Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Hodgkin's Disease. Note: The information about this trial has not been updated by the sponsor/principal investigator/lead organization. Cancer.gov cannot verify the accuracy of the information.
|Phase III||Treatment||Closed||Not specified||MRC-UKLG-LY09|
I. Determine whether a four-drug anthracycline-based regimen or a seven-drug hybrid or eight-drug alternating regimen is the optimal treatment for patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease.
Histologically confirmed advanced Hodgkin's disease requiring systemic therapy Stage IA or IIA disease with bulky disease or more than three sites of involvement are also eligible
Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease Surgery: Not specified
Age: Not specified Performance status: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: No other active malignancy within 5 years HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception
Approximately 800 patients will be accrued for this study.
This is a randomized study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I (ABVD): Patients receive doxorubicin IV, bleomycin IV, vinblastine IV, and dacarbazine IV on days 1 and 15. Courses repeat every 4 weeks. Arm II (ChlVPP/PABLOE): Patients receive oral chlorambucil, procarbazine, and prednisolone on days 1-14; vinblastine IV on days 1 and 8; doxorubicin IV on day 29; vincristine IV and bleomycin IV on days 29 and 36; oral etoposide on days 29-31; and oral prednisolone again on days 29-38. Courses repeat every 7 weeks. OR (Hybrid - ChlVPP/EVA): Patients receive vincristine IV on day 1; oral etoposide on days 1-5; oral chlorambucil, procarbazine, and prednisolone on days 1-7; and doxorubicin IV and vinblastine IV on day 8. Courses repeat every 4 weeks. Patients in both arms receive up to 6-8 courses of treatment. Radiotherapy may be given to sites of previous bulk disease for patients in complete remission or uncertain remission. Patients who achieve partial remission may receive radiotherapy to residual disease sites. Patients who fail to respond, or have disease progression, may receive induction therapy followed by high-dose consolidation therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 5 years, and then annually for 5 years.Published Results
Johnson PW, Radford JA, Cullen MH, et al.: Comparison of ABVD and alternating or hybrid multidrug regimens for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma: results of the United Kingdom Lymphoma Group LY09 Trial (ISRCTN97144519). J Clin Oncol 23 (36): 9208-18, 2005.[PUBMED Abstract]
Trial Lead Organizations
Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit
|Barry Hancock, MD, Protocol chair|
|Official Title||A UKLG Randomised Trial of Initial Chemotherapy for Advanced Stage Hodgkins Disease|
|Trial Start Date||1998-06-05|
|Registered in ClinicalTrials.gov||NCT00003421|
|Date Submitted to PDQ||1998-07-09|
|Information Last Verified||2007-05-21|
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