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Rituximab Followed by Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Refractory or Recurrent 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: NCT00006669
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2001 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 4, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2009
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to kill cancer cells. Combining monoclonal antibody therapy with chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab followed by combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have refractory or recurrent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: rituximab Biological: sargramostim Drug: EPOCH regimen Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: prednisone Drug: vincristine sulfate Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate in patients with refractory or recurrent CD20+ intermediate grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with rituximab followed by etoposide, vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone (EPOCH). II. Determine the toxicity of the regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive rituximab IV over 4-10 hours on day 1 followed by etoposide, vincristine, and doxorubicin IV continuously on days 4-7, cyclophosphamide IV over 5-30 minutes on day 8 and oral prednisone on days 4-8. Patients also receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 9 until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days for a maximum of 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of EPOCH and Rituxan Combined Therapy in Patients With Refractory or Relapsed CD20 Positive Intermediate Grade B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Study Start Date : September 1999

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of intermediate grade B-cell CD20+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Failed to achieve initial complete response (CR) after at least 2 courses of standard chemotherapy OR Relapsed after CR and not eligible for autologous bone marrow transplant Measurable disease defined as one of the following: Bidimensionally measurable disease at least 2 cm in diameter by radiograph or CT scan Enlarged spleen extending at least 2 cm below the costal due to lymphomatous involvement Enlarged liver with focal lesions on CT scan or biopsy proven lesions Lymphomatous hepatic involvement must be biopsy proven for the liver to be sole area of measurable disease No evidence of CNS involvement 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 0-3 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3* Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3* *unless there is bone marrow involvement with lymphoma Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 3 mg/dL AST/ALT less than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 2.1 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: LVEF greater than 45% by MUGA or echocardiogram Other: No prior malignancy within the past 10 years except squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical cancer No evidence of infection HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics No prior rituximab

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006669

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United States, District of Columbia
Washington Cancer Institute
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
United States, Maryland
Franklin Square Hospital Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21237
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medstar Health Research Institute
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Study Chair: Sein Aung, MD Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square Hospital Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00006669    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068283
First Posted: May 4, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2009
Last Verified: May 2001
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors