A Study of MabThera (Rituximab) in Patients With Advanced Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: October 7, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

This 2 arm study will compare the efficacy and safety of the standard chemotherapy of the East German Study Group for Hematology and Oncology versus standard chemotherapy plus MabThera (375mg/m2 iv, once monthly for 8 cycles) in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's and mantle cell lymphoma. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Drug: rituximab [MabThera/Rituxan]
Drug: Standard chemotherapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-label Study of the Effect of MabThera Plus Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone on Clinical Response in Patients With Indolent Non-Hodgkin's and Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical response (complete or partial remission). [ Time Frame: After 8 months of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of response [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse drug effects, laboratory parameters, vital signs [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 368
Study Start Date: September 1998
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: rituximab [MabThera/Rituxan]
375mg/m2 iv monthly for 8 cycles
Drug: Standard chemotherapy
As prescribed
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Standard chemotherapy
As prescribed


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients >=18 years of age;
  • advanced, low-grade non-Hodgkin's and mantle cell lymphoma.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • possibility of curative radiation therapy;
  • secondary NHL;
  • participation in another clinical trial eg with cytostatic chemotherapy or cytokines;
  • concomitant diseases and/or restricted organ function precluding therapy according to the study protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00269113

Berlin, Germany, 12203
Berlin, Germany, 13122
Bochum, Germany, 44791
Bonn, Germany, 53127
Borna, Germany, 04552
Chemnitz, Germany, 09113
Cottbus, Germany, 03046
Dresden, Germany, 01067
Dresden, Germany, 01307
Dülmen, Germany, 48249
Erfurt, Germany, 99089
Frankfurt An Der Oder, Germany, 15236
Greifswald, Germany, 17475
Güstrow, Germany, 18273
Halle, Germany, 06110
Halle, Germany, 06120
Halle (saale), Germany, 06120
Jena, Germany, 07743
Jena, Germany, 07747
Leipzig, Germany, 04315
Leipzig, Germany, 04103
Magdeburg, Germany, 39120
Magdeburg, Germany, 39130
Marburg, Germany, 35043
Neubrandenburg, Germany, 17036
Nordhausen, Germany, 99734
Potsdam, Germany, 14467
Riesa, Germany, 01589
Rostock, Germany, 18055
Rostock, Germany, 18057
Schwerin, Germany, 19049
Stralsund, Germany, 18435
Trier, Germany, 54290
Zella-mehlis, Germany, 98544
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M39023
Study First Received: December 22, 2005
Last Updated: October 7, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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