Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With AIDS-Related Hodgkin's Disease
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with lomustine, etoposide, cyclophosphamide, and procarbazine in treating patients with stage IIB, stage III, or stage IV AIDS-related Hodgkin's disease.
Drug: procarbazine hydrochloride
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Oral Combination Chemotherapy in the Treatment of AIDS-Associated Hodgkin's Disease|
- Determine the objective response rate, response duration, and survival of patients receiving lomustine/etoposide/cyclophosphamide/procarbazine (CECP) for stage IIB-IV AIDS-related Hodgkin's disease. [ Time Frame: The course is repeated every 6 weeks. Patients will be followed every 3 months until death. ]
|Study Start Date:||July 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2003|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the objective response rate, response duration, and survival of patients receiving lomustine/etoposide/cyclophosphamide/procarbazine (CECP) for stage IIB-IV AIDS-related Hodgkin's disease.
- Assess the feasibility and toxic effects of CECP in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral lomustine on day 1, oral etoposide on days 1-3, and oral cyclophosphamide and procarbazine on days 22-31. Filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) is given subcutaneously on days 5-21 and 33-42. The course is repeated every 6 weeks.
Patients with a complete or partial response after 1 course of treatment receive two additional courses, but lomustine is omitted in the second course. Patients with partial response or stable disease receive radiation therapy and/or continued chemotherapy. Patients failing to respond after 1 course are removed from the study.
Patients will be followed every 3 months until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 16 evaluable patients will be accrued.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003114
|United States, Ohio|
|Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065|
|Study Chair:||Scot C. Remick, MD||Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|