A Study of Nivolumab Plus Brentuximab Vedotin in Patients Between 5 and 30 Years Old, With Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cHL), Relapsed or Refractory From First Line Treatment

Study ID
STU 012017-031

Study Sites

  • Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, Plano, Southlake)


Principal Investigator
Martha Pacheco, M.D.

Official Title

Risk-based, Response-adapted, Phase II Open-label Trial of Nivolumab + Brentuximab Vedotin (N + Bv) for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Relapsed/Refractory (R/R) CD30 + Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL) After Failure of First-line Therapy, Followed by Brentuximab + Bendamustine (Bv + B) for Participants With a Suboptimal Response (CheckMate 744: CHECKpoint Pathway and Nivolumab Clinical Trial Evaluation)

Brief Overview

The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab plus brentuximab vedotin (followed by brentuximab vedotin plus bendamustine in patient with suboptimal response) is safe and effective in treating patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL). Eligible patients are children, adolescents, and young adults relapsed or refractory to first line.


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Inclusion Criteria:
- Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL), relapsed or refractory
- Minimal limitation on activities of daily living as measured by Karnofsky ≥ 50 for participants > 16 years of age or Lansky ≥ 50 for participants ≤ 16 years of age.
- One prior anti-cancer therapy that did not work
Exclusion Criteria:
- Active, known, or suspected autoimmune disease or infection
- Active cerebral/meningeal disease related to the underlying malignancy
- More than one line of anti-cancer therapy or no treatment at all
- Received a stem cell transplant for Hodgkin Lymphoma and/or a solid organ transplant
- Prior treatment with any drug that targets T cell co-stimulation pathways (such as checkpoint inhibitors)
Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply