Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Hodgkin's Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2013
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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 more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have early stage Hodgkin's disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: bleomycin sulfate Drug: Stanford V regimen Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: mechlorethamine hydrochloride Drug: prednisone Drug: vinblastine sulfate Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the progression-free and overall survival at 5 and 10 years after a short-term Stanford V regimen comprising mechlorethamine, doxorubicin, vinblastine, prednisone, vincristine, bleomycin, and etoposide followed by modified involved-field radiotherapy in patients with favorable, early-stage Hodgkin's disease. II. Determine whether the early and late toxic effects of treatment can be minimized by avoiding staging laparotomy, limiting cumulative doses of chemotherapeutic drugs, and reducing the dose and volume of radiotherapy in these patients. III. Determine the freedom from second disease progression at 5 and 10 years after treatment and treatment-related toxicity in these patients. IV. Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive the Stanford V regimen comprising mechlorethamine IV on days 1 and 29; doxorubicin IV and vinblastine IV on days 1, 15, 29, and 43; oral prednisone every other day on days 1-36 followed by tapered doses; vincristine IV and bleomycin IV on days 8, 22, 36, and 50; and etoposide IV on days 15, 16, 43, and 44. Beginning 2 weeks after completion of chemotherapy and when blood counts recover, patients undergo modified involved-field radiotherapy 5 days a week for 3-4 weeks. Quality of life is assessed. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study within 5 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 1995
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2001

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hodgkin Disease

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage I-IIA Hodgkin's disease No lymphocyte predominant disease No stage IA high neck presentation (above the top of the larynx) No mediastinal mass equal to or greater than one-third the maximum intrathoracic diameter on chest x-ray No constitutional (B) symptoms at diagnosis No more than 1 extranodal site of disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 to 60 Performance status: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 150,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Other: No other medical condition that would preclude study therapy HIV negative No other prior malignancy except basal cell skin cancer Not pregnant

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior therapy for Hodgkin's disease No other concurrent antineoplastic therapy No other concurrent investigational drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002714

United States, California
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5408
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Sandra J. Horning, MD Stanford University Identifier: NCT00002714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUMC-G4
CDR0000064550 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 6, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2013
Last Verified: September 2001

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators