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Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Information provided by:
Temple University Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 30, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage cancer cells. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow doctors to give higher doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of etoposide plus radiation therapy followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: etoposide
Drug: mesna
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Temple University:

Study Start Date: April 1992
Study Completion Date: June 2001
Primary Completion Date: June 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the overall and progression-free survival of patients with selected poor-prognosis non-Hodgkin's lymphomas treated with high-dose etoposide and total-body irradiation followed by rescue with peripheral blood stem cells. II. Determine the toxicity of this regimen. III. Evaluate the short-term and long-term engraftment characteristics of patients treated on this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients who respond on Regimen A and who have no bulk disease greater than 5 cm are treated on Regimen B. Regimen A: Single-Agent Chemotherapy/Stem Cell Mobilization with Urothelial Protection and Growth Factor Therapy. Cyclophosphamide, CTX, NSC-26271; with Mesna, NSC-113891; and Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (Amgen), G-CSF, NSC-614629. Regimen B: Sequential Radiotherapy, Single-Agent Chemotherapy, and Stem Cell Rescue. Total-body irradiation, TBI (equipment not specified); Etoposide, VP-16, NSC-141540; and Peripheral Blood Stem Cells, PBSC.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 20 patients will be studied.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Pathologically confirmed non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of the following histologic subtypes: Small lymphocytic Follicular small cleaved cell Follicular mixed cell Follicular large cell (relapsed) Disease in first, second, or third partial remission (25% shrinkage in cross-sectional area of measurable disease) or first, second, or subsequent relapse required Transformed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma eligible, i.e., low-grade lymphoma subsequently transformed to intermediate- or high-grade lymphoma No lymphosarcoma cell leukemia

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 to 65 Performance status: Karnofsky 80-100% Hematopoietic: WBC at least 5,000/mm3 (polys at least 2,000/mm3) Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL Cardiovascular: LVEF at least 50% Pulmonary: FVC greater than 1.5 liters FEV1 greater than 1.2 liters MVV greater than 50 liters DLCO greater than 12 mL/min pO2 greater than 70 mm Hg on room air Other: No other serious psychiatric, neurologic, or medical illness

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Less than 3,500 cGy prior irradiation to the mediastinum, lungs, or spinal cord Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002510

United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Study Chair: Thomas R. Klumpp, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Temple University Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Temple University Health Systems Identifier: NCT00002510     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000078066  TUHSC-2049  NCI-V92-0206 
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 30, 2010

Keywords provided by Temple University:
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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