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Chemotherapy Plus Biological Therapy Followed By Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: March 6, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells. Sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected by the body's normal tissues. Antithymocyte globulin may prevent this from happening.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy plus biological therapy followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have hematologic cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Biological: anti-thymocyte globulin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: fludarabine phosphate
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Using a Non-Myeloablative Preparative Regimen for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hematopoetic recovery and toxicities of non-myeloablative allogenic stem cell transplantation Hematopoetic recovery and toxicities of non-myeloablative allogenic stem cell transplantation [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: November 1998
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A
Fludarabine (30mg/m2/day x 5 days on days -9 to -5), cyclophosphamide (2gm/m2/day on day -5), antithymocyte globulin (10mg/kg/day x 4 days on days -5 to -2), tacrolimus (.03 mg/kg/day IVPB continuous infusion), mycophenolate mofetil (1mg PO BID, days +1 to +60), allogenic peripheral blood stem cells
Biological: anti-thymocyte globulin Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: fludarabine phosphate Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of nonmyeloablative chemotherapy followed by allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation on hematopoietic recovery in patients with hematologic malignancies. II. Determine the toxicities of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the frequency of mixed hematopoietic chimerism in these patients after this therapy. IV. Determine the efficacy and toxicity of donor leukocyte infusions at relapse in these patients. V. Determine the response rates and survival of these patients after this therapy. VI. Determine the immune reconstitution of patients undergoing this therapy.

OUTLINE: Patients receive fludarabine IV over 30 minutes on days -9 to -5, cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour on day -5, and antithymocyte globulin IV over 10 hours on days -5 to -2. Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells are infused on day 0. Patients who achieve complete remission (CR) and then relapse or patients who achieve less than a CR before day 60 receive donor leukocyte infusions (DLI) over 30 minutes. DLI are repeated as necessary for persistent disease. Patients are followed at 1, 3, and 6 months, then at 1 and 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven hematologic malignancy for which there is no standard curative therapy, including, but not limited to: Low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) Mantle cell lymphoma Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (stage II-IV) Myelodysplastic syndrome, including: Refractory anemia (RA) with ringed sideroblasts RA with excess blasts (RAEB) RAEB in transformation Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia Multiple myeloma OR Histologically proven hematologic malignancy that has failed 1 prior therapy OR is at high risk for relapse, including, but not limited to: Intermediate grade NHL High grade NHL Hodgkin's disease Acute lymphoblastic lymphoma Acute myelogenous leukemia OR Histologically proven chronic myelogenous leukemia in chronic or accelerated phase, with the following risk factors that preclude eligibility for standard allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: Older age Poor performance status Healthy, partially related HLA 5/6 or 6/6 serologic match donor available 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: 18 to 60 or physiologic 70 Performance status: Karnofsky 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT and SGPT less than 2 times normal No active hepatitis Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction greater than 45% OR Cardiac clearance Pulmonary: DLCO at least 50% predicted Other: No active infection HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-1 negative Not pregnant or nursing

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: NCT00004145

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637-1470
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Todd M. Zimmerman, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00004145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9581
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: March 6, 2014

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
refractory multiple myeloma
stage I multiple myeloma
stage II multiple myeloma
stage III multiple myeloma
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
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
refractory anemia
refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
refractory anemia with excess blasts
refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation
chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Fludarabine phosphate
Antilymphocyte Serum
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