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Gemcitabine and Vinorelbine in Treating Young Patients With Recurrent or Refractory 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: NCT00070304
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine and vinorelbine, use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving gemcitabine together with vinorelbine works in treating young patients with recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: filgrastim Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Drug: vinorelbine tartrate Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the response rate of pediatric patients with recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with gemcitabine and vinorelbine.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a nonrandomized, multicenter study.

Patients receive vinorelbine IV over 6-10 minutes and gemcitabine IV over 100 minutes on days 1 and 8. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously daily beginning on day 9 and continuing for at least 7 days and until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with responding disease after 2 courses may proceed directly to stem cell transplantation off study OR receive 2 additional courses. Patients with stable disease after 2 courses receive at least 2 additional courses. Patients with continued stable or responding disease (with no disease progression) after 4 courses may continue to receive study treatment for up to 1 year or discontinue study for alternative therapy at the discretion of the treating physician.

Patients are followed for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 13-26 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.5 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 33 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study Of Weekly Gemcitabine And Vinorelbine In Children With Recurrent Or Refractory Hodgkin's Disease
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Patients receive vinorelbine tartrate IV over 6-10 minutes and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 100 minutes on days 1 and 8. Patients also receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously daily beginning on day 9 and continuing for at least 7 days and until blood counts recover. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with responding disease after 2 courses may proceed directly to stem cell transplantation off study OR receive 2 additional courses. Patients with stable disease after 2 courses receive at least 2 additional courses. Patients with continued stable or responding disease (with no disease progression) after 4 courses may continue to receive study treatment for up to 1 year or discontinue study for alternative therapy at the discretion of the treating physician.
Biological: filgrastim
Given by mouth or IV, 5 micrograms/kg/dose (up to 10 micrograms/kg/dose) daily starting on day 9 for a minimum of 7 days and until the ANC is greater to or equal to 1,500/uL.
Other Names:
  • Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
  • r-metHuG-CSF
  • G-CSF
  • Neupogen
  • NSC # 614629

Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Given IV over 100 minutes dose 1000 mg/m2/dose in 500 ml NS on days 1 and 8
Other Names:
  • Gemzar
  • NSC #613327

Drug: vinorelbine tartrate
Given IV over 6-10 minutes (central venous catheter). Dose 25 mg/m2/dose on days 1 and 8
Other Names:
  • Navelbine
  • NSC #608210

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tumor Response Rate [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Adequate tumor response is defined as achieving CR, VGPR or PR at any evaluation.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Toxicities [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks following the completion of therapy ]
    Toxic death, hepatic, cardiac or renal toxicity, hematologic toxicity, pulmonary toxicity or other grade 3 or 4 toxicities

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed Hodgkin's lymphoma* with any of the following histologies:

    • Not otherwise specified (NOS)
    • Mixed cellularity NOS
    • Lymphocytic depletion

      • NOS
      • Diffuse fibrosis
      • Reticular
    • Lymphocytic predominance

      • NOS
      • Diffuse
      • Nodular
    • Paragranuloma
    • Granuloma
    • Sarcoma
    • Nodular sclerosis

      • Cellular phase
      • NOS
      • Lymphocytic predominance
      • Mixed cellularity
      • Lymphocytic depletion NOTE: *Disease metastatic to bone marrow with granulocytopenia and/or thrombocytopenia is allowed, but is not evaluable for hematological toxicity
  • Measurable disease by clinical or radiographic criteria
  • Relapsed or refractory to conventional therapy

    • Received at least 2 prior cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens
  • No stage IA or IIA nodal disease previously treated with any of the following:

    • Radiotherapy only
    • No more than 4 courses of prior chemotherapy



  • 30 and under

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 50-100% (over 16 years of age)
  • Lansky 50-100% (16 and under) OR
  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • At least 8 weeks


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 750/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm^3 (transfusion independent, defined as ≥ 3 days since prior platelet transfusion)


  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 mL/min OR
  • Creatinine based on age as follows:

    • No greater than 0.8 mg/dL (age 5 and under)
    • No greater than 1.0 mg/dL (age 6 to 10)
    • No greater than 1.2 mg/dL (age 11 to 15)
    • No greater than 1.5 mg/dL (over age 15)


  • DLCO ≥ 50%
  • FEV_1 ≥ 50%
  • Vital capacity ≥ 50%
  • No evidence of dyspnea at rest
  • No exercise intolerance


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study participation
  • Seizure disorder allowed provided patient is on anticonvulsants and disorder is well controlled
  • No evidence of active graft-versus-host disease


Biologic therapy

  • Recovered from prior immunotherapy
  • At least 6 months since prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT)
  • At least 7 days since prior biologic agents
  • More than 3 months since prior autologous SCT
  • More than 1 week since prior growth factors
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 2 weeks since prior myelosuppressive chemotherapy (4 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No prior gemcitabine and vinorelbine in combination (i.e., administered within 1 week of each other)

