for people ages 65 years and up (full criteria)
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Monica Mead (ucla)



This study is evaluating the efficacy of acalabrutinib in combination with bendamustine and rituximab (BR) compared with placebo plus BR in subjects with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study of Bendamustine and Rituximab (BR) Alone Versus in Combination With Acalabrutinib (ACP-196) in Subjects With Previously Untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma


To evaluate the efficacy of acalabrutinib in combination with bendamustine and rituximab (BR) compared with placebo plus BR based on Independent Review Committee (IRC) assessment of progression-free survival (PFS) per the Lugano Classification for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in subjects with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).


Lymphoma, Mantle Cell, Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Acalabrutinib, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ACE-LY-308, Treatment naive, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Bendomustine, Rituximab, Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell Lymphoma, Bendamustine Hydrochloride, Bendamustine


You can join if…

Open to people ages 65 years and up

  • Men and women, ≥ 65 years of age.
  • Pathologically confirmed MCL, with documentation of a chromosome translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) and/or overexpression of cyclin D1 in association with other relevant markers (eg, CD5, CD19, CD20, PAX5) .
  • MCL requiring treatment and for which no prior systemic anticancer therapies have been received.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of ≤ 2.
  • Agreement to use highly effective forms of contraception during the study and 6 months after the last dose of bendamustine, or 12 months after the last dose of rituximab, whichever is longest .

You CAN'T join if...

  • Significant cardiovascular disease such as uncontrolled or symptomatic arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction within 6 months of first dose of study drug, or any Class 3 or 4 cardiac disease as defined by the New York Heart Association Functional Classification, or corrected QT interval (QTc) > 480 msec (calculated using Friderica's formula: QT/RR0.33) at screening. Exception: Subjects with controlled, asymptomatic atrial fibrillation during screening are allowed to enroll on study.
  • Malabsorption syndrome, disease significantly affecting gastrointestinal function, resection of the stomach, extensive small bowel resection that is likely to affect absorption, symptomatic inflammatory bowel disease, partial or complete bowel obstruction, or gastric restrictions and bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass.
  • Uncontrolled active systemic fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection (defined as exhibiting ongoing signs/symptoms related to the infection and without improvement, despite appropriate antibiotics or other treatment), or intravenous anti infective treatment within 2 weeks before first dose of study drug.
  • Concurrent participation in another therapeutic clinical trial.


  • Research Site
    Santa Monica California 90404 United States
  • Research Site
    Downey California 90241 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Monica Mead (ucla)
    HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 11 research publications


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Acerta Pharma BV
Phase 3 research study
Study Type
About 635 people participating
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