for people ages 5-30 (full criteria)
at Oakland, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



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.

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)


Hodgkin Disease Nivolumab Bendamustine Hydrochloride Antibodies, Monoclonal brentuximab vedotin bendamustine Nivolumab + brentuximab vedotin brentuximab vedotin + bendamustine


For people ages 5-30

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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


  • Children'S Hospital & Research Center At Oakland accepting new patients
    Oakland California 94609 United States
  • Local Institution withdrawn
    San Francisco California 94143-0106 United States


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