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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: April 24, 2008
Last updated: September 1, 2011
Last verified: January 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known which regimen of combination chemotherapy is more effective for Hodgkin lymphoma.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects of three different regimens of combination chemotherapy and to see how well they work in treating younger patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: prednisolone
Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Evaluating the Toxicity and Efficacy of a Modified German Paediatric Hodgkin's Lymphoma Protocol (HD95) in Young Adults (Aged 18-30 Years) With Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neurotoxicity due to the intensive use of Vinca alkaloids [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Disease-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Gonadal toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: March 2008
Detailed Description:



  • To establish neurotoxicity of OEPA+COPP chemotherapy in young adults.


  • To determine response rates in patients treated with this regimen.
  • To determine disease-free survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • To determine overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • To determine gonadal toxicity in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to treatment group according to stage.

  • Group 1 (patients with stage 1A, 1B, or 2A disease): Patients receive OEPA chemotherapy comprising vincristine IV on days 1, 8, and 15; oral prednisolone on days 1-15; etoposide IV on days 1-5; and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV on days 1 and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days for 2 courses. Patients achieving a partial response also undergo radiotherapy after completion of chemotherapy; patients achieving a complete response do not undergo radiotherapy.
  • Group 2 (patients with stage 2AE, 2B, or 3A disease): Patients receive 2 courses of OEPA chemotherapy as in group 1. Patients then receive COPP chemotherapy comprising cyclophosphamide IV on days 1 and 8; vincristine IV on days 1 and 8; oral procarbazine hydrochloride on days 1-15; and oral prednisolone on days 1-15. Courses repeat every 28 days for 2 courses. Patients also undergo radiotherapy after completion of chemotherapy.
  • Group 3 (patients with stage 2BE, 3AE, 3BE, 3B, 4A, or 4B disease): Patients receive 2 courses of OEPA chemotherapy as in group 1. Patients then receive COPP chemotherapy as in group 2. Treatment with COPP chemotherapy repeats every 28 days for 4 courses. Patients also undergo radiotherapy after completion of chemotherapy.

In all groups, treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed periodically.

Peer Reviewed and Funded or Endorsed by Cancer Research UK.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Biopsy proven de-novo classical Hodgkin lymphoma

    • Any stage disease
    • No nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma


  • No known or suspected HIV infection
  • No pre-existing neurological disorder
  • No serious comorbidity which may prevent administration of study treatment
  • No other previous malignancy
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for up to 1 year after completion of study treatment
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) unless due to the lymphoma
  • ALT/AST ≤ 1.5 times ULN unless due to the lymphoma
  • Bilirubin ≤ 2 times ULN unless due to the lymphoma


  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • No prior organ transplant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00666484

United Kingdom
Leeds Cancer Centre at St. James's University Hospital Recruiting
Leeds, England, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
Contact: Contact Person    44-113-206-7851   
King's College Hospital Recruiting
London, England, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
Contact: Contact Person    44-20-3299-9000      
University College Hospital - London Recruiting
London, England, United Kingdom, NW1 2PG
Contact: Kirit Ardeshna    44-20-7380-6962   
Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment at Newcastle General Hospital Recruiting
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, NE4 6BE
Contact: Helen H. Lucraft, MD    44-191-256-3565   
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital Recruiting
Northwood, England, United Kingdom, HA6 2RN
Contact: Kirit Ardeshna    44-1923-844-413   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer Research UK
Principal Investigator: Kirit Ardeshna University College London Hospitals
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00666484     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000593560, CRUK-BRD/07/005, EUDRACT-2007-003080-45, EU-20844
Study First Received: April 24, 2008
Last Updated: September 1, 2011
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
adult lymphocyte depletion Hodgkin lymphoma
adult lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
adult mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
adult nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurotoxicity Syndromes
Hodgkin Disease
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Nervous System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Alkylating Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antirheumatic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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