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Chicago, Illinois 60611


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage cancer cells. 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 I trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and response to high dose chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell support in patients with recurrent or refractory Hodgkin's disease. II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of etoposide when combined with carboplatin and cyclophosphamide in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of etoposide. Patients undergo total nodal radiotherapy twice a day on days -35 to -31, -28 to -24, and then radiotherapy boost once a day on days -21 to -17. Patients then receive etoposide IV continuously and carboplatin IV continuously on days -6 to -4 and cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -3 and -2. Autologous peripheral blood stem cells are infused on day 0. Patients who have received prior extensive radiation (at least 2000 cGy to any site) only receive chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell infusion. Cohorts of 4-8 patients receive escalating doses of etoposide until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 1 of 4 or 2 of 8 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients are followed every 1-3 months for 2 years, then every 3 months until death. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 4 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven Hodgkin's disease Refractory to standard therapy OR Relapsed following initial complete remission Measurable or evaluable disease Hepatic involvement must be histologically proven to be considered sole area of measurable disease If referred following successful induction therapy, measurable or evaluable disease not required No CNS disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Physiologic 65 or under Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 2 months Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: No active heart disease No congestive heart failure No myocardial infarction in the past 3 months No significant arrhythmia requiring medication Ejection fraction normal Pulmonary: No significant nonneoplastic pulmonary disease No chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Diffusing capacity at least 50% predicted OR FEV1 and/or FVC at least 75% predicted (unless due to Hodgkin's disease) Other: Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test No active serious medical condition that would preclude chemotherapy HIV negative No clinical evidence of AIDS PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Leo I. Gordon, MD
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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