Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, and Prednisone With or Without Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00079261
First received: March 8, 2004
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

March 8, 2004
September 20, 2012
January 2004
March 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Complete response as assessed by Cheson criteria [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00079261 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Toxicity as assessed by CTC 2.0 [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Proportion of courses given as scheduled [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Freedom from treatment failure as assessed by Cheson criteria [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, and Prednisone With or Without Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Gem-CHOP: A Randomized Phase II Study of Gemcitabine Combined With CHOP in Untreated Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone, and gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying giving combination chemotherapy together with gemcitabine to see how well it works compared to giving combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with previously untreated aggressive stage II, stage III, or stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • Compare the complete response rate (confirmed or unconfirmed) in patients with previously untreated aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone with vs without gemcitabine.

Secondary

  • Compare the safety profile of these regimens in these patients.
  • Compare the feasibility of these regimens, defined as the proportion of courses given as scheduled, in these patients.
  • Compare freedom from treatment failure in patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center, International Prognostic Index score (0-2 vs 3-5), and histology (B cell vs T cell). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive CHOP chemotherapy comprising cyclophosphamide IV, doxorubicin IV, and vincristine IV on day 1 and oral or IV prednisone on days 1-5.
  • Arm II: Patients receive CHOP chemotherapy as in arm I and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8.

In both arms, treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 3 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or progressive disease. Patients achieving partial response or complete or unconfirmed complete response receive an additional 5 courses of therapy (for a total of 8 courses).

Patients are followed every 3 months for 3 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 76-82 patients (38-41 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Lymphoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Drug: CHOP regimen
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
  • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
  • Drug: prednisone
  • Drug: vincristine sulfate
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
25
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March 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of 1 of the following WHO subtypes:

    • Diffuse large B large cell lymphoma (including all clinical and morphologic variants)
    • Grade 3 follicular lymphoma
    • Extranodal T/NK cell lymphoma, nasal type
    • Enteropathy-type T cell lymphoma
    • Hepato-splenic T cell lymphoma
    • Peripheral T cell lymphoma, unspecified
    • Angioimmunoblastic lymphoma
    • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, systemic type
  • Stage II-IV disease
  • At least 1 site of measurable disease (e.g., lymph node or lymph node mass)
  • The following subtypes are not allowed:

    • Mantle cell lymphoma
    • Burkitt's lymphoma
    • Precursor B or T cell lymphoma
    • Primary cutaneous B or T cell lymphoma
  • No CNS involvement by lymphoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 to 70

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • WBC > 3,000/mm^3
  • Neutrophil count > 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin < 2.5 times normal (unless due to lymphoma)
  • ALT and AST < 2.5 times normal (unless due to lymphoma)

Renal

  • Creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL

Cardiovascular

  • No severe cardiac disease that would preclude study participation or limit life expectancy

Pulmonary

  • FEV_1 and DLCO ≥ 75% of predicted (unless due to lymphoma)
  • No severe pulmonary disease that would preclude study participation or limit life expectancy

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • HIV negative
  • No other prior or concurrent malignancy except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No severe neurologic or metabolic disease that would preclude study participation or limit life expectancy
  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study compliance and follow-up

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • No concurrent monoclonal antibodies

Chemotherapy

  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • No prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy

Surgery

  • Not specified

Other

  • No prior cytotoxic agents
  • No prior treatment for NHL
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy
  • No other concurrent investigational drugs
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Belgium,   France,   Egypt,   Netherlands,   Croatia
 
NCT00079261
EORTC-20021, EORTC-20021
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European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
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Study Chair: Igor Aurer, MD, PhD University Hospital Rebro
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
September 2012

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