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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With HIV-Related Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002905
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 9, 2004
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients with HIV-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that has relapsed or has not responded to chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: didanosine Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride Drug: prednimustine Drug: zidovudine Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the response rate and duration of response to etoposide, mitoxantrone, and prednimustine in patients with relapsed HIV-associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). II. Evaluate the response rate and duration of response to cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide in patients with refractory HIV-associated NHL. III. Assess the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) receive oral etoposide and prednimustine on days 1-5 and intravenous mitoxantrone on day 1 every 3 weeks. Patients with refractory NHL receive cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide as a continuous infusion over 4 days every 4 weeks. All patients receive concomitant antiretroviral therapy with zidovudine or didanosine. G-CSF is given for hematologic support as indicated. All patients are evaluated for response after 2 courses of chemotherapy. Patients with a complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses. Patients with a stable or partial response receive 2 additional courses and are re-evaluated; those with a CR receive 2 more courses, while those with a stable or partial response are treated off study at the physician's discretion. Patients with progressive disease are removed from study.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 15-20 patients will be treated on each regimen.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 1995

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS Lymphoma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at first presentation No documented CNS involvement (i.e., primary CNS or meningeal lymphoma) Positive serologic test for HIV antibodies required No opportunistic infection unless effectively treated Disease relapsed, refractory, or unresponsive to first-line chemotherapy No more than 1 prior combination chemotherapy regimen Chemotherapy consisted of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) or a CHOP-like regimen, ACVBP, or other similar regimen

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: At least 1 month Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 5 times normal OR Transaminases less than 5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 2 mg/dL

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002905

Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano
Aviano, Italy, 33081
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano
Study Chair: Umberto Tirelli, MD Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002905     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065256
First Posted: June 9, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2013
Last Verified: September 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
AIDS-related peripheral/systemic lymphoma

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