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Titles & IDs
Public title
R-ICE Versus R-DHAP in Patients Aged 18-65 With Relapse Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Scientific title
Randomized Study of ICE Plus RITUXIMAB Versus DHAP Plus Rituximab in Previously Treated Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Followed by Randomized Maintenance With Rituximab
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Diffuse 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lymphoma (non Hodgkin's lymphoma) - High grade lymphoma
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lymphoma (non Hodgkin's lymphoma) - Low grade lymphoma

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Rituximab
Treatment: Drugs - Etoposide
Treatment: Drugs - Carboplatine
Treatment: Drugs - Ifosfamide + Mesna
Treatment: Drugs - Cisplatine
Treatment: Drugs - Cytosine Arabinoside
Treatment: Drugs - Dexamethasone
Treatment: Surgery - Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Treatment: Drugs - BCNU
Treatment: Drugs - Etoposide
Treatment: Drugs - Cytarabine
Treatment: Drugs - Melphalan

Experimental: R-ICE - R-ICE + R-BEAM /ASCT Rituximab, Etoposide, Carboplatine, Ifosfamide + Mesna BCNU, Etoposide, Cytarabine, Melphalan Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Experimental: R-DHAP - R-DHAP + R-BEAM /ASCT Rituximab, Cisplatine, Cytosine Arabinoside, Dexamethasone BCNU, Etoposide, Cytarabine, Melphalan Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Treatment: Drugs: Rituximab
375 mg/m² D-2/D1

Treatment: Drugs: Etoposide
100 mg/m² D1-D2-D3

Treatment: Drugs: Carboplatine
max 800mg D2

Treatment: Drugs: Ifosfamide + Mesna
5 g/m² from D2 to D13

Treatment: Drugs: Cisplatine
100 mg/m² from D1 to D13

Treatment: Drugs: Cytosine Arabinoside
2000 mg/m²/12 h D2 D3

Treatment: Drugs: Dexamethasone
40 mg From D1 to D4

Treatment: Surgery: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Treatment: Drugs: BCNU
300mg/m² on D-6

Treatment: Drugs: Etoposide
200 mg/m² from D-6 to D-3

Treatment: Drugs: Cytarabine
100 mg/m² from D-6 to D-3

Treatment: Drugs: Melphalan
140 mg/m² on D-2

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Treatment: Drugs
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Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

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MARR (mobilization adjusted response rate)
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3 months
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EFS (event free survival)
Timepoint [2] 0 0
2 years post transplantation
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Progression rate
Timepoint [1] 0 0
2 years post transplantation
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Overall survival
Timepoint [2] 0 0
2 years post transplantation
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Duration of response
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2 years post transplantation

Key inclusion criteria
- Patients with CD20-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Disease must be
histologically proven in case of relapse or partial response.

- Aged 18 to 65 years

- First relapse after complete remission (CR), less than partial remission (PR) or
partial response to first line treatment not achieving documented or confirmed
complete remission.

- Eligible for transplant

- Previously treated with chemotherapy regimen containing anthracyclines with or without

- ECOG performance status 0 to 2.

- Minimum life expectancy of 3 months.

- Signed written informed consent prior to randomization.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
65 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Burkitt, mantle-cell and T-cell lymphoma.

- CD20-negative diffuse large cell lymphoma

- Documented infection with HIV and hepatitis B virus [HBV] (in the absence of

- Central nervous system or meningeal involvement by lymphoma.

- Not previously treated with anthracycline-containing regimens

- Prior transplantation

- Contra-indication to any drug contained in the chemotherapy regimens.

- Any serious active disease or co-morbid condition (according to the investigator's
decision and information provided in the Investigational Drug Brochure [IDB]).

- Poor renal function (creatinine level > 150µmol/l or 1.5-2.0 x upper limit of normal
[ULN]); poor hepatic function (total bilirubin level > 30mmol/l [> 1.5 x ULN],
transaminases > 2.5 maximum normal level) unless these abnormalities are related to
the lymphoma; poor bone marrow reserve as defined by neutrophils < 1.5G/l or platelets
< 100G/l, unless related to bone marrow infiltration.

- Any history of cancer during the last 5 years with the exception of non-melanoma skin
tumors or stage 0 (in situ) cervical carcinoma.

- Treatment with any investigational drug within 30 days before planned first cycle of
chemotherapy and during the study.

- Pregnant women

- Adult patients unable to provide informed consent because of intellectual impairment.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Australian leukemia and lymphoma group - Sydney
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
- Sydney
Recruitment outside Australia
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United States of America
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New York
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United Kingdom
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Lymphoma Study Association

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of induction
therapy R-ICE in comparison to R-DHAP after 3 cycles adjusted to successful mobilization of
stem cells in patients with previously treated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma CD20.

The goal is to detect a difference in mobilization adjusted response rate of 15% between

The other objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MabThera maintenance therapy
after transplantation as measured by the event free survival.

The goal is to obtain a 15% increase of event free survival at 2 years.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Blay J, Gomez F, Sebban C, Bachelot T, Biron P, Guglielmi C, Hagenbeek A, Somers R, Chauvin F, Philip T. The International Prognostic Index correlates to survival in patients with aggressive lymphoma in relapse: analysis of the PARMA trial. Parma Group. Blood. 1998 Nov 15;92(10):3562-8.
Kewalramani T, Zelenetz AD, Nimer SD, Portlock C, Straus D, Noy A, O'Connor O, Filippa DA, Teruya-Feldstein J, Gencarelli A, Qin J, Waxman A, Yahalom J, Moskowitz CH. Rituximab and ICE as second-line therapy before autologous stem cell transplantation for relapsed or primary refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Blood. 2004 May 15;103(10):3684-8. Epub 2004 Jan 22.
Coiffier B, Lepage E, Briere J, Herbrecht R, Tilly H, Bouabdallah R, Morel P, Van Den Neste E, Salles G, Gaulard P, Reyes F, Lederlin P, Gisselbrecht C. CHOP chemotherapy plus rituximab compared with CHOP alone in elderly patients with diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jan 24;346(4):235-42.
Guglielmi C, Gomez F, Philip T, Hagenbeek A, Martelli M, Sebban C, Milpied N, Bron D, Cahn JY, Somers R, Sonneveld P, Gisselbrecht C, Van Der Lelie H, Chauvin F. Time to relapse has prognostic value in patients with aggressive lymphoma enrolled onto the Parma trial. J Clin Oncol. 1998 Oct;16(10):3264-9.
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Christian Gisselbrecht
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Lymphoma Study Association
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