for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Joseph Tuscano



Participants in this study will have diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has come back or not gotten better with treatment. The trial will study whether brentuximab vedotin plus two drugs works better to treat this type of cancer than the two drugs alone. Patients will be randomly assigned to get either brentuximab vedotin or placebo. The placebo will look like brentuximab vedotin, but has no medicine in it. Since the study is "blinded," patients and their doctors will not know whether a patient gets brentuximab vedotin or placebo. All patients in the study will get rituximab and lenalidomide. These are drugs that can be used to treat DLBCL.

Official Title

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Active-Comparator, Multicenter, Phase 3 Study of Brentuximab Vedotin or Placebo in Combination With Lenalidomide and Rituximab in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)


Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Seattle Genetics Lymphoma Lymphoma, B-Cell Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse Rituximab Brentuximab Vedotin Lenalidomide


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Participants with relapsed or refractory diffuse and transformed large B-cell lymphoma (R/R DLBCL). DLBCL and cell of origin (GCB versus non-GCB) will be histologically determined by local pathology assessment for the purposes of study eligibility and stratification.
  • Participants must have R/R disease following 2 or more lines of prior systemic therapy.
  • Participants must be HSCT or CAR-T ineligible according to the investigator and must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • One or more co-morbidities, including cardiac, pulmonary, renal or hepatic dysfunction that in the opinion of the Investigator make the subject medically unfit to received HSCT or CAR-T therapy
  • Active disease following induction and salvage chemotherapy
  • Inadequate stem cell mobilization (for HSCT)
  • Relapse following prior HSCT or CAR-T
  • Unable to receive CAR-T therapy due to financial, geographic, insurance, or manufacturing issues
  • Participants will need to have a formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue (obtained ≤4 weeks before Day 1) submitted to the central pathology lab.
  • An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0 to 2
  • Participants must have fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid disease by positron emission tomography (PET) and bidimensional measurable disease of at least 1.5 cm by computed tomography (CT), as assessed by the site radiologist within 28 days of Day 1.

You CAN'T join if...

  • History of another malignancy within 2 years before the first dose of study drug or any evidence of residual disease from a previously diagnosed malignancy
  • History of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Active cerebral/meningeal disease related to the underlying malignancy. Subjects with a history of cerebral/meningeal disease related to the underlying malignancy are allowed if prior CNS disease has been effectively treated and without progression for at least 3 months.
  • Any uncontrolled Grade 3 or higher (per NCI CTCAE version 5.0) viral, bacterial, or fungal infection within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug. Routine antimicrobial prophylaxis is permitted
  • Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biologics, and/or other antitumor treatment with immunotherapy that is not completed 3 weeks prior to first dose of study drug, unless underlying disease has progressed on treatment
  • Current therapy with immunosuppressive medications (including steroids), other systemic anti-neoplastic, or investigational agents

a) Prednisone (or equivalent) ≤10 mg/day may be used for non-lymphomatous purposes

  • Documented history of a cerebral vascular event (stroke or transient ischemic attack), unstable angina, myocardial infarction, or cardiac symptoms consistent with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III-IV within 6 months prior to the first dose of study drugs
  • Congestive heart failure, Class III or IV, by the NYHA criteria
  • Grade 2 or higher peripheral sensory or motor neuropathy at baseline


  • University of California Davis accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States
  • Lundquist Institute/Harbor-UCLA accepting new patients
    Torrance California 90502 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Davis

  • Joseph Tuscano
    Professor, Hematology and Oncology. Authored (or co-authored) 94 research publications.


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