Combination Chemotherapy and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00032019
First received: March 8, 2002
Last updated: September 25, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining rituximab with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining rituximab with combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have previously untreated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
Biological: filgrastim
Biological: rituximab
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: prednisone
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Of Dose-Adjusted Epoch-Rituximab (EPOCH-R) Chemotherapy For Patients With Previously Untreated Aggressive CD20+ B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response [ Time Frame: 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free Survival [ Time Frame: Study entry to progression or tx related death ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Study entry to death from any cause ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: q 2cycles on Tx, then q 6 mon for 2 yrs, then at relapse ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 78
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EPOCH-Rituximab
Addition of monoclonal antibody therapy to chemotherapy for treatment of pts with aggressive CD20+ NHL
Biological: filgrastim
Cycle 1: 300 ug (BW < = 70 kg) or 480ug (BW >70 kg) sub Q injection Day 6 until ANC > 5000/uL after nadir counts Subsequent cycle dosages based on previous cycle toxicity or Day 1 Tx toxicity
Other Name: G-CSF
Biological: rituximab
375 mg/sq m IV infusion Day 1 Cycle 1 Subsequent cycle dosage based on previous cycle or day 1 of tx toxicities
Drug: cyclophosphamide
750 mg/sq m IV infusion on Day 5 Cycle 1 Subsequent cycle dosage based on previous cycle or day 1 treatment toxicities
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
10 mg/sq m/day continuous IV infusion on Days 1-4 Cycle 1 Subsequent cycle dosages based on previous cycle and Day 1 treatment toxicities
Drug: etoposide
50 mg/sq m/day continuous IV infusion Days 1-4 Cycle 1 Subsequent cycle dosages based on previous cycle and day 1 of treatment toxicities
Drug: prednisone
60 mg/sq m PO bid days 1-5 of ea cycle
Drug: vincristine sulfate
0.4 mg/sq m/day continuous IV infusion uncapped on Days 1-4 Cycle 1 Subsequent cycle dosages based on previous cycle and day 1 of treatment toxicities

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the response rate, progression-free survival, and overall survival of patients with previously untreated aggressive CD20+ B-cell diffuse large cell or immunoblastic large cell lymphoma treated with rituximab, doxorubicin, etoposide, vincristine, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide.
  • Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
  • Correlate tumor proliferation rate (MIB-1), bcl-2 expression, and p53 overexpression with complete response rate, progression-free survival, and overall survival in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive rituximab IV on day 1; doxorubicin IV continuously, etoposide IV continuously, and vincristine IV continuously on days 1-4; oral prednisone twice daily on days 1-5; and cyclophosphamide IV on day 5. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 6 and continuing until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After 4 courses, patients with complete or partial response receive 2 additional courses.

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

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25-50 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage II, III, or IV diffuse large cell lymphoma and WHO variants

    • CD20+ large B-cell lymphoma, including those with immunoblastic features
    • CD20+ thymic B-cell lymphoma
    • No evidence of indolent lymphoma
    • No mantle cell lymphomas or equivocal B-cell lymphomas that express markers of mantle cell lymphoma (e.g., cyclin D) or other subtypes
  • No known lymphomatous involvement of the CNS, including the parenchyma or leptomeninges

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • Not specified

Performance status:

  • CALGB 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3*
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3* NOTE: * Unless due to lymphoma

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL* NOTE: * Unless due to lymphoma or Gilbert's disease

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL* NOTE: * Unless due to lymphoma

Cardiovascular:

  • LVEF greater than 45%
  • No ischemic heart disease
  • No myocardial infarction or congestive heart failure within the past year

Other:

  • HIV negative
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Prior short-course of glucocorticoids allowed
  • No concurrent hormones except for non-disease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
  • No concurrent steroids except for adrenal failure
  • No concurrent dexamethasone or other steroidal antiemetics

Radiotherapy:

  • Prior limited-field radiotherapy allowed

Surgery:

  • Not specified
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Investigators
Study Chair: Wyndham H. Wilson, MD, PhD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Hsi ED, Said J, Johnson JL, et al.: Biologic prognostic markers in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with dose adjusted EPOCH-R: a CALGB 50103 correlative science study. [Abstract] Blood 112 (11): A-476, 2008.
Wilson WH, Porcu P, Hurd D, et al.: Phase II study of dose-adjusted EPOCH-R in untreated de novo CD20+ diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)-CALGB 50103. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 23 (Suppl 16): A-6530, 567s, 2005.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00032019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069249, U10CA031946, CALGB-50103
Study First Received: March 8, 2002
Last Updated: September 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
contiguous stage II adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Rituximab
Liposomal doxorubicin
Cyclophosphamide
Doxorubicin
Vincristine
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic

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