Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Burkitt's Lymphoma or Burkitt's Leukemia

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2002
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: May 2007

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 tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have Burkitt's lymphoma or Burkitt's leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Clinicopathological Study In Burkitts's And Burkitt-Like Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival time [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of diffuse B-cell lymphoma in a nodal or an extranodal site

    • CD20 and CD79 positive
    • 100% expression of Ki67 (MIB1) in all of the tumor cells OR
  • Diagnosis of bone marrow replacement/leukemia comprising mature B-cell lymphoma

    • sIg and CD19 positive
    • CD34 and Tdt negative
  • Patients in the low-risk group must meet at least 3 of the following criteria:

    • Normal lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level
    • WHO performance status 0-1
    • Ann Arbor stage I or II
    • No more than 1 extranodal site (e.g., bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, or CNS)
  • Patients in the high-risk group must meet at least 2 of the following criteria:

    • Raised LDH level
    • WHO performance status 2-4
    • Ann Arbor stage III or IV
    • More than 1 extranodal site



  • 16 and over

Performance status:

  • See Disease Characteristics

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified


  • No mental or physical status that would preclude study
  • No other disease or prior malignancy that would preclude study
  • HIV negative
  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy except 1 course of preinduction chemotherapy (e.g., CHOP [cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone] or a related regimen)

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior radiotherapy


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00040690

United Kingdom
Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit
London, England, United Kingdom, NW1 2DA
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council
Study Chair: Simon Clawson Medical Research Council
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00040690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069374  MRC-LY10  EU-20117 
Study First Received: July 8, 2002
Last Updated: December 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
L3 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
stage I adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
contiguous stage II adult Burkitt lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult Burkitt lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Burkitt Lymphoma
DNA Virus Infections
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Tumor Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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