Combination Chemotherapy Given With Radiation Therapy or Radiation Therapy Alone in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Hodgkin's Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002987|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2005 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 6, 2004
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy plus radiation therapy with radiation therapy alone in treating patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lymphoma||Biological: bleomycin sulfate Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: prednisolone Drug: vincristine sulfate Radiation: radiation therapy||Phase 3|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the recurrence rate and long term survival of patients with early stage Hodgkin's disease given vincristine/doxorubicin/prednisolone/ etoposide/cyclophosphamide/bleomycin (VAPEC-B) chemotherapy and involved field radiation vs mantle radiotherapy.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized multicenter study. Patients are randomized to receive either vincristine/doxorubicin/prednisolone/etoposide/cyclophosphamide/ bleomycin (VAPEC-B) chemotherapy and involved field radiotherapy or mantle radiotherapy only. Patients receiving VAPEC-B are given prednisolone daily on weeks 1-6, doxorubicin IV along with cyclophosphamide IV on week 1, doxorubicin IV and etoposide orally for 5 days on week 3, and vincristine and bleomycin IV on weeks 2 and 4. Involved field radiotherapy is commenced at week 6, within 14 to 21 days of the last chemotherapy treatment. Patients randomized to receive mantle radiotherapy only are given treatments daily for 4 weeks. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first two years, every 4 months for the third year, every 6 months for the fourth and fifth years and annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 400 patients will be accrued over 4-5 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||400 participants|
|Official Title:||Minimal Initial Therapy (MIT) for "Early" Supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin's Disease: A Multicenter Randomized Trial of Short Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (VAPEC-B) Plus Involved Field Radiotherapy (MIT) Versus Mantle Radiotherapy|
|Study Start Date :||January 1997|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002987
|Study Chair:||Michael Williams, MD||Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|