Rituximab Plus CHOP With Sargramostim in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Southern California

Brief Summary:

The use of R-CHOP, given every two weeks, will be associated with improvements in response rate, and progression-free survival, when compared to R-CHOP given every three weeks. The addition of sargramostim will allow safer adminIstration of the dose-intensified R-CHOP, while at the same time, improving the functional capability of the macrophages, and thus increasing the likelihood of improved clinical response and disease-free survival.

The current phase II study is being proposed in order to develop preliminary data on the efficacy and toxicity of this approach, for future study in larger, phase III randomized trials. Laboratory correlates of response will also be studied, including activation markers on monocytes/macrophages before and after sargramostim exposure; and presence or absence of informative Fc gamma III polymorphisms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diffuse, Large B-Cell, Lymphoma Drug: Rituximab Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 52 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Rituximab Plus CHOP Given Every Two Weeks With Sargramostim in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Actual Study Start Date : January 10, 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 10, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 10, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma
Drug Information available for: Rituximab
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
Rituximab 375 mg/m2 iv on day 1 q 15 days just prior to CHOP, beginning with cycle 1.
Drug: Rituximab
375 mg/m2 IV

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary endpoint in this trial will be tumor complete response (CR, CRu) to R-CHOP + GM-CSF, given every 14 days [ Time Frame: Every 2 cycles ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response duration [ Time Frame: Every 2 cycles ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Previously untreated, histologically or cytologically documented diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  2. Lymphoma must be CD20 positive.
  3. All stages of disease.
  4. Measurable or non-measurable tumor parameter(s). Non-measurable tumor parameters will be defined as not having bi-dimensional measurements (i.e. gastric or marrow involvement) but can be followed for response by other diagnostic tests such as gallium, PET imaging and/or bone marrow biopsy.
  5. Age ≥ 18 years.
  6. KPS ≥ 50% (ECOG PS 0, 1, or 2).
  7. Able to give signed informed consent.
  8. Adequate hepatic function: bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dl (unless elevated secondary to lymphomatous involvement of liver or biliary system. For bilirubin > 3.0 due to hepatic involvement, the initial dose of doxorubicin will be decreased by 50%, and the initial dose of vincristine will be omitted. SGOT <5X upper limit of normal.
  9. Adequate renal function: creatinine < 2.0 mg/dl, or creatinine clearance ≥ 60 ml/min, unless secondary to renal involvement by lymphoma.
  10. Adequate hematologic function: granulocytes (ANC) >1000/mm3, platelets > 75,000/dl, unless these parameters are abnormal secondary to lymphomatous involvement of bone marrow. All patients must be off colony stimulating factor therapy at least 24 hours prior to institution of cycle #1 chemotherapy.
  11. Left ventricular ejection fraction that is at or above the lower institutional limits of normal, as assessed by nuclear scan or echocardiogram obtained within 6 weeks of registration.
  12. Concurrent radiation with or without steroids for emergency conditions secondary to lymphoma (i.e. CNS tumor, cord compression, etc) will be permitted, provided that additional, measurable or evaluable sites of lymphomatous disease are present at study entry.
  13. Female patients must have a negative pregnancy test within 72 hours of entering into the study. Both men and women will be included and, if of child bearing potential, must agree to use adequate contraception for the duration of the treatment. Women must avoid pregnancy and men avoid fathering children while in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Presence of second active tumor, other than non melanomatous skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  2. Primary central nervous system lymphoma, including parenchymal brain or spinal cord lymphoma.
  3. Pregnant women or nursing mothers.
  4. ECOG performance score 3 or more (KPS <50%).
  5. Expected survival < 3 months.
  6. Unable to comply with the requirements of the protocol, or unable to provide adequate informed consent in the opinion of the principal investigator.
  7. Serious, on-going non-malignant disease or infection, which, in the opinion of the investigator and/or the sponsor, would compromise other protocol objectives.
  8. Major surgery, other than diagnostic surgery, within four weeks.
  9. History of prior therapy with Rituximab within 12 months. Patients treated with Rituximab more than 12 months earlier are eligible only if it was given for indications other than the treatment of aggressive lymphoma.
  10. History of prior cytotoxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy for this lymphoma.
  11. History of cutaneous or muco-cutaneous reactions or diseases in the past, due to any cause, severe enough to cause hospitalization or an inability to eat or drink for 2 days or more. This exclusion relates to the long-term possibility of severe muco-cutaneous or cutaneous reactions to Rituximab, which maybe occurred at increased frequency in patients who have had severe skin disease or reactions in the past.
  12. Any acute inter-current infection that may interfere with planned protocol treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00599170

United States, California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90089
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern California
Principal Investigator: Anil Tulpule, MD University of Southern California

Responsible Party: University of Southern California Identifier: NCT00599170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13nhl-07-3
First Posted: January 23, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by University of Southern California:
This is a standard phase II trial, in which patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B cell lymphoma will receive R-CHOP with GM-CSF

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents