Rituximab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Verified February 2013 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00118209
First received: July 8, 2005
Last updated: February 13, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, 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. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving rituximab together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is more effective when given with rituximab in treating diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Imaging procedures, such as fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT), may help diagnose if recurrent disease is likely.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying rituximab when given together with two different combination chemotherapy regimens to compare how well they work in treating patients with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
Biological: filgrastim
Biological: rituximab
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: prednisone
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Randomized Study of R-CHOP V. Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-R With Molecular Profiling in Untreated De Novo Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Event-free survival 5 years after completion of study treatment [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • R-CHOP and DA-EPOCH-R molecular predictors of outcome as measured by cDNA microarray 5 years after completion of study treatment [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 523
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm I (R-CHOP)
Patients receive rituximab IV, cyclophosphamide IV, doxorubicin IV over 3-5 minutes, and vincristine IV on day 1 and oral prednisone once daily on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: rituximab
Given IV
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: prednisone
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Experimental: Arm II (EPOCH-R)
Patients receive rituximab IV on day 1, doxorubicin IV, etoposide IV, and vincristine IV continuously over 96 hours on days 1-4, cyclophosphamide IV on day 5, and oral prednisone twice daily on days 1-5. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) once daily on days 2-11 or until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Biological: filgrastim
No administration information available
Biological: rituximab
Given IV
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: etoposide
Given IV
Drug: prednisone
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Prednisone given orally; all others given IV

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed* de novo B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of 1 of the following WHO histologic subtypes:

    • Diffuse large cell lymphoma, including any of the following morphologic variants:

      • Centroblastic
      • Immunoblastic
      • T-cell/histiocyte rich
      • Anaplastic
    • Mediastinal (thymic) large cell lymphoma
    • Intravascular large cell lymphoma NOTE: *Fine needle aspirates or core biopsies must not be the only diagnostic material
  • Stage I primary mediastinal (thymic) OR stage II-IV disease
  • CD20-positive disease
  • No underlying low-grade lymphoma (e.g., transformed lymphoma or low-grade lymphoma in the bone marrow)
  • No known lymphomatous CNS involvement

    • Lumbar puncture required unless there are no neurological symptoms
  • As of July 1, 2012, the PET/CT imaging companion study CALGB-580603 will be required of all patients enrolling onto the treatment study CALGB-50303 NOTE: A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3^*
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3^*
  • No active bleeding unrelated to NHL NOTE: *Unless due to NHL

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL* NOTE: *Unless due to NHL or Gilbert's disease

Renal

  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL^* OR
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min^* NOTE: *Unless due to NHL

Cardiovascular

  • No active ischemic heart disease
  • No congestive heart failure

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • HIV negative
  • No active uncontrolled bacterial or viral infection unrelated to NHL
  • No other active medical process unrelated to NHL

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • No prior rituximab

Chemotherapy

  • No prior chemotherapy for other malignancies
  • No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Prior short course (< 10 days) glucocorticoids allowed for an urgent local disease complication (e.g., cord compression or superior vena cava syndrome) at diagnosis
  • No concurrent hormonal therapy except steroids for adrenal failure or hormones for non-disease related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
  • No concurrent dexamethasone or other steroidal antiemetics

Radiotherapy

  • Prior limited field radiotherapy allowed for an urgent local disease complication (e.g., cord compression or superior vena cava syndrome) at diagnosis
  • No concurrent radiotherapy except for isolated CNS lesions

Surgery

  • Not specified

Other

  • No other concurrent investigational or commercial agents or therapies for NHL
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00118209

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Investigators
Study Chair: Wyndham H. Wilson, MD, PhD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigator: Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Monica M. Bertagnolli, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00118209     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00234351
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000433265, CALGB-50303, ECOG-50303, NCI-05-C-0252
Study First Received: July 8, 2005
Last Updated: February 13, 2013
Health Authority: Unspecified

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Cyclophosphamide
Rituximab
Etoposide phosphate
Doxorubicin
Etoposide
Prednisone
Vincristine
Lenograstim
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antirheumatic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic

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