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Combination Chemotherapy Followed By Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, and White Blood Cell Infusions in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2011 by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: October 25, 2005
Last updated: March 12, 2012
Last verified: May 2011

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells. A peripheral stem cell transplant may be able to replace blood-forming cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. Giving white blood cells, that have been treated in the laboratory with antibodies, may make the transplant work better. Giving combination chemotherapy followed by an autologous stem cell transplant, and white blood cell infusions may be an effective treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of white blood cell infusions when given together with combination chemotherapy, and autologous stem cell transplant in treating patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that has relapsed, is refractory, or is in remission.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: therapeutic autologous lymphocytes
Drug: carmustine
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: etoposide
Drug: melphalan
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immune Consolidation With Activated T Cells Armed With OKT3 x Rituxan (Anti-CD3 x Anti-CD20) Bispecific Antibody (CD20Bi) After Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant for High Risk CD20+ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

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Further study details as provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: March 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the toxicity of high-dose combination chemotherapy comprising cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy consolidation therapy comprising anti-CD3 x anti-CD20 bispecific antibody (CD20Bi)-activated T cells (ATC) in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of CD20Bi-ATC in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine whether ATC traffic to tumor sites in select patients treated with this regimen.
  • Assess the immune reconstitution of B cells and incidence of infection in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Compare relapse rates and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen with historical controls.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of activated T cells.

  • Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization and collection: Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SC) once daily for 5 days. They then undergo leukaphereses to collect peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Some of the lymphocytes are treated in the laboratory to produce anti-CD3 x anti-CD20 bispecific antibody (CD20Bi)-activated T cells (ATC).
  • High-dose chemotherapy and PBSC transplantation: Patients receive carmustine IV on day -7, etoposide IV twice daily and cytarabine IV twice daily on days -6, -5, -4, and -3, and melphalan IV on day -2. Autologous PBSC are reinfused on day 0.
  • Immunotherapy consolidation: Patients receive immunotherapy consolidation comprising CD20Bi-ATC IV over 15-30 minutes starting on day 4, once a week for 4 weeks for a total of four infusions.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of CD20Bi-ATC until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-24 patients will be accrued for this study.


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


  • Histologically confirmed CD20+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • Disease is refractory, relapsed, or in remission
  • Measurable or evaluable disease


Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Hemoglobin > 8 g/dL
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 50,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dL
  • SGOT or SGPT ≤ 2.5 times normal
  • No history of severe hepatic dysfunction


  • Creatinine ≤ 2.0 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min
  • No uncompensated major adrenal dysfunction
  • BUN < 1.5 times normal


  • No severe cardiac dysfunction
  • No major heart disease
  • LVEF ≥ 50% by MUGA
  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • No congenital or acquired heart disease or cardiac arrhythmias unless cardiac consult and evaluation are done


  • DLCO ≥ 50% of normal
  • No symptomatic obstructive or restrictive disease


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No active infections
  • HIV negative
  • No significant skin breakdown from tumor or other diseases
  • Dental evaluation and teeth cleaning with no potential sources of infection required
  • No uncompensated major thyroid dysfunction


Biologic therapy

  • No prior stem cell transplantation


  • No prior total doxorubicin or daunorubicin dose ≥ 450 mg/m^2 unless endomyocardial biopsy shows < grade 2 drug effect AND ejection fraction ≥ 50% by gated blood pool scan

Endocrine therapy

  • No concurrent hormonal therapy except steroids for adrenal failure, septic shock, or pulmonary toxicity or hormones for non-disease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00244946

United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201-1379
Sinai-Grace Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48235
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Study Chair: Lawrence G. Lum, MD, DSc Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00244946     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000446079, P30CA022453, WSU-2007-023, RWMC-0639446
Study First Received: October 25, 2005
Last Updated: March 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III mantle cell lymphoma
stage III marginal zone lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on November 20, 2014