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SCCA Lymphoma Clinical Trials

Chemo Based on PET Scan for Stage I-II Hodgkin Lymphoma (CTSU C50604)
Phase II Trial Of Response-Adapted Chemotherapy Based On Positron Emission Tomography For Non-Bulky Stage I And II Hodgkin Lymphoma
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Hodgkin's Lymphoma Phase II CTSU C50604
NCT01132807
Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Giving combination chemotherapy together with radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells and allow doctors to save the part of the body where the cancer started. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as PET scan, done before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well chemotherapy based on PET scan works in treating patients with stage I or stage II Hodgkin lymphoma.


Investigator
Fred Appelbaum, MD
Location    
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

 

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed* Hodgkin lymphoma

    • Clinical stage IA, IB, IIA, or IIB disease according to the modified Ann Arbor Staging Classification system
    • Subclassified according to the WHO modification of the Rye Classification
    • "E" extension allowed provided all other criteria have been met NOTE: *Pathology materials must be submitted within 60 days of study registration. Core-needle biopsies are acceptable provided they contain adequate tissue for primary diagnosis and immunophenotyping. Fine-needle aspirates not allowed. If multiple specimens are available, submit the most recent.
  • No nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Must have had a bone marrow biopsy (unilateral) for pre-treatment evaluation
  • No mediastinal mass > 0.33 maximum intrathoracic diameter by standing postero-anterior chest x-ray or peripheral or retroperitoneal adenopathy > 10 cm in its largest diameter
  • Measurable disease by physical examination or imaging studies

    • Any tumor mass measurable in two dimensions and > 1 cm (or 1.5 cm if 0.5 cm slices are used, as in spiral CT scans) allowed
    • Lesions that are considered intrinsically non-measurable include:

      • Bone lesions
      • Leptomeningeal disease
      • Ascites
      • Pleural/pericardial effusion
      • Lymphangitis cutis/pulmonis
      • Abdominal masses that are not confirmed and followed by imaging techniques
      • Cystic lesions
      • Lesions that are situated in a previously irradiated area

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Performance status 0-2
  • ANC ≥ 1,000/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 2 mg/dL
  • Bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL
  • AST ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal
  • LVEF normal by ECHO or MUGA
  • DLCO ≥ 60% with no symptomatic pulmonary disease
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • Patients with known HIV allowed provided they have CD4 counts ≥ 350/mcL

    • Patients must not have multi-drug resistant HIV infections (i.e., concurrent AIDS-defining conditions)
    • An HIV test is required for patients with a history of IV drug abuse or any behavior associated with an increased risk of HIVinfection
  • No "currently active" second malignancy other than nonmelanoma skin cancers

    • Patients are not considered to have a "currently active" malignancy provided they have completed therapy and are considered by their physician to be at < 30% risk of relapse

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

    • 1 course of ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) allowed
Last Updated
October 08, 2012
See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov
Access protocol and consent forms at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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  • Whether you are eligible for a research study depends on many things. There are specific requirements to be in research studies. These requirements are different for each study.