Bexarotene and Interferon Alfa in Treating Patients With Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
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. Combining chemotherapy with interferon alfa may kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining bexarotene with interferon alfa in treating patients who have cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Biological: recombinant interferon alfa
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial Of Oral Bexarotene (Targretin) Combined With Interferon Alfa-2b (Intron-A) For Patients With Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma|
|Study Start Date:||October 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the response rate and response duration in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma when treated with bexarotene and, in the absence of a complete response, interferon alfa.
- Determine the safety and toxicity in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive oral bexarotene once daily for 8 weeks.
Patients with a complete response (CR) after 8 weeks continue bexarotene alone for at least another 8 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.
Patients who progress or relapse during bexarotene therapy or who achieve less than a CR after 8 weeks begin receiving interferon alfa subcutaneously 3 times a week and oral bexarotene daily for at least another 8 weeks in the absence of continuing disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed at 4 weeks.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|United States, Florida|
|University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33136|
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10016|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009|
|Study Chair:||David J. Straus, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|