Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111

  • Lymphoma


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy followed by bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the curative potential of high-dose cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin (CEP) followed by syngeneic or autologous bone marrow and/or autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) rescue in patients with relapsed or refractory stage I-IV Hodgkin's lymphoma. - Determine the overall response rate and survival of patients treated with this regimen. - Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. - Determine the differences in the rate of engraftment, response, and survival of patients treated with bone marrow vs PBSC transplantation. - Determine the response rate and survival of patients treated with late consolidative radiotherapy after recovery from transplantation. - Determine the toxicity of late consolidative radiotherapy after recovery from transplantation in these patients. OUTLINE: Syngeneic or autologous bone marrow and/or autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are harvested. Syngeneic bone marrow transplantation is preferred for patients with a qualifying identical twin donor. Patients without a syngeneic donor who have a history of lymphomatous involvement of the bone marrow or are profoundly hypocellular undergo harvest of PBSC alone. Patients without a syngeneic donor who have no history of lymphomatous involvement of the bone marrow undergo harvest of autologous bone marrow or PBSC. Patients receive conditioning comprising cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour on days -6 to -3 and etoposide IV over 1 hour every 12 hours and cisplatin IV continuously on days -6 to -4. Bone marrow and/or PBSC are infused on day 0. (Patients requiring more than 25 bags of stem cells receive bone marrow transplantation on day 0 and PBSC transplantation on day 1.) After recovery from transplantation, eligible patients receive consolidative radiotherapy to any site of prior bulk disease (greater than 5 cm) present at any time before transplantation and any site of disease present at the time of transplantation. Patients are followed at 3, 6, and 12 months and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically proven stage I-IV Hodgkin's lymphoma - Must have refractory or relapsed disease, defined by 1 of the following: - Failure to achieve a complete remission (CR) after 4 courses of conventional-dose front-line chemotherapy - Disease in second or greater remission - Patients should be encouraged to undergo transplantation prior to a third salvage regimen - Patients previously treated with multiple regimens considered on a case-by-case basis - No chemoresistant disease, defined as active progression with tumor growth greater than 25% by volume during first-line chemotherapy - Patients who respond to second-line chemotherapy may be eligible - Stable residual masses after conventional-dose chemotherapy not considered treatment failures - Active (refractory or relapsed) disease must be proven histologically or documented by gallium nitrate uptake - Syngeneic marrow transplantation offered to patients with consenting identical twin donor - No CNS involvement by lymphoma PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 15 to 60 (selected patients up to age 70 may be eligible) Performance status: - ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - WBC greater than 4,000/mm^3 - Absolute neutrophil count greater than 2,000/mm^3 - Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL - SGOT and SGPT less than 2 times upper limit of normal - Albumin greater than 3.0 g/dL Renal: - Must meet 1 of the following criteria: - Creatinine less than 1.8 mg/dL - Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min - BUN less than 20 mg/dL Cardiovascular: - Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 50% Pulmonary: - DLCO, FEV_1, and FVC greater than 50% of predicted OR - Resting pO_2 greater than 70 mm Hg on room air Other: - HIV negative - No severe neurologic or emotional disorders - No active infection - No other disease that would limit life expectancy - Not pregnant - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - Adequate psychosocial support required PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Kenneth F. Mangan, MD, FACP
Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
United States

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Date Processed: March 26, 2020

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