Etoposide in Treating Patients With Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 27, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of etoposide in treating patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Etoposide phosphate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacodynamics of etoposide [ Time Frame: days 8, 15, and 22 of tx ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response [ Time Frame: Day 1 of ea cycle, then q 6 mon/2 yrs then yearly until death or ds progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: November 1996
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Etoposide
Oral etoposide for relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Drug: Etoposide phosphate
50 mg PO q day for 21 days; repeat every 28 days escalate dose to 100 mg PO q day if ANC remains greater than 1500/microliter during cycle 1: no specified maximum of cycles if PR or CR

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the response rate and response duration in patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when treated with daily oral etoposide. II. Describe the toxic effects of daily oral etoposide in these patients. III. Monitor etoposide trough levels and determine whether etoposide concentrations correlate with age, response, and toxicity.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral etoposide daily for 21 days. Treatment is repeated every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients in complete or partial remission receive 2 courses past best response (minimum 6 courses). Patients with stable disease after 3 courses may be removed from study. Patients are followed every 6 months for 2 years, then annually for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 97 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically documented non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Needle or core biopsy not acceptable as sole means of diagnosis No mantle cell or transformed lymphoma One of the following International Working Formulation (IWF) histologic subtypes required: Small lymphocytic with absolute lymphocytic count less than 5,000 (IWF A) Follicular, predominately small cleaved cell (IWF B) Follicular, mixed (IWF C) Follicular, large cell (IWF D) Diffuse, small cleaved cell (IWF E) Diffuse, mixed (IWF F) Diffuse, large cell (IWF G) Large cell, immunoblastic (IWF H) Recurrent or refractory disease treated with no more than 4 prior chemotherapy regimens Rebiopsy of a node at first relapse recommended Prior etoposide (oral or intravenous) allowed if given for no more than 5 days every 3 weeks The following are considered 1 prior therapy each: Identical drugs given on 2 different schedules Bone marrow transplant preparative regimen (single cycle of chemotherapy used solely to mobilize peripheral blood stem cells considered part of preparative regimen) Ineligible for protocol CLB-9551 (aminocamptothecin) Measurable disease by physical exam or imaging study required Indicator lesion larger than 1 x 1 cm No prior radiotherapy to indicator lesion unless progression clearly documented The following are not considered measurable: Barium study Ascites or pleural effusions Bony disease Bone marrow involvement No known parenchymal or leptomeningeal CNS disease Lumbar puncture not required prior to study

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: CALGB 0-2 Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times normal Other: HIV negative (testing required for patients at risk) No uncontrolled infection No other serious medical condition that would interfere with evaluation of study agent No psychiatric condition that would preclude protocol completion or informed consent No second malignancy within 5 years except curatively treated: Basal cell skin cancer Cervical cancer Not pregnant or nursing Adequate contraception required of fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (3 weeks for nitrosoureas, melphalan, or mitomycin) Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids except for physiologic replacement Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent investigational agent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002880

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Missouri
Washington University Barnard Cancer Center
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New Jersey
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Paterson, New Jersey, United States, 07503
United States, North Carolina
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1082
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Nancy L. Bartlett, MD Washington University Siteman Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00002880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065180  U10CA031946  CLB-9650 
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 27, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Etoposide phosphate
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
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