HD18 for Advanced Stages in Hodgkins Lymphoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Andreas Engert, University of Cologne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2007
Last updated: December 16, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

This study is designed to test:

  1. in patients with negative positron-emission tomography (PET) after 2 cycles of BEACOPPesc chemotherapy: whether the number of cycles can be reduced without compromising progression free survival (PFS) (2 further cycles vs. 6 further cycles)
  2. for patients with positive PET after 2 cycles: whether intensifying BEACOPPesc chemotherapy by adding Rituximab improves PFS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hodgkins Lymphoma
Drug: Rituximab
Drug: BEACOPP escalated
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Cologne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • acute toxicity [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • late toxicity [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • CR-rate [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
8 cycles BEACOPPesc
Drug: BEACOPP escalated
chemotherapy with BEACOPP escalated
Experimental: B
8 cycles BEACOPPesc plus rituximab
Drug: Rituximab
addition of Rituximab to BEACOPP escalated
Drug: BEACOPP escalated
chemotherapy with BEACOPP escalated
Active Comparator: C
8 cycles BEACOPPesc
Drug: BEACOPP escalated
chemotherapy with BEACOPP escalated
Experimental: D
4 cycles BEACOPPesc
Drug: BEACOPP escalated
chemotherapy with BEACOPP escalated


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma (histologically proven)
  • CS (PS) IIB with one or both of the risk factors:

    • bulky mediastinal mass (> 1/3 of maximum transverse thorax diameter)
    • extranodal involvement
  • CS (PS) III, IV
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Leucocytes < 3000/µl
  • Platelets < 100000/µl
  • Hodgkin´s lymphoma as "composite lymphoma"
  • Activity index (WHO) < grade 2
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00515554

1st Dept. of Medicine, Cologne University Hospital
Cologne, Germany, 50924
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cologne
Principal Investigator: Andreas Engert, Prof. University of Cologne
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Cologne

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Andreas Engert, Prof., University of Cologne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00515554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HD18
Study First Received: August 10, 2007
Last Updated: December 16, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by University of Cologne:
Hodgkin lymphoma
advances stages

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 30, 2015