies, such as lenalidomide, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop cancer cells from growing. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether giving obinutuzumab with or without PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202, lenalidomide, or combination chemotherapy will work better in treating patients with grade I-IIIa follicular lymphoma.

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:

  • Patients must have follicular lymphoma (grade I, II or IIIa) confirmed at initial diagnosis and at relapse with identifiable fludeoxyglucose F-18 (FDG) avid disease on PET/CT; patients that have involvement with large cell lymphoma are not eligible
  • Patients must not have clinical evidence of central nervous system involvement by lymphoma; if performed, any laboratory or radiographic tests performed to assess central nervous system (CNS) involvement must be negative
  • Patients must have a whole body or limited whole body PET/CT scan performed within 42 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have bone marrow biopsy performed within 42 days prior to registration
  • All disease must be assessed and documented on the S1608 FDG-PET/CT assessment form
  • Patients must have either failed to achieve a complete remission, or must have relapsed within 2 years after completing first line bendamustine-containing chemoimmunotherapy (including an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody), as measured from the last dose of bendamustine; relapsed patients mustnot have received any intervening chemotherapy; patients must have received at least 3 cycles of bendamustine as first line therapy; (Note that no minimum dose of bendamustine is required); patients who additionally received any maintenance anti-CD-20 antibody based therapy or consolidative radioimmunotherapy within 2 years of the last dose of the bendamustine therapy are eligible; involved field or involved site radiation is not considered a line of therapy; patients who previously received anthracycline based therapy are excluded; examples of eligible 1st line treatment regimens (note this list is not all inclusive):
    • Bendamustine rituximab x 4 cycles
    • Bendamustine bortezomib rituximab x 6 cycles followed by rituximab maintenance
    • Bendamustine obinutuzumab x 3 cycles
  • For all forms of systemic therapy, patients must have completed therapy at least 21 days prior to registration; patients must have completed any radioimmunotherapy at least 84 days prior to registration; patients must have recovered from all treatment related toxicities from these therapies prior to registration
  • Patients must not have any prior treatment with any PI3K inhibitor, or lenalidomide
  • Patients must have blood and tissue specimens collected prior to registration and submitted for translational medicine; Note that patients without adequate diagnostic specimens will not be eligible; with patient consent, residuals from the mandatory submission will be banked for future research
  • All patients must have a Zubrod performance status of 0, 1 or 2
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets >= 750/mcL
  • Patients must have adequate renal function as documented by a calculated creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min, within 28 days prior to registration
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (IULN) (=< 5 x IULN if secondary to lymphoma, Gilbert's syndrome, or medication related [e.g., indinavir, tenofovir, atazanavir])
  • Direct bilirubin =< 1.5 x IULN (=< 5 x IULN if secondary to lymphoma)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x IULN (=< 5 x IULN secondary to lymphoma)
  • Patients must have an echocardiogram (ECHO) or multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan within 42 days prior to registration with a cardiac ejection fraction >= 45%
  • Patients with hepatitis B virus infection must have undetectable hepatitis B virus (HBV) on suppressive therapy and no evidence of HBV-related hepatic damage; patients with hepatitis C virus infection are eligible if complete eradication therapy has been successfully completed, and there is no detectable hepatitis C virus (HVC) or related hepatic damage; patients with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are eligible if they meet all of the following criteria:
    • Patient must have no history of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related complications, other than a history of low CD4+ T-cell count (< 200/mm3) prior to initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy; on study CD4+ T-cell count may not be informative due to leukemia and should not be used as an exclusion criterion if low
    • Patient must be healthy on the basis of HIV disease with high likelihood of near normal life span were it not for the leukemia* Patient must have serum HIV viral load of < 200 copies/mm^3
    • Patient must be on combination antiretroviral therapy with minimal pharmacokinetic interactions with study therapy and minimal overlapping clinical toxicity with protocol therapy; (recommend a regimen of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir combined with either disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine or dolutegravir combined with tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine)
    • Protease inhibitors and once daily formulations containing cobicistat are NOT allowed due to potential pharmacokinetic interactions with leukemia
    • Stavudine and zidovudine (AZT) are NOT allowed because of overlapping toxicity with protocol therapy
  • Patients must be able and willing to receive prophylaxis with daily aspirin, low molecular weight heparin, factor X inhibitors or Warfarin if randomized to lenalidomide; patients must also be willing to receive pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis with sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, dapsone, atovaquone or inhaled pentamidine, in the event that they are randomized to TGR-1202; patients unable or unwilling to take any listed prophylaxis are NOT eligible
  • No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal (or squamous cell) skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer or other cancer for which the patient has been disease free for three years
  • Patients must have a complete history and physical examination within 28 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have the following components of Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) available from diagnosis, and collected again at time of registration:
    • Age
    • Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
    • Number of nodal groups involved
    • Serum or plasma hemoglobin
    • Ann Arbor stage Additionally, patients must have beta-2-microglobulin collected at time of registration
  • Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days and again within 24 hours prior to starting cycle 1 of lenalidomide; further, they must either commit to complete abstinence (true abstinence is acceptable when this is in line with the preferred and usual lifestyle of the subject; periodic abstinence [e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal or post ovulation methods] and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of contraception) from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control: one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before starting lenalidomide; while taking lenalidomide, during dose interruptions, and for at least 28 days after the last dose of lenalidomide; FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing; men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP, even if they have had a successful vasectomy; a FCBP is a female who: 1) has achieve menarche at some point; 2) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 3) has not been naturally postmenopausal (amenorrhea following cancer therapy does not rule out childbearing potential) for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months); all patients must be counseled by a trained counselor every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure; NOTE: patients not randomized to receive lenalidomide will not be required to undergo serial pregnancy testing or lenalidomide counseling after registration
  • Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines
  • As a part of the OPEN registration process the treating institution's identity is provided in order to ensure that the current (within 365 days) date of institutional review board approval for this study has been entered in the system

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be able to discontinue CYP2C9 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index (e.g. warfarin, phenytoin), if randomized to TGR-1202; patients must discontinue such agents at least 1 week or 5 half-lives prior to beginning protocol therapy (whichever is longer)

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

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jose Villasboas Bisneto, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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(855) 776-0015

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