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Chemotherapy Plus Donor White Blood Cell Infusion in Treating Patients With Relapsed Hematologic Cancer Following Donor Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: July 5, 2000
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: July 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. White blood cells from donors may be able to prevent graft-versus-host disease in patients with hematologic cancer that has relapsed following donor peripheral stem cell transplantation.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy plus donor white blood cell infusion in treating patients who have relapsed hematologic cancer following donor peripheral stem cell transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Biological: filgrastim
Biological: therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: etoposide
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Combined Chemotherapy and Donor Lymphocyte Infusion for Hematologic Malignancies in Relapse After Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Study Start Date: October 2000
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the minimum amount of chemotherapy in combination with donor lymphocyte infusion required to obtain a rate of 30-60% graft versus host disease in patients with hematologic malignancies relapsed after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

OUTLINE: This is a dose de-escalation study. Patients receive etoposide IV continuously on days 1-3; cyclophosphamide IV on day 8; donor lymphocyte infusion IV on day 10; and filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously or IV beginning on day 10 and continuing until blood counts recover. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive six de-escalating levels of chemotherapy until the minimum amount of chemotherapy in combination with donor lymphocyte infusion required to obtain a rate of 30-60% graft versus host disease (GVHD) is determined. The target dose level is defined as the level at which 2 of 6 patients develop GVHD, and the next lower dose level has no more than 1 patient experiencing GVHD. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, every 6 months for the second year, and yearly thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-21 patients will be accrued over 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory hematologic malignancy Acute leukemia Myelodysplasia Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Hodgkin's disease Multiple myeloma Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Chronic myeloid leukemia Accelerated phase or blast crisis Chronic phase with failed prior donor lymphocyte infusion No active acute or extensive chronic graft versus host disease Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) required At least 60 days since prior SCT Nonmyeloablative SCT allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 4 weeks Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: No severe psychiatric illness that may preclude informed consent Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 7 days since prior immunomodulatory medications (e.g., interferon or interleukin-2) Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: At least 7 days since prior steroids Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 7 days since prior immunosuppressives (e.g., cyclosporine, tacrolimus, or mycophenolate mofetil) No concurrent immunosuppressive medications for graft versus host disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005946

United States, Maryland
Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Study Chair: Bijoyesh Mookerjee, MD Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00005946     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067863
Study First Received: July 5, 2000
Last Updated: February 6, 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
refractory multiple myeloma
recurrent childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent childhood acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
secondary myelodysplastic syndromes
recurrent childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent childhood large cell lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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