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PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effect of combination chemotherapy on the body when treating patients who have relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended dose of pixantrone when administered with cytarabine, methylprednisolone, and cisplatin in patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Determine the dose-limiting toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the relationship between toxicity and systemic exposure to this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients.
- Assess the pharmacokinetics of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine, preliminarily, the efficacy of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, non-randomized, multicenter, dose-escalation study of pixantrone.
Patients receive pixantrone IV over 1 hour on day 1, methylprednisolone IV over 15 minutes on days 1-5, cisplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1-4, and cytarabine IV over 2 hours on day 5. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of pixantrone until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Additional patients are treated at the recommended dose, which is defined as the dose preceding the MTD.
Patients are followed every 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 3-30 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
cisplatin, cytarabine, methylprednisolone, pixantrone dimaleate
Arizona Clinical Research Center
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:33-0400
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