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High Dose Therapy and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in HIV Related Non Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) at High Risk (HDT-HIV)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giuseppe Rossi, Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Identifier:
First received: January 8, 2010
Last updated: August 18, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of an intensified first-line treatment, with conventional chemotherapy (CHOP) plus monoclonal antibody anti CD20, followed by high dose chemotherapy and PBSC transplantation in HIV-related aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma at "high risk" , according to the international prognostic index (IPI).

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV-related Lymphoma
HIV Infections
Other: Rituximab and CHOP regimen + PBSCT
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: First Line Treatment in HIV-related Large Cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma at "High Risk", Including Early Consolidation With High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 2-years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Partial and complete responses [ Time Frame: Evaluation of response one month after peripheral blood transplantation ]

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2016
Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: R-CHOP + PBSCT
All patients will receive chemoimmunotherapy with Rituximab + CHOP regimen for 6 cycles followed by high dose cyclophosphamide and stem cell collection, then high dose therapy with BEAM conditioning regimen and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Other: Rituximab and CHOP regimen + PBSCT
Other Names:
  • Mabthera
  • cyclophosphamide
  • adryamicin
  • vincristine
  • prednisone
  • BiCNU
  • etoposide
  • aracytin
  • melphalan

Detailed Description:
HIV associated NHL show particularly aggressive clinical features and a worse prognosis compared to the general population. The recent introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)has improved HIV positive patients' clinical conditions and reduced the risk of opportunistic infections, thus making HIV+ patients more similar to HIV- patients. Several studies have shown that the early use (as first line treatment) of high dose chemotherapy (HDT) with peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) is superior in the HIV negative setting to conventional dose chemotherapy, at least in patients with poor prognostic factors at diagnosis. Recently, several experiences have shown the feasibility, safety and efficacy of HDT and PBSCT, in association with HAART, as salvage therapy in HIV positive patients with lymphoma who maintain a chemosensitive disease after first-line treatment failure. It is rationale therefore to explore the use of this treatment strategy earlier, within the upfront treatment of HIV-associated lymphoma, in those patients with poor prognostic factors at diagnosis, according to the international prognostic score (IPI).

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positivity
  • "Large cell"histology (DLBCL, Immunoblastic, Plasmablastic, Anaplastic lymphoma)
  • Age 18-60 years
  • Age-adjusted IPI 2-3
  • Ann Arbor stage I B-IV
  • Written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • Primary effusion lymphoma
  • Age-adjusted IPI 0-1
  • Performance Status (WHO) >2 (if not related to lymphoma)
  • Inadequate cardiac function (V.E.F. < 50%) or clinically evident cardiac disease
  • Inadequate pulmonary function (DLCO < 50% and/or O2 < 96%)
  • Inadequate renal function (creatinine > 2 mg/dl)
  • Inadequate liver function (AST/ALT > 3 ULN and/or PT < 70%, if not related to lymphoma)
  • Inadequate marrow function (neutrophils < 1500/cmm; platelets < 100.000/cmm, if not related to lymphoma)
  • Virologic failure to HAART (including at least one NRTI, one NNRTI and two PI) and/or CD4 count < 50/cmm.
  • CNS or meningeal lymphoma
  • Active opportunistic infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Other evolutive malignancy (except of localized non-melanoma skin cancer and in situ portio carcinoma)
  • Any other condition that contraindicates this treatment program at discretion of physician
  • HBsAg positivity with active viral replication (HBV-DNA positivity)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01045889

AO Spedali Civili di Brescia
Brescia, Italy, 25123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia
Principal Investigator: Giuseppe Rossi, MD Haematology Division - AO Spedali Civili di Brescia - Italy
  More Information

Responsible Party: Giuseppe Rossi, Director of Hematology, Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Identifier: NCT01045889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ema2_LNH e HIV
Study First Received: January 8, 2010
Last Updated: August 18, 2016

Keywords provided by Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia:
non hodgkin lymphoma
peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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