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Yttrium-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Zevalin) With BEAM in Relapsed Low Grade B-Cell 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: NCT00138086
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 30, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2006
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Lymphoma Study Association

Brief Summary:

The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Zevalin-BEAM preparative regimen before autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as measured by the event free survival (EFS).

The goal is to obtain a 15% increase of EFS at 2 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
B-Cell Lymphoma Drug: Zevalin plus BEAM Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The indolent course of the low-grade B-cell lymphoma is thus characterized by multiple remissions and relapses with ever-shortening "time to progression" intervals, and by ultimately becoming refractory to treatment. In this situation of recurrences, intensive therapy including high-dose chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation appears as a therapeutic option. With the use of peripheral blood stem cell, the autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) procedure has become easier and cheaper, and it has a mortality rate of below 5% and manageable morbidity. EBMT registry data or institution driven studies have shown an improvement in event free survival when compared to chemotherapy in relapsing patients. Recently Schouten et al reported in a randomized study a significant benefit in survival for patients submitted in relapse to ASCT. Consolidation with ASCT has been studied in first line treatment and showed a significant improvement in survival in one randomized study. BEAM regimen is a referent high-dose chemotherapy used in intensive therapy followed by ASCT in the treatment of malignant lymphoma. It could therefore be considered for patients with indolent lymphoma if it could be shown to improve survival. In most studies the conditioning regimen was associating chemotherapy and Total Body Irradiation (TBI) for indolent lymphoma as it is very sensitive to even low dose of radiotherapy. TBI however is time consuming and technically not available in all transplant centers and associated with some long term toxicities; a search for more specific targeted irradiation has been a goal for several years.

Recently, a new preparative regimen for older patients with aggressive CD20-positive B-cell lymphoma utilizing standard-dose 0.4 mCi/kg 90Y ibritumomab tiuxetan combined with high-dose BEAM followed by ASCT showed a CR rate of 92% with a follow-up of 9 months. Finally, high-dose radioimmunotherapy with 90Y ibritumomab tiuxetan and high-dose cyclophosphamide/etoposide followed by ASCT for poor-risk or relapsed B-cell NHL have been reported, with a 2-year DFS of 80%. The use of conventional dose of Yttrium did not need heavy radioprotection procedures, and can be widely distributed in transplant centers.

Overall toxicities were comparable to standard autologous transplantation conditioning regimens, and the combined treatment was well tolerated. The hematological reconstitution after transplantation occurred without delay, except in two cases than in control-based high-dose chemotherapy alone population. Mucositis and neutropenic fever were reported without increase of severity. Nonhematological adverse events have been observed, three interstitial pneumonitis, mild abnormalities on liver or kidney function tests, except one case of veno-occlusive disease, and 4 fatal infection (disseminated aspergillosis with a brain abscess, streptococcal sepsis, staphylococcal sepsis, and disseminated varicella zoster).

Therefore, all these data support a phase II trial evaluating efficacy and toxicities in patients with low grade B-Cell lymphoma of a new preparative regimen combining a standard dose 90Y ibritumomab tiuxetan and high-dose BEAM chemotherapy followed by ASCT.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Targeted Intensification by a New Preparative Regimen for Patients With Low-Grade B-Cell Lymphoma Utilizing Standard-Dose Yttrium-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Zevalin) Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) Combined With High-Dose Beam Followed by Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT)
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EFS (event free survival)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall response rate (ORR)
  2. Toxicities, transplant related mortality at 1 and 2 years
  3. Hematological reconstitution after ASCT and 1 year
  4. Time to progression or relapse, disease free survival for complete responders after ASCT, overall survival

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18 to 65 years
  • Patients with pathologically proven at relapse, low grade B-cell lymphoma CD20- positive (World Health Organization [WHO] classification):

    • Marginal zone;
    • Lymphocytic; or
    • Follicular.
  • In relapse after complete remission (CR), less than partial remission (PR) or partial response (maximum of 3 lines of treatment)
  • Previously treated with chemotherapy regimen with or without rituximab
  • With a chemo-sensitive disease using salvage therapy
  • Eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation
  • ECOG performance status 0 to 2
  • Minimum life expectancy of 3 months
  • Negative HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) serologies < 4 weeks (except after vaccination)
  • Signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Histological transformation in diffuse large cell from a low grade B-cell lymphoma
  • Prior transplantation
  • Contraindication to any drug contained in the chemotherapy regimens
  • Large bone marrow irradiation > 40%
  • Bone marrow infiltration > 25%
  • Lack of sufficient autologous stem cells for transplantation
  • Treatment with any investigational drug within 30 days before planned first cycle of chemotherapy and during the study
  • Any serious active disease or co-morbid medical condition (according to the investigator's decision and information provided in the Investigational Drug Brochure [IDB])
  • Poor bone marrow reserve as defined by neutrophils < 1.5 G/l or platelets < 100 G/l, unless related to bone marrow infiltration
  • Poor renal function (creatinine level > 2.5 maximum normal level) unless abnormalities are related to the lymphoma
  • Poor hepatic function (total bilirubin level > 30 mmol/l, transaminases > 2.5 maximum normal level) unless abnormalities are related to the lymphoma
  • Any history of cancer during the last 5 years, with the exception of non-melanoma skin tumors or stage 0 (in situ) cervical carcinoma
  • Presence of anti-murine antibody (HAMA) reactivity
  • Known hypersensitivity to murine antibodies or proteins
  • Pregnant women
  • Adult patients unable to give informed consent because of intellectual impairment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00138086

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Groupe d'Etude des Lymphomes de l'adulte
Mont-Godinne, Belgium
Hôpital Henri Mondor
Créteil, France, 94010
Hématologie CHU de Lille
Lille, France, 59000
Institut Curie
Paris, France, 75005
Hôpital Saint Louis
Paris, France, 75010
Service d'Hématologie - Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud
Pierre-Bénite cedex, France, 69495
Centre Henri Becquerel
Rouen, France, 76038
Institut Gustave Roussy
Villejuif, France
Schweirische Arbeitsgruppe fur klinische Krebsforschung
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lymphoma Study Association
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Principal Investigator: Christian Gisselbrecht, MD PHD Lymphoma Study Association
Additional Information:
Fung HC, Forman SJ, Nademanee A, Molina A, Yamauchi D, Speilberger R, Kogut N, Sahebi F, Parker P, Rodriguez R, Krishnan A, Popplewell L, Wong J, and Raubitschek A. A new preparative regimen for older patients with aggressive CD20-positive B-cell lymphoma utilizing standard-dose Yttrium-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Zevalin) radioimmunotherapy (RIT) combined with high-dose BEAM followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) : targeted intensification without increased transplant-related toxicity. Blood 2003, forty-fifth annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, abstract 870.
Nademanee A, Forman SJ, Molina A, Kogut N, Fung HC, Yamauchi D, Anderson A-L, Smith D, Liu AN, and Raubitschek A. High-dose radioimmunotherapy with yttrium 90 (90Y) ibritumomab tiuxetan with high-dose etoposide (VP-16) and cyclophosphamide (CY) followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) for poor-risk or relapsed B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL): update of a phase I/II trial. J Clin Oncol 2004, fortieth annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, abstract 6504.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00138086    
Other Study ID Numbers: Z-BEAM
First Posted: August 30, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006
Keywords provided by Lymphoma Study Association:
Zevalin ( Yttrium-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan)
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin