Beta-Glucan and Rituximab in Treating Young Patients With Relapsed or Progressive Lymphoma or Leukemia, or Lymphoproliferative Disorder Related to Donor Stem Cell Transplantation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00087009|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Lack of Accrual)
First Posted : July 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2013
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Beta-glucan may increase the effectiveness of rituximab by making cancer cells more sensitive to the monoclonal antibody.
PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of beta-glucan when given together with rituximab in treating young patients with relapsed or progressive lymphoma or leukemia or with lymphoproliferative disorder related to donor stem cell transplantation.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Leukemia Lymphoma Lymphoproliferative Disorder||Biological: beta-glucan Biological: rituximab||Phase 1|
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of beta-glucan when given in combination with rituximab in pediatric patients with relapsed or progressive CD20-positive lymphoma or leukemia or post-allogeneic stem cell transplant-related lymphoproliferative disorder.
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen, with special emphasis on the degree of B-cell depletion and immune suppression, in these patients.
- Determine the effects of beta-glucan on leukocyte-mediated cytotoxic effects in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the antitumor effect of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of beta-glucan. Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups according to diagnosis.
- Group I (lymphoma or leukemia): Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 and oral beta-glucan once daily on days 1-28 (days 8-28 of course 1). Treatment repeats every 42 days for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
- Group II (post-allogeneic stem cell transplant-related lymphoproliferative disorder): Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 4, 8, 15, and 22 and oral beta-glucan once daily on days 8-28. Beginning on day 42, patients with responding disease may receive monthly rituximab prophylaxis until their CD4 cell count is > 200/mm^3.
Cohorts of 6 patients receive escalating doses of beta-glucan until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 6-24 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||3 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase I Study of Oral ß-Glucan and Intravenous Rituximab Among Children and Adolescents With Relapsed CD20-Positive Lymphoma or Leukemia, or Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease|
|Study Start Date :||May 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2008|
Experimental: Group I
Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 and oral beta-glucan once daily on days 1-28 (days 8-28 of course 1). Treatment repeats every 42 days for 4 courses.
Experimental: Group II
Patients receive rituximab IV on days 1, 4, 8, 15, and 22 and oral beta-glucan once daily on days 8-28. Beginning on day 42, patients with responding disease may receive monthly rituximab prophylaxis.
- maximum tolerated dose [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- safety [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00087009
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Shakeel Modak, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Trudy N. Small, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Tanya Trippett, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|