Rituximab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00118209
First received: July 8, 2005
Last updated: March 19, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

July 8, 2005
March 19, 2015
May 2005
January 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Event-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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  • Response rate [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Whether the gene expression signatures that were previously associated with survival following CHOP therapy are associated with survival in either of the treatment arms of the prospective trial [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years post-registration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Rituximab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Phase III Randomized Study of R-CHOP V. Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-R With Molecular Profiling in Untreated De Novo Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving rituximab together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is more effective when given with rituximab in treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying rituximab when given together with two different combination chemotherapy regimens to compare how well they work in treating patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Objectives:

  1. Primary Objectives:

    1. To compare the event-free survival of R-CHOP versus DA-EPOCH-R chemotherapy in untreated CD20+ diffuse large B-cell lymphomas
    2. To develop a molecular predictor of outcome of R-CHOP and DA-EPOCH-R chemotherapy using molecular profiling
  2. Secondary Objectives:

    1. To compare the response rates, overall survival and toxicity of R-CHOP versus DA-EPOCH-R
    2. To define the pharmacogenomics of untreated DLBCL and correlate clinical parameters (toxicity, response, survival outcomes and laboratory results) with molecular profiling
    3. To assess the use of molecular profiling for pathological diagnosis
    4. To identify new therapeutic targets using molecular profiling
    5. To perform a comprehensive analysis of somatic alterations to the tumor genome and to understand which genomic alterations are somatically acquired by the tumor and which are encoded in the germ line of the patient
    6. To identify biomarkers of response to chemotherapy by FDG-PET/CT imaging that are predictive of histopathologic remissions and survival in patients with stage I (mediastinal), II, III, or IV untreated DLBCL
    7. To evaluate the use of semiquantitative measurements of FDG uptake in defining FDG-PET/CT based biomarkers of response to chemotherapy in patients with DLBCL
    8. To determine whether FDG-PET/CT measurements of tumor response after the second cycle of chemotherapy can predict clinical response
    9. To establish a standardized protocol for FDG-PET/CT image acquisition
    10. To determine additional FDG-PET/CT parameters (e.g., the ratio of tumor SUVmax to liver SUVmean; SUVs corrected for body surface area and lean body mass; nuclear medicine physician's assessment) and evaluate their utility in refining FDG-PET/CT based biomarkers of response to therapy
    11. To evaluate inter-institutional reproducibility of FDG-PET/CT measurements for this indication

After patients have completed treatment on this study, all patients will be asked to return to the clinic for follow-up exams every three months for the first two years, and then every six months thereafter for three years. A total of five years from study registration.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Large B Cell Lymphoma
  • Biological: rituximab
    IV
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
    IV
  • Drug: doxorubicin
    IV or CIVI
  • Drug: vincristine
    IV or CIVI
  • Drug: prednisone
    oral
  • Drug: etoposide
    CIVI
  • Drug: filgrastim
    IV
  • Drug: pegfilgrastim
    IV
  • Active Comparator: Arm A - R-CHOP

    Patients receive the following treatment:

    • Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 IV infusion on Day 1 prior to CHOP chemotherapy
    • Cyclophosphamide 750 mg/m^2 IV on Day 1
    • Doxorubicin 50 mg/m^2 IV on Day 1
    • Vincristine 1.4 mg/m^2 IV (2 mg cap) on Day 1
    • Prednisone 40 mg/m^2/day PO on Days 1-5
    • filgrastim or pegfilgrastim as defined in the protocol

    Required ancillary medications is administered during all cycles as defined in the protocol.

    Cycles will be repeated every 21 days for 6 treatment cycles. Restaging will occur after Cycles 4 and 6.

