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Dexamethasone Followed by Denileukin Diftitox in Treating Patients With Persistent or Recurrent T-Cell Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2000
Last updated: May 29, 2013
Last verified: November 2001

RATIONALE: Denileukin diftitox may be able to deliver cancer-killing substances directly to T-cell lymphoma cells. Dexamethasone may decrease the side effects of denileukin diftitox.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of dexamethasone in preventing side effects following treatment with denileukin diftitox in treating patients who have persistent or recurrent T-cell lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug/Agent Toxicity by Tissue/Organ
Biological: denileukin diftitox
Drug: dexamethasone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: An Evaluation of Corticosteroid Pretreatment in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Patients Receiving Ontak (Denileukin Difitox)

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: November 1999
Study Completion Date: March 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the potential benefit of dexamethasone administered prior to denileukin diftitox in terms of avoidance and/or reduction of hypersensitivity type reactions, flu-like symptom complex, and vascular leak syndrome side effects (adverse events) in patients with persistent or recurrent cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. II. Assess the response rate in terms of tumor burden reduction in these patients treated with this regimen. III. Determine the rate of patient withdrawal from the study due to adverse effects.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive denileukin diftitox IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1-5. Patients also receive oral dexamethasone twice daily beginning 24 hours prior to and concomitantly with denileukin diftitox. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for at least 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed at 2 or 4 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 15-30 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of persistent or recurrent cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and suitable for denileukin diftitox therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Albumin at least 3.0 mg/dL Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception for at least 28 days prior to and during study No known hypersensitivity to denileukin diftitox or its components (e.g., diphtheria toxin, interleukin-2, or its excipients) or to dexamethasone No concurrent serious, uncontrolled infection that would preclude study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior denileukin diftitox (DAB389-interleukin-2) or DAB486-interleukin-2 No concurrent interferon Chemotherapy: No concurrent chemotherapy* No concurrent extracorporeal photochemotherapy* No concurrent systemic or combination cytotoxic chemotherapy No concurrent topical chemotherapy *For remission induction of CTCL Endocrine therapy: No other concurrent corticosteroids Radiotherapy: No concurrent electron beam radiotherapy and/or photophoresis Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 21 days since any prior anticancer therapy and recovered No other concurrent anticancer therapy for CTCL No concurrent experimental drugs or approved drugs tested in an investigational setting No concurrent topical therapy* No concurrent phototherapy* No concurrent cyclosporine No concurrent systemic retinoids *For remission induction of CTCL

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006345

United States, Florida
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33125
United States, Illinois
Rush Cancer Institute
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
United States, Louisiana
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, North Carolina
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1082
United States, Pennsylvania
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102-1192
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213-3489
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838
United States, Texas
Arlington Cancer Center
Arlington, Texas, United States, 76012
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ligand Pharmaceuticals
Study Chair: Sheila Stewart, MD Ligand Pharmaceuticals
  More Information Identifier: NCT00006345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LIGAND-L4389-MR-9901
CDR0000068169 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: October 4, 2000
Last Updated: May 29, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
drug/agent toxicity by tissue/organ
recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Denileukin diftitox
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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