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Combination Chemo, Rituximab, and Bevacizumab in Older Patients With Stage II-IV Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00121199
First Posted: July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose
This phase II trial is studying how well giving combination chemotherapy together with rituximab and bevacizumab works in treating older patients with stage II, stage III, or stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab and bevacizumab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Bevacizumab may also stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking blood flow to the cancer. Giving combination chemotherapy together with monoclonal antibodies may kill more cancer cells.

Condition Intervention Phase
Contiguous Stage II Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Noncontiguous Stage II Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Stage III Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Stage IV Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Biological: rituximab Biological: bevacizumab Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: vincristine sulfate Drug: prednisone Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Standard Dose Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisone (CHOP) and Rituximab Plus Bevacizumab for Advanced Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell NHL

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free Survival at 1 Year [ Time Frame: 0-1 year ]
    Measured from time of registration to date of of first observation of progression/relapse, or death due to any cause, or last contact date

  • Progression-free Survival at 2 Year [ Time Frame: 0-2 years ]
    Measured from time of registration to date of of first observation of progression/relapse, or death due to any cause, or last contact date


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Response (Confirmed and Unconfirmed Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR)) [ Time Frame: After Cycle 4 (Day 64) but prior to Cycle 5 (Day 85) and after Cycle 8 (Day 181). After completion of protocol treatment, every 6 months for 2 years, then annually for a maximum of five years. ]
    Complete Response(CR) is a complete disappearance of all disease with the exception of nodes. No new lesions. previously enlarged organs must have regressed and not be palpable. Bone marrow(BM) must be negative if positive at baseline. Normalization of markers. CR Unconfirmed (CRU) does not qualify for CR above, due to a residual nodal mass or an indeterminate BM. Partial Response(PR) is a 50% decrease in the SPD for up to 6 identified dominant lesions, including spleenic and hepatic nodules from baseline. No new lesions and no increase in the size of liver, spleen or other nodes.

  • Number of Patients With Grade 3 Through Grade 5 Adverse Events That Are Related to Study Drug [ Time Frame: Patients were assessed for adverse events after every cycle (1 cycle = 21 days) of protocol treatment ]
    Adverse Events (AEs) are reported by the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 3.0. For each patient, worst grade of each event type is reported. Grade 3 = Severe, Grade 4 = Life-threatening, Grade 5 = Fatal.


Enrollment: 73
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (CHOP, rituximab, bevacizumab)
Patients receive rituximab IV, bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes, cyclophosphamide IV over 15 minutes, doxorubicin IV, and vincristine IV on day 1. Patients also receive oral prednisone on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: rituximab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • IDEC-C2B8
  • IDEC-C2B8 monoclonal antibody
  • Mabthera
  • MOAB IDEC-C2B8
  • Rituxan
Biological: bevacizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • anti-VEGF humanized monoclonal antibody
  • anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • Avastin
  • rhuMAb VEGF
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CPM
  • CTX
  • Cytoxan
  • Endoxan
  • Endoxana
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ADM
  • ADR
  • Adria
  • Adriamycin PFS
  • Adriamycin RDF
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Given IV
Other Names:
  • leurocristine sulfate
  • VCR
  • Vincasar PFS
Drug: prednisone
Given PO
Other Names:
  • DeCortin
  • Deltra
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To estimate the 1-year progression-free survival rate in patients with advanced stage diffuse large B-cell NHL treated with CHOP - rituximab - bevacizumab.

II. To estimate the response rate (complete, complete unconfirmed, and partial) and 2-year progression-free survival of this regimen in patients with advanced stage diffuse large B-cell NHL.

