Chemotherapy and Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Primary Central Nervous System Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002676
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells and may be an effective treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy and whole-brain radiation therapy in patients with primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Drug: carmustine Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: cytarabine Drug: dexamethasone Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: methotrexate Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: low-LET cobalt-60 gamma ray therapy Radiation: low-LET photon therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the response to CHOD (cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin/vincristine/ dexamethasone) and BVAM (carmustine/vincristine/cytarabine/methotrexate) plus whole-brain radiotherapy in patients with primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL). II. Assess the toxic effects associated with this treatment. III. Assess the survival of patients with PCNSL receiving this treatment. IV. Investigate the frequency of systemic involvement at follow-up. V. Identify factors that appear to be associated with outcome.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 1995
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CHOD + BVAM + WBRT
Patients 70 years old and younger with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven PCNSL received one cycle of CHOD followed by two cycles of BVAM. Patients then received WBRT, 30.6 Gy, if a complete response was evoked, or 50.4 Gy if the response was less than complete; both doses were given in 1.8-Gy daily fractions.
Drug: carmustine
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: low-LET cobalt-60 gamma ray therapy
Radiation: low-LET photon therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response rate [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 10 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) Clinically diagnosed intracranial space-occupying lesion Pathology consistent with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and reviewed by NCCTG Biopsy optional if characteristic history, pathognomonic neuroimaging, and cytology are consistent with malignant lymphocytes from vitrectomy, CSF, or both No occult systemic lymphoma or prior lymphoma No post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder Disease measurable or evaluable on postoperative contrast-enhanced CT or MRI Postoperative therapy must start within 6 weeks of definitive diagnosis

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 70 Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Hematopoietic: WBC at least 4,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 120,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times normal AST no greater than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times normal Cardiovascular: No heart failure No uncontrolled arrhythmia Pulmonary: No severe pulmonary failure Other: No serious uncontrolled infection No active bleeding No AIDS or HIV-positive serology No prior organ transplant No pregnant or nursing women Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women Adequate contraception required of fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Corticosteroids allowed if dose fixed or decreasing for at least 1 week prior to baseline scan Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002676

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Colorado
CCOP - Colorado Cancer Research Program, Inc.
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80209-5031
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007-3731
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, New Jersey
CCOP - Northern New Jersey
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, North Dakota
Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C.
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43206
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Brian P. O'Neill, MD Mayo Clinic

Publications of Results:
O'Neill BP, O'Fallon JR, Cha SS, et al.: Newly diagnosed primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL): initial report of North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG)/Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) protocol 93 73 51. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-2074, 2002.

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00002676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCTG-937351
CDR0000064319 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: June 10, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents