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Thalidomide in Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma Patients

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: NCT00373646
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2009
Information provided by:
Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate Thalidomide for treatment of disseminated MALT Lymphoma or at relapse following helicobacter pylori (HP) - eradication or chemotherapy or radiation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
MALT Lymphoma Drug: Thalidomide, Pharmion Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effectivity and the safety of thalidomide in patients with disseminated MALT lymphoma or at relapse following HP-eradication, or chemotherapy or radiation. It is a phase II prospective single arm study with a target sample size of 16 patients. Thalidomide is given orally at an initial dose of 100 mg for a maximum duration of 6 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Thalidomide (Thalidomide Pharmion) in Patients With Advanced or Relapsed Lymphoma of the Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT)
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma
Drug Information available for: Thalidomide

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Thalidomide, Pharmion
    200 mg p.o. daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the clinical potential of thalidomide to induce objective/histologic responses in patients with MALT lymphoma [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the safety of thalidomide in this patient population and to evaluate [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. The impact of thalidomide on progression free survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologically confirmed MALT lymphoma with measurable disease (Stage I-IV)
  • With first or greater relapse after HP-eradication, radiation or chemotherapy
  • Age > 18
  • Must be able to tolerate therapy and have adequate cardiac, renal and hepatic function
  • ECOG status _< 2
  • Must be capable of understanding the purpose of the study and have given written informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00373646

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Department of Internal Medicine I
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
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Principal Investigator: Markus Raderer, Prof Department of Internal Medicine I

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Responsible Party: Medical University of Vienna, Dept of Internal Medicine I Identifier: NCT00373646    
Other Study ID Numbers: Thalidomide-MALT
Eudract number 2005-000008-14
First Posted: September 8, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009
Keywords provided by Medical University of Vienna:
MALT Lymphoma
disseminated MALT Lymphoma or at relapse following HP-eradication
or chemotherapy or radiation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents