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Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Hodgkin's Disease

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: June 21, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage cancer cells. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Drug: carboplatin Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: etoposide Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: High-Dose Chemoradiotherapy With Stem Cell Support in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Study Start Date: November 1993
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and response to high dose chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell support in patients with recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease. II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of etoposide when combined with carboplatin and cyclophosphamide in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of etoposide. Patients undergo total nodal radiotherapy twice a day on days -35 to -31, -28 to -24, and then radiotherapy boost once a day on days -21 to -17. Patients then receive etoposide IV continuously and carboplatin IV continuously on days -6 to -4 and cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -3 and -2. Autologous peripheral blood stem cells are infused on day 0. Patients who have received prior extensive radiation (at least 2000 cGy to any site) only receive chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell infusion. Cohorts of 4-8 patients receive escalating doses of etoposide until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 1 of 4 or 2 of 8 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 1-3 months for 2 years, then every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 4 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven Hodgkin's disease Refractory to standard therapy OR Relapsed following initial complete remission Measurable or evaluable disease Hepatic involvement must be histologically proven to be considered sole area of measurable disease If referred following successful induction therapy, measurable or evaluable disease not required No CNS disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Physiologic 65 or under Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 2 months Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: No active heart disease No congestive heart failure No myocardial infarction in the past 3 months No significant arrhythmia requiring medication Ejection fraction normal Pulmonary: No significant nonneoplastic pulmonary disease No chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Diffusing capacity at least 50% predicted OR FEV1 and/or FVC at least 75% predicted (unless due to Hodgkin's disease) Other: Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test No active serious medical condition that would preclude chemotherapy HIV negative No clinical evidence of AIDS

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004169

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Leo I. Gordon, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00004169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 93H2
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: June 21, 2012

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
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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