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Study of Busulfan, Etoposide, Cytarabine, and Melphalan (BuEAM) Conditioning for Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT) to Treat T Cell or Natural Killer (NK) Cell Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2014 by Seoul National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Inje University
Severance Hospital
Asan Medical Center
Ulsan University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sung-Soo Yoon, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2010
Last updated: August 22, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of busulfan, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan (BuEAM) as a conditioning for autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Drug: Busulfan, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Busulfan, Etoposide, Cytarabine, and Melphalan (BuEAM) as a Conditioning for Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With T Cell or NK Cell Lymphoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: After 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: After 3 years ]
  • Response rate according to the International Working Group criteria [ Time Frame: After 2 months ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: From start of conditioning to discharge ]
  • Pharmacogenetic study [ Time Frame: After 3 years ]
    Pharmacogenetic study for predictive or prognostic markers using blood samples

Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BuEAM
Busulfan 3.2 mg/kg/d for 2 days, etoposide 400 mg/m2/d for 2 days, cytarabine 1 g/m2 for 2 days, and melphalan 140 mg/m2 for 1 day
Drug: Busulfan, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan
Busulfan 3.2 mg/kg/d for 2 days, etoposide 400 mg/m2/d for 2 days, cytarabine 1 g/m2 for 2 days, and melphalan 140 mg/m2 for 1 day

Detailed Description:

High-dose conditioning regimens commonly used in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma are BEAM (BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan), BEAC (BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine, and cyclophosphamide), CBV (cyclophosphamide, carmustine, and etoposide), and combination regimen with total body irradiation. Three-year progression free survival of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma received above high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell rescue was reported as 40-50%, which is still unsatisfactory.

Busulfan (Bu)-based preparative regimens, which are commonly used with allogeneic stem cell transplantation have also been studied with autologous stem cell transplantation for lymphomas.

The development of intravenous busulfan achieved 100% bioavailability bypassing the oral route and increased safety and reliability of generating therapeutic busulfan levels, maximizing efficacy.

Recently, one prospective study showed that a combination conditioning regimen of intravenous busulfan, cyclophosphamide, and etoposide was found to be well tolerated and seemed to be effective in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Another prospective study for patients with multiple myeloma showed that intravenous busulfan plus melphalan conditioning regimen made no grade 3-4 non-hematologic complication.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a high-intermediate/high risk international prognostic index at a diagnosis or with salvage chemotherapy-sensitive relapse/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Patients with histologically confirmed T cell or NK cell lymphoma at diagnosis
  • Patients who have not received therapy with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation
  • Life expectation of at least 3 months
  • ECOG performance status ≤ 2
  • Adequate hepatic function (serum bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL, AST and ALT less than three times the upper normal limit)
  • Adequate renal function (serum creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL).
  • Adequate cardiac function (ejection fraction ≥ 45% on MUGA scan or echocardiogram).
  • Adequate bone marrow function (ANC ≥ 1,000/mm3 and platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm3).
  • All patients are fully informed about the nature and purpose of this study and informed consent should be given before the start of treatment. All patients should fully understand the right of trial abandon without any disadvantage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with central nervous system involvement of lymphoma
  • Patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Pregnant or breast feeding woman
  • Young woman without pregnancy test prior to treatment or pregnancy test reveals positive.
  • Young woman without a reliable and proper contraceptive method
  • Man being not willing to contraception
  • Concurrent history of neoplasm other than non-Hodgkin lymphoma with life expectancy less than 3 months (except for curatively treated non-melanoma skin cancer or in-situ uterine cervix cancer).
  • History of clinically significant cardiac dysfunction (e.g. congestive heart failure, symptomatic coronary artery disease, medically uncontrolled arrhythmia) or myocardial infarction within 12 months
  • A psychiatric disorder or mental deficiency severe as to make compliance with the treatment unlike, and making informed consent impossible.
  • Significant infection or uncontrolled bleeding
  • Enrollment of other clinical trials within 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Any preexisting medical condition of sufficient severity to prevent full compliance with the study
  • Patient being not willing to or unable to obey study protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01178658

Contact: Sung-Soo Yoon +82-2-2072-3079
Contact: Won Sik Lee +82-51-890-6407

Korea, Republic of
Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine Recruiting
Busan, Korea, Republic of, 614-735
Contact: Won Sik Lee    +82-51-890-6407   
Principal Investigator: Won Sik Lee         
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Contact: Sung-Soo Yoon    +82-2-2072-3079   
Contact: Ji-Won Kim    +82-11-9010-0427   
Sub-Investigator: Byoung Kook Kim         
Sub-Investigator: Seonyang Park         
Principal Investigator: Sung-Soo Yoon         
Sub-Investigator: Inho Kim         
Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752
Contact: Jin Seok Kim   
Principal Investigator: Jin Seok Kim         
Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Contact: Je Hwan Lee   
Principal Investigator: Je Hwan Lee         
Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine Recruiting
Ulsan, Korea, Republic of, 682-714
Contact: Hawk Kim         
Principal Investigator: Hawk Kim         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Inje University
Severance Hospital
Asan Medical Center
Ulsan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Sung-Soo Yoon Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sung-Soo Yoon, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01178658     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BuEAM-NK/T
Study First Received: August 3, 2010
Last Updated: August 22, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Etoposide phosphate
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
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