Rituximab and Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Bone Marrow or Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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 ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation or bone marrow transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab and combination chemotherapy followed by bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Procedure: autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial of Rituxan and BEAM High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Peripheral Blood Progenitor Transplant for Lymphoma|
- The primary endpoint for this study is 100 day (complete + partial) response rate [ Time Frame: 100 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm I
Rituxan and BEAM with autologous stem cell transplant
Rituximab at 375 mg/m2 administered approximately one week apart prior to collection of the hematopoietic stem cells. Rituxan at a dose of 375 mg/m2 IV will be given either on the days prior to initiation of the BCNU (days -10 to -7) or on the same day that the BCNU is administered for the BEAM chemotherapy regimen (Day -6). A fourth infusion of Rituxan 375 mg/m2 will be given at 30 day (+/- 20 days) post-transplant. At approximately 6 months post-transplant, if the patients have not had progressive lymphoma, they will receive four weekly doses of Rituxan 375 mg/m2 IV.
Other Name: RituxanDrug: carmustine
BCNU 300 mg/M2 IV day -6
Other Name: BCNUDrug: cytarabine
100 mg/m2 on days -5 through -2
Other Name: BEAM chemotherapy regimenDrug: etoposide
100mg/M2 BID on days -5 through -2
Other Name: BEAM chemotherapy regimenDrug: melphalan
140 mg/m2 IV on day -1
Other Name: BEAM chemotherapy regimenProcedure: autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Following the chemotherapy, on day 0 of treatment, the previously stored hematopoietic stem cells will be reinfused via the central venous line
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the complete and partial response rate of patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with rituximab and high-dose carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan followed by autologous bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. II. Determine the toxicity profile of this regimen in these patients. III. Compare the levels of soluble CD20 antigen and rituximab blood levels with patient outcomes in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive two doses of rituximab IV over 3-4 hours 1 week apart. Stem cells from the peripheral blood or bone marrow are collected at least 1 week after the second dose of rituximab. Following stem cell collection, patients receive a third dose of rituximab IV as above between days -10 and -6. Patients then receive high-dose chemotherapy consisting of carmustine IV on day -6, etoposide IV twice daily and cytarabine IV on days -5 to -2, and melphalan IV on day -1. On day 0 patients undergo autologous bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. After transplantation, patients receive a fourth dose of rituximab as above at approximately day 30, and then weekly over 4 weeks at approximately 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed at 1 year and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 23-40 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|United States, Nebraska|
|University of Nebraska Medical Center|
|Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-3330|
|Study Chair:||Julie M. Vose, MD||University of Nebraska|