    Interventions:
    • Biological: rituximab
    • Drug: cyclophosphamide
    • Drug: doxorubicin
    • Drug: vincristine
    • Drug: prednisone
    • Drug: filgrastim
    • Drug: pegfilgrastim
  • Experimental: Arm B - DA-EPOCH-R

    Patients receive the following treatment:

    Cycle 1 Doses:

    • Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 IV infusion on Day 1 prior to EPOCH chemotherapy
    • Doxorubicin 10 mg/m^2/day CIVI on Days 1-4
    • Etoposide 50 mg/m^2/day CIVI on Days 1-4
    • Vincristine 0.4 mg/m^2/day (no cap) CIVI on Days 1-4 (total 1.6 mg/m2 over 96 hours)
    • Cyclophosphamide 750 mg/m^2 IV on Day 5 (following completion of 96 hour infusions)
    • Prednisone 60 mg/m^2 PO BID on Days 1-5
    • Administer filgrastim 480 mcg subcutaneous daily from Day 6 until ANC > 5000 after the nadir (nadir usually between Days 10-12) or for 10 days (Days 6-15) if the ANC is not being monitored, during every cycle.

    Doses for subsequent cycles will be determined by the absolute neutrophil (ANC) or platelet nadir from the previous cycle.

    Required ancillary medications are administered during all cycles as defined in the protocol.

    Cycles will be repeated every 21 days for a maximum of 6 cycles. Restaging will occur after Cycles 4 and 6.

    Interventions:
    • Biological: rituximab
    • Drug: cyclophosphamide
    • Drug: doxorubicin
    • Drug: vincristine
    • Drug: prednisone
    • Drug: etoposide
    • Drug: filgrastim
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
524
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January 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  1. Histologically documented de novo CD20+ DLBCL with stage II, III or IV disease.

    • Stage I primary mediastinal (thymic) DLBCL is also eligible.
    • Patients with an underlying low-grade lymphoma, such as a transformed lymphoma or low-grade lymphoma in the bone marrow, are not eligible.
    • Diagnosis should be based on an adequate tissue sample, including open biopsy or core needle biopsy.
    • Needle aspiration for primary diagnosis is unacceptable.
    • Patients must have one of the following WHO classification subtypes:

      • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (includes morphological variants: centroblastic, immunoblastic, T-cell/histiocyte rich, and anaplastic)
      • Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma
      • Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma
    • Note: Failure to submit a pathology block within 60 days of patient registration will be considered a major protocol violation.

      • Fresh (frozen) tumor biopsy must be available or attempted. A frozen tumor biopsy equivalent to a minimum of four at least 16 gauge needle cores is an important component of this study.
      • Patients without adequate frozen material should have a biopsy performed to obtain material.
      • If a biopsy is performed and does not yield adequate material, the patient is still eligible for the study. If a biopsy cannot be done safely, the patient may still be eligible for the study if permission is granted.
    • Note: This study does not allow concurrent radiation unless a patient has a documented CNS treatment failure with no systemic failure.
  2. No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy or rituximab. Patients may be entered if they have received prior limited field radiation therapy or a short course of glucocorticoids (< 10 days) for an urgent local disease complication at diagnosis (e.g., cord compression, SVC syndrome). Patients who have received chemotherapy for prior malignancies are not eligible.
  3. Age ≥ 18 years
  4. ECOG Performance Status 0-2
  5. No active ischemic heart disease or congestive heart failure. If there is suspicion of cardiac disease, a cardiac ejection fraction must show LVEF > 45%, but the study is not required
  6. No known lymphomatous involvement of the CNS. A lumbar puncture prior to study is not required in the absence of neurological symptoms
  7. No known HIV disease. Patients with a history of intravenous drug abuse or any other behavior associated with an increased risk of HIV infection should be tested for exposure to the HIV virus. Patients who test positive or who are known to be infected are not eligible.
  8. Non pregnant and non-nursing. Treatment would expose an unborn child to significant risks. Women and men of reproductive potential should agree to use an effective form of contraception.
  9. Patients with active medical processes (e.g., uncontrolled bacterial or viral infection, bleeding) not related to their lymphoma should be excluded.
  10. Required Initial Laboratory Values (unless non-Hodgkin lymphoma):

    • ANC ≥ 1000/μL
    • Platelets ≥ 100,000/μL
    • Creatinine≤ 1.5 mg/dL or creatinine clearance ≥ 50 cc/min
    • Total Bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL (unless a history of Gilbert's Disease)
Both
18 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT00118209
CALGB-50303, CDR0000433265, NCI-2009-00480, U10CA031946, U10CA180821
Yes
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Wyndham H. Wilson, MD, PhD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
March 2015

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