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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ifosfamide, etoposide, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. 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. Giving colony-stimulating factors, such as G-CSF, helps stem cells move from the patient's bone marrow to the blood so they can be collected and stored for peripheral stem cell transplant. Giving more chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, carmustine, and etoposide, and total-body irradiation prepares the patient's bone marrow for the stem cell transplant. The stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blood-forming cells that were destroyed by the chemotherapy and radiation therapy. More radiation therapy is given after transplant to kill any remaining cancer cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well autologous peripheral stem cell transplant works in treating patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Determine the disease-free survival and overall survival of patients with non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT).
- Verify the safety and efficacy of autologous PBSCT in patients with HIV disease and relapsed lymphoma.
- Evaluate immune reconstitution in HIV-positive patients undergoing autologous PBSCT and compare to immune reconstitution in HIV-negative patients.
- Predict the adequacy of peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) harvest prior to flow analysis of a PBSC yield.
- Determine the time to engraftment for neutrophils and platelets.
- Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization with filgrastim (G-CSF) alone: Patients not requiring further disease reduction receive G-CSF subcutaneously (SC) once daily on days 1-8. Patients undergo PBSC collection by leukapheresis on days 5-8. Patients who do not adequately mobilize with G-CSF alone proceed to chemo-mobilization.
- Chemo-mobilization: Patients requiring further disease reduction receive 1 of 2 chemo-mobilization regimens.
- Patients with CD20+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) or lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma: Patients receive rituximab intravenously (IV) over 6-8 hours on day 1, ifosfamide IV over 2 hours and etoposide IV over 30 minutes on days 2-4, and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 2. Patients receive G-CSF SC once daily beginning on day 7 and continuing until leukapheresis is completed. Patients undergo PBSC collection by leukapheresis on days 12-15.
- All other patients: Patients receive ifosfamide IV over 2 hours and etoposide IV over 30 minutes on days 1-3 and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Patients receive G-CSF SC once daily beginning on day 5 and continuing until leukapheresis is completed. Patients undergo PBSC collection by leukapheresis on days 12-15.
- Autologous PBSC transplantation (PBSCT) (Patients with NHL undergoing irradiation): Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -7 and -6. Patients undergo total body irradiation (TBI) twice daily on days -4 to -1. Patients undergo autologous PBSCT on day 0. Patients receive G-CSF SC once daily beginning on day 5 and continuing until blood counts recover.
- Autologous PBSCT (Patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma or NHL not undergoing irradiation): Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -6 to -3, carmustine IV over 1 hour on day -6, and etoposide IV over 4 hours twice daily on days -6 to -4. Patients undergo autologous PBSCT on day 0. Patients receive G-CSF SC once daily beginning on day 5 and continuing until blood counts recover.
- Post-transplant irradiation: Patients undergo post-transplant irradiation beginning on day 28. Persisting nodal masses ≥ 2 cm are treated with additional localized external beam irradiation.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 150 patients will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
carmustine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, radiation therapy, G-CSF
Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:44-0400
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Transplantation of stem cells collected from the peripheral blood. It is a less invasive alternative to direct marrow harvesting of hematopoietic stem cells. Enrichment of stem cells in peripheral blood can be achieved by inducing mobilization of stem cells from the BONE MARROW.
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
The release of stem cells from the bone marrow into the peripheral blood circulation for the purpose of leukapheresis, prior to stem cell transplantation. Hematopoietic growth factors or chemotherapeutic agents often are used to stimulate the mobilization.
Transplantation of STEM CELLS collected from the fetal blood remaining in the UMBILICAL CORD and the PLACENTA after delivery. Included are the HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS.
A semisynthetic derivative of PODOPHYLLOTOXIN that exhibits antitumor activity. Etoposide inhibits DNA synthesis by forming a complex with topoisomerase II and DNA. This complex induces breaks in double stranded DNA and prevents repair by topoisomerase II binding. Accumulated breaks in DNA prevent entry into the mitotic phase of cell division, and lead to cell death. Etoposide acts primarily in the G2 and S phases of the cell cycle.
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