Hodgkin Lymphoma and T/NK Cell Lymphoma—Clinical Studies: T Cell Lymphoma: Chemotherapy and Targeted Approaches

997  The ECHELON-2 Trial: Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Controlled Phase 3 Study of Brentuximab Vedotin and CHP (A+CHP) Versus CHOP in the Frontline Treatment of Patients with CD30+ Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

Steven M. Horwitz, et al.

The Abstract concludes: ECHELON-2 is the largest prospective, randomized, double-blind study to compare the efficacy and safety of standard CHOP with an alternative regimen that includes a CD30-targeted agent in frontline treatment of sALCL and other CD30+ PTCLs. Blinded pooled data from ECHELON-2 show that the treatment was well tolerated with encouraging 3-year PFS and OS rates. The primary analysis by treatment regimen will be unblinded prior to the meeting and presented at the conference.


998  Final Analysis of the Front-Line Phase III Randomized ACT-1 Trial in Younger Patients with Systemic Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Treated with CHOP Chemotherapy with or without Alemtuzumab and Consolidated By Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Francesco d'Amore, et al.

The Abstract concludes: Overall, we did not find a significant outcome benefit. However, a gene expression signature predictive of ALZ response was identified and found predominantly in female patients. Carriers of this signature had an outcome benefit only if exposed to ALZ. A validation of this predictor of ALZ response is ongoing. Due to the limited sample size of the ACT-1 study cohort, both the negative and the positive findings of the trial should be interpreted with caution.


999  Lenalidomide in Combination with CHOP in Patients with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma (AITL): Final Analysis of Clinical and Molecular Data of a Phase 2 Lysa Study

Francois Lemonnier, et al.

The Abstract concludes: A combination of 25 mg of Len for 14 days with CHOP cycles gives acceptable toxicity in AITL elderly pts. However, response rate and outcome appear similar to previous studies. We also confirmed in a prospective study the frequency of mutations in epigenetic regulators and RHOA in AITL and clarified their prognostic impact.


1000  Children's Oncology Group (COG) AALL0434: Successful Disease Control without Cranial Radiation in Newly Diagnosed T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (T-LL)

Robert James Hayashi, et al.

The Abstract concludes: COG AALL0434 produced excellent outcomes in one of the largest trials ever conducted for patients with newly diagnosed T-LL. The COG ABFM regimen with C-MTX provides excellent disease control regardless of stage, or the degree of disease involvement of the bone marrow at diagnosis. Nelarabine did not show an improvement in the outcome, although the trial was underpowered to address this specific question.



1001  The Novel SYK/JAK Inhibitor Cerdulatinib Demonstrates Good Tolerability and Clinical Response in a Phase 2a Study in Relapsed/Refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma and Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Steven M. Horwitz, et al.

The Abstract concludes: In ongoing 2 stage expansion cohorts, cerdulatinib has shown good tolerability and sufficient activity in both PTCL and CTCL to proceed to the second stage. Significant efficacy includes both complete and durable responses across a spectrum of PTCL and CTCL subtypes. Correlative studies are aimed at identifying predictors of response. This phase 2a study will inform the design of a pivotal trial in T-cell lymphoma.


1002  Combined Hypomethylating Agents (HMA) and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors (HDACi) Exhibit Compelling Activity in Patients with Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL) with High Complete Response Rates in Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma (AITL)

Lorenzo Falchi, et al.

The Abstract concludes: The combination of AZA and ROMI is well tolerated, with cytopenias being the most common G3-4 AE. The combination appears to exhibit marked T-cell lineage-specific activity. The 100% ORR in AITL patients is unprecedented and warrants detailed follow-up. Ongoing sequencing analysis will evaluate the impact of recurring mutations on the clinical activity of the combination. The study is actively accruing (NCT01998035).