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Early Response Assessment in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLCL) Patients by 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglycose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2008
Last updated: February 7, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
Newly diagnosed DLCL patients will have baselne FDG-PET as part of initial staging (PET-1). Patients will then undergo 2 cycles of chemotherapy with R/CHOP. 14 to 21 days following cycle 2 of R/CHOP, patients will undergo repeat FDG-PET scan (PET-2). They will then complete therapy as planned. Following completion of therapy, standard response assessment will be performed, including CT scans of the chest, abdomen and pelvis and FDG-PET scan (PET-3).

Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Early Response Assessment in Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Using 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglycose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET)

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • evaluating the predictive value of a positive PET scan early in the course of standard chemotherapy [ Time Frame: after 2 cycles of chemotherapy ]

Enrollment: 8
Actual Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: December 8, 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All patients
All patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Newly diagnosed diffuse large b cell lymphoma patients planning to receive 6-8 cycles of R/CHOP chemotherapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of CD20+ diffuse large B cell lymphoma (LBCL) of any stage, including subtypes mediastinal large B cell, centroblastic, immunoblastic, T cell rich B cell and anaplastic B cell lymphoma
  • Patients must have received no prior anti-lymphoma therapy.
  • Age >18 years.
  • Patients must have a treatment plan to include R/CHOP or R/CHOP followed by radiotherapy.
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have known HIV infection.
  • Patients who are, in the opinion of their treating oncologist, unable to undergo R/CHOP chemotherapy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00754117

United States, New York
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Elstrom, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier: NCT00754117     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0801009588
Study First Received: September 15, 2008
Last Updated: February 7, 2017

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
diffuse large b cell lymphoma
newly diagnosed

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 processed this record on August 21, 2017