Hydroxyurea in Treating Patients With Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Primary CNS Lymphoma and AIDS
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of hydroxyurea in treating patients with Epstein-Barr virus-associated primary CNS lymphoma and AIDS.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Hydroxyurea Treatment of EBV-Associated Primary CNS Lymphoma in Children and Adults With AIDS|
|Study Start Date:||October 1996|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the objective response rate of PCNSL in AIDS patients treated with hydroxyurea. II. Investigate whether levels of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in the blood or cerebral spinal fluid are correlates of PCNSL disease activity.
OUTLINE: This is an open label pilot study. Patients receive oral hydroxyurea tid. A course of hydroxyurea consists of 4 weeks of therapy. On day 28, after the first course of treatment, tumor size is analyzed by MRI. If no reduction in tumor size is seen on day 28, hydroxyurea dose is increased. If a CR or PR is demonstrated, patients continue on the same treatment at the original dose. MRI evaluation is again taken on day 56 of treatment. Patients with progressive disease at this evaluation are considered to have no treatment response.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 15-25 patients will be enrolled. Approximately 8-10 patients will be accrued annually.
|United States, Louisiana|
|Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport|
|Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71130-3932|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105-2794|
|Study Chair:||Karen S. Slobod, MD||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|