Dose Augmented Rituximab and ICE for Pts With Primary Refractory and Poor Risk Relapsed Aggressive B-Cell NHL
The purpose of this research is to study a treatment program for patients with aggressive lymphoma that has come back after initial or first therapy (called relapsed) or that has not responded to first therapy (called refractory). Since 1993, we have used a combination of chemotherapy known as ICE (Ifosfamide, Carboplatin, and Etoposide) for your type of lymphoma. In many patients, this treatment helps the disease to shrink before giving high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Only patients who respond to these types of treatments have a chance of their disease going away (remission) with an ASCT. In 1999, we studied the same treatment but added another medicine for your type of lymphoma, Rituximab (Rituxan), to the ICE treatment (RICE). More patients had lymphoma shrinkage from this treatment (chemosensitive disease) than with ICE alone. These patients then received high dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplant and have an improved chance of having a remission.
ICE chemotherapy is standard chemotherapy used at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. However, it is different in this study because of the higher doses. We are testing higher doses of RICE treatment for patients in this study.
In our current study in Hodgkin's lymphoma, we are giving these higher doses of ICE (called augmented ICE) to patients who also have higher risk. We hope to show in this study that by using Rituximab and augmented ICE that we can improve your ability to achieve a remission (that is, to have the disease go away).
|Lymphoma B-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma||Drug: Rituximab, Ifosfamide, Carboplatin, VP-16, Mesna, G-CSF, Stem Cell Transplant||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of Dose Augmented Rituximab and Ice for Patients With Primary Refractory and Poor Risk Relapsed Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Undergoing Second-Line Therapy Prior to Stem Cell Transplantation|
- Improve the Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: 2 years ]assessing the response rate (CR+PR)
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
R-ICEesc will be administered with the intent of administering 2 cycles, each 21 days apart admixed with 4 doses of rituximab. G-CSF will be administered at 960 ug or 10 ug/kg if patient is > 100 kg after cycles one and two for PBPC collection for the first 10 patients enrolled. G-CSF will be administered in standard dosing for cycle one and then at 960 ug or 10 ug/kg (if patient is > 100 kg) after cycle two for PBPC collection for the remaining 22 patients. All responding patients who make at least 2 x 106 CD34+ cells/kg will receive high dose therapy and ASCT on other protocols.
Drug: Rituximab, Ifosfamide, Carboplatin, VP-16, Mesna, G-CSF, Stem Cell Transplant
ANC must be ≥1000/µl and platelet count must be ≥50,000/µl. Rituximab will be administered at a dose of 375 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 3 of the each cycle. Premedication will be given.ICE will be administered as follows: Day 3: Etoposide 200 mg/m2 IV q12 hrs x 3. Day 4: Ifosfamide 10 g/m2 and MESNA 10 g/m2 mixed and infused together as a continuous infusion over 48 hours. Day 5: Carboplatin IV dosed by the Calvert formula using an AUC of 5.
Carboplatin dose (mg) = 5 x (Clcr + 25) For the first ten patients enrolled, G CSF will be administered beginning on day seven of each cycle and G CSF will continue until stem cell collection is completed. The dose will be 960 ug or 10 ug/kg if weight is greater than 100 kg.
For the remaining patients, G-CSF will be administered for 10 days beginning on day 7 for cycle 1. The dose will be 300-480 ug/d. For cycle 2 the dose will be 960 ug or 10ug/kg if weight is > 100kg. Leukapheresis will continue.
Other Name: ASCT,Rituxan, Ifex, Paraplatin®, etoposide, Vepesid®, Mesnex®, Neupogen, Neulasta
The purpose of this study is to determine if dose escalation of the rituximab-ICE (RICEesc) program can improve the overall response rate of patients with primary refractory or poor risk relapsed aggressive B cell lymphoma. R-ICEesc will be administered for 2 cycles with peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) collected after cycle 2.
A two-stage design will be employed, such that the study will be terminated if in the first cohort of patients it appears that the overall response rate is <50% or if >25% patients fail to mobilize at least 2 x 106 CD34+ cells/kg.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00588094
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Craig Moskowitz, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|