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Graft-Versus-Host Disease in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Lymphoma or Hodgkin's Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003414
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Cyclosporine may induce graft-versus-host disease and make the body build an immune response that will kill cancer cells. Interleukin-2 and interferon gamma may enhance the effectiveness of graft-versus-host disease to kill cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of graft-versus-host disease in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease .

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Graft Versus Host Disease Lymphoma Biological: aldesleukin Biological: recombinant interferon gamma Drug: busulfan Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: cyclosporine Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 3

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether autologous graft versus host disease significantly alters the relapse rate for lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease after autologous bone marrow transplantation.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Stem cells are harvested and cryopreserved. All patients receive busulfan/cyclophosphamide or cyclosporine/total body irradiation as a preparative regimen. Arm I: Patients randomized to the graft versus host disease (GVHD) induction arm receive oral cyclosporine twice a day beginning on day 0 and continuing for at least 28 days, followed by peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion. At the time the white blood cell count begins to recover, subcutaneous interferon gamma is administered for 10 doses, followed 2 days later by subcutaneous interleukin-2 (IL-2) for 18 doses. Arm II: Patients do not receive autologous GVHD therapy after the PBSC transplant. Both arms should receive radiation to the site of lymphoma after recovering from the stem cell transplantation. Patients are followed at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years posttransplant.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 50 patients (25 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Autologous GVHD for Refractory Lymphoma
Study Start Date : October 1997
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Relapse rate for lymphoma after autologous transplant [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Patients receiving autologous or syngeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplants for chemotherapy refractory or recurrent lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease, including: Progressive disease within 6 weeks of completing initial induction therapy OR Failure to achieve at least an overall partial response (at least a 50% reduction in tumor size) to conventional salvage therapy following relapse

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: No capillary leak syndrome Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 4 mg/dL No renal failure requiring dialysis Cardiovascular: No hypotension No severe venooclusive disease Pulmonary: No pulmonary infiltrates OR No requirement for greater than 2 L oxygen Other: No weight gain greater than 5% of baseline weight No concurrent sepsis No temperature of 39 degrees C or higher for two or more days No clinically evident ascites

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Prior chemotherapy allowed Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003414

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United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Georgia B. Vogelsang, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Publications of Results:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00003414    
Other Study ID Numbers: J9726 CDR0000066427
P30CA006973 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
P01CA015396 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 2, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015
Keywords provided by Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
graft versus host disease
recurrent childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent childhood large cell lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Graft vs Host Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors