Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: March 2005

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy in treating patients with refractory anaplastic large cell lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: monoclonal antibody HeFi-1
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: HeFi-1 Antibody Therapy in Ki-1 and Hodgkin's Lymphomas, a Phase I Study

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: February 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the safety and tolerability of multiple doses of monoclonal antibody HeFi-1 in patients with CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in this patient population.
  • Evaluate the efficacy, in terms of correlating immunologic parameters and immunogenicity, of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation study.

Patients receive monoclonal antibody HeFi-1 IV over 30 minutes 3 times a week for 2 weeks. Treatment may continue for 2 additional weeks in the absence of anti-HeFi-1 response. Responding patients may continue treatment at monthly intervals for one year.

Cohorts of 3-4 patients receive escalating doses of monoclonal antibody HeFi-1 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 4 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

Patients are followed monthly.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 9 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) or Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • At least 50% of malignant cells must react with HeFi-1
    • HIV positive or HIV negative
  • Measurable disease
  • No symptomatic CNS disease
  • Must have failed or be ineligible for standard chemotherapy regimen



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • More than 2 months


  • Not specified


  • No significant hepatic disease
  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL


  • No significant renal disease
  • Creatinine no greater than 3 mg/dL


  • No significant cardiovascular disease


  • No significant pulmonary disease


  • No significant endocrine, rheumatologic, or allergic disease
  • No active clinical disease caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) I, HSV II, hepatitis B, or tuberculosis
  • Not pregnant
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • No prior murine antibody therapy


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to measurable disease


  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since prior cytotoxic therapy to measurable disease
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003741

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Study Chair: Henry Koon, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00003741     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIDMC-97127, CDR0000066859, NEDH-97127, NCI-870, NCI-V99-1515
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
anaplastic large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Anaplastic
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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