Clinical Trial 17071

Cancer Type: Malignant Hematology
Interventions:Ofatumumab; prednisone

Study Type: Treatment
Phase of Study: Phase I/II


    Study Title

    Ofatumumab in Combination with Glucocorticoids for Primary Therapy of Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease


    Investigators plan to study the safety and side effects of Ofatumumab in the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). This study will also evaluate effectiveness of Ofatumumab when added to standard steroid treatment for chronic graft-versus-host disease.


    Phase I- Determine safety of ofatumumab in combination with steroids in the primary therapy of chronic GVHD. Phase II- Determine overall response rate (CR+PR) at 6 months to ofatumumab and glucocorticoid primary therapy of chronic GVHD.

    Inclusion Criteria


  • Age 18 years or older
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients newly requiring systemic glucocorticoid therapy (at ≥ 1mg/kg/day prednisone or equivalent) for chronic GVHD
  • Patients can be enrolled and begin study therapy with ofatumumab within 14 days from initiation of 1 mg/kg/day prednisone for therapy of chronic GVHD.

  • Exclusion Criteria


  • Relapse of primary hematologic malignancy that served as indication for HCT
  • Prior systemic glucocorticoid therapy (at ≥ 1mg/kg/day prednisone or equivalent) for chronic GVHD
  • Prior systemic glucocorticoid therapy for acute GVHD is permitted.
  • Prior or ongoing systemic immune suppressive agents (including, but not limited to common examples such as calcineurin inhibitors, sirolimus, mycophenolate mofetil) provided for either prevention or treatment of acute GVHD are permitted and part of routine standard of care.
  • Current active hepatic or biliary disease (with exception of liver disease secondary to chronic GVHD, or patients with Gilbert's syndrome, asymptomatic gallstones, or stable chronic liver disease per investigator assessment)
  • Patients with abnormal liver function tests due to chronic GVHD are specifically not excluded from the study. This is a common manifestation of chronic GVHD, and thus a major target for the study therapy.
  • Treatment with experimental non-FDA approved therapy within 5 terminal half lives or 4 weeks prior to enrollment, whichever is longer
  • Other past or current solid tumor malignancy
  • Patients who have been free of malignancy for at least 5 years, or have a history of completely resected non-melanoma skin cancer, or successfully treated in situ carcinoma are eligible.
  • Prior treatment with anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody or alemtuzumab within 3 months prior to start of therapy
  • Uncontrolled infectious complications not responsive to appropriate antimicrobial therapy
  • History of significant cerebrovascular disease (i.e. stroke or TIA) in past 6 months or ongoing event with active symptoms or sequelae
  • HIV positive
  • Uncontrolled, current significant cardiac disease including unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to randomization, congestive heart failure (NYHA III-IV), and arrhythmia unless controlled by therapy, with exception of extra systoles or minor conduction abnormalities.
  • Patients with history of cardiac disease, such as coronary disease, arrhythmia or congestive heart failure that are on appropriate medical therapy and without evidence of current decompensation are eligible.
  • Significant concurrent, uncontrolled medical condition including, but not limited to renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, pulmonary, neurological, cerebral or psychiatric disease which in the opinion of the investigator may represent risk for the patient.
  • Patients with medical conditions that are controlled with medical therapy are eligible.
  • Clinically active Hepatitis B defined as positive HBsAg; or positive HbcAb with detectable HBV DNA viral load. Those who are HbcAb with undetectable HBV DNA viremia are eligible.
  • Positive serology for hepatitis C (HC) defined as a positive test for HCAb and confirmed by HC RIBA or HCV RNA viral load
  • Do not meet Screening laboratory values
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative pregnancy test at screening. WOCBP must undergo pregnancy testing within 7 days of the first dose of study therapy and undergo pregnancy test at 6 months after the last dose.
  • WOCBP, including women whose last menstrual period was less than one year prior to screening, unable or unwilling to use adequate contraception from study start to one year after the last dose of protocol therapy..
  • Male patients unable or unwilling to use adequate contraception methods from study start to one year after the last dose of protocol therapy.