Bendamustine Plus Rituximab Versus CHOP Plus Rituximab

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jurgen Barth, University of Giessen

October 6, 2009
October 7, 2009
March 14, 2012
January 2004
August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Progression free survival [ Time Frame: observation 3 years or significant differences between two arms ]
Same as current
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Determination and comparison of remission rates, of toxicity, infectious complications, overall survival, EFS, TTNT, capacity of peripheral blood stem cell mobilization [ Time Frame: ongoing ]
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Bendamustine Plus Rituximab Versus CHOP Plus Rituximab
Prospective Randomised Multicenter Study for Therapy Optimization (First Line) of Advanced Progredient, Low Malignant Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas and Mantle Cell Lymphomas
The study addresses the question if the first line therapy of low malignant and mantle cell lymphomas with bendamustine plus rituximab is comparable (non inferior) with CHOP plus rituximab with regard to progression free survival (PFS).
The 4 agent chemotherapy (CTX) CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine prednisone) in combination with the monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody rituximab (CHOP-R) represents a standard CTX for the treatment of lymphomas of high or low malignancy. The combination of bendamustine and rituximab (B-R) is also highly effective with a more advantageous toxicity profile. If B-R could be shown to be non inferior to CHOP-R, this could improve the quality of life of the patient and possibly also the prognosis.
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
  • Follicular Lymphomas
  • Immunocytomas
  • Lymphocytic Lymphomas
  • Marginal Zone Lymphomas
  • Drug: Bendamustine
    Comparison of Bendamustine + Rituximab with CHOP + Rituximab
    Other Name: Ribomustin, Treanda
  • Drug: Standard chemotherapy CHOP + Ritiximab
    Cyclophosphamid 750 mg/m² d 1 + Doxorubicin 50 mg/m² d 1 + Vincristin 1,4 mg/m² max. 2 mg d 1 + Prednison 100 mg absolute p.o. d 1-5 + Rituximab 375 mg/m² d 1 q3w as standard Chemotherapy
    Other Names:
    • Endoxan(R), Cyclostin(R) = Cyclophosphamide
    • Adriamycin(R) Doxorubicin
    • Oncovin(R) Vincristine
    • Prednison
    • Rituxan(R), MabThera(R) = Rituximab
  • Experimental: Bendamustine + Rituximab
    Bendamustine 90 mg/m² d 1+2 + Rituximab 375 mg/m² d 1 q4w
    Intervention: Drug: Bendamustine
  • Active Comparator: CHOP + Rituximab
    Cyclophosphamid 750 mg/m² d 1 + Doxorubicin 50 mg/m² d 1 + Vincristin 1,4 mg/m² max. 2 mg d 1 + Prednison 100 mg absolute p.o. d 1-5 + Rituximab 375 mg/m² d 1 q3w
    Intervention: Drug: Standard chemotherapy CHOP + Ritiximab

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Same as current
August 2009
August 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histological verified CD20-positive B-Cell-Lymphomas of the following entities:

    • Follicular lymphoma grade 1 and 2
    • Immunocytoma and lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma
    • Marginal zone lymphoma, nodal and generalised
    • Mantle cell lymphoma
    • lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL without leucaemic characteristics)
    • non-specified/classified lymphomas of low malignancy
  • No prior therapy with cytotoxics,interferon or monoclonal antibodies
  • Need for therapy, except mantle cell lymphomas
  • Stadium III or IV
  • Written informed consent
  • Performance status WHO 0-2
  • Histology not older than 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not establishing all above mentioned prerequisites
  • Option of a primary, potential curative radiation therapy
  • Pretreatment except a unique local delimited radiation (radiation fiel not expanding two adjacent lymph node regions
  • Comorbidities excluding a study conform therapy:

    • heart attack during the last 6 months
    • severe, medicinal not adjustable hypertonia
    • severe functional defects of the heart (NYHA III or IV)
    • lung (WHO grade III or IV), liver or kidney (creatinine > 2 mg/dl, GOT + GPT or bilirubin 3 x ULN, except caused by lymphoma.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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NHL 1-2003
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Jurgen Barth, University of Giessen
University of Giessen
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Principal Investigator: Mathias Rummel, Dr. Study Group of indolent Lymphom,as (StiL)
University of Giessen
October 2009

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