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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy or Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Multiple Myeloma in Remission After Chemotherapy

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(no patient accruals)
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
Information provided by:
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: August 17, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Biological therapies such as interferon alfa-2b use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab or interferon alfa-2b in treating patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia or multiple myeloma in remission.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
Biological: rituximab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Multiple Myeloma Whose Disease Has Been Controlled With Chemotherapy: Rituximab Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody or Interferon Alpha 2-b as Maintenance Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: June 1998
Study Completion Date: June 1999
Primary Completion Date: June 1999 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity of rituximab or interferon alfa-2b maintenance therapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or multiple myeloma in remission after chemotherapy. II. Determine the progression free survival, failure free survival, and overall survival of these patients from time of chemotherapy discontinuation to completion of maintenance therapy. III. Compare the survival rates of these patients to similar patients treated in published studies. IV. Determine the quality of life of these patients on these regimens.

OUTLINE: Patients enter one of two treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 for course 1, and then once a month for 11 months or until disease progression. Arm II: Patients receive subcutaneous interferon alfa-2b every other day three times per week for 12 months. Quality of life is assessed monthly during therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, and then annually for up to 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60-80 patients (30-40 per disease type) will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia or multiple myeloma in remission that was previously treated with chemotherapy without disease progression

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Lymphocyte count less than 10,000/mm3 Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active infection or other concurrent lifethreatening disease Medical condition satisfactory for treatment with chemotherapy

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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004040

United States, California
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92658
United States, Tennessee
Baptist Regional Cancer Center - Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37901
United States, Texas
St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center
Bryan, Texas, United States, 77802
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
Study Chair: Robert O. Dillman, MD, FACP Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
  More Information

Responsible Party: Robert O. Dillman, MD, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Identifier: NCT00004040     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066763
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: August 17, 2015

Keywords provided by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian:
stage I multiple myeloma
stage II multiple myeloma
stage III multiple myeloma
stage I chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphatic Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
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