    • Prior gemcitabine or vinorelbine administered alone is allowed
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • No concurrent steroids, including corticosteroids as an antiemetic or for control of graft-versus-host disease

    • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed only for the following indications:

      • Adrenal crisis in patients with suppressed pituitary/adrenal response
      • Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema
      • Allergic reactions to amphotericin or transfusions treated with low-dose hydrocortisone (less than 100 mg/m^2)


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • Not specified


  • Concurrent immunosuppressive drugs allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00070304

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United States, Alabama
Lurleen Wallace Comprehensive Cancer at University of Alabama-Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Cancer Research Center at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Downey, California, United States, 90242-2814
Loma Linda University Cancer Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Children's Hospital Central California
Madera, California, United States, 93638-8762
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Oakland
Sacramento, California, United States, 95825
Children's Hospital and Health Center - San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92123-4282
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center - Stanford
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
United States, Connecticut
Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06360-2875
United States, Delaware
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19899
United States, District of Columbia
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Florida
Lee Cancer Care of Lee Memorial Health System
Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33901
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610-0232
Nemours Children's Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32207
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida, United States, 33155
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32803-1273
Nemours Children's Clinic - Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806
Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Sacred Heart Hospital
Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32504
All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33701
St. Joseph's Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33607
Kaplan Cancer Center at St. Mary's Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33407
United States, Georgia
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center
Savannah, Georgia, United States, 31403-3089
United States, Hawaii
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 95813
United States, Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62794-9620
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46260
United States, Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
United States, Kansas
Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160-7357
United States, Kentucky
Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0293
Kosair Children's Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40232
United States, Maine
CancerCare of Maine at Eastern Maine Medial Center
Bangor, Maine, United States, 04401
Maine Children's Cancer Program
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074-9308
United States, Maryland
Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21215
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
United States, Massachusetts
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts - New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
UMASS Memorial Cancer Center - University Campus
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
United States, Michigan
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0238
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201-1379
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Spectrum Health Hospital - Butterworth Campus
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503-2560
Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States, 48236
Breslin Cancer Center at Ingham Regional Medical Center
Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48910
United States, Minnesota
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55404
University of Minnesota Medical Center & Children's Hospital - Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216-4505
United States, Missouri
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center Cancer Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
St. Barnabas Medical Center Cancer Center
Livingston, New Jersey, United States, 07039
Overlook Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07962
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07112
United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131-5636
United States, New York
Albany Medical Center Hospital
Albany, New York, United States, 12208-3419
Albert Einstein Cancer Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11201-5493
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University
New York, New York, United States, 10032
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York, United States, 10595
United States, North Carolina
Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232-2861
Presbyterian Cancer Center at Presbyterian Hospital
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28233-3549
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
United States, Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44308-1062
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5000
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195-5217
Children's Medical Center - Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45404-1815
Tod Children's Hospital
Youngstown, Ohio, United States, 44501
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma University Cancer Institute
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
United States, Oregon
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center & Children's Hospital
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
United States, Pennsylvania
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-0001
Penn State Cancer Institute at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033-0850
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-9786
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19134-1095
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
United States, South Carolina
Greenville Hospital System Cancer Center
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605
United States, South Dakota
Sioux Valley Hospital and University of South Dakota Medical Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57117-5039
United States, Tennessee
T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37403
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37916
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6310
United States, Texas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine - Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas, United States, 79106
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, 78466
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104-9958
Baylor University Medical Center - Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-2399
Covenant Children's Hospital
Lubbock, Texas, United States, 79410
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78207
Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229-3993
CCOP - Scott and White Hospital
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
United States, Utah
Primary Children's Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84113-1100
United States, Virginia
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23507-1971
United States, Washington
Providence Cancer Center at Sacred Heart Medical Center
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99220-2555
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center - Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
Madigan Army Medical Center - Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98431
United States, West Virginia
West Virginia University - Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center - Charleston Division
Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25302
United States, Wisconsin
St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54307-3508
Marshfield Clinic - Marshfield Center
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States, 54449
Midwest Children's Cancer Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Australia, Western Australia
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 6001
Canada, Alberta
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
CHUS-Hopital Fleurimont
Sherbrooke, Alberta, Canada, J1H5N4
Canada, British Columbia
Children's & Women's Hospital of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3V4
Canada, Manitoba
CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0V9
Canada, Nova Scotia
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 6R8
Canada, Ontario
McMaster Children's Hospital at Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L1
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Canada, Quebec
Montreal Children's Hospital at McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Hopital Sainte Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Cancer Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 4H4
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec
Quebec, Canada, G1V 4G2
Puerto Rico
San Jorge Children's Hospital
Santurce, Puerto Rico, 00912
Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, 1205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Peter Cole, MD Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00070304    
Other Study ID Numbers: AHOD0321
CDR0000331915 ( Other Identifier: Clinical )
COG-AHOD0321 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
First Posted: October 7, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
childhood lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
childhood lymphocyte depletion Hodgkin lymphoma
childhood nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma
childhood mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators