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Denver, Colorado 80217


Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining thalidomide with interferon alfa in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Thalidomide may stop the growth of cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor. Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of cancer cells. Combining thalidomide with interferon alfa may kill more tumor cells

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of interferon alfa and thalidomide, in terms of response rate, time to progression, and overall survival, in patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. II. Determine the quantitative and qualitative toxic effects of this regimen in this patient population. III. Correlate ancillary biological studies with clinical endpoints in these patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: Patients receive interferon alfa subcutaneously every 12 hours and oral thalidomide daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 6 months until disease progression.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed relapsed or refractory low-grade follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) - WHO grade 1 or 2 - Failure to achieve a complete or partial remission after prior treatment regimen - Relapse or disease progression within 30 days after prior treatment regimen - No histologic transformation to aggressive NHL or areas of diffuse NHL - At least 1 measurable lesion by CT scan, MRI, or chest x-ray - Tissue in the form of tissue blocks available - No brain metastasis or primary brain tumors - Performance status - ECOG 0-1 - More than 3 months - Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3 - Hemoglobin greater than 8.5 g/dL - Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL - SGOT/SGPT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal - PT (or INR)/PTT normal or not clinically significant - No preexisting liver disease - Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL - Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min - No uncompensated coronary artery disease - No myocardial infarction or severe/unstable angina within the past 6 months - No active infection - No prior gastrointestinal disorder that would interfere with thalidomide absorption - No preexisting autoimmune disease - No medical, psychological, or social problem that would preclude study participation - No uncontrolled or untreated depression - No emotional disorder or substance abuse - No prior seizures or potential risk factors for development of seizures - HIV negative - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test at baseline, weekly for 4 weeks, and then every 2-4 weeks thereafter while on study - Fertile female patients must use 1 highly active method and 1 additional effective method of contraception for 4 weeks before, during, and for 4 weeks after study - Fertile male patients must use effective barrier contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation - No more than 1 prior course of unconjugated monoclonal antibody therapy - No prior conjugated monoclonal antibody (radiolabeled or immunotoxin) therapy - No prior interferon alfa - No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors or other cytokines - No concurrent monoclonal antibodies - No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens (single agent or combination) - At least 28 days since prior chemotherapy - No concurrent chemotherapy - At least 28 days since prior corticosteroid therapy - Prior or concurrent megestrol allowed - No concurrent corticosteroids - No concurrent hormonal therapy - Prior palliative radiotherapy to nontarget lesions allowed - No prior radiotherapy to all sites of measurable disease - No prior extensive radiotherapy to more than 20% of bone marrow - No concurrent palliative radiotherapy - At least 14 days since prior major surgery - No prior major upper gastrointestinal surgery - No other concurrent cytotoxic agents - No other concurrent investigational therapy - No other concurrent anticancer therapy



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
John Sweetenham
University of Colorado, Denver

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Location Contact:

Denver, Colorado 80217
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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