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Biological Therapy in Treating Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation for Hematologic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: December 2009

RATIONALE: Biological therapy using growth factors may be effective in reducing side effects in patients who have hematologic cancer and are receiving radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and peripheral stem cell transplantation.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of biological therapy to reduce side effects in patients who are undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating lymphoma or leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Oral Complications
Biological: filgrastim
Biological: palifermin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor (rHuKGF) in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Total Body Irradiation (TBI) and High-Dose Chemotherapy With Autologous Peripheral Blood

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Estimated Enrollment: 111
Study Start Date: May 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor (rHuKGF) in reducing severe oral mucositis induced by total body irradiation and high dose chemotherapy in patients with hematologic malignancies. II. Compare the incidence of severe oral mucositis, the use of transdermal or perenteral opioid analgesics, and the incidence and duration of grade 2-4 diarrhea with or without rHuKGF in these patients. III. Determine the quality of life of these patients. IV. Determine the duration of febrile neutropenia and the duration of treatment with intravenous antifungals or antibiotics in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to center. Patients are randomized to one of three treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor (rHuKGF) IV on days -11 to -9, -5, and 0 to 2. Total body irradiation (TBI) is administered twice a day on days -8 to -5. Patients receive etoposide IV over 4 hours on day -4 and cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour on day -2 (some patients may receive an alternate regimen of ifosfamide IV over 1 hour on days-4 to 0 followed each day by etoposide IV over 23 hours). Filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously (SQ) beginning on day 0 and continuing for up to 21 days until blood counts recover. Autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are infused on day 0. Arm II: Patients receive rHuKGF on days -11 to -9 and -5 as in arm I. Placebo is administered on days 0 to 2. TBI, chemotherapy, and PBSC transplantation are administered as in arm I. Arm III: Patients receive placebo on days -11 to -9, -5, and 0 to 2. TBI, chemotherapy, and PBSC transplantation are administered as in arm I. Quality of life is assessed prior to treatment, daily during therapy and until day 28 after transplantation. Patients are followed at day 28 and approximately day 60-100.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 111 patients (37 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 15 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of one of the following: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Hodgkin's disease Acute myelogenous leukemia Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Chronic myelogenous leukemia Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Eligible for fractionated total body irradiation plus high dose chemotherapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell support No prior entry into this study

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 65 Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% SWOG 0 or 1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease Pulmonary: DLCO at least 60% predicted Other: No other prior or concurrent malignancy No active infection or oral mucositis No diabetes mellitus requiring insulin HIV negative No sensitivity to E. coli derived products Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation No concurrent interleukin-11 Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior extensive radiotherapy that would preclude study irradiation Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 30 days since prior investigational study No other concurrent investigational agents No concurrent prophylactic oral cryotherapy during study chemotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004061

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Eric W. Hedrick, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMGEN-KGF-980231-04
CDR0000067261 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage 0 chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage I chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
meningeal chronic myelogenous leukemia
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
oral complications
stage I grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage I grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage I grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage I adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
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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