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Study of a-Interferon With Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Velban, and Dacarbazine (ABVD) With Hodgkin's Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2011
Last updated: January 30, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
This is a clinical research study of interferon (IFN) plus chemotherapy with the standard combination of Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Velban, and Dacarbazine (ABVD). The treatment will be given to patients with Hodgkin's disease. The study will look at whether adding IFN to ABVD improves the immune response against Hodgkin's disease, and will determine whether the toxicity of ABVD is increased by adding IFN.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Interferon-2A
Drug: Adriamycin
Drug: Bleomycin
Drug: Velban
Drug: Dacarbazine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of a-Interferon With Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Velban, and Dacarbazine (ABVD) for Patients With Hodgkin's Disease

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participants' Response [ Time Frame: After 6 courses (3 months) ]
    Complete Response (CR): Disappearance of all clinical evidence of active tumors for a minimum of 8 weeks. Partial Response (PR): 50% or greater decrease in sum of products all measured lesions persisting for at least 4 weeks. No Change: Steady state or change of +/- 25% of tumor size and no progression for minimum of 8 weeks with no appearance of new lesions. Progressive Disease: > 25 % increase in size of any measurable lesion or appearance of significant new lesions.

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: July 1996
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Interferon-2A + Chemotherapy
Interferon-2A 4 (x106 IU/m^2) subcutaneously Day 1 - 4 + ABVD Chemotherapy on Day 4 (ABVD: Adriamycin 25 mg/m2 intravenous (IV), Bleomycin 10 mg/m^2 IV, Velban 6 mg/m2 IV, and Dacarbazine 375 mg/m2 IV)
Drug: Interferon-2A
4 (x106 IU/m^2) subcutaneously on days 1-4.
Other Names:
  • Interferon-Alfa-2a
  • Roferon-A
Drug: Adriamycin
25 mg/m^2 by vein on day 4.
Other Names:
  • Doxorubicin
  • Rubex
Drug: Bleomycin
10 mg/m^2 by vein on day 4.
Other Names:
  • Bleomycin Sulfate
  • BLM
Drug: Velban
6 mg/m^2 by vein on day 4.
Other Name: Vinblastine
Drug: Dacarbazine
375 mg/m^2 by vein on day 4.
Other Name: DTIC-DOME

Detailed Description:

Each treatment cycle will last 2 weeks. On days 1 - 4 of each cycle, patients will be given a shot of IFN under the skin. On day 4, patients will be given ABVD through a vein over one-hour.

The plan is for patients to receive 12 cycles of treatment. However, patients will leave the study if they have severe side effects or if the cancer grows or spreads. They will also leave if the cancer does not improve after 6 cycles. Patient who leave the study will be offered other treatments. A maximum of 35 patients will be treated with that dose.

Before the first treatment, patient will have a physical exam, blood tests, and a heart scan. Within 1 month of starting treatment, patients will have a chest X-ray, CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis, and a gallium scan.

During the study, patient will have blood tests every week and a physical exam every 2 weeks. The X-ray, CT scans, and gallium scan will be repeated after cycles 6 and 12.

All the drugs in this study are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are available by prescription. ABVD is a standard treatment for Hodgkin's disease; IFN is an investigational treatment for Hodgkin's disease. About 35 patients will be enrolled in the study. All treatment will be given in the outpatient clinic at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Hodgkin's disease patients who relapse after radiation therapy alone, or in combination with Novantrone, Oncovin, Velban, and Prednisone (NOVP); and previously untreated patients with stage III and IV who are eligible for standard ABVD therapy.
  2. Must have adequate bone marrow reserve Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1,000/uL, Platelets > 100,000
  3. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >/= 50%, serum creatinine < 2mg/dl, serum bilirubin < 2mg/dl

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. No prior therapy with Mustargen Oncovin Procarbazine Prednisone (MOPP).
  2. No severe pulmonary disease including Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01404936

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Anas Younes, MD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01404936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DM96-060
Study First Received: July 26, 2011
Results First Received: December 21, 2012
Last Updated: January 30, 2013

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Hodgkin's Disease
Stage III and IV
Bleomycin Sulfate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
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