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Detroit, Michigan 48201


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin 1 in treating patients who have relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy of bryostatin 1 administered as a 72-hour infusion in patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. II. Gain information regarding the toxicity and tolerability of escalated vincristine doses given after each bryostatin 1 infusion in cohorts of patients who fail to respond to bryostatin alone. III. Determine the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of bryostatin 1 in these patients. IV. Determine the duration of response and survival following treatment with bryostatin 1. OUTLINE: All patients receive bryostatin 1 by 72-hour continuous infusion every 2 weeks until disease progression or until 2 courses beyond documentation of complete remission. Response is assessed after every 4 courses. Patients with disease progression who continue to meet the eligibility criteria receive vincristine within 2 hours after completion of each bryostatin 1 infusion. Groups of 3-6 patients receive escalated doses of vincristine until the maximum tolerated dose with bryostatin 1 is determined. Courses repeat every 2 weeks, as above; no individual dose escalation is allowed. No concurrent steroids are permitted. Patients are followed for survival. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 evaluable patients with low-grade NHL or CLL will be entered over approximately 20 months if there are 2-4 responses in the first 15 patients. A total of 20 evaluable patients with intermediate- or high-grade NHL will be entered over approximately 2 years if there are 1 or 2 responses in the first 10 patients.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: One of the following hematologic malignancies that has failed 1 or 2 prior front-line chemotherapy regimens and is ineligible for treatment of higher potential efficacy: Histologically confirmed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) Intermediate- or high-risk (RAI stage I-IV) disease Evidence of active disease required by at least one of the following for intermediate-risk CLL: One of the following B symptoms: Weight loss of 10% or more in previous 6 months Extreme fatigue Fever over 100 F without evidence of infection Night sweats Massive (more than 6 cm below left costal margin) or progressive splenomegaly Massive (more than 10 cm in longest diameter) or progressive lymphadenopathy Progressive lymphocytosis with more than 50% increase over 2-month period or anticipated doubling time of less than 12 months Progressive bone marrow failure as manifested by development or worsening of anemia and/or thrombocytopenia Autoimmune anemia and/or thrombocytopenia poorly responsive to corticosteroids Biopsy proven low-, intermediate-, or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Transformed lymphoma allowed Measurable disease required Re-treatment on this study allowed if disease relapsed after a complete remission PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: ANC at least 1,500/mm3 (at least 1,000/mm3 in CLL patients with at least 30% marrow involvement) Platelets at least 100,000/mm3 (at least 50,000/mm3 in CLL patients with at least 30% marrow involvement) Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases less than 2.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No history of impaired cardiac status, e.g.: Severe coronary artery disease Cardiomyopathy Uncontrolled congestive heart failure Arrhythmia Other: No known AIDS or HIV infection No second malignancy within 5 years except: Adequately treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer In situ cervical cancer Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of fertile patients during and for 2 months after study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No concurrent therapy Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy (8 weeks since nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified Other: No prior bone marrow transplant



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Ayad M. Al-Katib, MD, FACP
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

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Location Contact:

Detroit, Michigan 48201
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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