This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions leukemia, lymphoma
Treatments therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, fludarabine phosphate, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Simmons Cancer Center
Start date October 2001
Trial identifier NCT00041288, AMGEN-UTSMC-0501228, CDR0000069462, IBMTR-SC-00-02.1, NCI-V02-1706, ROCHE-UTSMC-0501228, SPRI-UTSMC-0501228, UTSMC-0501228


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected by the body's normal tissues. Cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, methotrexate, and tacrolimus may prevent this from happening.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of fludarabine plus total-body irradiation with that of combination chemotherapy followed by donor peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia OR - Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma - Grade I follicular small cleaved cell lymphoma - Grade II follicular mixed cell lymphoma - Diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma - Small lymphocytic lymphoma - Relapsed after at least 1 course of prior therapy - Availability of a 6/6 HLA A, B, and DR identical sibling donor - Nonmyeloablative transplantation candidate - No clinically significant effusions or ascites that would preclude administration of methotrexate PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 to 75 Performance status: - ECOG 0-2 OR - Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: - At least 6 months Hematopoietic: - Not specified Hepatic: - Bilirubin no greater than 3 mg/dL Renal: - Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Cardiovascular: - LVEF at least 40% on MUGA scan or echocardiogram Pulmonary: - DLCO at least 50% of predicted Other: - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No uncontrolled bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection - HIV1 and HIV2 negative - No other active malignancy except basal cell skin cancer - No recent history of drug or alcohol abuse - No other primary disease or comorbid illness that would severely limit life expectancy PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - See Disease Characteristics - Prior autologous bone marrow transplantation allowed if disease has progressed after transplantation - No entry on study as part of a tandem autologous transplantation followed by nonmyeloablative allograft protocol Chemotherapy: - Not specified Endocrine therapy: - Not specified Radiotherapy: - Not specified Surgery: - Not specified

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Multicenter Randomized Study Of Two Non-Myeloablative Stem Cell Transplant Strategies For Low-Grade Lymphoma And CLL
Description OBJECTIVES: - Compare the 1-year overall survival rate of patients with relapsed low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with fludarabine and total body irradiation vs cyclophosphamide and fludarabine followed by allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and donor lymphocyte infusions. - Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients. - Compare the incidence and severity of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease in patients treated with these regimens. - Compare the 1-year treatment-related mortality and infectious complications in patients treated with these regimens. - Compare the efficacy of these treatment regimens, in terms of 1-year disease-free survival, of these patients. - Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these regimens. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease, age (less than 55 vs over 55), and participating transplantation center. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive fludarabine IV on days -4 to -2. Patients undergo total body irradiation followed by allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) on day 0. Patients receive graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis comprising oral cyclosporine twice daily on days -2 to 90 followed by a taper on days 90-150 and oral mycophenolate mofetil twice daily on days 0-28. - Arm II: Patients receive fludarabine IV on days -6 to -2 and cyclophosphamide IV on days -3 to -2. Patients undergo PBSCT on day 0. Patients receive GVHD prophylaxis comprising methotrexate IV on days 1, 3, 6, and 11 and tacrolimus IV continuously and then orally on days -2 to 90 followed by a taper on days 90-150. At approximately day 180, patients with persistent disease, evidence of T-cell chimerism, and no GVHD may receive up to 3 donor lymphocyte infusions administered every 1-2 months. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, 1 month, every 3 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months for 1 year. Patients are followed at 1 month, every 3 months for 1 year, and then annually for 2 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients (50 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2009.
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