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506U78 in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or T-cell Lymphoma

This study has been terminated.
(Administratively complete.)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: July 5, 2000
Last updated: January 22, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of 506U78 in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or T-cell lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die

Condition Intervention Phase
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma
Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue
Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma
Recurrent Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma
Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma
Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma
Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
Drug: nelarabine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of 506U78 (NSC #686673) for Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Indolent B-Cell or Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate (RR), defined as CR + PR [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Failure-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Enrollment: 111
Study Start Date: April 2000
Primary Completion Date: October 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment
Patients receive 506U78 IV over 2 hours on days 1, 3, and 5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: nelarabine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • 506U78
  • Arranon
  • GW506U78

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the response rate, failure-free survival, and progression-free survival of patients with recurrent or refractory indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma when treated with 506U78.

II. Assess the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of this treatment in these patients.


Patients receive 506U78 IV over 2 hours on days 1, 3, and 5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with relapsed or refractory indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma

    • Indolent B-cell lymphoma will include Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma small lymphocytic lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and follicular small cleaved-cell or mixed cell lymphoma; patients with prior or concurrent evidence of transformation to large cell lymphoma or with follicular large cell lymphoma are ineligible
    • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma will include all entities described in the REAL classification; patients with B-cell ALCL are ineligible; patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and all its variants and/or histologic transformation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma are not eligible for this protocol, because they will be instead eligible for a separate protocol
    • Relapsed peripheral T-cell lymphomas include all those achieving and maintaining a complete or partial response during initial therapy; refractory includes those achieving all other responses during initial therapy; since the response rate of indolent B-cell lymphomas to up-front therapy exceeds 90% this distinction is not meaningful there
  • No more than 2 prior chemotherapy and one prior immunotherapy regimens; if chemoimmunotherapy was used, the limit will be 3 prior regimens
  • Performance status =< 2 Zubrod
  • Staging work-up within 3 weeks and bidimensionally measurable disease
  • No anti-cancer treatment within the past three weeks
  • ANC >= 1,000/ul; may be included if in the judgment of the study chairman lower counts are explained by marrow or splenic involvement by lymphoma
  • Platelets >= 100,000/ul; may be included if in the judgment of the study chairman lower counts are explained by marrow or splenic involvement by lymphoma
  • Bilirubin =< 1.5 x normal
  • SGPT =< 2.5 x normal values
  • Estimated endogenous creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min
  • HIV negative; the patients are excluded because the expected opportunistic infections will render study toxicity difficult to interpret; in addition the possible effects of 506U78 on CD4 cells may be dangerous to these patients; furthermore, indolent B-cell lymphomas and aggressive peripheral T-cell lymphomas are extremely rare in the setting of HIV infection
  • No active CNS disease
  • No other malignancy within the last 5 years, except basal cell carcinoma of the skin or in-situ cervical carcinoma treated with curative intent
  • Females must not be pregnant or breast feeding and must be practicing adequate contraception; this is because 506U78 may be harmful to the developing fetus and nursing newborn or infant
  • No preexisting sensory or motor neuropathy of grade ≥ 2, no history of seizures
  • No prior stem cell or bone marrow transplantation; no prior 506U78
  • All patients, including women or members of a minority that fulfill criteria for study entry will be eligible for treatment; no one fulfilling all these criteria for entry will be denied treatment solely on the basis of sex or minority status
  • Patients with medical, psychiatric, or social conditions that make compliance with treatment or follow-up unlikely are not eligible
  • No history of symptomatic cardiac dysfunction or pericardial effusion
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005950

United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Andre Goy M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00005950     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02339
N01CM17003 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
CDR0000067894 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: July 5, 2000
Last Updated: January 22, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Follicular
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Leukemia, T-Cell
Leukemia-Lymphoma, Adult T-Cell
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Leukemia, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017