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Rituximab and Dexamethasone in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003663
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no patient accrual)
First Posted : August 4, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2015
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining the monoclonal antibody rituximab with dexamethasone may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of rituximab and dexamethasone in treating patients with recurrent or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: rituximab Drug: dexamethasone Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxic effects of rituximab and dexamethasone in patients with recurrent or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the objective tumor response rate and duration of response at 2 months after initiation of therapy, and the percentage of patients with progressive disease. III. Determine the maximum response, duration of response, and progression free interval for patients who have not progressed after 4 weeks of therapy. IV. Determine the failure-free and overall survival of these patients on this regimen. V. Compare the response rate and survival rates to results for similar patients (historical and concurrent) who have received 4 weeks of rituximab without dexamethasone, and patients who did not receive maintenance rituximab.

OUTLINE: Patients receive dexamethasone IV followed by rituximab IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 for one course. Two months after initiating treatment, patients are evaluated for disease progression. Patients with stable or responding disease may receive monthly dexamethasone and rituximab therapy for up to 10 additional months. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for years 3-4, and then yearly for up to 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Rituximab Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody and Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Relapsed Indolent Lymphoma
Study Start Date : June 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2000

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage III or IV, recurrent or refractory, indolent B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the following types: Working Group Formulation A (small cell lymphocytic) Working Group Formulation B, C, and D (follicular) Must have relapsed after prior chemotherapy At least 1 lymph node or visceral lesion at least 2 cm in diameter

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Lymphocyte count less than 5,000/mm3 Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active infection HIV negative No hepatitis B or C No concurrent life threatening condition

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior monoclonal antibody therapy for lymphoma (e.g., rituximab) Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: No other concurrent corticosteroids and/or epinephrine (unless anaphylactic shock) Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003663

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United States, California
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92658
United States, Indiana
Cancer Care Center for Southern Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana, United States, 47403
United States, Texas
St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center
Bryan, Texas, United States, 77802
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
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Study Chair: Robert O. Dillman, MD, FACP Cancer Biotherapy Research Group
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Responsible Party: Robert O. Dillman, MD, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Identifier: NCT00003663    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066756
First Posted: August 4, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015
Keywords provided by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian:
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage III marginal zone lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents