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Seattle, Washington 98109


Purpose:

This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects and how well giving gemcitabine hydrochloride, carboplatin, dexamethasone, and rituximab together works in treating patients with previously treated lymphoid malignancies. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, carboplatin, and dexamethasone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) and giving monoclonal antibody therapy with chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the feasibility and safety of Gemcitabine/Carboplatin/Dexamethasone with or without Rituximab in previously treated lymphoid malignancies (rituximab will only be evaluated in CD20 positive malignancies). II. To determine the efficacy of the above regimen. III. To determine the ability to proceed to blood stem peripheral blood collection following the above regimens (the impact of above regimen on stem cell reserve). IV. To determine remission duration. OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups. GROUP I: CD20-NEGATIVE LYMPHOMAS GROUP II: CD20-POSITIVE LYMPHOMAS After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 3-4 weeks and then every 6 months for 5 years.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have relapsed or primary refractory lymphoid malignancy (including B-cell, T-cell, or Hodgkin's Disease) - Revised European American classification (REAL), or World Health Organization (WHO) classification of patients malignancies must be provided - Patients must have measurable disease defined as lesions that can be accurately measured in two dimensions by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), medical photograph (skin or oral lesion), plain x-ray, or other conventional technique and a greatest transverse diameter of 1 cm or greater; or palpable lesions with both diameters >= 2 cm; Note: CT scans remain the standard for evaluation of nodal disease - Patients must have a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy within 28 days of enrollment and no intervening anticancer therapy - Patients must have a CT of chest, abdomen, and pelvis within 28 days of enrollment; patients with evidence of adenopathy in the neck must have a CT of neck - Patients should not have evidence active central nervous system lymphoma - Patients must have a Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2 - Patients should have absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/uL; exception: patients with cytopenia thought to be due to disease in their bone marrow, that do not meet this criteria, may be enrolled on the protocol at the Study Chair's discretion - Patients should have platelets >= 100,000/uL; exception: patients with cytopenia thought to be due to disease in their bone marrow, that do not meet this criteria, may be enrolled on the protocol at the Study Chair's discretion - Serum bilirubin less than 2 times the upper limit of normal - Serum creatinine less than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal and creatinine clearance greater than 50/ mL per minute - Patients must have serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) performed within 14 days prior to treatment - All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and have given written consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines - Must anticipate that patient will complete at least 2 cycles of chemotherapy Exclusion Criteria: - Patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive - Pregnant or nursing women; men or women of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method - Patients with other prior malignancies except for adequately treated basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical cancer in situ, or other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years or greater unless approved by the Principal Investigator (PI) - Patients that are refractory (i.e., not responded or progressed within 6 months) to a carboplatin or cisplatin-based regimen or a gemcitabine-based regimen - Patients with active hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection or hepatitis - Patients that have other medical conditions that would contraindicate treatment with aggressive chemotherapy


NCT ID:

NCT00072514


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ajay Gopal
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Seattle, Washington 98109
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 12, 2017

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