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506U78 in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or T-Cell Lymphoma

2014-08-27 03:57:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of 506U78 in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or T-cell lymphoma.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, failure-free survival, and progression-free survival of patients with recurrent or refractory indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma when treated with 506U78. II. Assess the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive 506U78 IV over 2 hours on days 1, 3, and 5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 51-111 patients will be accrued for this study within 26-37 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Lymphoma

Intervention

nelarabine

Location

University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
Texas
United States
77030-4009

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:32-0400

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