Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL): DNA Microarray Gene Expression Analysis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001586|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Results First Posted : May 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2013
- Combined therapy with rituximab and fludarabine is the treatment of choice for advanced stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL).
- A new technology called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) microarray can be used to gain knowledge about the genetic basis of CLL/SLL.
- Genetic studies of CLL/SLL may improve our understanding of what happens in the disease, help determine which patients are most likely to respond to treatment with fludarabine and rituximab, and identify new treatments.
-To gain further knowledge about CLL/SLL and the role of rituximab and fludarabine in treating the disease.
-Patients 18 years of age and older with low, intermediate or high-risk CLL/SLL.
- Patients with low-risk CLL/SLL do not receive treatment, but are followed every 3 to 6 months and donate cells (through apheresis) or lymph nodes, or both, for research purposes.
- Patients with intermediate or high-risk CLL/SLL receive standard treatment with rituximab and fludarabine for six 28-day treatment cycles. Rituximab is given on day 1 and fludarabine is given on days 1-5. (For the first cycle only, fludarabine treatment starts on day 2. This delay permits blood sampling on day 1 for the effect of rituximab on white blood cells.)
- Laboratory tests and imaging studies are done periodically to monitor drug side effects and the response to treatment. Tests include bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, blood tests and x-rays, including positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scans.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||Biological: Rituximab Drug: Fludarabine phosphate Other: Leukemic or stroma cells||Phase 2|
- Due to their synergistic action and non-overlapping toxicity profiles, the combination of Rituximab and Fludarabine is the treatment of choice for advanced stage chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).
- As such, we have designed this protocol to better understand the genetic basis of CLL/SLL, to identify predictors of treatment response and to study the molecular effects of Rituximab Fludarabine on the leukemic cells.
- A new technology utilizing complementary deoxyribonucleic acid (cDNA) microarrays now permits the simultaneous quantitation of the expression of thousands of genes; this methodology can evaluate defined cellular pathways, and also discover novel genes influencing cell biology.
- In addition to improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of CLL/SLL, these molecular studies may identify new therapeutic targets in CLL/SLL, and may help to identify those CLL/SLL patients most likely to respond to the combination of Fludarabine and Rituximab.
- Evaluate CLL/SLL patients during and following Rituximab Fludarabine chemotherapy for changes in lymphocyte gene expression using DNA microarray analysis.
- Evaluate gene expression by DNA microarray analysis of leukemic cells in blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.
- Low, Intermediate or High-Risk Category of CLL/SLL, using the Modified Three- Stage Rai Staging System
- Age greater than or equal to 18 years.
- Patients must have received no previous cytotoxic or monoclonal antibody therapy.
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2.
- Patients must not be pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Patients with active autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)) grade III or higher (transfusion or steroids indicated) or immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) grade III or higher (platelets less than 50,000/microL) shall not be enrolled.
- Any patient with a medical condition that requires chronic use of corticosteroids shall not be enrolled.
- Patients who do not require treatment will be followed every 3-6 months and will donate cellular products, bone marrow biopsies, bone marrow aspirates and/or lymph nodes for research purposes.
- Patients who do require treatment will received the standard dose of the Rituximab monoclonal antibody and the standard dose of Fludarabine for a total of six cycles. In the first cycle, Rituximab will be given on day 1 with Fludarabine being given on days 2-6. This will allow for appropriate samplings of the effects of Rituximab on lymphocytes before during and at the end of the first 24 hours. In subsequent cycles 2-6, the Rituximab and day 1 Fludarabine can both be given on day 1.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||105 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL): DNA Microarray Gene Expression Analysis|
|Study Start Date :||September 1997|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
Experimental: Low-Intermediate Risk B-Cell Pts
Previously untreated low or intermediate risk B-cell chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) patients (pts) not requiring chemotherapy. No rituximab fludarabine administered. Eligible to donate cells.
Other: Leukemic or stroma cells
Patients are eligible to donate cells for the purpose of analyzing leukemic cells. Cells can be donated by apheresis (e.g. 60-90 minute intravenous technique), lymph node biopsy (e.g. 3 biopsy/excision of lymph nodes)bone marrow biopsy (e.g. 2-4 separate bone marrow biopsies), and bone marrow aspiration (e.g. 3 to 5cc of marrow per aspirate).
Experimental: Intermediate-high Risk B-Cell Pts
Previously untreated intermediate or high risk B-cell chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) patients requiring chemotherapy. Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 by infusion on day 1, cycle 1 followed by fludarabine on day 2-6, 25 mg/m^2 day x 5 days administered as an intravenous push or intravenous piggyback over 10-30 minutes, repeated every 28 days.
Other Name: Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 by infusion on day 1, cycle 1. Repeated every 28 days.
Drug: Fludarabine phosphate
Other Name: Fludarabine on day 2-6, 25 mg/m^2 day x 5 days administered as an intravenous push or intravenous piggyback over 10-30 minutes, repeated every 28 days.
- Change in Gene Expression Post Chemo [ Time Frame: 6 hours post treatment, and 24 hours post treatment ]Changes in lymphocyte gene expression was measured by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) microarray analysis of circulating leukemic cells after completion of study treatment. A change in expression is defined as a >50% increase in circulating leukemic cells or a 30% decrease in circulating leukemic cells.
- Number of Participants With Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 13 years, 10.5 months ]Here is the number of participants with adverse events. For the detailed list of adverse events see the adverse event module.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001586
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Wyndham H Wilson, M.D.||National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health|