III. To evaluate the toxicities associated with this regimen. IV. To correlate angiogenic biomarkers with patient outcome.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive rituximab IV, bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes, cyclophosphamide IV over 15 minutes, doxorubicin IV, and vincristine IV on day 1. Patients also receive oral prednisone on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at least every 6 months for 2 years and then annually for 3 years.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients must have previously untreated Stage III, IV, or bulky Stage II diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which is positive for CD20; a report providing confirmation of CD20 expression must be submitted
  • Pathology Review: Adequate sections from the original diagnostic specimen must be available for submission for review by the SWOG Lymphoma Pathology Laboratory; an adequate biopsy requires sufficient tissue to establish the architecture and a REAL or WHO histologic subtype with certainty; thus, core biopsies, especially multiple core biopsies may be adequate; whereas, needle aspirations or cytologies are not adequate
  • Specimens for analysis of angiogenic markers must be submitted to the University of Arizona
  • All patients must have bidimensionally measurable disease documented within 28 days prior to registration; patients with non-measurable disease in addition to measurable disease must have all nonmeasurable disease assessed within 42 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have a unilateral or bilateral bone marrow aspirate and biopsy performed within 42 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have a CT scan of the chest/abdomen and pelvis performed within 28 days prior to registration
  • Patients must not have clinical evidence of central nervous system involvement by lymphoma; any laboratory or radiographic tests performed to assess CNS involvement must be negative within 42 days of registration
  • Patients may not have a previous diagnosis of indolent lymphoma (histologic transformation or mixed histologies with an indolent or nodular component are ineligible)
  • Patients must not have received prior chemotherapy, radiation, or antibody-based therapy for lymphoma
  • Patients must have a Zubrod performance status of 0 - 2
  • Serum LDH must be measured within 28 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have a cardiac ejection fraction >= 45% by MUGA scan or a 2-d ECHO with no significant abnormalities within 42 days prior to registration
  • Absolute neutrophil count > 1,000/mcL obtained within 28 days prior to registration
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mcL obtained within 28 days prior to registration
  • Serum creatinine < 2 x the institutional upper limit of normal within 28 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have urine proteinuria screened by dipstick or urine analysis within 28 days prior to registration; in patients with proteinuria >= +1 or urine protein:creatinine ratio >= 1.0, a 24 hour urine protein should be obtained and the level < 1gm/24 hours to be eligible
  • Patients must not have a history of hypersensitivity reaction to products containing Polysorbate 20 (Tween 20), Chinese hamster ovary cell products, or recombinant human antibodies
  • Patients known to be HIV-positive, or who have a history of solid organ transplantation are ineligible due to the concern over immunosuppression associated with B-cell depletion; patients at high risk of Hepatitis B virus infection should be screened before initiation of rituximab
  • Patients must not have uncontrolled hypertension
  • Patients with a history of prior myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke, or arterial thrombosis within 6 months are ineligible
  • Patients with clinically significant peripheral vascular disease, a serious or non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture, or a bleeding diathesis/coagulopathy are ineligible
  • Patients with a history of venous thrombosis requiring full-dose anticoagulation or currently receiving anticoagulation therapy may be eligible provided that the following criteria are met:

    • The patient must have an in-range INR (usually between 2 and 3) on a stable dose of warfarin or on a stable dose of LMW heparin
    • The patient must not have bleeding or pathological conditions that carry a high risk of bleeding (e.g. tumor involving major vessels, known varices)
  • Patients who have had a major surgical procedure or traumatic injury within 28 days prior to registration or anticipation of major surgical procedure during the course of therapy are ineligible
  • Patients with a history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months are ineligible
  • Patients requiring continuous supplemental oxygen therapy are ineligible
  • No prior malignancy is allowed except for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, adequately treated Stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer for which the patient has been disease-free for five years
  • Pregnant or nursing women may not participate in this study due to the potential for congenital abnormalities, and of harm to nursing infants due to this treatment regimen; women or men of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method during the study period and for at least 6 months after the completion of therapy
  • If Day 28 or 42 falls on a weekend or holiday, the limit may be extended to the next working day
  • Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines
  • At the time of patient registration, the treating institution's name and ID number must be provided to the Data Operations Center in Seattle in order to ensure that the current (within 365 days) date of institutional review board approval for this study has been entered into the data base
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00121199


Locations
United States, Oregon
SWOG
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alison Stopeck Southwest Oncology Group
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121199     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-03062
NCI-2012-03062 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
S0515 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
S0515 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: July 19, 2005
First Posted: July 21, 2005
Results First Submitted: October 30, 2012
Results First Posted: December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2014
Last Verified: December 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Bevacizumab
Liposomal doxorubicin
Cyclophosphamide
Rituximab
Doxorubicin
Prednisone
Vincristine
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating