Chicago, Illinois 60612


Evaluation of impact of metformin on 2 year progression-free survival (PFS) rate in subjects with previously untreated DLBCL when added to standard induction therapy. (R-CHOP)

Study summary:

Newly diagnosed histologically confirmed CD20 positive previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma to receive up to 4-6 cycles (21 day cycles) of: R-CHOP: Rituximab 375 mg/m2 IV infusion Day 1 Cyclophosphamide 750 mg/m2 IV Day 1 Doxorubicin 50 mg/m2 IV Day 1 Vincristine 1.4 mg/m2 IV Day 1 (cap @ 2mg) Prednisone 100mg PO daily Days 1-5 Pegfilgrastim 6 mg subcutaneously within 72 if start if cycle Metformin 500 mg PO daily Cycle 1 Days 1-7 Metformin 500 mg PO twice daily Cycle 1 Days 7-21 Metformin 850 mg PO twice daily starting on day 22 and and continuing throughout remainder of cycles plus 22 days post treatment. Restaging will be done after the 4th cycle is complete. Subjects will be monitored with labs and physical exams throughout the study.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Diagnosis of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) as documented by medical records and with histology based on criteria established by the World Health Organization a. subtyping is required for DLBCL 2. No prior therapy for diagnosis of DLBCL 3. Presence of radiographically measurable lymphadenopathy or extranodal lymphoid malignancy (defined as the presence of equal to or greater than 1 lesion that measures >1.5 cm in the longest diameter and > 1.0 cm in the longest perpendicular diameter assessed by CT or MRI) or bone marrow involvement 4. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score of 0-2 5. Life expectancy of at least 6 months 6. No history of medication dependent diabetes mellitus 7. Required screening laboratory data (within 4 weeks prior to start of study drug) - Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients already on any class of anti-diabetic medication including metformin, insulin analogues, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and the incretin-based therapies or clear need for therapeutic intervention based on fasting blood glucose 2. Known histological transformation from indolent non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to an aggressive form of NHL (ie, Richter transformation) 3. Double or triple hit lymphomas 4. Known active cent4ral nervous system or leptomeningeal lymphoma 5. Presence of known intermediate or high-grade myelodysplastic syndrome 6. History of a non-lymphoid malignancy within the last 3 years (see protocol for exceptions) 7. Evidence of ongoing systemic bacterial, fungal, or viral infection at the time of start of study 8. Ongoing, drug-induced liver injury, chronic active Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), chronic active Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, ongoing extrahepatic obstruction caused by cholelithiasis, cirrhosis of the liver, or portal hypertension. 9. HIV positive 10. Ongoing inflammatory bowel disease 11. Ongoing alcohol or drug addiction 12. Pregnancy 13. History of prior allogeneic bone marrow progenitor cell or solid organ transplantation.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Reem Karmali, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Linda Pierchala, RN, BSN
Phone: 3129423327

Backup Contact:

Reem Karmali, MD
Phone: 3129425157

Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60612
United States

Linda Pierchala

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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