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High Dose Chemotherapy With or Without Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients With Intermediate- or High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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 May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 19, 2013
Last verified: May 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Bone marrow transplantation may allow doctors to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known whether high dose chemotherapy plus bone marrow transplantation is more effective than high dose chemotherapy alone for intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of high dose chemotherapy with or without bone marrow transplantation in treating patients who have intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Drug: CHOP regimen Drug: carmustine Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: cytarabine Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: melphalan Drug: prednisone Drug: vincristine sulfate Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Early High Dose Therapy and Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation as Part of Planned Initial Therapy for Poor Risk Intermediate/High Grade NHL

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Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 1993
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the value of early intensification with autologous bone marrow transplantation or stem cell support in patients with poor prognosis intermediate or high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by age (under 50 vs 50 and over), bone marrow involvement (yes vs no), and country. All patients receive cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and vincristine on day 1 and prednisone on days 1-5. Courses repeat every 21 days. Patients receive a minimum of 6 courses of treatment in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. Arm I: Patients receive carmustine IV over 2 hours on day 1 in week 9 or 10. Etoposide and cytarabine IV are administered over 30 minutes on days 2-5. Melphalan IV is administered over 5 minutes on day 6. Patients receive cryopreserved bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells on day 7. Arm II: Patients continue conventional therapy. Patients are followed at 8-9 weeks and 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 500 patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed intermediate or high grade adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Follicular large cell lymphoma Diffuse mixed cell lymphoma Diffuse large cell lymphoma Diffuse immunoblastic lymphoma Poor prognostic features defined as the presence of 2 or 3 of the following: Stage III/IV Lactase dehydrogenase greater than normal ECOG performance status 2-4 A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 to 65 Performance status: See Disease Characteristics Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: See Disease Characteristics Renal: Not specified Other: No other medical condition prohibiting intensive therapy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: At least 5 years since prior systemic therapy for cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003578

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Lymphoma Trials Office
Study Chair: David C. Linch University College London Hospitals
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066645
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 19, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma

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