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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Filgrastim in Treating Patients With HIV-Related Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

2014-08-27 03:56:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining filgrastim with combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have HIV-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the toxicity of mitoxantrone, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, vincristine, bleomycin, prednisolone, and filgrastim (G-CSF) in patients with good-prognosis (defined by the study as having 1 adverse prognostic factor) HIV-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

- Determine the effects of this regimen on response rate, time to disease progression, and survival in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive mitoxantrone IV, cyclophosphamide IV, and etoposide IV on day 1; and vincristine IV and bleomycin IV on day 8. Patients also receive prednisolone daily on weeks 1-4 and then every other day on weeks 5-16. Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously on days 6-12. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 8 courses (16 weeks) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) receive 4 courses beyond CR or PR.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 5 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-30 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Lymphoma

Intervention

bleomycin sulfate, filgrastim, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, mitoxantrone hydrochloride, prednisolone, vincristine sulfate

Location

Cheltenham General Hospital
Cheltenham
England
United Kingdom
GL53 7AN

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:18-0400

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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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