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Epratuzumab in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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 April 2003 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2001
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: April 2003

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as epratuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of epratuzumab in treating patients who have low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that has not responded to chemotherapy or rituximab.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Biological: epratuzumab Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Clinical Trial of Immunotherapy With Humanized LL2 IgG (Epratuzumab) in Patients With Low-Grade Follicular, B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Refractory to Rituxan (Rituximab)

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

Study Start Date: September 2001
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the safety of epratuzumab in patients with rituximab-refractory low-grade follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Confirm the convenient administration of this drug in this patient population.
  • Determine the efficacy of this drug in terms of objective response rate in these patients.
  • Determine the duration of response and time to progression in patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive epratuzumab IV over 15-60 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Patients are followed every 8 weeks for 10 months and then every 3 months for up to 4 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30-100 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


  • Histologically confirmed low-grade follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • Small cleaved cell OR
    • Mixed cell
  • The following are ineligible:

    • Primary CNS lymphoma
    • HIV lymphoma
    • Richter's lymphoma
    • Bulky disease (any single mass greater than 10 cm)
    • Pleural effusion with positive cytology for lymphoma
  • Failed prior standard chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Refractory to at least 1 prior treatment with rituximab

    • Disease progression or failure to achieve objective response within 6 months of beginning rituximab therapy
  • At least 1 bidimensionally measurable lesion

    • At least 1.5 cm by CT scan NOTE: 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 terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%
  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 4 months


  • Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL
  • Transfusion independent


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)*
  • Alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times ULN*
  • AST less than 2 times ULN* NOTE: *Unless lymphoma-related


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN unless lymphoma-related


  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except squamous or basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No other serious condition or infection that would preclude study participation
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study participation


Biologic therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 12 weeks since prior autologous stem cell transplantation
  • No prior radioimmunoconjugate therapies


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No more than 4 prior treatment regimens
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 2 weeks since prior corticosteroids
  • No concurrent steroids


  • See Biologic therapy
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to target lesion


  • At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery unless recovered


  • At least 4 weeks since prior experimental therapies
  • No other concurrent investigational or therapeutic agents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00022685

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Peter J. Rosen, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00022685     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068842
Study First Received: August 10, 2001
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017