Combination Chemotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients With Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: December 27, 2006
Last updated: August 1, 2013
Last verified: December 2006

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as chlorambucil, vinblastine, procarbazine, and prednisolone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) together with radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well giving combination chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy works in treating young patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention
Drug: chlorambucil
Drug: prednisolone
Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride
Drug: vinblastine sulfate
Radiation: radiation therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hodgkins Disease Study

Resource links provided by NLM:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 358
Detailed Description:


  • Establish a uniform practice for the management of children with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Document the long-term side effects of such management.
  • Establish whether or not children can be safely managed without staging laparotomy and splenectomy.
  • Establish whether or not chlorambucil, vinblastine, procarbazine hydrochloride, and prednisolone (CLVPP) is an effective alternative to mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine hydrochloride, and prednisone (MOPP) chemotherapy.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are assigned to 1 of 3 treatment regimens according to disease stage and presence of bulky mediastinal disease.

  • Involved-field radiotherapy (for patients with stage IA [nodal] disease): Patients undergo involved-field radiotherapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks.
  • CLVPP chemotherapy (for patients with all other stages of disease AND no bulky mediastinal disease): Patients receive CLVPP chemotherapy comprising oral chlorambucil, oral procarbazine hydrochloride, and oral prednisolone on days 1-14 and vinblastine IV on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • CLVPP chemotherapy and radiotherapy (for patients with all other stages of disease AND bulky mediastinal disease): Patients receive CLVPP chemotherapy as above. Patients then undergo radiotherapy to the mediastinum beginning 2 weeks after completing the last course of CLVPP chemotherapy.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 358 patients were accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Biopsy proven Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • Any stage allowed


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00417014

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Study Chair: John Martin, MD Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey
OverallOfficial: A. Barratt, MD Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information Identifier: NCT00417014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCLG-HD-8201  CDR0000454559  EU-20585 
Study First Received: December 27, 2006
Last Updated: August 1, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Alkylating Agents
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Tubulin Modulators processed this record on May 26, 2016