Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Interferon Alfa in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003639
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 16, 2013
Last verified: May 2007
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells and slow the growth of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is not yet known whether combining more than one chemotherapy drug with interferon alfa is more effective than chemotherapy alone in treating patients with low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without interferon alfa in treating patients with low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
Drug: chlorambucil
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: idarubicin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomised Controlled Trial of CID (Chlorambucil, Idarubicin, Dexamethasone) Versus CD (Chlorambucil, Dexamethasone) for Induction of Remission in Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Kiel Classification) Followed by Randomised Controlled Assessment of Standard Dose Interferon Versus Low Dose Interferon Versus No Further Therapy as Maintenance Treatment After Remission Induction

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: November 1993
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the remission induction rates and toxicity of chlorambucil plus dexamethasone with or without idarubicin in patients with stage II-IV low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Assess the additional value of a period of consolidation/maintenance treatment utilizing low dose interferon alfa or standard dose interferon alfa versus no further treatment in relationship to the duration of event-free survival in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open label, controlled, multicenter study. Patients are randomized into one of two arms for induction chemotherapy. Arm I: Patients receive oral chlorambucil three times daily for 3 consecutive days, oral idarubicin daily for 3 consecutive days, and oral dexamethasone twice daily for 5 consecutive days every 21 days. Arm II: Patients receive oral chlorambucil three times daily for 3 consecutive days and oral dexamethasone twice daily for 5 consecutive days every 21 days. Treatment for both arms continues for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After 6 courses of chemotherapy, patients are reassessed. If they have achieved maximal complete response or good partial response, patients are randomized into one of three arms. Arm I: Patients receive no further treatment until disease progresses. Arm II: Patients receive low dose interferon alfa subcutaneously three times per week for a maximum of 3 years in the absence of disease progression. Arm III: Patients receive standard dose interferon alfa subcutaneously three times a week for a maximum of 3 years in the absence of disease progression. Patients are followed every 8-12 weeks for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 200 patients accrued into this study with approximately 150 patients entering the second phase of this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed B cell low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Stage II, III or IV Measurable disease No chronic lymphatic leukemia, prolymphocytic leukemia and hairy cell leukemia, angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy, mycosis fungoides, Sezary's syndrome and T-zone lymphoma, plasmacytoma, T cell lymphomas, or centroblastic lymphoma No CNS disease 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: 15 to 70 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 150,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.96 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.65 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance no greater than 40 mL/min Cardiovascular: No history of myocardial infarction in the past 12 months No severe or uncontrolled cardiac failure Other: No history of malignant disease except basal cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active peptic ulceration, significant dyspepsia, or history of hematemesis or melena No concurrent medical or psychological condition that may preclude study participation Not pregnant Effective contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior extensive radiotherapy for any malignant disease Prior radiotherapy for localized disease that subsequently relapses permitted Surgery: Not specified

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Locations
United Kingdom
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, NE1 4LP
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scotland and Newcastle Lymphoma Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Stephen J. Proctor, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003639     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066724, SNLG-NHL-VIII, EU-98034
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 16, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
contiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
contiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage III marginal zone lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
contiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
contiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Idarubicin
Interferons
Chlorambucil
BB 1101
Interferon-alpha
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents

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