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Adjuvant Low Dose Total Body Irradiation in Elderly Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: February 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2009
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Aarhus University Hospital
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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University of Aarhus
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the application of low dose total body irradiation following chemo-immuntherapy in elderly patients with aggressive with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma would be safe and potentially benecicial adjuvant therapy

Condition Intervention Phase
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Radiation: Low dose total body irradiation Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Multicenter Phase II Study of MabThera (Rituximab) Plus 2 Weekly CHOP Followed by Low Dose Total Body Irradiation in Elderly Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Radiation: Low dose total body irradiation
    Low dose total body irradiation is given 3 weeks after the end of chemo-immunetherapy in the form of 4 daily fractions 0.2 Gy per fraction to be repeated after 2 weeks of rest

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • previously untreated, pathology verified aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the diffuse large B-cell type according to the WHO classification. Age between 60 years and 80 years.Positive for an anti-CD20 antibody. Good performance status and normal initial normal blood count.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with previous lymphoma associated with immune suppression of any sort. Diagnosis or history of indolent lymphoma or other malignancies. Marked impairment of any vital organ such as the heart, lung, liver or kidneys.
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Responsible Party: Francesco d'Amore/Consultant, Haematology Department, Aarhus University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00834951     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LTBI-NHL-01
First Submitted: February 2, 2009
First Posted: February 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Elderly patients
Low dose total body irradiation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases