Rituximab, Combination Chemotherapy, and 90-Yttrium Ibritumomab Tiuxetan for Patients With Stage I or II Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Trial ID or NCT#



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This phase II trial is studying how well giving rituximab together with combination chemotherapy and 90-Yttrium ibritumomab tiuxetan works in treating patients with stage I or stage II lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as prednisone, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and vincristine, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab and yttrium 90-Yttrium ibritumomab tiuxetan can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver radioactive cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining a monoclonal antibody with combination chemotherapy and a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody may kill more cancer cells.

Official Title

A Phase II Trial of R-CHOP Followed by Zevalin Radioimmunotherapy for Patients With Previously Untreated Stages I and II CD20+ Diffuse Large Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients must have histologically confirmed diagnosis of diffuse large cell lymphoma - Patients must be stage I or II (Modified Ann Arbor staging) - Baseline measurements and evaluations must be obtained within 4 weeks of registration to the study; abnormal PET scans will not constitute evaluable disease unless verified by CT scan or other appropriate imaging; patients must have at least one objective measurable disease parameter (a lesion with at least 1 dimension > 1.5 cm); or if they are stage 1 - Stage I patients must have at least one of the following risk factors: - Age >= 60 years - Bulky disease (>= 5 cm in at least one dimension) - Elevated Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) above institutional upper limit of normal - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status = 2 - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2 - Absolute neutrophil count >= 1500/mm^3 (includes neutrophils and bands) - Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3 - Creatinine < 2.0 mg/dl - Total bilirubin < 2 mg/dl (may be up to 3.0 mg/dl if due to liver involvement by lymphoma); patients with elevated total bilirubin should have a direct bilirubin checked; if the direct bilirubin is normal there is no need for a dose reduction - Patients must have left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of > 45% - Patients must be tested for hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen within 2 weeks of registration - NOTE: Patients who test positive will be allowed to participate but must be followed closely for clinical and laboratory signs of active HBV infection and for signs of hepatitis
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Prior chemotherapy, radiation therapy, radioimmunotherapy, or immunotherapy; a short course (=< 14 days prior to registration) of corticosteroids is allowed - Evidence of other malignancy: - Prior chemotherapy or prior radiation therapy for other malignancies - Currently receiving hormone therapy or chemotherapy for another malignancy even if the treatment is being provided in the adjuvant treatment setting, i.e. with no evidence of the original other malignancy - Adjuvant hormonal therapy must have been discontinued > 3 months before entering this study - Patients are eligible if they meet the following conditions: (a) treated carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix; (b) treated squamous cell or basal cell skin cancer; or (c) any other surgically cured malignancy from which the patient has been disease free for at least 3 years - Pregnant or breast feeding, as there would be radiation exposure to the fetus or child; a negative pregnancy test is required =< 1 week prior to registration for women of childbearing potential (WOCBP). Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to use an accepted and effective method of contraception - Known central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, testicular lymphoma, or vitreous lymphoma - Known HIV infection. The safety of Zevalin™ in this population has not been tested at this time - Serious coexisting medical condition or active infection which would compromise the ability to deliver standard R-CHOP chemotherapy - Evidence of myelodysplasia on bone marrow aspiration and biopsy


Ranjana Advani
Ranjana Advani
Lymphoma specialist, Hematologist-Oncologist
Saul A. Rosenberg, MD, Professor of Lymphoma
Harlan Pinto
Harlan Pinto
Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Sandra Horning
Michael L. Goris

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