EPOCH Chemotherapy +/- IL-12 for Previously Untreated and EPOCH Plus Rituximab for Previously Treated Patients With AIDS-Associated Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001563
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: September 6, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
  Purpose

The prognosis of AIDS-related Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is poor, especially in the relapsed setting. There is no standard treatment, and the few small studies that have been conducted have reported dismal outcomes. The purpose of this study is to pilot the use of EPOCH plus rituximab in previously treated AIDS-related lymphoma. Clinical endpoints of the study include toxicity and response. Progression-free and overall survival will be measured. Tumors will be evaluated for p53 mutations, p-16, bcl-2 expression, tumor proliferation, c-myc and EBV when possible.


Condition Intervention Phase
AIDS Related Lymphoma
Biological: Filgrastim
Biological: Rituximab
Drug: EPOCH
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: EPOCH Chemotherapy Plus Rituximab for Previously Treated Patients With AIDS-Associated Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of safety profile and response rates [ Time Frame: End of Study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: December 1996
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
EPOCH-R every 3 weeks for up to 6 cycle
Biological: Filgrastim
Filgrastim after EPOCH-R from Day 6 for 10 days every cycle.
Biological: Rituximab
EPOCH-R every 3 weeks for up to 6 cycle
Drug: EPOCH
EPOCH-R every 3 weeks for up to 6 cycle

Detailed Description:

The prognosis of AIDS-related Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is poor, especially in the relapsed setting. There is no standard treatment, and the few small studies that have been conducted have reported dismal outcomes. The purpose of this study is to pilot the use of EPOCH plus rituximab in previously treated AIDS-related lymphoma. Clinical endpoints of the study include toxicity and response. Progression-free and overall survival will be measured. Tumors will be evaluated for p53 mutations, p-16, bcl-2 expression, tumor proliferation, c-myc and EBV when possible.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Aggressive CD20 + NHL confirmed by Pathology, DCS.

HIV + serology.

All stages (I-IV) of disease.

NHL previously treated with up to two chemotherapy regimens and evaluable disease.

Age greater than or equal to 18 years.

Laboratory test: (Abnormalities are allowed if due to organ involvement by lymphoma).

Creatinine less than or equal to 1.7.

Bilirubin must be less than 2.0 mg/dl, or total bilirubin less than or equal to 3.7 mg/dl with direct fraction less than or equal to 0.2 mg/dl and indirect fraction of less than or equal 3.5 mg/dl in patients for whom these abnormalities are felt to be due to protease inhibitor therapy.

AST and ALT less than or equal to 3 times ULN (AST and ALT less than or equal to 6 times ULN for patients on hyperalimentation for whom these abnormalities are felt to be due to the hyperalimentation).

ANC greater than or equal 1000/mm(3).

Platelets must be greater than or equal to 75,000/mm(3) (patients with ITP platelets greater than or equal to 30,000/mm(3).

Signed informed consent and Durable Power of Attorney.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Pregnancy or nursing.

History of clinical heart failure or symptomatic ischemic heart disease.

Serious underlying medical condition or infection other than HIV that would contraindicate EPOCH.

Concurrent anti-retroviral therapy during EPOCH therapy.

Primary CNS lymphoma.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001563

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wyndham H Wilson, M.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001563     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00019253
Other Study ID Numbers: 970040, 97-C-0040
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: September 6, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Lymphomagenesis
Molecular markers of drug resistance
Refractory, progressive, or relapsed HIV + NHL
AIDS-related NHL

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Rituximab
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents

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