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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the feasibility of high-dose cyclophosphamide and filgrastim (G-CSF) in patients with stage IV, relapsed, or progressive low-grade follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients, including those with marrow involvement. III. Determine the rates of complete remission (CR) and partial remission and time to failure in previously treated and untreated patients. IV. Determine the effectiveness of this regimen in eradicating bcl-2 rearrangements, as determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in previously untreated patients. V. Correlate the duration of CR to PCR results in responding patients.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to prior treatment (yes vs no). Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 90 minutes on day 1 and filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 3 and continuing until blood counts recover. Treatment continues every 2 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or stable disease. Patients who achieve complete remission (CR) after completion of course 4 receive 2 additional courses. Patients who achieve partial remission (PR) after completion of course 4 receive 2 additional courses, and those who achieve CR after completion of course 6 receive 2 additional courses. Patients are followed every 2 months for 6 months, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients (30 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:08-0400
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Phase 2 trial of bortezomib in combination with rituximab plus hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone alternating with bortezomib, rituximab, methotrexate, and cytarabine for untreated mantle cell lymphoma.
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Precursor of an alkylating nitrogen mustard antineoplastic and immunosuppressive agent that must be activated in the LIVER to form the active aldophosphamide. It has been used in the treatment of LYMPHOMA and LEUKEMIA. Its side effect, ALOPECIA, has been used for defleecing sheep. Cyclophosphamide may also cause sterility, birth defects, mutations, and cancer.
A leukemia/lymphoma found predominately in children and young adults and characterized LYMPHADENOPATHY and THYMUS GLAND involvement. It most frequently presents as a lymphoma, but a leukemic progression in the bone marrow is common.
B-cell lymphoid tumors that occur in association with AIDS. Patients often present with an advanced stage of disease and highly malignant subtypes including BURKITT LYMPHOMA; IMMUNOBLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA; PRIMARY EFFUSION LYMPHOMA; and DIFFUSE, LARGE B-CELL, LYMPHOMA. The tumors are often disseminated in unusual extranodal sites and chromosomal abnormalities are frequently present. It is likely that polyclonal B-cell lymphoproliferation in AIDS is a complex result of EBV infection, HIV antigenic stimulation, and T-cell-dependent HIV activation.
A form of undifferentiated malignant LYMPHOMA usually found in central Africa, but also reported in other parts of the world. It is commonly manifested as a large osteolytic lesion in the jaw or as an abdominal mass. B-cell antigens are expressed on the immature cells that make up the tumor in virtually all cases of Burkitt lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN) has been isolated from Burkitt lymphoma cases in Africa and it is implicated as the causative agent in these cases; however, most non-African cases are EBV-negative.
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.
Head and neck cancers
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In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...