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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Intermediate-Grade or High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Who Have Not Responded to Anthracycline-Containing Combination Chemotherapy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 16, 2013
Last verified: April 2000

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy consisting of cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin in treating patients with intermediate or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have relapsed following or are resistant to anthracycline-containing primary combination chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: etoposide
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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

Study Start Date: December 1991
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of high-dose cyclophosphamide/etoposide/cisplatin in patients with intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have failed primary combination chemotherapy but still respond to conventional-dose DHAP (dexamethasone/cytarabine/cisplatin) and are not candidates for bone marrow transplantation. II. Determine the toxicity of the intensification chemotherapy regimen in this group of patients.

OUTLINE: Nonrandomized study. 3-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. CVP: Cyclophosphamide, CTX, NSC-26271; Etoposide, VP-16, NSC-141540; Cisplatin, CDDP, NSC-119875.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: If at least 1 CR is seen in the first 6 patients, an estimated maximum of 20 patients will be enrolled. If 3 or more of the first 10 patients (or 25% of the study population thereafter) die within the first 35 days of treatment from causes unrelated to tumor progression, the study will be terminated.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed intermediate- or high-grade non- Hodgkin's lymphoma of the following histologies: Follicular, predominantly large cell Diffuse small cleaved cell Diffuse mixed, small and large cell Diffuse large cell Large cell, immunoblastic Lymphoblastic Small noncleaved cell Disease has relapsed following or is resistant to primary anthracycline-containing combination chemotherapy Objective response to salvage DHAP chemotherapy required Ineligible for bone marrow transplantation

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 64 Performance status: Zubrod 0 or 1 Hematopoietic: ANC at least 1,500 Platelets at least 140,000 Hb at least 10 g/dl Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dl (26 micromoles/liter) SGOT less than 4 x normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dl (133 micromoles/liter) Cardiovascular: LVEF greater than 50% No life-threatening arrhythmia by EKG No uncontrolled hypertension Pulmonary: FEV, FVC, and DLCO greater than 50% of predicted Other: No uncontrolled diabetes No other uncontrolled medical condition No history of second malignancy except: Nonmelanomatous skin cancer Carcinoma in situ Effective contraception required of fertile women

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Prior anthracycline-containing combination chemotherapy required Prior salvage DHAP chemotherapy required Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002488

Canada, Ontario
Ottawa Regional Cancer Center - General Division
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre - Civic Campus
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4K7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
Study Chair: Jonathan C. Yau, MD Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000077375
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 16, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Etoposide phosphate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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