Monoclonal Antibody Plus Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Leukemia or Lymphoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2011
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Information provided by:
Roger Williams Medical Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill leukemia or lymphoma cells. Combining these two therapies may be an effective treatment for leukemia and lymphoma.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy plus interleukin-2 in treating patients who have leukemia or lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Lymphoma Biological: aldesleukin Biological: daclizumab Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Assess the safety and tolerability of a multidose regimen of humanized anti-Tac monoclonal antibody (HAT) and interleukin-2 (IL-2) in patients with leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Describe the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of HAT and IL-2 in a multidose schedule, including serum half-life of free HAT, area under the curve, and volume of distribution.
  • Evaluate the immunogenicity of HAT.
  • Identify immunologic parameters that correlate with efficacy.
  • Evaluate the preliminary efficacy of HAT in these patients.
  • Monitor patients receiving indium-111-labeled HAT for circulating infused antibody for pharmacokinetics, tumor imaging, and bioactivity (binding ability).

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease (Hodgkin's lymphoma vs acute myelogenous leukemia vs chronic myelogenous leukemia).

Patients receive humanized anti-TAC monoclonal antibody (HAT) IV over 30 minutes on day 1, then IV over 30 minutes every 7 days and interleukin-2 subcutaneously daily. Treatment continues for up to 1 year in the absence of disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or development of neutralizing antibodies.

Patients are followed weekly for 2 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma and 14 each with AML and CML will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Humanized Anti-Tac Antibody Therapy In Hodgkin's Disease, A Phase Ib/II Trial
Study Start Date : July 1995
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2003

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


  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of one of the following malignancies:

    • Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Acute myelogenous leukemia
    • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Failed standard therapy or in chronic phase if on standard therapy
  • At least 30% of malignant cells reactive with anti-Tac as determined by immunofluorescence studies

    • All Hodgkin's lymphoma patients eligible due to 100% Tac-positivity of Reed-Sternberg cells
  • Measurable disease
  • No symptomatic CNS disease



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Greater than 2 months


  • Not specified


  • Bilirubin no greater than 3 times normal
  • No significant hepatic disease


  • Creatinine no greater than 3 times normal
  • No significant renal disease


  • No significant cardiovascular disease


  • No significant pulmonary disease


  • No significant endocrine, rheumatologic, or allergic disease
  • No HIV-I antibody
  • No active disease due to any of the following:
  • Cytomegalovirus Herpes simplex virus I/II
  • Hepatitis B or C Tuberculosis
  • Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women


Biologic therapy:

  • No prior murine anti-Tac monoclonal antibody


  • At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy


  • Not specified


  • Concurrent treatment allowed for complications of primary disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002681

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roger Williams Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Study Chair: Richard P. Junghans, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Responsible Party: Richard Junghans, Roger Williams Medical Center Identifier: NCT00002681     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064351
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Roger Williams Medical Center:
recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, BCR-ABL negative

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents