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Denileukin Diftitox 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 February 2002 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2001
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: February 2002

RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as denileukin diftitox may be able to deliver cancer-killing substances directly to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of denileukin diftitox in treating patients who have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Lymphoma Biological: denileukin diftitox Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Phase II Evaluation Of ONTAK (DENILEUKINDIFTITOX) In Patients With Low Or Intermediate Grade-B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Who Have Been Treated Previously With A Monoclonal Antibody Or Who Are Not Candidates For Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

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

Study Start Date: January 2001
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of denileukin diftitox in patients with stages I-IV low- or intermediate-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the safety of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive denileukin diftitox IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1-5. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may receive up to 2 additional courses after achieving complete response. Patients are followed every 3 months until they have progressed or for 2 years from date of termination.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 58 patients (29 with low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and 29 with intermediate-grade NHL) will be accrued for this study within 12 months. The study may be stopped after accrual of 20 patients (10 with low-grade NHL and 10 with intermediate-grade NHL) if observed response rate is less than 1 in 10 for each stratum.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed low-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) Working Formulation classification: Small lymphocytic lymphoma Follicular lymphoma (small cleaved or mixed small and large cell) REAL classification: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic Lymphoplasmacytoid Marginal zone/MALT Follicular small or mixed small and large cell OR Histologically confirmed intermediate-grade B-cell NHL Working Formulation classification: Follicular large cell Diffuse small cleaved cell Diffuse mixed small and large cell Diffuse large cell REAL classification: Mantle cell Diffuse small cell Marginal zone/MALT Large B-cell Lymphoplasmacytoid Stage I, II, III, or IV disease No cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or other T-cell NHL Bidimensionally measurable disease Unidimensionally measurable disease allowed for mediastinal lymphoma only if outside previously irradiated field or there is evidence of progression Received prior monoclonal antibody therapy OR ineligible for monoclonal antibody therapy 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 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST and ALT no greater than 1.5 times ULN Albumin at least 3.0 g/dL No chronic hepatitis Renal: Creatinine less than 1.8 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease No poorly controlled hypertension Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception HIV negative No serious concurrent illness or active infection requiring parenteral antibiotics that would preclude study No known hypersensitivity to study drug or its components, including diphtheria toxin, interleukin-2, or excipients No other malignancy within the past 5 years except resected basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix (prostate cancer in situ or breast cancer in situ within the past 5 years is allowed if patients are in complete remission with no active disease, have stable tumor markers for at least 3 months, and have a life expectancy of at least 2 years)

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Prior bone marrow transplantation allowed No prior denileukin diftitox or DAB486 IL-2 No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal anticancer therapy Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy No prior radiotherapy to sole site of disease unless evidence of progression No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 1 month since prior investigational agent No other concurrent experimental medications, including approved drugs tested in an investigational setting

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00026429

United States, California
ION/Pharmatech Network
Pomona, California, United States, 91767
Cancer and Blood Institute of the Desert
Rancho Mirage, California, United States, 92270
United States, Missouri
Missouri Cancer Care, P.C.
St. Charles, Missouri, United States, 63301
United States, New York
Nassau Hematology/Oncology PC
Lake Success, New York, United States, 11042
United States, South Carolina
Coastal Cancer Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, 29572
United States, Tennessee
Boston Baskin Cancer Group, University Tennessee Oncology/Hematology Group
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38119
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pharmatech Oncology
Study Chair: Debby Henkens Pharmatech Oncology
  More Information Identifier: NCT00026429     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069029
Study First Received: November 9, 2001
Last Updated: December 17, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage I grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage I grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage I grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell 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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Denileukin diftitox
Antineoplastic Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
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