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VELCADE®,Rituximab,Cyclophosphamide and Decadron (VRCD Regimen) (VRCD)

This study has been terminated.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer, Oncology Specialists, S.C. Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2006
Last updated: October 17, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
Overall response rate and Time to disease progression using this regimen in patients with low-grade B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, B-Cell Drug: VELCADE® Drug: Rituximab Drug: Cyclophosphamide Drug: Decadron Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Investigating the Efficacy of VELCADE®, Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide and Decadron (VRCD Regimen) in Front-line Therapy of Patients With Low-grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer, Oncology Specialists, S.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate Using This Regimen in Patients With Low-grade B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    Percentage of complete responders plus percentage of partial responders equals overall response rate.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    The study was closed prematurely due to slow accrual. When the study closed only two patients had died, making the OS 83%.

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Velcade, Rituximab,Cyclophosphamide & Decadron
Velcade 375 mg/m^2 given intravenously on days 1, 8, 15 and 22 during the first cycle then on day 1 of each subsequent cycle.
1.6 mg/m^2 of Velcade® given intravenously on days 1, 8, 15 and 22.
Other Name: Bortezomib
Drug: Rituximab
375 mg/m^2 of Rituximab given intravenously on days 1, 8, 15 and 22 during the first cycle then on day 1 of each subsequent cycle.
Other Name: Rituxan
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
400 mg/m^2 of Cyclophosphamide given orally on days 1-4 of each cycle.
Other Name: Cytoxan
Drug: Decadron
40 mg given orally on days 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23
Other Name: dexamethasone

Detailed Description:
This is a phase II open label study that is looking at the VRCD combination regimen in patients with previously untreated low-grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Treatment will start by combining oral dexamethasone and cyclophosphamide with intravenous VELCADE, rituximab. Chemotherapy cycles will be given as outlined below every 35-days and will continue until two cycles beyond complete remission (CR), toxicity, patient's withdrawal, disease progression, or a maximum of 8 cycles.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Follicular Cell Lymphoma (grades I and II)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma patients that are not considered eligible for high-dose therapy and stem cell transplant
  • Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma including Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • MALT Lymphoma that has ONLY failed antibiotic therapy or involved field radiation.
  • Adequate bone marrow function, renal function, and hepatic function as outlined in details below.
  • ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2
  • Able to read, understand, and sign an IRB approved informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known HIV positive status
  • Known CNS involvement
  • Prior therapy for lymphoma EXCLUDING antibiotic treatment for MALT-Type NHL.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00413959

United States, Illinois
Onocology Specialists, S.C
Niles, Illinois, United States, 60714
Oncology Specialists, S.C
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oncology Specialists, S.C.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Chadi Nabhan, MD Oncology Specialists, SC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer, Director of Research, Oncology Specialists, S.C. Identifier: NCT00413959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0606
Study First Received: December 19, 2006
Results First Received: May 7, 2013
Last Updated: October 17, 2013

Keywords provided by Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer, Oncology Specialists, S.C.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
BB 1101
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
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