Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation Plus Combination Chemotherapy and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Information provided by:
University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003397
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 23, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of peripheral stem cell transplantation plus combination chemotherapy and rituximab in treating patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
Biological: filgrastim
Biological: rituximab
Biological: sargramostim
Drug: carmustine
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: etoposide
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: melphalan
Drug: paclitaxel
Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Poor Prognosis, Relapsed, or Refractory Intermediate-High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma Using Gemcitabine Plus High Dose BCNU and Melphalan Followed by Anti-CD20 Moab (IDEC C2B8, Rituximab, Rituxan) and Consolidative Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by University of Maryland:

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: September 1998
Study Completion Date: December 2002
Primary Completion Date: December 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the 1 and 2 year event free survival of patients with poor prognosis, relapsed or refractory intermediate or high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who receive high dose carmustine and melphalan plus gemcitabine followed by rituximab (IDEC-C2B8 monoclonal antibody; anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody) plus sargramostim and consolidation chemotherapy with alternating dexamethasone/cyclophosphamide/ etoposide/cisplatin plus gemcitabine and paclitaxel/cisplatin and compare these figures to a historical control population. II. Evaluate the ability of posttransplant rituximab therapy in combination with sargramostim (GM-CSF) to control and further treat residual lymphoma remaining after high dose therapy in these patients. III. Evaluate quality of life parameters and assess the risk of secondary malignancies following this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive high dose gemcitabine IV over 100 minutes on day -5 and again approximately 6 hours after carmustine IV over 2 hours on day -2. On day -1, patients receive melphalan IV over 20 minutes followed 24 hours later (day 0) with peripheral blood stem cells transplantation. Patients then receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 4 until granulocyte count is greater than 1,000/mm3 for 2 consecutive days. At weeks 5-8 posttransplant, patients receive rituximab (IDEC-C2B8 monoclonal antibody; anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody) IV over 3-4 hours weekly. Prior to rituximab treatment at week 4 posttransplant, patients receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously 3 times a week continuing through rituximab therapy. At approximately 3 and 9 months posttransplant, patients receive dexamethasone orally every day for days 1-4, and cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin by continuous infusion for 4 days (days 1-4), and gemcitabine IV over 100 minutes on days 1 and 5. At approximately 6 and 12 months posttransplant, patients receive paclitaxel IV over 6 hours on day 2 and cisplatin IV over 24 hours on day 3. Patients are followed at least every 6 weeks to 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: An estimated 25 patients per year will be accrued into this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed intermediate or high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that meets one of the following criteria: - Relapsed or progressed following at least 1 course of standard therapy - Developed from a low grade lymphoma regardless of remission status - In first complete response with 3 or more of the following pretreatment criteria met at the time of original diagnosis: Stage III/IV disease Two or more extranodal sites of disease Lactate dehydrogenase greater than 1.2 times normal Performance status 2-4 (at time of diagnosis) Dimension of the largest tumor at least 10 cm No myelodysplasia A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: See Disease Characteristics ECOG 0-2 (ECOG 3-4 acceptable if based solely on pain) Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: CD34 cells at least 1,000/g Hepatic: See Disease Characteristics Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 4 times upper limit of normal No active chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis Renal: Creatinine no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No evidence for clinically significant functional impairment Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 45% Patients with lower ejection fractions may be included if a formal cardiological evaluation reveals no evidence for clinically significant functional impairment Pulmonary: FEV1, FVC, and DLCO at least 50% of predicted If unable to complete pulmonary function tests due to bone pain or fracture, must have a high resolution CT scan of the chest and acceptable blood arterial gases defined as PO2 greater than 70 Other: HIV negative No active infection that is unresponsive to intravenous antibiotics Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003397

Locations
United States, Maryland
Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Aaron P. Rapoport, MD University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: UM Greenebaum Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003397     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066399, MSGCC-9740, NCI-V98-1432
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 23, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Maryland:
stage I grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage I adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage I adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage I adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage I mantle cell lymphoma
contiguous stage II grade 3 follicular lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Cyclophosphamide
Dexamethasone
Gemcitabine
Melphalan
Rituximab
Alkylating Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antiemetics
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antirheumatic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gastrointestinal Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists

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