A Single Arm Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Pralatrexate in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory PTCL

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Status and phase

Phase 3


Refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
Relapsed T-Cell Lymphoma


Dietary Supplement: Vitamin B12 and folic acid
Drug: pralatrexate

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This is a single arm, open-label, multi-center study designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of pralatrexate when administered concurrently with vitamin B12 and folic acid supplementation to patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma(PTCL).

Full description

The primary objective of this study is to confirm the objective response rate (ORR) among Chinese subjects with relapsed or refractory PTCL treated with pralatrexate together with concurrent vitamin B12 and folic acid supplementation

Primary endpoint is objective Response Rate by International Working Group Criteria

This study includes 3 phases: Screening, Treatment (pralatrexate) and Follow-up phases.

Screening Phase:

The screening phase will be up to 28 days duration (depending on availability of lab results).

Treatment (pralatrexate) Phase:

The start of study treatment (pralatrexate) is defined as the initiation of pralatrexate. Patients will attend the clinic weekly for 6 weeks of a 7-week cycle to receive pralatrexate, and will be examined by the treating physician. One cycle of pralatrexate therapy is 7 weeks in duration and consists of 6 weekly doses of pralatrexate administered via intravenous (IV) push over 3-5 minutes, followed by 1 week of rest.

Evaluation of response must be performed within 7 days prior to the projected first dose of cycle 2-4 and then within 7 days prior to the projected first dose of every even-numbered subsequent cycle (ie, prior to cycles 6, 8, etc.). Although radiological response assessments have been scheduled every 14 weeks, unscheduled radiological response assessments will be performed earlier if clinical progression is suspected.

Treatment with pralatrexate will continue until 24 months of administration, or until documented disease progression; unacceptable adverse event(s) indicating intolerance of the lowest study dose allowed (20 mg/m2/week); omission of 3 sequential doses of pralatrexate due to a treatment-related AE; 3-week lapse between pralatrexate doses; development of an AE, intercurrent illness, condition, or procedural complication that may interfere with the subject's participation; investigator's decision to withdraw the subject; subject withdraws consent; pregnancy of the subject; noncompliance with trial treatment or procedure requirements; or administrative reasons.

Follow-up phase:

All patients who received at least 1 dose of pralatrexate are to attend the Safety Follow-up Visit [30 (± 5) days after the last dose of pralatrexate] and the protocol defined procedures and evaluations will be performed.

After the Safety Follow-up Visit, Routine Follow-up Visits will be based on standard clinical care. All patients who received at least 1 dose of pralatrexate are to attend Routine Follow-up Visits, which will occur every 3 months (± 2 weeks) for determination of progression of disease, subsequent treatment initiation for T-cell lymphoma and survival after the Safety Follow-up Visit for a total duration of 24 months after the last dose of pralatrexate. The protocol-defined procedures/evaluations should be performed at each Routine Follow-up Visit.


85 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Subject has histologically/cytologically confirmed PTCL, using the World Health Organization (WHO) disease classification:

    1. PTCL not otherwise specified (NOS)
    2. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
    3. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, ALK+
    4. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, ALK-
    5. Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma - nasal type
    6. Enteropathy-associated T cell lymphoma
    7. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
    8. Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma
    9. Adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia (human T-cell leukemia virus [HTLV] 1+)
    10. Aggressive NK-cell leukemia
    11. Transformed mycosis fungoides
  2. Subject has to have documented progressive disease (PD) after at least 1 prior systemic treatment.

  3. Subject may not have received an experimental drug or biologic as their only prior therapy. Subject must have clear PD after the last treatment received. Subject should have at least 1 biopsy from initial diagnosis or in the relapsed setting to confirm the diagnosis of PTCL. Subject must have recovered from the toxic effects of prior therapy.

  4. Subjects with an enlarged lymph node or extranodal mass lesion clearly measurable in two perpendicular directions and greater than 1.5 cm maximum diameter on computed tomography performed within 14 days prior to study enrollment.

  5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status ≤ 2.

  6. At least 18 years of age.

  7. Expected life expectancy ≥ 3 months.

  8. Adequate hematological, hepatic, and renal function as defined by:

    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1000/uL (or 1*109/L), platelet count ≥ 100,000/uL (or 100*109/L) (at both screening and within 3 days prior to dosing on cycle 1, day 1)
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) (AST/ALT < 5 X ULN if documented hepatic involvement with lymphoma)
    • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL (or 132.6 µmol/L) or a calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min
  9. Women of childbearing potential must have agreed to practice a medically acceptable contraceptive regimen from study treatment initiation until at least 30 days after the last administration of pralatrexate and must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days prior to the first day of study treatment. Subjects who are postmenopausal for at least 1 year (> 12 months since last menses) or are surgically sterilized did not require this test.

  10. Men who are not surgically sterile must agree to practice a medically acceptable contraceptive regimen from study treatment initiation until at least 90 days after the last administration of pralatrexate.

  11. Subject gives written informed consent (IC).

Exclusion criteria

  1. Subject has:

    1. Precursor T-cell lymphoma or leukemia
    2. T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL)
    3. T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia
    4. Mycosis fungoides, other than transformed mycosis fungoides
    5. Sézary syndrome
    6. Primary cutaneous CD30+ T-cell disorders: Lymphoid papulosis and primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  2. Active concurrent malignancy (except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix). If there is a history of prior malignancy, the patient must be disease-free for ≥ 5 years.

  3. Congestive heart failure Class III/IV according to the New York Heart Association's Heart Failure guidelines.

  4. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive diagnosis.

  5. Has, or history of, brain metastases or central nervous system (CNS) disease.

  6. Active uncontrolled infection, underlying medical condition including unstable cardiac disease, or other serious illness that would impair the ability of the subject to receive protocol treatment.

  7. Has major surgery within 2 weeks of study entry.

  8. Receipt of any conventional chemotherapy or radiation therapy (RT) within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to study treatment or planned use during the course of the study.

  9. Receipt of corticosteroids within 7 days of study treatment, unless subject has been taking a continuous systemic dose of no more than 10 mg/day or equivalent dose of prednisone, or a local or inhaled or intranasal administration at fixed doses for at least 1 month prior to study treatment and tumor shrinkage was not observed.

  10. Use of any investigational drugs, biologics, or devices within 4 weeks prior to study treatment or planned use during the course of the study.

  11. Receipt of anti-tumor antibody therapy within 100 days prior to study treatment.

  12. History of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Or subjects with a history of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation within 100 days prior to study treatment.

  13. Previous exposure to pralatrexate.

  14. Subject is pregnant or breast-feeding

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

85 participants in 1 patient group

Experimental group
Vitamin B12 and folic acid will be taken concurrently with pralatrexate
Drug: pralatrexate
Dietary Supplement: Vitamin B12 and folic acid

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