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Bryostatin-1 in Treating Patients With Recurrent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002725
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 23, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin-1 in treating patients with recurrent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Drug: bryostatin 1 Drug: chemotherapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the response to bryostatin 1 (BRYO) administered weekly for 3 weeks in patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

II. Assess the toxic effects of this treatment. III. Establish the correlation between PKC isoenzyme activity and BRYO function in lymphoma cells and normal lymphocytes.

IV. Determine the pharmacokinetic profile of BRYO and its relationship to pharmacodynamics.


Single-Agent Chemotherapy/Differentiation Therapy. Bryostatin 1, BRYO, NSC-339555.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 35 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 1996
Primary Completion Date : April 2000

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm I
Single-Agent Chemotherapy/Differentiation Therapy. Bryostatin 1, BRYO, NSC-339555.
Drug: bryostatin 1 Drug: chemotherapy

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


  • Histologically confirmed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Working formulation low-, intermediate-, and high-grade histologies eligible
  • Mantle cell and marginal zone lymphoma eligible
  • Relapse after at least 1 doxorubicin-containing regimen required
  • No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens
  • One prior biologic therapy in addition to the 2 prior chemotherapy regimens allowed
  • No prior bone marrow transplantation
  • Ineligible for treatment on higher priority protocols
  • Patients eligible for bone marrow transplantation may be treated to reduce tumor bulk
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease required
  • No history of primary or metastatic CNS disease


  • Age: Any age
  • Performance status: Zubrod 0-2
  • Life expectancy: Greater than 12 weeks
  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3
  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.8 mg/dL
  • Transaminases no greater than 2.5 times normal
  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance greater than 70 mL/min
  • No HIV antibody
  • No serious intercurrent illness
  • No pregnant or nursing women
  • Effective contraception required of fertile patients throughout study and for 1 year thereafter


-At least 4 weeks since prior therapy (6 weeks since mitomycin) and recovered

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002725

United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Jorge E. Romaguera, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02239
CDR0000064591 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: June 23, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Verified: October 2000

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Bryostatin 1
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents