A Study to Evaluate Zilovertamab Vedotin (MK-2140) for Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) (MK-2140-004)

  • Interventional
  • Recruiting
  • NCT05144841
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A Phase 2 Open-label Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Zilovertamab Vedotin (MK-2140) in Participants With Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (waveLINE-004)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate zilovertamab vedotin with respect to objective response rate and duration of response per Lugano Response Criteria as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR). Safety and tolerability will also be evaluated in this Phase 2, single arm, interventional study.


Age Group
18 Years and up

Accepting Healthy Volunteers?

Inclusion Criteria:

         - Has relapsed or refractory (rr) DLBCL; has progressed after at least 2 lines of prior therapy; and has progressed after auto- stem cell transplant (SCT) or are auto-SCT ineligible. Must have received prior multiagent regimen that includes an alkylating agent. anthracycline, and anti-CD20 (cluster of differentiation 20) monoclonal antibody.

         - Has histologically confirmed diagnosis of DLBCL.

         - Has radiographically measurable DLBCL per the Lugano Response Criteria.

         - Should either be post- chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy (CAR-T) failure or ineligible for CAR-T (for any reason).

         - Life expectancy of at least 3 months.

         - Has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2 assessed within 7 days before time of enrollment.

         - Has adequate organ function.

        Exclusion Criteria:

         - Has received a diagnosis of Primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL).

         - Has undergone solid organ transplant at any time.

         - Has a history of any clinically significant cardiovascular conditions within 6 months of screening or serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication.

         - Has known history of liver cirrhosis.

         - Has pericardial effusion or clinically significant pleural effusion.

         - Has ongoing Grade >1 peripheral neuropathy.

         - Has a history of a second malignancy, unless potentially curative treatment has been completed with no evidence of malignancy for 2 years.

         - Transformed DLBCL from indolent lymphoma.

         - In participants with prior allo-SCT, acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) or ongoing evidence of chronic GVHD.

         - Has received prior systemic anticancer therapy, including investigational agents within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention.

         - Has received prior radiotherapy within 28 days of start of study intervention. Participants.

        must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities.

         - Has ongoing corticosteroid therapy (exceeding 30 mg daily of prednisone equivalent).

         - Has received a live or live-attenuated vaccine within 30 days before the first dose of study intervention.

         - Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks before the first dose of study intervention.

         - Has known active central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma involvement or active CNS involvement by lymphoma.

         - Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.

         - Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

         - Has a known history of hepatitis B or known active hepatitis C virus (HCV).

At a Glance

National Government IDNCT05144841


Lead SponsorMerck Sharp & Dohme LLC

Lead PhysicianJustin P. Kline


18 Years and up