Interferon Alfa in Treating Children With HIV-Related Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of interferon alfa in treating children with an HIV-related cancer including leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, CNS lymphoma, or other solid tumors.
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
Drug: therapeutic hydrocortisone
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A PHASE II STUDY OF ALPHA INTERFERON (ALPHA INTERFERON) IN HIV-RELATED MALIGNANCIES|
|Study Start Date:||December 1994|
- Determine the complete response rate and one-year disease free survival of pediatric patients with HIV-related malignancies treated with interferon alfa.
- Determine the toxicity of interferon alfa alone and in combination with antiretroviral therapy in these patients.
- Induction: Patients receive interferon alfa subcutaneously (SC) daily on days 1-14. Patients with advanced stage III or IV undifferentiated lymphomas or B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia also receive hydrocortisone intrathecally (IT) combined with cytarabine IT on day 14.
- Maintenance: Patients with stable or responding disease after completion of induction receive interferon alfa SC 3 times a week beginning on week 1. Treatment continues for a minimum of 4-12 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who received IT therapy during induction receive the same IT therapy at 4, 8, and 12 weeks and then every 8 weeks thereafter.
Patients are followed every 6 months for 4 years and then annually for survival until entry on another POG protocol.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-30 evaluable patients will be accrued for this study within 4.2 years.
|United States, Kansas|
|Via Christi Regional Medical Center|
|Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214|
|United States, Louisiana|
|MBCCOP - LSU Health Sciences Center|
|New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112|
|United States, New Jersey|
|Tomorrows Children's Institute|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Mission Saint Joseph's Health System|
|Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28801|
|United States, Texas|
|Medical City Dallas Hospital|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230|
|San Antonio Military Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center|
|Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, United States, 78236-5300|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284-7811|
|McGill University Health Center - Montreal Children's Hospital|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3|
|University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Medical Sciences Campus|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936-5067|
|Clinique de Pediatrie|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1211|
|Study Chair:||V. M. Whitehead, MD||Montreal Children's Hospital at McGill University Health Center|