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Vaccine Therapy Plus Sargramostim Following Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004198
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2018
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Genitope Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Julie M Vose, MD, University of Nebraska

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Vaccines may make the body build an immune response to kill tumor cells. Sargramostim may stimulate a person's immune system and help to kill tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy plus sargramostim following chemotherapy in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: keyhole limpet hemocyanin Biological: sargramostim Biological: tumor cell-based vaccine therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the ability of recombinant idiotype immunotherapy to stimulate a specific immune response against the B cell idiotype of the malignant clone that constitutes the tumor in patients with previously untreated stage III or IV indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the safety and toxicity of this treatment regimen using Genitope Corporation's molecular rescue technology in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive induction chemotherapy consisting of oral cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone (CVP). Treatment repeats every 3 weeks until the maximal clinical response is achieved followed by 2 additional courses of consolidation therapy for up to a maximum of 10 courses. Patients not achieving adequate response receive up to 6 courses of alternate chemotherapy consisting of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone. At 3 months or up to 1 year following completion of chemotherapy, patients achieving adequate disease response receive vaccination consisting of recombinant tumor derived immunoglobulin idiotype with keyhole limpet hemocyanin conjugate subcutaneously (SQ) at 2 sites immediately followed by sargramostim (GM-CSF) SQ on day 1. Patients receive GM-CSF alone on days 2-4. Vaccination repeats every 4 weeks for 4 doses, followed 12 weeks later by the fifth and final dose. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter until disease progression.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Rate of Immune Response Using Idiotype Immunotherapies Produced by Molecular Biological Means for Treatment of Indolent B Cell Lymphoma
Study Start Date : June 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage III or IV, indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Follicular small cleaved cell Follicular mixed small cleaved and large cell with less than 50% large cells No intermediate, high grade, or other non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (e.g., mantle cell, monocytoid B cell, marginal zone, small lymphocytic, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or follicular large cell) Tumor sample safely accessible by biopsy, needle aspiration, or phlebotomy Must have adequate circulating lymphoma cells No CNS metastasis 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: Over 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 80-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 2,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 mg/dL SGOT/SGPT less than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 2 mg/dL Other: No other illness or condition, including innate or pharmacologic immunosuppression, that would preclude study No other malignancy within the last 5 years except adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic: No prior biologic therapy for lymphoma Chemotherapy: No prior cytotoxic therapy for lymphoma Endocrine: No prior steroids for lymphoma At least 2 months since prior nonphysiologic doses of prednisone of greater than 20 mg or equivalent No concurrent maintenance steroids or greater than 5 mg of daily prednisone or equivalent Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for lymphoma Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004198

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United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-3330
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Genitope Corporation
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Study Chair: Julie M. Vose, MD University of Nebraska

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Responsible Party: Julie M Vose, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Nebraska Identifier: NCT00004198    
Other Study ID Numbers: 196-99
P30CA036727 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 21, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Keywords provided by Julie M Vose, MD, University of Nebraska:
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Keyhole-limpet hemocyanin
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic