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New York, New York 10032


Purpose:

Lay abstract: Study Purpose With contemporary combined modality therapy the expected longterm survival of children and adolescents with Hodgkin's disease (HD) is exceedingly high. Thus, the emphasis for future therapeutic interventions must include attention to the late effects of therapy. The development of cardiovascular disease as a late effect of radiation therapy has been well described and documented. Our recent pilot study of child and young adult HD survivors revealed significant subclinical atherosclerosis as evidenced by increased Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) compared to controls. The higher CIMT values were positively associated with increasing age, total cholesterol, LDLcholesterol and diastolic BP. This finding was present in children and young adults who had received no or low dose radiation suggesting that chemotherapy or the disease process itself contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and risk for cardiovascular disease. Numerous studies have shown HMG CoA reductase inhibitors ("statins") to be effective in reducing the progression of atherosclerosis in adults. These agents have been studied in children and young adults for over a decade. The primary aim of this study is: To obtain pilot safety data on the use of simvastatin in young adults treated for HD. The secondary aims of this study are: To obtain pilot data on the effect of simvastatin on subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis as measured by Carotid Artery IMT in young adults treated for HD. To obtain pilot data on the effect of simvastatin on markers of inflammation measured in the serum of young adults treated for HD. To obtain pilot data to serve as the basis for the development of a multicenter randomized study for the use of simvastatin in survivors of HD.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - At least three years from completion of treatment for Hodgkin's Disease - Age 18- 35 - Ability to complete self report questionnaires in either English or Spanish - Willingness of patient, or parent/guardian if patient less than 18 years of age to sign consent to participate in study - Willingness of patient to sign assent if greater than 7 years of age and less than 18 years Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant or breast feeding - Tanner Stage 1 - Currently taking cyclosporine, niacin, antiretrovirals, macrolide antibiotic, azole antifungal - Liver enzymes greater than 1.5 times the upper level of normal - Creatine Kinase greater than 2 times the upper level of normal - Use of estrogen containing contraceptive


NCT ID:

NCT00746603


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Levine, MD
Columbia Univeristy Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10032
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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