Phase II Study of Dolastatin 10 in Patients With Indolent Lymphoma, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Note: The information about this trial has not been updated by the sponsor/principal investigator/lead organization. cannot verify the accuracy of the information.

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Dolastatin 10 in Treating Patients With Indolent Lymphoma, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Note: The information about this trial has not been updated by the sponsor/principal investigator/lead organization. cannot verify the accuracy of the information.

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IITreatmentCompleted18 and overNCIVCC-9802
NCI-T98-0007, NCT00005579, T98-0007


  1. Estimate the efficacy of dolastatin 10 in patients with indolent lymphoma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  2. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxicities of dolastatin 10 in this patient population.
  3. Investigate the mechanism of action of dolastatin 10 in regards to apoptosis and effects of microtubules.

Entry Criteria

Disease Characteristics:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of indolent lymphoma as defined by International Working Formulation categories A-C or diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lymphoma must be stage III, IV, or recurrent (no primary CNS lymphoma or lymphomatous meningitis)
  • Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia must have at least one of the following:
    • IGM greater than 3,000 mg/dL
    • Hemoglobin less than 10.0 g/dL
    • Bone marrow involvement greater than 30% lymphocytes
    • At least 2 cm lymphadenopathy
    • Serum viscosity greater than 3.0
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia must be intermediate or high risk stages I-IV and have progressed on fludarabine therapy unless patient cannot tolerate fludarabine
    • Intermediate risk group must have at least one indication of active disease:
      • Presence of any one of the disease related B symptoms: 10% or more loss of body weight over the preceding 6 month period, extreme fatigue, fever above 100 degrees F without evidence of infection, or night sweats
      • Massive (greater than 6 cm below left costal margin) or progressive splenomegaly
      • Massive (greater than 10 cm in longest diameter) or progressive lymphadenopathy
      • Progressive lymphocytosis with an increase of 50% over a 2 month period or anticipated doubling time of less than 12 months
      • Evidence of progressive marrow failure as manifested by the development or worsening of anemia and/or thrombocytopenia
      • Autoimmune anemia and/or thrombocytopenia poorly responsive to corticosteroid therapy
  • Intolerance, relapse, or failure following prior fludarabine allowed
  • Measurable or evaluable disease
  • No untreated immediate life threatening tumor complications

Prior/Concurrent Therapy:

    Biologic therapy:

  • No prior autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplantation


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No more than 2 prior systemic regimens for treatment of lymphoma
  • No chemotherapy for treatment of any other prior malignancy
  • At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy and recovered
  • Prior fludarabine therapy allowed

    Endocrine therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Prior radiotherapy allowed (index lesion cannot be within prior radiotherapy field)


  • Recovered from prior surgery

Patient Characteristics:


  • 18 and over

    Performance status:

  • CALGB 0-2

    Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • WBC at least 4,000/mm3*
  • Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3*
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3*
  • Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL*

 [Note: *Unless documented bone marrow involvement]


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL


  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min


  • No prior malignancy except adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, well differentiated stage IA prostate cancer, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease free for five years
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

Expected Enrollment

A maximum of 74 patients will be accrued for this study over 15 months.


This is an open-label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by disease (chronic lymphocytic leukemia vs indolent lymphoma vs Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia).

All patients receive dolastatin 10 IV bolus every 3 weeks. Patients continue treatment until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient's withdrawal from the study.

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations

University of Vermont Cancer Center

Steven Grunberg, MD, Protocol chair
Ph: 802-656-5457

Registry Information

Official TitlePhase II Trial of Dolastin 10 in Indolent Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Trial Start Date1998-06-17
Registered in ClinicalTrials.govNCT00005579
Date Submitted to PDQ1998-06-11
Information Last Verified2002-11-21
NCI Grant/Contract NumberCA22435

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