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Reduced-Intensity Regimen Before Allogeneic Transplant for Patients With Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00057954
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow accrual)
First Posted : April 9, 2003
Results First Posted : February 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Photopheresis allows patient white blood cells to be treated with ultraviolet (UV) light and drugs outside the body to inactivate T cells. Pentostatin may suppress the immune system and reduce the chance of developing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following bone marrow transplantation. Combining photopheresis with pentostatin and total-body irradiation may be effective in killing cancer cells before bone marrow transplantation.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving photophoresis together with pentostatin and total-body irradiation as a reduced-intensity regimen before allogeneic bone marrow transplantation works in treating patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Procedure: Extracorporeal Photopheresis Drug: Pentostatin Radiation: Total body irradiation (TBI) Procedure: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Drug: Cyclosporin (CSA) Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) Drug: Methotrexate (MTX) Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the rate of stable engraftment of donor cells in patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with a reduced toxicity conditioning regimen followed by allogeneic (sibling or unrelated) bone marrow transplantation.
  • Determine the extent and duration of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the 100-day overall survival and long-term progression-free survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of collection of molecular chimerism studies at baseline, days 30, 100, 6 months and one and two years and at relapse.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

  • Conditioning regimen: Patients undergo extracorporeal photopheresis using methoxsalen and UV light on 2 consecutive days between days -7 to -4. Patients receive pentostatin intravenously (IV) continuously on days -3 to -2 and undergo total body irradiation on day -1.
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: Patients undergo infusion of allogeneic bone marrow or stem cells on day 0.
  • Graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis: Patients receive oral or IV cyclosporine beginning on day -1 and continuing until 6 months after transplantation, oral mycofenolate mofetil beginning on day 100 and continuing for 1 year, and methotrexate IV on days 1 and 3.

Patients are followed at day 100, every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 36 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.8 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Reduced Intensity Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation for the Treatment of Relapsed Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphoma
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Transplant
Reduced toxicity conditioning regimen followed by allogeneic sibling or unrelated transplant. The conditioning regimen includes Extracorporeal Photopheresis, Pentostatin and total body irradiation (TBI). After allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, cyclosporin, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and methotrexate (MTX) will be given to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).
Procedure: Extracorporeal Photopheresis
Day -7 to -4: Extracorporeal Photopheresis may be given as an outpatient therapy on two consecutive days any time between days -7 to -4. This must be performed on UVAR or XTS photopheresis machines (Therakos, Inc.) according to standard procedure as per manufacturer's guidelines.
Other Name: extracorporeal photochemotherapy

Drug: Pentostatin
Day -3, -2: Pentostatin 4 mg/m²/d by continuous IV infusion (Total dose = 8 mg/m²)
Other Names:
  • DCF,
  • 2-Deoxycoformycin,
  • Nipent

Radiation: Total body irradiation (TBI)
Day -1: TBI 400 cGy total dose given in two 200cGy doses. Patients who have received TBI for a previous transplant or radiation as part of previous treatment for a lymphoid malignancy will receive only 200 cGy in 1 dose.
Other Name: radiation therapy

Procedure: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Day 0: Infusion of unmanipulated allogeneic bone marrow or stem cells. Minimum cell dose of 2 x 106 CD34 cells/kg recipient and no more than 10 x 10^6 CD34/kg
Other Name: allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Drug: Cyclosporin (CSA)
Cyclosporin A or tacrolimus will be administered according to institutional GVHD prophylaxis protocols. Therapeutic levels will be maintained and patients will be switched to oral agents when they can tolerate
Other Names:
  • Sandimmune,
  • cyclosporin A,
  • CSA,
  • Neoral,
  • Gengraf

Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)
At day 100 MMF will be introduced at a dose of 250 mg po BID and cyclosporine or tacrolimus will be tapered according to the discretion of the investigator. The dosage will be escalated to a maximum of 2 g/d at the discretion of the attending physician and will be tapered and discontinued at 12 months if there is no active cGVHD. Doses should be given on an empty stomach
Other Names:
  • Cellcept,
  • mycophenolic acid,
  • Lilly-68618,
  • RS-61443,
  • MMF

Drug: Methotrexate (MTX)

The dose of Methotrexate is based on the corrected ideal body weight for patients with > 33% above ideal weight.

Day +1 MTX 15 mg/m² IV push; Day +3 MTX 10 mg/m² IV push (May be omitted if patient develops mouth sores.)

Other Names:
  • Methotrexate sodium,
  • MTX,
  • Mexate,
  • Mexate-AQ,
  • Folex,
  • Folex PFS,
  • Abitrexate,
  • Rheumatrex,
  • Amethopterin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of Participants With Successful Engraftment [ Time Frame: Assessed daily during inpatient stay ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 100-day Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Assessed at least twice a week for the first 60 days and weekly until day 100. ]
    Proportion of patients who survived 100 days or more after enrolled on the study

  2. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Assessed day 100 post transplant and every 3 months during year 1, every 6 months during years 2-3, then every 12 months during years 4-5 or through diagnosis of disease progression ]
    Progression-free survival was defined as time from enrollment to disease progression or death from any cause, whichever occurred first. Patients who did not have progression-free survival events were censored at last date of disease assessment.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's lymphoma that has relapsed following either a course of high dose chemotherapy or autologous stem cell transplantation.
  • >= 90 days from prior transplant.
  • Have a suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched related bone marrow donor or a compatible matched unrelated bone marrow donor by molecular typing at HLA A, B, C, D, DR.
  • Physically and psychologically capable of undergoing bone marrow transplantation and its attendant period of strict isolation.
  • Age >= 18 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2
  • Be able to receive 400 cGy Total Body Irradiation (TBI).
  • Pulmonary function tests: Diffusing capacity or Transfer factor of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) >= 50% predicted, the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) >= 50% predicted.
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at least 45% by Multi Gated Acquisition Scan (MUGA) or echocardiogram.
  • Renal function: creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min.
  • Liver function tests: < 3 x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN). Liver function test include serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (Aspartate transaminase (AST)), Serum Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase (SGPT) (Alanine transaminase (ALT)), and bilirubin.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) patients (test positive for P21 antibodies to HIV).
  • Evidence of active infection (have received parenteral antibiotics <= 2 weeks prior to registration).
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women.
  • Curable with any other therapeutic interventions.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00057954

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Francine M. Foss, MD Yale University
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Responsible Party: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00057954    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000285659
U10CA021115 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
E1402 ( Other Identifier: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) )
First Posted: April 9, 2003    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 8, 2013
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
anaplastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Mycophenolic Acid
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents