Rituximab Plus Fludarabine in Treating Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

This study has been completed.
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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00020800
First received: July 11, 2001
Last updated: January 7, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

July 11, 2001
January 7, 2013
September 2001
April 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Rituximab Plus Fludarabine in Treating Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
Phase II Study of Combination Rituxan (Rituximab, Mabthera) and Fludarabine Therapy in Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma (Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia)

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. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different way to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining monoclonal antibody therapy with chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab plus fludarabine in treating patients who have Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the objective response and time to treatment failure in patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia treated with rituximab and fludarabine.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine if molecular remissions are achievable in patients attaining a clinical complete response when treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive rituximab IV over 3-6 hours once weekly on weeks 1-4, 17, 18, 30, and 31 and fludarabine IV over 10-30 minutes once daily for 5 days on weeks 5, 9, 13, 19, 23, and 27.

Patients are followed at least every 2 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.

Interventional
Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lymphoma
  • Biological: rituximab
  • Drug: fludarabine phosphate
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Treon SP, Branagan AR, Ioakimidis L, Soumerai JD, Patterson CJ, Turnbull B, Wasi P, Emmanouilides C, Frankel SR, Lister A, Morel P, Matous J, Gregory SA, Kimby E. Long-term outcomes to fludarabine and rituximab in Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Blood. 2009 Apr 16;113(16):3673-8. Epub 2008 Nov 17.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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April 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
  • CD20 positive by bone marrow immunohistochemistry or flow cytometry
  • Presence of monoclonal paraprotein
  • IgM level at least 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 6 months

Hematopoietic:

  • Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 25,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin less than 2.5 times ULN
  • SGOT less than 2.5 times ULN

Renal:

  • Creatinine less than 2.5 mg/dL

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 6 months after study
  • No serious comorbid disease
  • No uncontrolled bacterial, fungal, or viral infection
  • No other active malignancy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • No prior rituximab
  • No prior nucleoside analogue therapy

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 30 days since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 30 days since prior steroid therapy
  • No concurrent corticosteroids

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 30 days since prior radiotherapy

Surgery:

  • Not specified

Other:

  • No more than 2 prior courses of therapy
Both
18 Years and older
No
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United States,   Canada,   Sweden,   United Kingdom
 
NCT00020800
CDR0000068714, UCLA-0101063, NCI-G01-1960
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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Christos E. Emmanouilides, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
January 2013

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