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Interferon Alfa-2b Following Chemotherapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Hodgkin's Disease or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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: NCT00003924
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 20, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Interferon-alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells. Giving interferon-alfa following chemotherapy and peripheral stem cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of interferon alfa-2b following chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: recombinant interferon alfa Phase 3

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of interferon alfa-2b in reducing the relapse rate in patients with recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in second remission following high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. II. Compare the time to disease progression and survival in this patient population treated with interferon alfa-2b vs no further treatment. III. Assess the tolerability of these treatment regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to lymphoma subtype. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive no further therapy following high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Arm II: Beginning 4 weeks after high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation, patients receive interferon alfa-2b subcutaneously three times a week. Treatment continues for 18 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 6 months until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 360 patients (180 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 4-5 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 360 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A European Randomized Multicenter Study of Interferon Alfa-2b Versus No Treatment After Intensive Therapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Relapsing Lymphoma Patients (Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas and Hodgkin's Disease)
Study Start Date : October 1995

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease Diffuse small cell (i.e., chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic, immunocytoma) Follicular Mantle cell Peripheral T cell Diffuse large B cell Leukemic (i.e., lymphoblastic, Burkitt's) First relapse or first progression after responding to a salvage regimen and high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (second remission) Response of greater than 50% of tumor mass decrease observed at time of progression Prior high dose chemotherapy plus autologous stem cell transplantation as first line therapy allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 64 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminase no greater than 3.0 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.7 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other prior or concurrent malignancies except curatively treated (by radiotherapy or surgery) basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No other concurrent immunotherapy No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003924

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Hopital Jules Courmont - Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
Pierre Benite, France, 69495
United Kingdom
Christie Hospital N.H.S. Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lymphoma Study Association
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Study Chair: Bertrand Coiffier, MD Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
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Other Study ID Numbers: GELA-LY302
CDR0000067111 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: May 20, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
Waldenström macroglobulinemia
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
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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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs