Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lymphoma
Treatments bleomycin sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, mechlorethamine hydrochloride, prednisone, procarbazine hydrochloride, vinblastine sulfate, vincristine sulfate, radiation therapy
Phase phase 3
Sponsor European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Start date September 1993
End date October 1998
Trial size 1158 participants
Trial identifier NCT00379041, EORTC-20931

Summary

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving radiation therapy together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective with or without combination chemotherapy in treating patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy to see how well it works with or without combination chemotherapy in treating patients with previously untreated stage I or stage II Hodgkin's lymphoma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Overall survival
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Reduction of late treatment-related toxicity
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Maintenance of failure-free survival rate
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 15 years up to 70 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin's lymphoma - Stage I or II disease - Previously untreated disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - WHO performance status 0-2 - Normal life expectancy - No severe cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, or metabolic disease that would interfere with normal life expectancy or study treatment - No other prior or concurrent malignancy except basal cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix - No psychological, familial, socioeconomic, or geographic circumstance that would preclude proper staging or study compliance - HIV negative - Not pregnant - Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - No prior staging laparotomy - No prior biologic therapy, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, radiotherapy, or surgery for this malignancy

Additional Information

Official title Protocol H8 for a Prospective Controlled Trial in Clinical Stage I-II Supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin's Disease. Evaluation of Treatment Efficacy and (Long Term) Toxicity in Three Different Prognostic Subgroups [H8 Trial]
Description OBJECTIVES: - Evaluate the efficacy of mantle field radiotherapy, in terms of overall survival, in patients with previously untreated stage I or II Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) with a very favorable prognosis. - Compare late treatment-related toxicity in patients with stage I or II HL with a favorable prognosis treated with standard subtotal nodal radiotherapy vs a combination of 3 courses of mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine hydrochloride, prednisone/doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin, and vinblastine (MOPP/ABV) followed by involved field radiotherapy. - Compare overall survival and late treatment-related toxicity in patients with stage I or II HL with an unfavorable prognosis treated with 6 courses of MOPP/ABV followed by involved field radiotherapy vs 4 courses of MOPP/ABV followed by involved field radiotherapy vs subtotal nodal radiotherapy. - Maintain the failure-free survival rate that was reached in previous studies, with a reduction of the acute side effects of the treatment, particularly severe late toxicity. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, controlled, prospective, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prognosis (favorable vs unfavorable vs very favorable). - Stratum 1 (very favorable prognosis): Patients undergo mantle field radiotherapy 5 days a week for at least 4 weeks. - Stratum 2 (favorable prognosis): Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients undergo subtotal nodal radiotherapy 5 days a week for at least 4 weeks. - Arm II: Patients receive mechlorethamine IV and vincristine IV on day 1; oral procarbazine hydrochloride on days 1-7; oral prednisone on days 1-14; and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV, bleomycin intramuscularly (IM) or IV, and vinblastine IV on day 8. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning 3-4 weeks after completion of chemotherapy, patients undergo involved field radiotherapy 5 days a week for at least 4 weeks. - Stratum 3 (unfavorable prognosis): Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive mechlorethamine IV and vincristine IV on day 1; oral procarbazine hydrochloride on days 1-7; oral prednisone on days 1-14; and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV, bleomycin IM or IV, and vinblastine IV on day 8. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning 3-4 weeks after completion of chemotherapy, patients undergo involved field radiotherapy 5 days a week for at least 4 weeks. - Arm II: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients then undergo involved field radiotherapy as in arm I. - Arm III: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Beginning 3-4 weeks after completion of chemotherapy, patients undergo subtotal nodal radiotherapy 5 days a week for at least 4 weeks. Quality of life is assessed after completion of study treatment and then annually for 10 years. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,158 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2015.
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