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Combination Chemotherapy, Rituximab, and Yttrium Y 90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Large 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: NCT00690560
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Antoine Lacassagne

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin, vincristine, and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Steroid therapy, such as prednisone, may be effective in treating cancer and blocking the body's immune response. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Giving chemotherapy together with prednisone and monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving doxorubicin together with vincristine, cyclophosphamide, prednisone, and rituximab followed by rituximab and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan works in treating patients with newly diagnosed large B-cell lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: rituximab Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: prednisone Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine event-free survival of patients with large B-cell lymphoma treated with CHOP-R followed by consolidation therapy.


  • Determine overall survival.
  • Evaluate relapse-free survival for patients achieving complete or partial response.
  • Determine the rate of disease progression.
  • Determine response rate at the end of study therapy.
  • Assess the toxicities of this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

  • Induction therapy: Patients receive the CHOP-R regimen comprising doxorubicin hydrochloride IV, vincristine IV, cyclophosphamide IV, and rituximab IV on day 1 and prednisone IV on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for 2 courses.

Patients who achieve complete or partial response, as assessed by PET/CT scan, receive a third course of induction therapy.

  • Consolidation therapy: Patients receive rituximab IV on days -8 to 0 and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan IV on day 0.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: International Phase II Study Evaluating the Association of CHOP-rituximab With Consolidation by Early Ibritumomab Tiuxetan-Y90 in Patients Aged 65 to 80 Years With CD20+ Large Cell Malignant Lymphoma and no Prior Therapy
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: R-CHOP14 chemotherapy Biological: rituximab
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: prednisone
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Event-free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: up to one year ]
  2. Relapse-free survival in responding patients [ Time Frame: up to one year ]
  3. Rate of disease progression [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
  4. Response rate [ Time Frame: up to six months ]
  5. Toxicities [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 80 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed large B-cell lymphoma

    • Stage I, II, III, or IV disease
    • Bone marrow or lymph node involvement by small cell lymphoma allowed
    • No serious, progressive pathology (at investigator's discretion)
  • CD20-positive disease
  • Measurable disease
  • No prior indolent lymphoma, treated or not
  • No meningeal or CNS lymphoma


  • International prognostic index < 2 (adjusted for age)
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin ≤ 30 mmol/L
  • Creatinine ≤ 150 μmol/L
  • HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus negative (unless after vaccine)
  • No contraindication to chemotherapy or immunotherapy
  • No cancer in the past 5 years except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No contraindication to a venous catheter


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 30 days since prior and no other concurrent investigational treatment
  • No prior therapy
  • No concurrent participation in another clinical study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00690560

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Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Nice, France, 06189
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
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Study Chair: Frederec Peyrade, MD Centre Antoine Lacassagne

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Responsible Party: Centre Antoine Lacassagne Identifier: NCT00690560    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000589530
First Posted: June 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015
Keywords provided by Centre Antoine Lacassagne:
contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Inflammatory Agents