This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lymphoma, follicular
Sponsor Lymphoma Study Association
Start date September 2007
End date September 2011
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT00915096, PET-FOL, PRC06002


The purpose of the study is to assess in a prospective series of patients with high tumor burden follicular lymphoma treated with R-CHOP, the predictive value of [18F]-FDG PET performed over (after 4 treatments), and at the end of the first-line treatment on progression-free survival at 2 years.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Predictive value of PET on progression-free survival
time frame: 2 years

Secondary Outcomes

Comparison of PET results to treatment response (Cheson criteria)
time frame: 30 weeks
Correlation of PET data with FLIPI index score
time frame: Baseline
Comparison of changes in lymph node volumes measured by CT to changing of FDG fixation
time frame: 30 weeks
Correlation of PET data with histopathological data (including the use of immunohistochemical markers)
time frame: Baseline
Evaluation of the sensitivity of PET in the detection of the involvement of hematopoietic marrow
time frame: Baseline
Comparison of conventional criteria for evaluating the response to the criteria "revised" by the international workshop criteria
time frame: 30 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with malignant non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma (histologic grade 1 to 3 in the WHO classification), histologically confirmed, - Patients who have not previously been treated for this disease, - Introducing one of the criteria for high tumor burden, - Patients aged over 18 and under 80 years, - Patients whose ECOG condition is ≤ 2, - Patients whose haematological functions are adequate within 28 days preceding the treatment (Hemoglobin ≥8,0g/dl; Neutrophils ≥1,5e-9/L, Platelets ≥100e-9/L), - Patient had the PET examination less than a month before the start of chemotherapy. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with lymphoma who have already transformed or been treated for this disease, - Patients whose lymphoma is stage 3b, - Patients with impaired central nervous system, - Patients regularly taking corticosteroids during the 4 weeks preceding the treatment (unless the dose administered is equivalent to ≤20 mg/day prednisone). - Patients who have undergone major surgery during the 28 days preceding the inclusion, - Patients with low kidney and/or liver function, - Patients with HIV + or had an infection with HBV or HCV less than 4 weeks. Patients with hepatitis B serology is positive unless the sign is related to vaccination, - Patients whose life expectancy ≤ 6 months, - Patients sensitive or allergic to murine products, - Patients who participated in another clinical trial during the 30 days preceding the recording, - Patients with other medical problems or psychological succeptibles interfere with the study, - Patients under adult supervision.

Additional Information

Official title High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma: Impact of [18F]-FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the Assessment of Treatment Response
Principal investigator Michel MEIGNAN, Prof
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