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Geriatric Assessment + Chemotherapy for Lymphoma

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Led By Paul Hamlin, MD
Research Sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Subjects must have pathologically confirmed NHL
Subjects must meet criteria for initiation of treatment based on aggressive or indolent histology with specific markers of large tumor burden, systemic symptoms, cytopenias, splenomegaly, serous effusion, orbital or epidural involvement, ureteral compression, or leukemic phase
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 3 years
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will test how well a self-administered assessment can predict toxicity in older patients with NHL receiving chemotherapy.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for people aged 60 or older with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma who need to start chemotherapy. They must be fluent in English, able to consent, and not have severe cognitive impairment. Those over 70 or with a performance status score ≤70 may join an additional part of the study if they haven't been treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests whether a self-administered geriatric assessment can predict treatment toxicity in older patients receiving chemo or chemoimmunotherapy. It includes a pilot study where some patients receive pre-phase therapy before standard treatments like R-CHOP.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Possible side effects include reactions related to rituximab infusion (which could range from mild to severe), complications from prednisone such as high blood sugar, infections due to immune system suppression, and other typical chemotherapy-related issues.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
My diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is confirmed by lab tests.
I need treatment for my cancer because it's spreading or causing symptoms.
I am 70 or older or have a low performance status, with untreated DLBCL, and plan to start specific chemotherapy.
I am 60 years old or older.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~3 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 3 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Toxicity Assessment

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Pre-Phase ArmExperimental Treatment3 Interventions
They will be treated with a single dose of rituximab 375mg/m2, once, by intravenous infusion 3-10 days prior to initiation of planned R-CHOP-like chemoimmunotherapy, and prednisone 50mg to 100 mg (preferred dose is 100mg) PO daily for 5-7 days (preferred duration is 7 days) of the 14 days prior to initiation of planned R-CHOP, R-EPOCH or R-CEPP chemoimmunotherapy. Pre-phase therapy may be given in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. After completion of a single course of pre-phase rituximab and prednisone as described above, further treatment will be according to the choice of the attending physician, in accordance with appropriate medical practice. It is expected, based on the inclusion criteria, that patients enrolled on the pre-phase arm will most often receive initial therapy consisting of R-CHOP, R-EPOCH or RCEPP chemoimmunotherapy for ≥ 2 cycles, but alternative therapies as deemed appropriate by the treating physician will not be considered violations of this protocol.
Group II: Geriatric Assessment (GA) only armExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Patients enrolled on the GA only arm of the study will be treated according to the choice of the attending physician. This arm of the study is non-therapeutic.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 3
Completed Phase 3

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
1,933 Previous Clinical Trials
585,419 Total Patients Enrolled
Paul Hamlin, MDPrincipal InvestigatorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1 Previous Clinical Trials
30 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Prednisone (Corticosteroid) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT01829958 — N/A
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Research Study Groups: Pre-Phase Arm, Geriatric Assessment (GA) only arm
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Clinical Trial 2023: Prednisone Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT01829958 — N/A
Prednisone (Corticosteroid) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT01829958 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What other experiments have been conducted regarding Geriatric Assessment?

"Currently, 651 clinical studies have been initiated to investigate Geriatric Assessment and 164 of them are in the Phase 3 stage. The most concentration is located around Duarte, California but there are many other sites performing trials related to this topic (26482)."

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How many research institutions are administering this experiment?

"This observational study is currently running at 8 locations, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen in Montvale and the neighbouring Uniondale and Commack sites. Additionally, 5 more medical centres are participating."

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Does this trial have capacity for additional participants?

"It appears that this clinical trial, which was introduced on April 1st 2013 and updated recently in March 2022, is no longer recruiting participants. However, there are an abundance of other medical studies actively accepting patients at this time - 2467 to be exact."

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What are the typical goals of Geriatric Assessment?

"Polyangium is generally treated with the Geriatric Assessment technique. In addition, this method has been found to be effective in managing ulcerative colitis, varicella-zoster virus acute retinal necrosis and brain related issues."

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How many participants have joined the experiment thus far?

"This particular research endeavour is no longer accepting applicants. The trial began on April 1st 2013 and its most recent update was on March 9th 2022. For those interested in other similar studies, 1816 trials are currently enrolling patients with lymphoma diffuse and 651 investigations need participants for Geriatric Assessments."

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~17 spots leftby Apr 2025