Thymoglobulin and Total Lymphoid Irradiation for Hematologic Malignancies

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2007
Results First Posted : August 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2012
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

Primary Objective:

1. To determine whether the primary endpoint: the composite success rate, defined as the proportion of patients who are alive at day 100; and are without grade 3-4 Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD); and are without grade 4 toxicity (unrelated to infection); and have engrafted, is likely to be at least 40%.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. To determine the cumulative incidence of chronic graft versus host disease.
  2. To determine the overall and disease free survival.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Leukemia Drug: Thymoglobulin Radiation: Total Lymphoid Irradiation Procedure: Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Infusion Drug: Rituximab Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Total Lymphoid Irradiation, Thymoglobulin, and Rituximab for Allogeneic Transplantation in Lymphoid Malignancies
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Radiation + Chemotherapy + BSCT
Total Lymphoid Irradiation (2 times) at 80 cGy daily for five days + Thymoglobulin 1.5 mg/kg intravenous 5 days + Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 intravenous on 4 different days + Blood stem cell transplant (BSCT)
Drug: Thymoglobulin
1.5 mg/kg by vein on Days -11 to -7.
Other Names:
  • Antithymocyte Globulin
  • ATG

Radiation: Total Lymphoid Irradiation
80 cGy daily on days -11 to -7 and -4 to 0.
Other Name: TLI

Procedure: Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Infusion
PBSC infusion administered on day 0.
Other Names:
  • Blood Stem Cell Transplant
  • BSCT

Drug: Rituximab
375 mg/m^2 by vein on days -13, -6, 1, & 8. Only those patients whose tumors express CD20 will receive Rituximab.
Other Name: Rituxan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite Success Rate [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 100, assessment at Day 100 ]
    Defined as the proportions of the patients who are alive at day 100, are without Grade 3-4 Graft Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), without Grade 4 toxicity (unrelated to infection) and have engrafted. Toxicity grades according to Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 3.0.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age up to 70 years.
  • Patients with lymphoid malignancies (primary refractory or recurrent) beyond first remission or unresponsive to therapy and not eligible for protocols of higher priority. Patients should have had at least a partial remission or have stable disease with prior chemotherapy. Patients with bulky disease (greatest dimension > 5 cm by radiographic or clinical examination are not eligible).
  • Adequate renal function, as defined by serum creatinine <1.8 mg/dL.
  • Adequate hepatic function, as defined by SGPT <3 times upper limit of normal; serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase <3 times upper limit of normal.
  • Adequate pulmonary function with Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC) and Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (DLCO) >35% of expected corrected for hemoglobin. Exceptions may be allowed for patients with pulmonary involvement after discussing with Principal Investigator.
  • Adequate cardiac function with left ventricular ejection fraction >35%. No uncontrolled arrhythmias or symptomatic cardiac disease.
  • Zubrod performance status <2
  • Patients must have an human leukocyte antigens (HLA) matched, or one A, B, C, DR, or DQ mismatched related or unrelated donor (by high resolution typing). Donor must be willing to donate peripheral blood progenitor cells.
  • Patient should be willing to participate in the study by providing written consent.
  • Negative beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) test in a woman of child bearing potential (defined as not post menopausal for 12 months or no previous surgical sterilization).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with active central nervous system (CNS) disease.
  • Evidence of acute or chronic active hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • Uncontrolled infection, including Hepatitis B, C, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00476229

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Principal Investigator: Chitra M. Hosing, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00476229     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-0892
First Posted: May 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 9, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Mycophenolate Mofetil
Total Lymphoid Irradiation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antilymphocyte Serum
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents