Full TitleA Phase I/II of the Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibitor, Ibrutinib, in Patients with Refractory/Recurrent Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) and Refractory/Recurrent Secondary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (SCNSL)
Ibrutinib is a drug approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma. It works by blocking a protein inside cancer cells called Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), which helps cancer cells to live and grow. It is a capsule that is taken orally (by mouth).
Ibrutinib is being assessed for its activity against other cancers. The purpose of this study is to find the highest dose of ibrutinib that can be given safely in patients with central nervous system lymphoma (either primary CNS lymphoma or metastasis to the CNS from lymphoma in the body) that has come back or continues to grow despite prior therapy.
To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:
- Patients must have primary CNS lymphoma or metastasis to the CNS from lymphoma in the body (secondary CNS lymphoma) that has come back or continues to grow despite prior therapy.
- Patients must recover from the side effects of previous therapies before entering the study
- Patients must be able to walk and do routine activities for more than half of their normal waking hours.
- This study is for patients age 18 and older.