Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Primary CNS Lymphoma
|Phase II||Treatment||Closed||over 18||NCI||RTOG-9310|
I. Assess the rate of tumor response to methotrexate/vincristine/procarbazine/dexamethasone administered prior to radiotherapy in patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma. II. Compare survival of these patients to historical controls treated with radiotherapy alone. III. Assess the long-term toxicity of this regimen. IV. Provide data for consideration of a randomized trial to compare chemotherapy alone vs. chemotherapy plus radiotherapy in an effort to reduce the morbidity of cranial irradiation.
Histologically proven non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the brain Registration within 4 weeks of histologic diagnosis required Patients with inconclusive biopsy or who are not candidates for brain biopsy eligible provided: Cranial CT or MRI indicates no leptomeningeal nonparenchymal lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is documented by CSF cytology or by vitreous or uveal biopsy Concurrent registration on protocol RTOG 9308 (tissue repository study) allowed
Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior cranial irradiation Surgery: Not specified
Age: Over 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 50%-100% Life expectancy: At least 8 weeks Hematopoietic: ANC at least 2,000 Platelets at least 100,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin no more than 2.0 mg/dL AST no more than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min/1.73 sqm Serum electrolytes normal Other: HIV negative No pre-existing immunodeficiency (e.g., prior renal transplant) No second malignancy within 5 years except: Basal cell carcinoma of the skin In situ cervical carcinoma No pregnant or nursing women
A total of 28 patients will be entered over approximately 10 months. As of 08/96, 40 additional patients will be entered over approximately 20 months.
Patients are sequentially treated on Regimens A, B, and C. The following acronyms are used: ARA-C Cytarabine, NSC-63878 CF Leucovorin calcium, NSC-3590 DM Dexamethasone, NSC-345211 MTX Methotrexate, NSC-740 PCB Procarbazine, NSC-77213 VCR Vincristine, NSC-67574 WBI Whole-Brain Irradiation Regimen A: 4-Drug Combination Chemotherapy plus CNS Therapy. DM; MTX/CF; VCR; PCB; plus IT MTX. Regimen B: Cranial Irradiation. WBI using Co60 or megavoltage equipment up to 10 MV photons. Regimen C: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. ARA-C.Published Results
Fisher B, Seiferheld W, Schultz C, et al.: Secondary analysis of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group study (RTOG) 9310: an intergroup phase II combined modality treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma. J Neurooncol 74 (2): 201-5, 2005.[PUBMED Abstract]
DeAngelis LM, Seiferheld W, Schold SC, et al.: Combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy for primary central nervous system lymphoma: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Study 93-10. J Clin Oncol 20 (24): 4643-8, 2002.[PUBMED Abstract]
Fisher BJ, Seiferheld W, Schultz C, et al.: Secondary analysis of RTOG 9310: an intergroup phase II combined modality treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma with chemotherapy and hyperfractionated radiotherapy. [Abstract] Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51(3 suppl 1): A-302, 166, 2001.
DeAngelis L, Seiferheld W, Schold S, et al.: Combined modality treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL): RTOG 93-10.. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 18: 537A, 140a, 1999.Related Publications
Schultz C, Scott C, DeAngelis L, et al.: Radiation therapy (RT) alone vs. pre-RT chemotherapy (CTX) for the treatment of primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL): age matched survival analysis of RTOG 83-15 and RTOG 93-10. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 19: A617, 2000.
Trial Lead Organizations
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
|Lisa DeAngelis, MD, Protocol chair|
Southwest Oncology Group
|Alan Lichtin, MD, Protocol chair|
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