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Baltimore, Maryland 21201


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of peripheral stem cell transplantation plus combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the complete and partial response rates to treatment with peripheral blood stem cell supported high dose carmustine and melphalan followed by consolidation therapy with dexamethasone/cyclophosphamide/etoposide/cisplatin (DCEP) and dexamethasone, paclitaxel, and cisplatin in patients with poor prognosis low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia and no greater than 12 months of prior standard therapy. II. Evaluate the incidence of early deaths (less than 60 days posttransplant) in comparison with historical experience in this patient population. III. Evaluate the toxicity of posttransplantation chemotherapy with DCEP and dexamethasone, paclitaxel, and cisplatin in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive carmustine IV over 2 hours on day -2 and melphalan IV on day -1 followed by peripheral blood stem cell infusion on day 0. At 3 months and 9 months after completion of autologous transplantation, patients receive cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin by continuous IV infusion for 4 days plus dexamethasone orally every day for 4 days. At 6 and 12 months after completion of autologous transplantation, patients receive dexamethasone orally every day for 4 days, paclitaxel continuous IV infusion over 6 hours on day 2, and cisplatin continuous IV infusion over 24 hours on day 3. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 12-35 patients accrued into this study over 1-2.5 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed low grade follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia with no greater than 12 months of prior standard therapy Follicular lymphoma Must have poor prognosis disease defined as any of the following: Any nodal or extranodal tumor mass with a diameter more than 7 cm Involvement of at least 3 nodal sites, each of which has a diameter greater than 3 cm Systemic symptoms Substantial splenic involvement no greater than 5 cm below left costal margin Serous effusions (ascites, pleural or pericardial effusions) Orbital or epidural involvement Ureteral compression Leukemia presentation (at least 500/microliter) Increased LDH level Greater than 20% bone marrow involvement Mantle cell lymphoma No mantle zone morphology Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Must have either anemia (hemoglobin less than 10 g/dL), thrombocytopenia (less than 100,000/mm3), cytogenetic abnormalities including +12 and 11q, elevated LDH levels, labeling index at least 2%, systemic symptoms, or hepatosplenomegaly No active CNS disease A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology. PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 70 Performance status: SWOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: At least 4,000/g CD34+ peripheral blood stem cells available See Disease Characteristics Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases no greater than 4 times upper limit of normal No active chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 50% Pulmonary: FEV1, FVC, and DLCO at least 50% of predicted Other: HIV negative No active infection requiring intravenous antibiotics Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Prior corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior local radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Barry R. Meisenberg, MD
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21201
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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