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Study Comparing R-mabHD and a Combination of ABVD in Hodgkin's Disease

Information source: American Scitech International
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Condition(s) targeted: Hodgkin's Disease

Intervention: R-mabHD (Drug); ABVD (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: American Scitech International

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Ratna Grewal, M.D., Study Chair, Affiliation: American Scitech International
Prem A Nandiwada, M.D., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Raritan Bay Medical Center


120 subjects with Hodgkin's disease will be randomly divided into two groups: Group I receiving R-mabHD and Group II receiving a combination of Adriamycin,Bleomycin,Vinblastine and Dacarbazine. R-mabHD will be given once a week for eight weeks in a row. The ABVD combination will be given once every other week for 12 treatments. The hypothesis is that intervention with R-mabHD will lead to a quicker remission of Hodgkin's disease than the intervention with a combination of ABVD.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase II Open Label, Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel Study Comparing the Efficacy of R-mabHD Alone and a Combination of Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine (ABVD)in Treating Patients With Hodgkin's Disease.

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: There will be a reduction in the size of the tumor after initiating treatment.

Secondary outcome: There will be an improvement in the general condition of the patient and it will be possible to estimate the event free survival rate.

Detailed description: The primary objective is to compare the efficacy of R-mabHD with a combination therapy of Adriamycin, Bleomycin,Vinblastine and Dacarbazine (ABVD) in bringing about remission of Hodgkin's lymphoma and reduction in tumor size. Primary Study Endpoint: Primary efficacy criterion is percentage of patients achieving a functional score of 1. Efficacy evaluation is based on assessment of functional score. At the end of six months, a functional assessment of the tumor will be undertaken to record the score as follows: Score 1: >/= 50% reduction in size of tumor Score 2: < 50% reduction in size of tumor. Secondary Study Endpoint: Additional secondary endpoint is the average time to achieve 50% reduction in size of tumor. 120 subjects with Hodgkin's Disease will be divided randomly into two groups. 60 subjects (Group I)will receive R-mabHD by intravenous infusion in a dose of 375mg/m2 once a week for eight weeks in a row. The other half (Group II) will receive a combination of intravenous Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine every other week for 12 treatments. Enrollment period will be three years and subjects from both genders will be accepted. Subjects should be between the ages of 18 and 65. No healthy volunteers will be accepted. Females who are nursing babies or are pregnant will be excluded from the study. Subjects will be evaluated every month for the first six months and then at one year and then at eighteen months after the baseline visit one.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 65 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Must sign an informed consent form 2. Must have histologically proven diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma 3. Both genders and age between 18 and 65 4. Must have adequate bone marrow reserve (ANC. 1500/mm3, Platelet>50,000/mm3) 5. Must have bidimensionally measureable disease 6. LVEF >50% by echocardiogram 7. Serum creatinine upto one fold 8. Serum bilirubin upto one fold 9. Hepatitis B surface antigen negative 10. Hodgkin's Disease patients who relapse after radiation therapy alone or surgical treatment alone or both,or previously untreated patients with stage II bulky, III and IV. Exclusion Criteria: 1. HIV positive 2. Pregnant women and women of child bearing age who are not practising adequate contraception 3. Severe pulmonary disease including COPD and asthma 4. Evidence of other malignancy except superficial nonmelanoma skin carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix 5. Nursing mothers 6. Uncontrolled active infection 7. concurrent prednisone or other systemic steroid therapy 8. Less than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy 9. Less than 30 days since prior investigational therapy.

Locations and Contacts

Raritan Bay Medical Center, Englishtown, New Jersey 07726, United States; Not yet recruiting
Prem A Nandiwada, M.D., Phone: 908-941-5480, Email: rgreywal@americanscitech.com
Ratna Grewal, M.D., Phone: 908-941-5480, Email: rgreywal@americanscitech.com
Additional Information

Starting date: July 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2011

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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