Chemotherapy Based on PET Scan in Treating Patients With Stage I or Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2012 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: July 7, 2011
Last updated: July 12, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin sulfate, vinblastine, dacarbazine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, procarbazine hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill cancer cells. Giving combination chemotherapy together with radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells. Comparing results of imaging procedures, such as PET scans and CT scans, done before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.

PURPOSE: This phase II clinical trial studies how well chemotherapy based on PET/CT scan works in treating patients with stage I or stage II Hodgkin lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: bleomycin sulfate
Drug: ABVD regimen
Drug: BEACOPP regimen
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: dacarbazine
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: prednisone
Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride
Drug: vinblastine
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Procedure: computed tomography
Radiation: fludeoxyglucose F 18
Radiation: selective external radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Response-Adapted Therapy Based on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Bulky Stage I and II Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 36-month progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PET-positive rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PET-negative rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity of response-adapted chemotherapy [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically proven classical Hodgkin lymphoma subclassified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumors, 4th edition (2008)

    • Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma is excluded
  • Patients must have clinical stage IA, IB, IIA, or IIB disease

    • Patients with "E" extensions will be eligible if all other criteria have been met
  • Patients must have a mediastinal mass > 0.33-cm maximum intrathoracic diameter on standing postero-anterior chest x-ray or measuring > 10 cm in its largest diameter on axial CT images
  • Bone marrow biopsy is required


  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • ANC ≥ 1,000/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 2 mg/dL
  • Direct bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL
  • AST/ALT ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to use an accepted and effective method of contraception
  • No "currently active" second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers

    • Patients are not considered to have a "currently active" malignancy if they have completed therapy and are considered by their physician to be at less than 30% risk of relapse
  • LVEF by ECHO or MUGA normal unless thought to be disease related
  • DLCO ≥ 60% with no symptomatic pulmonary disease unless thought to be disease related
  • Patients with a history of intravenous drug abuse, or any behavior associated with an increased risk of HIV infection, should be tested for exposure to the HIV virus, and an HIV test is required for entry on this protocol
  • HIV-positive patients are eligible if they have CD4 counts ≥ 400/mm³ and are on concurrent antiretrovirals

    • Patient HIV status must be known prior to registration
    • HIV-positive patients must not have multi-drug resistant HIV infections; CD4 counts < 400/mm³; or other concurrent AIDS-defining conditions


  • No prior treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy) for Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Concurrent antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients (CD4 counts ≥ 400/mm³) allowed
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01390584

United States, California
Stanford Cancer Center Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5824
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Stanford Cancer Center    650-498-7061   
United States, Pennsylvania
McGlinn Family Regional Cancer Center at Reading Hospital and Medical Center Recruiting
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States, 19612-6052
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - McGlinn Family Regional Cancer Center    610-988-9323      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Ranjana Advani, MD Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Robert L. Comis, ECOG Group Chair's Office Identifier: NCT01390584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000702859  ECOG-E2410 
Study First Received: July 7, 2011
Last Updated: July 12, 2012
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
adult favorable prognosis Hodgkin lymphoma
adult mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
adult nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma
adult lymphocyte depletion Hodgkin lymphoma
adult unfavorable prognosis Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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