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Combination Chemotherapy Given With Radiation Therapy or Radiation Therapy Alone in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Hodgkin's Disease

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: 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
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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. 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

Detailed Description:

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
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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MedlinePlus related topics: Hodgkin Disease

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven stage IA or IIA Hodgkin's disease without mediastinal bulk Patients with Hodgkin's disease existing below diaphragm only are not eligible

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 to 75 Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not HIV positive No prior malignancy other than basal cell carcinoma or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002987

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council
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Study Chair: Michael Williams, MD Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Publications of Results:
Radford JA, Williams MV, Hancock BW, et al.: Minimal initial chemotherapy plus involved field radiotherapy (RT) vs. mantle field RT for clinical stage IA/IIA supra-diaphragmatic Hodgkin's disease (HD). Results of the UK Lymphoma Group LY07 trial. [Abstract] Eur J Haematol 73 (Suppl 65): A-E08, 39, 2004.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00002987    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065522
First Posted: April 6, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: March 2005
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators