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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01704742
Recruitment Status :
(Protocol not considered a clinical trial for registration purposes; no subjects enrolled to date pending further grant funding)
This study will help researchers learn more about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma and how it is treated in Kenya. Researchers want to see if having certain viruses like Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpes Virus (KSHV) affects lymphoma. Patients in Kenya who agree to be in this study will let the resesarchers look at their medical record, follow their normal cancer care, and have blood drawn to look at different proteins and viruses. Researchers would also like to look at part of the original tumor that was taken out of each patient. Some of these samples will be stored at Kenyatta National Hospital and research will be done on them later. This study does not involve any change in treatment, but only allows the study team to follow how a patient in Kenya with lymphoma is treated.
Condition or disease
Non-Hodgkin's LymphomaHodgkin's Lymphoma
Comprehensive prospective cohort study of lymphoproliferative diseases in Nairobi, Kenya.
To determine the spectrum and natural history of lymphoproliferative disorders in Nairobi, Kenya [ Time Frame: 2.5 Years ]
To determine the spectrum and natural history of lymophoproliferative disorders in Nairobi, Kenya by prospectively recruiting subjects with biopsy-proven malignant lymphoma including non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma regardless of age, sex and HIV-serostatus (cohort study), who are seen at the Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
To perform a comprehensive clinicopathological study in these subjects. [ Time Frame: 2.5 Years ]
To perform a comprehensive clinicopathological study in these subjects with complete virological, immunophenotypic, and molecular characterization of retrieved tumor tissues and peripheral blood samples for purposes of identifying prognostic and predictive biomarkers of clinical outcome (i.e. treatment response, freedom from disease progression, and overall survival) in which to begin to frame pragmatic, risk-adapted therapeutic interventions suitable for the resource constrained setting in sub-Saharan Africa.
Companion R01 proposal: Clinicopathological Cohort Study of EBV-Associated Lymphomas in Kenya [ Time Frame: To be submitted next 6 months to 1 year ]
Aim 1: Determine the tissue biomarkers of EBV infection in AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL) in Kenya
Aim 2: Compare the pattern of EBV persistence in patients with EBV+ and EBV- lymphoma
Aim 3: Determine predictors of treatment outcome in AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL)
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Tumor tissue, blood plasma and serum upon consent and suitability of sample preparation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma.
All subjects regardless of age, sex or HIV serostatus must have biopsy-proven non-Hodgkin's (NHL), including primary effusion lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma (HD) or other lymphoproliferative disorder (e.g., Castleman's disease) with measurable or evaluable stage I through IV disease.
[Note: Lymphomas will be categorized on the basis of current WHO classification scheme, but it is recognized that initial pathological categorization at time of study enrollment will more than likely be classified or graded as low-, intermediate-, or high-grade lymphoma by Working Formulation criteria. This is the current standard of practice in Kenya.]
All subjects must receive some form of systemic chemotherapy. Subjects not receiving chemotherapy of any kind are not eligible. Subjects must not have had any prior chemotherapy for lymphoma.
Subjects may have received prior radiotherapy for localized stage I or stage II disease that is clearly documented to have progressed beyond initial radiotherapy ports.
All subjects must give written informed consent to participate on study. In Kenya, a child is considered < 18 years of age and an adult ≥ 18 years of age. All children will have their parental or legal guardian provide consent.. Children between the ages of 7 and < 18 years old should be given the opportunity to provide their assent. For children between the ages of 7 and 11 years old this should be done using the parental consent form assent statement. For children > 11 years old assent should be documented using the IRB approved assent form.
Subjects who do not fulfill the criteria as listed in Sections 3.1.1 through 3.1.4 are ineligible.
Subjects who received prior chemotherapy (i.e., first-line treatment) or are not receiving any chemotherapy for their non-Hodgkin's (NHL) or Hodgkin's lymphoma (HD) are ineligible.
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