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Bendamustine Hydrochloride, Etoposide, Dexamethasone, and Filgrastim For Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Mobilization in Treating Patients With Refractory or Recurrent Lymphoma or Multiple Myeloma

Information source: University of Washington
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Condition(s) targeted: Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma; Cutaneous B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue; Intraocular Lymphoma; Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Refractory Multiple Myeloma; Small Intestine Lymphoma; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

Intervention: bendamustine hydrochloride (Drug); dexamethasone (Drug); filgrastim (Biological); leukapheresis (Procedure); laboratory biomarker analysis (Other); flow cytometry (Other); etoposide (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Active, not recruiting

Sponsored by: University of Washington

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Ajay Gopal, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium


This phase II trial is studying how well giving bendamustine hydrochloride, etoposide, dexamethasone, and filgrastim together for peripheral stem cell mobilization works in treating patients with refractory or recurrent lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Giving chemotherapy, such as bendamustine hydrochloride, etoposide, and dexamethasone, before a peripheral stem cell transplant stops the growth of cancer cells by stopping them from dividing or killing them. Giving colony-stimulating factors, such as filgrastim, and certain chemotherapy drugs helps stem cells move from the bone marrow to the blood so they can be collected and stored

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase II Study of Bendamustine (B), Etoposide (E), Dexamethasone (D), and GCSF for Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization (BED)

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Successful mobilization and collection of PBSCs

Detailed description: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To estimate the frequency of bendamustine (bendamustine hydrochloride) combined with GCSF (filgrastim) and dexamethasone to successfully mobilize peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) (as determined by collecting a minimum of 2 x 10^6 cluster of differentiation (CD)34+/kg). SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the response rate to bendamustine by diagnosis using established disease-specific response criteria. II. To examine the number of apheresis cycles required to collect a minimum of 2 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg and ideally >= 5 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg (when achievable). III. To assess the impact of bendamustine on B and T-lymphocyte populations in the peripheral blood (CD20+ cells, natural killer [NK] cells, CD4+25+ foxP3- regulatory cells, and CD8 cells). OUTLINE: Patients receive bendamustine hydrochloride intravenously (IV) over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 2, etoposide IV over 60-240 minutes on days 1-3, dexamethasone orally (PO) on days 1-4, and filgrastim subcutaneously (SC) beginning on day 5 and continuing until peripheral blood stem cell collection is complete. Patients undergo leukapheresis daily for a minimum of 3 days or until > 5 x 10^6 CD34+/kg has been collected. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for up to 5 years.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients must have relapsed or primary refractory lymphoid malignancy (including

B-cell, T-cell, or Hodgkin lymphoma), or multiple myeloma; other transplant eligible diagnoses (e. g. germ cell tumor) can be included with principal investigator (PI) approval

- World Health Organization (WHO) classification of patients' malignancies must be


- Patients with lymphoid malignancies must have a computed tomography (CT) of chest,

abdomen, and pelvis within six weeks of enrollment; patients with evidence of lymphadenopathy in the neck must have a CT of neck

- Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of

0 or 1

- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mm^3

- Platelets >= 100,000/mm^3 (without transfusion or growth factor support)

- Creatinine clearance (CrCl) greater than 50/ml per minute (all tests must be

performed within 28 days prior to registration)

- Total bilirubin < 1. 5 times upper limit of normal

- Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 2. 5 times upper

limit of normal

- All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and have

given written consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines

- Adequate venous access plan in place for apheresis procedure

- Three or fewer prior myelotoxic treatment regimens (specific regimens include

ifosfamide, carboplatin and etoposide [ICE]; cisplatin, cytarabine, and dexamethasone [DHAP]; methotrexate [MTX]/high-dose cytarabine [HiDAC]; cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone [hyperCVAD]; bortezomib, thalidomide, dexamethasone and 4-day continuous infusions of cisplatin, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and etoposide [VTD-PACE]) Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients known positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or infectious

hepatitis type B or C

- Pregnant or nursing women; men or women of reproductive potential may not participate

unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method

- Greater than six prior cycles of lenalidomide therapy

- Patients who have previously demonstrated resistance to bendamustine therapy (i. e. no

response or progression w/in 6 months)

- Fludarabine or other nucleoside analog (except gemcitabine or cytarabine) therapy

within 24 months of registration; patients with limited exposure to fludarabine/other nucleoside analog therapy within 24 months may be considered eligible with review and approval by the PI or Co-PI prior to study entry

- Symptomatic cardiopulmonary disease

- Prior autologous or allogeneic transplantation

- Prior radioimmunotherapy within 12 weeks of registration

- Prior failed (< 5 x 10^6 CD34/kg) PBSC collection due to inability to mobilize stem


- Prior pelvic or spinal irradiation

- Previous systemic chemotherapy/immunotherapy within 3 weeks before study entry

- Concurrent use of other anti-cancer agents or experimental treatments

- Known allergy or intolerance to bendamustine, mannitol, GCSF or dexamethasone

- More than 3 cycles of myelotoxic salvage chemotherapy within the past 4 months

(specific regimens include ICE, DHAP, MTX/HiDAC, hyperCVAD, VTD-PACE)

Locations and Contacts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington 98109, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2010
Last updated: March 3, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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