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Chronic and Late Effects of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Its Treatment in Long Term Survivors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001301
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been studied in the Pediatric Branch for at least 20 years, during which time a number of different treatment protocols have been used. Approximately 110 patients have apparently been cured of their lymphoma. The present protocol has no therapeutic component, but is designed to document the late effects that may have been encountered by our patients, either as a consequence of the disease or its treatment. In essence, patients who consent to participate will be asked a series of questions pertaining to the quality of their life and possible medical problems that they may be encountering. In addition, they will receive a complete physical examination and undergo non-invasive investigations designed to identify the presence of unsuspected late effects. Investigators in the Eye Clinic, Dental Clinic, Audiology, Cardiology and Endocrinology departments will participate in the protocol. As a part of the study, blood samples will be obtained to investigate the possibility that predisposing genetic factors may be identifiable in the patients normal cells (e.g., p53 mutations, evidence of DNA instability). If such abnormalities are detected, blood samples from family members will also be examined to determine whether the defect was inherited.

Condition or disease
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin

Detailed Description:
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been studied in the Pediatric Branch for at least 20 years, during which time a number of different treatment protocols have been used. Approximately 110 patients have apparently been cured of their lymphoma. The present protocol has no therapeutic component, but is designed to document the late effects that may have been encountered by our patients, either as a consequence of the disease or its treatment. In essence, patients who consent to participate will be asked a series of questions pertaining to the quality of their life and possible medical problems that they may be encountering. In addition, they will receive a complete physical examination and undergo non-invasive investigations designed to identify the presence of unsuspected late effects. Investigators in the Eye Clinic, Dental Clinic, Audiology, Cardiology and Endocrinology departments will participate in the protocol. As a part of the study, blood samples will be obtained to investigate the possibility that predisposing genetic factors may be identifiable in the patients normal cells (e.g., p53 mutations, evidence of DNA instability). If such abnormalities are detected, blood samples from family members will also be examined to determine whether the defect was inherited.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 107 participants
Official Title: Chronic and Late Effects of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Its Treatment in Long Term Survivors
Study Start Date : August 1992
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2000






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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Patients with a histologic diagnosis of small noncleaved cell (undifferentiated) (SNCL), lymphoblastic (LL), and large cell lymphoma (LCL) who were treated according to National Cancer Institute Pediatric Branch non-Hodgkin's lymphoma protocols 74-0, 75-6, 76-5, 77-04, 85-C-67, and 89-C-41A, and who have been in continuous remission for one year or longer following completion of treatment.

Patients who have relapsed and been successfully re-treated are not excluded, except for patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma who have been re-treated according to acute lymphoblastic leukemia protocols.


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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001301


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001301     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 920242
92-C-0242
First Posted: December 10, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: June 1999

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Adverse Effects
Burkitt's Lymphoma
Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma
Extended Remission
Health Status
Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
Molecular Studies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases