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Arsenic Trioxide in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Disease

This study has been terminated.
(Unable to accrue subjects in a timely fashion.)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2000
Last updated: June 7, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of arsenic trioxide in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: arsenic trioxide
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter Phase II Trial of Arsenic Trioxide in Relapsed and Refractory Hodgkin's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: June 2000
Study Completion Date: April 2002
Primary Completion Date: April 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of arsenic trioxide in terms of rate of response (complete or partial remission), duration of response, relapse free survival, and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease. II. Evaluate the toxicities of this agent in this patient population. III. Elucidate the mechanism of action of this treatment by measuring induction of apoptosis and caspace activation when given to these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive arsenic trioxide IV over 1-2 hours daily for up to 60 days. After 4-6 weeks of rest, patients receive up to 5 additional courses of therapy of 25 days each followed by 4-6 weeks of rest. Patients with a complete response (CR) receive 1 additional course of 25 days after achieving CR. Treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, every 2 months for 6 months, every 3 months for 12 months, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease Relapsed after prior first line treatment with at least 2 regimens, such as: Mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (MOPP) Doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) MOPP/ABV Stanford 5 OR Refractory to a second line regimen, such as: Mesna, ifosfamide, mitoxantrone, and etoposide (MINE) Etoposide, methylprednisolone, high dose cytarabine, and cisplatin (ESHAP) High dose chemotherapy and autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation At least 1 measurable lesion

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Unless documented bone marrow involvement: WBC at least 4,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception HIV negative No other prior malignancies within the past 5 years except curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No concurrent active infection requiring antibiotics

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No concurrent biologic agents No concurrent monoclonal antibodies No concurrent bone marrow transplantation Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent anticancer agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005595

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Martin S. Tallman, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00005595     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI 99H5
Study First Received: May 2, 2000
Last Updated: June 7, 2012

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma

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