Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Rituximab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004112
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: April 13, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

December 10, 1999
April 13, 2010
September 1999
December 2000   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Rituximab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
A Phase III Randomized Trial of CHOP Chemotherapy Plus Rituxan (IDEC-C2B8) Versus CHOP Chemotherapy Alone for Newly Diagnosed, Previously Untreated, Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy plus rituximab is more effective than combination chemotherapy alone for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without rituximab in treating patients who have newly diagnosed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that has not been treated previously.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether the addition of rituximab to cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) increases the failure-free survival of patients with newly diagnosed, previously untreated, aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine whether the addition of rituximab changes the toxicity profile attributed to CHOP chemotherapy in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by center, histology (diffuse small cleaved cell, diffuse mixed, and diffuse large cell vs immunoblastic large cell, mantle cell, and marginal zone), and risk group (low vs intermediate vs high). Patients enter one of two treatment arms: Arm I: Patients receive rituximab IV on day 1, followed by cyclophosphamide IV, doxorubicin IV, vincristine IV, and oral prednisone for 5 consecutive days beginning on day 3. Arm II: Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV, doxorubicin IV, vincristine IV, and oral prednisone daily for 5 consecutive days beginning on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients will be followed for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 270 patients (135 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lymphoma
  • Biological: rituximab
  • Drug: CHOP regimen
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
  • Drug: prednisone
  • Drug: vincristine sulfate
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Completed
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December 2000   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed, aggressive (stage II-IV) B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including but not limited to: Mantle cell Diffuse large cell Diffuse mixed cell Anaplastic large cell (B-cell type) Diffuse small cleaved cell Marginal zone lymphoma No prior T-cell lymphoma CD20 positive

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 19 and over Performance status: WHO 0-2 Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm3 (unless due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) bone marrow involvement) Hepatic: Unless due to NHL: Bilirubin less than 3.0 mg/dL Alkaline phosphatase less than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT less than 3 times ULN Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception HIV negative No other serious disease or medical condition that would interfere with compliance

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids (unless for prevention of nausea or vomiting) Nonsteroidal hormones for nonlymphoma related conditions allowed (e.g., insulin for diabetes) Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent investigational agents

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19 Years and older
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United States
 
NCT00004112
447-97, P30CA036727, UNMC-447-97, UCLA-HSPC-9812071, NCI-G99-1601
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University of Nebraska
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Julie M. Vose, MD University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska
April 2010

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