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The Response Study of Yt90-Zevalin in Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma After 6 Cycles of CHOP

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00440583
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mahidol University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effective of Yt90-Zevalin therapy in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that have achieved at least an unconfirmed partial remission after 6 cycles of CHOP therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Drug: chemotherapy followed by Zevalin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) are the most common lymphoid neoplasm and account for 30% to 40% of adult non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). DLCBL is a potentially curable disease. The ultimate goals of introducing new modality treatments such as monoclonal antibody (Ab)-targeted therapy are to increase complete remission (CR) rate and prolong event-free survival and overall survival.In phase II trials, it was shown that in DLBL the addition of rituximab to CHOP was feasible, with an increase in ORR, including CR and an increase in the OS and PFS in patients with DLBL.2 The benefit of R-CHOP was consistent across all subgroups of patients tested, including good and poor risks according to IPI and independent of younger than 70 years and older than 70 years of age.

Recently, new radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies have been established in the therapy of malignant lymphoma which can induce high remission rates. Radiolabeled antibodies are particularly effective as lymphoma cells are highly sensitive to radiation. In addition, the local emission of radiolabeled antibodies is able to destroy cells in close proximity to the bound antibody (bystander effect) therefore circumventing the problem of limited perfusion of bulky or poorly vascularized tumors.Ibritumomab is covalently linked to the tiuxetan chelate and radiolabeled with Yt90, producing Yt90-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Yt90-Zevalin). To optimize biodistribution, Rituximab is given prior to the radiolabeled antibody. Yt90-ibritumomab-tiuxetan-treatment was compared to a standard course of Rituximab. ORR in the Yt90-ibritumomab tiuxetan group was significantly higher than ORR in the Rituximab group (80% vs. 56% according to International Workshop Response criteria or 73% vs. 47% according to protocol-defined evaluation of response).

Since radioimmunotherapy represents a significant advance over unlabeled immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, it is worthwhile to study the consolidation therapy with Yt90-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Yt90-Zevalin) in patients who achieved at least unconfirmed partial remission after 6 cycles of CHOP therapy.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Yt90 Zevalin & Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II,Stage III,or Stage IV Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: chemotherapy followed by Zevalin
6 cycles of chemotherapy with CHOP (Cyclophosphamide iv 750 mg/m2 over 15-45 minutes; Doxorubicin iv 50 mg/m2 over 5-20 minutes; and Vincristine iv 1.4 mg/m2 over 5-15 minutes on day 1 and oral prednisone 40 mg/m2 on days 1-5 repeated every 21 days), followed by Zevalin
Drug: chemotherapy followed by Zevalin
6 cycles of chemotherapy with CHOP (Cyclophosphamide iv 750 mg/m2 over 15-45 minutes; Doxorubicin iv 50 mg/m2 over 5-20 minutes; and Vincristine iv 1.4 mg/m2 over 5-15 minutes on day 1 and oral prednisone 40 mg/m2 on days 1-5 repeated every 21 days), followed by Zevalin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Determine the 2-years progression-free survival of consolidation therapy with Yt90-Zevalin. [ Time Frame: 2 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the response duration(time to progression)after therapy. [ Time Frame: 2 year ]
  2. Determine safety and tolerability of Yt90-Zevalin consolidation therapy. [ Time Frame: 2 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed, CD 20 positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, meeting 1 of the following stage criteria: Bulky stage II disease, Stage III disease, Stage IV disease at the initial diagnosis.
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease
  • Age 18 - 75 Years
  • Performance status Zubrod 0-2
  • Less than 20,000/mcL circulating lymphoid cells on WBC differential count
  • Adequate sections AND a paraffin block OR ≥ 10 unstained sections from the original diagnostic specimen available
  • Needle aspiration or cytology are not considered adequate
  • No clinical evidence of CNS involvement by lymphoma
  • No prior diagnosis of indolent lymphoma
  • No histologic transformation
  • Life expectancy : Not specified
  • Hepatic : Not specified
  • Renal : Not specified
  • Cardiovascular

    • Ejection fraction ≥ 45% by MUGA OR
    • No significant abnormalities by echocardiogram
  • Pulmonary : No requirement for continuous supplemental oxygen
  • Other

    • All adult patients of reproductive potential must use contraception during and for 6 months after completion of study treatment
    • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, stage I or II cancer in complete remission, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
    • No known HIV positive
  • Written informed consent

    • Biologic therapy : No prior antibody therapy for lymphoma
    • Chemotherapy : 6 cycles of CHOP
    • Endocrine therapy : Not specified
    • Radiotherapy : No prior radiotherapy for lymphoma
    • Surgery : No prior solid organ transplantation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous antineoplastic treatment other than the 6 cycles of CHOP for the initial treatment of DLBCL
  • Positive HIV serology
  • Positive serology of HCV with the presence of HCV RNA of chronic hepatitis
  • Positive serology of HBV with the presence of HBV RNA of chronic hepatitis
  • Serum creatinine or bilirubin > 2.5 x upper limit of normal
  • Active uncontrolled infection
  • Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease which could compromise the participation in the study
  • Patients in whom more than 25% of the bone marrow has been infiltrated by lymphoma cells
  • Patients with platelet counts <100,000/µl or neutrophil counts < 1500/µl

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00440583

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Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
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Principal Investigator: Surapol Issaragrisil, M.D. Siriraj Hospital
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Responsible Party: Mahidol University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00440583    
Other Study ID Numbers: TH011101
First Posted: February 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin