Interferon Alfa-2b in Treating Patients With Advanced Low-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
RATIONALE: Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of the cancer cells and slow the growth of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of interferon alfa-2b in treating patients who have advanced low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Small Intestine Cancer
Biological: pegylated interferon alfa
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Weekly Administered High-Dose Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2B (PEGIntron) in Advanced Stage Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma|
|Study Start Date:||December 1999|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response in patients with minimally treated or previously untreated advanced low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with pegylated interferon alfa-2b. II. Determine the effects of this treatment regimen on the immune system by measuring T-cell subsets and NK cells in this patient population. III. Determine event-free and progression-free survival in this patient population treated with this regimen. IV. Evaluate the toxicity profile of this treatment regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive pegylated interferon alfa-2b subcutaneously once weekly for 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Upon completion of treatment, patients are followed every 6 months for at least 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be initially accrued for this study. Additional patients will be accrued if acceptable responses are seen in the first cohort.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Carol S. Portlock, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|