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Interleukin-12 Plus Rituximab in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: January 28, 2000
Last updated: August 2, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

RATIONALE: Interleukin-12 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill lymphoma cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-12 plus rituximab in treating patients who have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: recombinant interleukin-12
Biological: rituximab
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Interleukin-12 in Combination With Rituximab in Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Study Start Date: October 1999
Study Completion Date: June 2003
Primary Completion Date: June 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the optimal immunological dose of interleukin-12 and rituximab when administered in combination in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the toxicities associated with this regimen in this patient population. III. Assess the pharmacodynamics of this regimen in these patients. IV. Document observed clinical response to this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of interleukin-12. Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. The first cohort of patients receives interleukin-12 SC twice weekly beginning on day 29. Subsequent cohorts receive interleukin-12 SC twice weekly beginning on day 16. Patients with stable or responding disease may continue treatment with interleukin-12 twice weekly for up to 24 weeks or until disease progression. Cohorts of 6-9 patients receive escalating doses of interleukin-12 until the optimal immunological dose is determined. The optimal immunological dose is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 or 2 of 9 patients experience dose limiting toxicities or the dose at which there is a maximal increase in gamma interferon, inducible protein-10 (IP-10) and immune cell infiltration into the lymphoma (whichever dose is lower). Following initial dose escalation, 2 additional cohorts of 6 patients receive a fixed dose of interleukin-12 SC twice weekly beginning on day 2. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, and then every 6 months for the next 4 years or until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 45 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-13 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed CD20+ B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma No relapsed intermediate or high grade disease eligible for bone marrow or stem cell transplant Intermediate or high grade disease must have received a prior anthracycline containing regimen Low grade disease (with or without prior therapy) felt to be incurable with standard therapy allowed No CNS involvement by lymphoma 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 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST/ALT less than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No history of angina Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception HIV negative No uncontrolled infection No autoimmune related phenomena No peptic ulcer disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 12 months since prior rituximab No prior interleukin-12 No other concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior fludarabine or 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine unless CD4 count normal Recovered from prior chemotherapy No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent steroid therapy Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004260

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stephen Maxted Ansell, M.D., Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00004260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067514
U01CA069912 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
980112 ( Other Identifier: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center )
Study First Received: January 28, 2000
Last Updated: August 2, 2011

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
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
stage I adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage I adult Burkitt lymphoma
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
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
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