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Rituximab in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Hodgkin's Disease

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 12, 2016
Last verified: July 2016

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab in treating patients who have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: rituximab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of C2B8 in Patients With Asymptomatic CD20+ B-Cell Follicular Small Cleaved Low-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Relapsed CD20+ Hodgkin's Disease

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • response rate [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • time to progression [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: July 1999
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: rituximab
Patients receive rituximab IV over 4-6 hours on day 1 weekly for 4 weeks. Patients are followed at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, then every 6 months for 3 years, then annually thereafter.
Biological: rituximab

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate (complete or partial) to rituximab in previously untreated patients with stage III or IV CD20+ B-cell follicular small cleaved cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the response rate (complete or partial) to rituximab in patients with relapsed CD20+ Hodgkin's disease. III. Determine the time to progression and time to chemotherapy in these patients after treatment with rituximab.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease (follicular small cleaved cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma vs relapsed Hodgkin's disease). Patients receive rituximab IV over 4-6 hours on day 1 weekly for 4 weeks. Patients are followed at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, then every 6 months for 3 years, then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21-32 patients will be accrued for each arm of this study within 7-10.5 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage IIIA or stage IVA B-cell follicular small cleaved cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Tumor cells express CD20 No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy Stable disease that would otherwise be observed OR Histologically proven relapsed Hodgkin's disease of any stage Tumor cells express CD20 Bidimensionally measurable disease Masses (e.g., enlarged lymph nodes) must be at least 1.5 cm X 1.5 cm by CT, MRI, or x-ray Splenic enlargement considered measurable if spleen palpable at least 3 cm below the left costal margin No CNS lymphoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: No more than 5,000 circulating tumor cells Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for at least 12 months following study HIV negative No other active malignancies

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003849

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 6X3
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Thomas E. Witzig, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00003849     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-987851
NCI-2012-02298 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trials Reporting System) )
CDR0000067010 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 12, 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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