Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Clinical Trial

UCN-01 and Fludarabine in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Lymphoma or Leukemia

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining UCN-01 with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of fludarabine when given with UCN-01 in treating patients with recurrent or refractory low-grade lymphoma or leukemia.

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OBJECTIVES:

Determine the maximum tolerated dose and toxic effects of fludarabine when administered with UCN-01 in patients with recurrent or refractory low-grade or indolent lymphoid malignancies.
Determine, preliminarily, the activity of this treatment regimen in these patients.
Assess the pharmacokinetics of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of fludarabine.

Patients receive UCN-01 IV over 72 hours on days 1-3 alone during course 1 and over 36 hours on days 1-2 during courses 2-7. Patients also receive fludarabine IV over 30 minutes beginning on day 1 and continuing for up to 5 days during courses 2-7. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of fludarabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

Patients are followed every 2 months for 6 months, every 3 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Eligibility Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

Histologically confirmed recurrent or refractory low-grade or indolent lymphoid malignancies requiring systemic therapy, including the following:

Grade I or II follicular small cleaved cell lymphoma
Small lymphocytic lymphoma/leukemia subtypes (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
Mantle cell lymphoma
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
Lymphoplasmacytoid
Marginal zone (nodal, extranodal, or splenic subtypes)
Hairy cell leukemia

Transformed indolent subtypes allowed provided 1 of the following criteria are met:

Previously treated with a doxorubicin-containing regimen
No rapidly progressing disease that threatens vital functions
Measurable disease
No active leptomeningeal or parenchymal CNS lymphoma NOTE: A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

18 and over

Performance status:

Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

Not specified

Hematopoietic:

Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm^3
Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3
No active Coomb's-positive hemolytic anemia

Hepatic:

Total bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL (unless elevation is due to Gilbert's disease and direct bilirubin is normal)

Renal:

Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL OR
Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min

Cardiovascular:

No angina
No congestive heart failure
No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months

Other:

Not pregnant or nursing
Negative pregnancy test
Fertile patients must use effective contraception
HIV negative
No insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

Not specified

Chemotherapy:

See Disease Characteristics
More than 3 weeks since prior systemic chemotherapy and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

More than 3 weeks since prior systemic steroid therapy and recovered

Radiotherapy:

Not specified

Surgery:

Not specified

Study is for people with:

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Phase:

Phase 1

Study ID:

NCT00019838

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Studies Support
Bethesda Maryland, 20892, United States
NCI - Center for Cancer Research
Bethesda Maryland, 20892, United States

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Study is for people with:

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Phase:

Phase 1

Study ID:

NCT00019838

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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