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Combination Chemotherapy, Rituximab, and Yttrium Y 90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Large B-Cell Lymphoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2008
Last updated: December 13, 2009
Last verified: July 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin, vincristine, and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Steroid therapy, such as prednisone, may be effective in treating cancer and blocking the body's immune response. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Giving chemotherapy together with prednisone and monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving doxorubicin together with vincristine, cyclophosphamide, prednisone, and rituximab followed by rituximab and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan works in treating patients with newly diagnosed large B-cell lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: rituximab
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: prednisone
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: International Phase II Study Evaluating the Association of CHOP-rituximab With Consolidation by Early Ibritumomab Tiuxetan-Y90 in Patients Aged 65 to 80 Years With CD20+ Large Cell Malignant Lymphoma and no Prior Therapy

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Event-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relapse-free survival in responding patients [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Rate of disease progression [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicities [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 63
Study Start Date: May 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Determine event-free survival of patients with large B-cell lymphoma treated with CHOP-R followed by consolidation therapy.


  • Determine overall survival.
  • Evaluate relapse-free survival for patients achieving complete or partial response.
  • Determine the rate of disease progression.
  • Determine response rate at the end of study therapy.
  • Assess the toxicities of this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

  • Induction therapy: Patients receive the CHOP-R regimen comprising doxorubicin hydrochloride IV, vincristine IV, cyclophosphamide IV, and rituximab IV on day 1 and prednisone IV on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for 2 courses.

Patients who achieve complete or partial response, as assessed by PET/CT scan, receive a third course of induction therapy.

  • Consolidation therapy: Patients receive rituximab IV on days -8 to 0 and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan IV on day 0.

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed large B-cell lymphoma

    • Stage I, II, III, or IV disease
    • Bone marrow or lymph node involvement by small cell lymphoma allowed
    • No serious, progressive pathology (at investigator's discretion)
  • CD20-positive disease
  • Measurable disease
  • No prior indolent lymphoma, treated or not
  • No meningeal or CNS lymphoma


  • International prognostic index < 2 (adjusted for age)
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin ≤ 30 mmol/L
  • Creatinine ≤ 150 μmol/L
  • HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus negative (unless after vaccine)
  • No contraindication to chemotherapy or immunotherapy
  • No cancer in the past 5 years except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No contraindication to a venous catheter


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 30 days since prior and no other concurrent investigational treatment
  • No prior therapy
  • No concurrent participation in another clinical study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00690560

Centre Antoine Lacassagne Recruiting
Nice, France, 06189
Contact: Contact Person    33-49-203-1000   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Study Chair: Frederec Peyrade, MD Centre Antoine Lacassagne
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00690560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000589530, CALACASS-3RCHOPZ, INCA-RECF0624, EUDRACT-2006-006179-19, CALACASS-2006/27
Study First Received: June 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 13, 2009
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Liposomal doxorubicin
Alkylating Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antirheumatic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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