HIGH DOSE CHEMORADIOTHERAPY WITH PERIPHERAL BLOOD PROGENITOR CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY REFRACTORY, RELAPSED AND POOR PROGNOSIS NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
- Determine the efficacy of mobilization using filgrastim (G-CSF) with or without
standard-dose ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide (ICE), conditioning using
ifosfamide and etoposide plus total body irradiation or high-dose ICE, and autologous
peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation as salvage therapy in patients with
refractory, recurrent, or poor prognosis non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Determine the efficacy of reinduction comprising ICE followed by autologous PBSC
transplantation in these patients.
- Determine the ability of standard-dose ICE combined with hematopoietic growth factors
to mobilize PBSC in these patients.
- Determine the contamination of PBSC by lymphoma cells in patients treated with this
- Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to disease status (relapsed vs refractory),
lymphoma grade (low vs intermediate vs high), number of extranodal sites, serum lactic
dehydrogenase, performance status, age, and volume of disease.
- Mobilization/harvest: Patients in first or greater complete remission (CR) are treated
on regimen A, whereas patients with recurrent or refractory disease are treated on
- Regimen A: Patients with poor prognosis intermediate-grade lymphoma (IGL) in first
CR or IGL or low-grade lymphoma (LGL) in second or greater CR receive mobilization
with filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously (SC) daily on days 1-7. Autologous
peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are harvested and selected for CD34+ cells on
days 5 and 6 (and day 7 if needed).
- Regimen B: Patients who are currently on the MSKCC standard dose salvage therapy
protocol with ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide (ICE) for recurrent or
refractory IGL receive additional mobilization with G-CSF after completion of the
last course of ICE. Patients with recurrent or refractory IGL, immunoblastic
lymphoma, or LGL who have not previously received ifosfamide and are not currently
on the MSKCC standard dose salvage protocol with ICE receive ifosfamide IV and
carboplatin on day 2 and etoposide IV on days 1-3 (standard-dose ICE) followed by
G-CSF SC. When blood counts recover, autologous PBSC are harvested and selected
for CD34+ cells.
- Regimens A and B: If additional hematopoietic growth factors (HGFs) become
available, they may be administered concurrently with G-CSF. If inadequate CD34+
cells are collected, then autologous bone marrow is harvested.
- Conditioning: Patients who are under age 60 and have not received dose-limiting
radiotherapy are treated on regimen C. Patients who are age 60 and over and patients
who are under age 60 and have received dose-limiting radiotherapy are treated on
- Regimen C: Patients undergo hyperfractionated total body irradiation twice a day
on days -10 to -7 and ifosfamide IV over 1 hour followed by etoposide IV over 23
hours on days -6 to -2.
- Regimen D: Patients receive ifosfamide IV over 1 hour, followed by etoposide IV
over 11 hours, followed by carboplatin IV over 1 hour, followed by etoposide IV
over 11 hours on days -7 to -3 (high-dose ICE).
- Regimens C and D: Patients with residual or relapsed disease may undergo boost
radiotherapy twice a day, 5 days a week, for 1-2 weeks before conditioning or
- Transplantation: PBSC or bone marrow is reinfused on day 0. Patients receive G-CSF SC
every 12 hours beginning on day 1 and continuing until blood counts recover. If
additional HGFs become available, they may be administered concurrently with G-CSF.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then at 6, 12, and 24 months after
Patients are followed at 1 and 3 months, every 3 months through year 2, every 4 months
through year 5, and then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 80 patients (20 for regimen A and 60 for regimen B) will be
accrued for this study.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Craig Moskowitz, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
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