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A Randomized Study of EPOCH II Versus EPOCH II and Immunotherapy in Lymphomas

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001430
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  Purpose
This is a randomized study of combination chemotherapy (EPOCH II) versus EPOCH II and immunotherapy with peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and IL-2 in patients with relapsed Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and untreated patients with low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The chemotherapy entails the administration of multiple cycles of infusional doxorubicin, etoposide and vincristine chemotherapy (total of 3), alternating with cycles of high-dose cyclophosphamide (3 cycles). Patients will be randomized, on a 2:1 basis, to either receive only chemotherapy or to undergo a PBSC harvest with PBSC reinfusion and IL-2 following the last cycle of chemotherapy. In all patients, immunological monitoring for NK/LAK activity, T cell number and function will be performed. The therapy is specifically targeted for patients who would be candidates for high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hodgkin's Disease Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Procedure: PBSC Drug: IL-2 Drug: EPOCH II Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Study of EPOCH II Versus EPOCH II and Immunotherapy in Lymphomas

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: February 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2002
Detailed Description:
This is a randomized study of combination chemotherapy (EPOCH II) versus EPOCH II and immunotherapy with peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and IL-2 in patients with relapsed Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and untreated patients with low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The chemotherapy entails the administration of multiple cycles of infusional doxorubicin, etoposide and vincristine chemotherapy (total of 3), alternating with cycles of high-dose cyclophosphamide (3 cycles). Patients will be randomized, on a 2:1 basis, to either receive only chemotherapy or to undergo a PBSC harvest with PBSC reinfusion and IL-2 following the last cycle of chemotherapy. In all patients, immunological monitoring for NK/LAK activity, T cell number and function will be performed. The therapy is specifically targeted for patients who would be candidates for high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support.
  Eligibility

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

Patients must be between 18 and 70 years old.

All stages of patients with low-, intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, or Hodgkin's disease who have disease following standard chemotherapy.

Stage II-IV patients with previously untreated low-grade lymphoma or untreated low-grade with progression.

Patients must have received less than or equal to 2 prior combination chemotherapy regimens, no combination chemotherapy refractory disease, no high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue, and may not have CNS involvement by lymphoma.

Pathology slides must be reviewed and a diagnosis of lymphoma confirmed by the Hematopathology Section, Laboratory of Pathology, NCI.

No patients with a history of coronary artery disease with angina pectoris and/or an ejection fraction less than 42 percent.

Serum creatinine clearance greater than 50 cc/min, bilirubin less than 2.5 u and AST/ALT less than 2x normal, absolute neutrophil count greater than 1000/mm(3) and platelet count greater than or equal to 100,000/mm(3) unless due to respective organ involvement by tumor.

Patients must have an ECOG performance status less than or equal to 2.

Patients must be HIV negative.

Pregnant women will be excluded.

Patients must be able to give informed consent.

Patients who, in the opinion of the principal investigator, are poor psychiatric or medical risks because of non-malignant systemic disease will be excluded.

A completed eligibility form.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001430


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

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 950073
95-C-0073
First Submitted: November 3, 1999
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: January 2002

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
IL-2
Drug Resistance
Continuous Infusion
Peripheral Stem Cells
MDR

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