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Chemotherapy With or Without Radiation, Low and Intermediate Risk Hodgkins Lymphoma, TXCH-HD-12A (TXCH-HD-12A)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01858922
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 21, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Texas Children's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carl Allen, Baylor College of Medicine

Brief Summary:

Subjects have a type of cancer called Hodgkin Disease (HD), a cancer of the lymph system. The lymph system is made up of tissue throughout the body that makes and stores infection-fighting cells. HD is one of the most treatable childhood cancers. The standard treatment for HD involves chemotherapy (treatment with anti-cancer drugs) and radiation therapy (the use of high-dose x-rays to get rid of cancer cells). Although they are cured from their cancer, some patients experience negative side effects from treatment later in life. These kinds of side effects are often referred to as late effects. This can include problems with growth, problems with some organ functions, and sometimes second cancers. These types of effects can be associated with either chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The investigators are therefore designing studies to minimize or prevent these late effects. It is thought that if some patients can be successfully treated without radiation, those patients might experience fewer late side effects.

Some patients, however, do not respond as well to the first stages of treatment (slow early responders). Slow early responders are considered to be at higher risk for relapse. This study also looks at whether these kinds of patients will benefit from additional chemotherapy.

The purpose of this study is to look at how the immune system recovers and at how certain T-cells in the blood behave after receiving chemotherapy with or without radiation. The investigators also want to identify if bio-markers (special proteins in blood and in cancer) relate to the response of HD to study treatment.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hodgkin Disease Drug: ABVE-PC Drug: DECA Phase 2

Detailed Description:

At first the subject will have 2 cycles of cancer drugs (Doxorubicin, Bleomycin, Vincristine, Etoposide, Prednisone, Cyclophosphamide). The doctors call this combination of cancer drugs ABVE-PC for short. A cycle equals 21 days. The cancer drugs will be given intravenously (IV).

Those patients evaluated as having an early response to treatment will be put in the group of Rapid Early Responders (RERs). The RER group includes those patients whose disease has been reduced by 60% or more. The next step for patients with RERs is 2 more cycles of ABVE-PC chemotherapy followed by another evaluation of their response. Those determined to have a complete response (at least an 80% disease reduction) will receive no further therapy. Those patients determined to have less than a complete response will receive radiation therapy within 6 weeks after the last cycle or when blood counts are recovered. Radiation therapy will be given to the involved areas and by the standard of care of this hospital (Texas Children's Hospital). After radiation the subject will be off treatment.

Patients with disease reduction less than 60% are put in the group of Slow Early Responders (SERs). The next step for patients with SER is 2 cycles of DECA (Dexamethasone, Etoposide, Cytarabine, and Cisplatin). On Days 1 and 2, the subject will be given dexamethasone IV first; afterwards, then they will receive the Etoposide and Cytarabine mixture. Cisplatin will be given by IV only on Day 1.

BIOLOGY TESTS The doctors are investigating molecules in tumors and blood that may help them better understand the biology of Hodgkin's Disease. These studies may also help them understand differences in patients' responses to therapy.

TISSUE FOR BIOMARKER STUDIES The doctors want to study the material that shows the make-up of the cancer (the genes of the cancer tissue) and the special "markers" of the tissue. Tissue from the subject's cancer biopsies will be used for these studies. They will collect these samples when the subject has a biopsy for clinical reasons.

IMMUNE FUNCTION AND BIOMARKER BLOOD TESTS The doctors also want to collect blood samples to study the subject's immune system and to look at biomarkers in the blood.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immune Reconstitution and Biomarker Identification in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Low and Intermediate Risk Hodgkins Lymphoma Receiving Chemotherapy With or Without Radiation Therapy: TXCH-HD-12A
Study Start Date : December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2021


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Rapid Early Responders
All patients will have initial treatment utilizing ABVE-PC x2 cycles. Those patients with rapid early response (RER) determined by FDG-PET/CT scan after two cycles of ABVE-PC will receive two more cycles of ABVE-PC. If subsequent PET/CT scan indicates a complete response (CR), therapy will stop and regular follow-up will begin. If the subsequent PET/CT for RER patients indicates a partial response, those patients will undergo IFRT.
Drug: ABVE-PC

Doxorubicin (A) 25mg/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 1 & Day 2

Bleomycin (B) 5units/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 1 10units/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 8

Vincristine (V) 1.4mg/m2/day IV push with extravasation precautions on Day 1 & 8 (Max dose 2.8mg)

Etoposide (E) 125mg/m2/day IV over 1hr at a concentration of </=0.4mg/ml in NS on Day 1, 2 & 3

Prednisone (P) 40mg/m2/day PO divided in 2 doses every day on Day 1-7 IV equivalent of methylprednisolone is acceptable

Cyclophosphamide (C) 800 mg/m2 IV over 1 hr in 200 ml/m2 NS on Day 1

Other Names:
  • Doxorubicin (A)
  • Bleomycin (B)
  • Vincristine (V)
  • Etoposide (E)
  • Prednisone (P)
  • Cyclophosphamide (C)

Experimental: Slow Early Responders

All patients will have initial treatment utilizing ABVE-PC x2 cycles. Those patients determined to have a slow early response (SER) determined by PET/CT scan after two cycles of ABVE-PC will receive 2 courses of DECA. If after PET/CT, the patient has a partial or complete response, then 2 additional courses of ABVE-PC will be given. If subsequent PET/CT scan indicates PR or CR, those patients will then undergo IFRT.

If stable or progressive disease is found at either PET/CT scan, the patient will be taken off-study and follow up will begin.

Drug: ABVE-PC

Doxorubicin (A) 25mg/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 1 & Day 2

Bleomycin (B) 5units/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 1 10units/m2/day IV over 10min on Day 8

Vincristine (V) 1.4mg/m2/day IV push with extravasation precautions on Day 1 & 8 (Max dose 2.8mg)

Etoposide (E) 125mg/m2/day IV over 1hr at a concentration of </=0.4mg/ml in NS on Day 1, 2 & 3

Prednisone (P) 40mg/m2/day PO divided in 2 doses every day on Day 1-7 IV equivalent of methylprednisolone is acceptable

Cyclophosphamide (C) 800 mg/m2 IV over 1 hr in 200 ml/m2 NS on Day 1

Other Names:
  • Doxorubicin (A)
  • Bleomycin (B)
  • Vincristine (V)
  • Etoposide (E)
  • Prednisone (P)
  • Cyclophosphamide (C)

Drug: DECA

Dexamethasone (D):

10 mg/m2 IV over 15 minutes on Day 1 and Day 2, prior to Etoposide/Cytarabine.

Etoposide (E):

100 mg/m2 IV over 3 hours on Day 1 and Day 2 as continuous infusion mixed with cytarabine*

Cytarabine (A):

3000 mg/m2 IV over 3 hours on Day 1 and Day 2 as continuous infusion mixed with etoposide*

*Mix together in NS at an etoposide concentration of </=0.4 mg/ml

Dexamethasone eyedrops:

2 drops in each eye 4 times a day on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

Cisplatin (C):

90 mg/m2 over 6 hours in 1000 ml/m2 NS + 10 gram/m2 mannitol on Day 1 as continuous infusion.

Other Names:
  • Dexamethasone (D)
  • Etoposide (E)
  • Cytarabine (A)
  • Cisplatin (C)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response to therapy from Day 1 of Treatment [ Time Frame: up to 18 months ]
    To define the general immune recovery in patients with low and intermediate risk HD undergoing chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. Descriptive analysis of response to therapy, event-free survival, overall survival, relapse, and infection will be summarized using summary statistics.

  2. Changes in Frequency of Regulatory Cell Population [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 Months ]
    To identify the behavior of antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cells and specific chemokine/cytokine biomarkers in patients with low and intermediate risk HD who receive chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy using means, medians, standard deviations, and confidence interval estimates. Pairwise comparisons, paired t-tests, and/or Wilcoxon signed-rank tests will be used to compare the changes.

  3. Changes in Frequency of Regulatory Cell Population [ Time Frame: Baseline to 6 months ]
    To identify the behavior of antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cells and specific chemokine/cytokine biomarkers in patients with low and intermediate risk HD undergoing chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy will be analyzed using means, medians, standard deviations, and confidence interval estimates. Pairwise comparisons, paired t-tests, and/or Wilcoxon signed-rank tests will be used to compare the changes.

  4. Changes in Frequency of Regulatory Cell Population [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 Months ]
    To identify the behavior of antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cells and specific chemokine/cytokine biomarkers in patients with low and intermediate risk HD undergoing chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy will be analyzed using means, medians, standard deviations, and confidence interval estimates. Pairwise comparisons, paired t-tests, and/or Wilcoxon signed-rank tests will be used to compare the changes.

  5. Changes in Frequency of Regulatory Cell Population [ Time Frame: Baseline to 18 Months ]
    To identify the behavior of antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cells and specific chemokine/cytokine biomarkers in patients with low and intermediate risk HD undergoing chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy will be analyzed using means, medians, standard deviations, and confidence interval estimates. Pairwise comparisons, paired t-tests, and/or Wilcoxon signed-rank tests will be used to compare the changes.

  6. Function of Regulatory Cell Population [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    To identify tumor and circulating biomarkers in patients with low and intermediate risk HD who receive chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy and correlate with clinical outcomes including incidence of relapse and infection using random coefficient mixed models and multivariate cox proportional hazard modeling.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients with newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed Hodgkin Lymphoma (HD) who meet the following criteria:

  • Stage IA and IB (non-bulky nodular lymphocyte predominant)
  • Stage IIA and IIB
  • Stage IIIA
  • Stage IVA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Stage IA-IIA non-bulky lymphocyte predominant histology
  • Patients who have received previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy (does NOT include steroids).
  • Patients with symptomatic cardiac failure unrelieved by medical therapy or evidence of significant cardiac dysfunction by echocardiogram (shortening fraction <27%).
  • Patients with severe renal disease (i.e. Measured or estimated creatinine clearance or radioisotope GFR <= 70 ml/min/1.73 m2).
  • Patients with pre-existing severe restrictive pulmonary disease (FVC less than 60% of predicted).
  • Patients with severe hepatic disease (direct bilirubin greater than 3 mg/dl or AST greater than 500 IU/L).
  • Known HIV positivity
  • Patients with a Karnofsky performance score <70% or Lansky score <70%.
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01858922


Locations
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United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carl E. Allen, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine

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Responsible Party: Carl Allen, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01858922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-30993 TXCH-HD-12A
TXCH-HD-12A ( Other Identifier: Baylor College of Medicine )
First Posted: May 21, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by Carl Allen, Baylor College of Medicine:
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
ABVE-PC
doxorubicin
bleomycin
vincristine
etoposide
prednisone
cyclophosphamide
DECA
decadron
cisplatin
cytarabine
Radiation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Cytarabine
Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone acetate
Prednisone
Cisplatin
Cyclophosphamide
Doxorubicin
Liposomal doxorubicin
Etoposide
Etoposide phosphate
Vincristine
Bleomycin
BB 1101
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones