Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab in Treating Patients With Prolymphocytic Leukemia
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fludarabine and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some find cancer cells and kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Others interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Giving fludarabine and cyclophosphamide together with rituximab may kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving fludarabine and cyclophosphamide together with rituximab works in treating patients with B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia.
Drug: fludarabine phosphate
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Combined Immunochemotherapy With Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide and Rituximab in Patients With B-PLL|
- Overall survival
- Progression-free survival
|Study Start Date:||September 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the overall and progression-free survival of patients with B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia treated with immunochemotherapy comprising fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab.
- Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a non-randomized, open-label, multicenter study.
Patients receive fludarabine IV and cyclophosphamide IV on days 1-3. Patients also receive rituximab IV on day 0 in course 1 and on day 1 in courses 2-6. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 21 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00281931
|Helios Klinikum Erfurt|
|Erfurt, Germany, 99012|
|Study Chair:||Michael Herold, MD, PhD||Helios Klinikum Erfurt|