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Mega-CHOEP: Conventional Chemo Vs HD Chemo Followed by Auto SCT in Younger Pts With Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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: NCT00129090
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2015 by Prof. Dr. Norbert Schmitz, German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 11, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2015
Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V., Bonn (Germany)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Norbert Schmitz, German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group

Brief Summary:
According to amendment 3 this study addresses the question if intensification of administration of rituximab in standard treatment for patients with newly diagnosed aggressive B-Non Hodgkin Lymphoma (B-NHL) and high risk (aaIPI 2 or 3) results in a better time to treatment failure (TTTF)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) Drug: R-CHOEP 14 with 12x Rituximab Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This study was primarily designed to compare aggressive conventional chemotherapy with a repetitive high-dose (HD) therapy program using identical, effective drugs at highest possible dose and dose intensity with/without addition of rituximab (initially 4 treatment arms). In 2004 the first amendment had to be added in order to close two treatment arms without rituximab due to recent data revealing a significant advantage for rituximab-treated patients with CD20+lymphoma.

A planned interim analysis in 2010 revealed inferiority of the high-dose treatment thus in the 2nd amendment the high-dose arm was closed and additionally the rituximab frequency was raised from 6 to 12 administrations as recent publications gave hint for advantage. The last amendment was added in 2010 to adjust for delayed recruitment mainly due to organisation problems.

As the high-dose arm was closed only CD20+ B-lymphoma were included past amendment 2.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 450 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Study to Compare Conventional Chemotherapy (CHOEP-14) + Rituximab vs High-dose Chemotherapy Followed by Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (Mega-CHOEP-21) + Rituximab in Younger Patients With Aggressive NHL
Study Start Date : March 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma
Drug Information available for: Rituximab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: R-CHOEP14 with 12x Rituximab
8 cycles of standard CHOP with etoposide in 14-day intervals. Patients with CD20+ lymphoma receive 12 doses of Rituximab (day 0,1,4,8 of cycle 1, day 1 and 8 of cycle 2, day1 of cycle 3-8 )
Drug: R-CHOEP 14 with 12x Rituximab
after amendment 3 patients receive 4x 375mg/m2 in cycle 1 (day 0,1,4,8), 2x 375/m2 in cycle 2 (day1,8) and 1x 375mg/m2 cycle 3-8 (day 1 of each cycle)
Other Name: 12 x Rituximab with 8 cycles of standard CHOEP-14

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time to treatment failure [ Time Frame: 3 years after study inclusion ]
    At 3 year follow up rate of treatments and time to treatment failure will be determined

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-60 years of age
  • Risk group International Prognostic Index (IPI) 2 and 3 (age adjusted)
  • Performance status: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-3
  • Patient's written informed consent
  • Aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with CD20+ histology

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Already initiated lymphoma therapy
  • Serious accompanying disorder or impaired organ function
  • Bone marrow involvement > 25%
  • Known hypersensibility to the medications to be used
  • Known HIV-positivity
  • Active hepatitis infection
  • Suspicion that patient compliance will be poor
  • Simultaneous participation in other trials
  • Prior chemo- or radiotherapy for previous disorder
  • Other concomitant tumour disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00129090

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AK St. Georg
Hamburg, Germany, 20099
Sponsors and Collaborators
German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group
Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V., Bonn (Germany)
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Principal Investigator: Norbert Schmitz, Prof. German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Norbert Schmitz, director of study, German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group Identifier: NCT00129090    
Other Study ID Numbers: DSHNHL 2002-1
First Posted: August 11, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents