Los Angeles, California 90095

  • Lymphoma


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Chemoprotective drugs such as amifostine may protect normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with or without amifostine in treating patients with recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease who are undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the role of amifostine in reducing hematologic toxicity and improving mobilization of peripheral progenitor stem cells in patients with recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease who are undergoing platinum based salvage chemotherapy. II. Evaluate the role of amifostine in preventing renal toxicity in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an randomized, open label study. Patients are randomized to receive salvage chemotherapy with intravenous dexamethasone/cisplatin/cytarabine (DHAP) with or without amifostine. Patients receive cisplatin IV over 3 hours followed by cytarabine IV for 2 doses. Patients also receive dexamethasone orally or IV. Treatment repeats every 3-4 weeks for 2-6 courses. Arm I: Patients receive amifostine IV over 15 minutes prior to all courses of DHAP, as a 15 minute infusion, beginning 30 minutes prior to cisplatin administration. Arm II: Patients do not receive amifostine. On day 3 of the last DHAP course, patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) until the last day of progenitor stem cell (PSC) mobilization. PSC transplant continues daily for 4-10 days. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients (20 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease requiring salvage chemotherapy Prior treatment with at least 3 courses of first line chemotherapy PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance Status: ECOG 0-2 Life Expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 40 mL/min Cardiovascular: No symptomatic congestive heart failure (class III or more as defined by American Heart Association) Electrolytes: Potassium at least 3.4 meq/L Magnesium at least 1.4 meq/L Other: Not pregnant or nursing PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior high dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant At least 3 courses of first line chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Christos E. Emmanouilides, MD
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 13, 2021

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