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Cyclophosphamide, Rituximab, and Either Prednisone or Methylprednisolone in Treating Patients With Lymphoproliferative Disease After Solid Organ Transplantation

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as cyclophosphamide, prednisone, and methylprednisolone use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining cyclophosphamide and either prednisone or methylprednisolone with rituximab may be effective in treating lymphoproliferative disease following organ transplantation.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining cyclophosphamide and either prednisone or methylprednisolone with rituximab in treating patients who have Epstein-Barr virus-positive lymphoproliferative disease following organ transplantation.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Children's Oncology Group

Collaborator: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Biological: rituximab
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: methylprednisolone
  • Drug: prednisone

Phase:

Phase 2

Eligibility


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

   - Histologically confirmed post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD)

      - Presents with 1 of the following:

         - Fulminant PTLD (F-PTLD)

            - Fever greater than 38°C

            - Hypotensive (for age)

            - Evidence of multiple organ involvement/failure, including at least 2 of
            the following:

               - Marrow (including pancytopenia without detectable B-cell
               proliferation)

               - Liver (coagulopathy, transaminitis, and/or hyperbilirubinemia)

               - Lungs (interstitial pneumonitis with or without pleural effusions)

               - Gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage

         - Non-fulminant PTLD (NF-PTLD)

            - Does not meet the above F-PTLD criteria

            - Considered medically refractory to reduced immune suppression (50% or
            more reduction of immunosuppression) for at least 1 week

   - CD20 positive AND Epstein-Barr virus positive

   - Must have received prior solid organ transplantation

   - Must have residual disease after biopsy and/or surgery

   - No PTLD central nervous system (CNS) disease, defined as positive cytology and/or
   radiographic evidence

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

   - Under 31

Performance status

   - Not specified

Life expectancy

   - NF-PTLD patients:

      - At least 8 weeks

Hematopoietic

   - See Disease Characteristics

Hepatic

   - See Disease Characteristics

Renal

   - Not specified

Pulmonary

   - See Disease Characteristics

Other

   - Not pregnant or nursing

   - Fertile patients must use effective contraception

   - HIV negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

   - More than 1 month since prior rituximab

Chemotherapy

   - More than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered

Endocrine therapy

   - Not specified

Radiotherapy

   - Not specified

Surgery

   - See Disease Characteristics

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - 30 Years

Genders Eligible for Study

All

Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Min Wang
6507364281
Not Recruiting