Treatment Study for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Stage III-IV Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma

Clinical Trial Title

Immunotherapy (nivolumab or brentuximab vedotin) plus combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage III-IV classic Hodgkin lymphoma.

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This randomized phase III trial compares immunotherapy drugs (nivolumab or brentuximab vedotin) when given with combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage III or IV classic Hodgkin lymphoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Brentuximab vedotin is a monoclonal antibody, brentuximab, linked to a toxic agent called vedotin. Brentuximab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers vedotin to kill them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine, 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. The addition of nivolumab or brentuximab vedotin to combination chemotherapy may shrink the cancer or extend the time without disease symptoms coming back.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have histologically confirmed newly diagnosed, previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Have bidimensionally measurable disease (at least one lesion with longest diameter >= 1.5 cm).
  • Have creatinine clearance >= 30 mL/min.
  • Have performance status corresponding to Zubrod scores of 0, 1 or 2.

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Seo-Hyun Kim, MD

Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office