Last updated on September 2009

Intensification Therapy of Mature B-ALL Burkitt and Burkitt Like and Other High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Adults


Brief description of study

All patients are treated according to the same therapy regimen. Therapy duration (number of cycles) and radiotherapy vary according to age group, stage and response. Chemotherapy consists of a pre-phase-treatment (for all patients) and varying A, B and C cycles. Therapy for Patients in the 18-55 Age Group - Patients in stages III-IV and all patients with mediastinal tumors or extranodal involvement are administered 6 cycles (A1, B1, A2, B2, A3, B3). - Chemotherapy is stopped after 4 cycles (A1, B1, A2, B2) for patients with stage I/ II if a clear CR has been achieved and there is initially no mediastinal or extranodal involvement. - In cases of refractory or progressive disease after 4 cycles, study therapy is stopped. These patients are to be given salvage therapy with subsequent stem cell transplantation. Therapy for Patients older than 55 years - The course corresponds to that of patients in the younger age group, but the regimen is dose reduced (A1*, B1*,A2*, B2*, A3*, B3*). Antibody therapy with anti-CD20 is to be administered on day 1 of each chemotherapy cycle (A, B). After end of chemotherapy (6 or 4 cycles) 2 more cycles of anti-CD 20 are to be administered to reach a total number of 8 resp. 6 cycles antibody therapy.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00797810

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Giovanni Martinelli, MD

Institute of Haematology "L. e A. Seragnoli"
Bologna, Italy
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