Temsirolimus for Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma
This clinical trial is for patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma that has not responded to standard treatment. The purpose of this study is to determine what effects, good or bad, Temsirolimus has on Hodgkin Lymphoma. The study will also determine whether Temsirolimus is tolerated in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma who have been previously treated with chemotherapy.
Temsirolimus 25 mg IV infusion will be given once weekly on days 1, 8, 15 and 22 of each cycle. Patients will be assessed for response with CT scans after the second cycle, and then after every other cycle until disease progression is confirmed.
Patients will be treated with Temsirolimus until disease progression, or up to six cycles. Continuation of therapy beyond cycles is at the discretion of the investigator.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Loyola Univeristy Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00838955
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Two or more distinct types of malignant lymphoid tumors occurring within a single organ or tissue at the same time. It may contain different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells or both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells.
A form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma having a usually diffuse pattern with both small and medium lymphocytes and small cleaved cells. It accounts for about 5% of adult non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States and Europe. The majority of mantle-cell lymphomas are associated with a t(11;14) translocation resulting in overexpression of the CYCLIN D1 gene (GENES, BCL-1).
Any of a group of malignant tumors of lymphoid tissue that differ from HODGKIN DISEASE, being more heterogeneous with respect to malignant cell lineage, clinical course, prognosis, and therapy. The only common feature among these tumors is the absence of giant REED-STERNBERG CELLS, a characteristic of Hodgkin's disease.
Clinically benign, histologically malignant, recurrent cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by an infiltration of large atypical cells surrounded by inflammatory cells. The atypical cells resemble REED-STERNBERG CELLS of HODGKIN DISEASE or the malignant cells of CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA. In some cases, lymphomatoid papulosis progresses to lymphomatous conditions including MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES; HODGKIN DISEASE; CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA; or ANAPLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA.
A systemic, large-cell, non-Hodgkin, malignant lymphoma characterized by cells with pleomorphic appearance and expressing the CD30 ANTIGEN. These so-called "hallmark" cells have lobulated and indented nuclei. This lymphoma is often mistaken for metastatic carcinoma and MALIGNANT HISTIOCYTOSIS.