Houston, Texas 77030

  • Recurrent Grade 2


Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of 506U78 in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or T-cell lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate, failure-free survival, and progression-free survival of patients with recurrent or refractory indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma when treated with 506U78. II. Assess the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of this treatment in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive 506U78 IV over 2 hours on days 1, 3, and 5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with relapsed or refractory indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma - Indolent B-cell lymphoma will include Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma small lymphocytic lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and follicular small cleaved-cell or mixed cell lymphoma; patients with prior or concurrent evidence of transformation to large cell lymphoma or with follicular large cell lymphoma are ineligible - Peripheral T-cell lymphoma will include all entities described in the REAL classification; patients with B-cell ALCL are ineligible; patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and all its variants and/or histologic transformation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma are not eligible for this protocol, because they will be instead eligible for a separate protocol - Relapsed peripheral T-cell lymphomas include all those achieving and maintaining a complete or partial response during initial therapy; refractory includes those achieving all other responses during initial therapy; since the response rate of indolent B-cell lymphomas to up-front therapy exceeds 90% this distinction is not meaningful there - No more than 2 prior chemotherapy and one prior immunotherapy regimens; if chemoimmunotherapy was used, the limit will be 3 prior regimens - Performance status =< 2 Zubrod - Staging work-up within 3 weeks and bidimensionally measurable disease - No anti-cancer treatment within the past three weeks - ANC >= 1,000/ul; may be included if in the judgment of the study chairman lower counts are explained by marrow or splenic involvement by lymphoma - Platelets >= 100,000/ul; may be included if in the judgment of the study chairman lower counts are explained by marrow or splenic involvement by lymphoma - Bilirubin =< 1.5 x normal - SGPT =< 2.5 x normal values - Estimated endogenous creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min - HIV negative; the patients are excluded because the expected opportunistic infections will render study toxicity difficult to interpret; in addition the possible effects of 506U78 on CD4 cells may be dangerous to these patients; furthermore, indolent B-cell lymphomas and aggressive peripheral T-cell lymphomas are extremely rare in the setting of HIV infection - No active CNS disease - No other malignancy within the last 5 years, except basal cell carcinoma of the skin or in-situ cervical carcinoma treated with curative intent - Females must not be pregnant or breast feeding and must be practicing adequate contraception; this is because 506U78 may be harmful to the developing fetus and nursing newborn or infant - No preexisting sensory or motor neuropathy of grade ≥ 2, no history of seizures - No prior stem cell or bone marrow transplantation; no prior 506U78 - All patients, including women or members of a minority that fulfill criteria for study entry will be eligible for treatment; no one fulfilling all these criteria for entry will be denied treatment solely on the basis of sex or minority status - Patients with medical, psychiatric, or social conditions that make compliance with treatment or follow-up unlikely are not eligible - No history of symptomatic cardiac dysfunction or pericardial effusion



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Principal Investigator
Andre Goy
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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