SCCA Lymphoma Clinical Trials

SCCA Lymphoma Clinical Trials

PET-Directed Therapy for Limited Stage Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (SWOG S1001)
A Phase II Trial of PET-Directed Therapy for Limited Stage Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Lymphoma Phase II SWOG S1001

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, such as yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, can find cancer cells and carry cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as PET scan and CT 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 studies how well PET-directed chemotherapy works in treating patients with limited-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Oliver Press, MD, PhD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)


  • Patients must have biopsy-proven diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)
    • Adequate sections or a paraffin block from the original diagnostic specimen must be submitted for review by the lymphoma pathology group
    • Lymphoma must express CD20 antigen by either flow cytometry using anti-CD20 antibodies or by immunoperoxidase staining of paraffin sections
    • Patients with primary mediastinal lymphoma or testicular lymphoma are not eligible
  • Patients must have non-bulky stage I or II disease by Ann Arbor classification
    • This staging excludes FDG-PET evaluation
    • Patients who have stage I or II non-bulky disease on diagnostic CT scan, but are upstaged to stage III or IV based on FDG-PET evaluation, are also eligible
  • Patients must have a diagnostic quality contrast-enhanced CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis AND baseline FDG-PET scan performed within 28 days prior to registration
    • Low-resolution "localization" CT scans performed as part of a combined PET/CT scan are not adequate for enrollment or response determination on this protocol
    • If a patient has an allergy to CT contrast, then a non-enhanced CT will be acceptable
  • Patients must not have clinical evidence of central nervous system (CNS) involvement by lymphoma
    • Any laboratory or radiographic tests performed to assess CNS involvement must be negative and must be performed within 42 days prior to registration
  • Patients may have either measurable or evaluable limited-stage DLBCL
    • Patients rendered free of measurable or evaluable disease by virtue of biopsy (resection) are also eligible
    • If patient has measurable disease it must be documented on the Lymphoma Baseline Tumor Assessment Form (Form #15187)
    • All measurable disease must be assessed within 28 days prior to registration
    • Patients with non-measurable disease in addition to measurable disease must have all non-measurable disease assessed within 42 days prior to registration
  • Patients must have a unilateral or bilateral bone marrow biopsy performed within 42 days prior to registration


  • Zubrod performance status 0-2
  • ANC ≥ 1,000/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (unless due to Gilbert syndrome)
  • Patients must not be pregnant or nursing
  • Women/men of reproductive potential must have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method during the study period
  • Patients must not be known to be HIV-positive
  • No other prior malignancy is allowed except for the following:
    • Adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer
    • In situ cervical cancer
    • Adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission
    • Any other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years


  • Patients must not have received prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or antibody therapy for lymphoma
Last Updated
May 12, 2014
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