B-Cell Lymphoma

The DIRECT molecular monitoring platform - identifying patients suitable for novel agent clinical trials (STAGE1).

DIRECT: Clinical Investigator

Dr Daniel Hodson

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The aim of the DIRECT Study is to establish a robust pipeline to identify those patients with high-grade B cell lymphoma most suitable for novel agent clinical trials based upon genomic subtype and an integrated response evaluation determined early in first-line therapy.

This will be done by integrating data and samples collected from patients undergoing standard of care treatment for high-grade B cell lymphoma.

The trial is being funded jointly by AstraZeneca and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre as well as being a flagship trial for MFICM. It opened to recruitment in September and has already recruited its first three patients.

Data will be integrated from

  1. Clinical risk factors from the International Prognostic Index (IPI)
  2. Up-front genomic subtype based on molecular profiling of diagnostic biopsy
  3. Serial ctDNA monitoring during treatment.
  4. Radiological response imaging

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