Rituximab and Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Intermediate- or High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. Combining rituximab with interleukin-2 may kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining rituximab with interleukin-2 in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open-Labeled, Phase II Study of Rituximab in Combination With Recombinant IL-2 for Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of Intermediate- or High-Grade Histology|
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
- Determine the clinical efficacy of rituximab and interleukin-2 in patients with relapsed or refractory intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Determine the 2-year progression-free survival of patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients.
- Correlate response with natural killer cell numbers and rituximab, interleukin-2 (IL-2), and soluble IL-2 receptor levels in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study.
Patients receive rituximab IV once weekly on weeks 1-4 and interleukin-2 subcutaneously 3 times weekly on weeks 2-9. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 12 weeks for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50-100 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Tarun Kewalramani, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|